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The week I look forward to all year long

The week I look forward to all year long

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We’re all looking for a tribe — a group of people we can talk with, bat around ideas with, make things happen with. And we’re all looking for inspiration — things to spark our imagination, send us off in new directions, and keep us buoyed when things get tough. One week each year, TED hosts []

The real 10 most fascinating people of 2014, from StoryCorps

The real 10 most fascinating people of 2014, from StoryCorps

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By Dave Isay, founder of StoryCorps (and 2015 TED Prize winner) Last week, I saw Barbara Walters’ list of “The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014.” It included interesting thinkers like Elon Musk (watch his TED Talk) and George R.R. Martin (the author of Game of Thrones), along with crowd-pleasers like Taylor Swift and Oprah. But reading this []

Remembering Giorgio Ungania, the organizer of TEDxDubai

Remembering Giorgio Ungania, the organizer of TEDxDubai

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The TEDx community lost a beloved member this week. Giorgio Ungania, organizer and curator of TEDxDubai, passed away on Sunday at age 46. Giorgio was a force of life and an instrumental leader in our community, organizing his first event in 2009 and going on to organize many more events, including TEDxYouth@Dubai and TEDxDubaiChange. Giorgio was a []

Meet the 2015 class of TED Fellows and Senior Fellows

Meet the 2015 class of TED Fellows and Senior Fellows

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We are thrilled to announce the new class of Fellows for TED2015. These 21 game-changing thinkers represent 15 countries—including, for the first time in our program, Vietnam, Romania and Tunisia. They work across disciplines, at the forefront of their fields. They include a South African physicist using lasers to target HIV and cancer; a German/Moroccan []

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

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 []

An inspiring way to learn English? By watching TED Talks

An inspiring way to learn English? By watching TED Talks

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“The world has a new mania — a mania for learning English,” said Jay Walker on the TED stage in 2009. English is accepted as a shared language of science, a language of global business and the language of the Internet, with at least 1.5 billion students learning it worldwide. So the TED Distribution team []

The TED Gift Guide

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 []

10 signs you should be at TEDActive next March

10 signs you should be at TEDActive next March

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TEDActive is for the thinkers, doers and dreamers of the world. An action-packed event that runs parallel to the annual TED conference, TEDActive is meant for people who want to hear new ideas — then create ripple effects of action around them. TEDActive 2015 will take place March 16-20 in Whistler, British Columbia, and explore []