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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.

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Reflections on TEDGlobal 2014, from the community

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Reflections on TEDGlobal 2014, from the community

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One of the best things about a week after a conference? The chance to reflect on the experience. In the last week, several TEDGlobal 2014 attendees and community members have shared their thoughts throughout the blogiverse. Below, some highlights: Steve Song shared his experience preparing to speak at TED in a post called “Steve and []

TEDGlobal: The Forest

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TEDGlobal: The Forest

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We built a theater for TEDGlobal 2014 and, after the event closes, it will be taken down. And as Chris Anderson admitted at the end of session 9, this has many of us concerned about the environmental impact of this conference. A chance encounter with Tasso Azevedo, the speaker who shared how deforestation in Brazil rolled back 75% in []

In case you missed it: Day 2 of TEDGlobal 2014

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Day 2 of TEDGlobal brought a slew of fascinating talks. Below, a few of today’s highlights… Ameenah Gurib-Fakim makes us wonder what a “monkey apple” tastes like. Early this morning, biodiversity scientist revealed some of the amazing plants with unusual medicinal properties that grow in the Mascarene Islands. She dropped a pretty incredible fact — that the fruit of []

Mazda names four TED Fellows “Rebels with a Cause.” Psst: One of their new projects will get funded based on your vote

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Andrew Bastawrous dreams of a bakery in Nakuru, Kenya, that will not only make delicious treats but raise money for subsidized vision care. Robert Simpson envisions First Responders, a program to make satellite data available to citizen scientists in crisis situations, to guide aid efforts from afar. Cesar Harada wants to create larger prototypes of []

The War on Drugs has got to end: Ethan Nadelmann speaks at TEDGlobal 2014

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The War on Drugs has got to end: Ethan Nadelmann speaks at TEDGlobal 2014

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“What has the War on Drugs done in the world?” asks Ethan Nadelmann, the founder of the Drug Policy Alliance. He namechecks just a few of its results: cartel violence in Central America, a ballooning global black market, packed prisons throughout the United States. “It’s like it’s my country’s history with alcohol prohibition and Al Capone times 50,” he []