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NPR/TED Staff appears in the following:

How Do You Make New York's Mean Streets A Little Nicer?

Friday, June 06, 2014

Former New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan says cities can tackle the challenges of tomorrow by completely re-imagining our streets today.

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Can The Sun Fuel A Flight Around The World?

Friday, June 06, 2014

Explorer Bertrand Piccard explains why he's aiming to carry out an unprecedented mission: to circle the planet in a solar-powered airplane.

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How Does Henry Ford's Great-Grandson Envision The Future?

Friday, June 06, 2014

Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford describes how we can create a green future of smart roads and smart cars.

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If We Want to Live In Cities, Will We Have To Share Cars?

Friday, June 06, 2014

Zipcar co-founder Robin Chase makes the case for car-sharing as the solution to global gridlock.

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Is Space Tourism Finally About To Take Off?

Friday, June 06, 2014

Entrepreneur Richard Branson shares his vision for private, commercial space travel.

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Should We Be Afraid Of Death?

Friday, May 23, 2014

Philosopher Stephen Cave delves into the simple question: Why are human beings afraid to die?

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How Do You Deal With Fear Versus Danger?

Friday, May 23, 2014

Astronaut and retired colonel Chris Hadfield discusses how to prepare your mind for the unexpected, and the worst.

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What's The Difference Between Rational and Irrational Fears?

Friday, May 23, 2014

Through the story of the whale ship Essex, novelist Karen Thompson Walker describes how our most vivid fears are often not the most realistic.

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Is There A Cure For Stage Fright?

Friday, May 23, 2014

Folk singer Joe Kowan talks about the visceral, body-hijacking experience he feels when he's performing in front of an audience, and how a song helped him cope with stage fright.

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Is It Possible To Be Fearless?

Friday, May 23, 2014

Illusionist and endurance artist David Blaine reveals how he has made a career out of fearlessly performing death-defying feats.

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What's The Difference Between Real And Perceived Value?

Friday, May 09, 2014

Marketer Rory Sutherland says advertising adds value to a product by changing our perception, rather than the product itself.

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Is Authenticity Real?

Friday, May 09, 2014

Customers want to feel what they buy is authentic, but consultant Joseph Pine says creating "real" authenticity is a challenge.

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A Movie About Product Placement — Paid For By Product Placement?

Friday, May 09, 2014

Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock dives into the mysterious but influential world of brand marketing, on his quest to make a completely sponsored film about sponsorship.

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Top Stories: Moscow Displays Military Prowess; NFL Draft Opens

Friday, May 09, 2014

Also: An appellate court suspends voter ID laws in Arizona and Kansas; Thai protesters are angry over their interim government; and China uses monkeys to help patrol military bases.

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Can You Use Algorithms To Find Love?

Friday, April 25, 2014

Amy Webb was having no luck with online dating, so she started treating the world of online dating as data — effectively hacking her way to finding a spouse.

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What Happens To Our Brain When We're In Love?

Friday, April 25, 2014

Why do we crave love so much? To learn about our need for romantic love, anthropologist Helen Fisher took MRIs of people in love — and people who had just been dumped.

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Are We Asking Too Much Of Our Spouses?

Friday, April 25, 2014

How can couples sustain desire? Psychotherapist Esther Perel argues a good and committed relationship draws on the conflicting needs of security and surprise.

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What Makes Siblings Bond?

Friday, April 25, 2014

Writer Jeffrey Kluger explores the profound lifelong bond between brothers and sisters, and the influence of birth order, favoritism and sibling rivalry.

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A Father-Daughter Dance — In Prison?

Friday, April 25, 2014

Angela Patton works to help girls and fathers stay connected and in each others' lives — but that becomes harder when the father is in jail. Patton tells the story of a unique father-daughter dance.

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VIDEO: At White House, Girl Hands Father's Resume To First Lady

Friday, April 25, 2014

"My dad's been out of a job for three years," the 10-year-old told Michelle Obama. The youngster's mother says the family didn't know the girl would do that.

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