The Power of Ideas: Mental Shortcuts, Biases and Friendships

By Uma Hiremath INE TED Columnist BOSTON--Mental shortcuts. We use them all the time as heuristic devices to navigate a complex multilayered world. It works. It...

The Power of Ideas: The Paradox of Choice, Happiness and Making Choosing Easier

By Uma Hiremath INE Ted Columnist The average American reportedly makes about 70 big and small decisions in the course of an average day - oatmeal...

The Power of Ideas: Atul Gawande on How Do We Heal Medicine?

By Uma Hiremath INE Ted Columnist In this week’s news, Anne Bakjian of Georgia reportedly spent two weeks in hospital battling COVID-19. She recovered, but has...

The Power of Ideas: When We’re Lied to From 10 to 200 Times Daily,...

By Uma Hiremath INE TED Columnist BOSTON--Lies. What does that word evoke in you? Something negative, to be avoided, to be feared, reprehensible; in short, a moral...

The Power of Ideas: Where is Home and Where Do You Come From?

By Uma Hiremath INE TED Columnist BOSTON--Where is home? It could be that white picket-fenced cottage or that old timber-framed family house or that cozy apartment...

The Power of Ideas: How Craving Attention Makes You Less Creative

By Uma Hiremath INE TED Columnist BOSTON--"If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never truly be fulfilled" says the Tao. In this light but...
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