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  • Why the only future worth building includes everyone | Pope Francis

    A single individual is enough for hope to exist, and that individual can be you, says His Holiness Pope Francis in this searing TED Talk delivered directly from Vatican City. In a hopeful message to people of all faiths, to those who have power as well as those who don’t, the spiritual leader provides illuminating commentary on the world as we currently find it and calls for equality, solidarity and tenderness to prevail.

    CONKApril 26, 2017
    2,998 votes, average: 4.35 out of 52,998 votes, average: 4.35 out of 52,998 votes, average: 4.35 out of 52,998 votes, average: 4.35 out of 52,998 votes, average: 4.35 out of 5
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  • Addiction is a disease. We should treat it like one | Michael Botticelli

    Only one in nine people in the United States gets the care and treatment they need for addiction and substance abuse. A former Director of National Drug Control Policy, Michael Botticelli is working to end this epidemic and treat people with addictions with kindness, compassion and fairness.

    CONKApril 22, 2017
    1,058 votes, average: 4.42 out of 51,058 votes, average: 4.42 out of 51,058 votes, average: 4.42 out of 51,058 votes, average: 4.42 out of 51,058 votes, average: 4.42 out of 5
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  • What young women believe about their own sexual pleasure | Peggy Orenstein

    Why do girls feel empowered to engage in sexual activity but not to enjoy it? For three years, author Peggy Orenstein interviewed girls ages 15 to 20 about their attitudes toward and experiences of sex.

    CONKApril 6, 2017
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  • Why women should tell the stories of humanity | Jude Kelly

    For many centuries (and for many reasons) critically acclaimed creative genius has generally come from a male perspective. As theater director Jude Kelly points out in this passionately reasoned talk, that skew affects how we interpret even non-fictional women’s stories and rights.

    CONKMarch 31, 2017
    2,460 votes, average: 1.08 out of 52,460 votes, average: 1.08 out of 52,460 votes, average: 1.08 out of 52,460 votes, average: 1.08 out of 52,460 votes, average: 1.08 out of 5
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  • To raise brave girls, encourage adventure | Caroline Paul

    Gutsy girls skateboard, climb trees, clamber around, fall down, scrape their knees, get right back up — and grow up to be brave women. Learn how to spark a little productive risk-taking and raise confident girls with stories and advice from firefighter, paraglider and all-around adventurer Caroline Paul.

    CONKMarch 29, 2017
    1,830 votes, average: 4.16 out of 51,830 votes, average: 4.16 out of 51,830 votes, average: 4.16 out of 51,830 votes, average: 4.16 out of 51,830 votes, average: 4.16 out of 5
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  • A few ways to fix a government | Charity Wayua

    She shares how she helped her government drastically improve its process for opening up new businesses, a crucial part of economic health and growth, leading to new investments and a World Bank recognition as a top reformer.

    CONKMarch 21, 2017
    988 votes, average: 4.45 out of 5988 votes, average: 4.45 out of 5988 votes, average: 4.45 out of 5988 votes, average: 4.45 out of 5988 votes, average: 4.45 out of 5
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  • I grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church. Here’s why I left | Megan Phelps-Roper

    everyone else? Megan Phelps-Roper shares details of life inside America’s most controversial church and describes how conversations on Twitter were key to her decision to leave it. In this extraordinary talk, she shares her personal experience of extreme polarization, along with some sharp ways we can learn to successfully engage across ideological lines.

    CONKMarch 7, 2017
    8,515 votes, average: 4.90 out of 58,515 votes, average: 4.90 out of 58,515 votes, average: 4.90 out of 58,515 votes, average: 4.90 out of 58,515 votes, average: 4.90 out of 5
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  • How to get better at the things you care about | Eduardo Briceño

    Working hard but not improving? You’re not alone. Eduardo Briceño reveals a simple way to think about getting better at the things you do, whether that’s work, parenting or creative hobbies.

    CONKFebruary 24, 2017
    2,828 votes, average: 4.93 out of 52,828 votes, average: 4.93 out of 52,828 votes, average: 4.93 out of 52,828 votes, average: 4.93 out of 52,828 votes, average: 4.93 out of 5
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  • Nationalism vs. globalism: the new political divide | Yuval Noah Harari

    How do we make sense of today’s political divisions? In a wide-ranging conversation full of insight, historian Yuval Harari places our current turmoil in a broader context, against the ongoing disruption of our technology, climate, media — even our notion of what humanity is for.

    CONKFebruary 22, 2017
    1,805 votes, average: 4.54 out of 51,805 votes, average: 4.54 out of 51,805 votes, average: 4.54 out of 51,805 votes, average: 4.54 out of 51,805 votes, average: 4.54 out of 5
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  • What we don’t know about Europe’s Muslim kids | Deeyah Khan

    In this powerful, emotional talk, the filmmaker unearths the rejection and isolation that many Muslim kids growing up in the West feel — and the deadly consequences of not embracing our youth before extremist groups do.

    CONKFebruary 17, 2017
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  • How to have better political conversations | Robb Willer

    Robb Willer studies the forces that unite and divide us. As a social psychologist, he researches how moral values — typically a source of division — can also be used to bring people together.

    CONKFebruary 10, 2017
    1,414 votes, average: 4.76 out of 51,414 votes, average: 4.76 out of 51,414 votes, average: 4.76 out of 51,414 votes, average: 4.76 out of 51,414 votes, average: 4.76 out of 5
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  • If a story moves you, act on it | Sisonke Msimang

    Stories are necessary, but they’re not as magical as they seem, says writer Sisonke Msimang. In this funny and thoughtful talk, Msimang questions our emphasis on storytelling and spotlights the decline of facts.

    CONKFebruary 3, 2017
    1,256 votes, average: 4.02 out of 51,256 votes, average: 4.02 out of 51,256 votes, average: 4.02 out of 51,256 votes, average: 4.02 out of 51,256 votes, average: 4.02 out of 5
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  • Want kids to learn well? Feed them well | Sam Kass

    What can we expect our kids to learn if they’re hungry or eating diets full of sugar and empty of nutrients? Former White House Chef and food policymaker Sam Kass discusses the role schools can play in nourishing students’ bodies in addition to their minds.

    CONKJanuary 31, 2017
    1,222 votes, average: 4.80 out of 51,222 votes, average: 4.80 out of 51,222 votes, average: 4.80 out of 51,222 votes, average: 4.80 out of 51,222 votes, average: 4.80 out of 5
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  • The world doesn’t need more nuclear weapons | Erika Gregory

    Today nine nations collectively control more than 15,000 nuclear weapons, each hundreds of times more powerful than those dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We don’t need more nuclear weapons; we need a new generation to face the unfinished challenge of disarmament started decades ago.

    CONKJanuary 26, 2017
    1,118 votes, average: 3.48 out of 51,118 votes, average: 3.48 out of 51,118 votes, average: 3.48 out of 51,118 votes, average: 3.48 out of 51,118 votes, average: 3.48 out of 5
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  • Are you a giver or a taker? | Adam Grant

    In every workplace, there are three basic kinds of people: givers, takers and matchers. Organizational psychologist Adam Grant breaks down these personalities and offers simple strategies to promote a culture of generosity and keep self-serving employees from taking more than their share.

    CONKJanuary 25, 2017
    3,364 votes, average: 4.91 out of 53,364 votes, average: 4.91 out of 53,364 votes, average: 4.91 out of 53,364 votes, average: 4.91 out of 53,364 votes, average: 4.91 out of 5
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  • It’s time to reclaim religion | Sharon Brous

    But Rabbi Sharon Brous believes we can reinvent religion to meet the needs of modern life. In this impassioned talk, Brous shares four principles of a revitalized religious practice and offers faith of all kinds as a hopeful counter-narrative to the numbing realities of violence, extremism and pessimism.

    CONKJanuary 24, 2017
    3,103 votes, average: 1.77 out of 53,103 votes, average: 1.77 out of 53,103 votes, average: 1.77 out of 53,103 votes, average: 1.77 out of 53,103 votes, average: 1.77 out of 5
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  • What happens when you have a disease doctors can’t diagnose | Jennifer Brea

    Five years ago, TED Fellow Jen Brea became progressively ill with myalgic encephalomyelitis, commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome, a debilitating illness that severely impairs normal activities and on bad days makes even the rustling of bed sheets unbearable.

    CONKJanuary 18, 2017
    2,073 votes, average: 4.84 out of 52,073 votes, average: 4.84 out of 52,073 votes, average: 4.84 out of 52,073 votes, average: 4.84 out of 52,073 votes, average: 4.84 out of 5
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  • It’s time for women to run for office | Halla Tómasdóttir

    With warmth and wit, Halla Tómasdóttir shares how she overcame media bias, changed the tone of the political debate and surprised her entire nation when she ran for president of Iceland — inspiring the next generation of leaders along the way.

    CONKDecember 2, 2016
    1,068 votes, average: 0.75 out of 51,068 votes, average: 0.75 out of 51,068 votes, average: 0.75 out of 51,068 votes, average: 0.75 out of 51,068 votes, average: 0.75 out of 5
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