The Great Race Around the World

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Think Magellan was the first man around the world? Think twice. The identity — and status — of the first man to go full circle may surprise you big time. My TED-Ed Lesson on Magellan’s Circumnavigation of the World is .. Read More.

Nice Trumps Nasty

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Most of us have learned to see politeness as wimpy and meek. We contemplate meanness as a shield worth wearing, despite the long-lasting harm it does to others and ourselves once the excitement of immediate gains fades away. .. Read More.

Henry: The Interpreter Who Beat Magellan

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Most people think of Ferdinand Magellan as the Portuguese explorer who first sailed around the planet on a quest to prove that the Earth was round. Now, consider this. While Magellan did sail from Spain on an expedition that eventually .. Read More.

5 Essential Coping Tactics

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“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” —William Arthur Ward, writer Upon setting sail from the Spanish port of Seville in 1519, Ferdinand Magellan was unsure of just what to .. Read More.