Online retailers resort to all kinds of strategies to separate you from your hard-earned money. Behavioral scientist Wendy De La Rosa names three tactics to look out for — and shares how you can keep yourself from falling for them. Managing your money can feel scary and complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. […]
In an invitation to slow down and look at the world around you, graphic journalist Wendy MacNaughton illustrates how drawing can spark deeply human, authentic connections. Ready to try? Grab a pencil and join MacNaughton for this delightful talk. “Drawing is looking, and looking is loving,” she says.
Take action on climate change at http://countdown.ted.com. A brief answer to one of the key questions about climate change: Why is 1.5 degrees such a big deal? (Written by Myles Allen, David Biello and George Zaidan) This animation was part of the Countdown Global Launch on 10.10.2020. (Watch the full event: https://youtu.be/5dVcn8NjbwY.) Countdown is […]
Shaka Senghor and Ebony Roberts, who met and fell in love while Shaka was in prison, struggled to navigate their new relationship as co-parents after their breakup. In spite of their hurt, they agreed to parent their son Sekou as allies not adversaries. Their relationship is challenging the popular narrative that parents can’t get […]
We negotiate all the time at work — for raises, promotions, time off — and we usually go into it like it’s a battle. But it’s not about dominating, says organizational psychologist Ruchi Sinha. It’s about crafting a relationship, understanding your needs and the other person’s. Her three key steps will help you master […]
Every night when you fall asleep and start dreaming, you’re actually doing very important work! According to sleep scientist Matt Walker, dreams act like a form of “overnight therapy.” In fact, your dreams may even boost your ability to solve problems and process tough emotions that affect your waking life. Sleep — we spend […]
Whether you want to pay off credit card debt or just prevent yourself from accruing big balances in the first place, there are some simple steps you can take to help achieve your goal, according to behavioral scientist Wendy De La Rosa. Managing your money can feel scary and complicated, but it doesn’t have […]
Get transported on a stunningly rendered, sci-fi safari through Planet City: an imaginary metropolis of 10 billion people, from the brain of director and architect Liam Young. Explore the potential outcomes of an urban space designed to house the entire population of the earth — and imagine answers to what is possible, and what […]
There are things we accept as obvious truths that aren’t necessarily backed up by data. A primary example: cousin marriage being taboo. In this episode, data journalist Mona Chalabi looks at the numbers behind our family trees to reveal that cousin marriage is much more common and much less “ick” than you might think.