The TED Talks library, now 2,000 talks strong

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The TED Talks library, now 2,000 talks strong

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As you read this, imagine balloons and confetti fluttering to the ground around you. Because we just posted the 2,000th TED Talk. On June 16, 2015, Margaret Heffernan’s “Why it’s time to forget the pecking order at work” became the 2,000th TED Talk. It’s a talk we need now: a sharp reflection on our lives []

9 TED Talks guaranteed to give you wanderlust

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9 TED Talks guaranteed to give you wanderlust

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Ah, wanderlust. Mild symptoms include obsessive airfare tracking and uncontrollable daydreaming about tropical beaches during conference calls. Severe cases can cause reasonable people to cash out their 401(k) to buy a camper van and hit the open road. These 9 TED Talks are guaranteed to ignite your need for travel. As a precautionary measure, we’ve included []

Remembering Joachim de Posada

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Remembering Joachim de Posada

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At TED2009, Joachim de Posada shared a spin on the marshmallow test — he re-created the famous experiment with kids in Colombia, to see if they’d react differently from the suburban California children who were the subjects of the first test. In Colombia, he found one clever girl who ate the inside of the marshmallow, []

The TED Talk that inspired Caitlyn Jenner, a water-drop computer, reflections on the early days of the Internet and more

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The TED Talk that inspired Caitlyn Jenner, a water-drop computer, reflections on the early days of the Internet and more

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There’s a lot of news to share from the TEDizens of the world in the past month. Just a few highlights: Monica Lewinsky inspires Caitlyn Jenner. As Caitlyn Jenner introduces herself to the world, and navigates the media frenzy surrounding her new life, she has Monica Lewinsky’s TED Talk in the back of her mind. []

7 talks on the transgender experience

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7 talks on the transgender experience

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Alice Miller was born in a body that didn’t feel like hers. Every day, Yee Won Chong has to debate whether to use the men’s restroom or the women’s. Geena Rocero found success as a fashion model — but kept her birth gender a secret for nearly a decade, fearing what others would think. All []