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Thought-provoking videos about life and being human, with ideas from business leaders, psychologists and researchers speaking onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.

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    The anxiety that comes from being treated like an outsider | Valerie Purdie-Greenaway

    The anxiety that comes from being treated like an outsider | Valerie Purdie-Greenaway

    The stress you may feel being otherized or stereotyped can take a significant toll on your health and well-being. In this thoughtful conversation, social psychologist Valerie Purdie-Greenaway reveals the true source of this anxiety (hint: it isn't the individual) and shares strategies on building resilient systems of support for ourselves and others -- so that we can build a more inclusive, empathic and just world. (This conversation, hosted by TED curator Cloe Shasha Brooks, is part of TED's "How to Deal with Difficult Feelings" series.)

    • 11 min
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    The real-life superheroes helping Syrian refugees | Feras Fayyad

    The real-life superheroes helping Syrian refugees | Feras Fayyad

    Society has a set of stories it tells itself about who refugees are and what they look like, says documentarian and TED Fellow Feras Fayyad. With his films, he's on a mission to separate the facts about refugees from fiction, as a form of resistance -- for himself, his daughter and the millions of other Syrian refugees across the world. A harrowing account, a quest to end injustice and a testament to the power of storytelling.

    • 6 min
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    A feminist reimagining of Kenya's public transport | Naomi Mwaura

    A feminist reimagining of Kenya's public transport | Naomi Mwaura

    Kenya's minibuses -- known as "matatus" -- offer a convenient, affordable and colorful way for people to get around. But they also pose safety risks and accessibility issues for many of their passengers, especially women. Bringing a feminist perspective, activist and TED Fellow Naomi Mwaura calls for a revolution in public transportation by making routes transparent, protecting passengers from harassment and paving a career path for women in the industry.

    • 5 min
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    What's your happiness score? | Dominic Price

    What's your happiness score? | Dominic Price

    How do you rediscover a happier, more purpose-driven (and less productivity-obsessed) self in the wake of the pandemic? Quiz yourself alongside work futurist Dominic Price as he lays out a simple yet insightful four-part guide to assessing your life in ways that can help you reconnect with what's really important.

    • 14 min
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    An honest history of an ancient and "nasty" word | Kate Lister

    An honest history of an ancient and "nasty" word | Kate Lister

    With candor and cunning, sex historian Kate Lister chronicles the curious journey of an ancient, honest word with innocent origins and a now-scandalous connotation in this uproarious love letter to etymology, queens, cows and all things "c**t." (This talk contains mature language.)

    • 19 min
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    Language around gender and identity evolves (and always has) | Archie Crowley

    Language around gender and identity evolves (and always has) | Archie Crowley

    Dictionaries and grammar "rules" don't have the final word on language -- and believing they do can harm more than help, especially for the trans community. Sociolinguist Archie Crowley deconstructs three common myths around language, demonstrating how it's a fluid system that naturally evolves in the direction of inclusion.

    • 13 min

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