Be pro-voice: Aspen Baker flips the conversation on abortion at TEDWomen 2015

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Aspen Baker had just graduated from college when she found out she was pregnant. She was sitting at the bar where she worked and her co-worker, Polly, asked if she wanted a drink. Baker had to confess, “I’m pregnant. I’m not sure what I’m going to do yet.” “Without hesitation, Polly replied: ‘Oh, I’ve had an abortion,’” remembers Baker on the TEDWomen []

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A question worth asking: Babies at TED events?

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A tough and interesting question surfaced yesterday at TEDWomen — and not from the stage. One of our attendees brought a 5-month-old baby to the conference, and this raised the question: How can we make TED more accessible to parents with very young children? TED has always had a “grownups-only” policy; we don’t allow kids []

Toward tech that can understand how we’re feeling: Rana el Kaliouby speaks at TEDWomen 2015

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Most human beings can tell the difference between a smirk and a smile. Our computers and devices, however? Not so much. Fifteen years ago, Rana el Kaliouby left her home in Egypt to study computer science at Cambridge. With her husband at home, she found herself homesick. “I realized I was spending more hours with my laptop than any other human,” she []