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A picture that rendered me speechless, snapped at TED2015

A picture that rendered me speechless, snapped at TED2015

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words. This picture was worth all the words I had — it rendered me speechless. It’s an image of six Black women, smiling and hugging, taken by Ryan Lash at the TED2015 conference. There we were —  LaToya, Somi, Aomawa, Camille, Danielle and myself — in all []

Remembering James Horner

Remembering James Horner

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At TED2005, James Horner shared the secret of what made him such a powerhouse film composer — he made it a point to watch each film as a viewer rather than as a creator. “Very often directors will say, ‘That’s not what I had in mind. I shot it with this in mind.’ But when []

The TED Talks library, now 2,000 talks strong

The TED Talks library, now 2,000 talks strong

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As you read this, imagine balloons and confetti fluttering to the ground around you. Because we just posted the 2,000th TED Talk. On June 16, 2015, Margaret Heffernan’s “Why it’s time to forget the pecking order at work” became the 2,000th TED Talk. It’s a talk we need now: a sharp reflection on our lives []

Remembering Joachim de Posada

Remembering Joachim de Posada

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At TED2009, Joachim de Posada shared a spin on the marshmallow test — he re-created the famous experiment with kids in Colombia, to see if they’d react differently from the suburban California children who were the subjects of the first test. In Colombia, he found one clever girl who ate the inside of the marshmallow, []

Ode to a dead duck: A message from Carin Bondar for Dead Duck Day

Ode to a dead duck: A message from Carin Bondar for Dead Duck Day

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It is Dead Duck Day 2015 — the 20th anniversary of the day in 1995 when a mallard duck flew into a glass window outside the Natural History Museum Rotterdam, fell to the ground dead, and then became part of the first scientifically observed instance of homosexual necrophilia in mallard ducks. Now, each June 5, curator Kees Moeliker []

When a school is not a school: Linda Cliatt-Wayman at TEDWomen 2015

When a school is not a school: Linda Cliatt-Wayman at TEDWomen 2015

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On her first day as a principal in a North Philadelphia school, Linda Cliatt-Wayman was determined to lay down the law and set clear expectations. She called her students into the auditorium and told them how things would go at that school. But one voice interrupted her. “Miss,” called out a girl named Ashley, “why do []

TED wins 11 Webby Awards

TED wins 11 Webby Awards

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Today, as the winners of the 2015 Webby Awards were announced, our jaws hit the floor. Between TED and TED-Ed, we won a total of 11 awards — which means we’re tied with Always’ #LikeAGirl campaign for the most Webby Awards of the year. TED.com won seven awards, for Websites: Events (both the judges’ award and the fan-voted []

All 50 TED Talks shown for a split-second on 60 Minutes

All 50 TED Talks shown for a split-second on 60 Minutes

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On April 19, 60 Minutes aired a segment called “When TED talks, people listen” about what happens when our talks are shared across the world. We told you the story behind the segment, which was more than a year in the making, but many of you have said: You want to watch all the talks that appeared in it. []

On 60 Minutes, the impact of TED Talks

On 60 Minutes, the impact of TED Talks

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On tonight’s episode of 60 Minutes, a segment called “TED Talks” tells the story of three TED speakers whose talks rippled out into the world, transforming their own lives as well as the lives of many people who watched. Amy Cuddy shared a deeply personal story that sparked her research into “power posing”; Bryan Stevenson used his talk []

60 Minutes previews “TED’s excellent adventure”

60 Minutes previews “TED’s excellent adventure”

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. On Sunday night, 60 Minutes will take a look at what they call “TED’s excellent adventure.” In a segment to air on April 19 at 7pm ET/PT, the powerhouse television newsmagazine will talk to TED speakers to find out exactly what happens when their big ideas are shared with the world for free. In the []

The TIME 100 for 2015 is filled with TED connections

The TIME 100 for 2015 is filled with TED connections

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As we perused the Time 100 today, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people of the year, we couldn’t help but notice many familiar faces. Among those included for 2015: investment expert Mellody Hobson, public interest lawyer Bryan Stevenson, novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, political scientist Samantha Power, economist Thomas Piketty and mental healthcare advocate Vikram Patel. Below, watch []

Remembering Homaro Cantu

Remembering Homaro Cantu

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At TED2011, chefs Homaro Cantu and Ben Roche of the Chicago restaurant Moto showed us the unique alchemy that kept diners in their restaurant chuckling as they ate: champagne grapes, maki rolls printed on paper, a Cuban cigar that tastes like a Cuban sandwich, nachos that are actually dessert. Bouncing with enthusiasm, Cantu sold us []