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Can you actually boost your immune system? Here's the truth | Body Stuff with Dr. Jen Gunter

Take vitamin C supplements when you feel a cold coming on? The problem is, you can't actually "strengthen" your immune system, says Dr. Jen Gunter. Diving into the elegant network of cells, tissues and organs that protect us every day, she introduces two kinds of immunity that specialize in recognizing and fighting off bad bacteria, viruses, fungi and...

A new approach to defending the human rights of migrants | Itamar Mann

Visit http://TED.com/shapeyourfuture to watch more groundbreaking talks from the TED Fellows. In this gripping talk, litigator and TED Fellow Itamar Mann details the perilous boat migrations of asylum seekers crossing the Mediterranean Sea. With a surplus of evidence gathered by researchers and activists, he explains how lawyers are making progress...

How to empower people to solve their own legal problems | Rohan Pavuluri

Visit http://TED.com/shapeyourfuture to watch more groundbreaking talks from the TED Fellows. If you can't afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you, right? Not in US civil court. From high legal fees to confusing paperwork and expensive lawyers, it can be difficult to settle civil matters. Entrepreneur and TED Fellow Rohan Pavuluri is working...

How NASA invented a ventilator for COVID-19 ... in 37 days | Dan Goods

Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. Get the behind-the-scenes story from visual strategist Dan Goods about how a single question launched NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab into action at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, propelling an unprecedented pivot...

The cure for burnout (hint: it isn't self-care) | Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski

Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. You may be experiencing burnout and not even know it, say authors (and sisters) Emily and Amelia Nagoski. In an introspective and deeply relatable conversation, they detail three telltale signs that stress is getting...

The best career path isn't always a straight line | Sarah Ellis and Helen Tupper

Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. Conventional wisdom frames the ideal career path as a linear one -- a ladder to be climbed with a single-minded focus to get to the top. Career development consultants Sarah Ellis and Helen Tupper invite you to replace...

The real-life superheroes helping Syrian refugees | Feras Fayyad

Visit http://TED.com/shapeyourfuture to watch more groundbreaking talks from the TED Fellows. 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...

Why healthy bones are about so much more than milk | Body Stuff with Dr. Jen Gunter

Drinking calcium-rich milk strengthens your bones -- but it's not the only thing you can do for a strong and healthy skeleton. Dr. Jen Gunter digs deep into the three layers of bone to explain why they weaken as we age and shares what you can do to maintain a healthy frame for years to come. Think you know how your body works? Think again! Dr. Jen...

What really happens to your body during menopause | Body Stuff with Dr. Jen Gunter

It's time to erase the shame and fear swirling around menopause and understand exactly what's going on inside your body. Dr. Jen Gunter walks through the biology of this perfectly normal transition and shares some of the best things you can do -- and not do -- to reduce the varied and irksome symptoms of menopause. Think you know how your body works?...

Why you shouldn't worry about pooping once a day | Body Stuff with Dr. Jen Gunter

You may have heard that you should be pooping once a day -- but that's a load of crap, says Dr. Jen Gunter. From the enzymes in your mouth to the nutrient-absorbing power of your large intestine, she journeys through the digestive tract to explain why it's okay to poop at your own pace -- and shares the many regulating benefits of a fiber-rich diet....

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