Archive for month: March, 2020

School may be suspended, but sleep schedules shouldn’t be

These days, the school bell isn’t ringing for most of our kids, and it’s up to parents to ensure that children and teens get the sleep that they need during these stressful and uncertain times. In the time before the [...]

Dear Guy: “I’m incredibly anxious about coronavirus. What can I do?”

Welcome to “Dear Guy,” TED’s advice column from NYC psychologist Guy Winch. Twice a month, he’ll answer your questions about life — about your relationships, your job, your family, your passions, fears, and more. Please send your questions to dearguy@ted.com; [...]

3 ways to be your best self in your relationship

“Resentment is a relationship killer,” says psychotherapist and couples counselor Susan Adler. If we want happier relationships, we need to drop the blame, own our mistakes, and act in ways that increase connection, not conflict. “So many relationship problems actually [...]

How to be kinder to yourself

People who have greater levels of self-compassion tend to be more motivated, less lazy, and more successful over time. But just as important, they like themselves even when they fall short. Psychologist Susan David explains how you can cultivate this [...]

What we know (and don’t know) about the coronavirus

What happens if you get infected with the coronavirus? Who’s most at risk? How can you protect yourself? Public health expert Dr. David Heymann, who led the global response to the SARS outbreak in 2003, shares the latest findings about [...]

There are three sides to every argument

We can all play a role in helping defuse even the most bitter conflicts. Veteran negotiator William Ury shares his hard-won insights. My passion in life is helping people and societies to move from no to yes. As a negotiator, [...]

How to step out of the shop-spend-consume cycle

It doesn’t require a total overhaul of your life, but following a few simple steps can help you start consuming less, says Lucía González Schuett. A few years ago, Lucía González Schuett embarked on a “personal rollercoaster journey,” as she puts it [...]