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19:29 min 15. March 2013

The greatest TED Talk ever sold - Morgan Spurlock

a talk in English

With humor and persistence, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock dives into the hidden but influential world of brand marketing on his quest to make a completely sponsored film about sponsorship. (And yes, onstage naming rights for this talk were sponsored too. By whom and for how much? He'll tell you.)

Talk by Morgan Spurlock.

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10:48 min 14. September 2015

Stop searching for your passion | Terri Trespicio | TEDxKC

a talk in English

What are you passionate about? You’re told these five words hold the key to a successful career and life purpose. What if it’s the wrong question altogether? This talk turns the ubiquitous “find your passion” message on its ear.

Terri Trespicio is a branding strategist who helps visionaries, experts, entrepreneurs, and businesses communicate with power and precision across media platforms. She consults with a wide range of experts, everyone from surgeons and social media celebs to startups and brand managers.

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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03:20 min 30. September 2015

Is This Glass Half Empty?

a lecture in English

Are you an optimist or a pessimist?
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Further Reading:

[1] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20170998

[2] http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-perfect-dose-of-pessimism-1407196064

[3] http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/03/110311153541.htm

[4] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19324793

[5] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21896752

[6] http://www.webmd.com/balance/news/20110916/optimism-partly-in-your-

genes

[7] http://www.ted.com/talks/tali_sharot_the_optimism_bias

[8] Sharot, T. 2011. The Optimism Bias: A Tour of the Irrationally Positive Brain.

[9] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17960136

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03:16 min 1. December 2013

Will 3D Printing Change Everything?

a lecture in English

How will 3D printing change our world?
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Further Reading:

Living Cells:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/20/scientists-create-new-ear_n_2728612.html?utm_hp_ref=technology

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20972018

Space Colonization:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenkotler/2013/10/21/the-future-is-here-how-3d-printing-is-opening-the-door-to-space-colonization/

Real vs Hype:
http://gigaom.com/2013/10/02/the-future-of-consumer-3d-printing-whats-real-whats-coming-and-whats-hype/

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05:13 min 14. July 2015

Inside the minds of animals - Bryan B Rasmussen

a lecture in English

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Do animals think? It’s a question that has intrigued scientists for thousands of years, inspiring them to come up with different methods and criteria to measure the intelligence of animals. Bryan B Rasmussen navigates through this controversial question, showing how determining intelligence often says more about how humans think than about anything else.

Lesson by Bryan B Rasmussen, animation by Mike Schell.

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14:37 min 16. October 2013

The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans | Daniel Amen | TEDxOrangeCoast

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19:03 min 4. September 2014

No more bad dates | Evan Marc Katz | TEDxStJohns

a talk in English

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. How to Understand and Enjoy Online Dating

Billed as a “personal trainer for smart, strong, successful women,” dating coach Evan Marc Katz has been helping singles find love since 2003. He’s the author of four books, the CEO of e-Cyrano online dating profile writing, and his blog is expected to reach 7 million people this year.

Evan has been featured in the New York Times, The Wall St. Journal, Forbes and Glamour, and has appeared on CNN, Today, The Early Show, The Tyra Banks Show, and The Rachael Ray Show. Most importantly, thousands of Evan’s clients have fallen in love, gotten married, and started families.

Whether you’re online dating, dating or embarking on a new relationship, once you learn to understand men from a man’s point of view, you’re going to be a very powerful woman.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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15:54 min 5. December 2013

The psychology of self-motivation | Scott Geller | TEDxVirginiaTech

a talk in English

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Scott Geller is Alumni Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech and Director of the Center for Applied Behavior Systems in the Department of Psychology. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the World Academy of Productivity and Quality. He has written numerous articles and books, including When No One's Watching: Living and Leading Self-motivation. Scott will examine how we can become self-motivated in "The Psychology of Self-Motivation."

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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22:24 min 3. September 2013

Paul Gilbert: How Mindfulness Fosters Compassion

a talk in English

Author and therapist Paul Gilbert explores how awareness of how our own minds work can help break negative thought patterns and help us to become more compassionate.

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22:24 min 17. December 2013

Sugar -- the elephant in the kitchen: Robert Lustig at TEDxBermuda 2013

a talk in English

Robert H. Lustig is an American pediatric endocrinologist at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where he is a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics.

Dr. Lustig assesses the health dangers of sugar and its link to Type-2 diabetes and the global obesity epidemic. He is the author of several books and many articles on childhood obesity, including the recent "Obesity Before Birth."

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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06:17 min 3. February 2014

Three Ways to Destroy the Universe

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How will the Universe die?

Everybody dies. The universe too? Well, probably. What are the current theories about the end of everything? And how creepy exactly are these theories? (Spoiler: very creepy). But there might be hope...

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Will the Universe Die?

Three Ways to Destroy the Universe

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03:45 min 20. November 2012

Three anti-social skills to improve your writing - Nadia Kalman

a lecture in English

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You need social skills to have a conversation in real life -- but they're quite different from the skills you need to write good dialogue. Educator Nadia Kalman suggests a few "anti-social skills," like eavesdropping and muttering to yourself, that can help you write an effective dialogue for your next story.

Lesson by Nadia Kalman, animation by Enjoyanimation.

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05:09 min 21. April 2016

Fossil Fuels: The Greenest Energy

a lecture in English

To make earth cleaner, greener and safer, which energy sources should humanity rely on? Alex Epstein of the Center for Industrial Progress explains how modern societies have cleaned up our water, air and streets using the very energy sources you may not have expected--oil, coal and natural gas. Donate today to PragerU: http://l.prageru.com/2eB2p0h

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Script:

What if I told you that someone had developed an energy source that could help us solve our biggest environmental challenges, purify our water and air, make our cities and homes more sanitary, and keep us safe from potential catastrophic climate change? What if I also told you that this energy source was cheap, plentiful, and reliable?

Well, there is such a source. You probably know it as fossil fuel. Oil. Natural gas. Coal.

But wait? Don’t fossil fuels pollute our environment and make our climate unlivable? That, of course, is what we’re told…and what our children are taught. But let’s look at the data. Here’s a graph you’ve probably never seen: the correlation between use of fossil fuels and access to clean water. More fossil fuel. More clean water. Am I saying the more we that we have used fossil fuel, the cleaner our water has become? Yes, that’s exactly what I’m saying.

In the developed world, we take clean water for granted. We turn on a tap and it’s there. But getting it there takes a massive amount of energy. Think of the man-made reservoirs, the purification plants, the network of pipes. In the undeveloped world, it’s a much different story. They lack the energy, so they lack clean water. More fossil fuel. More clean water.

The same is true of sanitation. By the use of cheap, plentiful, and reliable energy from fossil fuels, we have made our environment cleaner. Take a look at this graph. More fossil fuel. Better sanitation.

Okay, what about air quality? Here’s a graph of the air pollution trends in the United States over the last half century based on data from the Environmental Protection Agency. Note the dramatic downward trend in emissions, even though we use more fossil fuel than ever. How was this achieved? Above all, by using anti-pollution technology powered by…fossil fuel: oil, natural gas and coal.

But even without modern pollution control technology, fossil fuel makes our air cleaner. Indoor pollution—caused by burning a fire inside your house, cabin, hut or tent to cook and keep warm—was a deadly global problem until the late 19th century when cheap kerosene, a fossil fuel byproduct, became available in America and Europe. Indoor pollution is still a major issue in the developing world today. The best solution? Fossil fuel.

And now we come to the biggest fossil fuel concern of all—global warming. On this very sensitive topic we need to get our terms straight: There is a big difference between mild global warming and catastrophic global warming. We can all agree on that, right? The issue isn’t: does burning fossil fuel have some warming impact? It does. The issue is: is the climate warming dangerously fast?

In 1986 NASA climate scientist James Hansen—one of the world’s most prominent critics of the use of fossil fuels—predicted that “if current trends are unchanged,” temperatures would rise 2 to 4 degrees in the first decade of the 2000s. But as you can see from this graph, since 2000 the trend line is essentially flat—little or no warming in the last 15 years. That’s probably why we hear much less talk about “global warming” and much more talk about “climate change.”

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14:19 min 21. March 2013

Wabi-sabi: The magnificence of imperfection: Cheryl Hunter at TEDxSantaMonica

a talk in English

Cheryl Hunter comes at her work with a multi-pronged approach, having merged seemingly-divergent careers around one idea: that a simple story, well told and presented, has tremendous potential to educate, entertain and impact people. Cheryl is an educator, author, speaker and high-performance coach who has personally coached and led personal development seminars for over 86,000 people since 1995. Simultaneously, Cheryl has had a career in the entertainment industry spanning two decades, working as a television and feature film writer/producer—under contract with HBO, Paramount Pictures, CBS and NBC. She's also written and acted in solo plays that she's toured nationally.

Cheryl shared a personal story about having been abducted as a teenager, and asked, "Why is it that we obsess over the things we can't change, rather than the things we can?"

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)