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7 ways to be a better communicator — by tweaking your body language
Body language is so much more than moving one’s hands or waving one’s arms — and it’s also something we should all get comfortable with using, says communications expert David JP Phillips.
Feb 25, 2020
We humans
Want to boost your creativity and be a better collaborator? Think about why the sky is blue
Stretch your mind and strengthen your relationships by stealing this simple way to learn from schoolkids, says education innovator and TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra.
Jul 27, 2017
We humans
You’re sitting wrong — and your back knows it. Here’s how to sit instead
By making just a few basic corrections, you can ease your back strain and discomfort, says posture expert Esther Gokhale.
Jun 22, 2020
Fear is contagious. Here’s a simple way to protect yourself against it
We’re living in stressful times. Here’s how to keep fear — especially the fear that others are feeling — from taking over your life, from psychologist Susan David.
Apr 29, 2020
Before your next presentation or speech, here’s the first thing you must think about
The next time you’re preparing to speak to a group, remember to keep your audience at the center of your communication, says Briar Goldberg, the director of speaking coaching at TED. One way to do this is to ask yourself: “What gift are you giving to your audience?”
Oct 29, 2019
Why we should say no to positivity — and yes to our negative emotions
It sounds paradoxical, but accepting our negative emotions will actually make us happier in the long run. Psychologist Susan David explains how.
May 8, 2019
Mind going a million miles a minute? Slow down with this breathing exercise
When your brain is churning away with worries and anxieties, this effective exercise can help you start to calm down, says psychiatrist Judson Brewer.
May 26, 2020
We humans
Dear Guy: “I’m incredibly anxious about coronavirus. What can I do?”
Welcome to “Dear Guy,” TED’s advice column from NYC psychologist Guy Winch. This week, he writes about how to manage fears and worries about coronavirus.
Mar 17, 2020
Working from home and feel like you’re working all the time? Here’s what to do
Working from home works. However, the real challenge is keeping employees from working long hours and helping them fight the burnout that could turn into a long-term drain. David Burkus presents four ways that you can manage working from home burnout.
Aug 4, 2020