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Intimacy After Trauma | Kat Smith | TEDxMountainViewCollege
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Intimacy After Trauma | Kat Smith | TEDxMountainViewCollege

Translator: Gianna Carroni Reviewer: Peter van de Ven Good evening. I am an intimalogist. That’s not to be confused with entomologist with an E because that’s a bug expert. And even though I can bug the hell out of some

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I’m 17 | Kate Simonds | TEDxBoise
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I’m 17 | Kate Simonds | TEDxBoise

Translator: Sarah Braun Reviewer: Denise RQ Hi everyone. My name is Kate Simonds, and I’m 17. Upon hearing me say this or seeing the title of this talk, “I’m 17”, I’m sure you’re thinking: since she’s on the stage, she

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Facebook’s role in Brexit — and the threat to democracy | Carole Cadwalladr
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Facebook’s role in Brexit — and the threat to democracy | Carole Cadwalladr

So, on the day after the Brexit vote, in June 2016, when Britain woke up to the shock of discovering that we’re leaving the European Union, my editor at the “Observer” newspaper in the UK asked me to go back

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Is Social Media Hurting Your Mental Health? | Bailey Parnell | TEDxRyersonU
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Is Social Media Hurting Your Mental Health? | Bailey Parnell | TEDxRyersonU

Translator: MARIA TIAKA Reviewer: Peter van de Ven I’m fat. Wow, I’m fat. She’s only nineteen years old, what am I doing with my life? Hey! Two likes! Nice. Do I like this photo? Does she really need more likes?

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Hooked, Hacked, Hijacked: Reclaim Your Brain from Addictive Living: Dr. Pam Peeke at TEDxWallStreet
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Hooked, Hacked, Hijacked: Reclaim Your Brain from Addictive Living: Dr. Pam Peeke at TEDxWallStreet

Translator: Hanna Lukashevich Reviewer: Peter van de Ven I’m the doctor, and I’m here to save you. (Laughter) No, I’m not. What I’m here to do is to fill the survival void a little differently than you’ve been doing for

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I grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church. Here’s why I left | Megan Phelps-Roper
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I grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church. Here’s why I left | Megan Phelps-Roper

I was a blue-eyed, chubby-cheeked five-year-old when I joined my family on the picket line for the first time. My mom made me leave my dolls in the minivan. I’d stand on a street corner in the heavy Kansas humidity,

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Poverty isn’t a lack of character; it’s a lack of cash | Rutger Bregman
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Poverty isn’t a lack of character; it’s a lack of cash | Rutger Bregman

I’d like to start with a simple question: Why do the poor make so many poor decisions? I know it’s a harsh question, but take a look at the data. The poor borrow more, save less, smoke more, exercise less,

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I was an MS-13 gang member. Here’s how I got out. | Gerardo Lopez | TEDxMileHigh
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I was an MS-13 gang member. Here’s how I got out. | Gerardo Lopez | TEDxMileHigh

Translator: Saif Alkilany Reviewer: Bob Prottas You might have heard about them in the news – They’d been called murderers, violent, destructive, lawbreaking and criminals. And I can tell you that a lot of what you heard is true, because

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What young women believe about their own sexual pleasure | Peggy Orenstein
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What young women believe about their own sexual pleasure | Peggy Orenstein

For several years now, we’ve been engaged in a national debate about sexual assault on campus. No question — it’s crucial that young people understand the ground rules for consent, but that’s where the conversation about sex is ending. And

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