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Shawhn AchorThe happy secret to better workhttp://www.ted.com/talks/shawn_achor_the_happy_secret_to_better_work.htmlVery funny, still interesting. Five things to be happier: gratitude for three new things a day, showing gratitude to one person a day, journaling, exercising, meditation. Our happiness is affected 10% by our environment, 90% by how our brain is dealing with environment. We can make the difference.
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Gary SlutkinLet's treat violence like a contagious diseasehttp://www.ted.com/talks/gary_slutkin_let_s_treat_violence_like_a_contagious_disease.htmlViolence spreads like diseases do. There are several steps do deal with diseases; trying these out in criminal neighborhoods led to a 67% drop in shootings.
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David McCandlessThe beauty of data visualizationhttp://www.ted.com/talks/david_mccandless_the_beauty_of_data_visualization.htmlNever studied arts or design, but knows how to display data for a better understanding. Very simple diagrams, still a lot of insights. And also a few laughs.
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Rodrigo CanalesThe deadly genius of drug cartelshttp://www.ted.com/talks/rodrigo_canales_the_deadly_genius_of_drug_cartels.htmlDrug cartels aren't dumb murderers who just kill anyone around. It is a sophisticated and well-calculated business. "Los Zetos" for example have a clear branding: fear. We can't just separate us from them and think they are the bad people. They are only successful because there is a market, a demand.
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Jeff SpeckThe walkable cityhttp://www.ted.com/talks/jeff_speck_the_walkable_city.htmlLiving in walkable cities is healthier, reduces car crash rates and money otherwise spent on gas is invested in other things that are good for local wealth of a city.
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David R. DowLessons from death row inmateshttp://www.ted.com/talks/david_r_dow_lessons_from_death_row_inmates.htmlSomething interesting. 1$ spent in childhood saves 15$ later.
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Anne MilgramWhy smart statistics are the key to fighting crimehttp://www.ted.com/talks/anne_milgram_why_smart_statistics_are_the_key_to_fighting_crime.htmlUsing data science ("moneyballing criminal justice") to predict if someone needs to get arrested until trial or not.Simple dashboard to use for judges.
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David Steindl-RastWant to be happy? Be gratefulhttp://www.ted.com/talks/david_steindl_rast_want_to_be_happy_be_grateful.htmlTo be grateful one must "Stop, Look, Go": Stop every now and then to look for opportunities life gives us. Then do something, "go", catch the opportunity. A grateful world is a happy world, we all want to be happy
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Julia SweeneyIt's time for "The Talk"http://www.ted.com/talks/julia_sweeney_has_the_talk.htmlVery funny and short talk about a daughter asking questions about reproduction.
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David ChristianThe history of our world in 18 minuteshttp://www.ted.com/talks/david_christian_big_history.htmlShowing the big history and why we as humans are special compared to other species: collective learning. Through our language we can exchange what our brain learned during our lifetime.
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Amy CuddyYour body language shapes who you are http://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are.html20 minutes of "high power"-positions can change how we feel and other people feel about us.
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Christopher EmdinTeach teachers how to create magichttp://www.ted.com/talks/christopher_emdin_teach_teachers_how_to_create_magic"Magic can be taught"; teachers should watch rap show, sunday services, barber shops, to see how they engage with their audience.
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Diana NyadNever, ever give uphttp://www.ted.com/talks/diana_nyad_never_ever_give_up.htmlThis woman swam from Florida to Cuba, 100 miles in over 50 hours. Great, and also funny talk
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Steve HowardLet's go all-in on selling sustainabilityhttp://www.ted.com/talks/steve_howard_let_s_go_all_in_on_selling_sustainability.htmlSustainability manager at IKEA talks about how important it is to "go all-in" and do business in a 100% sustainable way. Things like LED lights can then be sold less expensive and therefore to more people.
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Iwan BaanIngenious homes in unexpected placeshttp://www.ted.com/talks/iwan_baan_ingenious_homes_in_unexpected_places.htmlHumans are abled to adapt to all kinds of situations. Interesting talk about how people live in different areas.
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Arthur BenjaminThe magic of Fibonacci numbershttp://www.ted.com/talks/arthur_benjamin_the_magic_of_fibonacci_numbers.htmlMathematics shouldn't only be "Solve for x", but also understanding why.
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Angela Lee DuckworthThe key to success? Grithttp://www.ted.com/talks/angela_lee_duckworth_the_key_to_success_gritNot health, not IQ, not where you come from is most important for success, it's grit, perseverance. Focus on long-term goals.
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Alessandro AcquistiWhy privacy mattershttp://www.ted.com/talks/alessandro_acquisti_why_privacy_matters.htmlFacebook pictures + facial recognition + cloud computing = people can get a lot of sensitive information about us, like SSN.
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Eili PariserBeware online "filter bubbles"http://www.ted.com/talks/eli_pariser_beware_online_filter_bubbles.htmlEverything gets personalized, we don't see thinks that are uncomfortable for us anymore in the Internet. Google, Facebook & Co. have the responsibility to encode this responsibility into their products.
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Kelly McGonigalHow to make stress your friendhttp://www.ted.com/talks/kelly_mcgonigal_how_to_make_stress_your_friend.htmlStress increases possibility to die: but only if you think stress is bad for you. The "cuddling hormone" is also a stress hormone: Stress makes you social.
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Grégoire CourtineThe paralyzed rat that walkedhttp://www.ted.com/talks/gregoire_courtine_the_paralyzed_rat_that_walked.htmlTrying to cure spinal cord injured people by experimenting with rats. After 10 years they managed a paralyzed rat to walk.
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Nicolas PeronyPuppies! Now that I’ve got your attention, complexity theoryhttp://www.ted.com/talks/nicolas_perony_puppies_now_that_i_ve_got_your_attention_complexity_theory.htmlSimplicity > Complexity > Resilience. Simple individual rules lead to complexity of the whole tribe.
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Joe KowanHow I beat stage frighthttp://www.ted.com/talks/joe_kowan_how_i_beat_stage_fright.htmlJust trying to get on stage every week didn't help. Writing a song about stage fright and playing it as first song of the set to deal with it finally helped.
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Heather BrookeMy battle to expose government corruptionhttp://www.ted.com/talks/heather_brooke_my_battle_to_expose_government_corruption.html?quote=1921We need more transparency. Political leaders need to share information.
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Oliver SacksWhat hallucination reveals about our mindshttp://www.ted.com/talks/oliver_sacks_what_hallucination_reveals_about_our_minds.htmlCharles Bonnet syndrome: Visually impaired people wirth a good working brain can have hallucinations and see things like cartoon characters.
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David BrooksShould you live for your résumé ... or your eulogy?http://www.ted.com/talks/david_brooks_should_you_live_for_your_resume_or_your_eulogyAdam 1 and Adam 2. Adam 1 is for success, Adam 2 is for love. What should we focus on?
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Kevin BreelConfessions of a depressed comichttp://www.ted.com/talks/kevin_breel_confessions_of_a_depressed_comic.htmlHe is/was two persons: The successful, always funny basketball-captain, and the depressed guy. Depression is when everything goes well and you're still sad. People need to stop ignorance and talk about it.
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Hetain PatelWho am I? Think againhttp://www.ted.com/talks/hetain_patel_who_am_i_think_again.htmlFunny and interesting talk about self-authenticity.
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James B. GlattfelderWho controls the world?http://www.ted.com/talks/james_b_glattfelder_who_controls_the_world.htmlLooked at how companies are connected and found out that a fraction of all involved parties makes most of the decisions and value.
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Abha DawesarLife in the "digital now"http://www.ted.com/talks/abha_dawesar_life_in_the_digital_now.htmlTechnology changes how we feel about distance and time, she calls it the "digital now".
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Maya PennMeet a young entrepreneur, cartoonist, designer, activist …http://www.ted.com/talks/maya_penn_meet_a_young_entrepreneur_cartoonist_designer_activist.htmlAmazing child who started her own business when she was 8 years old
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