Category: Interviews

“Think of hard times like bad weather — they too will pass” and more essential life advice from elders

It’s hard to feel a sweeping sense of perspective when you’re stuck in traffic, or feeling buried by work, or overwhelmed by family demands. But those are exactly the moments when some words of wisdom from your elders — the [...]

Which of these habits is keeping you from being a great communicator?

Over the years, Julian Treasure has identified a set of common emotional drivers that suck the power out of communication. He calls these the four leeches. “Most people — me included! — have most, or all, of them in some form,” [...]

Monica Lewinsky’s favorite TED Talks to help prevent bullying

October is National Bullying Prevention Month in the US, and chances are you know someone who’s been bullied — or you’ve been bullied yourself. Here, I’ve curated a list of TED and TEDx Talks that I feel unpack different aspects [...]

3 reasons to be kind to educators

Any dedicated educator can tell you: A teaching job extends far beyond the classroom. Molding the minds of future leaders while simultaneously ferrying them across the rapids of childhood and adolescence — and dealing with the economics of the job [...]

“We live with the legacy of slavery”

Public-interest lawyer Bryan Stevenson delivered the remarks below at TED2016, following a talk by architect Michael Murphy (TED Talk: Architecture that’s built to heal), who is designing The Memorial to Peace and Justice. The memorial is scheduled to open in spring 2018. [...]

A library where you can check out seeds

At the Butte County Library in Chico, California, there is a seed section. This is the Chico Seed Lending Library (CSLL), a collection of seeds donated from gardens and farms around the region. At CSLL, advanced and burgeoning gardeners can borrow the means [...]

5 simple ways to stay creative when you’re off from school

Who invented the popsicle? Why is ketchup so hard to pour? Is binge watching bad for you? Now is the perfect time to explore the questions that spark your creativity. Here are 5 more ways to stay inspired: 1. Design your [...]