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Reads tagged with “TED”

Brené Brown on the Building Blocks of Wholeheartedness
Brené Brown on the Building Blocks of Wholeheartedness

“In order for connection to happen, we have to allow ourselves to be seen — really seen.”

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Wanderlust: Four Minutes of Cinematic Aliveness
Wanderlust: Four Minutes of Cinematic Aliveness

From South America to New Zealand, a global journey of vitalizing beauty.

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Street Artist JR Wins 2011 TED Prize
Street Artist JR Wins 2011 TED Prize

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Steven Johnson on Where Good Ideas Come From
Steven Johnson on Where Good Ideas Come From

“Chance favors the connected mind.”

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Capitalism Five Ways, Animated
Capitalism Five Ways, Animated

What smiling has to do with personal redemption and the economic outlook.

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5 Essential Books and Talks on the Psychology of Choice
5 Essential Books and Talks on the Psychology of Choice

The psychology of spaghetti sauce and why too many jams make you lose your appetite.

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Sir Ken Robinson on Creativity and Changing Educational Paradigms
Sir Ken Robinson on Creativity and Changing Educational Paradigms

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RIP Benoît Mandelbrot: Remembering The Father of Fractals
RIP Benoît Mandelbrot: Remembering The Father of Fractals

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Opening Lines: How Famous Creators Got Their Start
Opening Lines: How Famous Creators Got Their Start

Stick-to-itiveness, the case for self-delusion, and what Steve Jobs has to do with illegal phones.

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Bees, Bees, Bees: In Praise of an Extraordinary Creature
Bees, Bees, Bees: In Praise of an Extraordinary Creature

10,000 buzzing pixels, the real source of your breakfast, and what electron microscopes have to do with art.

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