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TED Talks


TED Talks

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Design a Recipe for Social Impact: Allan Chochinov at TEDxArtCenterCollegeOfDesign

TEDxUCL - Semir Zeki - The Neurobiology of Beauty

There are people who can quickly memorize lists of thousands of numbers, the order of all the cards in a deck (or ten!), and much more. Science writer Joshua Foer describes the technique -- called the memory palace -- and shows off its most remarkable feature: anyone can learn how to use it, including him.

Shereen El-Feki: How to fight an epidemic of bad laws. There is an epidemic of HIV, and with it an epidemic of bad laws -- laws that effectively criminalize being HIV positive. At the TEDxSummit in Doha, TED Fellow Shereen El-Feki gives a forceful argument that these laws are not only based in stigma, but are helping the disease spread.

TED: William Noel: Revealing the lost codex of Archimedes

TED 2009: Jim Stolze asks "Can you live without the Internet?"

AJ Jacobs: How healthy living nearly killed me. For a full year, AJ Jacobs followed every piece of health advice he could -- from applying sunscreen by the shotglass to wearing a bicycle helmet while shopping. Onstage at TEDMED, he shares the surprising things he learned.

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    Amy Airgood

    Love his books - I laugh hard and learn a lot

Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work. We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk from TEDxBloomington, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity.

TED Talk: Tan Le: My immigration story - In 2010, technologist Tan Le took the TEDGlobal stage to demo a powerful new interface. But now, at TEDxWomen, she tells a very personal story: the story of her family -- mother, grandmother and sister -- fleeing Vietnam and building a new life.

Tan Le: My immigration story

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TED Talks: Barry Schwartz makes a passionate call for practical wisdom as an antidote to a society gone mad with bureaucracy. He argues powerfully that rules often fail us, incentives often backfire, and practical, everyday wisdom will help rebuild our world.

Bryan Stevenson: We need to talk about an injustice. In an engaging and personal talk -- with cameo appearances from his grandmother and Rosa Parks -- human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson shares some hard truths about America's justice system, starting with a massive imbalance along racial lines.

James Hansen: Why I must speak out about climate change. Top climate scientist James Hansen tells the story of his involvement in the science of and debate over global climate change. In doing so he outlines the overwhelming evidence that change is happening and why that makes him deeply worried about the future.

TED Talk: Rob Reid: The $ 8 billion iPod - Comic author Rob Reid unveils Copyright Math (TM), a remarkable new field of study based on actual numbers from entertainment industry lawyers and lobbyists.

TED Talk: Dr. Noel Bairey Merz: The single biggest health threat women face. Surprising, but true: More women now die of heart disease than men, yet cardiovascular research has long focused on men.

Jennifer Pahlka: Coding a better government - 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 -- and their neighbors

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

Jennifer Pahlka: Coding a better government - 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 -- and their neighbors