The big idea: 5 ways to be a more thoughtful traveler

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The big idea: 5 ways to be a more thoughtful traveler

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There’s a difference between traveling to a place and vacationing there. Vacationing renders visions of relaxation and minimal effort, whereas traveling evokes thoughts of an adventure where Wi-Fi hotspots are few and far between. Here are some ways to think differently about the places you visit and the people you see before stepping out of []

Sneak peek: First look at the TEDWomen 2017 lineup

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Sneak peek: First look at the TEDWomen 2017 lineup

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This November, we’re gathering in New Orleans for three days of TEDWomen — to share talks about bridging the world today and the world we all hope to build. Today, we’re announcing the first speakers on our lineup, a mix of powerful voices, creative insights and committed activism that will set the tone for our []

What does an eclipse sound like? Plus: Progress in the fight against anonymous companies, life after prison, and much more

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What does an eclipse sound like? Plus: Progress in the fight against anonymous companies, life after prison, and much more

As usual, the TED community has lots of news to share this week. Below, some highlights. Hearing and feeling an eclipse. An eclipse is a visual phenomenon, difficult to describe, but what if you can’t see it for yourself? Dr. Henry Winter of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics partnered with The National Center for Accessible []