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Scott Dinsmore: How to find work you love | TED Talk | TED.com

Scott Dinsmore: How to find work you love | TED Talk | TED.com | My Updates | Scoop.it
Scott Dinsmore quit a job that made him miserable, and spent the next four years wondering how to find work that was joyful and meaningful. He shares what he learned in this deceptively simple talk about finding out what matters to you — and then getting started doing it.
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Gorgeous portraits of the world's vanishing people

Gorgeous portraits of the world's vanishing people | My Updates | Scoop.it
When Jimmy Nelson traveled to Siberia to photograph the Chukchi people, elders told him: "You cannot photograph us. You have to wait, you have to wait until you get to know us, you have to wait until you understand us." In this gorgeously photo-filled talk, join Nelson's quest to understand -- the world, other people, himself -- by making astonishing portraits of the world's vanishing tribes and cultures.
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Living Wild in Liuwa - Africa Geographic Magazine

redefining our perceptions about communities in conservation.
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Why English, Not Mandarin, Is the Language of Innovation

Why English, Not Mandarin, Is the Language of Innovation | My Updates | Scoop.it
It’s the standard for global business, information exchange, and technology.
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Gamification Advocates Try Really, Really Hard to Make Work Fun

Gamification Advocates Try Really, Really Hard to Make Work Fun | My Updates | Scoop.it
Companies want to lighten up boring day jobs with productivity-boosting games, but only a few are reaching the next level.
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From Google To Congress, '60 Minutes' Explores The Rise Of Mindfulness

From Google To Congress, '60 Minutes' Explores The Rise Of Mindfulness | My Updates | Scoop.it
Anderson Cooper explores the science behind meditation.
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The art of stillness

The art of stillness | My Updates | Scoop.it
The place that travel writer Pico Iyer would most like to go? Nowhere. In a counterintuitive and lyrical meditation, Iyer takes a look at the incredible insight that comes with taking time for stillness. In our world of constant movement and distraction, he teases out strategies we all can use to take back a few minutes out of every day, or a few days out of every season. It’s the talk for anyone who feels overwhelmed by the demands for our world.
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In Zambia, babies thrive when health workers team up - Futurity

In Zambia, babies thrive when health workers team up - Futurity | My Updates | Scoop.it
One way to lower the child mortality rates in rural Zambia may be to assemble health care teams that make home visits, new research shows.
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How painting can transform communities

How painting can transform communities | My Updates | Scoop.it
Artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn create community art by painting entire neighborhoods, and involving those who live there -- from the favelas of Rio to the streets of North Philadelphia. What's made their projects succeed? In this funny and inspiring talk, the artists explain their art-first approach -- and the importance of a neighborhood barbecue.
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The leaders who ruined Africa, and the generation who can fix it

The leaders who ruined Africa, and the generation who can fix it | My Updates | Scoop.it
Before he hit eighteen, Fred Swaniker had lived in Ghana, Gambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. What he learned from a childhood across Africa was that while good leaders can't make much of a difference in societies with strong institutions, in countries with weak structures, leaders could make or break a country. In a passionate talk the entrepreneur and TED Fellow looks at different generations of African leaders and imagines how to develop the leadership of the future.
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My father, locked in his body but soaring free

My father, locked in his body but soaring free | My Updates | Scoop.it
In 2011 Ronnie Cahana suffered a severe stroke that left him with locked-in syndrome: completely paralyzed except for his eyes. While this might shatter a normal person’s mental state, Cahana found peace in “dimming down the external chatter,” and “fell in love with life and body anew.” In a somber, emotional talk, his daughter Kitra shares how she documented her father's spiritual experience, as he helped guide others even in a state of seeming helplessness.
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Sanitation is a basic human right

Sanitation is a basic human right | My Updates | Scoop.it
Warning: This talk might contain much more than you’d ever want to know about the way the world poops. But as sanitation activist (and TED Fellow) Francis de los Reyes asks — doesn’t everyone deserve a safe place to go?
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Green roofs take root to reduce flooding, save energy

Green roofs take root to reduce flooding, save energy | My Updates | Scoop.it
A roof covered with vegetation, known as a green roof, has been gaining popularity because of its environmental benefit.
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What really matters at the end of life

What really matters at the end of life | My Updates | Scoop.it
At the end of our lives, what do we most wish for? For many, it’s simply comfort, respect, love. BJ Miller is a palliative care physician who thinks deeply about how to create a dignified, graceful end of life for his patients. Take the time to savor this moving talk, which asks big questions about how we think on death and honor life.
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Magical houses, made of bamboo

Magical houses, made of bamboo | My Updates | Scoop.it
You've never seen buildings like this. The stunning bamboo homes built by Elora Hardy and her team in Bali twist, curve and surprise at every turn. They defy convention because the bamboo itself is so enigmatic. No two poles of bamboo are alike, so every home, bridge and bathroom is exquisitely unique. In this beautiful, immersive talk, she shares the potential of bamboo, as both a sustainable resource and a spark for the imagination. "We have had to invent our own rules," she says.
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How to let altruism be your guide

How to let altruism be your guide | My Updates | Scoop.it
What is altruism? Put simply, it's the wish that other people may be happy. And, says Matthieu Ricard, a happiness researcher and a Buddhist monk, altruism is also a great lens for making decisions, both for the short and long term, in work and in life.
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Why the workday should be 10–6, not 9–5

Research suggests a later start could lead to better sleep — and health.
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The wonderful and terrifying implications of computers that can learn

The wonderful and terrifying implications of computers that can learn | My Updates | Scoop.it
What happens when we teach a computer how to learn? Technologist Jeremy Howard shares some surprising new developments in the fast-moving field of deep learning, a technique that can give computers the ability to learn Chinese, or to recognize objects in photos, or to help think through a medical diagnosis. (One deep learning tool, after watching hours of YouTube, taught itself the concept of “cats.”) Get caught up on a field that will change the way the computers around you behave … sooner than
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What veterinarians know that doctors don't

What veterinarians know that doctors don't | My Updates | Scoop.it
What do you call a veterinarian that can only take care of one species? A physician. In a fascinating talk, Barbara Natterson-Horowitz shares how a species-spanning approach to health can improve medical care of the human animal -- particularly when it comes to mental health.
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What the people of the Amazon know that you don’t

What the people of the Amazon know that you don’t | My Updates | Scoop.it
"The greatest and most endangered species in the Amazon rainforest is not the jaguar or the harpy eagle," says Mark Plotkin, "It's the isolated and uncontacted tribes." In an energetic and sobering talk, the ethnobotanist brings us into the world of the forest's indigenous tribes and the incredible medicinal plants that their shamans use to heal. He outlines the challenges and perils that are endangering them — and their wisdom — and urges us to protect this irreplaceable repository of knowledge
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The transformative power of classical music

The transformative power of classical music | My Updates | Scoop.it
Benjamin Zander has two infectious passions: classical music, and helping us all realize our untapped love for it -- and by extension, our untapped love for all new possibilities, new experiences, new connections.
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Mozart...

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Revealing the lost codex of Archimedes

Revealing the lost codex of Archimedes | My Updates | Scoop.it
How do you read a two-thousand-year-old manuscript that has been erased, cut up, written on and painted over? With a powerful particle accelerator, of course! Ancient books curator William Noel tells the fascinating story behind the Archimedes palimpsest, a Byzantine prayer book containing previously-unknown original writings from ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes and others.
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What do we do with all this big data?

What do we do with all this big data? | My Updates | Scoop.it
Does a set of data make you feel more comfortable? More successful? Then your interpretation of it is likely wrong. In a surprisingly moving talk, Susan Etlinger explains why, as we receive more and more data, we need to deepen our critical thinking skills. Because it's hard to move beyond counting things to really understanding them.
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One more reason to get a good night’s sleep

One more reason to get a good night’s sleep | My Updates | Scoop.it
The brain uses a quarter of the body's entire energy supply, yet only accounts for about two percent of the body's mass. So how does this unique organ receive and, perhaps more importantly, rid itself of vital nutrients? New research suggests it has to do with sleep.
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Why does the universe exist?

Why does the universe exist? | My Updates | Scoop.it
Why is there something instead of nothing? In other words: Why does the universe exist (and why are we in it)? Philosopher and writer Jim Holt follows this question toward three possible answers. Or four. Or none.
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