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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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James A. White Sr.: The little problem I had renting a house

Fifty-three years ago, James A. White Sr. joined the US Air Force. But as an African American man, he had to go to shocking lengths to find a place fo... Read more

February 20, 2015 | 14 min

Khadija Gbla: My mother’s strange definition of empowerment

Khadija Gbla grew up caught between two definitions of what it means to be an “empowered woman.” While her Sierra Leonean mother thought that circumsi... Read more

January 29, 2015 | 19 min

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

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