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Why you feel anxious socializing (and what to do about it) | Fallon Goodman
In crowds, at parties, meetings, get-togethers with friends, everyday interactions: social anxiety can show up as an unwelcome guest at any time. But why? Psychologist Fallon Goodman digs into the source of social anxiety, setting the record straight about this common condition with practical solutions to help you feel the most authentically "you" while out and about.
The bad math of the fossil fuel industry | Tzeporah Berman
We currently have enough fossil fuels to progressively transition off of them, says climate campaigner Tzeporah Berman, but the industry continues to expand oil, gas and coal production and exploration. With searing passion and unflinching nerve, Berman reveals the delusions keeping true progress from being made -- and offers a realistic path forward: the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty. Learn more about the global initiative for transparency and accountability in phasing out fossil fuels forever, supported by the Dalai Lama, Nobel Prize laureates and many more.
The fight for freedom in Iran and Ukraine | Christiane Amanpour
Neutrality isn't an option when it comes to the fight for personal and political freedom, says world-trotting journalist Christiane Amanpour. Offering context on some of the most significant stories impacting the world today, Amanpour details her experience covering the women-led protests ignited by the death of Mahsa Amini in Iran and shares insights on the war against totalitarianism in Ukraine, revealing realities missing from global reporting. (This conversation, hosted by TED current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers, was part of an exclusive TED Membership event on November 21, 2022. Visit ted.com/membership to become a TED Member.)
What a living whale is worth -- and why the economy should protect nature | Ralph Chami
How much is one living blue whale worth in the fight against climate change? A lot more than you may think, says financial economist Ralph Chami. He explains the value of bringing the language of dollars and cents to conservation -- and offers his vision of a new economy that would profit off regenerating nature, not extracting from it.
Whose land are you on? What to know about the Indigenous Land Back movement | Lindsey Schneider
Land thrives in Indigenous hands, and there are real, tangible ways you can help return what was stolen by colonizers from tribes across North America. Indigenous scholar Lindsey Schneider addresses the ill-gotten legacy of settler colonialism with an introduction to the Land Back movement: the push to return stewardship of the Earth to its rightful guardians and restore balance to ecosystems for generations to come.
How to turn around a city | Irma L. Olguin Jr.
Computer skills aren't what's stopping people from breaking into the tech industry, says social entrepreneur Irma L. Olguin Jr. More often, the biggest hurdles are things like access to childcare, transportation and financial stability. In this visionary talk, Olguin Jr. introduces the work she's done to uplift and empower people in her community in Fresno, California -- and shows how it can be a model to elevate "underdog" communities across the world.
Learning how to listen to others…
I enjoy learning what other people are thinking, and why they are thinking that way. It provides me context to hear what they are saying! Then I condense their thoughts into a summary statement. That way I can remember and share the mindset with others when circumstances allow me to do so. I would encourage others to try this…It enhances your appreciation for Ted talks!
Bad news sources
All the news sources Christiane Amanpour lists as “trustworthy” are the ones lying to us and can’t be trusted. Not surprising, since this is coming from a CNN reporter. She barely scratched the surface on what is really going on in Iran and Ukraine. The tragic killings there are horrific. Where’s the in depth reporting? Climate change is not a global disaster, the policies being used to “fight” climate change is what’s causing the catastrophe on humans.
Thank you Dr. Gunter, what a relief ! .