NPR/TED Staff

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Aala El-Khani: How Do You Help Kids Cope With Trauma?

Friday, April 06, 2018

Children in war zones experience unimaginable hardship, says Dr. Aala El-Khani. She says parents must play a major role in helping children survive — even thrive — in the wake of trauma.

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Caroline Paul: How Can We Instill Bravery In Girls?

Friday, April 06, 2018

Writer and former firefighter Caroline Paul argues that in order to raise confident girls, parents must encourage them to take risks and have the same kinds of adventures boys do.

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Sarah Kay: What Advice Would You Give Your Future Daughter?

Friday, April 06, 2018

Spoken word poet Sarah Kay imagines what it would like to raise a child in a world of happiness, heartache, and everything in between.

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Peggy Orenstein: How Should We Talk To Our Kids About Sex?

Friday, April 06, 2018

Author Peggy Orenstein warns if parents don't educate kids about sex — the media will. She says that leads to risky behavior — and keeps young women from expecting equality in sexual relationships.

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Julie Lythcott-Haims: What's The Harm In Overparenting?

Friday, April 06, 2018

Former Stanford dean Julie Lythcott-Haims says overinvolved parents prevent kids from developing agency. She urges parents to focus on what's more important: unconditional love ... and chores.

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Clint Smith: How Should You Raise A Black Son In America?

Friday, March 16, 2018

How do you raise a child in a world taught to fear the color of their skin? Poet and writer Clint Smith explains the difficulty of black parenting, and the implications of being black in America.

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Adam Foss: Can Prosecutors Stem The Tide Of Mass Incarceration?

Friday, March 16, 2018

Former prosecutor Adam Foss lays out the damaging effects an arrest, a criminal record, and a prison sentence can have on marginalized individuals. He argues prosecutors can be at the helm of reform.

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Dena Simmons: How Does Imposter Syndrome Affect Students Of Color?

Friday, March 16, 2018

When Bronx-native Dena Simmons received a scholarship to attend a majority white boarding school, she felt like an imposter. Simmons suggests ways students of color can be made to feel more accepted.

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Miriam Zoila Pérez: How Does Racism Affect Pregnant Women And Babies?

Friday, March 16, 2018

Why do pregnant women of color have different health outcomes from their white counterparts? Writer and activist Miriam Zoila Pérez explains the ways racism manifests for these women and their babies.

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Lisa Feldman Barrett: Can We Really Tell How Other People Are Feeling?

Friday, March 09, 2018

Identifying basic emotions in others — like fear, sadness or anger — seems instinctive, but psychologist Lisa Feldman Barrett says we're doing more guesswork than we think.

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Tiffany Watt Smith: Did People In The Past Experience Emotions Differently?

Friday, March 09, 2018

Did past generations experience and express emotions the same way we do? Probably not, says historian Tiffany Watt Smith — perceptions of our emotions depend on the time and place.

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John Koenig: What If There Were A Word For Every Emotion In The World?

Friday, March 09, 2018

When we can't describe how we're feeling, we say we "have no words." But in his made-up dictionary, writer John Koenig has invented words to describe our most abstract and ephemeral emotions.

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Michael Tilson Thomas: Why Is Music So Good At Conveying Emotion?

Friday, March 09, 2018

Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas traces the history of classical music, revealing its power to present a variety of complex human emotions.

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Kang Lee: Can Technology Detect Our Hidden Emotions?

Friday, March 09, 2018

Developmental researcher Kang Lee says scientists can detect emotions by reading subtle physiological signals beneath the surface of our skin.

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Johann Hari: Does Stigmatizing Addiction Perpetuate It?

Friday, February 23, 2018

To stop illegal drug use, we typically punish, isolate and shame addicts. Journalist Johann Hari explains how these methods perpetuate addiction, and how human connection can be an effective antidote.

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Juno Mac: How Does Stigma Compromise The Safety Of Sex Workers?

Friday, February 23, 2018

Sex worker and activist Juno Mac says the current legislative models for sex work perpetuate a dangerous work environment. She explains the high social costs of letting stigma influence legislation.

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Arik Hartmann: Why Is There Still Lingering Shame And Prejudice Around HIV?

Friday, February 23, 2018

As treatments for HIV have advanced, the stigmas surrounding it have not diminished as quickly. Arik Hartmann argues for more transparency to tackle misperceptions surrounding HIV.

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Nikki Webber Allen: How Can We Dismantle The Stigma Of Mental Illness?

Friday, February 23, 2018

After her nephew's suicide, Nikki Webber Allen began to speak out about mental illness — including her own. She explains why the stigma keeps people, particularly people of color, from seeking help.

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Allan Adams: Can Gravitational Waves Tell Us How The Universe Began?

Friday, February 09, 2018

In 2015, scientists first detected gravitational waves— ripples in space caused by massive disturbances. Allan Adams says this discovery helps answer some of our biggest questions about the universe.

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Natasha Hurley-Walker: How Do Radio Telescopes Reveal The Universe We Can't See?

Friday, February 09, 2018

Natasha Hurley-Walker explains how a new radio telescope helps us "see" without light. She says these telescopes can tell us about millions of galaxies — and maybe even the beginning of time.

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