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How I learned to listen

How I learned to listen

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The core of StoryCorps is listening. It’s about honoring another human being by simply listening to them. The joke, of course, is that I’m a terrible listener. I really am — ask anybody. I’m just so easily distracted by my phone or email. I’m terrible. But that’s why StoryCorps is so important. It’s about learning []

7 StoryCorps stories that Dave Isay just can’t get out of his head

7 StoryCorps stories that Dave Isay just can’t get out of his head

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I can’t tell you how completely shocked I am to win the TED Prize. For those of you who haven’t heard of StoryCorps, it’s a Brooklyn-based nonprofit I founded 11 years ago that, so far, has given 100,000 Americans the chance to record audio interviews about their lives. Participating in StoryCorps couldn’t be easier: you invite a loved one (or, really, anyone []

Misdeeds do not define you: Shaka Senghor at TED2014

Misdeeds do not define you: Shaka Senghor at TED2014

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Writer, teacher and MIT Media Fellow Shaka Senghor gives the last talk of Session 10: Passion at TED2014, and he starts with a literal bang: When he was 19, he shot and killed another man. At the time, he was a young drug dealer “with a quick temper and a semi-automatic pistol.” Speaking to us []

New playlists: How To Tell A Story and A Cure For Cancer?

New playlists: How To Tell A Story and A Cure For Cancer?

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TED playlists are collections of talks around a topic, built for you in a thoughtful sequence to illuminate ideas in context. This weekend, two new playlists are available: How to tell a story and A cure for cancer? How to tell a story How do you tell a good story? Does it need a beginning, []

7 powerful stories of recovery after injury

7 powerful stories of recovery after injury

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Cross-country skier Janine Shepherd was Olympics-bound in 1986, with many thinking that she was a strong contender to earn Australia’s first-ever medal at the winter games. But everything changed on a training bike ride through the Blue Mountains of New South Wales. Shepherd was hit by a truck, and broke both her back and neck. Doctors did []

The full epic of Ed Gavagan

The full epic of Ed Gavagan

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Today’s talk is about surviving a brutal attack, and the extraordinary skill of the surgeons who saved Ed Gavagan’s life. It’s a remarkable story, but there is much more to it. Ed originally told part of the story at The Moth, a wonderful group devoted to true stories, told live on stage. In many ways []

Openness about injuries: Q&A with Joshua Prager

Openness about injuries: Q&A with Joshua Prager

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Until he was 19, Joshua Prager wanted to play professional baseball or be a doctor. After 19, he was just glad he could walk. For eight years Prager was a senior editor at The Wall Street Journal, where he was a four-time Pulitzer Prize nominee for his long-form pieces investigating historical secrets. In his talk []

The 3 A’s of awesome: Neil Pasricha on TED.com

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Neil Pasricha’s blog 1000 Awesome Things savors life’s simple pleasures, from free refills to clean sheets. In this heartfelt talk from TEDxToronto, he reveals the 3 secrets (all starting with A) to leading a life that’s truly awesome. (Recorded at TEDxToronto, September 2010 in Toronto, Canada. Duration: 17:33) Watch Neil Pasricha’s talk on TED.com where []

The danger of a single story: Chimamanda Adichie on TED.com

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Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. (Recorded at TEDGlobal, July 2009, Oxford, UK. Duration: 18:49) Twitter []

Palm Springs only: an interview with Brian Andreas

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Brian Andreas gave a Palm Springs-only talk about how scientists and technologists can use the power of storytelling to build public support for their projects. He outlined the three most important characteristics of a good story. Here, we asked him what he would say if given a few extra minutes on stage: Brian Andreas: I’d []

Understanding comics: Scott McCloud on TED.com

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In this unmissable look at the magic of comics, Scott McCloud bends the presentation format into a cartoon-like experience, where colorful diversions whiz through childhood fascinations and imagined futures that our eyes can hear and touch. Listen for a moving meditation on the nature of vision — and for four indelible rules of life. (Recorded []

"You’re Gonna Miss Me": Carmen Agra Deedy on TED.com

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Storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy spins a funny, wise and loving tale of parents and kids, starring her Cuban mother. Settle in and enjoy the ride — Mama’s driving! (Recorded February 2005 in Monterey, California. Duration: 17:57.)   Watch Carmen Agra Deedy’s 2005 talk on TED.com, where you can download this TEDTalk, rate it, comment on []

Telling stories of our shared humanity: Chris Abani on TED.com

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Chris Abani tells stories of people: People standing up to soldiers. People being compassionate. People being human and reclaiming their humanity. It’s “ubuntu,” he says: the only way for me to be human is for you to reflect my humanity back at me. (Recorded February 2008 in Monterey, California. Duration: 16:14.)   Watch Chris Abani’s []

A girl, a photograph, a homecoming: Rick Smolan on TED.com

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From the 2007 EG conference: Photographer Rick Smolan tells the unforgettable story of a girl, a photograph, and an American homecoming. (Recorded December 2007 in Los Angeles, California. Duration: 25:06.)   Watch Rick Smolan’s 2007 talk on TED.com, where you can download it, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances. Get []