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Thanksgiving dinner with Aunt Bertha: A quick way to find free holiday meals

No, Aunt Bertha will not pinch your cheeks. That’s because she is not actually a person. Aunt Bertha is a service, created by TED Fellow Erine Gray, that connects people in need of food, healthcare and housing with the wide variety of programs available in their area. 359 more words

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The house is a witness: A TED Fellow makes art from the rubble of her homes lost to war

Artist Zena el Khalil doesn’t have the family home she remembers from childhood. Her mother’s house in Lebanon was destroyed in a U.S. bomb attack in 1983, while her father’s house was occupied by the Israeli army for 22 years, until its withdrawal from Lebanon in 2000. 2,586 more words

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Comfort food in space: the final frontier

The past, present and future of food in space — from astronaut ice cream to “Enchilasagna” on Mars.

John Glenn was the first American to eat in space. 2,925 more words

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10 things you need to know about tapirs (psst: there's a baby tapir named TED)

If you want to call someone a “jackass” in Brazil, you call them a “tapir.” These large, forest-dwelling mammals look a bit like a cross between a wild boar and an anteater. 1,137 more words

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Does "after Ferguson" exist?

In Ferguson, Missouri, a grand jury will soon decide whether to indict police officer Darren Wilson for killing an unarmed teenager in August. Photojournalist Jon Lowenstein talks about what happened. 1,088 more words

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Ordinary people in an extraordinary moment: Portraits of the men + women caught up in revolution in Ukraine

When Anastasia Taylor-Lind found herself in Kiev at the height of violence during Ukraine’s Independence Square protests, the documentary photographer decided to record not the fighting itself, but the human beings involved. 2,424 more words

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Art that floats: A TED Fellow plans an immersive experience on a boat

Constance Hockaday makes large-scale installations on open water. Identifying as a Chilean-American queer artist, Hockaday creates spaces that celebrate creative freedom and counterculture communities while defying gentrification. 2,515 more words

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