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Sugar – The elephant in the kitchen

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The Way We Think About Charity is Dead Wrong

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The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans

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The taboo secret to better health | Molly Winter

(12:22) Our poop and pee have superpowers, but for the most part we don’t harness them. Molly Winter faces down our squeamishness and asks us to see what goes down the toilet as a resource, one that can help fight climate change, spur innovation and even save us money.

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If your life is your biggest project, why not design it? | Ayse Birsel | TEDxCannes

(14:14) Ayse Birsel believes that if you have the desire to explore your life from a new point of view, think about it proactively, and change it creatively, there is a way to design the life you love. Birsel is the co-founder of Birsel + Seck, an award-winning, New York design studio working with Fortune 500 companies to bring simplicity, …

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How adaptive clothing empowers people with disabilities | Mindy Scheier

(13:41) Do you have a favorite T-shirt or pair of jeans that transforms you and makes you feel confident — makes you feel like you? That’s because what you wear can affect your mood, your health and your self-esteem, says fashion designer Mindy Scheier. Inspired by her son, who was born with a degenerative disorder that makes it hard for …

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A Zero Energy, Water, Waste Future | Mike Dieterich | TEDxHerndon

Mike discusses the future of energy, water, and waste in our built environment. He suggests how we can zero our human footprint. Mike Dieterich is a LEED Accredited Professional, environmental scientist, award winning producer, and bestselling author. He has worked in the sustainability industry and explored the environment throughout United States, Australia, Mexico, Costa Rica, Algeria and Kenya, over the …

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3 thoughtful ways to conserve water | Lana Mazahreh

(11:23) According to the UN, nearly one in three people worldwide live in a country facing a water crisis, and less than five percent of the world lives in a country that has more water today than it did 20 years ago. Lana Mazahreh grew up in Jordan, a state that has experienced absolute water scarcity since 1973, where she …

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“Good” and “bad” are incomplete stories we tell ourselves | Heather Lanier

(13:36) Heather Lanier’s daughter Fiona has Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome, a genetic condition that results in developmental delays — but that doesn’t make her tragic, angelic or any of the other stereotypes about kids like her. In this talk about the beautiful, complicated, joyful and hard journey of raising a rare girl, Lanier questions our assumptions about what makes a life “good” …

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You aren’t at the mercy of your emotions — your brain creates them | Lisa Feldman Barrett

(18:28) Can you look at someone’s face and know what they’re feeling? Does everyone experience happiness, sadness and anxiety the same way? What are emotions anyway? For the past 25 years, psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett has mapped facial expressions, scanned brains and analyzed hundreds of physiology studies to understand what emotions really are. She shares the results of her …

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