Author Archive for: ‘KimDebroux’

End Polio Now | Jennifer Jones | TEDxPurdueU

(15:57) Published on May 3, 2017 How do you eradicate a disease? This is the question that Jennifer will answer as she shares the story of Polio eradication. It is a disease on the brink of extinction and the finish line is in sight. It is a complex tale complete with heroic and deadly twists and turns. Discover what the …

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Look Again: Sex Trafficking in your Own Backyard | Elizabeth Melendez Fisher | TEDxOakParkWomen

(18:25) Elizabeth Melendez Fisher, Selah Freedom CEO and President, gives a surprising look into the world of sex trafficking and challenges communities to look again at this issue. Her passionate approach stretches our understanding of this matter from being an “over-there” problem, taking place in third-world countries and unleashes the realities of what it looks like in our own backyard. …

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Change Your Mindset and Achieve Anything | Colin O’Brady | TEDxPortland

(18:07) Published on Jul 11, 2017 In this epic Talk, Colin O’Brady, explains his journey back from a tragic burn accident only to ascend to the 7 tallest mountains and two poles on earth – in world record time. His idea is centered around mindfulness and how one can achieve anything no matter the circumstances. With special thanks to the …

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Using video games to foster community and social interaction | Stuart Duncan | TEDxYorkU

(11:21) Meet the father who created a Minecraft community for people with autism. Stuart Duncan created the Autcraft Minecraft server for people with autism and their families in response to a need. Parents were reaching out to other parents because their autistic children were being bullied on public servers. The Autcraft server launched in 2013 and grew very quickly due …

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How to make diseases disappear | Rangan Chatterjee | TEDxLiverpool

(18:28) Published on Dec 5, 2016 Can you actually make a disease disappear? Dr Rangan Chatterjee thinks you can. Often referred to as the doctor of the future, Rangan is changing the way that we look at illness and how medicine will be practised in years to come. He highlighted his methods in the groundbreaking BBC TV show, Doctor In …

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Ian Riseley, 2017-18 Rotary President, Peace Conference closing remarks

Published on Jun 19, 2017 Closing remarks at the 2017 Presidential Peace Conference in Atlanta, 10 June 2017. (13:50)

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Learning to be awesome at anything you do, including being a leader | Tasha Eurich | TEDxMileHigh

Can we learn to lead, or is leadership something we’re born with? In this thought-provoking talk, Tasha Eurich shares a prescription to be not just awesome at leadership, but anything else you want to improve. With a contagious passion and energy, Tasha Eurich pairs her scientific savvy in human behavior with a practical approach to solving business challenges. Her life’s …

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Laura Vanderkam: How to gain control of your free time

  Published on Mar 30, 2017 TEDWomen 2016 · Filmed October 2016 · 11:54 There are 168 hours in each week. How do we find time for what matters most? Time management expert Laura Vanderkam studies how busy people spend their lives, and she’s discovered that many of us drastically overestimate our commitments each week, while underestimating the time we …

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Why some of us don’t have one true calling | Emilie Wapnick

What do you want to be when you grow up? Well, if you’re not sure you want to do just one thing for the rest of your life, you’re not alone. In this illuminating talk, writer and artist Emilie Wapnick describes the kind of people she calls “multipotentialites” — who have a range of interests and jobs over one lifetime. …

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Quit social media | Dr. Cal Newport | TEDxTysons

Published on Sep 19, 2016 ‘Deep work’ will make you better at what you do. You will achieve more in less time. And feel the sense of true fulfilment that comes from the mastery of a skill. Cal Newport is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University. In addition to studying the theoretical foundations of our digital age, …

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