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: 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...

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: 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: Mental Health Issues: How Could You Not Know?

By Uma Hiremath INE TED Columnist BOSTON--"Afterwards people asked, 'How could you not know? What kind of a mother were you?' I still ask myself those...

The Power of Ideas: Is the World Getting Better or Worse? Better, Of Course

By Uma Hiremath INE TED Columnist Aren’t we living through it? Curiously, that was a record claimed both at the end of 2016 followed by 2017....

The Power of Ideas: Broken Heart? See How Your Emotions Change the Shape of...

By Uma Hiremath INE TED Columnist BOSTON--If your Valentine's Day in 2021 was not all that you expected, your heart could actually take on the shape...

The Power of Ideas: How We Can Face the Future Without Fear?

By Uma Hiremath INE TED Columnist BOSTON--Fear. It is quite the dominant emotion these days. In less than 13 minutes, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks modulates a...
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