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WATCH: Does Penis Size Matter? Here's One Answer From The Animal Kingdom

TEDTalks | Posted 04.18.2014 | TED Weekends
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From a sea creature's detachable, swimming penis to violent bedbug sex, this is a tour of the animal kingdom as you've never seen it before. What can we learn about a species from how it has sex? Let's get it on

I'm Scared And Doing It Anyway

Lauree Ostrofsky | Posted 04.16.2014 | TED Weekends
Lauree Ostrofsky

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgAt what I thought was a routine appointment in 2004, I met my little white blob face-to-face for the first time: A golf ball-sized brain tumor had lodged itself behind my right inner ear, intertwined with the delicate, wet-tissue-paper strands of my hearing, balance and facial nerves for what the doctors guessed was five years before it was found.

Why We All Want To Find 'The Edge'

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 04.14.2014 | TED Weekends
Rick Tumlinson

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWe often mistake the artificial chemical and psychological thrill of fake edges for the real. In fact we often seek them out as a substitute for the reality of change, growth and exploration. Our minds and bodies help us in this, as they react much the same to this simulations as to the real world. Thus we scream in horror movies or amusement park rides and get a rush from blowing up the bad guys in video games.

WATCH: The Amazing Story Of How This Astronaut Went To Space, Went Blind And Returned To Earth Will Leave You In Awe

TEDTalks | Posted 04.20.2014 | TED Weekends
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He tweeted from the International Space Station. Now astronaut Chris Hadfield tells the amazing story of going blind in space. Then he covers David Bowie, just because.

My Transgender Journey From The Philippines To New York Runways

Geena Rocero | Posted 04.12.2014 | TED Weekends
Geena Rocero

I'd spent 12 years building a career as a model in NYC. Prior to that, I'd immigrated to the US from the Philippines. In between, I'd gone to Thailand for 2 major surgical procedures that transformed my body physically into what emotionally I'd known since I was 5 years old -- that I am a woman.

Finding The Courage To Go After Your Dream (And Live Your Truth)

Michelle Ward | Posted 04.07.2014 | TED Weekends
Michelle Ward

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgThat's the funny thing about finding your courage, going after your dreams, and living your truth. It not only allows you to live your life from a fulfilling, authentic, on-purpose place but it lets others know that they can do the same for themselves.

WATCH: This Fashion Model Just Shared A Big Secret. Her Story Will Make You Stand Up And Applaud.

TEDTalks | Posted 04.04.2014 | TED Weekends
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geena rocero ted

She's a model and a beauty pageant queen now. But she reveals that her life started out in a very different place. Don't miss Geena Rocero's powerful story about identity, gender and finding the courage to be your true self.

Can You Architect Virality? Absolutely. Here's How

Rajat Paharia | Posted 03.31.2014 | TED Weekends
Rajat Paharia

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgOnce you start to understand what motivates people to engage with your content - whether that's a video, a blog post or some other experience - you can begin to build vibrant communities of participation. And today, since almost everything we do involves technology, it's getting easier and easier to determine what those motivators are.

3 Ways To Make Your Business Go Viral

Laura St. John | Posted 03.28.2014 | TED Weekends
Laura St. John

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgDon't forget that unexpectedness can also have more to do with showing that you are human. Being authentic. Not being afraid to show your vulnerable side. Whether it's a video, or real life, these moments demonstrate something in human nature that we can all relate to.

Viral Inspiration

Yalda T. Uhls | Posted 03.28.2014 | TED Weekends
Yalda T. Uhls

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI believe that TED Youth and YouTube together have great potential -- to inspire youth to use these powerful platforms to change the world and tell great stories. Moreover, as a psychologist who studies how these simple and easily accessible online tools shape youth values, I thought he missed an opportunity to inspire the youth who were so eagerly listening to his speech.

WATCH: 3 Secrets Behind Why YouTube Videos Go Viral

TEDTalks | Posted 04.04.2014 | TED Weekends
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kevin allocca

Rebecca Black. Double rainbows. Nyan cat. Why do some videos made by ordinary people become internet sensations? And what do the videos we love say about who we are? YouTube's Kevin Allocca breaks it down in this nostalgic viral video tour.

Trying To 'Have It All' As A Writer And Mom

Caren Chesler | Posted 03.25.2014 | TED Weekends
Caren Chesler

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI know I should savor this time with my son, like a peppermint, but I can't help myself. If I've experienced something noteworthy, I want to write about it. And so I walk that tightrope all writers must walk: to live in the moment in order to experience life or to come out of the moment in order to write about it.

What High School Musical And Anne-Marie Slaughter Can Teach Us About Work Life Balance

Liz O'Donnell | Posted 03.25.2014 | TED Weekends
Liz O'Donnell

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI absolutely believe that we need policies and legislation that support working families, like paid sick days, affordable childcare and eldercare, family leave policies, and fair pay. But I also believe those of us who have the opportunity to make choices can better serve those of us who cannot, when we stop doing what we think we should do, and start doing what works for us

Can We Get It Right?

Tom Morris | Posted 03.21.2014 | TED Weekends
Tom Morris

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWe live at a time that has many of its values positioned upside down. The least important things, we think and talk about the most, while, the most important things, we think and talk about the least. Current values force dedicated teachers, nurses, and blue-collar workers to live in obscure poverty, while young media entrepreneurs and entertainers compete for vast fame and fortune.

WATCH: This Woman Has A Powerful Reason For Wanting More Stay-At-Home Dads (Hint: It's About The Economy)

TEDTalks | Posted 03.22.2014 | TED Weekends
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annemarie slaughter

Why is it more prestigious to be a CEO than it is to take care of your family? Why aren't caregivers and breadwinners equally celebrated? And do women actually have more choices than men? Watch this provocative talk from public policy expert, wife and mother Anne-Marie Slaughter.

New Possibilities For The Child With Cerebral Palsy

Anat Baniel | Posted 03.17.2014 | TED Weekends
Anat Baniel

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgFrom 30 years of my colleagues and myself working with children with cerebral palsy, I find that by providing their brain with abundant new information, they become brilliant learners and the seemingly miraculous begins happening, just like with Maysoon. Current brain research validates that the "impossible" can become possible for many of these children.

My Child Doesn't Need Your Pity

Ellen Seidman | Posted 03.17.2014 | TED Weekends
Ellen Seidman

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgSadly, the differences are often all that people see when they meet him. Forget rose-colored glasses; people peer at my child through the lens of disability. Oftentimes, they regret that he has cerebral palsy. This I can tell from the pity stares or pity-speak.

True Parallels: Cerebral Palsy, Maysoon Zayid And Me

Erin M. Kelly | Posted 03.14.2014 | TED Weekends
Erin M. Kelly

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpg I learned at a very early age that the world is indeed a stage. The fact that society is constantly questioning what I can and can't do is a stark reminder that I'm not up there for just one skit or performance. I'm up there for life.

Shifting The Perspective On Disabilities

Christie Taylor | Posted 03.21.2014 | TED Weekends
Christie Taylor

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgIt's easy to look at a one big, notable experience and say that event changed my life. Yet, when I take some time to ponder my life changing moments, they are not big and notable, but small and simple.

WATCH: This Comedian With Cerebral Palsy Will Make You Think Twice About The Word 'Disability'

TEDTalks | Posted 03.15.2014 | TED Weekends
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maysoon zayid ted

If thinking of cerebral palsy makes you think of someone sad or helpless, then watch this talk and let comedian Maysoon Zayid blow your mind. She's fierce, she's funny, and she refuses to let you feel sorry for her.

Why Generation Y Is Addicted to Living Life Above the Law

Brian Hanley | Posted 03.13.2014 | Technology
Brian Hanley

My generation must now assume responsibility for its actions. We need to work hand in hand with lawmakers to strike a balance in which copyright law protects existing intellectual property, but doesn't stifle the creation of future intangible assets.

How To Spot Your Own Self-Delusion

Pamela Meyer | Posted 03.07.2014 | TED Weekends
Pamela Meyer

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgThe logistician Ludwig Wittgenstein said "nothing's so difficult as not deceiving ourselves." Clear heads are hard to come by, common sense is rarely common, and perception isn't always reality.

WATCH: These iPod-Based Magic Tricks Are SO. MUCH. FUN

TEDTalks | Posted 03.09.2014 | TED Weekends
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marco tempest tedWhat if deception is in the eye of the beholder? And what if lies can help us tell the truth? Enter into the multimedia world of magician Marco Tempest and decide for yourself.

The Importance Of Being Earnest

John Forde | Posted 03.05.2014 | TED Weekends
John Forde

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgBy speaking our truths, in coming out narratives or in any other difficult conversation, we're loving ourselves just a little more, and ensuring our own survival and happiness for another day.

Let's Just Be Real. Let's Be Ourselves

Mona Shattell | Posted 02.28.2014 | TED Weekends
Mona Shattell

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI agree that as a therapist, there are good reasons for some separation. But do we need to take it as far as we have, and continue to? Can we be more authentic, as Ash Beckham encourages us to be? Can't health care providers and therapists be more themselves?