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TED Talks
"When you give people a sense of hope, you begin to thaw that absolute sense of impossibility."
"A society in which people can be monitored at all times breeds conformity and obedience and submission."
"If we truly believe in equal rights and equal opportunity in America, we must have real conversations about race."
How your body language shapes who you are:
"Not investing in refugees is a huge missed opportunity. The victims of war can hold the keys to lasting peace."
13 brilliant teens who will give you hope for the future:
19 photos of human ingenuity at its finest:
Think you have nothing to hide? @ggreenwald dares you to email him your passwords:
"We have sold ourselves into a fast food model of education, and it's impoverishing our spirit."
This is a photo of Saturn, fully eclipsing the sun. It was taken from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, and that tiny fleck of light on the left is us. “There is something deeply moving about seeing ourselves from afar, and capturing the sight of our little, blue-ocean planet in the skies of other worlds,”
The hidden force in global economics is something rather unexpected: Love.
"We don't grow into creativity, we grow out of it. Or rather, we get educated out if it."
"The reality is, hackers can do a lot more than break things. They can bring people together."
"The gay rights movement asks us to support justice and equality from a space of love."
"Every day, everywhere, our children spread their dreams beneath our feet. We should tread softly."
"Education, in a way, dislocates many people from their natural talents."
Congratulations! You made it to lunch. Recharge with these fun talks:
How scientists discovered the periodic table and revolutionized chemistry: via @TED_ED
How do we stop the spread of Ebola? Smart ideas from someone who's done it before:
This incredible talk got the longest standing ovation in TED's history:
"Four hours of uninterrupted time is the best gift you can give anybody at work."
Let's help refugees thrive, not just survive: #Syria
Striking photos of creative homes in unexpected places:
"When we allow a society with constant monitoring, we allow the essence of human freedom to be severely crippled."
Powerful photos of modern slavery - and human survival:
"If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original."
"Sleep may actually be a kind of elegant design solution to some of the brain's most basic needs."
"We have to be prepared to change our minds." Why the best thinking partners will try to prove you wrong:
"Facts are vulnerable to misuse." How critical thinking can help us make sense of big data:
"We have a public health information crisis, and uninformed journalists." Where to learn the facts about Ebola:
How should we fight Ebola and other health crises? Ask Cuban doctors:
How the worst moments in our lives make us who we are:
"We're told that we should all be leaders, but if you really care about a movement, have the courage to follow."
Think mass surveillance isn't a problem because you're not doing anything wrong? Think again.
One more reason to get a good night's sleep:
Can you finish this quote? "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, / but in ourselves, that we are..."
"The quantum universe is far stranger than Einstein wanted to believe." His last great contribution to physics:
"Fundamentalism isn't faith; it's fanatacism. We have to stop confusing the two."
"We need a diversity of affection and diversity of family in order to strengthen the ecosphere of kindness."
"Let's make sure our ideas of success are our own, that we are truly the authors of our own ambitions."
"Data doesn't create meaning; we do." Why critical thinking skills are now more important than ever before:
Want to know what's going on with #Ebola? A more reliable source of information:
"The truth won't set us free until we develop the skills and the moral courage to use it."
"All kids have tremendous talents. And we squander them, pretty ruthlessly."
"Great leaders are not head-down. They see around corners, shaping their future, not just reacting to it."
This is a photograph, not a painting. Surprised? Artist Alexa Meade paints directly on her subjects, making a three-dimensional scene look two-dimensional. In this photo, Alexa painted the woman and submerged her in a pool of milk. The result is a delightful trick to the eyes. To see more of Alexa's
"Despair is self-fulfilling. If we call something impossible, we act in such a way that makes it so."
"Listen to understand. By just being there, you may be the turning point they need."
Are millennials the next greatest generation? 6 thoughtful answers on @TEDRadioHour:
“Access to information is a critical currency of power.”