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My TEDx Talk: How to Create a Successful Social Enterprise

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 08.11.2014 | Small Business
Marquis Cabrera

After months of organizing and gathering my thoughts, I developed the B.I.B. methodology, which underlines the success of most social enterprises.

It's Our Brains That Need Fixing -- Not Our Bodies

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.01.2014 | Women

"We put our life on hold, we stunt it, because of our bodies." That's the startling truth blogger and speaker Jes Baker shared in a May 2014 TEDx t...

Can Music Save Lives?

Ronna Kaplan, M.A. | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Ronna Kaplan, M.A.

Can music save lives? Listen to and watch professional pianist, composer, author, and American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) artist spokesperson ...

Breaking Bad in Bavaria

Laura Skandera Trombley | Posted 08.24.2014 | College
Laura Skandera Trombley

The best preparation I ever had for becoming a college president wasn't the Harvard IEM seminar or the administrative program at Cornell. It was breaking my ankle in Bavaria.

WATCH: Reprogramming Your Brain to Overcome Fear

Olympia LePoint | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Olympia LePoint

How would you face the world if your face was disfigured? I had to answer this question while looking into the mirror at my own face cut open.

My TEDx Talk: Reality Reconciles Science and Religion

Rev. Michael Dowd | Posted 08.20.2014 | Religion
Rev. Michael Dowd

Reality is my God and evidence is my scripture. Big history is my creation story and ecology is my theology. Integrity is my salvation and ensuring a just and healthy future, not just for humanity but for the entire body of life, is my mission.

How Talking To Strangers Can Transform Your Life

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.19.2014 | Healthy Living

We have all heard the warning from our parents time and time again: Don't speak to strangers. As we grow older, avoiding strangers becomes less of a s...

How to Get Invited to TED ... and What to do When You Get There

Simon Tam | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
Simon Tam

All TED events are managed by a committee, including one that oversees the speaker selection. Often, committee members have some ideas on who they would like to attend and speak at the event. However, all of the events also accept nominations for speakers as well, especially those who fit their specific theme.

Building Resilience Key to Overcoming Childhood Trauma

Robert Ross | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact
Robert Ross

The most important thing we can do -- and sometimes it's the hardest -- is to speak up about what has happened to us. Because it's in speaking our truth and reaching out that we can connect with other people. That's the essential ingredient for courage and resilience and healing.

At California's Formidable Ironwood State Prison, Something Extraordinary Is Happening

Scott Budnick | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Scott Budnick

The largest prison education program in California is thriving at Ironwood State Prison, where men are transcribing college textbooks into Braille, learning trade skills and where an astonishing 1200+ students have earned college degrees.

The Importance of Helping Serbia

Matthew Trinetti | Posted 07.22.2014 | Travel
Matthew Trinetti

You may be aware that Serbia and the other Balkan countries are experiencing devastating flooding right now. It's the worst flooding the area has experienced in over 120 years.

Empathy in Education

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 07.12.2014 | Education
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

Educational trauma is a term I coined to capture the lack of empathy I was noticing. It is the inadvertent perpetration and perpetuation of victimization by educational systems against consumers and producers of the system.

How to Become an Entrepreneur

Charu Sharma | Posted 06.30.2014 | College
Charu Sharma

Here's a summary of what I say to people who ask me "So, how do I become an entrepreneur?"

The 10 Best Things Currently Happening in the Music Scene

Nile Cappello | Posted 06.21.2014 | Entertainment
Nile Cappello

Arcade Fire brought their notorious rock-and-roll style to Coachella, where they fired off a series of snide remarks critiquing the festival's VIP policy. Their unwillingness to participate in unspoken etiquette rules is refreshingly honest.

The 5 Most Surprising Things About My Abortion

Nicole Stewart | Posted 06.09.2014 | Women
Nicole Stewart

I ate lunch alone at my desk before driving to the clinic for our appointment. In the two weeks since my husband and I found out at our 20-week sonogram that our fetus was abnormal, I'd barely left the house. My entire world collapsed.

Journalism for Action

Alana Moceri | Posted 05.31.2014 | World
Alana Moceri

I'm going to put forth an argument in favor of what I call journalism for action, which is when the press not only reports the news story but tells their readers what they can do about it.

Listen To This Man Explain Why He Stuck With His Wife Through Her Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Megan Griffo | Posted 03.19.2014 | Good News

Almost a year ago, Mark Lukach went on a TEDx stage in Monterey, Calif., and told an audience that his wife, Giulia, once contemplated jumping off the...

Disability Awareness Activist Uyanga Erdenebold, Ulaanbaatar Mongolia

Nomin Dari | Posted 05.17.2014 | Impact
Nomin Dari

Most of us know the difficulty of learning a foreign language. Now, imagine the triumph of learning a foreign language, blind. Uyanga Erdenebold, has not only done that, but is also the recipient of the first Fulbright Scholarship awarded to a blind Mongolian student.

Fair Food

Alison Cayne | Posted 03.06.2014 | Food
Alison Cayne

This past Saturday, I had the privilege of speaking at the TEDx Manhattan: Changing the Way We Eat conference. I spoke about the Food Movement and put...

Danger and Opportunity: Leveraging Big Events for Urban Development

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 05.04.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Large-scale events, such as international conferences and sports competitions, that take place in cities in emerging countries present both an opportunity and a danger.

5 Life Skills We Could All Learn from Planting an Edible Garden

Alison Cayne | Posted 05.03.2014 | Food
Alison Cayne

You don't need an acre, you don't even need outdoor space, all you need is some seeds, a little sunshine, water and a touch of optimism.

Face It: You Don't Care That Much About Water

George McGraw | Posted 04.21.2014 | Impact
George McGraw

Still, Americans use hundreds of gallons of water every day without thinking. (Especially in drought-stricken California.) I think that if we can learn to love our water, it just might save our lives. So I decided to give a talk about it.

Do You Suffer From the Imposter Syndrome?

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 04.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

I remember a client I had many years ago -- an executive in a large aerospace firm -- who complained about a little voice in his head that was constan...

Our Children Deserve As Much Outdoor Time as Inmates and Chickens

Ben Klasky | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green
Ben Klasky

While it may seem like common sense that fresh air and exercise are good for our health, the trends point to dramatic drops in outdoor time for children.

Are You Able to Choose What's Good for You?

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

Why do we so often do things that we know are not good for us? Why do we choose a career we know is not going to make us happy? Why do we choose a m...