Library / Ted-talks

Does money make you mean?

02 Jan 2014 Milad Moodi
In this entertaining but sobering talk, social psychologist Paul Piff shares his research into how people behave when they feel wealthy. (Hint: badly.) But while the problem of inequality is a complex and daunting challenge, there's good news too!

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Your body language shapes who you are

26 Dec 2013 Milad Moodi
Amy Cuddy shows how power posing -- standing in a posture of confidence, even when we do not feel confident -- can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.

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Why we sleep

19 Dec 2013 Milad Moodi
In this talk, Russell Foster shares three popular theories about why we sleep, busts some myths about how much sleep we need at different ages -- and hints at some bold new uses of sleep as a predictor of mental health.

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The world's English mania

12 Dec 2013 Milad Moodi
Jay Walker explains why two billion people around the world are trying to learn English. He shares photos and spine-tingling audio of Chinese students rehearsing English -- "the world's second language" -- by the thousands.

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A promising test for pancreatic cancer

05 Dec 2013 Milad Moodi
Over 85 percent of all pancreatic cancers are diagnosed late, when someone has less than two percent chance of survival. Jack Andraka talks about how he developed an early detection test for pancreatic cancer that is cheap and non-invasive -- all before his 16th birthday.

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A broken body is not a broken person

28 Nov 2013 Milad Moodi
Janine Shepherd hoped for an Olympic medal -- until she was hit by a truck during a training bike ride. She shares a powerful story about the human potential for recovery. Her message: you are not your body, and giving up old dreams can allow new ones to soar.

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How to buy happiness

21 Nov 2013 Milad Moodi
Michael Norton shares fascinating research on how money can, indeed buy happiness -- when you don't spend it on yourself. Listen for surprising data on the many ways pro-social spending can benefit you, your work, and (of course) other people.

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Let's talk crap. Seriously

14 Nov 2013 Milad Moodi
It's 2013, yet 2.5 billion people in the world have no access to a basic sanitary toilet. And when there's no loo, where do you poo? In the street, probably near your water and food sources -- causing untold death and disease from contamination. Get ready for a blunt, funny, powerful talk.

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The magic washing machine

31 Oct 2013 Milad Moodi
What was the greatest invention of the industrial revolution? Hans Rosling makes the case for the washing machine. He shows us the magic that pops up when economic growth and electricity turn a boring wash day into an intellectual day of reading.

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How to escape education's death valley

24 Oct 2013 Milad Moodi
Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them. He challenges the way we're educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of i...

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