6 tips to help you manage your day when working from home

When I first began working at home, I couldn’t believe I was getting away with such a racket. No one told me what to do or where to be! I could work in my bed, go to the grocery store [...]

Why your brain loves it when you exercise, plus 3 easy ways to work out at home

Motivation is not in high supply these days — but ensuring that we move a little bit every day is more important for us than ever, according to Wendy Suzuki PhD, a neuroscientist at New York University. Dr. Suzuki studies the [...]

How literature can help you better connect with others

Greetings from an evangelist for a declining field: literature! English majors, like all humanities majors, are on the wane. In the US alone, one-third of the degrees from liberal arts colleges were awarded in the humanities before 2011; now just one-quarter [...]

A world without hate: One student’s vision of a more accepting future

High school sophomore Zach Touger reflects on his experience with the TED-Ed Student Talks program over the past 6 years, what he’s learned during the challenging year of 2020, and his belief in the power of ideas to create lasting [...]

5 exercises to help you build more empathy

Empathy — or understanding the thoughts and feelings of the people around us — is one of the most important and most trying parts of being social creatures. But what exactly is empathy? And crucially, can we have more? Stanford [...]

The steep price we pay for cheap chocolate

Thousands of years ago, the Maya people of Central America believed that chocolate was the food of the gods. The Maya — who helped pioneer cultivation of the cocoa tree, along with the Toltec and Aztec peoples — even used [...]