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Kate Torgovnick May

Kate Torgovnick May writes lots of the content you see here on TED.com and on the TED Blog. A former feature writer at Jane Magazine, pop culture editor at TheFrisky.com and online reporter at Page Six, Kate's work has also appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek and Time.com. She started the blog Kate-book.com (the only site out there for Kates, by Kates and about Kates) and wrote the narrative non-fiction book CHEER!: Inside the Secret World of College Cheerleaders. She also bakes a mean pecan pie and can solve a Rubiks Cube in 1 minute and 50 seconds. Contact her at kate (at) ted (dot) com. She'd love to hear from you.

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The innovations that could improve our world, assorted thoughts for rethinking terror and a pair of year-end accolades

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The innovations that could improve our world, assorted thoughts for rethinking terror and a pair of year-end accolades

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TEDsters have been busy, as always, during the last two weeks. Below, just a few of the members of our global community with news to share. Innovations poised to make a difference. Our friends over at Mashable created an excellent roundup of “14 innovations that improved the world in 2014.” It includes several innovations shared []

The TED Gift Guide

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The TED Gift Guide

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Buying gifts? It is HARD. Especially when so many gift guides offer up ideas for what to get your dad, co-worker or sister without taking into account what actually interests those specific people in your life. A better way to locate the perfect gift? Think about what captures a person’s curiosity, and then seek ideas []

TEDYouth 2014, in pictures

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TEDYouth 2014, in pictures

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TEDYouth 2014 was an explosion of “Worlds Imagined.” On Saturday, November 15, New York students gathered for a day of punchy, inspiring talks that brought them to the Sahara Desert when it was a river wonderland for dinosaurs, to the surface of Mars as the Curiosity Rover makes its way up a mountain, and into the []

The evolution of a TED Book cover

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The evolution of a TED Book cover

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In his talk, “Designing books is no laughing matter. OK, it is,” Chip Kidd (a TED Books designer in his own right) gives a wonderfully concise description of what book cover designers do. He says, “My job is to ask this question: ‘What do stories look like?’”   For David Shoemaker, the designer who made the []