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The best kindergarten you’ve ever seen

The best kindergarten you’ve ever seen | TED-tastic! | Scoop.it
At this school in Tokyo, five-year-olds cause traffic jams and windows are for Santa to climb into. Meet: the world's cutest kindergarten, designed by architect Takaharu Tezuka. In this charming talk, he walks us through a design process that really lets kids be kids.
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Louie Schwartzberg: Nature. Beauty. Gratitude.

TED Talks Nature’s beauty can be easily missed -- but not through Louie Schwartzberg’s lens.
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Richard St. John's 8 secrets of success

TED Talks Why do people succeed? Is it because they're smart? Or are they just lucky? Neither. Analyst Richard St. John condenses years of interviews into an unmissable 3-minute slideshow on the real secrets of success.
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Peter Benson: How Youth Thrive.

Peter L. Benson, president and CEO of Minneapolis-based Search Institute, is one of the world's leading authorities on positive human development. Dr. Benson...
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Nigel Marsh: How to make work-life balance work

TED Talks Work-life balance, says Nigel Marsh, is too important to be left in the hands of your employer.
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Ron Gutman: The hidden power of smiling

TED Talks Ron Gutman reviews a raft of studies about smiling, and reveals some surprising results. Did you know your smile can be a predictor of how long you'll live -- and that a simple smile has a measurable effect on your overall well-being?
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Hans Rosling's new insights on poverty

TED Talks Researcher Hans Rosling uses his cool data tools to show how countries are pulling themselves out of poverty. He demos Dollar Street, comparing households of varying income levels worldwide.
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Ryan Lobo: Photographing the hidden story

TED Talks Ryan Lobo has traveled the world, taking photographs that tell stories of unusual human lives.
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Chris Anderson: How web video powers global innovation

TED Talks TED's Chris Anderson says the rise of web video is driving a worldwide phenomenon he calls Crowd Accelerated Innovation -- a self-fueling cycle of learning that could be as significant as the invention of print.
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Marco Tempest: The magic of truth and lies (and iPods)

TED Talks Using three iPods like magical props, Marco Tempest spins a clever, surprisingly heartfelt meditation on truth and lies, art and emotion.
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Chade-Meng Tan: Everyday compassion at Google

TED Talks Google's "Jolly Good Fellow," Chade-Meng Tan, talks about how the company practices compassion in its everyday business -- and its bold side projects.
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Julian Treasure: 5 ways to listen better

TED Talks In our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure, "We are losing our listening." In this short, fascinating talk, Treasure shares five ways to re-tune your ears for conscious listening -- to other people and the world...
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John Green on Paper Towns and Why Learning is Awesome | TED Talks - YouTube

Some of us learn best in the classroom, and some of us ... well, we don't. But we still love to learn, to find out new things about the world and challenge o...
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Joe Sabia: The technology of storytelling

TED Talks iPad storyteller Joe Sabia introduces us to Lothar Meggendorfer, who created a bold technology for storytelling: the pop-up book.
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Richard Wilkinson: How economic inequality harms societies | Video on TED.com

Richard Wilkinson charts the hard data on economic inequality, and shows what gets worse when rich and poor are too far apart: real effects on health, lifespan, even such basic values as trust.
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TEDxEast - Nancy Duarte uncovers common structure of greatest communicators 11/11/2010

TEDxEast INTERCONNECTIVITY - 11.11.10: -Nancy Duarte- That Resonates with Me! Why are some presentations spellbinding and some not? Well, this is the questio...
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Raghava KK: Shake up your story

TED Talks Artist Raghava KK demos his new children's book for iPad with a fun feature: when you shake it, the story -- and your perspective -- changes. In this charming short talk, he invites all of us to shake up our perspective a little bit.
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JR's TED Prize wish: Use art to turn the world inside out

TED Talks JR, a semi-anonymous French street artist, uses his camera to show the world its true face, by pasting photos of the human face across massive canvases.
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Jake Shimabukuro plays "Bohemian Rhapsody"

TED Talks Jake Shimabukuro strums monster sounds out of the tiny Hawaiian ukulele, as he plays a cover of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody." A sensational performance from TED2010 -- it'll send shivers down your spine.
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Jamie Oliver's TED Prize wish: Teach every child about food

TED Talks Sharing powerful stories from his anti-obesity project in Huntington, W. Va., TED Prize winner Jamie Oliver makes the case for an all-out assault on our ignorance of food.
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Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids

TED Talks Child prodigy Adora Svitak says the world needs "childish" thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism.
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Morgan Spurlock: The greatest TED Talk ever sold

TED Talks With humor and persistence, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock dives into the hidden but influential world of brand marketing, on his quest to make a completely sponsored film about sponsorship.
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Roger Ebert: Remaking my voice

TED Talks When film critic Roger Ebert lost his lower jaw to cancer, he lost the ability to eat and speak. But he did not lose his voice.
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Harald Haas: Wireless data from every light bulb | Video on TED.com

TED Talks What if every light bulb in the world could also transmit data? At TEDGlobal, Harald Haas demonstrates, for the first time, a device that could do exactly that.
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