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Actor Thandie Newton tells the story of finding her "otherness" -- first, as a child growing up in two distinct cultures, and then as an actor playing with many different selves.

Actor Thandie Newton tells the story of finding her "otherness" -- first, as a child growing up in two distinct cultures, and then as an actor playing with many different selves. A warm, wise talk, fresh from stage at TEDGlobal

Why I live a zero waste life | Lauren Singer | TEDxTeen - YouTube

Lauren is an Environmental Studies graduate from NYU and former Sustainability Manager at the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, and the amount …

The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong | Amy Morin | TEDxOcala

Everyone has the ability to build mental strength, but most people don't know how. We spend a lot of time talking about physical strength and physical health, but much less time on mental strength and mental health.

By loading kids with high expectations and micromanaging their lives at every turn, parents aren't actually helping. At least, that's how Julie Lythcott-Haims sees it. With passion and wry humor, the former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford makes the case for parents to stop defining their children's success via grades and test scores. Instead, she says, they should focus on providing the oldest idea of all: unconditional love.

How to Raise Successful Kids - Without Overparenting by Julie Lythcott-Haims, TED: By loading kids with high expectations and micromanaging their lives at every turn, parents aren't actually helping.

How Schools Are Failing Their Quietest Students

In educator and writer Jessica Lahey wrote a convincing piece for The Atlantic in which she argued that her introverted students needed to learn to speak up in class. In it, she defended her …

I’m 27 and female. Since I was 21, I’ve been away at least once a year, for anything from 3 nights to 9 months, alone. I also go on trips…

Since I was I’ve been away at least once a year, for anything from 3 nights to 9 months, alone.

Dave Isay started StoryCorps with a booth in Grand Central Station and an open invitation for people to interview one another. Since then, it's turned into a massive archive of humanity.

Dave Isay opened the first StoryCorps booth in New York’s Grand Central Terminal in 2003 with the intention of creating a quiet place where a person could honor someone who mattered to them by listening to their story.

It's amazing what a rigged game of Monopoly can reveal. In this entertaining but sobering talk, social psychologist Paul Piff shares his research into how people behave when they feel wealthy. (Hint: badly.) But while the problem of inequality is a complex and daunting challenge, there's good news too. (Filmed at TEDxMarin.)

As a person's levels of wealth increase, their feelings of compassion and empathy go down, and.their ideology of self-interest increases.

3 Reasons to Lean In to other people’s children…especially when they stumble

I absolutely love how this woman responded when a foster child punched her son in the face on the school playground. So often we pull back from the trouble maker. But here are 3 reasons why we need to Lean In.