Archive for month: February, 2019

Want to be happy? Slow down

In 1972, Matthieu Ricard had a promising career in biochemistry, trying to figure out the secrets of E. coli bacteria. A chance encounter with Buddhism led to an about turn, and Ricard has spent the past 40+ years living in the Himalayas, studying mindfulness [...]

Need a fresh perspective? See the world like a horse does (or a cow or a cat or an ant …)

Practice an act of radical empathy — try to put yourself in the hoofsteps, pawprints and undulations of other creatures and appreciate all the ways of being and doing that exist on this planet. We are not alone. On Earth, [...]

Why you should always thank your barista

Writer A.J. Jacobs was going through life feeling more grumpy than grateful. To start cultivating a thankful attitude, he decided to show some appreciation to the people behind his daily cup of coffee. Here’s what he discovered when he met [...]

5 TED-Ed Lessons about water

Access to clean drinking water is a fundamental human right. But just why is it so important? To learn all about water and how it affects the human body, watch this playlist of original animated videos, curated just for you. [...]

4 TED-Ed Lessons about mental health

Depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, narcissism — these medical conditions impact millions of people around the world, yet are often misunderstood. How much do you know about the symptoms and treatments? Want to learn more about how to support a friend [...]

5 TED-Ed Lessons to watch while you’re at the gym

Happy New Year from TED-Ed! If you resolved to exercise more this year, then you’ll love this playlist of original animated videos, curated just for you. Behold, 5 TED-Ed Lessons to watch while you’re at the gym: 1. Why sitting is [...]

7 TED-Ed Lessons for a healthier you

How do carbohydrates impact your health? What would happen if you didn’t sleep? How does sugar affect your brain? In honor of World Health Day, here are 7 TED-Ed Lessons for a healthier you: 1. How do carbohydrates impact your [...]