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

TEDTalks | Posted 08.01.2014 | TED Weekends
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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.

WATCH: He Was Shot 3 Times And He Killed Someone At 19. Who He Is Today Will Amaze You

TEDTalks | Posted 07.25.2014 | TED Weekends
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Is it possible to forgive a murderer? What if that murderer is you? This former drug dealer and convicted murderer was in solitary confinement when he had the awakening that would change his life forever.

WATCH: How A Team Of Deep-Sea Explorers Found One Of The Ocean's Most Elusive Creatures

TEDTalks | Posted 07.18.2014 | TED Weekends
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Humans have been looking for the giant squid ever since we first started taking pictures underwater. But the elusive deep-sea predator could never be caught on film -- until now.

WATCH: This May Be The Single Greatest Lie We've All Been Sold About Disability

TEDTalks | Posted 07.11.2014 | TED Weekends
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Being disabled doesn't automatically make you a noble inspiration to all humanity, says Stella Young. In this very funny talk, she breaks down society's habit of turning disabled people into "inspiration porn."

WATCH: Stories You Won't Believe From Some Of The World's Dirtiest Jobs

TEDTalks | Posted 07.04.2014 | TED Weekends
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Are people who do physically demanding, not-afraid-to-get-dirty jobs like farming, mining and sheep castration (yes, you read that right) the happiest people on earth? So says Mike Rowe, host of the Discovery Channel's "Dirty Jobs." See if he changes your mind about what it means to be happy at work.

There's Nothing Left To Be Afraid Of

Paul de Gelder | Posted 06.27.2014 | TED Weekends
Paul de Gelder

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgThere are not many of us who are going to go through an encounter with our worst nightmare that leave us with vital bits missing and with nothing left to fear. But our world is made more amazing by its danger, more exciting with its risks.

WATCH: A Shark-Deterrent Wetsuit (And It's Not What You Think)

TEDTalks | Posted 06.27.2014 | TED Weekends
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Ocean swimmer Hamish Jolly wished there was a wetsuit that could keep sharks at bay -- so he invented one. Find out how he did it, and how you could apply the same techniques to create an innovation of your own.

Will Computers Soon Know Us Better Than We Know Ourselves?

Dominic Basulto | Posted 06.23.2014 | TED Weekends
Dominic Basulto

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgMost of us simply find it too tiring, too complex, to pay much attention to all the privacy settings out there. How many of us, for example, actually change the password settings when we are supposed to? We assume, naively, that there must be some kind of law out there that keeps corporations from going too far with all that data they are collecting on us.

WATCH: Stunning Truths Your Facebook 'Likes' Really Reveal About You

TEDTalks | Posted 06.20.2014 | TED Weekends
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Are you sharing more than you mean to online? Computer scientist Jennifer Golbeck explains how the simple act of "liking" something on social media reveals more personal information about you than you'd think. Is this what privacy looks like in the digital age - or is there another way?

WATCH: This Ex-Officer's Haunting, Powerful Words About Suicide Could Save Someone's Life

TEDTalks | Posted 06.13.2014 | TED Weekends
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If you saw someone on the verge of suicide, would you know what to say? As a patrolman on San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, Kevin Briggs helped bring many people back from the brink. In this moving talk, he gives a powerful piece of advice to those with loved ones who might be thinking of taking their own lives.

WATCH: Her Online Dating Strategy May Seem Insane.. Until You See The Results

TEDTalks | Posted 06.06.2014 | TED Weekends
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Online dating sites are supposed to help you find your perfect match - but for Amy Webb, all they helped her find were duds. Her grandmother said she was being too picky, but Webb knew there had to be a better way. So she came up with her own approach to finding love online - one that led her right to Prince Charming.

WATCH: These Profound Images Are For Anyone Who's Ever Felt Invisible

TEDTalks | Posted 07.30.2014 | TED Weekends
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Chinese artist Liu Bolin can disappear into everything from famous landmarks to the rows of instant noodles at the supermarket. The question is: Why? By going invisible, what does he help you see?

WATCH: 5 Wildly Viral TED Talks That Will Show You The Power Of Courage

TEDTalks | Posted 07.23.2014 | TED Weekends
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We've pulled together five of the most-watched TED talks from this year as voted by you, our loyal TEDWeekends audience. On the surface, they seem so different. But each speaker is an outsider spreading a common idea -- the best way to find courage in this world is to embrace your own, unique voice.

WATCH: These Mind-Bending Photos Show The Reach Of The Human Imagination

TEDTalks | Posted 07.16.2014 | TED Weekends
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How do you think he does it? Photo wizard Erik Johansson reveals the secrets behind his mind-bending images, which use retouching to blend real photos into imagined scenes. You'll never look at reality the same way again.

WATCH: For 8 Years, She Convinced The World She Was A Boy. Now, She's Making Us Rethink Sexuality

TEDTalks | Posted 07.09.2014 | TED Weekends
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What if most of us aren't "gay" or "straight," but somewhere in between? Artist and activist iO Tillett Wright makes a passionate case for accepting the complexity of individuality -- without making anybody feel like a second-class citizen. If her words don't persuade you, the images she shares just might.

WATCH: Mind-Blowing Images Show What's Right In Front Of You Each Day... But You Never See

TEDTalks | Posted 07.02.2014 | TED Weekends
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2014-05-02-TEDdfdfdfdfdfdggggfd4.jpgFilmmaker Louie Schwartzberg uses time-lapse technology to show us unseen dimensions of life as we know it, from ocean currents to dragonfly wings. You'll never look at the world the same way again.

WATCH: This Video Starts With A Woman In A Wheelchair. By The End, You Won't See Her The Same Way

TEDTalks | Posted 06.25.2014 | TED Weekends
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In this life-affirming video, Sue Austin goes where few have been... in her wheelchair. Refusing to be defined by pity or limitations, she proves that we can't let ourselves be defined by how other people see us -- and that telling our own story sets us free.

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

TEDTalks | Posted 06.18.2014 | 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

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

TEDTalks | Posted 06.11.2014 | 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.

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

Michelle Ward | Posted 06.07.2014 | 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 06.04.2014 | TED Weekends
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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 05.31.2014 | 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 05.28.2014 | 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 05.28.2014 | 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 05.28.2014 | 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.