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TED Talks - Society and Culture

TED Talks - Society and Culture

  • TED Talks - Society and Culture
  • Thought-provoking topics about life and being human, with ideas from business leaders, psychologists...

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Matthieu Ricard: How to let altruism be your guide

What is altruism? Put simply, it's the wish that other people may be happy. And, says Matthieu Ricard, a happiness researcher and a Buddhist monk, alt... Read more

January 20, 2015 | 16 min

Erin McKean: Go ahead, make up new words!

In this fun, short talk from TEDYouth, lexicographer Erin McKean encourages — nay, cheerleads — her audience to create new words when the existing one... Read more

December 22, 2014 | 7 min

Vernā Myers: How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them

Our biases can be dangerous, even deadly — as we've seen in the cases of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner, in Staten Island, New Y... Read more

December 15, 2014 | 18 min

Mark Plotkin: What the people of the Amazon know that you don’t

"The greatest and most endangered species in the Amazon rainforest is not the jaguar or the harpy eagle," says Mark Plotkin, "It's the isolated and un... Read more

November 24, 2014 | 16 min

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