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Aug
29
The Power of Believing That You Can Improve

Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain's capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve. Are you not smart enough to solve it … or have you just not solved it yet? A great introduction to this influential field. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.c...


Aug
15
The Reason Britain Loves Tea

There’s nothing quite as quintessentially British as a cuppa tea. But how did the Chinese tradition make its way into the British consciousness? It’s all thanks to Catherine of Braganza, a Portuguese royal who married England’s King Charles II in 1662. When she arrived in England, she brought with her loose leaves and spices in a set of crates labeled “Transporte de Ervas Aromatics,” or T.E.A. Soon, everyone wanted to be just like the Queen and sales of tea began to skyrocket. The rest, as they say, is history. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb This story is a part of our Flavors series, where we do so much more than play with our food. Come with us as we dive into deliciously different and tastefully off-beat stories in the culinary w...


Jul
25
Sweetgreen Co-CEO Says Secret to Success Is Simplicity

Oct.03 -- The fast casual dining chain Sweetgreen was founded in 2007 by three classmates from Georgetown University, and has expanded from its Washington roots to more than 80 locations nationally. Co-Founder and Co-CEO Jonathan Neman discusses the company's growth in this edition of "Small to Big."


Jul
11
How Billions of Dollars of Goods Get to You

The Port of Los Angeles is one of the busiest ports in the country, and only gets busier during the holidays. With more global shipping now that ever, new technologies are emerging that can mend choke points in the process. Still haven’t subscribed to WIRED on YouTube? ?? http://wrd.cm/15fP7B7


Jul
04
How to Green the World's Deserts and Reverse Climate Change

"Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert," begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk. And terrifyingly, it's happening to about two-thirds of the world's grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos. Savory has devoted his life to stopping it. He now believes -- and his work so far shows -- that a surprising factor can protect grasslands and even reclaim degraded land that was once desert. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- p...


Jun
20
The Diet That Helps Fight Climate Change

You don’t have to go vegan to fight climate change. Research shows that small changes to our diets can make big differences. Climate Lab is produced by the University of California in partnership with Vox. Hosted by conservation scientist Dr. M. Sanjayan, the videos explore the surprising elements of our lives that contribute to climate change and the groundbreaking work being done to fight back. Featuring conversations with experts, scientists, thought leaders and activists, the series demystifies topics like nuclear power, food waste and online shopping to make them more approachable and actionable for those who want to do their part. Sanjayan is an alum of UC Santa Cruz, a Visiting Researcher at UCLA and the CEO of Conservation Inter...


May
09
How To Make Stress Your Friend

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtit...


Apr
25
Filming Every Country In A Single Day

Subscribe! http://skr.cm/SubscribeToStories Watch more episodes! http://bit.ly/1SiejNW Watch as filmmakers in every country of the world capture the same day on camera for the One Day On Earth project. More of Kyle Ruddick’s films and One Day on Earth clips - http://www.onedayonearth.org This weekly storytelling series uses the imagery of photographers and adventurers around the world to give us a deeper connection to and understanding of the human condition.


Apr
11
Homemade Wheelchairs for Animals Give Strays a Second Chance

Eight years ago in Tainan, Taiwan, Pan Chieh’s coworker saved a disabled dog that had been injured in a car accident. The city’s stray dogs and cats are frequently involved in car collisions, and at the time, wheelchairs for animals were very expensive. So Chieh—an engineer—decided to construct one himself. But he didn't stop there. To date, Chieh has constructed around 400 wheelchairs to help Taiwan’s disabled animals get around easier. By using simple materials that cost around $30, Chieh can build a wheelchair in just an hour and a half. In his words, Chieh’s ultimate goal is to inspire others to help these animals get a second chance at seeing the world.