What makes you special? | Mariana Atencio | TEDxUniversityofNevada - TEDx Talks


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To find work you love, don't follow your passion | Benjamin Todd | TEDxYouth@Tallinn 15:05
To find work you love, don't follow your passion | Benjamin Todd | TEDxYouth@Tallinn
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Mainstream career advice tells us to “follow our passion”, but this advice is dead wrong. Research shows that people who take this approach are ultimately no more likely to enjoy or excel at their jobs. Instead, if you’re looking for a fulfilling career, here’s a new slogan to live by: Do what’s valuable. Benjamin Todd is the co-founder and Executive Director of 80,000 Hours, an Oxford-based charity dedicated to helping people find fulfilling careers that make a real difference. In three years, 80,000 Hours has grown from a student society to a thriving charity featured on the BBC, the Washington Post,...
No Sex Marriage – Masturbation, Loneliness, Cheating and Shame | Maureen McGrath | TEDxStanleyPark 21:52
No Sex Marriage – Masturbation, Loneliness, Cheating and Shame | Maureen McGrath | TEDxStanleyPark
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Love? Marriage? Sex? Can a married couple have all three? Perhaps it’s unrealistic since so many marriages end in divorce today. Why is that? One reason might be that a reported 20% of all marriages are sexless and that number is rising. Why have we lost the lust in our marriages? Is it technology, is it trust? More importantly, how can we “get back at it” in our marriages today? Maureen McGrath - nursetalk@hotmail.com - hosts the Sunday Night Sex Show on News Talk 980 CKNW. She is a Registered Nurse, Sex Educator and author of “Sex & Health". This talk was...
Why I live a zero waste life | Lauren Singer | TEDxTeen 13:31
Why I live a zero waste life | Lauren Singer | TEDxTeen
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Lauren is an Environmental Studies graduate from NYU and former Sustainability Manager at the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, and the amount of trash that she has produced over the past three years can fit inside of a 16 oz. mason jar. Lauren Singer is author of the Zero Waste blog, Trash is for Tossers and founder of organic cleaning product company, The Simply Co. Through her blog, she has empowered millions of readers to produce less waste by shopping package-free, making their own products and refusing plastic and single-use items. Her work has been profiled by New York Magazine, MSNBC, NBC, AOL,...
Happiness is all in your mind: Gen Kelsang Nyema at TEDxGreenville 2014 15:56
Happiness is all in your mind: Gen Kelsang Nyema at TEDxGreenville 2014
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Simple, profound truths are the realm of this Buddhist nun. Her message? The gift of happiness truly lies within our own hearts and minds. Gen Kelsang Nyema, exuding a peacefulness that immediately connects with the audience, starts by asking three questions: Are you having a good day? Why? Tomorrow, would you rather have a good day or a bad day? She teaches that we cannot put our happiness at the whim of other people and of circumstances. If we want to be happy, we have to "stop outsourcing our happiness to other people" and cultivate a source of inner peace....
How to stop screwing yourself over | Mel Robbins | TEDxSF 21:40
How to stop screwing yourself over | Mel Robbins | TEDxSF
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Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: http://bit.ly/1FAg8hB Mel Robbins is a married working mother of three, an ivy-educated criminal lawyer, and one of the top career and relationship experts in America. Widely respected for her grab-'em-by-the-collar advice and tough love, Robbins drills through the mental clutter that stands between people and what they want. Her approach is smart, effective and entertaining. Five days a week, Mel hosts her own syndicated radio show The Mel Robbins Show, discussing hot topics and giving advice to callers across America. She is starring in a new series, In-Laws, airing...
Own your mistakes | Cristel Carrisi | TEDxZagreb 09:46
Own your mistakes | Cristel Carrisi | TEDxZagreb
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It's abpout recognizing, understanding and owning your mistakes. She came from famous entertaining family and was raised olmost 'on stage'. After her music career she start designing swimwear. What happened after was a great school and life expirience. Talijanska kantautorica imala je sjajne obiteljske korijene koji vode sve do legendarnog San Rema. No, pozornica nije njeno jedino prirodno okruženje, jer se jednako opušteno osjeća pred foto aparatom. Njen poduzetnički duh donosi joj izazov dizajna kupaćih kostima, a danas uspješno vlada svijetom mode kao televizijska voditeljica jedne od najpopularnijih modnih emisija na RAI 1. Uspjeh i pad joj nisu strani, a novi...
How to Be Happy Every Day: It Will Change the World | Jacqueline Way | TEDxStanleyPark 15:44
How to Be Happy Every Day: It Will Change the World | Jacqueline Way | TEDxStanleyPark
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The World Happiness Report states “Over 1 billion adults suffer from anxiety and depression.” How do we get to happy? Jacqueline Way, Founder of www.365give.ca shares a secret to happiness so simple a 3 – year old can do it. Jacqueline is a mother of three boys and social good activist dedicated to changing the world 1 give, 1 day at a time. You will learn through her powerful story how your body is hard-wired for giving. Researchers from all over the world have been studying the science and physiological of giving for decades. They’ve discovered giving makes you happy,...
After watching this, your brain will not be the same | Lara Boyd | TEDxVancouver 14:25
After watching this, your brain will not be the same | Lara Boyd | TEDxVancouver
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In a classic research-based TEDx Talk, Dr. Lara Boyd describes how neuroplasticity gives you the power to shape the brain you want. Recorded at TEDxVancouver at Rogers Arena on November 14, 2015. YouTube Tags: brain science, brain, stroke, neuroplasticity, science, motor learning, identity, TED, TEDxVancouver, TEDxVancouver 2015, Vancouver, TEDx, Rogers Arena, Vancouver speakers, Vancouver conference, ideas worth spreading, great idea, Our knowledge of the brain is evolving at a breathtaking pace, and Dr. Lara Boyd is positioned at the cutting edge of these discoveries. In 2006, she was recruited by the University of British Columbia to become the Canada Research Chair in...
My philosophy for a happy life | Sam Berns | TEDxMidAtlantic 12:45
My philosophy for a happy life | Sam Berns | TEDxMidAtlantic
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Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: http://bit.ly/1FAg8hB Just before his passing on January 10, 2014, Sam Berns was a Junior at Foxboro High School in Foxboro, Massachusetts, where he achieved highest honors and was a percussion section leader in the high school marching band. He also achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. Sam was diagnosed with Progeria, a rare, rapid aging disease, at the age of 2. He is featured in the Emmy award-winning documentary Life According to Sam, which premiered on HBO on October 21, 2013, 2 days before his 17th...
How do you define yourself? | Lizzie Velasquez | TEDxAustinWomen 13:11
How do you define yourself? | Lizzie Velasquez | TEDxAustinWomen
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Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: http://bit.ly/1FAg8hB In a time when beauty is defined by supermodels, success is defined by wealth, and fame is deified by how many followers you have on social media, Lizzie Velasquez asks the question how do you define yourself? Once labeled, "The Worlds Ugliest Woman," Lizzie decided to turn things around and create her own definitions of what she defines as beauty and happiness. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video...
The person you really need to marry | Tracy McMillan | TEDxOlympicBlvdWomen 13:59
The person you really need to marry | Tracy McMillan | TEDxOlympicBlvdWomen
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Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: http://bit.ly/1FAg8hB Tracy McMillan is a television writer (Mad Men, United States of Tara) and relationship author who wrote the book Why You're Not Married...Yet, based on her viral 2011 Huffington Post blog. She also appeared as a dating coach on the NBC reality show Ready For Love. She lives in Los Angeles and is the mother of a 16-year-old guy. In her TEDxOlympicBlvdWomen talk, McMillan answers the question: "Who is the one person you need to marry in order to have a successful relationship? (Yourself)" About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the...
The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong | Amy Morin | TEDxOcala 15:02
The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong | Amy Morin | TEDxOcala
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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. We can choose to perform exercises that will help us learn to regulate our thoughts, manage our emotions, and behave productively despite our circumstances - the 3 basic factors of mental strength. No matter what your goals are, building mental strength is the key to reaching your greatest potential. Amy Morin is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist. Since 2002, she has been...
Have you met your soul mate? | Ashley Clift-Jennings | TEDxUniversityofNevada 10:43
Have you met your soul mate? | Ashley Clift-Jennings | TEDxUniversityofNevada
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What does it mean to be married to someone who is transgender? Ashley Clift-Jennings had to answer that question six years into marriage to her husband. After overcoming her fear of what other people would think, she now appreciates that her spouse is her soul mate, and she would know how to find her in a dark room. Ashley is the rare combination of big ideas and big action. With an innate ability to see the larger picture and connect seemingly unrelated dots, Ashley has advised dozens of small businesses from startup into growth. She believes strongly in community and is...
I Am Not Your Asian Stereotype | Canwen Xu | TEDxBoise 09:39
I Am Not Your Asian Stereotype | Canwen Xu | TEDxBoise
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Bad driver. Math wizard. Model minority. In this hilarious and insightful talk, eighteen-year-old Canwen Xu shares her Asian-American story of breaking stereotypes, reaffirming stereotypes, and driving competently on her way to buy rice. Canwen Xu's slogan for life is “Canwen can win.” Born in Nanjing, China, she moved to the United States when she was two years old, and since then has lived in some of the whitest states in the country, including North Dakota, South Dakota and Idaho. A senior at Timberline High School, Canwen is passionate about politics, and is the national membership director and Idaho state director for...
7 Ways to Make a Conversation With Anyone | Malavika Varadan | TEDxBITSPilaniDubai 15:23
7 Ways to Make a Conversation With Anyone | Malavika Varadan | TEDxBITSPilaniDubai
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“We mustn’t speak to strangers.” Malavika Varadan, challenges this societal norm, by presenting 7 ways to make conversation with anyone. RJ extraordinaire, Malavika Varadan, creates waves quite literally with her morning show, Breakfast No.1 on City 101.6. An avid fitness enthusiast, positivity ninja and drama queen, she has chiseled a benchmark in the radio industry. At TEDxBITSPilaniDubai she will choose to redefine connections. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
5 techniques to speak any language | Sid Efromovich | TEDxUpperEastSide 14:51
5 techniques to speak any language | Sid Efromovich | TEDxUpperEastSide
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Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: http://bit.ly/1FAg8hB Sid is our resident hyperpolyglot. He grew up in Brazil and after some journeying around the world, he now lives an exciting life in New York where he works as a Sugar Trader. Teaching has always been one of his passions and he has led groups of young leaders since 2006. He has given workshops, talks and classes in 3 different continents and is currently a Master Teacher in Skillshare where he teaches classes on nurturing happiness and learning foreign languages. Sid is also the founder of I Embrace You (formerly...
What does it mean to be beautiful? | Esther Honig | TEDxVancouver 12:25
What does it mean to be beautiful? | Esther Honig | TEDxVancouver
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In a project titled “Before and After”, Esther Honig sparked a global conversation on beauty ideals. The results were both positive and negative, and may have left more questions than it answered. Recorded at TEDxVancouver at Rogers Arena on November 14, 2015. YouTube Tags: beauty, identity, TED, TEDxVancouver, TEDxVancouver 2015, Vancouver, TEDx, Rogers Arena, Vancouver speakers, Vancouver conference, ideas worth spreading, great idea, In the spring of 2014, journalist Esther Honig embarked on an unconventional social experiment. She sent her image to 50 strangers around the world and asked that they use Photoshop to “make her beautiful.” The results sparked a...
The art of being yourself | Caroline McHugh | TEDxMiltonKeynesWomen 26:24
The art of being yourself | Caroline McHugh | TEDxMiltonKeynesWomen
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The Muslim on the airplane | Amal Kassir | TEDxMileHighWomen 15:59
The Muslim on the airplane | Amal Kassir | TEDxMileHighWomen
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Watching the news, it seems like ethnic divides are ever-deepening. But how can we solve these complicated problems when each side lives in fear of the other? The answer is simple, argues Syrian-American poet Amal Kassir - it starts with, “What’s your name?” Amal, a young Muslim-American and native Coloradan, found a platform for her voice growing up working in her family's restaurant. She has been writing poetry since she was a child and has performed in eight countries, sharing her verse everywhere from youth prisons to orphanages to refugee camps. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED...
Become who you really are | Andrea Pennington | TEDxIUM 18:12
Become who you really are | Andrea Pennington | TEDxIUM
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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Following a near death-like experience this popular physician and medical journalist realized that her past conditioning was causing her to live an inauthentic life that created depression and anxiety. She dug deep into her shadow to overcome low self-esteem, learn to love herself and transform her entire life. In this inspiring talk at TEDxIUM, Dr. Andrea Pennington shows how we can learn who we really are - or who we were meant to be - by examining our biology, our personality and temperament and ultimately...
How To Skip the Small Talk and Connect With Anyone | Kalina Silverman | TEDxWestminsterCollege 19:42
How To Skip the Small Talk and Connect With Anyone | Kalina Silverman | TEDxWestminsterCollege
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Kalina Silverman wanted to see what could happen if she approached strangers and skipped the small talk to have more meaningful conversations with them instead. She made a video documenting the experience. The stories she heard and the connections she made proved that there's power in taking the time to stop and ask people to reflect on the questions that truly matter in life. Since then, she has continued to work on expanding Big Talk into a movement that inspires and enables people to connect with one another on a deeper level. Learn more about it at www.makebigtalk.com and visit Kalina at...
The skill of self confidence | Dr. Ivan Joseph | TEDxRyersonU 13:21
The skill of self confidence | Dr. Ivan Joseph | TEDxRyersonU
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Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: http://bit.ly/1FAg8hB As the Athletic Director and head coach of the Varsity Soccer team at Ryerson University, Dr. Joseph is often asked what skills he is searching for as a recruiter: is it speed? Strength? Agility? In Dr. Joseph's TEDx Talk, he explores self confidence and how it is not just the most important skill in athletics, but in our lives. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live...
It is okay not to have a plan | Mithila Palkar | TEDxNITSilchar 12:18
It is okay not to have a plan | Mithila Palkar | TEDxNITSilchar
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Actor Mithila Palkar is a popular singer of Hindi and regional languages and an actor. In this talk, she discusses following your passion and learning along the way. She hails from Mumbai -- born and brought up in this city of dreams. She went to college at MMK College and since her school and college days she has been active in cultural activities particularly singing. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
Programming your mind for success | Carrie Green | TEDxManchester 15:32
Programming your mind for success | Carrie Green | TEDxManchester
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Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: http://bit.ly/1FAg8hB Carrie Green started her first online business at the age of 20, whilst studying Law at the University of Birmingham. Within a few years she took the business global, selling throughout the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and Europe and receiving over 100,000 hits on the website every month. In 2011 Carrie launched the Female Entrepreneur Association as a way to help inspire and connect female entrepreneurs from around the world. The network has grown to over 140,000 women and they now produce a digital magazine, This Girl Means Business, weekly videos,...
How Laughing at Yourself Can Change the World | Brad Jenkins | TEDxCapeMay 17:12
How Laughing at Yourself Can Change the World | Brad Jenkins | TEDxCapeMay
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President Obama's appearance on "Between Two Ferns" made tens of millions of people laugh (and saved lives in the process). In a culture flooded with too much partisan information, comedy is the last great refuge of truth and access. Brad Jenkins is the Managing Director and Executive Producer of Funny Or Die DC. For the last four years, Jenkins served as President Obama’s liaison and director of engagement to the creative and advocacy communities, bringing together creative executives, advocacy leaders, and some of the world’s biggest stars to advance the President’s agenda -- including his Emmy-award winning "Between Two Ferns" interview...
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NBC News journalist Mariana Atencio has traveled the world from Haiti to Hong Kong. In her TEDx talk, Mariana tells us how the people she's met along the way and her own immigrant experience have taught her that the only thing we all have in common is being human. Get ready to 'get human' and embrace what makes you different! Take a stand to defend your race: the human race!

Mariana Atencio is a Peabody Award-winning journalist, currently a national correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC. The Huffington Post called her ‘our Latina Christiane Amanpour’ and Jorge Ramos wrote: ‘Mariana is the next-gen voice for Latinos breaking all barriers.’ Mariana is known for combining in-studio work and high profile interviews like Pope Francis, with tenacious field reporting all over the world, covering youth-led protests in places like Ferguson, Mexico, Haiti and Hong Kong.



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