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04:39 min 15. October 2015

What Is Light?

a lecture in English

We are so used to some things that we stopped wondering about them. Like light. What is light? Some kind of wavy thing, right? Kind of.

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What is light?

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17:48 min 3. April 2014

How to love and be loved | Billy Ward | TEDxFoggyBottom

a talk in English

Through a story of one of his students, Billy shows the importance of loving others and of being loved.

Billy Ward is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and has been practicing in for the past 13 years in the New York City Suburbs of New Jersey. In addition to having a private practice, he has also been counseling students at Seton Hall Prep High School since 1998. Currently he is the director of retreats for the school and also teaches a senior course for Human Development and Theology. Billy's approach to teaching centers on the development of mind, body and spirit. His personal philosophy is LOVE and Be LOVED.
Billy is a graduate from Georgetown University where he studied Psychology. He was also the quarterback of the football team for four years. He had a short stint with the Baltimore Ravens in 1999, which was a great experience and personal achievement. He continues to credit his athletic experiences with helping him to understand the mind-body connection and the ability to set a life goal with great determination and tenacity. After leaving Baltimore he continued his study of psychology at Seton Hall University where he attained his Masters Degree and Post Masters Degree.
Billy is married to his soul mate and best friend Lia. They have two sons, two-year-old JD and 5 month old Casey. The family is completed by their Golden Retriever, Grover Ward.

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06:26 min 1. March 2016

Why The War on Drugs Is a Huge Failure

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The war against drugs has been a terrible disaster for everybody involved. Why? And can we do something differently?

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The Balloon Effect explained: http://bit.ly/1SfnP3b

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Why The War on Drugs Is a Huge Failure

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05:24 min 28. October 2013

Is Evil Rational?

a lecture in English

Is evil rational? If it is, then how can we depend on reason alone to make a better world? Best-selling author Dennis Prager has a challenging answer.

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02:57 min 24. February 2016

The Horrors of Parents

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Adults may grumble about kids: but what about the other side of the coin? A thoughtful member of the younger generation (9 and a half) shares with us some of the horrors of parents. If you like our films take a look at our shop (we ship worldwide): http://www.theschooloflife.com/shop/all/

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03:06 min 26. July 2015

The Science of DOGS

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[1] http://journals.plos.org/plosgenetics/article?id=10.1371/journal.pgen.1004016
[2] http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2009/08/dogs-think.aspx
[3] http://www.sciencedirect.com.subzero.lib.uoguelph.ca/science/article/pii/S1059131198902503
[4] http://link.springer.com.subzero.lib.uoguelph.ca/article/10.1007/s11845-008-0128-0
[5] http://www.sciencedirect.com.subzero.lib.uoguelph.ca/science/article/pii/S0302283810009449#
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[10] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20230592
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[12] http://www.cell.com/current-biology/abstract/S0960-9822(14)00123-7
[13] http://www.sciencemag.org/content/348/6232/333

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22:59 min 5. June 2015

The secrets of people who love their jobs | Shane Lopez | TEDxLawrence

a talk in English

Happiness depends on the goodness of our jobs, and those good jobs are made not found.

Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D., is the world’s leading researcher on hope. His mission is to help people of all ages exercise some control over what their future can become and to teach them how to aim for the future they want in school, work and life. He is also one of the most vocal advocates of psychological reform of America’s education system. He helps schools function less like impersonal factories and more like dynamic human development centers that help students achieve the meaningful futures they say they really want – including a good job and a happy family.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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05:38 min 27. July 2015

Trees Are the Answer

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Everybody loves trees, so why are they so controversial? Patrick Moore untangles the knotty issue of "deforestation" and shows how, from a purely environmental perspective, it is possible and desirable to grow more trees and use more wood products. Donate today to PragerU: http://l.prageru.com/2eB2p0h

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21:26 min 11. October 2013

The mathematics of weight loss | Ruben Meerman | TEDxQUT (edited version)

a talk in English

This is the edited version of The Mathematics of Weight Loss presented by Ruben Meerman.

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06:30 min 3. May 2013

The basics of the Higgs boson - Dave Barney and Steve Goldfarb

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In 2012, scientists at CERN discovered evidence of the Higgs boson. The what? The Higgs boson is one of two types of fundamental particles and is a particular game-changer in the field of particle physics, proving how particles gain mass. Using the Socratic method, CERN scientists Dave Barney and Steve Goldfarb explain the exciting implications of the Higgs boson.

Lesson by Dave Barney and Steve Goldfarb, animation by Jeanette Nørgaard.

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04:11 min 3. September 2014

Laniakea: Our home supercluster

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Superclusters – regions of space that are densely packed with galaxies – are the biggest structures in the Universe. But scientists have struggled to define exactly where one supercluster ends and another begins. Now, a team based in Hawaii has come up with a new technique that maps the Universe according to the flow of galaxies across space. Redrawing the boundaries of the cosmic map, they redefine our home supercluster and name it Laniakea, which means ‘immeasurable heaven’ in Hawaiian.

Read the research paper: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature13674
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04:03 min 7. December 2011

Michio Kaku Explains String Theory

a lecture in English

Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku explains the basics of String Theory in this clip from his Floating University lecture.

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04:59 min 17. March 2014

What Did Your Parents Most Want You to Be?

a lecture in English

When parents boast about their children with other people, what do most say first? Is it how nice they are to strangers? Or how much volunteering they did last year? Usually not. More often, they talk about their good grades in school, or the prestigious college they went to, or the much sought after summer internship they are on. But this is backwards. Acts of kindness are what parents should talk about with others, and what they should really praise their kids for. According to Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, the best way to make a better world is to praise people for what counts--goodness.

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03:33 min 22. January 2015

Why Poor Places Are More Diverse

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Fearon, J. 2003. Ethnic and Cultural Diversity by Country. Journal of Economic Growth 8: 195–222. doi:10.1023/A:1024419522867.

Guyana Fourth National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity, Guyana Environmental Protection Agency 2010, 83 pages

Iyigun, M.F. and A.L. Owen. 1998. Risk, entrepreneurship, and human-capital accumulation, American Economic Review, No. 2, Papers and Proceedings 88 (2), 454-457.

Lambers, H (ed). 2014. Plant Life on the Sandplains in Southwest Australia, a Global Biodiversity Hotspot - Kwongan Matters. Publisher: University of Western Australia Publishing, Crawley. ISBN: 978-1-74258-564-2

Maffi L. 2005. Linguistic, cultural and biological diversity. Annual Review of Anthropology
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Nettle, D. 1998. Explaining global patterns of language diversity. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, 17(4):354--74.

New Atlas of the British and Irish Flora. 2002., CD Preston, DA Pearman, TD Dines (editors), Oxford University Press. 910 pages

Sutherland, W. J. 2003. Parallel extinction risk and global distribution of languages and species. Nature, 423:276--279.

S. Wennekers, A. van Stel, M. Carree, and R. Thurik, 2010. The Relationship between Entrepreneurship and Economic Foundations and Trends in Entrepreneurship 6: 167-237.

Yamada G. 1996. Urban Informal Employment and Self-Employment in Developing Countries: Theory and Evidence. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND CULTURAL CHANGE. 44: 289-314.

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15:26 min 16. February 2012

Everything is a Remix Part 4

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*** My new series, This is Not a Conspiracy Theory, is now live: http://www.thisisnotaconspiracytheory.com ***

Our system of law doesn't acknowledge the derivative nature of creativity. Instead, ideas are regarded as property, as unique and original lots with distinct boundaries. But ideas aren't so tidy. They're layered, they’re interwoven, they're tangled. And when the system conflicts with the reality... the system starts to fail.

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17:40 min 16. September 2014

Is it lust or is it love? | Terri Orbuch | TEDxOaklandUniversity

a talk in English

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. We’ve all been dizzy with desire at the beginning of a new relationship. But ask anyone to label that urgent longing and yearning, and you’ll get as many different responses as you will people. How do you know whether the passion and butterflies in your stomach are signs of romantic love or simply lust? Dr. Terri Orbuch will discuss signals to distinguish between lust and love, and how to reignite that lustful desire in loving long-term relationships.

Dr. Terri Orbuch (aka, The Love Doctor®) is a professor of sociology at Oakland University (Rochester, Michigan) and a research professor at the Institute for Social Research at University of Michigan. She is also the project director of a 27-year study on marriage, divorce, and re-partnering (1986 – present), funded by the National Institutes of Health. She is the author of five books, including, “5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage from Good to Great” (Random House) and “Finding Love Again: 6 Simple Steps to a New and Happy Relationship” (Sourcebooks). She has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, GQ, Cosmopolitan, and TIME magazine and has appeared on The Today Show, The Katie Couric Show, ESPN and CNN. Her relationship segments are aired on Fox-TV Detroit and she is a relationship expert for OurTime.com, the largest online dating site for singles over 50. Her national public television program titled, “Secrets From The Love Doctor” aired on public TV stations, beginning in December 2013. Learn more about Dr. Orbuch at: DrTerriTheLoveDoctor.com.

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