TED Radio Hour
TED Radio Hour
Apr 24, 2020
Meditations On Loneliness
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We're a social species now living in isolation. But loneliness was a problem well before this era of social distancing. This hour, TED speakers explore how we can live and make peace with loneliness. Guests on the show include author and illustrator Jonny Sun, psychologist Susan Pinker, architect Grace Kim, and writer Suleika Jaouad.
Curiosity Daily
Curiosity Daily
Discovery
How to Know You’re Running Low on Vitamins
Learn about how to tell when your body is running low on key vitamins; how Neanderthals mourned their dead; and why you should NOT pre-rinse your dishes before putting them in the dishwasher.  Ways Your Body Tells You You're Running Low on Key Vitamins by Stephanie Bucklin Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health, & Division of Laboratory Sciences. (2012). CDC’s Second Nutrition Report: A comprehensive biochemical assessment of the nutrition status of the U.S. population Report measures 58 indicators of diet and nutrition New report uses NHANES results. https://www.cdc.gov/nutritionreport/pdf/4page_%202nd%20nutrition%20report_508_032912.pdf  Migala, J. (2018, October 9). 10 Ways Your Body Is Telling You You’re Running Low on Key Vitamins. The Healthy; The Healthy. https://www.thehealthy.com/nutrition/signs-of-vitamin-deficiencies/  Elizabeth Shimer Bowers. (2017, October 13). 7 Common Nutrient Deficiencies | Everyday Health. EverydayHealth.com. https://www.everydayhealth.com/hs/guide-to-essential-nutrients/common-nutrient-deficiencies/  Vitamins for a Dry Scalp | Livestrong.com. (2010, December 2). LIVESTRONG.COM. https://www.livestrong.com/article/323187-vitamins-for-a-dry-scalp/  CDC. (2020, December 3). Micronutrient Facts. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/micronutrient-malnutrition/micronutrients/index.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fimmpact%2Fmicronutrients%2Findex.html  Neanderthals buried their dead by Grant Currin New evidence: Neandertals buried their dead. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-12/c-nen120920.php  Balzeau, A., Turq, A., Talamo, S., Daujeard, C., Guérin, G., Welker, F., Crevecoeur, I., Fewlass, H., Hublin, J.-J., Lahaye, C., Maureille, B., Meyer, M., Schwab, C., & Gómez-Olivencia, A. (2020). Pluridisciplinary evidence for burial for the La Ferrassie 8 Neandertal child. Scientific Reports, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-77611-z  You Shouldn't Rinse Your Dishes Before Putting Them in the Dishwasher by Ashley Hamer first aired June 3, 2018 https://omny.fm/shows/curiosity-daily/how-to-wash-your-dishes-british-vs-american-englis  Subscribe to Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day with Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer. You can also listen to our podcast as part of your Alexa Flash Briefing; Amazon smart speakers users, click/tap “enable” here: https://www.amazon.com/Curiosity-com-Curiosity-Daily-from/dp/B07CP17DJY  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13 min
Death, Sex & Money
Death, Sex & Money
WNYC Studios
I Was Your Father, Until I Wasn't
Tony* wasn't sure what to say when the woman he'd slept with told him she was pregnant. First, he says, there was a long pause. They weren't a couple, and he didn't want to say the wrong thing. "I told her that it was her choice and if she chose to keep it, then I would be a good dad," he remembers. "I was freaking out." At the time, Tony was in his mid-20s, working as a bartender and photographer in a college town out west. Tony started paying child support for his daughter near the end of the pregnancy, went to prenatal appointments, and took parenting classes along with the baby's mother. On the day his daughter was born, Tony cut the umbilical cord. And Tony was an active father. As soon as his daughter could take a bottle, he says he started sharing custody of her, sometimes watching her three or four days a week. "We were really just good buddies," he says. "It felt good to have purpose, and it felt amazing to love something so much, in a completely new way." Money became a source of tension, though, between Tony and the baby's mother. So did the fact that as his daughter got older, she started looking less like him or her mother. Tony decided to get a paternity test when his daughter was about a year old. "I couldn't play it dumb forever," Tony says—but he also feared the results. "That's not something that you want to know, especially when you love something so much." Tony quickly learned the truth: he had a zero percent probability of being the biological father. He called the mother to tell her, and soon after that, he met Victor*, the man who is his daughter's biological father. Over beers, they talked about Tony's shock, Victor's suspicions from the sidelines, and their plan for the little girl they both considered a daughter. More than two years later, they joined me to talk about the logistics and emotions of the transition that followed, which included packing up a pickup truck with nursery furniture to move it from Tony's place to Victor's. This episode first aired in 2017. *Last names have been withheld for privacy reasons.
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