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TED Talks – 3 sneaky tactics that websites use to make you spend

Online retailers resort to all kinds of strategies to separate you from your hard-earned money. Behavioral scientist Wendy De La Rosa names three tactics to look out for — and shares how you can keep yourself from falling for them.

Today’s TED Talk – A concrete idea to reduce carbon emissions

Cement researcher Karen Scrivener shares the research behind a pioneering new kind of cement known as LC3, which could slash carbon emissions from this crucial building material by 40 percent, if adopted at scale.

Today’s TED Talk – The counterintuitive way to be more persuasive

What’s the best way to make a good point? Organizational psychologist Niro Sivanathan offers a fascinating lesson on the “dilution effect,” a cognitive quirk that weakens our strongest cases — and reveals why brevity is the true soul of persuasion.

TED Talk – Stacey Abrams: 3 questions to ask yourself about everything you do

“Be aggressive about your ambition”

New on TED.com – If trees could speak

How do we tell stories of humanity and nature at a time when our planet is burning?

Ronald Reagan – The Importance of Stories

Telling a story, he made me understand, helps make your case in a way that no abstraction can: A story builds an emotional bond, and emotional bonds build trust.

TED’s holiday book list: 68 reads that will inspire you

“What books have inspired you?” We hope their recommendations will help you refresh and recharge.

TED Talk – How changing your story can change your life.

Stories help you make sense of your life — but when these narratives are incomplete or misleading, they can keep you stuck instead of providing clarity. In an actionable talk, psychotherapist and advice columnist Lori Gottlieb shows how to break free from the stories you’ve been telling yourself by becoming your own editor and rewriting your narrative from a different point of view.

TED – How reverse mentorship can help create better leaders

Try a “reverse mentorship” program, which sets up junior team members to guide senior staff.

TED Talks – Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong. “The opposite of addiction is connection.”

Surprising and hopeful ways of thinking about an age-old problem.