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7 talks with big ideas for hiring

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Some employees can work 9am to 5pm, five days a week. Others are available on evenings and weekends. But in today’s talk, filmed at the TEDSalon in London, entrepreneur Wingham Rowan describes another type of worker — one who has a highly unpredictable schedule. “Think of someone who has a recurring but unpredictable medical condition, []

5 talks about mosquitos—and how to stop their buzzing

5 talks about mosquitos—and how to stop their buzzing

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The world’s most dangerous animal isn’t the lion, tiger or bear. It’s actually the mosquito. “Mosquitos have killed more humans than any other creature in human history,” says Haydn Parry in today’s talk. “The mosquito has killed more humans than wars and plague.” Every year, about a million and a half people succumb to malaria []

7 talks about incredible walks

7 talks about incredible walks

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Ben Saunders spent 10 weeks walking from the north coast of Russia to the North Pole, and around to the north coast of Canada. For a full 72 days in 2004, Saunders was the only human being within a span of 5.4 million square miles, surviving an average temperature of -35C in conditions described by []

Exploring Possibilities at the TEDSalon in London

Exploring Possibilities at the TEDSalon in London

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Polar explorer Ben Saunders took the stage at the TEDSalon in London on November 7 to ask the question: “If everything is being done somewhere by someone and we can participate virtually, then why bother leaving the house?” A journalist had posed this question to him weeks earlier. He addressed it onstage through both his []

Sketches of a TED event, by a storyboard artist

Sketches of a TED event, by a storyboard artist

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Nesta Morgan is a storyboard artist. And while in the audience at a TED Salon in London in May, she found herself so inspired by several speakers that she took to sketching them — and their ideas —  as they spoke. Above, see Nesta’s sketch of today’s TEDTalk, “Pam Warhurst: How we can eat our []

11 talks on the transformative power of vegetables

11 talks on the transformative power of vegetables

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If you walk into the cemetery in Todmorden — a small town in northern England — you will find vegetables and herbs defiantly growing. Ditto if you examine the strips of land in the middle of the town’s roads, the area in front of its elder-care home, or the landscaping around its railroad station.  You []

10 books inspired by paintings

10 books inspired by paintings

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Tracy Chevalier, the author of Girl with a Pearl Earring (1999), first saw the Johannes Vermeer painting that inspired her novel when she was 19-years-old. Struck by the colors, as well as the expression on said girl’s face, Chevalier stood in front of the painting for hours and bought a poster of it on her []

List: All the films Beeban Kidron mentions in her TEDTalk

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Today’s TEDTalk, Beeban Kidron on the shared wonder of film, invokes some iconic film scenes swimming around in our shared narrative. Looking for the list? Here it is for you to immerse yourself — “Unless you do, you may not know that you, too, have a heart.” – Miracle in Milan, Vittorio de Sica (1951) []

Unseen Narratives: The TEDSalon in London

Unseen Narratives: The TEDSalon in London

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Books, film, art, food — and science and social issues — were at the center of the talks at the sixth TEDSalon in London. The event took place on May 10 in a packed Unicorn Theatre, with the support of longtime TED partner frog. “Our bodies are made of atoms, but our lives are made []

A primer on 3D printing: Lisa Harouni on TED.com

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2012 may be the year of 3D printing, when this three-decade-old technology finally becomes accessible and even commonplace. Lisa Harouni gives a useful introduction to this fascinating way of making things — including intricate objects once impossible to create. (Recorded at TEDSalon London, November 2011, in London, UK. Duration: 14:50) Watch Lisa Harouni’s talk on TED.com, where []

How to make choosing easier: Sheena Iyengar on TED.com

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We all want customized experiences and products — but when faced with 700 options, consumers freeze up. With fascinating new research, Sheena Iyengar demonstrates how businesses (and others) can improve the experience of choosing. (Recorded at TEDSalon New York 2011, November 2011, in New York, NY. Duration: 16:05) Watch Sheena Iyengar’s talk on TED.com, where you can []