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Daniele Quercia: Happy Maps - [TED Talks]

Mapping apps help us find the fastest route to where we’re going. But what if we’d rather wander? Researcher Daniele Quercia demos “happy maps” that take into account not only the route you want to take, but how you want to feel along the way.

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Erin McKean: Go ahead, make up new words! - [TED Talks]

In this fun, short talk from TEDYouth, lexicographer Erin McKean encourages — nay, cheerleads — her audience to create new words when the existing ones won’t quite do.

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Giant Suspended Net Installations by Janet Echelman

In the late 1990s artist Janet Echelman traveled to India as a Fulbright Scholar with the intention of giving painting exhibitions around the country. She shipped her painting supplies ahead of time and landed in the fishing village of Mahabalipuram to begin her exhibitions with one major hitch: the painting supplies never arrived. 138 more words


Aakash Odedra: A dance in a hurricane of paper, wind and light - [TED Talks]

Choreographer Aakash Odedra is dyslexic and has always felt that his best expression comes through movement. “Murmur” is his ode to that experience, teaming up with co-creators Lewis Major and…

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Good News Fridays: Kid President: Ideas Change Things

So Kid President has spoofed those TED Talks you see online!  And I thought he did a good job on the video below!  In this special edition KIDTalk, Kid President is here to talk to about ideas. 117 more words


"Rebecca Onie: What if our healthcare system kept us healthy?"

This April 2012 TED Talk video talks about what the health care system could look like if a focus is placed on what keeps people healthy as opposed to our current “Sick-care system” as described in the video.

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The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help. Talks at Google

Amanda Palmer reads a selection from her book, “The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help.” Palmer, as the daughter, reflects on her mother’s life.

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