Category: News + Updates

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 [...]

The technology gap: How to ensure students aren’t falling behind

Across the United States, 15 million students lack access to the technology and devices they need to participate in online distance learning. As educators continue to develop online and hybrid learning models in response to the pandemic and our reliance [...]