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NPR/TED Staff appears in the following:

Is Privacy Over? Tell Us Your Thoughts

Friday, January 31, 2014

Is losing our privacy the cost of living in a modern world? Or can we have both? Let us know on TEDWeekends, a special collaboration with NPR, TED and the Huffington Post.

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How Do We Cultivate Women Leaders?

Friday, January 17, 2014

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg gets to the bottom line for women who want to lead.

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Can Grandmothers Change The World?

Friday, January 17, 2014

Bunker Roy shares stories from a school in India that equips rural women for leadership by training them to become solar engineers, artisans, dentists and doctors.

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How Do Leaders Deal With Failure?

Friday, January 17, 2014

Four-star general Stanley McChrystal recounts some tough lessons about leadership he gained from the front lines.

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Have You Changed Someone's Life Without Realizing It?

Friday, January 17, 2014

Drew Dudley calls on us to celebrate leadership as the everyday act of improving each other's lives.

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Can Ordinary People Become Leaders?

Friday, January 17, 2014

Seth Godin says the Internet has revived the idea of tribes based on shared values and gives ordinary people the power to lead.

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What's It Like To Be Young And Bullied?

Friday, January 03, 2014

Shane Koyczan describes growing up endlessly tormented by bullies. When he turned to spoken-word poetry to cope, he found that millions related to his anti-bullying message.

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Can Autism Be An Asset?

Friday, January 03, 2014

Temple Grandin struggled with autism until she realized her ability to "think in pictures" allowed her to solve problems that others can't.

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Can One Girl Challenge The Traditions Of Her Village?

Friday, January 03, 2014

Kakenya Ntaiya tells the story of challenging ingrained traditions, insisting on continuing school, and becoming the first girl to leave her Maasai village for college.

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Is It Possible To Live With The Voices In Your Head?

Friday, January 03, 2014

Eleanor Longden recounts her journey with schizophrenia and how she learned to listen to her voices.

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How Can You Give A Community Better Health?

Friday, December 20, 2013

Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA — in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. He hopes to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where "the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys."

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How Do You Get People To Pay For Music?

Friday, December 20, 2013

Don't make people pay for music, says musician Amanda Palmer: Let them. In a passionate talk that begins in her days as a street performer, she examines the new relationship between artist and fan.

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Does Language Bring Us Together Or Pull Us Apart?

Friday, December 13, 2013

Mark Pagel says early humans developed language as a tool to cooperate. But with thousands of different languages, Pagel says language also exists to prevent us from communicating outside our tribal groups.

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Does Body Language Shape Who You Are?

Friday, December 13, 2013

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how "power posing" can affect our brains, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.

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Is Texting Actually Advancing Language?

Friday, December 13, 2013

Does texting mean the death of good writing skills? Linguist John McWhorter says that there's much more to texting — linguistically, culturally — than it seems, and it's all good news.

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How Does History Change The Meaning Of Words?

Friday, December 13, 2013

Etymologist Mark Forsyth shares the surprising back story on the term "president."

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Spoken And Unspoken

Friday, December 13, 2013

We communicate with each other in all sorts of ways, spoken and unspoken. In this hour, TED speakers reflect on how our words and methods of communication affect us, more than you might expect.

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Does The Subjunctive Have A Dark Side?

Friday, December 13, 2013

Phuc Tran grew up caught between two languages with opposing cultural perspectives: the indicative reality of Vietnamese and the power to image endless possibilities with English. In this personal talk, Tran explains how both shaped his identity.

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Can Anyone Become A Hacker?

Friday, December 06, 2013

Why can't two slices of pizza be used as a slide clicker? Why shouldn't you make music with ketchup? Inventor Jay Silver talks about the urge to play with the world around you and demos MaKey MaKey, a kit for hacking everyday objects.

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Can Hacking The Brain Make You Healthier?

Friday, December 06, 2013

Neurosurgeon Andres Lozano talks about dramatic findings in deep brain stimulation including a woman with Parkinson's who instantly stops shaking, and brain areas eroded by Alzheimer's that are brought back to life.

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