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Dear Facebook, this is how you're breaking democracy | Yael Eisenstat

Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. "Lies are more engaging online than truth," says former CIA analyst, diplomat and Facebook employee Yaël Eisenstat. "As long as [social media] algorithms' goals are to keep us engaged, they will feed us the poison that...

4 steps to ending extreme poverty | Shameran Abed

Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. At least 400 million people worldwide live in ultra-poverty: a state of severe financial and social vulnerability that robs many of hope and dignity. At BRAC, an international development organization focused on fighting...

Dignity isn't a privilege. It's a worker's right | Abigail Disney

Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. What's the purpose of a company? In this bold talk, activist and filmmaker Abigail Disney imagines a world where companies have a moral obligation to place their workers above shareholders, calling on Disney (and all...

Why specializing early doesn't always mean career success | David Epstein

Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. A head start doesn't always ... well, help you get ahead. With examples from sports, technology and economics, journalist David Epstein shares how specializing in a particular skill too early in life may undermine your...

How do daily habits lead to political violence? | Christiane-Marie Abu Sarah

Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. What drives someone to commit politically motivated violence? The unsettling answer lies in daily habits. Behavioral historian Christiane-Marie Abu Sarah shares startling insights into how seemingly mundane choices can...

What Saturn's most mysterious moon could teach us about the origins of life | Elizabeth Turtle

Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. NASA's Dragonfly -- a robotic rotorcraft-lander that's designed to hop across the surface of an extraterrestrial body -- is set to voyage deep into the solar system to explore Titan, Saturn's largest moon, in 2026. Planetary...

What it means to be intersex | Susannah Temko

Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. For intersex people -- those born with sex characteristics outside the traditional definitions of female and male -- the stakes to appear "normal" are high. Drawing on her personal experience, Susannah Temko reveals...

The tyranny of merit | Michael Sandel

Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. What accounts for our polarized public life, and how can we begin to heal it? Political philosopher Michael Sandel offers a surprising answer: those who have flourished need to look in the mirror. He explores how "meritocratic...

How animals and plants are evolving in cities | Menno Schilthuizen

Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. In cities, evolution occurs constantly, as countless plants, animals and insects adapt to human-made habitats in spectacular ways. Evolutionary biologist Menno Schilthuizen calls on peculiar beings such as fast food-loving...

Big data, small farms and a tale of two tomatoes | Erin Baumgartner

Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. The path to better food is paved with data, says entrepreneur Erin Baumgartner. Drawing from her experience running a farm-to-table business, she outlines her plan to help create a healthier, zero-waste food system that...

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