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Want to help prevent online bullying? Comment on Facebook

Written by Nadia Goodman • Posted Mar 27, 2015
When TED posted the talk by Monica Lewinsky, the haters came out in force. TED's social media editor, Nadia Goodman, describes what happened -- and how she and her team countered the vitriol, one comment at a time.

An unexpected family photo album

Written by Karen Eng • Posted Mar 25, 2015
For the last 12 years, LaToya Ruby Frazier has photographed her family as it deals with reality on the American post-industrial front lines in Braddock, Pennsylvania. The images, she says, show a family struggling to survive.
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How scientists make people laugh to study humor

Written by Helen Walters • Posted Mar 20, 2015
British cognitive neuroscientist Sophie Scott studies vocal communication. She explains why looking into giggles and mirth is important ... and shares ways she makes subjects laugh in the lab.

We need to start a new conversation about infidelity

Written by Helen Walters • Posted Mar 19, 2015
Esther Perel explains why she wants to introduce a new conversation about affairs, to examine why they happen, what they mean, and what can be done once they are exposed.

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