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Marco Tempest: The electric rise and fall of Nikola Tesla

Marco Tempest TED “Everything I did, I did for mankind.” (Marco Tempest quoting Nikola Tesla) Combining projection mapping and a pop-up book, Marco Tempest tells the visually arresting story of Nikola Tesla — called “the greatest geek who ever lived” … Continue reading

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Rory Sutherland: Perspective is everything

Rory Sutherland TED “Waiting seven minutes for a train with a countdown clock is less frustrating and irritating than waiting four minutes, knuckle-biting, going ‘When’s this train going to arrive?’” (Rory Sutherland) The circumstances of our lives may matter less … Continue reading

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Laura Carstensen: Older people are happier

Laura Carstensen TED “When we recognize that we don’t have all the time in the world, we see our priorities most clearly.” (Laura Carstensen) In the 20th century we added an unprecedented number of years to our lifespans, but is … Continue reading

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Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone?

Sherry Turkle TED “The feeling that ‘no one is listening to me’ make us want to spend time with machines that seem to care about us.” (Sherry Turkle) As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each … Continue reading

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Leymah Gbowee: Unlock the intelligence, passion, greatness of girls

Leymah Gbowee TED Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee has two powerful stories to tell — of her own life’s transformation, and of the untapped potential of girls around the world. Can we transform the world by unlocking the greatness … Continue reading

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Noel Bairey Merz: The single biggest health threat women face

Noel Bairey Merz TED “Because women don’t look like men, they don’t look like that male-pattern heart disease that we’ve spent the last 50 years understanding … they’re not recognized for their heart disease.” (C. Noel Bairey Merz) Surprising, but … Continue reading

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Brené Brown: Listening to shame

Brené Brown TED Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brené Brown, whose earlier talk on vulnerability became a viral hit, explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on. Her own humor, … Continue reading

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Jonathan Haidt: Religion, evolution, and the ecstasy of self-transcendence

Jonathan Haidt TED Psychologist Jonathan Haidt asks a simple, but difficult question: why do we search for self-transcendence? Why do we attempt to lose ourselves? In a tour through the science of evolution by group selection, he proposes a provocative … Continue reading

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Nicholas Christakis: The hidden influence of social networks

Nicholas Christakis TED We’re all embedded in vast social networks of friends, family, co-workers and more. Nicholas Christakis tracks how a wide variety of traits — from happiness to obesity — can spread from person to person, showing how your … Continue reading

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Jennifer Pahlka: Coding a better government

Jennifer Pahlka TED Can government be run like the Internet, permissionless and open? Coder and activist Jennifer Pahlka believes it can — and that apps, built quickly and cheaply, are a powerful new way to connect citizens to their governments … Continue reading

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