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Money Sense
A Point of View BBC
access_time11 hours ago
"I listen to Money Box on Radio 4 as others might to a recording of Indonesian gamelan music", writes Will Self, "thrilling to the intricacies, even as I find them altogether alien". Will ponders why personal finance is such an alien concept for him. But his thoughts move to “those hundreds of thousands out there for whom the words ‘personal finance’ are, quite simply, terrifying”. Producer: Adele Armstrong
The most important thing you can do to fight climate change: talk about it | Katharine Hayhoe
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time16 hours ago
How do you talk to someone who doesn't believe in climate change? Not by rehashing the same data and facts we've been discussing for years, says climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe. In this inspiring, pragmatic talk, Hayhoe shows how the key to having a real discussion is to connect over shared values like family, community and religion -- and to prompt people to realize that they already care about a changing climate. "We can't give in to despair," she says. "We have to go out and look for the hope we need to inspire us to act -- and that hope begins with a conversation, today."
The most important thing you can do to fight climate change: talk about it | Katharine Hayhoe
TEDTalks (video) TEDTalks
access_time16 hours ago
How do you talk to someone who doesn't believe in climate change? Not by rehashing the same data and facts we've been discussing for years, says climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe. In this inspiring, pragmatic talk, Hayhoe shows how the key to having a real discussion is to connect over shared values like family, community and religion -- and to prompt people to realize that they already care about a changing climate. "We can't give in to despair," she says. "We have to go out and look for the hope we need to inspire us to act -- and that hope begins with a conversation, today."
TEDTalks (video) TEDTalks
access_time18 hours ago
"Music is so much more than sound simply traveling through the ear," says sign language interpreter Amber Galloway-Gallego. In a spirited performance, musician and activist Madame Gandhi plays two songs -- "Top Knot Turn Up" and "Bad Habits" -- while Galloway-Gallego provides an animated sign language interpretation.
How to be
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time1 day ago
Humans are no longer valued for our creativity, says media theorist Douglas Rushkoff -- in a world dominated by digital technology, we're now just valued for our data. In a passionate talk, Rushkoff urges us to stop using technology to optimize people for the market and start using it to build a future centered on our pre-digital values of connection, creativity and respect. "Join 'Team Human.' Find the others," he says. "Together let's make the future that we always wanted."
How to be
TEDTalks (video) TEDTalks
access_time1 day ago
Humans are no longer valued for our creativity, says media theorist Douglas Rushkoff -- in a world dominated by digital technology, we're now just valued for our data. In a passionate talk, Rushkoff urges us to stop using technology to optimize people for the market and start using it to build a future centered on our pre-digital values of connection, creativity and respect. "Join 'Team Human.' Find the others." he says. "Together let's make the future that we always wanted."
How to find the person who can help you get ahead at work | Carla Harris
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time2 days ago
The workplace is often presented as a meritocracy, where you can succeed by putting your head down and working hard. Wall Street veteran Carla Harris learned early in her career that this a myth. The key to actually getting ahead? Get a sponsor: a person who will speak on your behalf in the top-level, closed-door meetings you're not invited to (yet). Learn how to identify and develop a productive sponsor relationship in this candid, powerful talk.
How to find the person who can help you get ahead at work | Carla Harris
TEDTalks (video) TEDTalks
access_time2 days ago
The workplace is often presented as a meritocracy, where you can succeed by putting your head down and working hard. Wall Street veteran Carla Harris learned early in her career that this a myth. The key to actually getting ahead? Get a sponsor: a person who will speak on your behalf in the top-level, closed-door meetings you're not invited to (yet). Learn how to identify and develop a productive sponsor relationship in this candid, powerful talk.
Why you should treat the tech you use at work like a colleague | Nadjia Yousif
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time3 days ago
Imagine your company hires a new employee and then everyone just ignores them, day in and day out, while they sit alone at their desk getting paid to do nothing. This situation actually happens all the time -- when companies invest millions of dollars in new tech tools only to have frustrated employees disregard them, says Nadjia Yousif. In this fun and practical talk, she offers advice on how to better collaborate with the technologies in your workplace -- by treating them like colleagues.
Why you should treat the tech you use at work like a colleague | Nadjia Yousif
TEDTalks (video) TEDTalks
access_time3 days ago
Imagine your company hires a new employee and then everyone just ignores them, day in and day out, while they sit alone at their desk getting paid to do nothing. This situation actually happens all the time -- when companies invest millions of dollars in new tech tools only to have frustrated employees disregard them, says Nadjia Yousif. In this fun and practical talk, she offers advice on how to better collaborate with the technologies in your workplace -- by treating them like colleagues.
3 kinds of bias that shape your worldview | J. Marshall Shepherd
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time4 days ago
What shapes our perceptions (and misperceptions) about science? In an eye-opening talk, meteorologist J. Marshall Shepherd explains how confirmation bias, the Dunning-Kruger effect and cognitive dissonance impact what we think we know -- and shares ideas for how we can replace them with something much more powerful: knowledge.
3 kinds bias that shape your worldview | J. Marshall Shepherd
TEDTalks (video) TEDTalks
access_time4 days ago
What shapes our perceptions (and misperceptions) about science? In an eye-opening talk, meteorologist J. Marshall Shepherd explains how confirmation bias, the Dunning-Kruger effect and cognitive dissonance impact what we think we know about science -- and shares ideas for how we can replace them with something much more powerful: knowledge.
Not safe anywhere
Hear Me Too The Indian Express
access_time4 days ago
In the last episode, we try to find a better understanding of conflict and what it does to women.
How storytelling helps parents in prison stay connected to their kids | Alan Crickmore
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time5 days ago
When a parent is sent to prison, the unintended victims of their crimes are their own children -- without stability and support, kids are at higher risk for mental health and development issues. In a heartfelt talk, Alan Crickmore explains how the charity Storybook Dads is keeping families connected through the simple act of storytelling.
How storytelling helps parents in prison stay connected to their kids | Alan Crickmore
TEDTalks (video) TEDTalks
access_time5 days ago
When a parent is sent to prison, the unintended victims of their crimes are their own children -- without stability and support, kids are at higher risk for mental health and development issues. In a heartfelt talk, Alan Crickmore explains how the charity Storybook Dads is keeping families connected through the simple act of storytelling.
Finale: The Reckoning
Believed NPR
access_time5 days ago
The world watches as more than 200 women and girls confront Larry Nassar at his sentencing hearings. "Little girls don't stay little forever," says one survivor. "They grow into strong women that return to destroy your world."
Dress your confidence: Ruchi Gulati #31
N.R.I. Woman N.R.I. Woman
access_time5 days ago
Ruchi Gulati is a blogger, the founder of the first Thyroid support group in Singapore and creator of a clothing line for plus sized women, Curvy Craze. She shares her story of embracing her curves with confidence and conquering the world with love, fun and kindness. Ruchi has been curvy for as long as she can remember. She’s also always been confident about herself and her abilities. About ten years ago she was diagnosed with Hashimoto's, a condition in which one's immune system attacks the thyroid making it hard for her to shift the weight. She loves her curves and has detached from the stigma that comes with the word fat and hopes one day all women can embrace their bodies the way they are and for everybody to offer the same dignity and respect to people irrespective of their size. She's our curvy NRI Woman and this is her story. Until next time keep learning, keep inspiring and be kind. Connect with the guests:Email: rucci66@hotmail.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/gulatis/ If you like what you hear, please tell your friends about us and do subscribe to our Podcast. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe!Apple Podcast AppStitcher (available on AppStore and Google play) Get in touch.Instagram: @nriwomanpodcastTwitter: @nri_womanFacebook: NRI WomanEmail: hello@nriwoman.com CreditsEdited & mixed by Deepthy Shibish @ deepthysivadasan@gmail.com
The close relationship between crime and politics in India
The Sandip Roy Show The Indian Express
access_time6 days ago
Carnegie Fellow Milan Vaishnav on how Indians like to elect people facing criminal charges
What did you do during the environmental collapse, daddy?
A Point of View BBC
access_time7 days ago
"Two things seem incontrovertible about the mounting environmental catastrophe", writes Will Self.. "It's genuinely unprecedented - and we really are in it together". Will wonders what we should say to our children about global warming and our role in it. He says we have to hope that some sort of collective wisdom can emerge "because the alternative is frankly terrifying: a degraded, dystopic and nakedly Darwinian future". Producer: Adele Armstrong
The work that makes all other work possible | Ai-jen Poo
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time8 days ago
Domestic workers are entrusted with the most precious aspects of people's lives -- they're the nannies, the elder-care workers and the house cleaners who do the work that makes all other work possible. Too often, they're invisible, taken for granted or dismissed as "help," yet they continue to do their wholehearted best for the families and homes in their charge. In this sensational talk, activist Ai-Jen Poo shares her efforts to secure equal rights and fair wages for domestic workers and explains how we can all be inspired by them. "Think like a domestic worker who shows up and cares no matter what," she says.
Domestic workers make all other work possible | Ai-jen Poo
TEDTalks (video) TEDTalks
access_time8 days ago
Domestic workers are entrusted with the most precious aspects of people's lives -- they're the nannies, the elder-care workers and the house cleaners who do the work that makes all other work possible. Too often, they're invisible, taken for granted or dismissed as "help," yet they continue to do their wholehearted best for the families and homes in their charge. In this sensational talk, activist Ai-Jen Poo shares her efforts to secure equal rights and fair wages for domestic workers and explains how we can all be inspired by them. "Think like a domestic worker who shows up and cares no matter what," she says.
Get ready for hybrid thinking | Ray Kurzweil
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time9 days ago
Two hundred million years ago, our mammal ancestors developed a new brain feature: the neocortex. This stamp-sized piece of tissue (wrapped around a brain the size of a walnut) is the key to what humanity has become. Now, futurist Ray Kurzweil suggests, we should get ready for the next big leap in brain power, as we tap into the computing power in the cloud.
A lesson on looking | Amy Herman
TEDTalks (video) TEDTalks
access_time9 days ago
Are you looking closely? Visual educator Amy Herman uses art to enhance your powers of perception and find connections where they may not be apparent. Learn the techniques Herman uses to train Navy SEALS, doctors and crime scene investigators to convert observable details into actionable knowledge with this insightful talk.
How to motivate people to do good for others | Erez Yoeli
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time10 days ago
How can we get people to do more good: to go to the polls, give to charity, conserve resources or just generally act better towards others? MIT research scientist Erez Yoeli shares a simple checklist for harnessing the power of reputations -- or our collective desire to be seen as generous and kind instead of selfish -- to motivate people to act in the interest of others. Learn more about how small changes to your approach to getting people to do good could yield surprising results.
How to motivate people to do good for others | Erez Yoeli
TEDTalks (video) TEDTalks
access_time10 days ago
How can we get people to do more good: to go to the polls, give to charity, conserve resources or just generally act better towards others? MIT research scientist Erez Yoeli shares a simple checklist for harnessing the power of reputations -- or our collective desire to be seen as generous and kind instead of selfish -- to motivate people to act in the interest of others. Learn more about how small changes to your approach to getting people to do good could yield surprising results.
3 questions to ask yourself about everything you do | Stacey Abrams
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time11 days ago
How you respond after setbacks is what defines your character. Stacey Abrams was the first black woman in the history of the United States to be nominated by a major party for governor -- she lost that hotly contested race, but as she says: the only choice is to move forward. In an electrifying talk, she shares the lessons she learned from her campaign for governor of Georgia, some advice on how to change the world -- and a few hints at her next steps. "Be aggressive about your ambition," Abrams says.
3 questions to ask yourself about everything you do | Stacey Abrams
TEDTalks (video) TEDTalks
access_time11 days ago
How you respond after setbacks is what defines your character. Stacey Abrams was the first black woman in the history of the United States to be nominated by a major party for governor. She lost that hotly contested race -- but as she says, the only choice is to move forward. In an electrifying talk, she shares the lessons she learned from her campaign for governor of Georgia, some advice on how to change the world -- and a few hints at what her own next steps are. "Be aggressive about your ambition," Abrams says.
Not safe online
Hear Me Too The Indian Express
access_time11 days ago
Confessions of a recovering micromanager | Chieh Huang
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time12 days ago
Think about the most tired you've ever been at work. It probably wasn't when you stayed late or came home from a road trip -- chances are it was when you had someone looking over your shoulder, watching your each and every move. "If we know that micromanagement isn't really effective, why do we do it?" asks entrepreneur Chieh Huang. In a funny talk packed with wisdom and humility, Huang shares the cure for micromanagement madness -- and how to foster innovation and happiness at work.
Confessions of a recovering micromanager | Chieh Huang
TEDTalks (video) TEDTalks
access_time12 days ago
Think about the most tired you've ever been at work. It probably wasn't when you stayed late or came home from a road trip -- chances are it was when you had someone looking over your shoulder, watching your each and every move. "If we know that micromanagement isn't really effective, why do we do it?" asks entrepreneur Chieh Huang. In a funny talk packed with wisdom and humility, Huang shares the cure to micromanagement madness -- and how to foster innovation and happiness at work.
'What Have You Done?'
Believed NPR
access_time12 days ago
Even some of Larry Nassar's victims found it hard to believe they themselves were abused. This is the story of a patient who supported him for years, despite the allegations. Hear what it took for her to finally accept the truth.
Aromatherapy: Malini Ohri #30
N.R.I. Woman N.R.I. Woman
access_time12 days ago
Malini Ohri our guest today is a certified beauty and health consultant and aromatherapist. She has a career in the health and wellness industry spanning over 40 years and as an aromatherapist for over 13 years. She has a passion for using and making things all natural. She chats with us about aromatherapy, its benefits, how to introduce aromatherapy into one'life and most importantly how to pick the right products. Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being. It enhances both physical and emotional health. Some of the health benefits of aromatherapy include reducing anxiety and stress, improving focus, alleviating pain, eliminating headaches and increasing circulation. Malini is the creator of the aromatherapy line Saanté. Connect with the guests: Email: maliniohri@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/malini.ohri Saanté: https://www.facebook.com/saantearoma/ If you like what you hear, please tell your friends about us and do subscribe to our Podcast. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe! Apple Podcast App Stitcher (available on AppStore and Google play) Get in touch. Instagram: @nriwomanpodcast Twitter: @nri_woman Facebook: NRI Woman Email: hello@nriwoman.com Credits Edited & mixed by Deepthy Shibish @ deepthysivadasan@gmail.com
An intimate portrait of Jahangir, with Parvati Sharma
Talking Books The Indian Express
access_time13 days ago
Author Parvati Sharma in conversation with journalist Supriya Nair about her latest book - Jahangir: An Intimate Portrait of a Great Mughal.
Color blind or color brave? | Mellody Hobson
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time14 days ago
The subject of race can be very touchy. As finance executive Mellody Hobson says, it's a "conversational third rail." But, she says, that's exactly why we need to start talking about it. In this engaging, persuasive talk, Hobson makes the case that speaking openly about race — and particularly about diversity in hiring -- makes for better businesses and a better society.
The witch-hunt culture
A Point of View BBC
access_time14 days ago
Roger Scruton argues that political correctness, far from being the cure to our conflicts, is actually the ultimate source of them. The "isms" and "phobias", he says, have been used in order to "put some complex matters beyond discussion, so that only one perspective can be publicly confessed to". "In the world of political correctness", he writes, "there is no presumption of innocence, but only a hunger for targets". Producer: Adele Armstrong
Me Too is a movement, not a moment | Tarana Burke
TEDTalks (video) TEDTalks
access_time15 days ago
In 2006, Tarana Burke was consumed by a desire to do something about the rampant sexual violence she saw in her community. She took out a piece of paper, wrote "Me Too" across the top and laid out an action plan for a movement centered on the power of empathy between survivors. More than a decade later, she reflects on what has since become a global movement -- and makes a powerful call to dismantle the power and privilege that are building blocks of sexual violence. "We owe future generations nothing less than a world free of sexual violence," she says. "I believe we can build that world."