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Why Noise is Bad for Your Health: Mathias Basner (Transcript)

Mathias Basner studies how the noise we hear everywhere throughout our daily lives affects our health in ways that go far beyond our hearing. In this talk you will discover the science behind how noise affects your health and sleep — and how you can get more of the benefits of the sound of silence.  …

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Joel Levine: Why we need to go back to Mars (Transcript)

Joel Levine – TEDxNASA November 2009 TRANSCRIPT I want to talk about 4.6 billion years of history in 18 minutes. That’s 300 million years per minute. Let’s start with the first photograph NASA obtained of planet Mars. This is fly-by, Mariner IV. It was taken in 1965. When this picture appeared, that well-known scientific journal, The …

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The Real Risk of Forgiveness And Why It’s Worth It: Sarah Montana (Transcript)

Sarah Montana is a writer, editor, and branded content producer. In this vulnerable and heartfelt talk, Sarah takes us through her journey of forgiving her family’s killer.  Here is the full text of her talk titled “The Real Risk of Forgiveness — And Why It’s Worth It” at TEDxLincolnSquare conference. Sarah Montana – TEDx Talk …

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Why being Respectful to your Coworkers is Good for Business: Christine Porath (Transcript)

In this science-backed talk, leadership researcher Christine Porath shares surprising insights about the costs of rudeness and shows how little acts of respect can boost your professional success — and your company’s bottom line. Christine Porath – TED Talk TRANSCRIPT Who do you want to be? It’s a simple question, and whether you know it …

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Kate Raworth: Why It’s Time for ‘Doughnut Economics’ (Full Transcript)

Kate Raworth is an English economist working for the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge. She is known for her work on the ‘doughnut economics’, which she understands as an economic model that balances between essential human needs and planetary boundaries. Below is the full text of Kate Raworth’s talk titled ‘Why It’s …

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Why I Chose My LGBTQ Daughter Over the Evangelical Church: Susan Cottrell (Transcript)

Susan Cottrell is the prominent voice for faith parents of LGBTQ children, as a national speaker, teacher and theologian. Here is the full text of Susan’s talk titled “Why I Chose My LGBTQ Daughter Over the Evangelical Church” at TEDxMileHigh. Susan Cottrell – TEDx Talk TRANSCRIPT I come from a large, wounded family. By the …

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Dr. Joel Levine: The Exploration and Colonization of Mars: Why Mars? Why Humans?

TRANSCRIPT:  Let me tell you how special this is for me. I’ve worked, as Andy said, at NASA for 41 years. I was involved in half a dozen successful missions to Mars. I presented over 500 presentations about the results in 50 countries around the world, and yet today is the first time they put …

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Why Should You Read Kurt Vonnegut? – Mia Nacamulli (Transcript)

TED-Ed Video Lesson Transcript:  Billy Pilgrim can’t sleep because he knows aliens will arrive to abduct him in one hour. He knows the aliens are coming because he has become “unstuck” in time, causing him to experience events out of chronological order. Over the course of Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five, he hops back and forth …

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Why Don’t Poisonous Animals Poison Themselves? – Rebecca D. Tarvin (Transcript)

TED-Ed Video Lesson Transcript:  One fine day, when Charles Darwin was still a student at Cambridge, the budding naturalist tore some old bark off a tree and found two rare beetles underneath. He’d just taken one beetle in each hand when he spotted a third beetle. Stashing one of the insects in his mouth for …

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Why Sitting is Bad for You: Murat Dalkilinç (Transcript)

Murat Dalkilinç: Right now, you’re probably sitting down to watch this video and staying seated for a few minutes to view; it is probably okay. But the longer you stay put, the more agitated your body becomes. It sits there counting down the moments until you stand up again and take it for a walk. That …

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Alexander Oswald: Why Kenyans Do It Better (Full Transcript)

Full transcript of mobile marketing manager Alexander Oswald’s TEDx Talk: Why Kenyans do it better at TEDxVienna conference. This event occurred on November 3, 2012. Notable quote from this talk:  “It’s obvious, because nobody wants to queue up, so you just order, you get a bag, you pay, or you might have already paid through M-Pesa. That works …

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