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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
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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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  • 3 ways to spot a bad statistic | Mona Chalabi

    Polls that predict political candidates’ chances to two decimal places are a problem. But we shouldn’t count out stats altogether … instead, we should learn to look behind them. In this delightful, hilarious talk, data journalist Mona Chalabi shares handy tips to help question, interpret and truly understand what the numbers are saying.

    CONKApril 18, 2017
    2,475 votes, average: 4.65 out of 52,475 votes, average: 4.65 out of 52,475 votes, average: 4.65 out of 52,475 votes, average: 4.65 out of 52,475 votes, average: 4.65 out of 5
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  • Why civilians suffer more once a war is over | Margaret Bourdeaux

    Physician and global health policy analyst Margaret Bourdeaux proposes a bold approach to post-conflict recovery that focuses on building strong, resilient health systems that protect vulnerable populations. The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less).

    CONKApril 14, 2017
    735 votes, average: 4.51 out of 5735 votes, average: 4.51 out of 5735 votes, average: 4.51 out of 5735 votes, average: 4.51 out of 5735 votes, average: 4.51 out of 5
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  • Asking for help is a strength, not a weakness | Michele L. Sullivan

    We all go through challenges — some you can see, most you can’t, says Michele L. Sullivan. In a talk about perspective, Sullivan shares stories full of wit and wisdom and reminds us that we’re all part of each other’s support systems.

    CONKApril 13, 2017
    1,611 votes, average: 4.84 out of 51,611 votes, average: 4.84 out of 51,611 votes, average: 4.84 out of 51,611 votes, average: 4.84 out of 51,611 votes, average: 4.84 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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  • A burial practice that nourishes the planet | Caitlin Doughty

    Here’s a question we all have to answer sooner or later: What do you want to happen to your body when you die? Mortician and funeral director Caitlin Doughty explores new ways to prepare us for inevitable mortality.

    CONKApril 4, 2017
    1,439 votes, average: 4.70 out of 51,439 votes, average: 4.70 out of 51,439 votes, average: 4.70 out of 51,439 votes, average: 4.70 out of 51,439 votes, average: 4.70 out of 5
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  • Beautiful new words to describe obscure emotions | John Koenig

    Here, he meditates on the meaning we assign to words and how these meanings latch onto us.

    CONKApril 1, 2017
    1,928 votes, average: 4.90 out of 51,928 votes, average: 4.90 out of 51,928 votes, average: 4.90 out of 51,928 votes, average: 4.90 out of 51,928 votes, average: 4.90 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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  • Stories from a home for terminally ill children | Kathy Hull

    To honor and celebrate young lives cut short, Kathy Hull founded the first freestanding pediatric palliative care facility in the United States, the George Mark Children’s House. Its mission: to give terminally ill children and their families a peaceful place to say goodbye.

    CONKMarch 25, 2017
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  • What I learned from 2,000 obituaries | Lux Narayan

    Lux Narayan starts his day with scrambled eggs and the question: “Who died today?” Why? Here he shares what those immortalized in print can teach us about a life well lived.

    CONKMarch 24, 2017
    1,173 votes, average: 4.80 out of 51,173 votes, average: 4.80 out of 51,173 votes, average: 4.80 out of 51,173 votes, average: 4.80 out of 51,173 votes, average: 4.80 out of 5
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  • The data behind Hollywood’s sexism | Stacy Smith

    Where are all the women and girls in film? Social scientist Stacy Smith analyzes how the media underrepresents and portrays women — and the potentially destructive effects those portrayals have on viewers.

    CONKMarch 22, 2017
    3,834 votes, average: 1.19 out of 53,834 votes, average: 1.19 out of 53,834 votes, average: 1.19 out of 53,834 votes, average: 1.19 out of 53,834 votes, average: 1.19 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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  • The racial politics of time | Brittney Cooper

    Cultural theorist Brittney Cooper examines racism through the lens of time, showing us how historically it has been stolen from people of color, resulting in lost moments of joy and connection, lost years of healthy quality of life and the delay of progress.

    CONKMarch 15, 2017
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  • Don’t fear superintelligent AI | Grady Booch

    New tech spawns new anxieties, says scientist and philosopher Grady Booch, but we don’t need to be afraid an all-powerful, unfeeling AI. Booch allays our worst (sci-fi induced) fears about superintelligent computers by explaining how we’ll teach, not program, them to share our values.

    CONKMarch 14, 2017
    2,069 votes, average: 4.36 out of 52,069 votes, average: 4.36 out of 52,069 votes, average: 4.36 out of 52,069 votes, average: 4.36 out of 52,069 votes, average: 4.36 out of 5
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  • How racism harms pregnant women — and what can help | Miriam Zoila Pérez

    Racism is making people sick — especially black women and babies, says Miriam Zoila Pérez. The doula turned journalist explores the relationship between race, class and illness and tells us about a radically compassionate prenatal care program that can buffer pregnant women from the stress that people of color face every day.

    CONKMarch 9, 2017
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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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  • 4 ways to make a city more walkable | Jeff Speck

    Freedom from cars, freedom from sprawl, freedom to walk your city! City planner Jeff Speck shares his “general theory of walkability” — four planning principles to transform sprawling cities of six-lane highways and 600-foot blocks into safe, walkable oases full of bike lanes and tree-lined streets.

    CONKMarch 3, 2017
    1,665 votes, average: 4.88 out of 51,665 votes, average: 4.88 out of 51,665 votes, average: 4.88 out of 51,665 votes, average: 4.88 out of 51,665 votes, average: 4.88 out of 5
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