Day: October 24, 2019

Photo gallery: What it’s like to be a mother in prison

Eman Mohammed was just 19 when she began covering her native Gaza for a Bethlehem-based news agency. She spent more than a dozen years navigating violence and gunfire — and sexism and harassment — to document the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in order to help others understand its toll on the people living there. Now living in Washington, DC, Mohammed …

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Love the news but hate clickbait and fluff? Here’s how to get more quality and less quantity

In 2010, a trio of Germans with backgrounds in sociology, technology and market research posted a document titled “Das Slow Media Manifest” (the English translation is “The Slow Media Manifesto”). Following the Slow Food movement — which promotes local food and cuisine as an alternative to fast food — the Slow Media Manifesto notes that the first …

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5 effective exercises to help you stop believing your unwanted automatic thoughts

Most of us live with a constant stream of internal criticisms, statements and commands running through our heads. But we do have a choice: We don’t have to let them define us — or our days, says psychology researcher Steven Hayes. Here’s how we can disentangle ourselves from them. When we’re worried or dissatisfied, most …

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How having the right kind of rival can help you thrive in a changing world

It’s time for organizations and individuals to stop focusing on dominating the competition — and learn from them instead. By identifying a Worthy Rival and looking at their strengths and abilities, we can keep improving and innovating, says writer Simon Sinek. Professor James P. Carse has argued that there are two types of games: finite games …

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18 great books, podcasts and movies — all from women — to read, stream and watch this fall

Looking for something great to read, stream or watch this fall? Here are 18 picks that are worthy of your precious time, from ace curator and TEDWomen editorial director Pat Mitchell. Pat Mitchell loves a good story. In fact, her career as a journalist, producer and broadcast executive has been built on her unerring ability to …

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12 delightful, insightful quotes about reading, writing and storytelling, from TED Talks

In honor of National Book Month — which is October in the US — we’ve assembled 12 of our favorite quotes from the many TED Talks given by writers and storytellers. We’ve also created special quote images scattered throughout this post for the occasion — feel free to share them as quote cards (use the …

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To be a great leader, you need to start by leading yourself

This post is part of TED’s “How to Be a Better Human” series, each of which contains a piece of helpful advice from someone in the TED community; browse through all the posts here. Being a leader is a little like being a parent, says Lars Sudmann, a former corporate executive, in a TEDxUCLouvain Talk. Beforehand, we have all these …

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