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Let's put birth control back on the agenda | Melinda Gates Let's put birth control back on the agenda | Melinda Gates
Contraception. The topic has become controversial in recent years. But should it be? Melinda Gates believes that many of the world’s social change issues depend on ensuring that women are able to control their rate of having kids. In this significant talk, she makes the case for the world to[...]
Arthur Potts Dawson: A vision for sustainable restaurants Arthur Potts Dawson: A vision for sustainable restaurants
If you’ve been in a restaurant kitchen, you’ve seen how much food, water and energy can be wasted there. Chef Arthur Potts-Dawson shares his very personal vision for the waste-free restaurant — recycling, composting, sustainable engines for good (and good food). TEDTalks is a dai[...]
Ben Goldacre: Battling Bad Science Ben Goldacre: Battling Bad Science
Every day there are news reports of new health advice, but how can you know if they’re right? Doctor and epidemiologist Ben Goldacre shows us, at high speed, the ways evidence can be distorted, from the blindingly obvious nutrition claims to the very subtle tricks of the pharmaceutical indus[...]
The voices in my head | Eleanor Longden The voices in my head | Eleanor Longden
To all appearances, Eleanor Longden was just like every other student, heading to college full of promise and without a care in the world. That was until the voices in her head started talking. Initially innocuous, these internal narrators became increasingly antagonistic and dictatorial, turning h[...]
Janine Shepherd: A broken body isn't a broken person Janine Shepherd: A broken body isn't a broken person
Cross-country skier Janine Shepherd hoped for an Olympic medal — until she was hit by a truck during a training bike ride. She shares a powerful story about the human potential for recovery. Her message: you are not your body, and giving up old dreams can allow new ones to soar. TEDTalks is a[...]
Susan Lim: Transplant cells, not organs Susan Lim: Transplant cells, not organs
Pioneering surgeon Susan Lim performed the first liver transplant in Asia. But a moral concern with transplants (where do donor livers come from …) led her to look further, and to ask: Could we be transplanting cells, not whole organs? At the INK Conference, she talks through her new researc[...]
Teach every child about food | Jamie Oliver Teach every child about food | Jamie Oliver
Sharing powerful stories from his anti-obesity project in Huntington, W. Va., TED Prize winner Jamie Oliver makes the case for an all-out assault on our ignorance of food. Jamie Oliver is transforming the way we feed ourselves, and our children. Jamie Oliver has been drawn to the kitchen since he [...]
Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong | Johann Hari Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong | Johann Hari
What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. He started to wonder why we treat addicts the way we do — and if there mi[...]
Paul Pholeros: How to reduce poverty? Fix homes Paul Pholeros: How to reduce poverty? Fix homes
In 1985, architect Paul Pholeros was challenged by the director of an Aboriginal-controlled health service to “stop people getting sick” in a small indigenous community in south Australia. The key insights: think beyond medicine and fix the local environment. In this sparky, interactive[...]
How not to be ignorant about the world | Hans and Ola Rosling How not to be ignorant about the world | Hans and Ola Rosling
How much do you know about the world? Hans Rosling, with his famous charts of global population, health and income data (and an extra-extra-long pointer), demonstrates that you have a high statistical chance of being quite wrong about what you think you know. Play along with his audience quiz — the[...]