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Is It Ok To Use The M-Word?

Friday, September 06, 2013

When demographer Neil Howe first coined the term "Millennial" back in 1991, he didn't expect it to become a loaded word for a generation some call lazy and entitled. But Howe is optimistic about this generation — and so are lots of Millennials.

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What Does YouTube Tell Us About Millennials?

Friday, September 06, 2013

YouTube Trends Manager Kevin Allocca watches and thinks about popular videos for a living. He talks about how interactive participation has become a crucial part of entertainment — and that Millennials will only demand more.

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Is There A Better Way To Find Work?

Friday, September 06, 2013

Charlie Hoehn graduated college during a recession, constantly hearing the mantra, "You've got to take what you can get." But after months of rejection, he stopped following that advice. He describes how he built a career by working for free.

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Is 30 Really The New 20?

Friday, September 06, 2013

Psychologist Meg Jay has a message for twenty-somethings: just because marriage, work and kids happen later, doesn't mean you can't start planning now. She tells twenty-somethings how they can reclaim adulthood in the defining decade of their lives.

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What Can Doctors Learn By Admitting Their Mistakes?

Friday, August 23, 2013

Every doctor makes mistakes. But, says physician Brian Goldman, medicine's culture of denial keeps doctors from talking about and learning from those mistakes. Goldman calls on doctors to start talking about being wrong.

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Is Conflict Good For Progress?

Friday, August 23, 2013

Most people instinctively avoid conflict, but Margaret Heffernan says good disagreement is central to progress. She argues the best partners aren't echo chambers, and how great teams, relationships and businesses allow people to deeply disagree.

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Are There Mistakes In Jazz?

Friday, August 23, 2013

What is a mistake? By going through examples with his improvisational jazz quartet, Stefon Harris gets to a profound truth: many actions are perceived as mistakes only because we don't react to them appropriately.

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Can We Gain Strength From Shame?

Friday, August 23, 2013

Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brené Brown studies vulnerability, courage, authenticity and shame. She discusses what can happen when people confront their shame head-on.

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Are Droids Taking Our Jobs?

Friday, August 16, 2013

Robots and algorithms can now build cars, write articles, and translate texts — all work that once required a human. So what will we humans do for work? Andrew McAfee looks at recent labor data to say: We ain't seen nothing yet.

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Is The Human Hand Our Best Technology?

Friday, August 16, 2013

Modern medicine is in danger of losing a powerful, old-fashioned tool: human touch. Physician and writer Abraham Verghese describes our strange new world where patients are data points. He calls for a return to the traditional physical exam.

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Are We Plugged-In, Connected, But Alone?

Friday, August 16, 2013

As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle looks at how devices and online personas are redefining human connection. She says we need to really think about the kinds of connections we want to have.

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Will Man's Best Friend Be A Robot?

Friday, August 16, 2013

Why do we use robots on Mars, but not in our living rooms? Cynthia Breazeal realized the key was training robots to interact with people. Now she builds robots that teach, learn — and play.

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The Hackers

Friday, August 09, 2013

Technology now allows us to "hack" solutions to the biggest challenges of our time. But how far is too far? This hour, we hear from TED speakers who dare to hack the brain, the climate, and even the animal kingdom in hopes of creating a better world.

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How Did A Mistake Unlock One Of Space's Mysteries?

Friday, August 02, 2013

It was a strange mistake. But it revealed the greater truth about the nature of our universe. Physicist Brian Greene explains how the prevailing assumption about the fabric of space has changed dramatically in the last century — twice.

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Is Our Universe The Only Universe?

Friday, August 02, 2013

Is there more than one universe? Physicist Brian Greene shows how the unanswered questions of physics have led to the theory that our own universe is just one of many in the "multiverse."

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Are We Alone In The Universe?

Friday, August 02, 2013

Astronomer Jill Tarter wants to know if we're alone in the universe. She's spent her career hunting for signs of sentient beings elsewhere in space. In this talk, she explains why searching for cosmic company is important to the entire human race.

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How Can We Defend Earth From Asteroids?

Friday, August 02, 2013

What's six miles wide and can end civilization in an instant? An asteroid — and there are lots of them out there. Blogger Phil Plait explains all the ways asteroids can cause great destruction, and what we must do to avoid them.

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To The Edge

Friday, July 26, 2013

Some people might only dream of adventure, but for others, there's no option but to explore the most extreme places on Earth. What drives adventurers to constantly push to the brink of human endurance? In this hour, TED speakers share their experiences of going to the edge of our world.

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Are We All A Little Psychopathic?

Friday, July 19, 2013

Is there a definitive line that divides "crazy" from sane? With a hair-raising delivery, Jon Ronson, author of The Psychopath Test, illuminates the gray areas between the two.

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What's It Like To Have A Psychotic Episode?

Friday, July 19, 2013

Elyn Saks says she's not schizophrenic — she's a person with schizophrenia. Saks was able to rise above her grave diagnosis to become a respected legal scholar. She asks us to see people with mental illness clearly, honestly and compassionately.

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