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‘To This Day’ Live at TED


Spoken word artist Shane Koyczan gives a live performance of "To This Day" in a TED Talk. Accompanied by a violinist, as well as the crowdsourced animation from the viral video (with million views and counting), Shane also gives a longer introduction with more talk about bullying and growing up.

Rousing, touching, funny and sad, this is a beautiful performance that received a standing ovation. Transcript available in nine languages.

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Help for Anxiety in Teens


Solome Tibebu, creator of the web site Anxiety In Teens, gives a TEDx Talk about her experiences with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and panic attacks. As a youth (not that she's old now, in her early twenties) she felt alone and had difficulty reaching out for help, but once she accessed professional care was able to work on managing the disorder and living a healthier life.

She created Anxiety for Teens because when she was a...
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The Benefits of Mindfulness


The Practice of Mindfulness

A former Buddhist nun who is now the director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA Mindful Awareness Center reveals her own discovery and practice of mindfulness, discusses some scientific studies, and talks about mental and physical health benefits.

She defines mindfulness as paying attention to our present experience. It's interrupting our automatic pilot, which gives our lives new vitality. Children are very mindful but as we grow up we lose that sense of presence. With practice we can...
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Introverts in an Extroverted Society


Susan Cain: The power of introverts

- The author of "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking" gives a passionate talk about the value of introversion.

Western society promotes extroverts and outgoing entrepreneurs, but introverts offer much to give in different ways. Designing schools, workplaces and other institutions for extroverts is a bias, and hinders the talents of the rest of the world.

"There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas," she...
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Brene Brown Speaks About Shame


Brené Brown: Listening to shame

- After her awesome 2010 TEDxHouston talk on vulnerability went viral, with close to 4 million views, Brown was invited to speak at the main TED conference in Long Beach this year. With warm humour she describes what happened in her life after becoming famous, while quick to point out she must "dance with the one you came with" and continue to talk about her research on shame, which led to conclusions on...
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