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Ken Robinson


 

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

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Shawn Achor


 

We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk from TEDxBloomington, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity.

 

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Jeff Hancock


 

Who hasn't sent a text message saying "I'm on my way" when it wasn't true or fudged the truth a touch in their online dating profile? But Jeff Hancock doesn't believe that the anonymity of the internet encourages dishonesty. In fact, he says the searchability and permanence of information online may even keep us honest.

 

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Jill Bolte Taylor



A thought-provoking and moving presentation which links neuroscience to essentially what might be called a form of enlightenment i.e., by stopping the chatter of our brains we can then realize we are all connected and therein lies a path to a compassionate and peaceful way of life. 

 

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Leah Buechley


 

Designing electronics is generally cumbersome and expensive -- or was, until Leah Buechley and her team at MIT developed tools to treat electronics just like paper and pen. In this talk from TEDYouth 2011, Buechley shows some of her charming designs, like a paper piano you can sketch and then play.

 

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