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What women athletes need to unlock their full potential

Kate Ackerman • TEDxBoston

As a sports scientist, athlete and director of the Female Athlete Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, Kate Ackerman understands that women athletes need more than pretty sports bras or new sneakers to achieve peak performance — they need true investment committed to their health and well-being. Ackerman advocates for a long overdue sports medical system that’s dedicated to the study and development of women athletes, supporting lifelong success on and off the field.

Who owns the Internet of the future

Ordinary Things • TEDxVienna

The emergence of data-driven mass surveillance “is threatening to turn privacy into a relic of the 20th century,” says the anonymous YouTube creator known as Ordinary Things. Meanwhile, state-funded troll farms are spreading disinformation and curating chaos on platforms meant to connect us and revolutionize the way we live. Ordinary Things gives an enlightening account of the internet’s strengths and weaknesses, warning that the fight for a free internet is a fight for our collective future.

The secret to making new friends as an adult

Marisa G. Franco • TED Membership

Making friends as an adult can feel like a baffling obstacle course. Why was it so much easier to connect as kids? To help you find well-rounded and fulfilling friendships, psychologist Marisa Franco discusses science-backed tips on how to make (and keep) friends, like the optimism-inducing “acceptance prophecy” and the shame-reducing “theory of chums.” Learn more about the power of platonic love and how it can help you experience the full richness and complexity of who you are.

Be the one people bet on

Jonathan Noblé • TEDxLaBaule

Jonathan Noblé talks about his entrepreneurial journey and his perception of management. Legitimacy is not about age. What counts are your skills, your experience and the mistakes your made and learnt from.

How to name new things?

Pierre-Louis Desprez • TEDxTours

How are new words created? Where do they come from? Why do we name things? Thanks to a few examples, Pierre-Louis Desprez presents us the possibility of language innovation. Everyone can invent words.

How does this all female species reproduce?

Susana Freitas ; Darren Parker • TED-Ed

In 2021, workers at a Sardinian aquarium were stunned by the birth of a smooth-hound shark.  What was shocking was that, for the last decade, the shark’s mother had been living only with other females. So, how was this birth possible? Susana Freitas and Darren Parker explore the phenomenon of asexual reproduction known as parthenogenesis. [Directed by Petya Zlateva, Compote Collective; narrated by Jack Cutmore-Scott; music by BigBanda Sound Scrapers].

Dance everywhere, it will change your life!

Laci Wall • TEDxStGeorgeSalon

Dancing is powerful: how do you create your life’s dance routine? Movement is beneficial for our spirit, mind and body.  Laci Wall aka “LDUB” is a dance fitness instructor in St. George, UT that believes “we’re meant to feel good more than we don’t” and that “life is like a dance routine”. Dancing has been an outlet for a lifelong health journey and a tool to elevate her spiritual, mental, emotional, relational, nutritional, physical and financial wellness and being.

The unexpected key to boosting your creativity

Dan Shipper • The Way We Work

Ever wished you could stop procrastinating and just be as efficient as a machine? Since you’re a human, that’s not going to happen — but that’s OK, says entrepreneur Dan Shipper. Here’s how you can use awareness, observation and experimentation to clear your own way to getting more done.

How AI is shaping the world

Jordy van der Velde • TEDxNyenrodeUniversity

AI is popping up everywhere around us, but do we know what the history of AI is? Where it used today, and how it will be used tomorrow? This talk will leave you wondering how AI is going to change your life. As a futurologist, Jordy explores what drives the world today and extrapolate these insights towards the future. With a good dose of design thinking, this results in clear visions for strategies and innovations.

How to Survive a Hotter, Drier Future?

Kai Lepley • TEDxUArizona

Kai Lepley discusses agrivoltaics as a solution to meet the food, energy and water demands of societies struggling to mitigate and adapt to climate change. From a brief history of agrivoltaics through to the current state of this promising land-use strategy, Kai demonstrates where, why and how agrivoltaics is being adopted in the United States. His research in Arizona with Dr. Greg Barron-Gafford is proving that agrivoltaics is the best solution for the hotter, drier future coming our way.

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