Despite knowing many vets, Bal Simon wasn’t quite sure how to ask about their experiences. Wes Moore’s TED Talk, “How to talk to veterans about the war,” has shown a way forward.

Community member Laragene Williams responds to Daniel Goleman’s TED Talk, “Why aren’t we more compassionate?” with a story of her own experience as a Montessori school teacher.

Community member Rachael Williams left this thoughtful comment on Andrew Solomon’s recent TED Talk, “How the worst moments in our lives make us who we are.”

Community member Vikas Arora left a response to Brené Brown’s TED Talk, “Listening to shame,” sharing some of his own vulnerability as he did so.

TED community member Gregory Clark shared a response to Shawn Achor’s TED Talk, “The happy secret to better work,” and his take on successful ways to be happy.

Community member Sofia Papa shared some thoughts on identity and society in response to Liu Bolin’s TED Talk, “The invisible man.”

Margaret Heffernan explains why companies should value — treasure! — whistleblowers, how and why Saturn is turning blue, and other good reads from round the web.