Scientists Kacey Ernst and Paloma Beamer give you the questions to ask yourself and the precautions to take before you book a flight.

When your brain is churning away with worries and anxieties, this effective exercise can help you start to calm down, says psychiatrist Judson Brewer.

Culture isn’t limited to humans; in animal life on earth, social learning goes on all around us, says ecologist and writer Carl Safina. He shows us how whales, chimpanzees and other creatures share and spread the wisdom of centuries.

Becoming aware of the thoughts that we have after we get angry can help us react to difficult situations in healthier ways, says psychology researcher Ryan Martin.

We’re living in stressful times. Here’s how to keep fear — especially the fear that others are feeling — from taking over your life, from psychologist Susan David.

And it’s not just running — you can get these feelings of bliss and well-being from other kinds of physical activity too. Research psychologist Kelly McGonigal explains how we can get it and why it exists.

Fighting climate change can feel overwhelming, but what if action looked like something as small as planting a tree — or a forest? A forest can be grown anywhere, even in your own backyard. Shubhendu Sharma, an eco-engineer and TED Fellow, explains how.