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Don’t Fail Fast – Fail Mindfully: Leticia Gasca (Transcript)

Leticia Gasca – TED Talk TRANSCRIPT If we traveled back to the year 800 BC, in Greece, we would see that merchants whose businesses failed were forced to sit in the marketplace with a basket over their heads. In premodern Italy, failed business owners, who had outstanding debts, were taken totally naked to the public …

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The Bacterial Solution to Plastic Pollution: Morgan Vague (Transcript)

Following is the full transcript of senior researcher assistant Morgan Vague’s talk titled “The Bacterial Solution to Plastic Pollution” at TEDxMtHood conference.   Morgan Vague – TEDx Talk TRANSCRIPT Plastics. You know about them, you may not love them, but chances are you use them every single day. Enough plastic is thrown away each year …

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When Do Kids Start to Care About Other People’s Opinions: Sara Valencia Botto (Transcript)

In this talk titled “When Do Kids Start to Care About Other People’s Opinions”, psychologist Sara Valencia Botto explores when and how children begin to change their behaviors in the presence of others and what it means for the values we communicate in daily interactions. Sara Valencia Botto – TED Talk TRANSCRIPT I’d like you …

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The Science Gap: Jorge Cham at TEDxUCLA (Transcript)

Jorge Cham – TEDx Talk TRANSCRIPT I’m a cartoonist as Scott mentioned. And to me cartooning is about taking a blank page and filling it with your ideas. The idea that I want to draw out for you guys here today is this idea of The Science Gap. Now I’m a cartoonist, but in addition …

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Is Modern Feminism Starting to Undermine Itself: Jess Butcher (Transcript)

Jess Butcher – TEDx Talk TRANSCRIPT Good afternoon. So I’m not sure if I can detect any bristling in the audience with my somewhat controversial title, given that we sit here in a diversity-themed event. What I will say is just please bear with me, particularly because I’m going to be starting on such a …

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Iran from a Different Lens: Maryam Ghadiri at TEDxPurdueU (Transcript)

Maryam Ghadiri – TEDx Talk TRANSCRIPT My story started on April 7, 2012 when my husband and I were all packed and ready to come to the US. I was so happy, I was so excited, I heard a lot about this amazing country: land of opportunity, land of freedom and equality. All we had …

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How Craving Attention Makes You Less Creative: Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Transcript)

Following is the full transcript of actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s talk titled “How Craving Attention Makes You Less Creative” at TED conference. In a refreshingly honest talk, he explores how the attention-driven model of big tech companies impacts our creativity — and shares a more powerful feeling than getting attention: paying attention.   Joseph Gordon-Levitt – …

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Wabi-sabi: The Magnificence of Imperfection by Cheryl Hunter (Transcript)

Following is the full transcript of author Cheryl Hunter’s talk titled “Wabi-sabi: The Magnificence of Imperfection” at TEDxSantaMonica conference.   Cheryl Hunter – TEDx Talk TRANSCRIPT There are experiences that we share. Things that we all go through by virtue of being human. They unite us, these experiences that we share, and perhaps none unite …

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Why Do We Dream? – Amy Adkins (Transcript)

In the third millenium BCE, Mesopotamian kings recorded and interpreted their dreams on wax tablets. A thousand years later, Ancient Egyptians wrote a dream book listing over a hundred common dreams and their meanings. And in the years since, we haven’t paused in our quest to understand why we dream. So, after a great deal …

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What if There’s Nothing Wrong With You: Susan Henkels (Full Transcript)

Following is the full transcript of psychotherapist Susan Henkels’ talk titled “What if There’s Nothing Wrong With You” at TEDxSedona conference.   Susan Henkels – TEDx Talk TRANSCRIPT I’ve been a psychotherapist for over 45 years, listening to everything that’s wrong with people. And I was listening to a woman once talk about her whole …

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