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16:28 min 30. June 2014

Why TED Talks don't change people's behaviors: Tom Asacker at TEDxCambridge 2014

a talk in English

Author and speaker Tom Asacker wondered why so many people watch TED talks and yet so few change their behaviors as a result. His answer? That only one of three elements of our irrational, but innately human, decision-making process truly makes for lasting change. Learn more about Tom Asacker at http://tomasacker.com and TEDxCambridge at http://www.tedxcambridge.com.

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.

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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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05:23 min 30. September 2014

Is telekinesis real? - Emma Bryce

a lecture in English

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/is-telekinesis-real-emma-bryce

Telekinesis, the ability to manipulate matter with the mind alone, is a trait exhibited by some of the most iconic fictional characters, including Neo, Yoda, and, of course, Carrie. But is this mind control actually possible in real life? Emma Bryce subjects telekinesis to the scientific method.

Lesson by Emma Bryce, animation by Delphine Burrus.

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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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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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14:37 min 16. October 2013

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

a talk in English

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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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05:13 min 14. July 2015

Inside the minds of animals - Bryan B Rasmussen

a lecture in English

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/inside-the-minds-of-animals-bryan-b-rasmussen

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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04:06 min 24. February 2016

5 Minute Life Lessons With Economist Robert Shiller

a talk in English

American Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller gives us an exclusive insight in to his personal life, revealing why his parents inspire him, as well as why he has lost respect for most celebrities and why reading obscure books is better than reading ones from the best-sellers list.

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Speaker: Robert Shiller, Nobel economist
Animation and design: Rich Alderson (http://richalderson.com/)

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15:14 min 22. December 2014

The secret to self control | Jonathan Bricker | TEDxRainier

a talk in English

Jonathan Bricker's work has uncoved a scientifically sound approach to behavior change that is twice as effective as most currently practiced methods. His new methods are driving new norms and new apps for how people quit smoking and decrease obesity, saving many people from an early death.

Jonathan Bricker is an internationally recognized scientific leader in a bold approach called acceptance and commitment therapy. A Stanford researcher called his use of the approach “a breakthrough in behavioral research [that] has major public health implications for the major causes of preventable death.” Bricker and his team, having received $10 million in total federal research grants to study this topic, are rigorously testing this intervention on multiple platforms, including smartphone apps, websites, and telephone coaching. His SmartQuit app for quitting smoking was recently launched and is now in distribution worldwide.

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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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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02:44 min 18. January 2016

Do You Have Free Will?

a lecture in English

We break down the top theories around free will.
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http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-free-will-an-illusion/?page=2
http://www.iep.utm.edu/freewill/
http://www.livescience.com/46411-free-will-is-background-noise.html

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02:51 min 17. September 2013

The Biggest Organism on Earth

a lecture in English

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REFERENCES
Pando
The World's Largest Organism in Trouble. Week of Feb 1 2013. Living on Earth.
http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00005&segmentID=7

Grant, M. & Mitton, J. 2010. Case Study: The Glorious, Golden, and Gigantic Quaking Aspen. Nature Education Knowledge 3(10):40
http://www.nature.com/scitable/knowledge/library/case-study-the-glorious-golden-and-gigantic-13261308?ref=nf

DeWoody, J. et al. 2008. "Pando" Lives: Molecular Genetic Evidence of a Giant Aspen Clone in Central Utah. Western North American Naturalist, 68(4):493-497.
http://www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.3398/1527-0904-68.4.493

NYTimes Article, Dec. 21 1992
http://www.nytimes.com/1992/12/21/opinion/hail-to-the-world-s-largest-organism.html

Mock, KE., et al. 2012. Widespread Triploidy in Western North American Aspen (Populus tremuloides). PLoS ONE 7(10): e48406. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0048406
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0048406

Humongous fungus
Schmitt, C. and Tatum, M. 2008. The Malheur National Forest: Location of the World's Largest Living Organism [The Humongous Fungus]
http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fsbdev3_033146.pdf

Casselman, A. Oct. 4 2007. Strange but True: The Largest Organism on Earth Is a Fungus. Scientific American.
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=strange-but-true-largest-organism-is-fungus

Ferguson, BA. et al. 2003. Coarse-scale population structure of pathogenic Armillaria species in a mixed-conifer forest in the Blue Mountains of northeast Oregon. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 33:612-623, 10.1139/x03-065.
http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/x03-065#.UhIzK2R4ZDw

Methods for estimating weight of fungi
Smith, M., Bruhn, J., and Anderson, J. 1992. The fungus Armillaria bulbosa is among the largest and oldest living organisms. Nature 356: 428-431.
http://joelvelasco.net/teaching/systematics/smith%2092%20-%20humongousfungus.pdf

Tallest tree
http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records-3000/tallest-tree-living/

Howell, E. April 15, 2013. What is the World's Tallest Tree? Livescience.
http://www.livescience.com/28729-tallest-tree-in-world.html

Krulwich, R. April 8 2011. The World's Tallest Tree Is Hiding Somewhere In California. krulwich wonders.
http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2011/04/08/135206497/the-worlds-tallest-tree-is-hiding-somewhere-in-california

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03:16 min 1. December 2013

Will 3D Printing Change Everything?

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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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02:42 min 1. July 2014

15 STRANGE PRESIDENT FACTS!

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Just in time for America's birthday here are some president facts!
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