Ted Talks

  • You don’t have to be an expert to solve big problems | Tapiwa Chiwewe
    Driving in Johannesburg one day, Tapiwa Chiwewe noticed an enormous cloud of air pollution hanging over the city. He was curious and concerned but not an environmental expert -- so he did some research and discovered that nearly 14 percent of all deaths worldwide in 2012 were caused by household ...
    Source: Ted TalksPublished on Fri-Feb-2018
    2 days ago
  • Refugees want empowerment, not handouts | Robert Hakiza
    The prevailing image of where refugees live is of temporary camps in isolated areas -- but in reality, nearly 60 percent of them worldwide end up in urban areas. TED Fellow Robert Hakiza takes us inside the lives of urban refugees -- and shows us how organizations like the one ...
    Source: Ted TalksPublished on Thu-Feb-2018
    3 days ago
  • How to have a healthier, positive relationship to sex | Tiffany Kagure Mugo and Siphumeze Khundayi
    From our fear of women's bodies to our sheepishness around the word "nipple," our ideas about sex need an upgrade, say sex educators (and hilarious women) Tiffany Kagure Mugo and Siphumeze Khundayi. For a radical new take on sex positivity, the duo take the TED stage to suggest we look ...
    Source: Ted TalksPublished on Thu-Feb-2018
    3 days ago
  • A life-saving invention that prevents human stampedes | Nilay Kulkarni
    Every three years, more than 30 million Hindu worshippers gather for the Kumbh Mela in India, the world's largest religious gathering, in order to wash away their sins. With massive crowds descending on small cities and towns, stampedes inevitably happen, and in 2003, 39 people were killed during the festival. ...
    Source: Ted TalksPublished on Wed-Feb-2018
    4 days ago
  • How to resolve racially stressful situations | Howard C. Stevenson
    If we hope to heal the racial tensions that threaten to tear the fabric of society apart, we're going to need the skills to openly express ourselves in racially stressful situations. Through racial literacy -- the ability to read, recast and resolve these situations -- psychologist Howard C. Stevenson helps ...
    Source: Ted TalksPublished on Wed-Feb-2018
    4 days ago
  • How we can build AI to help humans, not hurt us | Margaret Mitchell
    As a research scientist at Google, Margaret Mitchell helps develop computers that can communicate about what they see and understand. She tells a cautionary tale about the gaps, blind spots and biases we subconsciously encode into AI -- and asks us to consider what the technology we create today will ...
    Source: Ted TalksPublished on Tue-Feb-2018
    5 days ago
  • Looking for a job? Highlight your ability, not your experience | Jason Shen
    Very few of us hold jobs that line up directly with our past experiences or what we studied in college. Take TED Resident Jason Shen; he studied biology but later became a product manager at a tech company. In this quick, insightful talk about human potential, Shen shares some new ...
    Source: Ted TalksPublished on Tue-Feb-2018
    5 days ago
  • The secret to great opportunities? The person you haven’t met yet | Tanya Menon
    We often find ourselves stuck in narrow social circles with similar people. What habits confine us, and how can we break them? Organizational psychologist Tanya Menon considers how we can be more intentional about expanding our social universes -- and how it can lead to new ideas and opportunities. ...
    Source: Ted TalksPublished on Fri-Feb-2018
    1 week ago
  • 3 creative ways to fix fashion’s waste problem | Amit Kalra
    What happens to the clothes we don't buy? You might think that last season's coats, trousers and turtlenecks end up being put to use, but most of it (nearly 13 million tons each year in the United States alone) ends up in landfills. Fashion has a waste problem, and Amit ...
    Source: Ted TalksPublished on Thu-Feb-2018
    1 week ago
  • Fashion that celebrates African strength and spirit | Walé Oyéjidé
    "To be African is to be inspired by culture and to be filled with undying hope for the future," says designer and TED Fellow Walé Oyéjidé. With his label Ikiré Jones (you'll see their work in Marvel's "Black Panther"), he uses classic design to showcase the elegance and grace of ...
    Source: Ted TalksPublished on Thu-Feb-2018
    1 week ago
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