An ode to lunch ladies, a park underneath the streets of New York, and an attempt to put the ‘awe’ back in ‘awesome': A recap of TED@NYC

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An ode to lunch ladies, a park underneath the streets of New York, and an attempt to put the ‘awe’ back in ‘awesome': A recap of TED@NYC

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TED@NYC is not your usual TED event. Hosted in a New York City club, speakers here—many of whom responded to an open audition call—give rapid-fire, five-minute talks. Below, a recap of each speaker who took the stage last night during this inspiring evening. The internet can be a place of intelligent conversation, or a place of rumors and insults. Sally Kohn, []

Leave work for a year to go live on a remote island? How a TED Talk inspired me to take a mid-career sabbatical

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Leave work for a year to go live on a remote island? How a TED Talk inspired me to take a mid-career sabbatical

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By Winston Chen Odysseus…Gauguin…Robinson Crusoe…and me? Many people dream of the ultimate escape: throwing all the baggage of civilization away and taking off to live on a remote island. But few people—particularly professional couples with young kids—actually go through with it. And yet, that’s just what my family did: we left Boston, and my reliable []

What happened after my TED Talk? I quit my job, wrote a book, grew my organization, and promoted a US postage stamp in Times Square

Impact of Ideas

What happened after my TED Talk? I quit my job, wrote a book, grew my organization, and promoted a US postage stamp in Times Square

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Hannah Brencher strolled onstage to give her TED Talk, “Love letters to strangers,” with a US Postal Service mail crate propped on her hip. And that mail crate full of letters turned out to be a metaphor for what happened next — a box of surprises and possibilities. Onstage at Joe’s Pub in June 2012, []

A tower of mushroom-bricks, 10 years of orbiting Saturn, and a village in Detroit for those who want to live fossil-fuel free

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A tower of mushroom-bricks, 10 years of orbiting Saturn, and a village in Detroit for those who want to live fossil-fuel free

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Several members of the TED community had notable news this week. Below, some highlights: In 2010, Eben Bayer introduced a mushroom-based material that grows from agri-waste into any shape you want. It’s been used mainly as a packing material up to now, but this week, MoMA’s PS1 in Queens unveiled a soaring, sunny tower built []

An overgrown asylum, an abandoned power plant and a handmade village on a river: TED Fellows create popup experiences in Berlin’s secret spaces

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An overgrown asylum, an abandoned power plant and a handmade village on a river: TED Fellows create popup experiences in Berlin’s secret spaces

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A crumbling former asylum, a massive brick power station, and an alternative community built by hand by a river. In the hours before TEDBerlin Salon kicked off, three TED Fellows led conference attendees on a treasure hunt through the sprawling streets of sunny Berlin to these locations. Guided by the mobility app Moovel — which recommends the most effective []

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