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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.

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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.

How to Find the Comedy in A Messed-Up World (with Maeve Higgins)

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On a list of the least funny topics imaginable, the global refugee crisis, border disputes, and questions of citizenships are probably close to the top. And yet comedian Maeve Higgins has spent her career finding ways to make jokes about (and make sense of) the ways we draw lines across the globe. She’s a standup and a writer who speaks from the point of view of an Irish immigrant in the United States. In this episode, she talks about ways we can find funny and eye-opening vantage points to look at the realities and borders of the world, our place in it, and how imagination and laughter can help us through tough times. This is an episode of How to Be a Better Human. For more episodes on how to be a little less terrible, follow How to Be a Better Human wherever you're listening to this.

Jul 11 2022

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Listen now: Far Flung with Saleem Reshamwala

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You don’t need to travel to feel thrilled about a new place; if the last two years have taught us anything, it’s that the ideas, cultures, and charm of our world can reach us wherever we are. This season on Far Flung with Saleem Reshamwala, we journey across the globe to bring you incredible, unique and imaginative stories— from the unbelievable suspended bridges that connect Nepal, to hidden underground tapes that capture the culture of Somalia, to a museum that stores and exhibits… wind!? Get to know new amazing places and the ideas that flow from them–and pick up that awe-inspired, travel-bug-feeling with just your headphones.

Jun 09 2022

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Body Stuff with Dr. Jen Gunter

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Can you REALLY boost your metabolism? Is blue light actually ruining your sleep? How much vaginal yeast is healthy and when is it … too much? Body Stuff with Dr. Jen Gunter is BACK for a second season to bust the lies you’re told—and sold—about your personal health. Join Dr. Jen Gunter as she addresses common myths– from breaking down the incredible ways our senses of taste and smell work, to debunking some of the harmful misconceptions about opioids, to addressing the biggest pain on our backs (literally). Whether you are curious to learn more about the world inside you, or are wanting to escape the online hot takes that promise to tell you how to optimize your health, this season dives even deeper into helping you understand how your body REALLY works. Body Stuff is another podcast in the TED Audio collective, and you can find it wherever you're listening to this.

May 11 2022

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Listen now: WorkLife season 5

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WorkLife with Adam Grant is back for a fifth season! Organizational psychologist Adam Grant knows that you spend a quarter of your life at work–and in this show, he talks to some of the world’s most unusual professionals to discover how we can actually enjoy all that time. From breaking down “The Great Resignation” to identifying the work culture that’s right for you, to learning the art of the pitch, this season is packed with actionable insights to help you make work not suck. To hear episodes right now, find and follow WorkLife with Adam Grant wherever you're listening to this.

Apr 12 2022

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3 ways to make better decisions

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Cognitive scientist Tom Griffiths shows how we can apply the logic of computers to untangle tricky human problems using three practical strategies. This talk was filmed at TEDxSydney. 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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Mar 27 2022

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Academic research is publicly funded -- why isn't it publicly available?

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Erica Stone looks at the discrepancies between tax funded academic research and the post-research availability of expensive journals, and advocates for a new, open-access relationship between the public and scholars. This talk was filmed at TEDxMileHighWomen. 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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Mar 26 2022

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"Aliens built the pyramids" and other absurdities of pseudo-archaeology

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Archaeologist Sarah Kurnick illustrates why some misconceptions about humanity’s past perpetuate racist and xenophobic notions of history and culture. This talk was filmed at TEDxMileHigh. 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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Mar 25 2022

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When local news dies, so does democracy

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Journalist Chuck Plunkett passionately makes the case for local news as an essential part of any healthy democracy. This talk was filmed at TEDxMileHigh. 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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Mar 20 2022

12mins

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How a miniaturized atomic clock could revolutionize space exploration

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Jill Seubert is a deep space navigator who shares the intricacies involved in space travel. This talk was filmed at TEDxUCLA. 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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Mar 19 2022

12mins

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Why students should have mental health days

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Student Hailey Hardcastle explains why schools should offer mental health days and allow students time to practice emotional hygiene without stigma. This talk was filmed at TEDxSalem. 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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Mar 18 2022

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The true cost of financial dependence

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Accountant Estelle Gibson offers actionable advice on finding greater financial independence. This talk was filmed at TEDxDayton. 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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Mar 13 2022

9mins

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How to support witnesses of harassment and build healthier workplaces

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Memory scientist Julia Shaw examines the ways companies can protect and advocate for employees who face workplace discrimination and harassment. This talk was filmed at TEDxLondonWomen. 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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Mar 12 2022

12mins

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What tech companies know about your kids

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Anthropologist Veronica Barassi urges parents to demand protections and look closely at the ways their kids’ data is being collected online. This talk was filmed at TEDxMileHigh. 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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Mar 11 2022

12mins

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Who counts as a speaker of a language?

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Spanish professor Anna Babel reveals the intricate relationship between language and culture. This talk was filmed at TEDxOhioStateUniversity. 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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Mar 06 2022

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The hidden history found in your teeth

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Bioarchaeologist Carolyn Freiwald traces the story of human migration across the Americas to illustrate what ancient teeth can reveal about you. This talk was filmed at TEDxUniversityofMississippi. 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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Mar 05 2022

11mins

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I let algorithms randomize my life for two years

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Computer scientist Max Hawkins looks at the ways algorithms can offer unique chances to step outside of one’s comfort zone. 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 give feedback on this episode, please visit http://go.ted.com/tedxshorts.

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Mar 04 2022

13mins

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Why I talk to white supremacists

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Vidhya Ramalingam shares the ways she and others are working on intervention strategies to tackle the hate that exists on and offline. This talk was filmed at TEDxLondonWomen. 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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Feb 27 2022

10mins

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The 1-minute secret to forming a new habit

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Sociologist Christine Carter offers one simple step that could help you keep motivated to achieve your goals, both big and small. 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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Feb 26 2022

11mins

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How you can use impostor syndrome to your benefit

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Reflecting on the leadup to launching a successful software company, Atlassian CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes shares what he’s learned about overcoming the very common feeling of “imposter syndrome”. This talk was filmed at TEDxSydney. 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. Follow TEDx on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TEDx Follow TEDx on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tedx_official/

Feb 25 2022

7mins

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Climate change and the challenge of long-term thinking

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Using the story of Hurricane Sandy’s effect on New Yorks as an example, Scientist and professor Adam Sobel shows how bridging science with storytelling is a key to enabling more action to stop climate change. This talk was filmed at TEDxBroadway. 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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Feb 20 2022

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Excellent. Brava, Atossa. Well done. Professional. Concise. Up- to- date.

By daveobserver - May 18 2020
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I really like it and I really recommend it.