Can Money Buy You Happiness?
By NPR/TED Staff

April 4, 2014

Social scientist Michael Norton researches how money can buy happiness — when you don't spend it on yourself. The key is social spending that benefits not just you, but other people.

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How Much Does Money Motivate Us?
By NPR/TED Staff

April 4, 2014

Writer Daniel Pink explains why traditional rewards like money aren't always successful motivators.

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Does Money Make You Mean?
By NPR/TED Staff

April 4, 2014

Social psychologist Paul Piff describes how wealth changes behavior and how almost anyone's behavior can change when they're made to feel rich.

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Could Your Language Affect Your Ability To Save Money?
By NPR/TED Staff

April 4, 2014

Behavioral economist Keith Chen says languages that don't have a future tense strongly correlate with higher savings.

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Are We Wired To Be Bad With Money?
By NPR/TED Staff

April 4, 2014

Psychologist Laurie Santos studies human irrationality by observing how primates make decisions — including some not-so-savvy money choices their human relatives often make.

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Why Can't We Talk About An Injustice?
By NPR/TED Staff

March 14, 2014

Lawyer Bryan Stevenson explains how America's criminal justice system works against the poor and people of color, and how we can address it.

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Is The Law Making Us Less Free?
By NPR/TED Staff

March 14, 2014

Attorney Philip K. Howard argues the U.S. has become a legal minefield and we need to simplify our laws.

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What If Our Health Care System Kept Us Healthy?
By NPR/TED Staff

March 14, 2014

Health advocate Rebecca Onie describes how our health care system can be restructured to prevent — and not just treat — illness.

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Has Money Taken Over American Politics?
By NPR/TED Staff

March 14, 2014

Legal scholar Lawrence Lessig says corruption is at the heart of American politics and issues a bipartisan call for change.

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How Can We All Listen Better?
By NPR/TED Staff

March 7, 2014

Sound expert Julian Treasure says we are losing our listening in a louder world. He shares ways to re-tune our ears for conscious listening — to other people and the world around us.

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Can A Prosthetic Limb Feel?
By NPR/TED Staff

March 7, 2014

Physiatrist and engineer Todd Kuiken is building a prosthetic arm that connects with the human nervous system — improving motion, control and even feeling.

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How Do You Construct A Voice?
By NPR/TED Staff

March 7, 2014

Speech scientist Rupal Patel creates customized synthetic voices that enable people who can't speak to communicate in a unique voice that embodies their personality.

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What's It Like To Hear Color?
By NPR/TED Staff

March 7, 2014

Artist Neil Harbisson was born completely color blind. But thanks to a device attached to his head, he can now "hear" color, which allows him to experience an element that was once invisible.

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Is There A Secret To Happiness?
By NPR/TED Staff

February 14, 2014

There may be no fool-proof secret to happiness, but Pharrell's song "Happy" definitely delivers some instant joy. Pharrell shares what inspires him to keep smiling.

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How Does Misfortune Affect Long-Term Happiness?
By NPR/TED Staff

February 14, 2014

Psychologist Dan Gilbert challenges the idea that we'll be miserable if we don't get what we want.

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What Does It Take To Be Grateful?
By NPR/TED Staff

February 14, 2014

Benedictine monk David Steindl-Rast on slowing down, looking where you're going and being grateful.

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Does Less Stuff Mean More Happiness?
By NPR/TED Staff

February 14, 2014

Can having less stuff, in less room, lead to more happiness? Writer Graham Hill makes the case for taking up less space.

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Are We Happier When We Stay In The Moment?
By NPR/TED Staff

February 14, 2014

Matt Killingsworth built an app, Track Your Happiness, that let people report feelings in real time.

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What Happens When We Slow Down?
By NPR/TED Staff

February 14, 2014

Journalist Carl Honoré believes our society's emphasis on speed erodes health, productivity and quality of life.

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Does More Convenience Mean Less Privacy?
By NPR/TED Staff

January 31, 2014

Behavioral economist Alessandro Acquisti studies how everyday decisions blur the line between our public and private lives.

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