TED Talks Daily

The unexpected key to boosting your productivity | Dan Shipper

By TED/Wed, 29 Mar 2023 14:21

Ever wished you could stop procrastinating and just be as efficient as a machine? Since you're a human, that's not going to happen -- but that's OK, says entrepreneur Dan Shipper. Here's how you can use awareness, observation and experimentation to c

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How music can help you find peace after loss | Steven Sharp Nelson

By TED/Tue, 28 Mar 2023 10:00

Music can act as a guide, says cellist Steven Sharp Nelson. It has the power to unlock the mind, tap into the heart and bring light in the darkest times. Take a deep breath as Nelson takes you on a melodic, meditative journey that could reconnect you

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How do we get the world off fossil fuels quickly and fairly? | TED Countdown

By TED/Mon, 27 Mar 2023 15:00

What are the realistic pathways off of fossil fuels and towards a world of abundant clean energy? TED Countdown gathered for its second Dilemma Series -- events designed to look at some of the tricky challenges of climate change, where diverging posi

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Why all dogs are good dogs | Alexandra Horowitz

By TED/Fri, 24 Mar 2023 14:56

Canine cognition expert Alexandra Horowitz offers a peek inside the mind of your dog, sharing solutions to common "misbehaviors" that are often simply the result of a pup's attempt to communicate in a world that's very different from their own. Hear

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How to keep your hometown from becoming a ghost town | John Paget

By TED/Thu, 23 Mar 2023 15:05

"My very first film was about a town that disappeared," says documentarian John Paget. It was the beginning of a lifelong fascination with cities and towns across the US that experienced slow-motion declines -- but managed to stage a comeback after a

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How to calm your anxiety, from a neuroscientist | Wendy Suzuki

By TED/Wed, 22 Mar 2023 14:07

What if you could transform your anxiety into something you can actually use during your work day? Neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki shares two evidence-based activities -- breathing and movement -- that can soothe your nervous system and fuel creativity a

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What happens to gas stations when the world goes electric? | Emily Grubert

By TED/Tue, 21 Mar 2023 14:57

When the world goes fully electric, what happens to the cars, tools and livelihoods that rely on fossil fuels? Civil engineer and environmental sociologist Emily Grubert visualizes what a clean energy future will look like, outlining the consideratio

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You deserve the right to repair your stuff | Gay Gordon-Byrne

By TED/Mon, 20 Mar 2023 10:00

A self-declared "repair geek," Gay Gordon-Byrne is a driving force behind the right-to-repair movement, which aims to empower people to fix their stuff. She describes how the movement is gaining legislative momentum and breaks down how the global shi

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3 skills every middle school boy needs | Jerome Hunter

By TED/Fri, 17 Mar 2023 14:49

Middle school is a time like no other, as significant biological and emotional changes coincide with profound personal growth, says educator Jerome Hunter. The middle school for boys that he founded centers on a program that helps redefine masculinit

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The surprising psychology behind your urge to break the rules | Paul Bloom

By TED/Thu, 16 Mar 2023 14:57

We all experience it: that desire to do something wrong just for the sake of it. Whether it's walking on manicured grass or sticking your finger in a friend's ice cream, psychologist Paul Bloom invites us to see the clever, creative and beautiful sid

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Your 3-step guide to setting better boundaries at work | Nedra Glover Tawwab

By TED/Wed, 15 Mar 2023 14:22

Know you should establish clear limits at work but not sure how to do it? Here are a few strategies from relationship therapist and author Nedra Glover Tawwab that can help you feel more empowered and less overwhelmed, both on and off the job.

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Who owns the internet of the future? | Ordinary Things

By TED/Tue, 14 Mar 2023 14:57

The emergence of data-driven mass surveillance "is threatening to turn privacy into a relic of the 20th century," says the anonymous YouTube creator known as Ordinary Things. Meanwhile, state-funded troll farms are spreading disinformation and curati

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3 elements of true fun -- and how to have more of it | Catherine Price

By TED/Mon, 13 Mar 2023 15:00

What comes to mind when you think about the most fun moments of your life? Science journalist Catherine Price asked thousands of people across the world this question, and their answers led her to a new definition of "true" fun: a special confluence

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How to be a team player -- without burning out | Rob Cross

By TED/Sat, 11 Mar 2023 11:00

Collaboration in the workplace is more important than ever -- but it's making us less productive in some ways. Here's what collaboration pioneer Rob Cross says is driving us to take on way too much -- and how we can reclaim our time and our peace of

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Gourmet food for the final frontier | Phnam Bagley

By TED/Fri, 10 Mar 2023 15:55

What does an in-flight meal look like when you're traveling to Mars? Designer Phnam Bagley envisions a future where astronauts have nourishing, flavorful food reminiscent of home -- a giant leap from their current staple of "goop-in-a-bag." Learn mor

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How video games can level up the way you learn | Kris Alexander

By TED/Thu, 09 Mar 2023 15:50

Video games naturally tap into the way we learn: they focus our attention and track our progress as we head toward a clear goal. Kris Alexander, a professor of video game design and passionate gamer himself, thinks the same elements should be used in

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What if women built the world they want to see? | Emily Pilloton-Lam

By TED/Wed, 08 Mar 2023 11:00

Only four percent of construction workers are female -- that's totally unacceptable, but it's also a huge opportunity both for women and for the trades, says youth educator and builder Emily Pilloton-Lam. She makes the case for putting power (and pow

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The clean energy hub of the future | Rebekah Shirley

By TED/Tue, 07 Mar 2023 15:55

Why aren't more people investing in Africa's green energy? Environmental researcher Rebekah Shirley outlines the continent's immense potential for renewable power and calls for collaborative international investment -- and partnership -- in Africa's

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The fantastically weird world of photosynthetic sea slugs | Michael Middlebrooks

By TED/Mon, 06 Mar 2023 15:45

Meet the fantastically colorful and astonishingly adaptable sea slugs that found a way to photosynthesize (or create energy from sunlight) like plants. Diving deep into these often overlooked creatures, invertebrate zoologist Michael Middlebrooks int

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How to quit your job -- without ruining your career | Gala Jackson

By TED/Sat, 04 Mar 2023 11:00

Stuck in an unfulfilling or stagnant job? To achieve a smooth departure without burning bridges, try this three-step exit strategy from career coach Gala Jackson. She'll help you move on to your next position with courage, confidence and clarity.

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How one small idea led to $1 million of paid water bills | Tiffani Ashley Bell

By TED/Fri, 03 Mar 2023 15:45

When programmer Tiffani Ashley Bell learned that thousands of people in Detroit were facing water shutoffs because they couldn't afford to pay their bills, she decided to take action -- in the simplest, most obvious way possible. It's an inspiring st

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How to escape the cynicism trap | Jamil Zaki

By TED/Thu, 02 Mar 2023 11:00

Some days, it's hard to be optimistic. But cynicism -- the idea that people are inherently selfish, greedy and dishonest -- is making humanity lonelier and more divided, says psychologist Jamil Zaki. Presenting fascinating research on cooperation, em

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The fascinating physics of insect pee | Saad Bhamla

By TED/Tue, 28 Feb 2023 15:52

Scientist Saad Bhamla is on a mission to answer a question most people don't think to ask: How do insects pee? Taking inspiration from the incredible "butt flickers" of the glassy-winged sharpshooter, Bhamla presents a fascinating study of the physic

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3 steps to getting what you want in a negotiation | Ruchi Sinha

By TED/Mon, 27 Feb 2023 11:00

We negotiate all the time at work -- for raises, promotions, time off -- and we usually go into it like it's a battle. But it's not about dominating, says organizational psychologist Ruchi Sinha. It's about crafting a relationship, understanding your

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What girls and women in sports need to unlock their potential | Kate Ackerman

By TED/Fri, 24 Feb 2023 16:11

As a sports scientist, athlete and director of the Female Athlete Program at Boston Children's Hospital, Kate Ackerman understands that women athletes need more than pretty sports bras or new sneakers to achieve peak performance -- they need true inv

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What women athletes need to unlock their full potential | Kate Ackerman

By TED/Fri, 24 Feb 2023 16:11

As a sports scientist, athlete and director of the Female Athlete Program at Boston Children's Hospital, Kate Ackerman understands that women athletes need more than pretty sports bras or new sneakers to achieve peak performance -- they need true inv

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The surprising climate benefits of sharing your stuff | Tessa Clarke

By TED/Thu, 23 Feb 2023 16:04

There's something simple we can all do to help the planet -- and it's probably not what you think. With one-third of all the food we produce globally each year being thrown away, entrepreneur Tessa Clarke believes that sharing more and wasting less i

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4 proven ways to kick your procrastination habit | Ayelet Fishbach

By TED/Wed, 22 Feb 2023 15:53

You've got a long list of things you want to do, but there's just one problem: you can't seem to get -- or stay -- motivated. Social psychologist Ayelet Fishbach is here to help. She offers insights on the science of motivation along with tips and co

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The massive machines removing carbon from Earth's atmosphere | Jan Wurzbacher

By TED/Tue, 21 Feb 2023 15:47

To restrain global warming, we know we need to drastically reduce pollution. The very next step after that: using both natural and technological solutions to trap as much excess carbon dioxide from the air as possible. Enter Orca, the world's first l

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3 rules to help you build a successful business | Julissa Prado

By TED/Mon, 20 Feb 2023 11:00

Have an idea you're yearning to turn into a business? Julissa Prado, founder and CEO of Rizos Curls, explains how she was inspired by the Latino and immigrant communities she grew up in -- and shares 3 principles that guide her in her work.

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3 steps to help kids process traumatic events | Kristen Nguyen

By TED/Fri, 17 Feb 2023 15:54

What do we say to kids when intensely traumatic events interrupt everyday life? Whether you're a teacher, parent or community builder, educator Kristen Nguyen provides three research-backed steps for navigating these difficult conversations, restorin

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What if buildings created energy instead of consuming it? | Ksenia Petrichenko

By TED/Thu, 16 Feb 2023 11:00

Buildings are bad news for the climate -- but they don't have to be. While our structures are currently responsible for a third of global energy consumption and emissions, a future where they create more energy than they consume is possible. Energy p

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How everyday interactions shape your future | Mesmin Destin

By TED/Wed, 15 Feb 2023 16:01

A few words can change the course of a life; they have the power to shrink, expand or transform someone's identity -- even your own. Social psychologist Mesmin Destin explores how everyday interactions and experiences play a powerful part in who we b

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The science of falling in love | Shannon Odell

By TED/Tue, 14 Feb 2023 11:00

Love is often described as heartwarming, heart-wrenching, or even heartbreaking— and your brain is responsible for all these feelings. The journey from first spark to the last tear is guided by a symphony of neurochemicals and brain systems. Shannon

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3 steps of anxiety overload -- and how you can take back control | Lisa Damour

By TED/Mon, 13 Feb 2023 16:03

Anxiety is a normal part of life, so why are we so afraid of it? Psychologist Lisa Damour breaks down how to recognize when anxiety is helpful and when it's harmful, offering simple solutions for calming yourself and taking back control when you feel

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What working parents really need from workplaces | Angela Garbes

By TED/Sun, 12 Feb 2023 11:00

What if we started treating parenting like the real work it is? Podcast host and CEO Angela Garbes details how working families have evolved -- and how companies haven't -- and gives insight into what parents really need from their colleagues and wor

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Something in the Water: Where Do Great Athletes Come From? | Good Sport

By TED/Fri, 10 Feb 2023 11:00

"Muck City," Florida. Kinston, North Carolina. The courts of New York City in the 80s and 90s. These places share one unique trait: they found a way to produce a particular kind of great athlete, over and over. Is there something in the water – or is

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The nostalgia behind your favorite Chinese food | Vincent Yeow Lim

By TED/Thu, 09 Feb 2023 16:17

As a proud and passionate restaurant owner, Vincent Yeow Lim takes after his father and grandfather in the family tradition of Chinese cooking. Lim makes a delicious case to elevate the reputation of Chinese food, sharing why the comforting flavors b

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Is democracy doomed? The global fight for our future | Timothy Snyder

By TED/Wed, 08 Feb 2023 15:59

If you think democracy is some kind of inevitable, default setting for the world, then you aren't going to have it for very long, says historian and author Timothy Snyder. From World War I to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Snyder dives into the str

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A for-profit mindset for nonprofit success | Tolu Oyekan

By TED/Tue, 07 Feb 2023 15:42

How can nonprofits accelerate their impact and move the needle on intractable problems? Looking to bring the urgency of a profit motive to every initiative, inclusive finance promoter Tolu Oyekan shows how scalable, data-driven solutions are expandin

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5 tips for dealing with meeting overload | Cindy Solomon

By TED/Mon, 06 Feb 2023 11:00

Could this meeting have been an email? The phenomenon of "calendar creep," where meetings completely take over your work days, is wasting time, energy and productivity -- but you can take back control. Leadership expert Cindy Solomon shares her five

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Could fungi actually be the key to humanity's survival? | David Andrew Quist

By TED/Fri, 03 Feb 2023 16:10

After a billion years of evolution, fungi are masters of invention and resilience. What wisdom can we draw from their long, remarkable existence? Mycologist David Andrew Quist explores how fungi's innate biointelligence, penchant for collaboration an

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The secret to making new friends as an adult | Marisa G. Franco

By TED/Thu, 02 Feb 2023 15:53

Making friends as an adult can feel like a baffling obstacle course. Why was it so much easier to connect as kids? To help you find well-rounded and fulfilling friendships, psychologist Marisa Franco discusses science-backed tips on how to make (and

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How Black queer culture shaped history | Channing Gerard Joseph

By TED/Wed, 01 Feb 2023 15:57

Names like Bayard Rustin, Frances Thompson and William Dorsey Swann have been largely erased from US history, but they and other Black queer leaders played central roles in monumental movements like emancipation, civil rights and LGBTQ+ pride, among

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The fairy tales of the fossil fuel industry -- and a better climate story | Luisa Neubauer

By TED/Tue, 31 Jan 2023 15:48

The fossil fuel industry is a factory of fairy tales, says activist and School Strike for Climate organizer Luisa Neubauer. Tracing the industry's five-decade trickle of lies about climate science, she busts the myth that economic growth and stabilit

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How to participate in your own legal defense | Lam Ho

By TED/Mon, 30 Jan 2023 16:06

Lawyers are advocates for their clients -- and, in court, they're usually the ones who do the talking. Should that always be the case? In an effort to shift this power dynamic, TED Fellow and legal aid activist Lam Ho shares how lawyers can create sp

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5 values for repairing the harms of colonialism | Jing Corpuz

By TED/Fri, 27 Jan 2023 15:50

Indigenous wisdom can help solve the planetary crises that colonialism started, says lawyer Jennifer "Jing" Corpuz. Her ancestors, the Kankanaey-Igorot people of the Philippines, are known for creating the Banaue Rice Terraces: centuries-old irrigate

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The ecstasy of Eskista, an ancient Ethiopian dance | Melaku Belay

By TED/Thu, 26 Jan 2023 15:54

By mastering the Eskista, an ancient Ethiopian dance, TED Fellow Melaku Belay survived a childhood on the streets and became a voice for his country. He shares how traditional dances can connect the wisdom of the past to the energy of the future -- a

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Hidden connections that transcend borders and defy stereotypes | Aparna Bharadwaj

By TED/Wed, 25 Jan 2023 15:38

Global consumer strategist Aparna Bharadwaj shares a fascinating glimpse at under-the-radar affinities that transcend cultures and borders -- from the way people snack in China and Saudi Arabia to how people shop for clothes in the US and Russia. "Th

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The one question every aspiring leader needs to ask | Constance Hockaday

By TED/Mon, 23 Jan 2023 15:57

What does inclusive leadership look like? Artist and TED Fellow Constance Hockaday shares how the captain of a trans-Atlantic community raft taught her how to voice her hopes and desires, inspiring a vision of possibility for the future. Hockaday cal

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A socialist perspective on the pursuit of happiness | Aaron Bastani

By TED/Fri, 20 Jan 2023 15:54

Several crises are set to define the next century -- but journalist Aaron Bastani believes we have the technological ability to meet our biggest challenges and create unprecedented levels of prosperity for all. He shows how we could get there by ditc

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The case for free, universal basic services | Aaron Bastani

By TED/Fri, 20 Jan 2023 15:54

Several crises are set to define the next century -- but journalist Aaron Bastani believes we have the technological ability to meet our biggest challenges and create unprecedented levels of prosperity for all. He shows how we could get there by ditc

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Where does your sense of self come from? A scientific look | Anil Ananthaswamy

By TED/Thu, 19 Jan 2023 15:59

Our memories and bodies give us clues about who we are, but what happens when this guidance shifts? In this mind-bending talk, science writer Anil Ananthaswamy shares how the experiences of "altered selves" -- resulting from schizophrenia, Alzheimer'

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Can we feed ourselves without devouring the planet? | George Monbiot

By TED/Wed, 18 Jan 2023 15:49

Farming is the worst thing humanity has ever done to the planet, says journalist George Monbiot. What's more: the global food system could be heading toward collapse. Detailing the technological solutions we need to radically reshape food production

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How to recognize privilege – and uplift those without it | Mariam Veiszadeh

By TED/Tue, 17 Jan 2023 16:12

Depending on your lot in life, you may see the status quo as a result of unearned privilege or a simple reflection of merit. Backed by statistics and personal stories, lawyer Mariam Veiszadeh offers a much-needed perspective check on the quasi-equali

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Using your voice is a political choice | Amanda Gorman

By TED/Mon, 16 Jan 2023 11:00

For anyone who believes poetry is stuffy or elitist, Amanda Gorman -- the youngest inaugural poet in US history -- has some characteristically well-chosen words. Poetry is for everyone, she says, and at its core it's all about connection and collabor

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How bad data traps people in the US justice system | Clementine Jacoby

By TED/Fri, 13 Jan 2023 15:49

Right now, hundreds of thousands of people are "stuck" in the US criminal justice system. They've completed all of their requirements for release, but nobody knows it because the system is run on old databases that don't talk to each other. TED Fello

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The sustainable brilliance of Indigenous design | Manu Peni

By TED/Thu, 12 Jan 2023 15:59

When human rights advocate Manu Peni returned to Papua New Guinea from abroad, he built a home for himself using modern techniques -- and promptly learned a harsh lesson on how the newest ideas aren't always the best ideas. Peni calls for us all to r

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Why nurses are key to medical innovation | Ben Gran

By TED/Wed, 11 Jan 2023 16:05

Nurses represent the front line of health care -- from first breaths to last moments, and everything in between. But there's a vital place nurses are missing in action, says Ben Gran. He makes a compelling case for integrating their invaluable insigh

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The secret to a happy life -- lessons from 8 decades of research | Robert Waldinger

By TED/Tue, 10 Jan 2023 15:34

The happiest and healthiest people are those who have warm connections with others, says psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, who leads the Harvard Study of Adult Development -- one of the longest-running studies of adult life ever conducted. Exploring the

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What the discovery of exoplanets reveals about the universe | Jessie Christiansen

By TED/Mon, 09 Jan 2023 15:49

What are the planets outside our solar system like? Astrophysicist and TED Fellow Jessie Christiansen has helped find thousands of them (and counting), and the variety is more wonderful and wild than you might imagine. She shares details on the trend

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How to harness the ancient partnership between forests and fungi | Colin Averill

By TED/Fri, 06 Jan 2023 15:59

If we want to better understand the environment and combat climate change, we need to look deep underground, where diverse microscopic fungal networks mingle with tree roots to form symbiotic partnerships, says microbiologist Colin Averill. As we lea

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How a habit of self-reflection could help improve your career | Paul Catchlove

By TED/Thu, 05 Jan 2023 15:59

Paul Catchlove believes strongly in the power of reflection. Through every career he's held -- from priest to opera singer to senior management consultant -- he's benefitted from a habit of considering and analyzing his goals, needs and performance.

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The habit that could improve your career | Paul Catchlove

By TED/Thu, 05 Jan 2023 15:59

Paul Catchlove believes strongly in the power of reflection. Through every career he's held -- from priest to opera singer to senior management consultant -- he's benefitted from a habit of considering and analyzing his goals, needs and performance.

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How to do laundry when you're depressed | KC Davis

By TED/Wed, 04 Jan 2023 16:44

Ever had a hard time doing daily household tasks -- cooking, cleaning, laundry -- and felt like a terrible person for struggling in the first place? Therapist KC Davis is here to flip that negative internalized script with a simple yet perspective-sh

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How to design climate-resilient buildings | Alyssa-Amor Gibbons

By TED/Tue, 03 Jan 2023 15:16

Architecture can't ignore the realities of climate change. For time-tested solutions that perform under extreme conditions, designer Alyssa-Amor Gibbons says we should look to traditional buildings. Taking us to her home of Barbados, where the hurric

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You can do better than a New Year's resolution | How to Be a Better Human

By TED/Mon, 02 Jan 2023 11:00

Why do so many of us wait until a new calendar year to start setting our goals? For today's guest, the author Gretchen Rubin, "there really is no magic to January 1st" -- and the best time to start a healthy habit is just, well, now. Rubin is a podca

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The deep time walk | Outrage + Optimism

By TED/Fri, 30 Dec 2022 11:00

To close out the year on TED Talks Daily, we wanted to leave you with something special. It's an immersive sound journey through the history of Earth, as told by ecologist and author Stephan Harding. He's had a massive influence on the climate moveme

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Why you should forget about setting goals | ReThinking with Adam Grant

By TED/Thu, 29 Dec 2022 11:00

For someone who doesn't believe in goal setting, Emmanuel Acho is highly accomplished. He's a former NFL linebacker, a TV sports analyst and the bestselling author of "Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man" -- and hosts a video series and podc

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The emotions behind your money habits | TED Business

By TED/Wed, 28 Dec 2022 11:00

Your money habits reveal a lot about you: your hopes, fears, dreams and other deep personal truths you may not even be aware of, says accountant Robert A. Belle. He shares how taking stock of your transaction history can unlock surprisingly valuable

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How to be a futurist | The TED Interview

By TED/Tue, 27 Dec 2022 11:00

Future forecaster and game designer Jane McGonigal ran a social simulation game in 2008 that had players dealing with the effects of a respiratory pandemic set to happen in the next decade. She wasn't literally predicting the 2020 pandemic -- but she

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Stories of the year | After Hours

By TED/Mon, 26 Dec 2022 11:00

This episode is part of the TED Talks Daily end-of-year wrap-up. As 2022 draws to a close, we're sharing some of the most perspective-expanding ideas from the TED Audio Collective to give you a sense of the bigger picture, help you better understand

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How play helps a kid's brain grow | Jesse Ilhardt

By TED/Fri, 23 Dec 2022 11:00

A little bit of playtime can have big benefits for a child's developing brain, like a superfood -- but adult participation is a crucial ingredient for best results. Early-education leader Jesse Ilhardt makes the case for you to put down the phone, pi

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Africa's path to clean mobility -- driven by motorcycles | Adetayo Bamiduro

By TED/Thu, 22 Dec 2022 16:00

A lack of infrastructure in parts of Africa has made unregulated, gas-powered motorcycle taxis widespread -- a system that gets people where they need to be, but heavily pollutes the air and excludes drivers from the formal economy. TED Fellow and en

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The internet's accessibility problem -- and how to fix it | Clive Loseby

By TED/Wed, 21 Dec 2022 16:23

The internet provides access to knowledge for billions across the world, but how accessible is it really? Website accessibility advocate Clive Loseby sheds light on why many parts of the web are closed off to those with disabilities -- and lays out s

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The board game getting kids excited about school | Joel Baraka

By TED/Tue, 20 Dec 2022 15:56

Going to school in a refugee camp can be complicated: students encounter crowded classrooms, rigid curricula and limited access to teachers. Joel Baraka, who grew up in the Kyangwali refugee camp in Uganda, is determined to change that for the better

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Are insect brains the secret to great AI? | Frances S. Chance

By TED/Mon, 19 Dec 2022 15:08

Are insects the key to brain-inspired computing? Neuroscientist Frances S. Chance thinks so. In this buzzy talk, she shares examples of the incredible capabilities of insects -- like the dragonfly's deadly accurate hunting skills and the African dung

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How millennials and Gen Z can invest in a better future | Miguel Goncalves

By TED/Fri, 16 Dec 2022 16:00

Millennials and Gen Z will inherit 30 trillion dollars of wealth in the coming decades, and what they do with their money will have an incredible impact on the future of the planet, says impact investor Miguel Goncalves. He makes a case for ESG inves

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Why joy is a state of mind | Angélique Kidjo and Femi Oke

By TED/Fri, 16 Dec 2022 11:00

With infectious energy, singer-songwriter Angélique Kidjo ties together the threads of her legendary career as a creative force and global activist. In conversation with journalist Femi Oke, she discusses how joy powers her music (and sings an incred

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A creative approach to community climate action | Xavier Cortada

By TED/Thu, 15 Dec 2022 15:59

When he learned of the threat that rising sea levels posed to his coastal hometown of Miami, Florida, eco-artist Xavier Cortada founded a movement around beautifully designed elevation markers highlighting the risk of flood damage. The collaborative

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5 hiring tips every company (and job seeker) should know | Nithya Vaduganathan

By TED/Wed, 14 Dec 2022 15:34

To keep up with a rapidly evolving job market, hiring practices need to change, too. In this practical talk, talent strategy expert Nithya Vaduganathan shares five crucial tips every hiring manager (and job seeker) should know in order to cultivate a

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Can the metaverse bring us closer to wildlife? | Gautam Shah

By TED/Tue, 13 Dec 2022 15:59

Technologist and TED Fellow Gautam Shah invites us to imagine how the metaverse could redefine the relationships between humans and other species. By giving individual wild animals a personal identity (such as Fio, a young orangutan in Borneo, or Mwe

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The billion-dollar pollution solution humanity needs right now | Stacy Kauk

By TED/Mon, 12 Dec 2022 15:50

Could the same mechanism used to accelerate vaccine development work for spurring solutions to the climate crisis? Sustainability innovator Stacy Kauk introduces the billion-dollar fund to supercharge the carbon removal market, which would help build

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Are video calls the best we can do in the age of the metaverse? | Josephine Eyre

By TED/Fri, 09 Dec 2022 16:01

Remote work, while redefining the workplace landscape, seems stuck behind endless video conference calls that hinder free-flowing conversation and collaboration. In the 21st century, is that really the best we can do? Digital anthropologist Josephine

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How great leaders take on uncertainty | Anjali Sud and Stephanie Mehta

By TED/Thu, 08 Dec 2022 16:00

In a constantly changing world, it's impossible for leaders to provide employees with the assurance they want, says Vimeo CEO Anjali Sud. Her solution: lead with humanity and flexibility. In conversation with veteran journalist Stephanie Mehta, Sud d

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How Indigenous guardians protect the planet and humanity | Valérie Courtois

By TED/Wed, 07 Dec 2022 15:59

"If we take care of the land, the land takes care of us," says Indigenous leader Valérie Courtois. As climate change continues to devastate the planet, Indigenous guardians are helping to honor our responsibility to the land, monitoring water quality

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How to tap into your awareness -- and why meditation is easier than you think | Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

By TED/Tue, 06 Dec 2022 15:27

Meditation asks you to slip into a state of serene presence. But why does something that sounds effortless often feel so difficult? In this lighthearted invitation, spiritual leader Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche shares three steps to help you accept the eb

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How can we escape soaring energy bills? Stop using fossil fuels | Tessa Khan

By TED/Mon, 05 Dec 2022 15:52

As oil and gas companies continue to make record profits off of the same forces driving climate chaos, war and soaring energy bills, it's become clear that boom times for the fossil fuel industry are bad times for the rest of us, says climate change

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A disability-inclusive future of work | Ryan Gersava

By TED/Fri, 02 Dec 2022 15:58

One billion people worldwide are living with a disability, and too many of them are left unemployed or feeling like they need to hide their conditions due to discriminatory hiring practices, says social innovator and TED Fellow Ryan Gersava. With a f

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How to tackle the stigma of living with HIV | Gareth Thomas

By TED/Thu, 01 Dec 2022 15:38

After his HIV diagnosis, former pro rugby player Gareth Thomas set out on a mission to tackle the stigma and shame that prevent people from getting the testing and care they need. In this empowering talk, Thomas shares his mission to demystify and re

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Why you feel anxious socializing (and what to do about it) | Fallon Goodman

By TED/Wed, 30 Nov 2022 16:21

In crowds, at parties, meetings, get-togethers with friends, everyday interactions: social anxiety can show up as an unwelcome guest at any time. But why? Psychologist Fallon Goodman digs into the source of social anxiety, setting the record straight

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The bad math of the fossil fuel industry | Tzeporah Berman

By TED/Tue, 29 Nov 2022 11:00

We currently have enough fossil fuels to progressively transition off of them, says climate campaigner Tzeporah Berman, but the industry continues to expand oil, gas and coal production and exploration. With searing passion and unflinching nerve, Ber

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The fight for freedom in Iran and Ukraine | Christiane Amanpour

By TED/Mon, 28 Nov 2022 16:04

Neutrality isn't an option when it comes to the fight for personal and political freedom, says world-trotting journalist Christiane Amanpour. Offering context on some of the most significant stories impacting the world today, Amanpour details her exp

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Whose land are you on? What to know about the Indigenous Land Back movement | Lindsey Schneider

By TED/Thu, 24 Nov 2022 11:00

Land thrives in Indigenous hands, and there are real, tangible ways you can help return what was stolen by colonizers from tribes across North America. Indigenous scholar Lindsey Schneider addresses the ill-gotten legacy of settler colonialism with a

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How to turn around a city | Irma L. Olguin Jr.

By TED/Wed, 23 Nov 2022 11:00

Computer skills aren't what's stopping people from breaking into the tech industry, says social entrepreneur Irma L. Olguin Jr. More often, the biggest hurdles are things like access to childcare, transportation and financial stability. In this visio

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3 steps to build peace and create meaningful change | Georgette Bennett

By TED/Tue, 22 Nov 2022 15:58

As the child of Holocaust survivors and a World War II refugee herself, peace builder Georgette Bennett was stunned by the human toll and tragedy of the Syrian civil war. She got to work, bringing together historical enemies to build an aid pipeline

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Meet the mysterious "monsters" of the deep sea | Alan Jamieson

By TED/Mon, 21 Nov 2022 10:00

The "aliens" of Earth live in the deepest parts of the ocean, and marine biologist Alan Jamieson has the photographs to prove it. Explore the depths with Jamieson as he challenges what you may believe (or have been told) really lies waiting in the wo

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What a living whale is worth -- and why the economy should protect nature | Ralph Chami

By TED/Fri, 18 Nov 2022 15:50

How much is one living blue whale worth in the fight against climate change? A lot more than you may think, says financial economist Ralph Chami. He explains the value of bringing the language of dollars and cents to conservation -- and offers his vi

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Why people love watching sports | Kate Fagan

By TED/Fri, 18 Nov 2022 10:00

Sure, sports are about athleticism -- but what actually keeps fans invested? Journalist Kate Fagan takes a fascinating deep-dive into lesser-known moments in women's sports history and its media coverage, revealing why stakes and storylines are at th

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The danger and devotion of fighting for women in Afghanistan | Tamana Ayazi and Kat Craig

By TED/Thu, 17 Nov 2022 15:59

The women of Afghanistan are being persecuted under Taliban rule, but they're not standing down. Filmmaker Tamana Ayazi chronicles the harrowing reality of one women's rights advocate -- Zarifa Ghafari, Afghanistan's youngest female mayor -- in her d

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How to find your voice for climate action | Fehinti Balogun

By TED/Wed, 16 Nov 2022 15:51

Actor and activist Fehinti Balogun pieces together multiple complex issues -- climate change, colonialism, systemic racism -- in a talk that's part spoken-word poem, part diagnosis of entrenched global problems. Seeing the connections is a way to unl

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Great leadership is a network, not a hierarchy | Gitte Frederiksen

By TED/Tue, 15 Nov 2022 15:40

What if leadership at work wasn't for a select few, but rather shared among many? Management consultant Gitte Frederiksen gives us the recipe for "distributed leadership" -- dynamic, multidimensional networks of leaders that tap into everyone's knowl

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A colorful case for outside-the-box thinking on identity | Olivia Vinckier

By TED/Fri, 11 Nov 2022 16:07

Have you ever been forced to limit your identity to a single box on an application, survey or census questionnaire? For many, it is a futile and overall outdated exercise, especially for those with multiracial and multi-ethnic backgrounds. Olivia Vin

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The global opportunity to accelerate Africa's sustainable future | Vanessa Nakate

By TED/Thu, 10 Nov 2022 15:55

Climate justice activist Vanessa Nakate sits down with former president of Ireland Mary Robinson for an enlightening, intergenerational conversation about the state of the climate crisis. Nakate paints a picture of life in her home country of Uganda

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How global virtual communities can help kids achieve their dreams | Matthew Garcia

By TED/Wed, 09 Nov 2022 15:57

How do we make historically exclusive fields like classical music, fine arts or academic research more accessible to everyone? Education equalizer and violist Matthew Garcia thinks one way to remove barriers is to create free, virtual education progr

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The future of machines that move like animals | Robert Katzschmann

By TED/Tue, 08 Nov 2022 15:46

Imagine a boat that propels by moving its "tail" from side to side, just like a fish. That's the kind of machine that TED Fellow Robert Katzschmann's lab builds: soft-bodied robots that imitate natural movements with artificial, silent muscles. He la

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5 lessons on building an emissions-free city | Heidi Sørensen

By TED/Mon, 07 Nov 2022 15:44

Confronting climate change makes for better cities and a better quality of life, says Heidi Sørensen, director of the climate agency for the city of Oslo, Norway. From construction sites without noise pollution to fully electric transportation, she d

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Is there a role for carbon credits in the transition to a fair, net-zero future? | TED Countdown

By TED/Fri, 04 Nov 2022 14:57

In June 2022, TED's climate initiative, Countdown, launched its Dilemma Series: events designed to look at some of the "knots" in the climate change space, where diverging positions have stalled progress and solidified into an inability to collaborat

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A moral blueprint for reimagining capitalism | Manish Bhardwaj

By TED/Thu, 03 Nov 2022 14:48

We know capitalism exacerbates injustice and inequality worldwide. So how can we fix it? Professor and social entrepreneur Manish Bhardwaj thinks we need to integrate "moral clarity" -- which he defines as "doing the right thing because it is right,

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Do you really need 8 hours of sleep every night? | Jen Gunter

By TED/Wed, 02 Nov 2022 14:36

When you can't sleep, you're desperate for help. And there's a booming industry waiting to tell you all the ways a lack of sleep can ruin your health -- and to sell you fancy gadgets to help you finally doze off. Shedding light on this flawed doomsda

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A virus-resistant organism -- and what it could mean for the future | Jason W. Chin

By TED/Wed, 02 Nov 2022 10:00

What if we could use the power of DNA to create a sustainable, circular economy? In a talk about breakthrough science, synthetic biologist Jason W. Chin describes his team's work rewriting the genetic blueprint of cells to create a virus-resistant or

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The marvels and mysteries revealed by the James Webb Space Telescope | Heidi Hammel and Nadia Drake

By TED/Tue, 01 Nov 2022 14:51

From favorite moons to the search for alien life, astronomer Heidi Hammel discusses the latest in astronomy and the breakthrough innovations behind her work with NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. In conversation with science journalist Nadia Drake,

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What you discover when you really listen | Hrishikesh Hirway

By TED/Mon, 31 Oct 2022 19:15

"Every conversation has the potential to open up and reveal all the layers and layers within it, all those rooms within rooms," says podcaster and musician Hrishikesh Hirway. In this profoundly moving talk, he offers a guide to deep conversations and

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How to transform your climate concern into action | Jane Fonda

By TED/Fri, 28 Oct 2022 19:09

Actor and activist Jane Fonda discusses her frontline work fighting for climate action, including recent efforts to support climate-minded candidates running for office in the US and to break the fossil fuel industry's stranglehold on the country's g

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How to outthink your competition -- with a lesson from sports | Rasmus Ankersen

By TED/Thu, 27 Oct 2022 15:07

Does success come from luck or skill, and how do you tell the difference? One way to find an answer: think like a pro gambler does, says football executive Rasmus Ankersen. Using sports analytics to emphasize his point, Ankersen digs into the reasons

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The secret ingredients of great hospitality | Will Guidara

By TED/Wed, 26 Oct 2022 14:50

Restaurateur Will Guidara's life changed when he decided to serve a two-dollar hot dog in his fancy four-star restaurant, creating a personalized experience for some out-of-town customers craving authentic New York City street food. The move earned s

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What you can learn from people who disagree with you | Shreya Joshi

By TED/Tue, 25 Oct 2022 14:54

Youth leader Shreya Joshi diagnoses a key source of political polarization in the US and shows why having "uncomfortable conversations" with people you disagree with is crucial to bridging the divide. "When we are able to recognize what unites us, it

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A new social contract for global climate justice | Huma Yusuf

By TED/Mon, 24 Oct 2022 14:55

Pakistan contributes less than one percent to the global greenhouse gas emissions perpetrating climate change, yet one-third of the country was recently inundated with "biblical" floods that killed hundreds and displaced millions. If we're to move to

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An Indigenous perspective on humanity's survival on Earth | Jupta Itoewaki

By TED/Fri, 21 Oct 2022 14:46

Eighty percent of the world's biodiversity is within Indigenous territories, yet these communities often don't have a say when it comes to protecting the lands they inhabit. Environmental activist Jupta Itoewaki explains why Indigenous peoples are be

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We need leaders who boldly champion inclusion | June Sarpong

By TED/Thu, 20 Oct 2022 14:55

We know diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) boosts creativity and profits, but progress has been slow: today, nearly 90 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs are white males. It's time for leaders to become "rock stars" of inclusion -- and that starts with p

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How your sense of smell helps you savor flavor | Jen Gunter

By TED/Wed, 19 Oct 2022 10:00

Eating pizza with a stuffy nose just isn't as satisfying -- and there's a reason for that. Dr. Jen Gunter explains how our ability to smell and taste work together to give us a full sensory experience. So whether you're sniffing the caramelized aroma

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How gaming can be a force for good | Noah Raford

By TED/Tue, 18 Oct 2022 14:57

If you think social media is powerful, keep an eye on immersive video games, says futurist Noah Raford. As more and more people are drawn into gaming and virtual worlds, the communities they forge are spawning real-world social movements. Raford urge

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How video games can use their power for good | Noah Raford

By TED/Tue, 18 Oct 2022 14:57

If you think social media is powerful, keep an eye on immersive video games, says futurist Noah Raford. As more and more people are drawn into virtual worlds, the communities they forge are spawning real-world social movements. Raford urges us to rec

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The truth about faking orgasms | Karen Gurney

By TED/Mon, 17 Oct 2022 15:28

Whose pleasure is prioritized during sex, and why? Psychosexologist Karen Gurney explains how a lack of equal pleasure in the bedroom actually reflects broader gender inequality in society -- and asks you to reconsider what dynamics are at play, even

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Go ahead, dream about the future | Charlie Jane Anders

By TED/Fri, 14 Oct 2022 10:00

"You don't predict the future -- you imagine the future," says sci-fi writer Charlie Jane Anders. In a talk that's part dream, part research-based extrapolation, she takes us on a wild, speculative tour of the delights and challenges the future may h

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How to squeeze all the juice out of retirement | Riley Moynes

By TED/Thu, 13 Oct 2022 15:26

Despite common belief, retirement takes more than financial planning. And while you may be beyond ready to go on permanent vacation, you also have to psychologically prepare for when the novelty wears off. Riley Moynes explains the four phases of ret

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The art of paying attention | Wendy MacNaughton

By TED/Wed, 12 Oct 2022 10:00

In an invitation to slow down and look at the world around you, graphic journalist Wendy MacNaughton illustrates how drawing can spark deeply human, authentic connections. Ready to try? Grab a pencil and join MacNaughton for this delightful talk. "Dr

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4 ways to design a disability-friendly future | Meghan Hussey

By TED/Tue, 11 Oct 2022 14:49

Nearly fifteen percent of the world's population lives with a disability, yet this massive chunk of humanity is still routinely excluded from opportunities. Sharing her experience growing up with an autistic sister, disability inclusion advocate Megh

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The benefits of not being a jerk to yourself | Dan Harris

By TED/Mon, 10 Oct 2022 11:40

After more than two decades as an anchor for ABC News, an on-air panic attack sent Dan Harris's life in a new direction: he became a dedicated meditator and, to some, even a guru. But then an anonymous survey of his family, friends and colleagues tur

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Climate action's hidden opportunities for women | Zineb Sqalli

By TED/Fri, 07 Oct 2022 14:57

Climate action has historically had a gender-neutral lens, but this lack of intentionality allows underlying biases to sneak in and negatively impact women, says gender and climate researcher Zineb Sqalli. Using Vienna, Austria's gender-equal urban p

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You don't actually know what your future self wants | Shankar Vedantam

By TED/Thu, 06 Oct 2022 14:55

"You are constantly becoming a new person," says journalist Shankar Vendantam. In a talk full of beautiful storytelling, he explains the profound impact of something he calls the "illusion of continuity" -- the belief that our future selves will shar

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Creative ways to get kids to thrive in school | Olympia Della Flora

By TED/Wed, 05 Oct 2022 10:00

To get young kids to thrive in school, we need to do more than teach them how to read and write -- we need to teach them how to manage their emotions, says educator Olympia Della Flora. In this practical talk, she shares creative tactics she used to

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Lasting conservation, led by Indigenous heritage | Adjany Costa

By TED/Tue, 04 Oct 2022 14:50

Conservation champion and TED Fellow Adjany Costa is on a mission to empower Indigenous communities. Instead of imposing pre-designed policy and plans on local people, she says, conservation efforts should center those who know the land best, enablin

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5 parenting tips for raising resilient, self-reliant kids | Tameka Montgomery

By TED/Mon, 03 Oct 2022 15:18

How do you raise kids to step outside of their comfort zones and unlock their inner potential? It all starts with helping them develop a resilient mindset. Mother and business owner Tameka Montgomery makes the case for cultivating an entrepreneurial

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How to revitalize a neighborhood -- without gentrification | Bree Jones

By TED/Fri, 30 Sep 2022 15:12

The housing market can be vexing: while some neighborhoods get ridiculously expensive and price out longtime residents, others have historic homes sitting vacant without demand. Equitable housing developer and TED Fellow Bree Jones shares how she fou

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The online community supporting queer Africans | Okong'o Kinyanjui

By TED/Thu, 29 Sep 2022 16:01

Feeling safe is a human right -- but in many African countries, colonial-era laws make it dangerous for LGBTQIA+ people to gather and share their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Creating a space that leaves no room for discr

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Work is not your family | Gloria Chan Packer

By TED/Wed, 28 Sep 2022 16:31

You may need to hear this (if you haven't already): your job is not your family. While you can develop meaningful relationships with your colleagues, calling work your family can actually breed burnout and be detrimental to your mental and emotional

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How AI could empower any business | Andrew Ng

By TED/Tue, 27 Sep 2022 14:53

Expensive to build and often needing highly skilled engineers to maintain, artificial intelligence systems generally only pay off for large tech companies with vast amounts of data. But what if your local pizza shop could use AI to predict which flav

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How to build for human life on Mars | Melodie Yashar

By TED/Mon, 26 Sep 2022 14:52

We're going to be building on the Moon this decade -- and next will be Mars, says space architect Melodie Yashar. In a visionary talk, she introduces her work designing off-world shelters with autonomous robots and 3D printers and explores how it mig

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Is there a link between cancer and heart disease? | Nicholas Leeper

By TED/Fri, 23 Sep 2022 15:15

Does the key to stopping cancer lie in the heart? Cardiologist Nicholas Leeper digs into emerging scientific research on the link between the world's two leading causes of death, heart disease and cancer, sharing how their biological origins may be c

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Is the pandemic actually over? It's complicated | Anthony Fauci

By TED/Thu, 22 Sep 2022 11:56

"Be spreaders of facts and truths," says scientist and immunologist Dr. Anthony Fauci. Having advised seven US presidents on various disease outbreaks including COVID-19, he shares insights on the present and future of pandemics, backed up by decades

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You don't have to leave your neighborhood to live in a better one | Majora Carter

By TED/Wed, 21 Sep 2022 14:56

Low-status neighborhoods in the US are often stuck between stagnating assistance from the government and gentrification at the hands of real estate developers. The result is that the brightest minds are convinced that "success" means leaving town. Ur

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Your invitation to disrupt philanthropy | Sara Lomelin

By TED/Tue, 20 Sep 2022 14:53

Philanthropy disruptor Sara Lomelin thinks communities can build power through collective giving and the model of "giving circles": groups of people with shared values who come together to make change, strengthen their social fabric and help diverse

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Nuclear power is our best hope to ditch fossil fuels | Isabelle Boemeke

By TED/Mon, 19 Sep 2022 14:57

Nuclear power is one of the safest, cleanest forms of energy -- yet to most people, it might not feel that way. Why is that? Isabelle Boemeke, the world's first nuclear energy influencer and creator of the social media persona Isodope, deftly debunks

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Mark Cuban doesn't believe in following your passions | ReThinking with Adam Grant

By TED/Sun, 18 Sep 2022 10:00

Mark Cuban has gone from selling garbage bags door-to-door to selling internet companies for billions, acquiring an NBA team, and becoming a beloved "Shark" on Shark Tank. Mark reveals to Adam how he turns problems into opportunities in entrepreneurs

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How dance can unleash your inner joy | Ryan Heffington

By TED/Fri, 16 Sep 2022 14:46

"We all have our own beautiful ways of moving, and this is worth celebrating," says dancer and choreographer Ryan Heffington. Inviting you to reconsider your connection to dance, he shows how even everyday experiences -- tying your shoes, rocking a b

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When the world is burning, is art a waste of time? | R. Alan Brooks

By TED/Thu, 15 Sep 2022 10:00

Is art worth it? "Hell yeah," says graphic novelist R. Alan Brooks -- art has the power to scare dictators, inspire multitudes and change hearts and minds across the world. Reflecting on his journey to become an artist at a time when the world felt l

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How to lead in the new era of employee activism | Megan Reitz

By TED/Wed, 14 Sep 2022 15:09

What does it mean to lead in this new age of employee activism? Megan Reitz offers a four-point crash course on what employees want from their organizations and how leaders can rise to the challenge of building proactive and productive workplaces whe

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The affordable, 3D-printed bionics of the future | Enzo Romero

By TED/Tue, 13 Sep 2022 14:51

Creating functional prosthetics at a fraction of the cost of imported tech, bionic innovator and TED Fellow Enzo Romero shares a groundbreaking model for designing 3D-printed assistive technology sourced from recycled materials -- built in and for hi

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What's your happiness score? | Dominic Price

By TED/Fri, 09 Sep 2022 10:00

How do you rediscover a happier, more purpose-driven (and less productivity-obsessed) self in the wake of the pandemic? Quiz yourself alongside work futurist Dominic Price as he lays out a simple yet insightful four-part guide to assessing your life

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How green hydrogen could end the fossil fuel era | Vaitea Cowan

By TED/Thu, 08 Sep 2022 14:35

As climate change accelerates, finding clean alternatives to fossil fuels is more urgent than ever. Social entrepreneur Vaitea Cowan believes green hydrogen is the answer. Watch as she shares her team's work mass producing electrolyzers -- devices th

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What if you could sing in your favorite musician's voice? | Holly Herndon

By TED/Wed, 07 Sep 2022 14:51

What if you could create new music using your favorite musician's voice? Sharing her melodic gifts with the world, multidisciplinary artist Holly Herndon introduces Holly+, an AI-powered instrument that lets people sing with her own voice. Musician P

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A giant Jurassic sea dragon, unearthed | Dean R. Lomax

By TED/Tue, 06 Sep 2022 15:11

Among the dinosaurs, giant sea dragons roamed the ancient ocean. Millions of years later, paleontologist Dean R. Lomax and his team freed the remains of one of these colossal creatures from the Earth. Settle in to learn about the once-in-a-lifetime d

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Fun, fierce and fantastical African art | Wanuri Kahiu

By TED/Mon, 05 Sep 2022 10:00

We're so used to narratives out of Africa being about war, poverty and devastation, says TED Fellow Wanuri Kahiu. Where's the fun? Introducing "AfroBubbleGum" -- African art that's vibrant, lighthearted and without a political agenda. Rethink the val

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What capitalism gets right -- and governments get wrong | Katherine Mangu-Ward

By TED/Fri, 02 Sep 2022 14:48

Is capitalism a good thing? Journalist Katherine Mangu-Ward makes the case that "weirdos" left alone to innovate and explore far-out ideas in a free market system are our best hope for the future. She asks us to reconsider our qualms about capitalism

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Give yourself permission to be creative | Ethan Hawke

By TED/Thu, 01 Sep 2022 10:00

Reflecting on moments that shaped his life, actor Ethan Hawke examines how courageous expression promotes healing and connection with one another -- and invites you to discover your own unabashed creativity. "There is no path till you walk it," he sa

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The bias behind your undiagnosed chronic pain | Sheetal DeCaria

By TED/Wed, 31 Aug 2022 15:17

While doctors take an oath to do no harm, there's a good chance their unconscious biases can seep into how seriously they take your pain. Physician Sheetal DeCaria explains how perception impacts medical care and treatment -- and calls for health car

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The most powerful yet overlooked resource in schools | Heejae Lim

By TED/Tue, 30 Aug 2022 14:46

"When teachers and families work together, everyone wins," says education technology entrepreneur and TED Fellow Heejae Lim. She shines a light on an underutilized resource in US public education -- a family's love for their children -- and shows tha

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How to transform the chemical industry -- one reaction at a time | Miguel A. Modestino

By TED/Mon, 29 Aug 2022 14:39

Chemical plants create many of the materials found in everyday items, from the shoes you wear to the car you drive to the cell phone in your pocket. But the massive carbon footprint from chemical manufacturing is leading to climate breakdown. Sustain

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Empathy is not endorsement | Dylan Marron

By TED/Fri, 26 Aug 2022 10:00

Digital creator Dylan Marron has racked up millions of views for projects like "Every Single Word" and "Sitting in Bathrooms With Trans People" -- but he's found that the flip side of success online is internet hate. Over time, he's developed an unex

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Why the price of insulin is a danger to diabetics | Brooke Bennett

By TED/Thu, 25 Aug 2022 15:00

The price of insulin in the US is both outrageous and deadly to those who can't live without it. Diabetes advocate Brooke Bennett shares her own struggles living with type 1 diabetes and how the astronomical cost of a life-saving drug leaves millions

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How we're reverse engineering the human brain in the lab | Sergiu P. Pasca

By TED/Wed, 24 Aug 2022 14:51

Neuroscientist Sergiu P. Pasca has made it his life's work to understand how the human brain builds itself -- and what makes it susceptible to disease. In a mind-blowing talk laden with breakthrough science, he shows how his team figured out how to g

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Is humanity smart enough to survive itself? | Jeanette Winterson

By TED/Tue, 23 Aug 2022 14:31

With quick wit and sharp insight, writer Jeanette Winterson lays out a vision of the future where human and machine intelligence meld -- forming what she calls "alternative intelligence" -- and takes a philosophical look at our species, asking: Are w

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How to stop the metaverse from becoming the internet's bad sequel | Micaela Mantegna

By TED/Mon, 22 Aug 2022 14:46

"The metaverse is already on fire, and we haven't even built it yet," says TED Fellow and video game lawyer Micaela Mantegna. She lays out why the metaverse is at risk of inheriting some of the internet's worst traits, like unchecked surveillance --

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Intelligent floating machines inspired by nature | Anicka Yi

By TED/Fri, 19 Aug 2022 14:54

Taking cues from soft robotics and the natural world, conceptual artist Anicka Yi builds lighter-than-air machines that roam and react like autonomous life forms. Her floating "aerobes" inspire us to think about new ways of living with machines -- an

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How to build an equitable and just climate future | Peggy Shepard

By TED/Thu, 18 Aug 2022 14:39

Everyone has the right to a clean environment -- but major disparities exist when it comes to who faces the consequences of pollution. Environmental justice leader Peggy Shepard points to the disproportionate impact that hazardous environmental condi

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What silence can teach you about sound | Dallas Taylor

By TED/Wed, 17 Aug 2022 10:00

What can you hear in silence? In this exploration of sound, host of the podcast "Twenty Thousand Hertz" Dallas Taylor tells the story of arguably the most debated musical composition in recent history -- composer John Cage's iconic piece 4'33" -- and

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The problem with plastics -- and how they're changing the environment | Patricia Villarrubia-Gómez

By TED/Tue, 16 Aug 2022 14:53

Plastics are everywhere -- they're in our favorite electronic devices, they package our food and insulate our homes. Today, the total mass of plastic is twice the total mass of all living organisms on the planet, and it's starting to change the proce

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What it takes to make change | Jacqueline Novogratz

By TED/Mon, 15 Aug 2022 10:00

What can you do to build a better world? Sharing stories from her pioneering career dedicated to tackling poverty, Jacqueline Novogratz offers three principles to spark and sustain a moral revolution. Learn how you can commit (or recommit) to creatin

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Writing, comedy and storytelling in a messed-up world | Maeve Higgins

By TED/Fri, 12 Aug 2022 10:00

On a list of the least funny topics imaginable, the global refugee crisis, border disputes and questions of citizenship are probably close to the top. And yet comedian Maeve Higgins has spent her career finding ways to make jokes about (and make sens

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The bittersweet joy in longing | Susan Cain

By TED/Thu, 11 Aug 2022 10:00

Have you ever wondered why you like sad music? Do you find comfort or inspiration in rainy days? In this profound, poetic talk, author Susan Cain invites you to embrace the feeling of longing -- or the place where joy and sorrow meet -- as a gateway

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Storytelling in a data-hooked world | The TED Interview

By TED/Wed, 10 Aug 2022 10:00

Jennifer Egan is a journalist and writer whose novel "A Visit from the Goon Squad" won both the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. Using a unique format -- including a whole chapter told through PowerPoint --

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Being You: A New Science of Consciousness | Anil Seth

By TED/Tue, 09 Aug 2022 10:00

Who are you, really? In conversation with TED science curator David Biello, neuroscientist Anil Seth lays out his fascinating new theory of consciousness and self, centered on the notion that we "predict" the world into existence. From sleep to memor

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The Island of Missing Trees | Elif Shafak

By TED/Mon, 08 Aug 2022 10:00

"From populist demagogues, we will learn the indispensability of democracy," says novelist Elif Shafak. "From isolationists, we will learn the need for global solidarity. And from tribalists, we will learn the beauty of cosmopolitanism." A native of

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How will Icelandic survive the digital age? | Far Flung

By TED/Fri, 05 Aug 2022 10:00

Today, an episode of Far Flung with Saleem Reshamwala, another podcast from the TED Audio Collective. Icelandic is an ancient and iconic language that inspired J.R.R. Tolkien when he wrote "The Lord of the Rings." But with the digital age, and the st

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The Menopause Manifesto | Jen Gunter

By TED/Thu, 04 Aug 2022 10:00

There are only two mammals who have evolved to survive after their childbearing years: toothed whales and humans. This stage of life is called menopause, and it makes humans an evolutionary wonder! Dr. Jen Gunter, host of the podcast Body Stuff, talk

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Discovering my love of words | Jacqueline Woodson

By TED/Wed, 03 Aug 2022 10:00

Jacqueline Woodson writes books to be savored. She is best known for her memoir "Brown Girl Dreaming" along with her works "After Tupac and D Foster," "Feathers" and "Show Way." Her accolades include the MacArthur "Genius Grant" and the National Book

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Your Turn: How to Be an Adult | Julie Lythcott-Haims

By TED/Tue, 02 Aug 2022 10:00

By loading kids with high expectations and micromanaging their lives at every turn, parents aren't actually helping. At least, that's how Julie Lythcott-Haims sees it. With passion and wry humor, the former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford makes the case

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The meaning of home – and the joy of traveling | Pico Iyer

By TED/Mon, 01 Aug 2022 10:00

Welcome to the TED Talks Daily summer book club, a series featuring talks and interviews to inspire your next great read. Up first, a meditation on the meaning of home, the joy of traveling and the serenity of standing still from writer Pico Iyer. Af

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A photographic journey through the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan | Kiana Hayeri

By TED/Fri, 29 Jul 2022 22:56

Exposing what life looks like in Afghanistan after a 20-year US occupation and the Taliban's stunning and rapid takeover, TED Fellow and documentary photographer Kiana Hayeri captures harrowing glimpses and multifaceted realities of a war-torn countr

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How to reimagine society for working parents | Reshma Saujani

By TED/Thu, 28 Jul 2022 14:39

The pandemic brought into sharp focus the crisis in caregiving in the United States, which woefully under provides support for parents. Activist and Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani has a proposal to address that -- something she calls the Marsh

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The US can move past immigration prisons -- and towards justice | César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández

By TED/Wed, 27 Jul 2022 15:02

Imagine seeking safety abroad and instead being detained and forced to defend yourself in a high-stakes legal battle — alone. Law professor César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández explains how the asylum process in the US became warped into what we know to

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Could a DAO build the next great city? | Scott Fitsimones

By TED/Tue, 26 Jul 2022 15:04

Could DAOs, or "decentralized autonomous organizations," be the key to building the next great city? Experimental urbanist Scott Fitsimones shares how these mission-driven, blockchain-governed, collectively owned organizations could increase the spee

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The future of fashion -- made from mushrooms | Dan Widmaier

By TED/Mon, 25 Jul 2022 14:47

Your closet is likely full of all kinds of materials -- leather, cotton, nylon and polyester, to name a few -- that contribute to fashion's sustainability crisis. Biomaterials investigator Dan Widmaier explains how we could look to nature for sustain

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A new understanding of human history and the roots of inequality | David Wengrow

By TED/Fri, 22 Jul 2022 14:36

What if the commonly accepted narratives about the foundation of civilization are all wrong? Drawing on groundbreaking research, archaeologist David Wengrow challenges traditional thinking about the social evolution of humanity -- from the invention

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How schools can nurture every student's genius | Trish Millines Dziko

By TED/Thu, 21 Jul 2022 15:13

Forget home economics and standardized tests, education visionary Trish Millines Dziko has a much more engaging and fulfilling way for students to develop real-world skills. Get schooled by Dziko as she shares how project-based learning can transform

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Why having fun is the secret to a healthier life | Catherine Price

By TED/Wed, 20 Jul 2022 14:26

Have you had your daily dose of fun? It's not just enjoyable, it's also essential for your health and happiness, says science journalist Catherine Price. She proposes a new definition of fun -- what she calls "true fun" -- and shares easy, evidence-b

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How hip-hop can make climate action cool | Samir Ibrahim, MyVerse and Kristen Warren

By TED/Tue, 19 Jul 2022 14:29

Music can amplify social issues and inspire people to care about new (and sometimes unexpected) topics. But can it take something as dire as climate change and make it mainstream? With artists MyVerse and Kristen Warren as an inspiring opening act, s

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A 3-part plan to take on extreme heat waves | Eleni Myrivili

By TED/Mon, 18 Jul 2022 15:00

The deadliest severe weather phenomenon is something you might not realize: extreme heat. Eleni Myrivili, chief heat officer of the city of Athens, Greece, explains that extreme heat and heat waves are often overlooked because they're not as dramatic

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How to write less but say more | Jim VandeHei

By TED/Fri, 15 Jul 2022 11:00

As the saying goes, less is more. The same goes for words. Listen as Politico and Axios co-founder Jim VandeHei shares what he's learned leading two media companies -- and how to radically rethink the way you write to keep people's attention in a dis

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The profound power of gratitude and "living eulogies" | Andrea Driessen

By TED/Thu, 14 Jul 2022 15:08

Why do we often wait so long to recognize each other's gifts? Why are the truest compliments for the people we love often said only after they're no longer around to hear and savor them? Andrea Driessen makes the case for writing eulogies for the liv

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Where on Earth will people live in the future? | Parag Khanna

By TED/Wed, 13 Jul 2022 14:39

From the return of nomadic living to a climate-disrupted world, author and global strategist Parag Khanna has some predictions for humanity. Get a fascinating glimpse at the future as he tackles an urgent question: Where on Earth will eight billion h

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The eco-creators helping the climate through social media | Zahra Biabani

By TED/Tue, 12 Jul 2022 14:55

"Climate doom-ism," or a pessimistic outlook on the future of the planet, rivals climate denialism in holding up the fight against climate change, says activist Zahra Biabani. Illuminating how hope combats inaction, she takes us inside the world of e

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The search for the invisible matter that shapes the universe | Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

By TED/Mon, 11 Jul 2022 14:48

The universe that we know, with its luminous stars and orbiting planets, is largely made up of elements we can't actually see -- like dark energy and dark matter -- and therefore don't fully understand. Theoretical physicist Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

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My 105 days in Taliban prison -- and a call to aid Afghanistan | Safi Rauf

By TED/Fri, 08 Jul 2022 14:41

Sharing his experience of being held captive in a Taliban prison for 105 days, humanitarian Safi Rauf talks about his life's mission to get food, medicine and other critical supplies to Afghans in need -- and urges the world to bolster aid and establ

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How ethics can help you make better decisions | Michael Schur

By TED/Thu, 07 Jul 2022 14:52

What would Immanuel Kant say about a fender bender? In a surprisingly funny trip through the teachings of some of history's great philosophers, TV writer and producer Michael Schur (from hit shows like "The Office" and "The Good Place") talks through

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The rise of boring architecture -- and the case for radically human buildings | Thomas Heatherwick

By TED/Wed, 06 Jul 2022 14:49

Where did all the lumps and bumps on buildings go? When did city architecture become so ... dull? Here to talk about why cities need inspiring architecture, designer Thomas Heatherwick offers a path out of the doldrums of urban monotony -- and a visi

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How to alter the perception of mental health care in Russia | Olga Kitaina

By TED/Tue, 05 Jul 2022 14:51

During the Soviet Union era, therapy was often used as a tool of political oppression. Since then, Russia has seen major reforms in mental health care -- but stigmas and distrust for the practice still live on. Psychologist and TED Fellow Olga Kitain

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The blind spots of the green energy transition | Olivia Lazard

By TED/Mon, 04 Jul 2022 11:00

The world needs clean power, but decarbonization calls for a massive increase in the mining and extraction of minerals like lithium, graphite and cobalt. Environmental peacemaking expert Olivia Lazard sheds light on the scramble for these precious mi

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Caracas' magic bus | Far Flung

By TED/Sun, 03 Jul 2022 11:00

We all know that information is power, but what if you live in a country without a free press or regular access to the internet? You have to be creative and find nimble ways to help your community stay informed. That's exactly what journalists in Car

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How data-driven journalism illuminates patterns of injustice | Alison Killing

By TED/Fri, 01 Jul 2022 14:48

Data-driven journalism can help pinpoint truths and expose corruption -- even without physical access to where it's happening. Sharing the remarkable discovery of massive alleged detention camps in Xinjiang, China, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist a

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The humans at the center of the US immigration debate | Ali Noorani

By TED/Thu, 30 Jun 2022 14:38

How does a nation reconcile when its identity is at odds with its policies? Ali Noorani traces the arc of the US immigration debate to show a safer and more compassionate way forward, highlighting why centering human dignity creates lasting bonds and

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The hidden wonders of soil | Jane Zelikova

By TED/Wed, 29 Jun 2022 14:49

From nourishing our foods to storing massive amounts of carbon, soil is teeming with diverse microbial life that could slow global warming. Climate change scientist Jane Zelikova calls for agricultural practices that protect Earth's soil by growing c

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An invitation to reexamine your familiar world | Gillian Tett

By TED/Tue, 28 Jun 2022 14:40

Before entering the world of financial journalism, Gillian Tett was a cultural anthropologist who studied how the past influences our present thoughts and behaviors. In an entertaining talk, she shows how you can use an anthropological outlook to see

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How to unite people through art (with JR) | How to Be a Better Human

By TED/Mon, 27 Jun 2022 11:00

Art can move us in deep, meaningful ways. A beautiful song, a good book or a great film can change our perspectives and attitudes toward ideas, and sometimes people. Where does that magic come from -- and how can we channel it when we're creating? JR

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Africa's great carbon valley -- and how to end energy poverty | James Irungu Mwangi

By TED/Fri, 24 Jun 2022 11:00

Our lives depend on curbing climate change, but so many priorities seem to be in competition. What's the most urgent thing humanity can do right now? Social entrepreneur James Irungu Mwangi tells us why Africa could be the ideal home for scaling the

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SpaceX's supersized Starship rocket -- and the future of galactic exploration | Jennifer Heldmann

By TED/Thu, 23 Jun 2022 14:44

SpaceX's Starship launch vehicle has the potential to explore the solar system in a bold, new -- and supersized -- way. Planetary scientist Jennifer Heldmann talks about how reusable, large-scale spacecraft like Starship could help humanity achieve i

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What happens to people's donated eggs and sperm after they die? | Ellen Trachman

By TED/Wed, 22 Jun 2022 15:09

Today, there are many ways to conceive a child, thanks to assisted reproductive technologies like IVF and egg-freezing. But the law lags behind these advancements, says attorney Ellen Trachman, troubling parents-to-be with stranger-than-fiction mix-u

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How to find joy in climate action | Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

By TED/Tue, 21 Jun 2022 14:47

We can all play a role in the climate movement by tapping into our skills, resources and networks in ways that bring us satisfaction, says climate leader Ayana Elizabeth Johnson. She suggests drawing a Venn diagram to map these questions: What are yo

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The mission to safeguard Black history in the US | Julieanna L. Richardson

By TED/Sun, 19 Jun 2022 11:00

Black history in the US is rich, profound -- and at risk of being lost forever, if not for the monumental efforts of Julieanna L. Richardson. As the founder of The HistoryMakers -- the largest national archive of African American video-oral history -

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The actual cost of preventing climate breakdown | Yuval Noah Harari

By TED/Fri, 17 Jun 2022 14:29

Nobody really knows how much it would cost to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Yet historian Yuval Noah Harari's analysis, based on the work of scientists and economists, indicates that humanity might avert catastrophe by investing the equi

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A second chance for fathers to connect with their kids | Charles C. Daniels, Jr.

By TED/Thu, 16 Jun 2022 14:35

Fathers have a profound impact on their children's lives, yet an estimated ten million kids in the US see their dads less than once a month. Through his advocacy and mental health center, therapist Charles C. Daniels, Jr. empowers fathers to be more

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The relationship between sex and imagination | Gina Gutierrez

By TED/Wed, 15 Jun 2022 14:27

Sex is as much mental as it is physical -- and imagination is the most powerful tool we have to expand our personal agency and capacity for pleasure, says sexual wellness storyteller Gina Gutierrez. The founder of audio-erotica company Dipsea, Gutier

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5 ethical principles for digitizing humanitarian aid | Aarathi Krishnan

By TED/Tue, 14 Jun 2022 14:45

Over the last decade, humanitarian organizations have digitized many of their systems, from registering refugees with biometric IDs to transporting cargo via drones. This has helped deliver aid around the world, but it's also brought new risks to the

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How a "Hi Level" mindset helps you realize your potential | Cordae

By TED/Mon, 13 Jun 2022 14:50

What does it take to build a legacy? Hip-hop artist Cordae tells how he went from mixtape-dropping high school kid to Grammy-nominated music star whose "Hi Level" mindset helps him achieve his dreams.

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How Black girls can reclaim their voice in music | Kyra Gaunt

By TED/Fri, 10 Jun 2022 14:51

How does music shape us? Digital ethnomusicologist and TED Fellow Kyra Gaunt studies how Black girls can preserve the integrity of their own voices while listening, dancing and singing to pop songs largely engineered by men, often with lyrics that ex

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Esports, virtual Formula 1 and the new era of play | James Hodge

By TED/Thu, 09 Jun 2022 14:47

As the line between the physical and digital worlds blur, so does the line between real-world and virtual sports. Reframing our understanding of competition, data-driven technologist James Hodge explains how far esports (like virtual Formula 1 race c

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A sci-fi story of Earth's renewal | Vandana Singh

By TED/Wed, 08 Jun 2022 14:44

"The world is a living tapestry ... As the weave of life is torn apart in one place, the threads unravel in another," says author and physics professor Vandana Singh, acknowledging humanity's interconnectedness with the planet -- and the uncertain fu

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The brain science (and benefits) of ASMR | Craig Richard

By TED/Tue, 07 Jun 2022 15:00

A curious, quiet revolution of sound has taken over the internet. Physiologist Craig Richard explains the soothing brain science of Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR), tracking its rise in popularity and why this fascinating phenomenon is so

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How to preserve your private life in the age of social media | Bryce Dallas Howard

By TED/Mon, 06 Jun 2022 14:45

Growing up in the public eye, multi-hyphenate creator Bryce Dallas Howard experienced the familiar pressure to share her life with the world on social media. But with her mother's steadfast guidance, Howard learned to set personal boundaries and savo

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Why bittersweet emotions underscore life's beauty | Susan Cain

By TED/Sat, 04 Jun 2022 11:00

Life is a constant state of both joy and sorrow, dark and light, bitter and sweet. In a meditative conversation, author Susan Cain explores how being attuned to the bittersweetness of life -- and being fully present for both the happy times and the s

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The awesome potential of many metaverses | Agnes Larsson

By TED/Fri, 03 Jun 2022 14:44

In the multitude of metaverses that exist there are infinite possibilities for inclusivity and creativity. Inviting us to craft our own digital universes, Minecraft's game director Agnes Larsson shares how the experience of building and sharing metav

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The secret to mastering life's biggest transitions | Bruce Feiler

By TED/Thu, 02 Jun 2022 15:08

How do you navigate life's growing number of transitions with meaning, purpose and skill? Writer Bruce Feiler offers a powerful way to handle uncertain, painful and confusing times -- or "lifequakes", as he calls them. Learn how to equip yourself wit

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A brain implant that turns your thoughts into text | Tom Oxley

By TED/Wed, 01 Jun 2022 14:45

What if you could control digital devices using just the power of thought? That's the incredible promise behind the Stentrode -- an implantable brain-computer interface that collects and wirelessly transmits information directly from the brain, witho

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The mindset shift needed to tackle big global challenges | Bernhard Kowatsch

By TED/Tue, 31 May 2022 14:42

Social entrepreneur Bernhard Kowatsch shares real-life examples of how a business approach focused on accelerating tech (like a blockchain-supported way to bring food to refugees or a machine that fortifies flour at small mills in Africa) can help ma

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What Wikipedia teaches us about balancing truth and beliefs | Katherine Maher

By TED/Mon, 30 May 2022 11:00

Even with public trust at an all-time low, Wikipedia continues to maintain people's confidence. How do they do it? Former CEO of Wikimedia Foundation Katherine Maher delves into the transparent, adaptable and community-building ways the online encycl

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How to manage your stress like an ER doctor | TED Health

By TED/Sun, 29 May 2022 11:00

How do doctors in the emergency room stay calm and focused amidst the chaos? Drawing on years of experience, ER doctor Darria Long shares a straightforward framework to help you take back control and feel less overwhelmed when life starts to get "cra

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Humanity's search for cosmic truth and poetic beauty | Maria Popova

By TED/Sat, 28 May 2022 11:00

Linking together the histories of Henrietta Swan Leavitt, Edwin Hubble and Tracy K. Smith, poet and thinker Maria Popova crafts an astonishing story of how humanity came to see the edge of the observable universe. (Followed by an animated excerpt of

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The future of US reproductive rights after Roe v. Wade | Mary Ziegler, Loretta J. Ross, Erika Bachiochi, Joshua Prager

By TED/Fri, 27 May 2022 15:05

The recent leak of the US Supreme Court's draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade -- the nearly 50-year-old ruling to legalize abortion nationwide -- has left many wondering what happens next for reproductive rights in the country. In a thoughtful, at

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A flavorful field guide to foraging | Alexis Nikole Nelson

By TED/Thu, 26 May 2022 14:43

Whether it's dandelions blooming in your backyard or purslane sprouting from the sidewalk, vegan forager Alexis Nikole Nelson is on a mission to show how freely growing flora could make its way to your plate. With contagious enthusiasm and a live coo

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3 ways to make flying more climate-friendly | Ryah Whalen

By TED/Wed, 25 May 2022 14:42

Air travel opens our eyes to the world, but it also comes at a high cost to the environment. Piloting us into a future of green aviation, innovator Ryah Whalen shares three ways to lower the industry's carbon footprint through smarter designs, eco-fr

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How is your city tackling the climate crisis? | Marvin Rees

By TED/Tue, 24 May 2022 15:06

"If we can unlock the full potential of our cities, we can minimize the price the planet pays for hosting us in our growing numbers," says Marvin Rees, the Mayor of Bristol, UK, who understands deeply how cities can help (or hurt) the environment. Re

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How labor unions shape society | Margaret Levi

By TED/Mon, 23 May 2022 17:12

The weekend. Social Security. Health insurance. What do these things have in common? They all exist thanks to the advocacy of labor unions. Political economist Margaret Levi explains how these organizations forge equality and protect worker rights, c

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Breaking up with perfectionism | WorkLife with Adam Grant

By TED/Sun, 22 May 2022 11:00

Perfectionism is on the rise -- and not just in job interviews when people claim it's their greatest weakness. But the desire to be flawless is not always productive or healthy. As a recovering perfectionist, organizational psychologist Adam Grant di

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The real reason you feel so busy (and what to do about it) | Dorie Clark

By TED/Sat, 21 May 2022 11:00

These days, almost all of us feel pressed for time. Leadership expert Dorie Clark shares three hidden reasons people fall into an endless loop of feeling constantly busy, and invites you to question what really motivates how you spend your time.

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How to discover your authentic self -- at any age | Bevy Smith

By TED/Fri, 20 May 2022 14:33

In a talk packed with wry wisdom, pop culture queen Bevy Smith shares hard-earned lessons about authenticity, confidence, mature success and why, if you put in the work, "life gets greater later."

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How great leaders innovate responsibly | Ken Chenault

By TED/Thu, 19 May 2022 14:52

In times of uncertainty, leaders have a responsibility to inspire hope. Sharing hard-won wisdom, business leader Ken Chenault talks about what it takes to enact positive, enduring change -- and why it's more important than ever to invest in responsib

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The workplace, redefined by women of color | Deepa Purushothaman

By TED/Wed, 18 May 2022 14:58

Corporate inclusion visionary Deepa Purushothaman shares how women of color can advocate for themselves in workplace settings where they are undervalued, discriminated against and overlooked -- and how companies can foster working cultures that empow

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A creator-led internet, built on blockchain | Adam Mosseri

By TED/Tue, 17 May 2022 14:39

As digital assets like cryptocurrency and NFTs become more mainstream, design thinker and head of Instagram Adam Mosseri believes that creators are uniquely positioned to benefit. These blockchain-enabled technologies could remove the need for a "mid

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Why Africa needs community-led conservation | Resson Kantai Duff

By TED/Mon, 16 May 2022 14:59

Conservation efforts in Africa have typically been led by "parachute conservationists" -- outsiders who drop in thinking they have all the answers, hire locals to implement them and then disappear. But conservationist Resson Kantai Duff has a better

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Listen now: Season 2 | Body Stuff with Dr. Jen Gunter

By TED/Sun, 15 May 2022 11:00

Can you really boost your metabolism? Is blue light actually ruining your sleep? How much vaginal yeast is healthy, and when is it ... too much? Body Stuff is back for a second season to bust the lies you're told -- and sold -- about your personal he

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The future of the food ecosystem -- and the power of your plate | Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli

By TED/Sat, 14 May 2022 11:00

Many people across the world don't have access to healthy food -- while in other places tons of food go to waste. Social entrepreneur Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli thinks we can take bold steps to fix this problem. She lays out what it would take to build a

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The crime-fighting power of cross-border investigative journalism | Bektour Iskender

By TED/Fri, 13 May 2022 14:45

Organized crime operates across national borders -- to keep up, investigative journalists need to do the same. TED Fellow Bektour Iskender gives the inside scoop on his efforts to unveil secret, insidious operations in his home country of Kyrgyzstan,

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How to stop banks from investing in fossil fuels | Lucie Pinson

By TED/Thu, 12 May 2022 14:44

Money is pollution's biggest driving force -- particularly, the cash invested in dirty energy projects, says financial responsibility campaigner Lucie Pinson. She shares a three-pronged approach to stop banks from funding fossil fuel companies, inclu

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The case for a 4-day work week | Juliet Schor

By TED/Wed, 11 May 2022 11:00

The traditional approach to work needs a redesign, says economist Juliet Schor. She's leading four-day work week trials in countries like the US and Ireland, and the results so far have been overwhelmingly positive: from increased employer and custom

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My long walk across India for women's freedom | Srishti Bakshi

By TED/Tue, 10 May 2022 14:45

There are 600 million women in India -- yet they are rarely seen outdoors after sunset because of safety concerns like harassment and catcalls. On a mission to create safer public spaces, women's rights advocate Srishti Bakshi talks about how she emb

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The most powerful untapped resource in health care | Edith Elliott and Shahed Alam

By TED/Mon, 09 May 2022 11:00

Whether we're rushing a child to the emergency room after a fall or making chicken soup for a feverish spouse, love inspires us to act when a family member gets sick. Global health activists Edith Elliott and Shahed Alam believe we can harness this p

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A bold plan to transform access to the US social safety net | Amanda Renteria

By TED/Sun, 08 May 2022 11:00

Digital public servant Amanda Renteria has seen that the millions of people who rely on government welfare services are often discouraged from seeking them out, frustrated by long lines and unnecessarily complicated processes. At Code for America, Re

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A transparent, easy way for smallholder farmers to save | Anushka Ratnayake

By TED/Sat, 07 May 2022 11:00

A safe space to save money is life-changing -- especially for the 60 million smallholder farmers in West Africa (the majority being women) who often live on less than two dollars a day. Poverty fighter Anushka Ratnayake introduces her nonprofit myAgr

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An election redesign to restore trust in US democracy | Tiana Epps-Johnson

By TED/Fri, 06 May 2022 11:00

Election infrastructure in the United States is crumbling, says technologist Tiana Epps-Johnson, and, even worse, election officials are increasingly being attacked simply for doing their jobs. How can the country rebuild trust in its local and natio

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Mental health care that disrupts cycles of violence | Celina de Sola

By TED/Thu, 05 May 2022 11:00

In Latin American countries like El Salvador, homicide rates are alarmingly high thanks in large part to a vicious cycle of violence -- people don't have a chance to heal from recurrent individual and collective trauma. With her team at Glasswing Int

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How ancient Arctic carbon threatens everyone on the planet | Sue Natali

By TED/Wed, 04 May 2022 11:00

What will happen to the planet if climate change melts what's left of Arctic permafrost? Shedding light on this overlooked threat, Arctic geologist Sue Natali reveals the true danger of heating up the iciest place on the planet: the release of ancien

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Why Indigenous forest guardianship is crucial to climate action | Nonette Royo

By TED/Tue, 03 May 2022 11:00

Indigenous communities have looked after their ancestral forests for millennia, cultivating immense amounts of knowledge on how to protect, nourish and heal these vital environments. Today, 470 million Indigenous people care for and manage 80 percent

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A safe pathway to resettlement for migrants and refugees | Becca Heller

By TED/Mon, 02 May 2022 12:50

"Human migration is both inevitable and growing. What are we as a global community doing to address it?" asks human rights lawyer Becca Heller, who believes that every refugee and migrant deserves a safe pathway to resettlement. Through her work with

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Why people and AI make good business partners | Shervin Khodabandeh

By TED/Fri, 29 Apr 2022 11:00

What happens when the data-driven capabilities of AI are combined with human creativity and ingenuity? Shining a light on the opportunities this futuristic collaboration could bring to the workplace, AI expert Shervin Khodabandeh shares how to redesi

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The restorative power of medical tattoos | Becky Barker

By TED/Thu, 28 Apr 2022 15:20

Tattoos can transform and empower people, with some seeking them out to reconnect with their bodies due to scarring, physical abnormalities or the aftermath of a procedure or illness. Paramedical tattooist Becky Barker shares the art and craft of med

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How mRNA medicine will change the world | Melissa J. Moore

By TED/Wed, 27 Apr 2022 14:53

The secret behind medicine that uses messenger RNA (or mRNA) is that it "teaches" our bodies how to fight diseases on our own, leading to groundbreaking treatments for COVID-19 and, potentially one day, cancer, the flu and other ailments that have ha

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The funding gap in start-up investing | Temie Giwa-Tubosun

By TED/Tue, 26 Apr 2022 14:58

"It is time to close the funding gap for Black female-led start-ups the world over," says entrepreneur Temie Giwa-Tubosun, whose company LifeBank delivers life-saving medical supplies to remote areas in Africa. Today, LifeBank operates successfully a

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A future worth getting excited about | Elon Musk

By TED/Mon, 25 Apr 2022 11:00

What's on Elon Musk's mind? In conversation with head of TED Chris Anderson, Musk details how the radical new innovations he's working on -- Tesla's intelligent humanoid robot Optimus, SpaceX's otherworldly Starship and Neuralink's brain-machine inte

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We can make COVID-19 the last pandemic | Bill Gates

By TED/Fri, 22 Apr 2022 14:38

Building a pandemic-free future won't be easy, but Bill Gates believes that we have the tools and strategies to make it possible -- now we just have to fund them. In this forward-looking talk, he proposes a multi-specialty Global Epidemic Response an

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A new economic model for protecting tropical forests | Nat Keohane

By TED/Thu, 21 Apr 2022 14:45

To solve the climate crisis, we need to make tropical forests worth more alive than dead, says environmental economist Nat Keohane. Highlighting the urgent need to stop deforestation and the carbon pollution it brings, he details the work of the LEAF

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An Olympic champion's mindset for overcoming fear | Allyson Felix

By TED/Wed, 20 Apr 2022 14:47

Getting pregnant as a track and field athlete is often called the "kiss of death" -- a sign your athletic career will soon end. Olympic champion, entrepreneur and proud mother Allyson Felix thinks it shouldn't be that way. She tells the story of star

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Elon Musk talks Twitter, Tesla and how his brain works — live at TED2022 | Elon Musk

By TED/Mon, 18 Apr 2022 01:43

In this live, unedited conversation, Elon Musk -- the head of Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink and The Boring Company -- digs into the recent news around his bid to purchase Twitter and gets honest about the biggest regret of his career, how his brain works,

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Ukraine's fight to keep educating its children | Zoya Lytvyn

By TED/Thu, 14 Apr 2022 14:10

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has destroyed so much -- including hundreds of schools, where the country's children were forging their futures -- but it has not stopped Ukrainians from pursuing knowledge and curiosity. In a deeply moving talk, educa

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The likability dilemma for women leaders | Robin Hauser

By TED/Wed, 13 Apr 2022 19:45

When women lead, bias often follows. Documentarian Robin Hauser dives into the dilemma between competence and likability faced by women in leadership roles, detangling the unconscious beliefs and gendered thinking that distort what it means to be a g

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Stand with Ukraine in the fight against evil | Garry Kasparov

By TED/Tue, 12 Apr 2022 11:00

Ukraine is on the front line of a war between freedom and tyranny, says chess grandmaster and human rights advocate Garry Kasparov. In this blistering call to action, he traces Vladimir Putin's rise to power and details his own path from chess world

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We could kick-start life on another planet. Should we? | Betül Kaçar

By TED/Mon, 11 Apr 2022 14:44

"Life makes our planet an incredibly exotic place compared to the rest of the known universe," says astrobiologist Betül Kaçar, whose research uses statistics and mathematical models to simulate ancient environments and gather insights into the origi

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Listen now: Season 5 | WorkLife with Adam Grant

By TED/Sun, 10 Apr 2022 11:00

WorkLife with Adam Grant, a TED Audio Collective podcast, is back for a fifth season! Organizational psychologist Adam Grant knows that you spend a quarter of your life at work -- in this show, he talks to some of the world's most unusual professiona

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The rhythm and rhyme of memory, solitude and community | Rosanne Cash

By TED/Fri, 08 Apr 2022 11:00

"Music can unlock a frozen memory that melts into the seeds of our creativity," says musician Rosanne Cash. Reflecting on the power of memory, solitude and community, she performs "The Sunken Lands" and "Particle And Wave" and meditates on some of li

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NFTs, the metaverse and the future of digital art | Elizabeth Strickler

By TED/Thu, 07 Apr 2022 11:00

In need of a brief yet illuminating lesson on the obsession with NFTs? Elizabeth Strickler breaks down the acronym and explains the fundamentals of non-fungible tokens, sharing how these digital assets are changing the landscape for artists and conte

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5 promising factors propelling climate action | Gabriel Kra

By TED/Wed, 06 Apr 2022 14:46

Given the scale of the challenge, the conversation around climate change is often tinged with doom and gloom. But climate tech investor Gabriel Kra thinks we need to reframe the crisis as a source of tremendous opportunity. He offers five big reasons

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The deep sea's medicinal secrets | Sam Afoullouss

By TED/Tue, 05 Apr 2022 11:00

Under the sea, untold wonders await in the form of untapped medicinal potential. Chemist Sam Afoullouss dives into the science behind natural remedies, explaining why the ocean's great (and still largely unexplored) biodiversity is ideal for deriving

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Live drawings of the human experience | Jarrett J. Krosoczka

By TED/Mon, 04 Apr 2022 14:56

In this live drawing performance and poignant autobiographical journey, author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka sketches some life-shaping moments, showing us how drawing and storytelling can help us honor and remain close to those we've lost.

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What it's like to be a war refugee | Zarlasht Halaimzai

By TED/Sat, 02 Apr 2022 10:00

Living under the constant threat of violence has a lasting effect -- even after you escape from danger, says writer and refugee advocate Zarlasht Halaimzai. One of the millions of people worldwide who have been forcibly displaced by conflict, Halaimz

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The 100 tampons NASA (almost) sent to space -- and other absurd songs | Marcia Belsky

By TED/Fri, 01 Apr 2022 14:36

Performing two original songs, stand-up comedian, writer and musician Marcia Belsky shares comical commentary on some peculiar aspects of our culture -- from Instagram-stalking your crush to fending off mansplainers on social media -- and lampoons NA

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What my gender transition taught me about womanhood | Paula Stone Williams

By TED/Thu, 31 Mar 2022 10:00

After leading a well-established life as a pastor, father and husband, Paula Stone Williams could no longer deny her truth and transitioned. In this conversational and at times humorous reflection, Williams offers her perspective on the everyday expe

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How webtoons are changing movies and TV | Hyeonmi Kim

By TED/Wed, 30 Mar 2022 15:06

Pop culture is changing thanks to a different kind of storytelling, says digital strategist Hyeonmi Kim. They're called webtoons: comic-like illustrations published in short segments and meant to be read on a smartphone in five to 10 minutes. Kim bre

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3 lessons on hope in challenging times | Wajahat Ali

By TED/Tue, 29 Mar 2022 10:00

It can be hard to remain hopeful during seemingly hopeless times. Sharing hard-won wisdom on how to not give up when the going gets tough, writer Wajahat Ali talks about the challenges he faced with his daughter's cancer diagnosis and the COVID-19 pa

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Goats, blockchain and the future of money | Fariel Salahuddin

By TED/Mon, 28 Mar 2022 14:39

What if smallholder farmers could use their produce and livestock to pay for goods and services? TED Fellow and alternative currency enthusiast Fariel Salahuddin is working to make this a reality in places including rural Pakistan, where basic necess

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How science fiction can shape our reality | Your Undivided Attention

By TED/Sun, 27 Mar 2022 11:00

The meta-crisis is so vast: climate change, exponential technology, addiction, polarization and more. How do we grasp it, let alone take steps to address it? One of the thinking tools we have at our disposal is science fiction. To the extent that we

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The creativity and community behind fanfiction | Cecilia Aragon

By TED/Sat, 26 Mar 2022 11:00

The wildly diverse, thoughtful and hilarious world of fanfiction -- where writers reimagine favorite stories like "Harry Potter," "Pokémon," "My Little Pony" and more -- is ever-growing and becoming a vital social and learning tool. Author, professor

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Why all melodies should be free for musicians to use | Damien Riehl

By TED/Fri, 25 Mar 2022 01:04

Evoke a familiar tune in a song and get slapped with a lawsuit ... it's a tale almost as old as copyright itself. Lawyer and technologist Damien Riehl digs into why "owning" a melody is a ludicrous legal assertion and composes a radical solution for

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The African swamp protecting Earth's environment | Vera Songwe

By TED/Thu, 24 Mar 2022 15:05

The peatlands of Africa's Congo Basin are a vast expanse of swamp and greenery that act as one of the world's most effective carbon sinks -- and they're under threat of environmental destruction. Economist Vera Songwe explains how putting a price on

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The future will be shaped by optimists | Kevin Kelly

By TED/Wed, 23 Mar 2022 14:44

"Every great and difficult thing has required a strong sense of optimism," says editor and author Kevin Kelly, who believes that we have a moral obligation to be optimistic. Tracing humanity's progress throughout history, he's observed that a positiv

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The hidden power of sad songs and rainy days | Susan Cain and Min Kym

By TED/Tue, 22 Mar 2022 14:29

Have you ever wondered why you like sad music? Do you find comfort or inspiration in rainy days? In this profound, poetic talk, author Susan Cain invites you to embrace the feeling of longing -- or the place where joy and sorrow meet – as a gateway t

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Powerful photos that honor the lives of overlooked women | Smita Sharma

By TED/Mon, 21 Mar 2022 14:51

In some parts of the world, girls are as likely to be married off or trafficked as they are to be educated. Photojournalist and TED Fellow Smita Sharma thoughtfully depicts overlooked girls and young women, while making sure not to disrupt the lives

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The counterintuitive psychology of insurance | Orit Tykocinski

By TED/Sat, 19 Mar 2022 11:00

The real reason you buy insurance may have as much to do with pleasing your psyche as it does protecting your wallet. Behavioral psychologist Orit Tykocinski explores the connection between insurance and the reality-distorting risks of "magical think

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Why entrepreneurship flourishes in the countryside | Xiaowei R. Wang

By TED/Fri, 18 Mar 2022 14:51

"To see and understand the countryside is a crucial part of moving towards a more livable future for everyone," says coder, artist and organizer Xiaowei R. Wang. They've observed that some of the most careful, thoughtful innovation is happening in th

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The power of purpose in business | Ashley M. Grice

By TED/Thu, 17 Mar 2022 14:57

What's a company's purpose? It's not the same as mission or vision, which change when leadership changes. Strategist Ashley M. Grice explains the power of purpose to push boundaries of innovation and bring clarity to every aspect of an organization,

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Climate change isn't a distant threat -- it's our reality | Selina Neirok Leem

By TED/Wed, 16 Mar 2022 14:51

Every year, ocean levels rise and high tides flood the low-lying Marshall Islands in the Pacific, destroying homes, salinating water supplies and disrupting livelihoods. In a stirring poem and talk, youth climate warrior Selina Neirok Leem explains w

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3 things men can do to promote gender equity | Jimmie Briggs

By TED/Tue, 15 Mar 2022 14:55

"It is time for a gender reckoning, beginning with men authentically confronting our internal selves and each other," says essayist and intersectional justice advocate Jimmie Briggs. In this call to action for gender equity, he unpacks how traditiona

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Self-assembling robots and the potential of artificial evolution | Emma Hart

By TED/Mon, 14 Mar 2022 14:41

What if robots could build and optimize themselves -- with little to no help from humans? Computer scientist Emma Hart is working on a new technology that could make "artificial evolution" possible. She explains how the three ingredients of biologica

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How to design mosquitoes out of cities | Cameron Webb

By TED/Sat, 12 Mar 2022 18:00

As cities adopt greener, more sustainable designs, there's risk of a dangerous and unwelcome tenant moving in: mosquitoes. Researcher Cameron Webb explains what urban planners and the general public need to understand about mosquitoes -- the deadlies

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War in Ukraine -- and what it means for the world order | Ian Bremmer

By TED/Fri, 11 Mar 2022 18:23

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has created previously unthinkable changes in geopolitics, seemingly overnight. In this vital conversation, political analyst Ian Bremmer takes a closer look at the global implications of the war, including NATO and the E

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The critical role of Black mothers -- and how to support all moms | Anna Malaika Tubbs

By TED/Thu, 10 Mar 2022 15:42

Throughout US history, the stories of influential Black mothers have been purposefully obscured -- at a high cost to us all. Sociologist Anna Malaika Tubbs unmasks the lies and designs behind this strategic erasure and highlights the scientific, cult

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How to share public money fairly | Maja Bosnic

By TED/Wed, 09 Mar 2022 11:00

"We have the right to demand budgets to be equitable, to be fair," says economist Maja Bosnic. One way to get there is to make them gender-responsive. With examples from the nearly 80 countries around the world already factoring gender into public fi

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"A seat at the table" isn't the solution for gender equity | Lilly Singh

By TED/Tue, 08 Mar 2022 11:00

Women and girls are conditioned to believe success is "a seat at the table." Creator, actress and author Lilly Singh thinks we need to build a better table. In this hilarious, incisive talk, Singh traces the arc of her career from up-and-coming YouTu

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3 ways your company's data can jump-start climate action | Massimo Russo

By TED/Mon, 07 Mar 2022 11:00

From helping build smart cities to supporting the sustainable energy sector, the possibilities of big data are endless. But many companies are still wary of sharing data that could expose them to risk and diminish their competitive advantage. What if

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Why US laws must expand beyond the nuclear family | Diana Adams

By TED/Fri, 04 Mar 2022 15:39

The nuclear family model may no longer be the norm in the US, but it's still the basis for social and economic benefits like health care, tax breaks and citizenship. Lawyer and LBGTQIA advocate Diana Adams believes that all families, regardless of bi

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What seaweed and cow burps have to do with climate change | Ermias Kebreab

By TED/Thu, 03 Mar 2022 15:46

Scientists have long known that cows are a huge source of the greenhouse gas methane, contributing up to four percent of emissions globally. But could there be a way to make cattle less -- ahem -- gassy? Animal scientist Ermias Kebreab talks through

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The war in Ukraine could change everything | Yuval Noah Harari

By TED/Wed, 02 Mar 2022 13:40

Concerned about the war Ukraine? You're not alone. Historian Yuval Noah Harari provides important context on the Russian invasion, including Ukraine's long history of resistance, the specter of nuclear war and his view of why, even if Putin wins all

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My secret to creating real magic | Christina Tosi

By TED/Tue, 01 Mar 2022 15:30

In an infectiously joyous talk, Milk Bar founder Christina Tosi shares the sugary jolt of her first food memory and behind-the-scenes stories of her bakery's famously inventive cakes, cookies and treats. This talk may make you hungry -- but it'll als

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The carbonless fuel that could change how we ship goods | Maria Gallucci

By TED/Mon, 28 Feb 2022 15:43

Every day, tens of thousands of cargo ships, filled to the brim with goods, release heavy pollution into the air as they make their way across the ocean. In this eye-opening talk, reporter Maria Gallucci introduces a planet-friendly alternative that

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Salvation | Conversations with People Who Hate Me

By TED/Sun, 27 Feb 2022 11:00

A young trans man and his mother speak about her struggle to accept his gender identity. Listen and subscribe to Conversations with People Who Hate Me, and more podcasts from the TED Audio Collective, at audiocollective.ted.com.

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Are ad agencies, PR firms and lobbyists destroying the climate? | Solitaire Townsend

By TED/Wed, 23 Feb 2022 15:48

An unnoticed industry worth two trillion dollars a year is influencing almost every carbon emission. Sustainability solution seeker Solitaire Townsend calls this sector the "X industry" (where "X" stands for influence), and it includes professional s

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