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TED Talk: Lizzie Velasquez – How Do YOU Define Yourself

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In a time when beauty is defined by supermodels, success is defined by wealth, and fame is deified by how many followers you have on social media, Lizzie Velasquez asks the question how do you define yourself? Once labeled, “The Worlds Ugliest Woman,” Lizzie decided to turn things around and create her own definitions of what she defines as beauty and happiness.

Thanks to Lewis for finding this.

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Barefoot Wine: Talking Trash

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Barefoot Wine took to the beach in Santa Cruz, CA to remind people how important it is to keep our shorelines free of trash and debris as part of the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project.

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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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Jack Passion – and his award-winning beard

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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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The Difference Between Good Friend and Best Friends

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This is so true ;) Big thanks to my Canadian sister Stacey for finding this.

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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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The talking eggs

The talking eggs

This is hilarious. Just remember to put sound on…

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TED Talk: Maysoon Zayid – I got 99 problems… palsy is just one

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“I have cerebral palsy. I shake all the time,” Maysoon Zayid announces at the beginning of this funny talk. “I’m like Shakira meets Muhammad Ali.” With grace and wit, the Arab-American comedian takes us on a whistle-stop tour of her adventures as an actress, stand-up comic, philanthropist and advocate for the disabled.

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Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising’s Image of Women – with Jean Kilbourne

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Watch this interesting talk by Jean Kilbourne about the fact, that almost 100% of the images you see of models and celebrities are altered.

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TED Talk: Ash Beckham – Coming out of your closet

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Ash discusses the current state of homophobia in our culture challenging even the word “homophobia” itself. There is no fear, just loathing. Hating things we don’t understand, people we don’t know or anything that is different than our day to day. “Homophobic” people are not scared of anything. We all have a responsibility to live our lives as active activists not passive ones when it comes to protecting our fellow humans from hate of any kind.

Thanks to Ole for finding this.

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John Cleese on Creativity

John Cleese on Creativity

This is the most inspiring 36 minutes you can spend today:
John Cleese is speaking about Creativity!

John Cleese tries to explain creativity and how to become more creative. The background of his lecture is scientific, the guide based on his own experience.

For the Danes; there’s Danish subtitles on this one…

Big thanks to Mikkel for showing me this.

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TED Ed: Aatish Bhatia – The physics of sperm vs. the physics of sperm whales

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Traveling is extremely arduous for microscopic sperm – think of a human trying to swim in a pool made of… other humans. We can compare the journey of a sperm to that of a sperm whale by calculating the Reynolds number, a prediction of how fluid will behave, often fluctuating due to size of the swimmer. Aatish Bhatia explores the great (albeit tiny) sperm’s journey.

Lesson by Aatish Bhatia
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TED Talk: Russell Foster – Why do we sleep?

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Russell Foster is a circadian neuroscientist: He studies the sleep cycles of the brain. And he asks: What do we know about sleep? Not a lot, it turns out, for something we do with one-third of our lives. In this talk, Foster shares three popular theories about why we sleep, busts some myths about how much sleep we need at different ages – and hints at some bold new uses of sleep as a predictor of mental health.

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