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Society & Culture

TED Talks Society and Culture

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Rank #132 in Society & Culture category

Society & Culture
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Thought-provoking videos about life and being human, with ideas from business leaders, psychologists and researchers speaking onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.

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Thought-provoking videos about life and being human, with ideas from business leaders, psychologists and researchers speaking onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.

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366 Ratings
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Excelente

By Fabio Santos - Dec 29 2012
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A minha melhor descoberta de 2012!!

Some Great Stuff Here

By Jay Helms - Feb 15 2012
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Loved Kathryn Schulz and enjoyed Mike Rowe. Definitely worth viewing and discussing.

iTunes Ratings

366 Ratings
Average Ratings
173
82
44
28
39

Excelente

By Fabio Santos - Dec 29 2012
Read more

A minha melhor descoberta de 2012!!

Some Great Stuff Here

By Jay Helms - Feb 15 2012
Read more

Loved Kathryn Schulz and enjoyed Mike Rowe. Definitely worth viewing and discussing.

Cover image of TED Talks Society and Culture

TED Talks Society and Culture

Updated 20 days ago

Rank #132 in Society & Culture category

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Thought-provoking videos about life and being human, with ideas from business leaders, psychologists and researchers speaking onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.

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Rank #1: Our dangerous obsession with perfectionism is getting worse | Thomas Curran

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Social psychologist Thomas Curran explores how the pressure to be perfect -- in our social media feeds, in school, at work -- is driving a rise in mental illness, especially among young people. Learn more about the causes of this phenomenon and how we can create a culture that celebrates the joys of imperfection.

Mar 14 2019
14 mins
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Rank #2: The most powerful woman you've never heard of | Vanessa Garrison

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Everyone's heard of Martin Luther King Jr. But do you know the woman Dr. King called "the architect of the civil rights movement," Septima Clark? The teacher of some of the generation's most legendary activists -- like Rosa Parks, Diane Nash, Fannie Lou Hamer and thousands more -- Clark laid out a blueprint for change-making that has stood the test of time. Now T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison, the cofounders of GirlTrek, are taking a page from Clark's playbook to launch a health revolution in the US -- and get one million women walking for justice. (This ambitious idea is part of the Audacious Project, TED's initiative to inspire and fund global change.)

Mar 07 2019
13 mins
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Rank #3: How to overcome apathy and find your power | Dolores Huerta

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"Sí, se puede!" -- "Yes, we can!" It's the rallying cry Dolores Huerta came up with as a young activist in the 1970s, and she's lived by it in her tireless pursuit of civil rights ever since. With her signature wit and humor, Huerta reflects on her life's work, offering inspiration for anybody trying to overcome apathy, get involved and find their own power.

Feb 22 2019
13 mins
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Rank #4: A love story about the power of art as organizing | phillip agnew

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In a lyrical talk full of radical imagination, poet Aja Monet and community organizer phillip agnew share the story of how they fell in love and what they've learned about the powerful connection between great social movements and meaningful art. Journey to Smoke Signals Studio in Miami, their home and community art space where they're creating a refuge for neighbors and creators -- and imagining a new answer to distraction, anger and anxiety.

Feb 14 2019
11 mins
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Rank #5: 3 ways to practice civility | Steven Petrow

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What does it mean to be civil? Journalist Steven Petrow looks for answers in the original meaning of the word, showing why civility shouldn't be dismissed as conversation-stifling political correctness or censorship. Learn three ways we can each work to be more civil -- and start talking about our differences with respect.

Feb 13 2019
14 mins
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Rank #6: An astronaut's story of curiosity, perspective and change | Leland Melvin

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What job is best for a young man who's been a tennis ace, a cross-country traveler, a chemistry nerd and an NFL draftee? How about ... astronaut? Leland Melvin tells the story of the challenges he's accepted and the opportunities he's seized -- and how they led him to the International Space Station and a whole new perspective of life on earth. (Contains mature content)

Jan 31 2019
13 mins
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Rank #7: The way we think about biological sex is wrong | Emily Quinn

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Did you know that almost 150 million people worldwide are born intersex -- with biology that doesn't fit the standard definition of male or female? (That's as many as the population of Russia.) At age 10, Emily Quinn found out she was intersex, and in this wise, funny talk, she shares eye-opening lessons from a life spent navigating society's thoughtless expectations, doctors who demanded she get unnecessary surgery -- and advocating for herself and the incredible variety that humans come in. (Contains mature content)

Jan 31 2019
14 mins
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Rank #8: The power of women's anger | Soraya Chemaly

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Anger is a powerful emotion -- it warns us of threat, insult, indignity and harm. But across the world, girls and women are taught that their anger is better left unvoiced, says author Soraya Chemaly. Why is that, and what might we lose in this silence? In a provocative, thoughtful talk, Chemaly explores the dangerous lie that anger isn't feminine, showing how women's rage is justified, healthy and a potential catalyst for change.

Jan 28 2019
11 mins
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Rank #9: How to transform sinking cities into landscapes that fight floods | Kotchakorn Voraakhom

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From London to Tokyo, climate change is causing cities to sink -- and our modern concrete infrastructure is making us even more vulnerable to severe flooding, says landscape architect and TED Fellow Kotchakorn Voraakhom. But what if we could design cities to help fight floods? In this inspiring talk, Voraakhom shows how she developed a massive park in Bangkok that can hold a million gallons of rainwater, calling for more climate change solutions that connect cities back to nature.

Jan 22 2019
12 mins
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Rank #10: Embrace your raw, strange magic | Casey Gerald

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The way we're taught to live has got to change, says author Casey Gerald. Too often, we hide parts of ourselves in order to fit in, win praise, be accepted. But at what cost? In this inspiring talk, Gerald shares the personal sacrifices he made to attain success in the upper echelons of American society -- and shows why it's time for us to have the courage to live in the raw, strange magic of ourselves.

Jan 17 2019
17 mins
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