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TED Talk: Photos from a Storm Chaser

The night before my (outdoor) wedding, a storm was forming on the distant Midwestern horizon.  It had been predicted. As we drove back to the hotel from the rehearsal dinner, we watched a far off bank of gray and purple … Continue reading

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TED Talk: Designing Books Is No Laughing Matter. Okay, It Is.

I can make a pretty safe bet that you are not going to run into anyone like Chip Kidd in the course of your day.  He is, in a word, flamboyant. He is also a talented graphic designer for Alfred … Continue reading

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TED Talk: Extreme Swimming with the World’s Most Famous Jellyfish

Diane Nyad made a name for herself in the ’70s as a long-distance swimmer. She set several records that have yet to be broken. When Nyad turned sixty, she started to think about what she wanted to do with the … Continue reading

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TED Talk: Half a Million Secrets

Frank Warren knows a lot of secrets.  In fact, each week he receives over 1000 secrets by mail or email sent by people who hope they will anonymously post their secret on his website Post Secret, the most visited advertising-free … Continue reading

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TED Talk: A Broken Body Isn’t a Broken Person

Australian Janine Shepherd was on her way to the Olympics when she was hit by a truck during a training ride. Her body was broken and her dreams shattered. In this powerful TED Talk, Shepherd shares how she turned her … Continue reading

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TED Talk: Schools Kill Creativity

John Stuart Mill wrote, “That so few dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time.” I think Sir Ken Robinson would agree with Mill.  In this witty and intellectually stimulating TED Talk, Robinson explores the idea that … Continue reading

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TED Talk: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

Social psychologist and Harvard researcher Amy Cuddy studies body language. She is most interested in the question: “Do our minds change our bodies or do our bodies change our minds?” In this fascinating TED Talk, Cuddy explains how in two … Continue reading

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