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Tackling climate change means facing your grief while also holding onto your optimism

The winters, springs, summers and autumns, the rainy and dry seasons that we remember will not be those that our children and their children will enjoy. It’s rare today to find someone over 50 who isn’t conscious that the weather…

5 exercises to help you build more empathy

This post is part of TED’s “How to Be a Better Human” series, each of which contains a piece of helpful advice from people in the TED community; browse through all the posts here.  Empathy — or understanding the thoughts and feelings…

It’s essential to understand why some health care workers are putting off vaccination

A housekeeper cleans and sanitizes the room of a COVID-19 patient in ICU at Providence St. Mary Medical Center amid a surge in Covid-19 patients in Southern California on December 23, 2020 in Apple Valley, California. So far, about 53…

The science behind hangovers — and what to do when you get one 

Most of us love to joke about hangovers. For example: What’s the best thing for a hangover? Drinking heavily the night before. But what is happening in our bodies is more serious than that — it’s alcohol withdrawal. Yes, the…

“It’s Not About The Marriage”: Goldie Hawn And Kurt Russell Have Been ‘Dating’ For The Past 37 Years

At first glance, Hollywood doesn’t exactly look like home to many long-lasting couples. According to 2017 US Census data, the average divorce rate of A-list celebrities is 52%—that makes it two times higher than the general population. But one fan-favorite…

“The stakes are life and death”: Addiction treatment’s Covid-19 challenge

A door is painted with a message to stop selling heroin on a street in a neighborhood with a high rate of poverty and illegal drug use on October 14, 2016, in New York City. | Spencer Platt/Getty Images The…