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At TEDxTeen, a gathering of young minds in New York City

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At TEDxTeen, a gathering of young minds in New York City

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“If you’re a teen, you’ve been called apathetic, narcissistic and social-media obsessed,” said Taylor Trudon, the youth editor at Huffington Post. Standing tall in a crisp white blazer, the 25-year-old shared how she went from keeping a high school diary — decorated with stickers and magazine clippings of John Mayer and Uggs — to becoming []

TED Radio Hour: The Next Greatest Generation?

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TED Radio Hour: The Next Greatest Generation?

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This week’s TED Radio Hour tries to pinpoint what exactly makes a millennial a millennial. Growing up in a world marked by a new set of challenges and opportunities — the Internet, longer lifespans, an economic crisis — today’s twentysomethings have a vastly different perspective on and approach to life from previous generations. What makes []

Playlist: Embrace your inner nerd

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Playlist: Embrace your inner nerd

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Vive les nerds! While the term used to be something of a put-down, meant to mock an excessive interest in math or science, it’s now often used in an almost prideful way to signify a passion for pretty much anything. And that applies to pretty much all of those who end up on the TED []

X Marks the Spot: This week’s TEDx Talks

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X Marks the Spot: This week’s TEDx Talks

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Each week, TEDx chooses four of our favorite talks, highlighting just a few of the enlightening speakers from the TEDx community, and its diverse constellation of ideas worth spreading. Below, give this week’s talks a listen. Dyslexia doesn’t define me: Piper Otterbein at TEDxYouth@CEHS Growing up with dyslexia, Piper Otterbein struggled to master things like learning multiplication []

9 talks by impressive kids

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9 talks by impressive kids

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Few scientific papers are written in crayon and begin with the words, “Once upon a time.” But then again, few scientific papers are written by a group of 8- to 10-year-olds. In this adorable talk from TEDGlobal, neuroscientist, artist and educator Beau Lotto shares why he thinks children have an edge when it comes to []