The bill has come due for the US’s legacy of racism: Week 3 of TED2020 – Happiness Article

In response to the historic moment of mourning and anger over the ongoing violence inflicted on Black communities by police in the United States, four leaders in the movement for civil rights — Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff, CEO of Center for Policing Equity; Rashad Robinson, president of Color Of Change; Dr. Bernice Albertine King, CEO of the King Center; and Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union — joined TED2020 to explore how we can dismantle…

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2 in 5 College Grads Fear for Their Careers Amid COVID-19 Crisis – – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19 more specifically, has affected the workforce in myriad ways. Workers are having to adjust to the new normal, from fully remote workdays to balancing their schedule with those of family members and housemates.  And many college grads fear for their careers and their future. With so many losing their jobs and the stock market regularly looking quite chaotic, it’s safe to say this pandemic is an economic catastrophe. With more businesses closing or furloughing employees,…

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Abiding in Peace, Here and Now – Meditation Article

When? Saturday and Sunday June 13 and 14, 9am-12pm (Pacific time) both days. Where? On Zoom (link will be sent after registration). How much? By donation. In follow-up to his transformative retreat in April, Bodhipaksa will introduce further radical yet simple approaches to meditation that allow experiences of peace, joy, and calmness to unfold effortlessly within us. These tools are accessible regardless of whether or not you attended his first retreat. As well as new meditation skills, you’ll come away…

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Values reset: The talks of TED2020 Session 2 – Happiness Article

There’s a theory that the shock we’re currently experiencing is intense enough to force a radical reset of our values — of how we are and how we act. In an idea-packed session 2 of TED2020, speakers from across disciplines and walks of life looked to this aspiration of a “values reset,” sharing new thinking on topics ranging from corporate responsibility down to our individual responsibilities and the things each of us can right now. Below, a recap of the…

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Listening to nature: The talks of TED2020 Session 1 – Happiness Article

TED looks a little different this year, but much has also stayed the same. The TED2020 mainstage program kicked off Thursday night with a session of talks, performances and visual delights from brilliant, creative individuals who shared ideas that could change the world — and stories of people who already have. But instead of convening in Vancouver, the TED community tuned in to the live, virtual broadcast hosted by TED’s Chris Anderson and Helen Walters from around the world — and…

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The Audacious Project announces new projects in COVID-19 response and recovery – Happiness Article

In response to the unprecedented impact of COVID-19, The Audacious Project, a collaborative funding initiative housed at TED, will direct support towards solutions tailored to rapid response and long-term recovery. Audacious has catalyzed more than $30 million towards the first three organizations in its COVID-19 rapid response cohort: Partners In Health will rapidly increase the scale, speed and effectiveness of contact tracing in the US; Project ECHO will equip over 350,000 frontline clinicians and public health workers across Africa, Southeast…

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Announcing TED Connects: live, daily conversations from TED – Happiness Article

News As people across the world face the coronavirus outbreak, TED is committed to being a resource for information, inspiration and hope. We’ve curated talks, interviews, TED-Ed lessons and more to help provide some perspective during the pandemic. Here’s where to start: On Monday, March 23, TED kicked off a free, live and daily conversation series, […] News Now more than ever is the time for community. The global team at TED is working hard to keep you connected, deliver…

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Fragility, resilience and restoration at TED2020: The Prequel – Happiness Article

It’s a new, strange, experimental day for TED. In a special Earth Day event, TED2020: The Prequel brought the magic of the TED conference to the virtual stage, inviting TED2020 community members to gather for three sessions of talks and engaging, innovative opportunities to connect. Alongside world-changing ideas from leaders in science, political strategy and environmental activism, attendees also experienced the debut of an interactive, TED-developed second-screen technology that gave them the opportunity to discuss ideas with each other, ask…

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New initiatives from TED to share ideas, build community and stay hopeful – Happiness Article

(Photo: Ryan Lash / TED) Now more than ever is the time for community. The global team at TED is working hard to keep you connected, deliver thoughtful news and insights from world leaders, and offer opportunities to volunteer from the safety of your homes. Here’s a recap of the various resources we’re making immediately accessible while many of us are staying home to help stop the coronavirus. Join us for TED Connects: Community and Hope TED is committed to…

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TED Talks Daily welcomes inaugural host, Elise Hu – Happiness Article

TED Talks Daily welcomes inaugural host, Elise Hu. TED Talks Daily, TED’s most-downloaded podcast, welcomes its inaugural host: Elise Hu. After nearly a decade at NPR, Elise’s first episode of TED Talks Daily will be released on April 6. While at NPR, Elise was a regular contributor to All Things Considered and Morning Edition. She filed stories from more than a dozen countries as an international correspondent and opened NPR’s first-ever Seoul bureau. Hu also created the Gracie-award winning video…

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Teddy Bear Scavenger Hunts Unite Neighborhoods During Social Distancing – Positivity Article

Teddy bear scavenger hunts are popping up all around the world. The family-friendly activity enables children to get fresh air and comforts them during lockdown.During the near-worldwide shutdown, most schools have closed in an attempt to stop the spread of the virus. The CDC recommends following social distancing protocols as well as frequent “hand hygiene.” This measure means washing hands for at least 20 seconds after touching objects or other people who might have been in contact with the virus.…

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5 ways to live (and thrive) while social distancing – Happiness Article

The novel coronavirus has dramatically changed how we spend time and share physical and virtual space with each other. On Friday, March 27, conflict mediator and author Priya Parker joined head of TED Chris Anderson and current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers on TED Connects to discuss what we all can do to stay connected and sustain relationships while apart during the pandemic. Here’s some advice to help you get through this uncertain time: Bring intention to planning a virtual…

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Calm in the Chaos: A Survival Guide – Meditation Article

March 18, 2020 Let’s just pause and take a collective, audible *EXHALE*  Uncertainty and stress are bubbling up in all of our lives to various degrees given the current global health pandemic, and we are all experiencing this together.  Though we don’t know exactly what the future holds, you do have an opportunity to take this stressful time one day at a time – doing what you can to keep yourself healthy, calm, and connected.   To help you find a…

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Not Your Average 8th Grade Science Project – Meditation Article

March 24, 2020 Our team at Muse received a request from one very bright 8th grader at Emery/Weiner School in Houston Texas. His name is Joshua Kaplan, and was in need of our help for his science fair project. Joshua’s curiosity lead him to investigate the effects of different lighting on states of stress and relaxation. We were lucky enough to have him write to us and ask for support! See below for Joshua’s post: My name is Joshua Kaplan,…

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How TED-Ed is helping families, students and teachers navigate the COVID-19 pandemic – Happiness Article

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s unprecedented impact on education systems worldwide, TED’s award-winning youth and education initiative TED-Ed is focused on providing free, high-quality educational resources to millions of families around the globe. TED-Ed’s existing library of free, video-based lessons has been built by a network of 500,000 educators, spans all ages and subjects and features interactive lesson plans that complement thousands of TED-Ed Animations, TED Talks and other carefully curated educational videos. By providing a variety of educational resources…

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How to Take Good Care of Yourself During the Coronavirus Pandemic – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

For more than a week now, I’ve been immersed in how to handle the pandemic that is unfolding all around us. By now, one thing is clear to me. We are either our greatest allies or our own worst enemies at such times. How we react makes all the difference. One friend brought home a three-inch tome all about pandemics, determined to read her way through it. Another began advising everyone on how to correctly make homemade hand sanitizer. Still…

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TED2020 postponed to July 26-30 – Happiness Article

Based on a community-wide decision, TED2020 will move from April 20-24 to July 26-30 — and will still be held in Vancouver, BC. With the COVID-19 virus spreading across the planet, we’re facing many challenges and uncertainties, which is why we feel passionately that TED2020 matters more than ever. Knowing our original April dates would no longer work, we sought counsel and guidance from our vast community. Amidst our network of artists, entrepreneurs, innovators, creators, scientists and more, we also…

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How the #MeToo Movement Has Impacted the Average Workplace – – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

The phrase “me too” was actually originally coined by Tarana Burke back in 2006. It was used  to help women who had survived sexual assault feel as though they had a voice. But the #MeToo movement really started to gain popularity and become a force in 2017, when actress Alyssa Milano tweeted about it, suggesting people use the hashtag if they had ever been victims of sexual assault. Milano’s tweet ignited a firestorm in Hollywood, in the political world, and…

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Ignite: The talks of TED@WellsFargo – Happiness Article

TED curator Cyndi Stivers opens TED@WellsFargo at the Knight Theater on February 5, 2020, in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo: Ryan Lash / TED) World-changing ideas that unearth solutions and ignite progress can come from anywhere. With that spirit in mind at TED@WellsFargo, thirteen speakers showcased how human empathy and problem-solving can combine with technology to transform lives (and banking) for the better. The event: TED@WellsFargo, a day of thought-provoking talks on topics including how to handle challenging situations at work,…

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On saying goodbye to Europe – Adventures in Career Development – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

I woke up this morning outside of Europe. This was strange, because I went to bed in Europe and so in the night, the borders of the continent withdrew from my bed and my country leaving with nothing but my Britishness to console me in the morning. It has been a long and bumpy ride this Brexit business. I know it is not over, but today at least marks the beginning of a new phase of indecision and brinkmanship. I’ve…

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3 Key Strategic Moments for Entrepreneurs – – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Entrepreneurship can be simultaneously satisfying and terrifying. While you’re making an effort to reach out and achieve the classic American Dream, in doing so, you often put yourself at a great deal of risk. Luckily, if you go into the entrepreneurial world prepared with the proper knowledge, there are some hugely important moments that you can use strategically to help yourself succeed. Getting Started Starting up your own business can be one of the most exciting things you can do…

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Meditation Studio Releases Apple Watch App – Meditation Article

October 25, 2019 New Meditation Studio Apple Watch App Makes It Even Easier to Listen to a Guided Meditation On-The-Go. Meditation Studio by Muse, a 5-star rated meditation app with more than 700 guided meditations and 6 courses, has released a new Apple Watch app, now available for download on the App Store.  Notable New Features The new Meditation Studio Apple Watch app allows iOS app users to launch a recently played meditation right from their watchface, making it easier…

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New Feature Release: Muse Score – Meditation Article

December 4, 2019 Our team is excited to share with you the newest feature in the Muse app: a sharable and personalized Muse Score data visualization! Starting next week, after you update your Muse Meditation app to the latest version, once you complete a Muse meditation you will notice something different on your results screen… a new feature that allows you to visualize and share your Muse Score.   After you complete a Mind, Heart, Breath, or Body meditation, your…

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Careercake Wins Best Employment Advice Website at the NORAs – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

15 Nov 2019 NEWS Talk to today’s learners in the way they want to be spoken to, about the topics they really care about and they’ll achieve incredible things Careercake has been awarded Best Employment Advice website at the National Online Recruitment Awards (NORAs).     The NORAs is the only awards dedicated to the continual improvement and evolution of the candidate-experience. It recognised us as the winner within its category for its provision of authentic advice designed to help people take…

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Crossover: A night of talks in partnership with Brightline – Happiness Article

Ricardo Vargas, executive director of the Brightline, welcomes the audience to TEDSalon: Crossover — a night of talks about how we can collaborate, share and learn from each other. (Photo: Jasmina Tomic / TED) To crossover is to fully embrace what complements us, to find insight and illumination from a style or field adjacent to our own. When fully achieved, it allows us to become greater than the sum of our parts. In this evening of talks, five speakers and…

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Hey Dude, I Just Quit My Job!” “Wait, You Did WHAT???”  – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

People don’t just quit. Put another way, thoughtful people don’t just quit their jobs on the spur of the moment. They plan when to resign, how to resign and what to do after they resign. There is an art to resigning, and those who choose to ignore well-tested methods and safeguards do so at great peril. Many a job change has been ruined by what happens when an employee walks into his supervisor’s office and announces that he’s quitting. Resigning…

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Crossover: A night of talks in partnership with Brightline Initiative – Happiness Article

Ricardo Vargas, executive director of the Brightline Initiative, welcomes the audience to TEDSalon: Crossover — a night of talks about how we can collaborate, share and learn from each other. (Photo: Jasmina Tomic / TED) To crossover is to fully embrace what complements us, to find insight and illumination from a style or field adjacent to our own. When fully achieved, it allows us to become greater than the sum of our parts. In this evening of talks, five speakers…

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How to Set Up GTD Using Wrike – Productivity Article

“Getting Things Done” or “GTD” — an entire revolution in personal productivity spawned from a book by David Allen in 2001 — has been around for 13 years now. And while there are articles galore that discuss implementing Allen’s methodology for both software and hardware tools, we wanted to give you an idea of how to follow GTD within Wrike. We’ve actually tackled the topic in previous blog posts (GTD and Wrike overview and GTD and Wrike case study) but…

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Announcing TED Masterclass: TED’s official public speaking course – Happiness Article

Language “The world has a new mania — a mania for learning English,” said Jay Walker on the TED stage in 2009. English is accepted as a shared language of science, a language of global business and the language of the Internet, with at least 1.5 billion students learning it worldwide. So the TED Distribution team […] News Over and over, you keep asking us: What’s the best way to give a TED Talk? It’s not just that you’re interested in sharing…

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