I Ran a Marathon on Every Continent for the Price of Your Parking Spot

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Tyler Tervooren helps you map out adventure at an affordable cost.

Walk A Mile In Her Shoes

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Edie Weinstein is ready to don her red shoes for a good cause along with hundreds of spike heeled men. Oh, and she’ll shave her legs for the occasion.

5 Ways Cuddling Makes Us Healthier

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Touch releases oxytocin, which makes us feel better. But can hugging make us better human beings?

The Dean of Eye Contact: Clifford Nass Obit

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Michael Stusser, our #DigitalMadness columnist, offers an essay-obituary about Professor Clifford Nass, one of his personal inspirations.

Judge to Vet: “Your Service in Iraq Makes You a Threat to Society.”

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How war led to a ten year prison sentence for Andrew Chambers.

Effective Altruism: Where Peter Singer Gets Philanthropy Wrong

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Your $5,000 could save one life in your community but seven lives in Africa. Where would you choose to give? And why?

“To This Day”: Shane Koycazan Tells How Words Do Break Bones (Video).

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Poet and internet sensation Shane Koycazan shares his poem on bullying and survival with TED.

The Secret to Desire in a Long Term Relationship

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Esther Perel argues that good and committed sex draws on two conflicting needs: our need for security and our need for surprise.

Australian Backpacker Rescues Family from North Korea (VIDEO)

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In 2009, Dick Stolp helped Hyeonseo Lee and her family escape from North Korea; watch Lee’s TED Talk and see their emotional reunion.

Jacob Barnett: The Boy Who Was Never Supposed to Talk (TEDxTeen)

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When he was young, doctors thought that he would never be able to talk or learn—but at 14, he is teaching college students and disproving Einstein’s Theory of Relativity.

The Power of the Human Voice

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In the age of the internet, what is the value of the human voice?

Derek Jeter’s Secret Sauce

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No, Skip Bayless wasn’t right. Neil Cohen tells us the secret is mental, not physical.

How to Change the World

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Journalist John-Paul Flintoff believes there’s magic in life’s minutiae.

The Uniform of Gender

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Gender is like a uniform you can’t take off.

Can States Outlaw Free Online Education?

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Minnesota requires a registration fee, even when courses are offered for free, online. Is this justifiable? Can it be enforced?

TED Video: Gaming to Re-Engage Boys in Learning

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Why are boys disengaging from school? Have boys changed, or has the education system changed? In Ali Carr-Chapman’s TEDx talk, she lays out the reasons boys are tuning out in school and offers a plan for re-engaging them in a way that actually works.