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Playlist: Stories That Will Spark Your Imagination

Monday, December 29, 2014

These TED Radio Hour stories will make you curious and maybe even ignite some creative ideas of your own.

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All Things Considered

What Motivates People To Give?

Monday, December 22, 2014

The holiday season is a big time of year for charitable giving. Host Audie Cornish speaks with NPR's Shankar Vedantam about a study that says portion of charitable giving is driven by social pressure.

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All Things Considered

Want To Enhance The Flavor Of Your Food? Put On The Right Music

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Researchers at the University of Oxford have discovered a link between what you taste and what you hear.

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How Peppermint Tricks Us Into Feeling (Deliciously) Cold

Friday, December 19, 2014

We have the chemical menthol to thank for the wonderful mouth-feel of peppermint. Scientists now know that menthol fools the brain by activating receptors involved with sensing cold.

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Playlist: Science!

Friday, December 19, 2014

From monkeys to microbes, TED speakers in this playlist cover all different realms of the scientific world.

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TED Radio Hour

How Can We Make The World More Compassionate?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Religion scholar Karen Armstrong describes how compassion is the core principle in all world religions, in the form of the golden rule.

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TED Radio Hour

Has The Word 'Compassion' Lost Its Meaning?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Journalist and broadcaster Krista Tippett argues that overtly saintly and sappy connotations have made us lose touch with the true meaning of compassion — so she proposes a linguistic revival.

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TED Radio Hour

Is It Enough To Be Politically Correct?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Political pundit Sally Kohn says we shouldn't worry as much about being politically correct; instead, she says, we need to focus on being emotionally correct.

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TED Radio Hour

Why Aren't We More Compassionate?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Psychologist Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence, examines why we aren't more compassionate more of the time.

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TED Radio Hour

Are We Wired To Be Compassionate?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Author Robert Wright says humans are not simply wired to be compassionate — we have evolved to feel compassion out of self-interest.

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Playlist: I Never Knew That!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

TED Radio Hour stories that will stay with you long after you listen.

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TED Radio Hour

What Does It Take To Cover A War?

Friday, December 12, 2014

Reporter Janine di Giovanni has covered countless wars, including conflict in Bosnia, Sierra Leone and most recently Syria. She tells stories of everyday human courage in conflict zones.

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TED Radio Hour

What Does It Take To Bring Transparency To Medicine?

Friday, December 12, 2014

Doctors in the U.S. don't have to tell patients about conflicts of interest. When physician Leana Wen asked her fellow doctors to open up, the reaction she got was frightening.

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TED Radio Hour

What Does Everyday Courage Look Like?

Friday, December 12, 2014

Margaret Heffernan talks about the danger of "willful blindness" and praises ordinary people who are willing to speak up.

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TED Radio Hour

How Can The Rule Of Law Bring "Justness" And Not Just Justice?

Friday, December 12, 2014

Sharing cases from her international legal practice, Kimberley Motley, an American litigator practicing in Afghanistan, shows how a country's laws can bring both justice and "justness."

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The Mystery Of The Missing Martins

Thursday, December 04, 2014

In Skunk Bear's latest video, join the search for an enormous flock of missing songbirds, and learn some bizarre facts about Shakespeare and Doppler radar along the way.

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TED Radio Hour

How Can We Find More Time To Be Still?

Friday, November 21, 2014

Pico Iyer says sitting still and reflecting is hard work, but we bring so much more to our experiences and relationships when we make time to think.

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TED Radio Hour

Why Do We Undervalue Introverts?

Friday, November 21, 2014

In a culture where being social and outgoing are celebrated, it can be difficult to be an introvert. Susan Cain argues introverts bring extraordinary talents to the world, and should be celebrated.

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TED Radio Hour

How Does Singing Help Achieve Stillness?

Friday, November 21, 2014

Megan Washington is one of Australia's most popular singer-songwriters, and since childhood she has had a stutter. She discusses how she finds quiet and serenity in singing.

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TED Radio Hour

Why Would Someone Choose Silence For 17 Years?

Friday, November 21, 2014

For almost three decades, John Francis has been a planetwalker, traveling the globe by foot and sail with a silent message of environmental respect. For 17 of those years he didn't speak a word.

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