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  • Say your truths and seek them in others | Elizabeth Lesser
    In a lyrical, unexpectedly funny talk about heavy topics such as frayed relationships and the death of a loved one, Elizabeth Lesser describes the healing process of putting aside pride and defensiveness to make way for soul-bearing and truth-telling. "You don't have to wait for a life-or-death situation to clean up the relationships that matter to […]
  • What I learned from 100 days of rejection | Jia Jiang
    Jia Jiang adventures boldly into a territory so many of us fear: rejection. By seeking out rejection for 100 days -- from asking a stranger to borrow $100 to requesting a "burger refill" at a restaurant -- Jiang desensitized himself to the pain and shame that rejection often brings and, in the process, discovered that simply asking for what you wan […]
  • Let's clean up the space junk orbiting Earth | Natalie Panek
    Our lives depend on a world we can't see: the satellite infrastructure we use every day for information, entertainment, communication and so much more. But Earth orbit isn't a limitless resource, and the problem of space debris will get worse without a significant change to our behavior. Natalie Panek challenges us to consider the environmental imp […]
  • A queer vision of love and marriage | Kim Katrin Milan / Tiq Milan
    Love is a tool for revolutionary change and a path toward inclusivity and understanding for the LGBTQ+ community. Married activists Tiq and Kim Katrin Milan have imagined their marriage -- as a transgender man and cis woman -- a model of possibility for people of every kind. With infectious joy, Tiq and Kim question our misconceptions about who they might be […]
  • 4 larger-than-life lessons from soap operas | Kate Adams
    Soap operas and telenovelas may be (ahem) overdramatic, but as Kate Adams shows us, their exaggerated stories and characters often cast light on the problems of real life. In this sparkling, funny talk, Adams, a former assistant casting director for "As the World Turns," share four lessons for life and business that we can learn from melodramas. […]
  • How an old loop of railroads is changing the face of a city | Ryan Gravel
    Urban planner Ryan Gravel shares the story of how his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, rallied to build a massive urban park that will transform an abandoned railroad track into 22 miles of public green space called the Atlanta BeltLine. The places we live aren't inevitable, he says -- and if we want something different, we need to speak up. […]
  • Maps that show us who we are (not just where we are) | Danny Dorling
    What does the world look like when you map it using data? Social geographer Danny Dorling invites us to see the world anew, with his captivating and insightful maps that show Earth as it truly is -- a connected, ever-changing and fascinating place in which we all belong. You'll never look at a map the same way again. […]
  • An interview with the founders of Black Lives Matter | Mia Birdsong / Patrisse Cullors / Opal Tometi / Alicia Garza
    Born out of a social media post, the Black Lives Matter movement has sparked discussion about race and inequality across the world. In this spirited conversation with Mia Birdsong, the movement's three founders share what they've learned about leadership and what provides them with hope and inspiration in the face of painful realities. Their advice […]
  • We need nuclear power to solve climate change | Joe Lassiter
    Joe Lassiter is a deep thinker and straight talker focused on developing clean, secure and carbon-neutral supplies of reliable, low-cost energy. His analysis of the world's energy realities puts a powerful lens on the stubbornly touchy issue of nuclear power, including new designs for plants that can compete economically with fossil fuels. We have the p […]
  • How to speak up for yourself | Adam Galinsky
    Speaking up is hard to do, even when you know you should. Learn how to assert yourself, navigate tricky social situations and expand your personal power with sage guidance from social psychologist Adam Galinsky. […]
  • Does College Make You a Better Coder? December 8, 2016
    Does college make you a better coder? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Hadi Partovi, CEO, Code.org, tech entrepreneur/investor, on Quora: Does college make you a better coder? I get asked this question quite a lot, both in my role at Code.org, helpin […]
  • Tablelist Connect: Swipe and Match with Other Party Goers December 8, 2016
    Tablelist, the popular nightlife app for booking tickets and VIP tables at top clubs, lounges bars and events, has released a new feature today that could totally disrupt the social dynamic of meeting people when you're partying. The new feature, called Connect, allows purchasing users to view a real-time guest list, then swipe, match and chat with peop […]
  • The Top Tech Teaching Toys For The Little Genius In Your Life December 8, 2016
    Moms and Dads, I know, your child is a genius. The thing is, even a young budding genius needs to keep their noggin stimulated to reach their full potential. What's that? Do I hear some honest parents maybe whispering that their incredible children might not be exactly genius material...yet? Fear not, there are some awesome teaching toys that will get y […]
  • Why Bitcoin Could Be More Important Than the Internet: Here's why December 8, 2016
    The ninth year into its journey, people's trust in Bitcoin is growing at an exponential rate reaching new audiences. Hacker-money, as it was called in the beginning, is no longer for hackers only. Bitcoin was one of the biggest leaps in technology since the inception of the Internet, hailing the new era of digital money, disrupting industries and financ […]
  • What are the IOT trends for 2017? December 8, 2016
    Consumer-IOT and Industry-IOT IOT is rapidly developing from a telecoms connected to "everything" to a new generation of services that are starting to connect markets with new capabilities. Two major polarizations are the consumer-IOT and the Industrial-IOT. On the consumer side, the products of Amazon Echo Alexa, Google Home and a plethora of othe […]
  • Ageless Innovators: Market Disruptors Over 60 December 8, 2016
    Photo Credit: Sean Su Most entrepreneurship programs and incubators focus on the young. Seasoned professionals are typically seen as a good source of unpaid labor as portrayed by Robert DeNiro in the movie The Intern. Like a fine wine that gets better with age, older professionals offer invaluable skills and are often overlooked as innovators. Vera Wang, Jul […]
  • These 7 Unique Holiday Rituals Are #HolidayGoals December 8, 2016
    These 7 Unique Holiday Rituals Are #HolidayGoals Tradition is important, and often a central theme during the holidays. But there’s also something special about creating and incorporating new ways to celebrate the season with family and friends. Ready to one-up last season’s merry-making? Because the ugly sweater party is old hat. We’ve partnered with Verizo […]
  • 9 Holiday Shindig Twists That Rival Even the Best Ugly Sweater Party December 8, 2016
    Holiday traditions make the season more festive and give us something to look forward to. I’ll admit that every year without fail, I turn into an overly excited dork when I put up my tree, hang the stockings and throw a little tinsel on my dancing Groot doll. But some things are getting a little tired. For instance, just how many Christmas parties are we exp […]
  • If An Opera About Steve Jobs Is Something That Interests You, It Is Also Something That Exists December 8, 2016
    For years, people thought it couldn’t be done. Previous generations would scoff at its very possibility. Virtually weightless, visually compelling and utterly cool, the latest release from Apple visionary Steve Jobs is ... an opera. OK, Jobs didn’t write it. But we wouldn’t be in this predicament without him. Truly, but strangely, a piece titled “The (R)evol […]
  • Discover How Climate Change Is Rapidly Transforming Our Earth With Google Timelapse December 8, 2016
    As President Barack Obama has reminded us time and again, climate change is “no longer just a threat; it’s already a reality.” The proof is all around us ― and a new update to Google Earth’s Timelapse feature shows how much our planet has changed in just 30 years. Google released the Timelapse update last week, adding an additional four years of data to the […]