50 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kids Do

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Gever Tulley, founder of Tinkering School, discusses ‘dangerism,’ a term he’s coined for how our perception of danger deprives our kids of crucial learning experiences and opportunities for growth.

Image Is Superficial But Its Impact Is Deep

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Supermodel Cameron Russell talks shop and deconstructs the power—and privilege—of image.

A Brush With Death Sharpens a Father’s Focus

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Singer and songwriter Ric Elias was in seat 1D on the U.S. Airways plane that belly-flopped into the Hudson. As the moment of truth approached, he remembered his most important job in life.

Are We Designed to be Sexual Omnivores? (Video)

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“It’s time we moved beyond Mars and Venus, because the truth is that men are from Africa and women are from Africa.”

What Happens When a Third-Grader Chases His Dreams? He Becomes a 20-Year-Old Entrepreneur Who Has Made Dreams Happen

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Jeet Banerjee has failed at three start-up businesses. On his fourth try, he figured out the secret to success.

The Undiscovered Genius Hidden Within Challenge

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Scott Sonnon was called difficult and easily dismissed as a child. Within that degradation of his worth he discovered where his true genius was waiting.

Behold the Turtle: The Power of Vulnerability

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Randy Ellison on shame, vulnerability and the beauty that can come from sticking your neck out.

I’m Proud to Be a Member of the Church of TED

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If you’re not already connected with your local TEDx community (regardless of what faith you claim or if you claim no faith at all), I encourage you to do so.

Video: Seth MacFarlane Set to Host Academy Awards

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Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane will be hosting this year’s Academy Awards… Was this a risky choice?

The Death of My Punk Rock Friend Ted – In Memorium

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When I was in high school in the mid-90’s, Ted was the funny genius kid who spent his nights studying, repairing furniture, and listening to punk rock music.

The Good Men Project, Empathy, and Why Things Go Viral.

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Lisa Hickey, with a summary of The Good Men Project roundtable held on June 22.

Did Nick Hanauer Create a TED Scandal Because He Was Rejected?

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Was Nick Hanauer creating a scandal about TED political censorship when the rejection of his video was simply based upon quality, and not politics? TED exec Chris Anderson explains how a simple rejection turned into a massive social media explosion.

Who Creates Jobs (and Other Critical Questions)

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The most important thing we can do is treat our human capital in this country as our most precious national resource.

Video: Happiness and Professional Success in Reverse

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Shawn Achor insists that we’ve pushed happiness over the cognitive horizon… But he has a plan for reversing that.

Video: The World Is Full

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In ecological terms, Paul Gilding says that we are spending 150% of what we make. That’s not a responsible way to run one household’s expenses. When the household is the whole world, the questions of how we use resources are more than personal.

Poll: Is Technology Impairing Our Intimate Connections?

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What do you think? Are we afraid of intimacy and revealing our true selves to others? Does technology complicate relationships? Is technology affecting the human experience?