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We train soldiers for war. Let's train them to come home, too | Hector Garcia

Before soldiers are sent into combat, they're trained on how to function in an immensely dangerous environment. But they also need training on how to return ...

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It's time for women to run for office | Halla Tómasdóttir

With warmth and wit, Halla Tómasdóttir shares how she overcame media bias, changed the tone of the political debate and surprised her entire nation when she ...

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How America's public schools keep kids in poverty | Kandice Sumner

Why should a good education be exclusive to rich kids? Schools in low-income neighborhoods across the US, specifically in communities of color, lack resource...

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Enough with the fear of fat | Kelli Jean Drinkwater

In a society obsessed with body image and marked by a fear of fat, Kelli Jean Drinkwater engages in radical body politics through art. She confronts the publ...

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How loss helped one artist find beauty in imperfection | Alyssa Monks

Painter Alyssa Monks finds beauty and inspiration in the unknown, the unpredictable and even the awful. In a poetic, intimate talk, she describes the interac...

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Inside the mind of a former radical jihadist | Manwar Ali

"For a long time, I lived for death," says Manwar Ali, a former radical jihadist who participated in violent, armed campaigns in the Middle East and Asia in ...

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Can a divided America heal? | Jonathan Haidt

How can the US recover after the negative, partisan presidential election of 2016? Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt studies the morals that form the basis ...

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5 ways to lead in an era of constant change | Jim Hemerling

Who says change needs to be hard? Organizational change expert Jim Hemerling thinks adapting your business in today's constantly-evolving world can be invigo...

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How we talk about sexual assault online | Ione Wells

We need a more considered approach to using social media for social justice, says writer and activist Ione Wells. After she was the victim of an assault in L...

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We can start winning the war against cancer | Adam de la Zerda

Learn about the latest advances in the war against cancer from Stanford researcher Adam de la Zerda, who's working on some cutting-edge techniques of his own...

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Technology hasn't changed love. Here's why | Helen Fisher

In our tech-driven, interconnected world, we've developed new ways and rules to court each other, but the fundamental principles of love have stayed the same...

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America's forgotten working class | J.D. Vance

J.D. Vance grew up in a small, poor city in the Rust Belt of southern Ohio, where he had a front-row seat to many of the social ills plaguing America: a hero...

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Why open a school? To close a prison | Nadia Lopez

Our kids are our future, and it's crucial they believe it themselves. That's why TED Fellow Nadia Lopez opened an academic oasis in Brownsville, Brooklyn, on...

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Why some people are more altruistic than others | Abigail Marsh

Why do some people do selfless things, helping other people even at risk to their own well-being? Psychology researcher Abigail Marsh studies the motivations...

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How to raise successful kids -- without over-parenting | Julie Lythcott-Haims

By loading kids with high expectations and micromanaging their lives at every turn, parents aren't actually helping. At least, that's how Julie Lythcott-Haim...

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Islamophobia killed my brother. Let's end the hate | Suzanne Barakat

On February 10, 2015, Suzanne Barakat's brother Deah, her sister-in-law Yusor and Yusor's sister Razan were murdered by their neighbor in Chapel Hill, North ...

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4 ways to build a human company in the age of machines | Tim Leberecht

In the face of artificial intelligence and machine learning, we need a new radical humanism, says Tim Leberecht. For the self-described "business romantic," ...

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Your smartphone is a civil rights issue | Christopher Soghoian

The smartphone you use reflects more than just personal taste ... it could determine how closely you can be tracked, too. Privacy expert Christopher Soghoian...

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Everything you hear on film is a lie | Tasos Frantzolas

Sound design is built on deception — when you watch a movie or TV show, nearly all of the sounds you hear are fake. In this audio-rich talk, Tasos Frantzolas...

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How the US should use its superpower status | Ian Bremmer

Americanization and globalization have basically been the same thing for the last several generations. But the US's view of the world -- and the world's view...

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Machine intelligence makes human morals more important | Zeynep Tufekci

Machine intelligence is here, and we're already using it to make subjective decisions. But the complex way AI grows and improves makes it hard to understand ...

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We've stopped trusting institutions and started trusting strangers | Rachel Botsman

Something profound is changing our concept of trust, says Rachel Botsman. While we used to place our trust in institutions like governments and banks, today ...

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Art can heal PTSD's invisible wounds | Melissa Walker

Trauma silences its victims, says creative arts therapist Melissa Walker, but art can help those suffering from the psychological wounds of war begin to open...

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4 reasons to learn a new language | John McWhorter

English is fast becoming the world's universal language, and instant translation technology is improving every year. So why bother learning a foreign languag...

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Immigrant voices make democracy stronger | Sayu Bhojwani

In politics, representation matters — and that's why we should elect leaders who reflect their country's diversity and embrace its multicultural tapestry, sa...

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Can we build AI without losing control over it? | Sam Harris

Scared of superintelligent AI? You should be, says neuroscientist and philosopher Sam Harris -- and not just in some theoretical way. We're going to build su...

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We can fight terror without sacrificing our rights | Rebecca MacKinnon

Can we fight terror without destroying democracy? Internet freedom activist Rebecca MacKinnon thinks that we'll lose the battle against extremism and demagog...

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Why you should know how much your coworkers get paid | David Burkus

How much do you get paid? How does it compare to the people you work with? You should know, and so should they, says management researcher David Burkus. In t...

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Architecture that's built to heal | Michael Murphy

Architecture is more than a clever arrangement of bricks. In this eloquent talk, Michael Murphy shows how he and his team look far beyond the blueprint when ...

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The future of money | Neha Narula

What happens when the way we buy, sell and pay for things changes, perhaps even removing the need for banks or currency exchange bureaus? That's the radical ...

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Easy DIY projects for kid engineers | Fawn Qiu

TED Resident Fawn Qiu designs fun, low-cost projects that use familiar materials like paper and fabric to introduce engineering to kids. In this quick, cleve...

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Your company's data could help end world hunger | Mallory Soldner

Your company might have donated money to help solve humanitarian issues, but you could have something even more useful to offer: your data. Mallory Soldner s...

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"St. James Infirmary Blues" | Silk Road Ensemble + Rhiannon Giddens

Singer Rhiannon Giddens joins international music collective Silk Road Ensemble to perform "St. James Infirmary Blues," spiking the American folk song that L...

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The unexpected challenges of a country's first election | Philippa Neave

How do you teach an entire country how to vote when no one has done it before? It's a huge challenge facing fledgling democracies around the world — and one ...

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What a driverless world could look like | Wanis Kabbaj

What if traffic flowed through our streets as smoothly and efficiently as blood flows through our veins? Transportation geek Wanis Kabbaj thinks we can find ...

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A temporary tattoo that brings hospital care to the home | Todd Coleman

What if doctors could monitor patients at home with the same degree of accuracy they'd get during a stay at the hospital? Bioelectronics innovator Todd Colem...

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Ballroom dance that breaks gender roles | Trevor Copp and Jeff Fox

Tango, waltz, foxtrot ... these classic ballroom dances quietly perpetuate an outdated idea: that the man always leads and the woman always follows. That's a...

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The beauty of what we'll never know | Pico Iyer

Almost 30 years ago, Pico Iyer took a trip to Japan, fell in love with the country and moved there. A keen observer of the human spirit, Iyer professes that ...

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What reality are you creating for yourself? | Isaac Lidsky

Reality isn't something you perceive; it's something you create in your mind. Isaac Lidsky learned this profound lesson firsthand, when unexpected life circu...

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What you need to know about CRISPR | Ellen Jorgensen

Should we bring back the wooly mammoth? Or edit a human embryo? Or wipe out an entire species that we consider harmful? The genome-editing technology CRISPR ...

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How we're harnessing nature's hidden superpowers | Oded Shoseyov

What do you get when you combine the strongest materials from the plant world with the most elastic ones from the insect kingdom? Super-performing materials ...

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The era of personal DNA testing is here | Sebastian Kraves

From improving vaccines to modifying crops to solving crimes, DNA technology has transformed our world. Now, for the first time in history, anyone can experi...

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There's no such thing as not voting | Eric Liu - YouTube

Many people like to talk about how important voting is, how it's your civic duty and responsibility as an adult. Eric Liu agrees with all that, but he also t...

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How fear of nuclear power is hurting the environment | Michael Shellenberger

"We're not in a clean energy revolution; we're in a clean energy crisis," says climate policy expert Michael Shellenberger. His surprising solution: nuclear....

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