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NPR/TED Staff

NPR/TED Staff appears in the following:

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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How Are Our Screens Changing Us Now?

Friday, September 11, 2015

Host Guy Raz raises the curtain on a special two-part TED Radio Hour episode, exploring an uneasy moment in our evolution when we are becoming more and more dependent on our screens.

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Are Our Devices Turning Us Into A New Kind Of Human?

Friday, September 11, 2015

Anthropologist Amber Case says our technology is changing us into cyborgs. She argues we have become a screen-staring, button-clicking new version of Homo sapiens.

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How Are Screens Changing The Face Of War?

Friday, September 11, 2015

Today airstrikes involve generals dictating — and soldiers carrying out — orders behind screens. Strategist P.W. Singer describes how screens have complicated the nature of war.

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When It Comes To Kids, Is All Screen Time Equal?

Friday, September 11, 2015

Pediatrician Dimitri Christakis explains how different forms of screen time affects kids and their ability to learn and develop.

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Will Our Screens Soon Be Able To Read Our Emotions?

Friday, September 11, 2015

Despite their powerful computing capability, our screens have no way of knowing how we feel. Computer scientist Rana el Kaliouby says that's about to change.

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How Did A Simple Challenge Become A Worldwide Phenomenon?

Friday, August 14, 2015

The 2014 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was one of the fastest fundraising efforts in history. Nancy Frates recounts how her love for her son Pete plunged her into leading a worldwide awareness campaign.

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When It Comes Time For 'The Talk,' Are All Parents Amateurs?

Friday, August 14, 2015

Actor and writer Julia Sweeney says parenting has always made her feel like an amateur — but especially when her 8-year-old started asking some smart questions about animal reproduction.

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What Does It Take To Produce Nuclear Fusion — In Your Garage?

Friday, August 14, 2015

Taylor Wilson is a self-taught nuclear physicist who sees every obstacle as a challenge. He describes how — at age 14 — he built a working nuclear fusion reactor in his garage.

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What's The Best Way To Achieve A New Goal?

Friday, August 14, 2015

After setting a new personal goal, often your first instinct is to tell someone. But entrepreneur Derek Sivers says you're better off keeping it to yourself.

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How Does A Year Of Following Biblical Rules Change You?

Friday, August 14, 2015

Author and journalist A.J. Jacobs has made a career of being an amateur. He talks about the year he spent living biblically — following the rules in the Bible as literally as possible.

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