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TED talk: Julian Treasure – How to speak so that people want to listen

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Have you ever felt like you’re talking, but nobody is listening? Here’s Julian Treasure to help you fix that. As the sound expert demonstrates some useful vocal exercises and shares tips on how to speak with empathy, he offers his vision for a sonorous world of listening and understanding.

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Compassion for World Farming: The Secrets of Food Marketing

The Secrets of Food Marketing

This is a must-see talk!

No amount of marketing makes factory farming acceptable. You can stop the spin here.

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TED Talk: Anne Curzan – What makes a word “real”?

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One could argue that slang words like ‘hangry,’ ‘defriend’ and ‘adorkable’ fill crucial meaning gaps in the English language, even if they don’t appear in the dictionary. After all, who actually decides which words make it into those vaulted pages? Language historian Anne Curzan gives a charming look at the humans behind dictionaries, and the choices they make on a constant basis.

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Balan the Blowpipe Maker

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Only a few elders of Borneo’s Penan tribe still know how to make their unique hunting tool, the blowpipe. Balan is the last person in his village who practices the dying craft.

This short film is an extract from the 30 minute documentary Sunset Over Selungo, which will be released online later this year.

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Nothing ever goes away…

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Pro Infirmis: Get closer

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Pro Infirmis, a Swiss organization who helps people with disabilities, created this experiment. It’s not only touching. It makes you think.

Get closer!

And check out one of their earlier events.

Source: Jung von Matt Limmat / Pro Infirmis
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Jim Carrey on how his late father inspired him to follow his dreams

Jim Carrey on how his late father inspired him to follow his dreams

Jim Carrey delivered an inspiring commencement speech to Maharishi University of Management’s class of 2014.

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Homeless Homes Project

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Such a lovely project!

The awesome Homeless Homes Project in Oakland gather materials from dumpsters, curbs, and commercial waste and create innovative, mobile shelters for homeless people. So not only do they recycle, they put it into fantastic use! And creative too. I love it.

Gregory Kloehn is the artist behind the project. You can read more about it, or donate money, right here.

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Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways

Solar Freakin Roadways

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This is a must-see video – this new technology is no less than awesome!
The video is made with humor to catch more people’s attention on such an important topic.

You can donate money for this important project right here.

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Have the Homeless Become Invisible?

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This touched me to tears.

In this social experiment, unsuspecting people walked by relatives pretending to be homeless. Would they notice their family members? Or have the homeless become invisible?

Find out more about the New York City Rescue Mission.

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Humpback Whale Shows Amazing Appreciation After Being Freed From Nets

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A touching documentary, which brought tears to my eyes, about a great big humpback whale – almost dying from drowning due to a fish net. And the awesome brave people, who decided to free it! Definitely worth the 8 minutes.

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Comedian Hari Kondabolu

Comedian Hari Kondabolu

This is from comedian Hari Kondabolu’s first appearance on “The Late Show With David Letterman”. I categorize this post under humor, but also education. Check out the video, and you’ll know why.

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Jack Passion – and his award-winning beard

Jack Passion - and his award-winning beard

Awesome words and thoughts by Jack Passion – a completely normal man. With a very long award-winning beard.

“There will always be bad beard days along the way”…

This is a must see narrative documentary created by .

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Man of Steel from a Baby’s Perspective

Man of Steel from a Baby's Perspective

Simon is 16 month old. And this is how he reacts to the first flight sequence from Man of Steel. Cute!

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TED Talk: Evelyn Glennie – How to truly listen

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Such an interesting talk.

In this soaring demonstration, deaf percussionist Evelyn Glennie illustrates how listening to music involves much more than simply letting sound waves hit your eardrums.

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