TEDx SHORTS

TEDx SHORTS

Start each day with short, eye-opening ideas from some of the world's greatest TEDx speakers. Hosted by Atossa Leoni, TEDx SHORTS will immerse you in surprising knowledge, fresh perspectives, and moving stories from some of our most compelling talks. Less than 10 minutes a day, everyday.... Show More

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February 26, 2021 8 min

What are steps you can take in fighting racism? Rhonda Magee looks at how mindfulness can help individuals in their own anti-racist work. This talk was filmed at TEDxMarin. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSHORTS, the TEDx program, or give feedback on this episode, please visit http://go.ted.com/tedxshorts.

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February 25, 2021 9 min

Save the bees? As a way of solving the striking honeybee population decline, ecologist Noah Wilson-Rich examines the environments where they’re thriving. This talk was filmed at TEDxProvincetown. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSHORTS, the TEDx program, or give feedback on this episode, please visit http://go.ted.com/tedxs...

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February 24, 2021 7 min

Want a new way to get energized about saving the planet? Jonathan Cybulski is a marine ecologist and athlete who channels these disciplines into personal climate activism— something he calls “climate fitness”. This talk was filmed at TEDxTinHau. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSHORTS, the TEDx program, or give feedback on ...

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With more and more technology becoming obsolete, what’s the best way to archive our increasing data? Bioinformatician Dina Zielinski presents the science behind a solution that's been around for a few billion years: DNA. This talk was filmed at TEDxVienna. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSHORTS, the TEDx program, or gi...

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February 22, 2021 6 min

Tips on raising kids come with so many mixed messages. Professor of psychology Yuko Munakata aims to ease this anxiety using scientific research to clarify that many factors shape a child’s development. This talk was filmed at TEDxCU. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSHORTS, the TEDx program, or give feedback on this episod...

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February 19, 2021 6 min

How do we make public celebrations more inclusive? Artist and art therapist Kate Lacour highlights the range of needs for public event attendees based on her experience working with special needs students at Mardi Gras. This talk was filmed at TEDxVermilionStreet. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSHORTS, the TEDx program, o...

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Dwan Reece, a curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, highlights the pervasive history of blackface in an effort to dismantle its continued use and power. This talk was filmed at TEDxMidatlantic. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSHORTS, the TEDx program, or give feedback on this...

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February 17, 2021 6 min

Still looking for The One? Scientist and mathematician Dr. Hannah Fry provides some calculated tips for finding the “perfect” partner. This talk was filmed at TEDxBinghamtonUniversity. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSHORTS, the TEDx program, or give feedback on this episode, please visit http://go.ted.com/tedxshorts.

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February 16, 2021 11 min

In the pursuit to reduce prejudices, community organizer David Fleisher presents a promising tool called deep canvassing. This talk was filmed at TEDxMidAtlantic. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSHORTS, the TEDx program, or give feedback on this episode, please visit http://go.ted.com/tedxshorts.

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February 15, 2021 8 min

Caroline Winterer examines the democratic ideas behind the pursuit of happiness as envisioned by the authors of the US constitution. This talk was filmed at TEDxStanford. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSHORTS, the TEDx program, or give feedback on this episode, please visit http://go.ted.com/tedxshorts.

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February 12, 2021 9 min

Nina Dølvik Brochmann and Ellen Støkken Dahl are sexual health experts who focus on a specific piece of anatomy - the hymen - to challenge the stories that have existed for centuries as ways to control female sexuality, desire, and value. This talk was filmed at TEDxOslo. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSHORTS, the TEDx pr...

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February 11, 2021 9 min

Civil rights lawyer and pastor Francys Johnson speaks to the ways racism prevents us from seeing our shared experience as humans. This talk was filmed at TEDxUGA. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSHORTS, the TEDx program, or give feedback on this episode, please visit http://go.ted.com/tedxshorts.

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As our professional lives are lasting longer, Avivah Wittenberg-Cox recommends a successful career investment - choosing a good romantic partner. This talk was filmed at TEDxLondonBusinessSchool. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSHORTS, the TEDx program, or give feedback on this episode, please visit http://go.ted.com/tedxs...

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How much of the medieval politics we watch on television is fantasy? Historian Maria Golubeva offers a revisionist look at the world of medieval politics, where institutions like religion held more sway than a charismatic leader. This talk was filmed at TEDxRiga. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSHORTS, the TEDx program, or...

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Author and LGTBQ advocate Ash Beckham offers guidance on sharing the most authentic version of yourself through empathy and compassion. This talk was filmed at TEDxBoulder. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSHORTS, the TEDx program, or give feedback on this episode, please visit http://go.ted.com/tedxshorts.

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Phillip Picardi shares how he found his voice reinventing the editorial mission of Teen Vogue as an advocate for often overlooked groups. This talk was filmed at TEDxTeen. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSHORTS, the TEDx program, or give feedback on this episode, please visit http://go.ted.com/tedxshorts.

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Cancer researcher Joy Wolfram shares cutting-edge medical research into nanoparticles and explains how they could keep drugs in the body longer to attack malignant cells. This talk was filmed at TEDxJacksonville. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSHORTS, the TEDx program, or give feedback on this episode, please visit http:/...

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February 3, 2021 7 min

Does the United States still function under a racial caste system? Civil rights advocate and author Michelle Alexander presents a sobering history of the policies that target people of color for mass incarceration—and proposes to end what she labels “the new Jim Crow.” This talk was filmed at TEDxColumbus. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn...

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February 2, 2021 7 min

Colin Morris is a programmer who makes a compelling case for the merits of repetitive pop songs. This talk was filmed at TEDxPenn. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSHORTS, the TEDx program, or give feedback on this episode, please visit http://go.ted.com/tedxshorts.

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February 1, 2021 11 min

Neuroscientist Gina Rippon presents research that discredits the popular myths around gender and the brain. This talk was filmed at TEDxCardiff. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSHORTS, the TEDx program, or give feedback on this episode, please visit http://go.ted.com/tedxshorts.

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