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Hailey Reissman

Brooklyn, NY, United States
TED
Editorial Coordinator, TEDx

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I live in Brooklyn and work with TEDx in NY -- searching out stories about all the amazing, world-changing events happening all the time, all over the globe.

Stories by Hailey Reissman:

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Disrupting higher education: Shai Reshef at TED2014Disrupting higher education: Shai Reshef at TED2014

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Shai Reshef believes higher education is a right, not a privilege. In January 2009, he founded University of the People, a nonprofit, tuition-free, online university dedicated to opening up higher education to anyone in the world with a high school diploma and a willingness to learn — “regardless of who they are, where they live […]

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The hardest 105 days of my life: Ben Saunders at TED2014The hardest 105 days of my life: Ben Saunders at TED2014

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On October 25, 2013, adventurer Ben Saunders and his teammate Tarka L’Herpiniere set out to complete Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s failed 1912 polar expedition — a four-month, 1,800-mile journey from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole and back. At the start of the expedition, L’Herpiniere and Saunders each dragged 200 kilograms by sledge, […]

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Mysteries of the unseen world: Louie Schwartzberg at TED2014Mysteries of the unseen world: Louie Schwartzberg at TED2014

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Louie Schwartzberg is fascinated with exposing the world’s wonders through photography.  Three years ago, his talk, “Nature. Beauty. Gratitude,” demonstrated his uncanny ability to capture the captivating beauty of our natural world — the tiniest shake of a flower petal, the stirring complexity of a bee’s wing. At TED2014, he shows a portion of his […]

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The small coincidences in life: Helder Guimarães’s fascinating magic at TED2014The small coincidences in life: Helder Guimarães’s fascinating magic at TED2014

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Magician Helder Guimarães starts his performance at TED2014 by telling the crowd Sturgeon’s law: “90% of everything is crap.” Still, he says, “Sturgeon may be correct, but he doesn’t have to be correct forever.” And that is a philosophy he brings to his very narrative magic — wowing the crowd with card tricks that tell […]

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Want to prevent genetic disease? Study the healthy … right now: Stephen Friend at TED2014Want to prevent genetic disease? Study the healthy … right now: Stephen Friend at TED2014

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Stephen Friend wants your genes — no, really. Today at TED2014 he announced  the Resilience Project, a new crowdsourced effort to understand the quirks and patterns of human genetic code that control — and could help treat — genetic diseases. Thirty years ago, the open-science advocate was working as a pediatric oncologist at the Children’s […]

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My father was a terrorist. I’m not: Zak Ebrahim at TED2014My father was a terrorist. I’m not: Zak Ebrahim at TED2014

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Throughout Zak Ebrahim’s childhood, his father — El-Sayed Nosair — planned terrorist attacks on a dozen New York City landmarks, including tunnels, synagogues and the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York. On November 5, 1990, when Ebrahim was 7 years old, his father shot and killed Rabbi Meir Kahane, the then-leader […]

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The future of architecture will be Instagrammed: Marc Kushner at TED2014The future of architecture will be Instagrammed: Marc Kushner at TED2014

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“Architecture is shaping our lives in ways we don’t even realize,” says architect Marc Kushner in his talk at TED2014. Co-founder of <a href=”http://architizer.com/”&gt;Architizer</a&gt;, an online catalog of architecture projects worldwide, Kushner is dedicated to connecting people with the structures in which they spend their lives. Structures can inspire feelings like strength and power and stability, […]

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Why is my daughter strong? I didn’t clip her wings: Ziauddin Yousafzai at TED2014Why is my daughter strong? I didn’t clip her wings: Ziauddin Yousafzai at TED2014

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In October 2012, a Taliban-affiliated gunman shot Ziauddin Yousafzai’s daughter Malala soon after she boarded a bus en route to her school. In Swat, Pakistan — where Ziauddin and Malala live — the Taliban had outlawed all girls from attending school — but Yousafzai, an educator and steadfast crusader for women’s rights in Pakistan, refused […]