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7 Zoom mistakes you might still be making — and how to raise your video skills
Briar Goldberg, TED’s Director of Speaker Coaching, has been preparing people to share their ideas for TED’s in-person and — since 2020 — virtual stages. Here, she identifies some common missteps and how to correct them.
Feb 9, 2021
We humans
One way to calm an anxious mind: Notice when you’re doing OK
Here’s a simple yet powerful way to build well-being and resources in your brain and your body, says Rick Hanson and his coauthors.
Sep 29, 2020
7 smart ways to use technology in classrooms
Elementary school teacher Kayla Delzer’s students tweet, post on Instagram and watch YouTube in class. Here’s why she thinks all kids should do the same.
Sep 13, 2017
We humans
Here’s how I finally got myself to start exercising
What worked was committing to the smallest goal possible — doing something that was only a hair better than doing nothing. Here’s why that surprising strategy did the trick, says author and coach Christine Carter.
Nov 2, 2020
How to work with a multigenerational team
Organizations are desperate to “manage” the multigenerational workplace, according to psychology researcher Leah Georges. But, she says, the key to managing people of different ages is quite simple: See them as individuals.
May 11, 2020
Don’t have a single purpose or passion? That’s OK
We are all such multilayered beings with an abundance of gifts, talents, interests, and ideas. Poet and author Cleo Wade asks: So why are we putting the pressure on ourselves to have one purpose or one passion?
Dec 14, 2020
We humans
How to cultivate a sense of unconditional self-worth
It’s a life-long practice and it’s not always easy to do — but it’s absolutely worth the effort, says psychologist Adia Gooden. She shares four things you can do to start to embrace yourself, quirks and all.
Nov 18, 2020
People’s words and actions can actually shape your brain — a neuroscientist explains how
It’s ironic but true: The best thing for your nervous system is another human and the worst thing for your nervous system is another human. Neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett tells us why.
Nov 17, 2020
9 eye-opening facts about antibiotic resistance — and 1 hopeful approach to overcoming it
Imagine, for a moment, living in a world where getting a cut could be life-threatening. That’s exactly what would happen if our antibiotics lose their ability to treat bacterial infections. Learn more about antibiotic resistance in bacteria and what Jim Collins and his team at MIT are doing to identify effective new drugs.
Jul 24, 2020