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For parents, happiness is a very high bar

07 Mar 2015 Morvarid Akhbari
The parenting section of the bookstore is overwhelming—it's "a giant, candy-colored monument to our collective panic," as writer Jennifer Senior puts it. Why is parenthood filled with so much anxiety? Because the goal of modern, middle-class parents—to raise happy children—is so elusive. In th...

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How to spot a liar

24 Nov 2014 Morvarid Akhbari
On any given day we're lied to from 10 to 200 times, and the clues to detect those lie can be subtle and counter-intuitive. Pamela Meyer, author of Liespotting, shows the manners and "hotspots" used by those trained to recognize deception — and she argues honesty is a value worth preserving.

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Don't eat the marshmallow!

13 Nov 2014 Morvarid Akhbari
In this short talk from TED U, Joachim de Posada shares a landmark experiment on delayed gratification — and how it can predict future success. With priceless video of kids trying their hardest not to eat the marshmallow.

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Life that doesn't end with death

29 Sep 2014 Morvarid Akhbari
Kelli Swazey takes a look at funerals culture in Indonesia , in which the bodies of dead relatives are cared for even years after they have passed. While it sounds strange to Western sensibilities, she says, this could actually be a truer reflection of the fact that relationships with loved ones don...

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5 ways to listen better

10 Jul 2014 Milad Moodi
In this short, fascinating talk, Julian Treasure shares five ways to re-tune your ears for conscious listening — to other people and the world around you.

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How to speak so that people want to listen

01 Jul 2014 Milad Moodi
Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Here's Julian Treasure to help. In this useful talk, the sound expert demonstrates the how-to's of powerful speaking — from some handy vocal exercises to tips on how to speak with empathy.

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A seed at a time, protecting the future of food

23 Jun 2014 Milad Moodi
The varieties of wheat, corn and rice we grow today may not thrive in a future threatened by climate change. Cary Fowler takes us inside a vast global seed bank, buried within a frozen mountain in Norway, that stores a diverse group of food-crop for whatever tomorrow may bring.

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Desertification and reverse climate change

13 Mar 2014 Milad Moodi
Desertification is happening to about two-thirds of the world's grasslands, accelerating climate change. Allan Savory believes -- and his work so far shows -- that a surprising factor can protect grasslands and even reclaim degraded land that was once desert.

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Global population growth, box by box

06 Mar 2014 Milad Moodi
The world's population will grow to 9 billion over the next 50 years -- and only by raising the living standards of the poorest can we check population growth. This is the paradoxical answer that Hans Rosling unveils at TED@Cannes using colorful new data display technology.

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