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  • 16:57 Popular Jeff Speck: The walkable city

    Jeff Speck: The walkable city

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    How do we solve the problem of the suburbs? Urbanist Jeff Speck shows how we can free ourselves from dependence on the car -- which he calls "a gas-belching, time-wasting, life-threatening prosthetic device" -- by making our cities more walkable and more

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  • 04:29 Popular David Lang: My underwater robot

    David Lang: My underwater robot

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    David Lang is a maker who taught himself to become an amateur oceanographer -- or, he taught a robot to be one for him. In a charming talk Lang, a TED Fellow, shows how he and a network of ocean lovers teamed up to build open-sourced, low-cost underwater

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  • 14:19 Popular Enrique Peñalosa: Why buses represent democracy in action

    Enrique Peñalosa: Why buses represent democracy in action

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    "An advanced city is not one where even the poor use cars, but rather one where even the rich use public transport," argues Enrique Peñalosa. In this spirited talk, the former mayor of Bogotá shares some of the tactics he used to change the transportation

  • 15:00 Popular Boyd Varty: What I learned from Nelson Mandela

    Boyd Varty: What I learned from Nelson Mandela

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    "In the cathedral of the wild, we get to see the best parts of ourselves reflected back to us." Boyd Varty, a wildlife activist, shares stories of animals, humans and their interrelatedness, or "ubuntu" -- defined as, "I am, because of you." And he dedica

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  • 29:22 Popular Andrew Solomon: Depression, the secret we share

    Andrew Solomon: Depression, the secret we share

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    "The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me in that moment." In a talk equal parts eloquent and devastating, writer Andrew Solomon takes you to the darkest corners of his mind during the

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  • 16:36 Popular Paul Piff: Does money make you mean?

    Paul Piff: Does money make you mean?

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    It's amazing what a rigged game of Monopoly can reveal. In this entertaining but sobering talk, social psychologist Paul Piff shares his research into how people behave when they feel wealthy. (Hint: badly.) But while the problem of inequality is a comple

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  • 15:16 Popular Mick Cornett: How an obese town lost a million pounds

    Mick Cornett: How an obese town lost a million pounds

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    Oklahoma City is a midsized town that had a big problem: It was among the most obese towns in America. Mayor Mick Cornett realized that, to make his city a great place to work and live, it had to become healthier too. In this charming talk, he walks us th

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  • 14:14 Popular Maysoon Zayid: I got 99 problems... palsy is just one

    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 exhilarating, hilarious talk. (Really, it's hilarious.) "I'm like Shakira meets Muhammad Ali." With grace and wit, the Arab-American comedian takes us on a whi

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  • 14:13 Popular Suzanne Talhouk: Don't kill your language

    Suzanne Talhouk: Don't kill your language

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    More and more, English is a global language; speaking it is perceived as a sign of being modern. But -- what do we lose when we leave behind our mother tongues? Suzanne Talhouk makes an impassioned case to love your own language, and to cherish what it ca

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  • 11:10 Popular Roger Stein: A bold new way to fund drug research

    Roger Stein: A bold new way to fund drug research

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    Believe it or not, about 20 years' worth of potentially life-saving drugs are sitting in labs right now, untested. Why? Because they can't get the funding to go to trials; the financial risk is too high. Roger Stein is a finance guy, and he thinks deeply

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  • 12:43 Popular Sandra Aamodt: Why dieting doesn't usually work

    Sandra Aamodt: Why dieting doesn't usually work

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    In the US, 80% of girls have been on a diet by the time they're 10 years old. In this honest, raw talk, neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt uses her personal story to frame an important lesson about how our brains manage our bodies, as she explores the science b

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  • 07:49 Popular Rita Pierson: Every Kid Needs A Champion

    Rita Pierson: Every Kid Needs A Champion

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    Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people they don'...

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