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NPR/TED Staff

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What Motivates Us To Collaborate?

Friday, October 04, 2013

Social media guru Clay Shirky looks at "cognitive surplus" — the shared, online work we do with our spare brain cycles. While we're busy contributing to the web in our small ways, we're building a better, more cooperative world.

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Can You Code A Better Government?

Friday, October 04, 2013

Can government be run like the Internet, permissionless and open? Coder and activist Jennifer Pahlka believes it can — and that apps, built quickly and cheaply, are a powerful new way to connect citizens to their governments — and their neighbors.

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Can You Crowdsource Without Even Knowing It?

Friday, October 04, 2013

Computer programmer Luis von Ahn wondered how else to use small contributions done by millions on the Internet for greater good. He put CAPTCHAs, those online puzzles to verify you're not a robot, to work by digitizing books and teaching foreign languages.

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Is Too Much Collaboration a Bad Thing?

Friday, October 04, 2013

Software entrepreneur Jason Fried has a radical theory of working: that the office isn't a good place to do it. In his TED talk, he lays out the main problems and offers suggestions to make work work.

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How Do You Find A Story In A Painting?

Friday, September 20, 2013

When Tracy Chevalier looks at paintings, she imagines the stories behind them. She shares three stories inspired by portraits, including the one that led to her best-selling novel Girl With a Pearl Earring.

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How Do Book Covers Tell Their Own Stories?

Friday, September 20, 2013

Chip Kidd doesn't judge a book by its cover — he creates covers that embody the books. Kidd's book covers are visual haikus that instantly convey the heart of the story inside. In his TEDTalk, he shows the art and deep thought of his cover designs.

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What Makes A Good Story?

Friday, September 20, 2013

Filmmaker Andrew Stanton, best known for hits like WALL-E, demonstrates that the best storytelling is joke telling.

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What Are The Clues To A Good Story?

Friday, September 20, 2013

Filmmaker Andrew Stanton, responsible for Toy Story and WALL-E, shares what he knows about storytelling — starting at the end and working back to the beginning.

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What Are The Dangers Of A Single Story?

Friday, September 20, 2013

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Writer Chimamanda Adichie warns that if we hear only a single story about another person, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

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What Does It Mean To Be A Teenage Feminist Today?

Friday, September 06, 2013

Tavi Gevinson had a hard time finding strong female, teenage role models, so she built a space where they can find each other. She talks about how her site, RookieMag.com, and others are putting an unapologetically uncertain and complex face on feminism.

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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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How Can Young People Make An Impact?

Friday, September 06, 2013

At 18, Natalie Warne's work with the Invisible Children movement made her a hero for young activists. She calls on young people not to let age stop them from changing the world.

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The Next Greatest Generation?

Friday, September 06, 2013

Whether you call them Millennials, Generation Y or the Me Generation, one thing's for certain: These young people will change the world. But what will be its legacy? This hour, we hear TED speakers searching to define themselves and their generation.

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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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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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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 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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