Were you aware that beauty is essential to human survival? Or that our brains are hardwired to be optimistic? How about that fortune cookies don't come from China? Really, it's true. These are just some of the questions that are examined and resolved in the fascinating TED Radio Hour series compiled by NPR. In it, host and editorial director Guy Raz fuses various TED Talks into a common theme, bringing some of the speakers back to discuss their research and beliefs in further detail. We've listened to most, if not all, of these insightful compilations for you, dissected them, and sorted them into essential life hacks and quintessential quotes to enhance your knowledge, happiness, and well-being. Despite our astute condensed version, we guarantee you'll want to listen to them all too. Just make sure you bring some tissues along for the ride because these will trigger some powerful emotions.
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