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Philip Zimbardo: The demise of guys?
Psychologist Philip Zimbardo asks, “Why are boys struggling?” He shares some stats (lower graduation rates, greater worries about intimacy and relationships) and suggests a few reasons—and he asks for your help!
Eve Ensler: Suddenly, my body
Poet, writer, activist Eve Ensler lived in her head. In this powerful talk from TEDWomen, she talks about her lifelong disconnection from her body—and how two shocking events helped her to connect with the reality, the physicality of being human.
Caroline Casey: Looking past limits
Activist Caroline Casey tells the story of her extraordinary life, starting with a revelation (no spoilers). In a talk that challenges perceptions, Casey asks us all to move beyond the limits we may think we have.
Adam Ostrow: After your final status update
Many of us have a social media presence—a virtual personality made up of status updates, tweets and connections, stored in the cloud. Adam Ostrow asks a big question: What happens to that personality after you’ve died? Could it … live on?
Courtney Martin: Reinventing feminism
Blogger Courtney Martin examines the perennially loaded word “feminism” in this personal and heartfelt talk. She talks through the three essential paradoxes of her generation’s quest to define the term for themselves.
Julian Treasure: 5 ways to listen better
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 around you.
Thandie Newton: Embracing otherness, embracing myself
Actor Thandie Newton tells the story of finding her “otherness”—first, as a child growing up in two distinct cultures, and then as an actor playing with many different selves. A warm, wise talk, fresh from stage at TEDGlobal 2011.