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New playlists: The quest to end poverty and Might you live a great deal longer?

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TED playlists are collections of talks around a topic, built for you in a thoughtful sequence to illuminate ideas in context. This weekend, two new playlists are available: The quest to end poverty and Might you live a great deal longer?

The quest to end poverty
Ending poverty sounds like a lofty goal, but the pursuit is crucial. Those who seek to end it — economists, philanthropists, activists — deliver eight talks full of fascinating ideas with real potential.

Might you live a great deal longer?
Whether we seek eternal youth or prolonged life, humans are obsessed with the fleeting nature of time — and of course, age. But today lifespans are indeed tangibly increasing. Here, five talks on the science of longer life.