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  • TED: Joy Sun: Should you donate differently? - Joy Sun (2014)

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    22 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    Technology allows us to give cash directly to the poorest people on the planet. Should we do it? In this thought-provoking talk, veteran aid worker Joy Sun explores two ways to help the poor.
  • 10 weird things I accidentally learned about New York

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    Thu-Huong Ha
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:55 am
    New York, New York, it’s a wonderful town! Here’s one of my favorite images of it, created by George Schlegel lithographers in 1873, while the Brooklyn Bridge was under construction. Image: Wikipedia New York is a playground of absurdity. I’ve lived here on and off for the past decade. Since I ate my first workday lunch in a “park” in downtown Manhattan, I’ve been blindly accepting everyone’s inexplicable behavior in this city, not least of all the block-long cronut line I pass on my way to work every morning. So when I started curating the speaker program for…
  • TED: Joy Sun: Should you donate differently? - Joy Sun (2014)

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    22 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    Technology allows us to give cash directly to the poorest people on the planet. Should we do it? In this thought-provoking talk, veteran aid worker Joy Sun explores two ways to help the poor.
  • TED: Pia Mancini: How to upgrade democracy for the Internet era - Pia Mancini (2014)

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    8 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Pia Mancini and her colleagues want to upgrade democracy in Argentina and beyond. Through their open-source mobile platform they want to bring citizens inside the legislative process, and run candidates who will listen to what they say.
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  • 10 weird things I accidentally learned about New York

    Thu-Huong Ha
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:55 am
    New York, New York, it’s a wonderful town! Here’s one of my favorite images of it, created by George Schlegel lithographers in 1873, while the Brooklyn Bridge was under construction. Image: Wikipedia New York is a playground of absurdity. I’ve lived here on and off for the past decade. Since I ate my first workday lunch in a “park” in downtown Manhattan, I’ve been blindly accepting everyone’s inexplicable behavior in this city, not least of all the block-long cronut line I pass on my way to work every morning. So when I started curating the speaker program for…
  • Andrew Bastawrous’ bakery for better eye care gets lift off, the Sleepy Man Banjo Boys make a video, and more

    Kate Torgovnick May
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
    As always, members of the TED community have been very busy the past few weeks. Below, just a few of them making the news: Earlier this month, Mazda promised to fund one of four projects dreamed up by TED Fellows — based on your votes. The winner: eye surgeon Andrew Bastawrous has won for his Eye Bake program. With Mazda’s help, he’ll be building up the Ujima Bakery in Kenya, which will employ local people while raising money to subsidize eye care. (Watch Andrew’s TED Talk, “Get your next eye exam on a smartphone.”) Susan Cain is writing a children’s book, to be released in…
  • Reflections on TEDGlobal 2014, from the community

    Kate Torgovnick May
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    TEDGlobal 2014 brought our conference to the tropics. Here’s what the community had to say following this conference all about the theme “South!” Photo: Ryan Lash One of the best things about a week after a conference? The chance to reflect on the experience. In the last week, several TEDGlobal 2014 attendees and community members have shared their thoughts throughout the blogiverse. Below, some highlights: Steve Song shared his experience preparing to speak at TED in a post called “Steve and TED’s Excellent Adventure.” “Have you ever found yourself at a party where…
  • What’s it like to live with locked-in syndrome? One family’s experience

    Karen Eng
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:51 am
    Kitra Cahana shares the extraordinary story of her father’s brain stem stroke, a catastrophe that transformed into an inspiring spiritual journey. Photo: TEDMED Three years ago, Rabbi Ronnie Cahana suffered a rare brain stem stroke that left him fully conscious, yet his entire body paralyzed. It’s a condition known as “locked-in syndrome.” Last month, TED Fellow Kitra Cahana spoke of her father’s experience at TEDMED (watch her talk, “My father, locked in his body but soaring free”), revealing how her family cocooned Rabbi Cahana in love, and how a system of…
  • Want to learn how to give a great talk? Chris Anderson is writing the official TED guide to public speaking

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    16 Oct 2014 | 9:13 am
    In the upcoming book “Talk This Way! The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking,” our curator Chris Anderson will give insights on what makes a talk great. Photo: James Duncan Davidson Over and over, you keep asking us: What’s the best way to give a TED Talk? It’s not just that you’re interested in sharing your ideas at a TED or local TEDx event. Short presentations have become a bread-and-butter staple at schools and offices around the world, and you want more guidance on how to give them well. And so, our curator Chris Anderson is writing a book to be published by…
 
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  • TED: Joy Sun: Should you donate differently? - Joy Sun (2014)

    TEDTalks
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    Technology allows us to give cash directly to the poorest people on the planet. Should we do it? In this thought-provoking talk, veteran aid worker Joy Sun explores two ways to help the poor.
  • TED: Fred Swaniker: The leaders who ruined Africa, and the generation who can fix it - Fred Swaniker (2014)

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    21 Oct 2014 | 7:58 am
    Before he hit eighteen, Fred Swaniker had lived in Ghana, Gambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. What he learned from a childhood across Africa was that while good leaders can't make much of a difference in societies with strong institutions, in countries with weak structures, leaders could make or break a country. In a passionate talk the entrepreneur and TED Fellow looks at different generations of African leaders and imagines how to develop the leadership of the future.
  • TED: Susan Etlinger: What do we do with all this big data? - Susan Etlinger (2014)

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    20 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    Does a set of data make you feel more comfortable? More successful? Then your interpretation of it is likely wrong. In a surprisingly moving talk, Susan Etlinger explains why, as we receive more and more data, we need to deepen our critical thinking skills. Because it's hard to move beyond counting things to really understanding them.
  • TED: Kitra Cahana: My father, locked in his body but soaring free - Kitra Cahana (2014)

    TEDTalks
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    In 2011 Ronnie Cahana suffered a severe stroke that left him with locked-in syndrome: completely paralyzed except for his eyes. While this might shatter a normal person’s mental state, Cahana found peace in “dimming down the external chatter,” and “fell in love with life and body anew.” In a somber, emotional talk, his daughter Kitra shares how she documented her father's spiritual experience, as he helped guide others even in a state of seeming helplessness.
  • TED: Melissa Fleming: Let’s help refugees thrive, not just survive - Melissa Fleming (2014)

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    16 Oct 2014 | 7:40 am
    50 million people in the world today have been forcefully displaced from their home — a level not seen since WWII. Right now, more than 3 million Syrian refugees are seeking shelter in neighboring countries. In Lebanon, half of these refugees are children; only 20% are in school. Melissa Fleming of the UN's refugee agency calls on all of us to make sure that refugee camps are healing places where people can develop the skills they’ll need to rebuild their hometowns.
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  • TED: Joy Sun: Should you donate differently? - Joy Sun (2014)

    TEDTalks
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    Technology allows us to give cash directly to the poorest people on the planet. Should we do it? In this thought-provoking talk, veteran aid worker Joy Sun explores two ways to help the poor.
  • TED: Fred Swaniker: The leaders who ruined Africa, and the generation who can fix it - Fred Swaniker (2014)

    TEDTalks
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:58 am
    Before he hit eighteen, Fred Swaniker had lived in Ghana, Gambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. What he learned from a childhood across Africa was that while good leaders can't make much of a difference in societies with strong institutions, in countries with weak structures, leaders could make or break a country. In a passionate talk the entrepreneur and TED Fellow looks at different generations of African leaders and imagines how to develop the leadership of the future.
  • TED: Susan Etlinger: What do we do with all this big data? - Susan Etlinger (2014)

    TEDTalks
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    Does a set of data make you feel more comfortable? More successful? Then your interpretation of it is likely wrong. In a surprisingly moving talk, Susan Etlinger explains why, as we receive more and more data, we need to deepen our critical thinking skills. Because it's hard to move beyond counting things to really understanding them.
  • TED: Kitra Cahana: My father, locked in his body but soaring free - Kitra Cahana (2014)

    TEDTalks
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    In 2011 Ronnie Cahana suffered a severe stroke that left him with locked-in syndrome: completely paralyzed except for his eyes. While this might shatter a normal person’s mental state, Cahana found peace in “dimming down the external chatter,” and “fell in love with life and body anew.” In a somber, emotional talk, his daughter Kitra shares how she documented her father's spiritual experience, as he helped guide others even in a state of seeming helplessness.
  • TED: Melissa Fleming: Let’s help refugees thrive, not just survive - Melissa Fleming (2014)

    TEDTalks
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:40 am
    50 million people in the world today have been forcefully displaced from their home — a level not seen since WWII. Right now, more than 3 million Syrian refugees are seeking shelter in neighboring countries. In Lebanon, half of these refugees are children; only 20% are in school. Melissa Fleming of the UN's refugee agency calls on all of us to make sure that refugee camps are healing places where people can develop the skills they’ll need to rebuild their hometowns.
 
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