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Here’s the Magic Number That Leads to Happiness

How much happiness does it take to make up for the sadness in life?<p>A ratio of 3 to 1.<p>Via Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain: How to Retrain Your Brain to …

The Shortness of Life: Seneca on Busyness and the Art of Living Wide Rather Than Living Long

<i>“How we spend our days,”</i> Annie Dillard memorably wrote in her soul-stretching meditation on the life of presence, <i>“is, of course, how we spend our lives.”</i> And yet most of us spend our days in what Kierkegaard believed to be our greatest source of unhappiness — a refusal to recognize that “busy is a …

Fighting FOMO: 3 Strategies To Beat Your Fear Of Missing Out

<i>If it seems like everyone you know is doing cooler stuff than you, feeling happier than you, and generally out-pizzazzing you, Martha Beck wants you to know they've got you fooled.</i><p>By Martha Beck<p>OMG, do you have any idea what you're missing right now? Have you checked Facebook in the last two …

Syria rebels name slain leader's replacement

Ahrar al-Sham, a Syrian rebel group, has announced its new leadership after it lost its top brass during a bomb attack on a high-level meeting in Idlib province.<p>Hassan Abboud, the head of Ahrar al-Sham, was among up to 45 people killed in an underground bunker near an ammunition dump outside Ram …

A Suspected Ebola Patient On The Run In Liberia

Health care workers pursue a suspected Ebola patient in Monrovia, Liberia.<p><b>YouTube</b><p>A newly released video shows health workers in Liberia attempting to capture a suspected Ebola patient, who had allegedly escaped from a treatment center on Sept. 1.<p>Clad in a red shirt, the man was wearing a badge …

The Designs Behind Airstrikes — And The Damage They've Dealt

As U.S. deputy commander in Iraq until January 2011, Lt. Gen. Michael Barbero oversaw targeting for airstrikes during 17 months of the troop surge there. He tells Robert Siegel that for such strikes to be effective, they must be one part of a larger, overarching strategy.<p>Transcript<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, …

Playlist: You Can Do It!

<i>We made playlists of TED Radio Hour stories that will keep you curious about big ideas throughout the summer.</i><p>Need a little encouragement this summer? This playlist may inspire you to overcome your own obstacles with stories about conquering fears, getting past cultural boundaries and</b> …