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The real 10 most fascinating people of 2014, from StoryCorps

The real 10 most fascinating people of 2014, from StoryCorps

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By Dave Isay, founder of StoryCorps (and 2015 TED Prize winner) Last week, I saw Barbara Walters’ list of “The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014.” It included interesting thinkers like Elon Musk (watch his TED Talk) and George R.R. Martin (the author of Game of Thrones), along with crowd-pleasers like Taylor Swift and Oprah. But reading this []

7 more ways to watch TED on your TV

7 more ways to watch TED on your TV

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The biggest billboard in Times Square right now belongs to Google, announcing the new Nexus Player. A hockey puck-size device, it runs Android TV, which plays movies, TV and music — as well as to games, apps and, ahem, TED Talks — on your television screen. Bonus: Because you can find TED Talks on Android []

The TED Gift Guide

The TED Gift Guide

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Buying gifts? It is HARD. Especially when so many gift guides offer up ideas for what to get your dad, co-worker or sister without taking into account what actually interests those specific people in your life. A better way to locate the perfect gift? Think about what captures a person’s curiosity, and then seek ideas []

Phil Hansen gives the gift of TED

Phil Hansen gives the gift of TED

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Limitations, schimitations. At TED2013, Phil Hansen shared the story of how he thought his art career was over when he developed a severe hand tremor. Instead, by learning to “embrace the shake,” Hansen became a creative powerhouse, constantly coming up with new ways to transcend his limitation. And so we wondered: what if we asked []

Gift idea: Make your own TED DVD

Gift idea: Make your own TED DVD

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In her talk from TED2013, Nilofer Merchant inspired many to try walking meetings rather than spend hour-upon-hour in a chair. Now, this business innovator has another idea that you might want to adopt: giving the gift of TED to people on your holiday shopping list. In a blog post, Merchant put together a wish list []

6 talks to watch this Moon Day

6 talks to watch this Moon Day

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On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the moon. Moon Day is held every July 20 to commemorate this momentous feat. 43 years later, humanity is still looking to the sky, mesmerized by lunar bodies. However, it is not just Earth’s moon we’re studying anymore. With better satellites and []

3 ways to give the gift of TED this holiday season

3 ways to give the gift of TED this holiday season

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When you’re in the giving mood, there are four different ways you can share TED: a membership to view two full TED Conferences with TED Live, a personally curated DVD of your favorite TED Talks, or simply a TED Talk that inspired you. With all of these options, you can definitely find at least one way to share a great idea with []