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10 ways to have a better conversation | Celeste Headlee

"Conversations are not a promotional opportunity."

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TED - The secrets of learning a new language | Lýdia Machová

Four principles to help unlock your own hidden language talent -- and have fun while doing it.

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TED: What really happens to the plastic you throw away

What actually happens to the plastic when we just throw it away? Emma Bryce traces the life cycles of three different...

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The 3,000-year history of the hoodie | TED Talk

Design curator Paola Antonelli takes us through the history of the hoodie.

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This is what happens when you reply to spam email | James Veitch

Story about what happened when James replied to a spam email.

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TED - Try something new for 30 days - Matt Cutts

This short, lighthearted talk offers a neat way to think about setting and achieving goals.

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Grit: the power of passion and perseverance | Angela Lee Duckworth

"grit" as a predictor of success

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What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness | Robert Waldinger

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? -- How to build a fulfilling, long life.

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Why people believe they can’t draw - and how to prove they can | Graham Shaw | TEDxHull

Grab a pen, sharpen your listening skills, and, "Have a go."

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Why you should make useless things | Simone Giertz

TED Talk with listening comprehension / discussion questions

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William Kamkwamba: 'How I Harnessed the Wind'

TED Talk - William Kamkwamba discusses the windmill that he built.

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