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Tedx Talk: Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story

Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. 162 more words

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Want to help prevent online bullying? Comment on Facebook

As TED’s social media editor, I have seen a lot of nasty comments. I’ve seen grown men and women deride a 14-year-old girl for her choice of dress. 959 more words


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The sad response to the Monica Lewinsky Ted Talk on Bullying from the Cowards hiding behind a keyboard citing right to free speech as their excuse to bully. Cowards.

Hear from Monica Lewinsky about the Price of Shame by Naeemah

The Price of Shame. The Price of Social Media. Words can impact one’s mental state, and can potentially have deadly consequences. With the prevalence of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram (the list goes on), you see constant instances of people being attacked anonymously by their peers and even by strangers. 191 more words

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For the Bullied and the Beautiful

Yes, it’s another TED Talk, but it is a damn good one!

Shane Koyczan beautifully explains his struggles growing up and flows into a wonderful piece of spoken word. 50 more words

Body Positivity

Ten Things I Know to Be True

Today I began by creating a list of TED talks that I want to watch. I looked at the recommendations my friends had made as well as lists on the TED website and various blogs. 252 more words


As libraries become cultural hubs, TEDx events bring the community in

When architect Joshua Prince-Ramus redesigned the Seattle Central Library, he and his team didn’t try to pinpoint the future of libraries or books. Instead, they rooted their blueprints in two foundational ideas: books are a form of technology, and the library is a social hub, as much as it is a house for media. 185 more words