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Even The CIA Likes TED Talks, But Only Secret Ones

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 04.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The TED speaker series, known for short, dynamic talks on science and culture, is no stranger to Washington, D.C., routinely holding pub...

A Man in Wolf's Clothing

Aimee Heckel | Posted 04.17.2015 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

My husband doesn't even like wolves. He doesn't actively hate them, but he's impartial. It doesn't matter. His feelings on the subject are irrelevant. Wolves like him, and they have become a part of his identity, whether he likes it or not.

How Burlesque Helped Me Love My Body -- And All Bodies

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.07.2015 | Women

"We are on the edge of a brave new world of body love and acceptance." That's the good news burlesque performer Lillian Bustle shared in her TEDxJe...

How Many of These TED Talks From the '80s Do You Remember?

Melissa Sher | Posted 03.12.2015 | Women
Melissa Sher

Dancing raisins want to teach the rest of us about a good night's sleep. Why this hairdresser thinks everyone needs a perm.

Everything You Need To Know About Sounding Smart During A TED Talk

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.16.2015 | Comedy

He may not be saying much of anything, but his delivery is spot-on. Will Stephen, a performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade, put together a -- l...

What We Talk About When We Talk About Gender

Joselyn DiPetta | Posted 02.22.2015 | Women
Joselyn DiPetta

Often when we talk about gender equality what we really mean is women's rights, empowerment and opportunities. What we don't talk about is the role that men can play in enabling greater equality and the benefits that accrue to men as a result.

Fake it 'Til You Make it Is for Cheaters and Wimps: 7 Habits to Create Real Change Using Aikido & Martial Arts Principles

Susan Harrow | Posted 01.23.2015 | Business
Susan Harrow

Instead of faking it 'til you make it, consider the advice of the late musician Jeff Buckley who said, "Be awake enough to see where you are at any given time and how that is beautiful and has poetry inside even in places you hate."

The Art of Asking: Amanda Palmer Opens Her Heart to the World

Holly Cara Price | Posted 01.13.2015 | Books
Holly Cara Price

Palmer has, not to put too fine a point on it, ripped open her chest and exposed her heart for all to see.

How to Land a TEDx Talk

Ashley Stahl | Posted 01.02.2015 | Impact
Ashley Stahl

When I stepped onstage at TEDxBerkeley, the bright lights momentarily blinded me from seeing the audience of 2,000. Like so many other people, I had dreamed of this opportunity for years but wasn't sure if it would ever become a reality.

You're Not Supposed To Be Here

Ben Thomas | Posted 10.26.2014 | TED Weekends
Ben Thomas

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWe hear so much about respecting boundaries that we tend to forget there's a world of difference between violating them and simply testing them. Every breakthrough -- whether in science, in art or in a one-on-one relationship -- involves crossing a boundary. And not all boundaries are as hard to cross as they seem.

The Evolution Of The Modern Day Tool

Gil Laroya | Posted 10.26.2014 | TED Weekends
Gil Laroya

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgIf the device works and works well, is there really a need to make it look nice? Technology has a new edge in today's products -- not only do they have to work, but they also have to make us look good using them.

From Disabled To Super-Abled: Redefining What It Means To Be Physically Challenged And Human

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.25.2014 | TED Weekends
Dr. Jim Taylor

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgAll of a sudden, being disabled is akin to taking performance-enhancing drugs. We able-bodied people have gone from sympathetic to threatened by these supposedly less-able athletes.

Regardless Of Ability, Beauty Is An Advantage

Tony Phillips | Posted 10.25.2014 | TED Weekends
Tony Phillips

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWe esteem nothing as highly as appearance, and, in a society that judges on the most superficial terms, finding a woman beautiful in fake legs is not growth; it's logic.

WATCH: What Is A 'Sexy Body'? This Remarkable Model's Photos Are Redefining That Answer

TEDTalks | Posted 10.22.2014 | TED Weekends
TEDTalks

What if you could choose body parts like you choose a pair of shoes? And what if these prosthetics could help you do new things and express new parts of yourself? Aimee Mullins shares what she calls the poetry of prosthetics.

Malala's Inspiration

Robert Walker | Posted 10.20.2014 | TED Weekends
Robert Walker

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgChanging social norms is hard work, but changing age-old attitudes and behaviors in poor, remote areas is particularly difficult. While we are inspired by Malala and her dad, many in rural Pakistan still find the idea of empowering girls to be dangerous and repugnant.

What Adolescent Girls Around The World Can Teach Us

Yasmeen Hassan | Posted 10.20.2014 | TED Weekends
Yasmeen Hassan

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgGirls enabled to grow up to reach their full potential have the power to change the world for the better. Investing in girls and building their protective assets is one of the best investments we can make for a safer, more sustainable and peaceful world.

Our Fathers, The Strident Feminists

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 10.15.2014 | TED Weekends
Kolleen Bouchane

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgForget about the biology of it for second (that was mom's job), my dad never let on that he thought there was a difference in when I could speak, how I could learn, what choices I should have or what I should be allowed to achieve and contribute with my life. My dad never questioned that I would grow up to be his equal, to be the equal of my brothers. To my dad, my value as an equal to boys and men was a basic truth.

WATCH: Want To Raise A Confident Daughter? A Dad From One Of The World's Most Oppressive Countries Shares A Powerful Lesson

TEDTalks | Posted 10.15.2014 | TED Weekends
TEDTalks

When she was 15 years old, Malala Yousafzai dared to speak out against the Taliban. Her father offers a window into a world where girls aren't allowed to leave the house, let alone speak their minds -- and he makes a plea for change.

Uncovering Meaning Through Puzzles And Art

Blair Schulman | Posted 10.11.2014 | TED Weekends
Blair Schulman

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWhile Kwong may have been overly eager to show his hand to the audience, his points are valid. Humans enjoy both order and chaos of varying degrees. But it is the line between these poles that we really seem to desire; therein lies the journey of exploration and deciding what to do with this experience that really keeps us on our toes.

Why Do We Love Multitasking? Because We're Wired To Make Order Out Of Chaos

Holly Robinson | Posted 10.11.2014 | TED Weekends
Holly Robinson

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgKwong is right: people are born puzzle solvers. I've been inspired by how enthusiastically my children have learned language, absorbed math, mastered technology, become skilled athletes, and fallen in love. Life for them--for all of us--is an infinite variety of puzzles about what it means to be human and live in this world successfully.

Watch This Magician's Mind-Bending Illusion Very Closely.. It Makes Order Out Of Chaos

TEDTalks | Posted 10.08.2014 | TED Weekends
TEDTalks

Magician and New York Times crossword puzzle wizard David Kwong says we're wired to solve puzzles and make order out of chaos -- and he's got a trick to prove it.

WATCH: He's Related To Obama, Clinton And Einstein.. Here's How To Know If You Are Too

TEDTalks | Posted 10.01.2014 | TED Weekends
TEDTalks

Could you be cousins with Barack Obama? What about Gwyneth Paltrow or Albert Einstein? It's entirely possible. Find out why we're all more connected than you might think.

Overcoming The Worst Moment With Words

Jackson Taylor | Posted 09.27.2014 | TED Weekends
Jackson Taylor

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWarehousing and silencing any segment of a population is a fear-based practice, and, in order for democracy to function, we believe it is important to hear from every segment of the population, even those disenfranchised by crime.

The Power Of Second Chances

Timothy P. Silard | Posted 09.24.2014 | TED Weekends
Timothy P. Silard

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgOur "incarceration only" approach to public safety has left us with bloated prisons and jails, wasted tax dollars and sky-high recidivism rates (more than half of those behind bars end up back in prison within three years after they are released).

Redemption And The War On Drugs

Heather Ann Thompson | Posted 09.24.2014 | TED Weekends
Heather Ann Thompson

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgIt seems not to matter that, like so many veterans of other ugly wars, the young people who experienced the brutal Drug War had only become soldiers in the first place because of a "poverty draft." It also seems irrelevant to most that the longer these young conscripts to the Drug War lived with its brutality, the more violent they themselves became.