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NPR/TED Staff appears in the following:

Why Is It So Hard To Talk About Depression?

Friday, November 06, 2015

Writer and psychologist Andrew Solomon describes how he hid from — and eventually confronted — his own serious depression.

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How Do Stereotypes Of Mental Health Affect Us?

Friday, November 06, 2015

Twenty-three-year-old Alix Generous describes her years-long journey through misdiagnosis in the mental health system and how it affected her sense of confidence and self-worth.

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What Can Fruit Flies Tell Us About Human Emotions?

Friday, November 06, 2015

Neurobiologist David Anderson explains why psychiatric drugs don't always work, and how researchers are working to find targeted forms of treatment — including his own experiments with fruit flies.

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Is It Possible To Put A Band-Aid On A Bad Feeling?

Friday, November 06, 2015

Psychologist Guy Winch makes the case for practicing emotional hygiene — taking care of our emotions with the same diligence we take care of our bodies.

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How Did The World Wide Web Start?

Friday, October 23, 2015

In the 1980s, scientists in Switzerland were asking how they could share and collaborate on massive, complex projects. Sir Tim Berners-Lee answered by inventing the World Wide Web.

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Could We Open Source Democracy?

Friday, October 23, 2015

Pia Mancini wants to upgrade democracy with the help of open source technology.

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Can Open Source Be Traced To The 17th-Century?

Friday, October 23, 2015

New media expert Clay Shirky explains how the ideas behind open source have been used for centuries: from the Enlightenment to the digital era.

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How Can You Open Source Building Your House?

Friday, October 23, 2015

Instead of architects creating buildings only for those who can afford to commission them, what if anyone could design and build their own houses? Designer Alastair Parvin says it's possible.

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How Can We Open Source Exploring Our Oceans?

Friday, October 23, 2015

David Lang became an amateur oceanographer by getting a network of ocean lovers to team up and build open source, low-cost underwater explorers.

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How Do You Break Into an Industry While Breaking All the Rules?

Friday, October 02, 2015

What's in a name? For tech entrepreneur Dame Stephanie Shirley, bidding contracts under the name "Steve" enabled her to launch and grow a freelance software company with a virtually all-female staff.

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What Pushes Us To Work Hard — Even When We Don't Have To?

Friday, October 02, 2015

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely says we work hard not because we have to, but because we want to. He examines the intrinsic values we need to feel motivated to work.

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How Can A Monotonous Job Be Meaningful?

Friday, October 02, 2015

Psychologist Barry Schwartz says our current thinking about work focuses too much on paychecks and too little on ways we can find fulfillment — even in jobs many might consider mundane.

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Is The Professional Pecking Order Doing More Harm Than Good?

Friday, October 02, 2015

Drawing from an experiment with chickens, entrepreneur Margaret Heffernan explains how our cultural obsession with individual success is threatening our potential for collaboration and productivity.

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What Can Companies Predict From Your Digital Trail?

Friday, September 18, 2015

Do you like curly fries? Have you Liked them on Facebook? You might be sharing more information than you realize, says computer scientist Jennifer Golbeck.

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Why Build A Virtual World?

Friday, September 18, 2015

Why build a virtual world? Philip Rosedale talks about the virtual civilization world he created, Second Life, and how virtual reality might only get better — and more integral to our lives.

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After You Die, What Happens To The Digital You?

Friday, September 18, 2015

Many of us have a second self, a virtual personality composed of posts and tweets stored in the cloud. Adam Ostrow asks: What happens to that personality after you die?

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How Can Our Real Lives Be Ruined By Our Digital Ones?

Friday, September 18, 2015

Writer Jon Ronson says Internet commenters can behave like a mob — and believes it's time to rethink how we interact when we go online.

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How Do Our Screens Distort Our Sense of Time?

Friday, September 18, 2015

After Hurricane Sandy hit Manhattan, writer Abha Dawesar watched people scrounging for outlets to charge phones. She wondered: Do we miss out on what's real when we dive into our digital lives?

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From Our Listeners: Screen Stories

Friday, September 18, 2015

As part of our episode about screens, we asked listeners to send us stories of a time when their digital lives affected their real ones. Here are some of our favorites.

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What Happens When We Step Inside The Screen?

Friday, September 11, 2015

Filmmaker Chris Milk uses cutting-edge technology to create a film experience that immerses the viewer. He explains how virtual reality has allowed him to create the "ultimate empathy machine."

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