TED > Why do we love? A philosophical inquiry

Ah, romantic love; beautiful and intoxicating, heart-breaking and soul-crushing… often all at the same time! If romantic love has a purpose, neither science nor psychology has discovered it yet – but over the course of history, some of our most respected philosophers have put forward some intriguing theories. Skye C. Cleary outlines five of these philosophical perspectives on why we love.

[Directed by Avi Ofer, narrated by Addison Anderson, music by Brooks Ball and Cem Misirlioglu]

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MUSIKK > Lontano lontano (av Luigi Tenco)

Far away, far away in time
something in someone else's eyes
will make you think of my own eyes
those eyes that loved you so much 

Far away, far away in the world
in a smile on the lips of someone else
you will find my shyness
that you loved to make fun of. 

Far away, far away in time
the expression on a face glimpsed by chance
will remind you of my face
that sad look you used to love so much 

Far away, far away in the world
you will be with someone else
suddenly, without rhyme or reason
you will find yourself talking about me 

... a love now too far away..

TED > The difference between healthy and unhealthy love

In a talk about understanding and practicing the art of healthy relationships, Katie Hood reveals the five signs you might be in an unhealthy relationship — with a romantic partner, a friend, a family member — and shares the things you can do every day to love with respect, kindness and joy. “While love is an instinct and an emotion, the ability to love better is a skill we can all build and improve on over time,” she says.

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TED > ALTERNATIVES to Meat Production

Meat production is destroying the planet and jeopardizing our health, but people aren’t going to eat less meat unless we give them alternatives that cost the same (or less) and that taste the same (or better). In an eye-opening talk, food innovator Bruce Friedrich shows the plant- and cell-based products that could soon transform the global meat industry — and your dinner plate.

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Sleep is your life-support system and Mother Nature’s best effort yet at immortality, says sleep scientist Matt Walker. In this deep dive into the science of slumber, Walker shares the wonderfully good things that happen when you get sleep — and the alarmingly bad things that happen when you don’t, for both your brain and body. Learn more about sleep’s impact on your learning, memory, immune system and even your genetic code — as well as some helpful tips for getting some shut-eye.

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