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Impact of Ideas

Strangers with cookies: How a TED Talk inspired college students to do a highly altruistic act during finals weekStrangers with cookies: How a TED Talk inspired college students to do a highly altruistic act during finals week

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

The McGregor Reading Room at the University of Virginia is sometimes referred to as the “Harry Potter Room.” All  bookshelves, oriental carpets and chandeliers, the room earned its nickname for its posh look and the fact that it’s a favorite spot for studying. But last December, this room filled with a little real-life magic: the […]

Since the Talk

You too can be happy. Really. A Q&A with Shawn AchorYou too can be happy. Really. A Q&A with Shawn Achor

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

“We think we have to be successful, then we’ll be happier. But the real problem is our brains work in the opposite order,” said Shawn Achor in his charming, immensely popular TED Talk from TEDxBloomington, “The happy secret to better work.” Achor is the CEO of consulting firm Good Think, which conducts research on positive psychology […]