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Education

What Happens in Your Throat When You Beatbox? by Tom Thum & Matthew Broadhurst

Here is the full text of Tom Thum & Dr Matthew Broadhurst’s talk titled “What happens in your throat when you beatbox?” at TEDxSydney conference. Tom Thum – TEDx Talk TRANSCRIPT (Beatboxing) Yo, what up? My name is Tom Thum, and I’ve got to say it’s a pleasure to be back at TEDx. When I […]

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Inspiration

What I Learned When I Conquered the World’s Toughest Triathlon: Minda Dentler (Transcript)

Minda Dentler – TED Talk TRANSCRIPT It was October 13, 2012, a day that I will never forget. I was on my bike, pushing up what seemed like a never-ending barren hill. And it wasn’t just any hill: it was a 15-mile climb up to a town called Hawi on the Big Island of Hawaii. […]

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Mental Health

Mehdi Ordikhani-Seyedlar: What Happens in Your Brain When You Pay Attention? (Transcript)

Mehdi Ordikhani-Seyedlar – TED Talk TRANSCRIPT Paying close attention to something: Not that easy, is it? It’s because our attention is pulled in so many different directions at a time, and it’s in fact pretty impressive if you can stay focused. Many people think that attention is all about what we are focusing on, but […]

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Education

Charles C. Mann: How Will We Survive When the Population Hits 10 Billion? (Transcript)

Charles C. Mann is an American journalist and author, specializing in scientific topics. His book 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus won the National Academies Communication Award for best book of the year. Here is the full text of Charles’ TED Talk titled “How Will We Survive When the Population Hits 10 Billion?” […]

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Education

How to Speak Up When You Feel Like You Can’t: Adam Galinsky at TEDxNewYork (Transcript)

Adam Galinsky – American psychologist Speaking up is hard to do. I understood the true meaning of this phrase exactly one month ago when my wife and I became new parents. It was an amazing moment. It was exhilarating and elating, but it was also scary and terrifying. It got particularly terrifying when we got home […]

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Health

What Happens When You Have a Disease Doctors Can’t Diagnose at Jennifer Brea (Transcript)

Jennifer Brea – TRANSCRIPT Hi. Thank you. [Jennifer Brea is sound-sensitive. The live audience was asked to applaud ASL-style, in silence] So, five years ago, this was me. I was a PhD student at Harvard, and I loved to travel. I had just gotten engaged to marry the love of my life. I was 28, and […]

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Education

When a Tree Calls for Help: Topher White at TEDxCERN (Full Transcript)

Topher White – TRANSCRIPT (Forest noises) In the summer of 2011, as a tourist, I visited the rainforests of Borneo for the very first time, and as you might imagine, it was the overwhelming sounds of the forest that struck me the most. There’s this constant cacophony of noise. Some things actually do stick out. […]

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Education

When we redesign instruments, everyone becomes a musician: Richard Cooke at TEDxMileHigh (Transcript)

Richard Cooke – TRANSCRIPT In this modern world, our ears are filled with intricate, professional music; and it’s easy to forget that at its essence, music is very simple. As a young child, it was impossible for me to hear that wonderful music without wanting to play it too. And so it was with high […]

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Education

How to Change Careers When You’re Lost: Felicia Ricci at TEDxYale (Full Transcript)

Felicia Ricci – TRANSCRIPT Hi, everyone. I’m Felicia, that says there. This is really exciting. I actually took professor Chun’s class when I was at Yale. He is awesome. So, it’s honored to be here. The past three years of my life have been a whirlwind. I moved three times, I wrote two books, I published […]

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Life & Style

The Way to TuRN When Life Happens: Deborah Shapiro at TEDxYouth@GDRHS (Transcript)

Here is the full transcript of Deborah Shapiro’s TEDx Talk: The Way to TuRN When Life Happens at TEDxYouth@GDRHS conference. TRANSCRIPT:  All right, so in preparation for this talk, I asked high-school students to tell me what makes them feel angry. As I read a few of their responses, I invite you to read along. […]

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Education

Les Brown: Find Yourself When You’re Feeling Lost (Transcript)

Les Brown – Motivational speaker And I went for a walk in a park thinking about this guy whose life was so promising and I mean he wasn’t an old guy, he was quite young in fact. And I thought about all of the things that he said he was going to do and he […]

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Life & Style

Jessica Gimeno: How to Get Stuff Done When You are Depressed at TEDxPilsenWomen (Transcript)

Here is the full transcript of Jessica Gimeno’s TEDx Talk: How to Get Stuff Done When You are Depressed at TEDxPilsenWomen conference. TRANSCRIPT: Depression takes practice. Now, some of you may hear that and say: “Jessica, that’s preposterous. Do you know my boss? Have you met my ex? Don’t you know that mental illness runs […]