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Unstress: Speakers in Session 11 at TED2014

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We live most of our lives wired and wound up, rarely pausing to relax or unplug from the daily grind. Our speakers in this session discuss the consequences of our ever-hectic lives, and remind us of the qualities we sometimes forget to foster. They include an author discussing why modern parenthood is out of whack, a leadership expert encouraging business leaders to focus on what really matters, a sergeant who talks people down from suicide, and more.

Here are the speakers who appeared in this session. Click on the speaker’s name to read about their talk.

The Raspyni Brothers, a dynamic juggling duo, are back with another lively performance.

Simon Sinek explores how leaders can inspire cooperation, trust, and change.

Playwright and performer Sarah Jones imagines what our future may hold through the eyes of several fictional characters.

Are children really a bundle of joy? Jennifer Senior, author of All Joy and No Fun, discusses the paradox of modern parenting.

Sergeant Kevin Briggs talks about his experience preventing suicides on the Golden Gate Bridge.