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How can one small nudge lead to big changes?

How can one small nudge lead to big changes?

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Nudge

It's hard to change habits, but a gentle push can move us in the right direction. This episode, TED speakers offer deceptively simple "nudges" for managing our kids, our health, and our aspirations.

"With mindfulness training, we dropped the bit about forcing and instead focused on being curious." - Judson Brewer. TEDMED hide caption

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Just a Suggestion Jared Gold

"We're raising our girls to be perfect, and we're raising our boys to be brave." - Reshma Saujani Bret Hartman/Bret Hartman / TED hide caption

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Can Coding Help Girls Take Risks?

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"It required a change in thinking. A change that forced public health workers to stop treating it as a medical problem but rather as a human behavior problem." - Richard Thaler Sandra Jones hide caption

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How Are Health Workers Putting An End To Guinea Worms?

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"We're on the verge of a whole new social science. It's a social science that recognizes...the complexity of the human mind." - Sendhil Mullainathan James Duncan Davidson/TED/James Duncan Davidson hide caption

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How Can A Nudge Save A Life?

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