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NPR/TED Staff appears in the following:

Are You Ready To Take The 'Human' Test?

Friday, July 15, 2016

If you've ever wondered: Am I human? — humorist Ze Frank offers an idiosyncratic quiz that can help provide the answer.

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Where Does Consciousness Come From?

Friday, July 15, 2016

Philosopher John Searle argues that consciousness is what makes us human. He makes the case for studying consciousness and accepting it as a biological phenomenon.

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How Will 'Cut And Paste' Technology Rewrite Our DNA?

Friday, July 15, 2016

Biochemist Sam Sternberg describes how recent developments in gene editing technology may help end many diseases and even control our own evolution.

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How Do Nature And Nurture Combine To Make Us Who We Are?

Friday, July 15, 2016

Psychologist Steven Pinker describes how far we've come in understanding how both nature and nurture make us ... us.

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How Are Health Workers Putting An End To Guinea Worms?

Friday, June 24, 2016

Professor Richard Thaler returns to the show to talk about how a nudge has essentially eradicated guinea worm disease in Africa.

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Can Coding Help Girls Take Risks?

Friday, June 24, 2016

Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani offers a creative solution to gently push young women into making bold decisions. Her program aims to close the gender gap in computer science.

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Can Mindfulness Help You Quit Smoking?

Friday, June 24, 2016

Psychiatrist Judson Brewer describes how patients who practice simple mindfulness techniques can kick unhealthy habits.

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Should We Stop Telling Kids They're Smart?

Friday, June 24, 2016

Carol Dweck finds that the words adults use to describe kids' progress affects the children's belief in their own potential.

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How Can A Nudge Save A Life?

Friday, June 24, 2016

We have the treatments to end health problems like infant diarrhea. Sendhil Mullainathan says the "last mile" nudge is to encourage people to use them.

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What Is A Nudge?

Friday, June 24, 2016

How can a simple adjustment - a nudge - change our behavior for the better? Professor Richard Thaler says his "nudge theory" can make it easier for people to save money, eat healthily and more.

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What Can One Generation Teach The Next About Manhood?

Friday, June 10, 2016

Advocate Tony Porter's wisdom focuses on masculinity and ending violence against women. He explains how he draws on his own upbringing to help the next generation of men redefine manhood.

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What Wisdom Can We Gain From Nature?

Friday, June 10, 2016

South African writer and conservationist Boyd Varty has spent his entire life among wild animals. He describes how he discovers "new old ways" by observing the natural world.

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What Wisdom Can Adults Learn From Kids?

Friday, June 10, 2016

When Adora Svitak was 12, she gave a TED Talk on what grownups can learn from children. Now at age 18, and a sophomore at UC Berkeley, Svitak reflects on the message she shared.

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Can A 75-Year-Old Study Deliver Wisdom For All Of Us?

Friday, June 10, 2016

Psychiatrist Robert Waldinger is the director of a 75-year-old study on happiness and satisfaction. He shares what he has learned, as well as his wisdom on how to find fulfillment.

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What Can Great Writers Teach Us About Growing Up and Getting Old?

Friday, June 10, 2016

We all stumble across similar ideas as we age, and some of these revelations have passed into the books we love. Journalist Joshua Prager explores the stages of life through quotes from great writers.

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What Can Today's Designers Learn From Nature?

Friday, May 20, 2016

Science writer Janine Benyus believes innovators should look to nature when solving a design problem. She says the natural world is full of ideas for making things waterproof, solar-powered and more.

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Are The Best Designers Rebels?

Friday, May 20, 2016

Design critic Alice Rawsthorn explains why some of the greatest designers tend to be outsiders. She celebrates the innovations of unwitting designers like Florence Nightingale — and Blackbeard.

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How Do Buildings Make Us Feel?

Friday, May 20, 2016

Architect Marc Kushner explains why architecture tends to swing drastically between traditional and experimental styles — and why the future of building design is going to be different.

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How Can We Design For A Better Experience?

Friday, May 20, 2016

The designer behind the iPod and the Nest thermostat explains why design is in the details, and why designers often get those details wrong.

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How Do You "Design" Trust Between Strangers?

Friday, May 20, 2016

When a stranger shows up at an AirBnB rental, what ensures that all goes well? Careful design of the website that brought them together, says Joe Gebbia, the co-founder of Airbnb.

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