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NPR/TED Staff appears in the following:

How Did Endurance Help Early Humans Survive?

Friday, November 20, 2015

Christopher McDougall explores the mysteries of the human instinct to run. How did endurance help early humans survive — and what urges from our ancient ancestors spur us on today?

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How Can You See Without Seeing?

Friday, November 20, 2015

Daniel Kish has been blind since he was 13 months old, but has learned to "see" using a form of echolocation.

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What Is A 'Whitopia' — And What Might It Mean To Live There?

Friday, November 20, 2015

As America becomes more multicultural, Rich Benjamin noticed a phenomenon: some communities are actually becoming less diverse. So he got out a map, found the whitest towns in the USA and moved in.

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How Did A Mishap Lead To An Artist's Best Work?

Friday, November 20, 2015

Sculptor Janet Echelman found her voice as an artist when her paints went missing — which forced her to look to an unorthodox new art material.

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Is There A Healthy Way To Think About Depression?

Friday, November 06, 2015

Writer and psychologist Andrew Solomon explains how the more he talked about his depression, the more others wanted to tell their own stories.

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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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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 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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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