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Impact of Ideas

Strangers with cookies: How a TED Talk inspired college students to do a highly altruistic act during finals weekStrangers with cookies: How a TED Talk inspired college students to do a highly altruistic act during finals week

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

The McGregor Reading Room at the University of Virginia is sometimes referred to as the “Harry Potter Room.” All  bookshelves, oriental carpets and chandeliers, the room earned its nickname for its posh look and the fact that it’s a favorite spot for studying. But last December, this room filled with a little real-life magic: the […]

Design

The why and how of effective altruism: Peter Singer’s talk visualizedThe why and how of effective altruism: Peter Singer’s talk visualized

Posted By Helen Walters

If you’re lucky enough to live without want, it’s a natural impulse to want to try and help others. But what’s the most effective way to give? This was the question philosopher Peter Singer asked in his 2013 TED Talk, given in Long Beach, California, and he shared some surprising thought experiments to help balance emotion […]