Does your breathing pattern change when you open your e-mail inbox or check your Blackberry? Do you hold your breath? Longtime TEDster Linda Stone has given a name — “e-mail apnea” — to what she describes as a “temporary absence or suspension of breathing, or shallow breathing, while doing e-mail”. She has researched how this disturbs our body’s balance of oxygen, CO2 and NO and impacts our nervous system. Take a deep breath and read her revealing diagnosis here.
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What is your reputation? “If someone asked you for the three words that would sum up your reputation, what would you say?” Rachel Botsman asks us. “The answer to this question will become profoundly important in an age where reputation will become your most important asset.” She introduces us to Sebastian, a host on Airbnb, […]
“The human voice: mysterious, spontaneous, primal.” With these words, soprano Claron McFadden invites us to explore the mysteries of breathing and singing, as she performs the challenging “Aria,” by John Cage. (Recorded at TEDxAmsterdam, November 2010, in Amsterdam, NL. Duration: 10:55) Watch Claron McFadden’s talk on TED.com where you can download it, rate it, comment […]