TED Talk (Blog 10) / Uncategorized

Happiness? a thing we find or a thing we make?


I watched a TED talk by Dan Gilbert, author of a book titled “Stumbling on Happiness.” His lecture discusses his experimental research and his vitally important and interesting findings on happiness. Dan is a psychologist at Harvard University and his research and commentary was very informative. He explains that there is natural happiness and synthesized … Continue reading

Becci Manson: the retoucher of lives
TED Talk (Blog 10) / Uncategorized

Becci Manson: the retoucher of lives


After watching many TED talks with topics ranging from poetry to psychology (it’s so easy to just get lost in that website), I settled on one entitled “(Re)touching lives through photos”. The speaker, Becci Manson, is a photo retoucher who spent about 7 months after Japan’s 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster collecting, hand-cleaning, and retouching … Continue reading