Looks aren’t everything. Believe me, I’m a model. | Cameron Russell

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast Hi. My name is Cameron Russell, and for the last little while, I’ve been a model. Actually, for 10 years. And I feel like there’s an uncomfortable tension in the room right now because I should not have worn this dress. (Laughter) So luckily, I brought an outfit change. Read more…

My philosophy for a happy life | Sam Berns | TEDxMidAtlantic

Translator: Bob Prottas Reviewer: Ariana Bleau Lugo Hello everyone. I’m Sam, and I just turned 17. A few years ago, before my freshman year in High School, I wanted to play snare drum in the Foxboro High School Marching Band, and it was a dream that I just had to accomplish. But each snare drum Read more…

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

Translator: Tijana Mihajlović Reviewer: Mile Živković Hi. I’ve got a question for you: how many people here would say they can draw? (Laughter) I think we’ve got about one or two percent of the hands going up, and it’s interesting, isn’t it? It’s a little bit like people think of spelling or singing. They think,”You Read more…

The silent drama of photography | Sebastião Salgado

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast I’m not sure that every person here is familiar with my pictures. I want to start to show just a few pictures to you, and after I’ll speak. I must speak to you a little bit of my history, because we’ll be speaking on this during my speech here. Read more…

Homeopathy, quackery and fraud | James Randi

Good morning. Happy to see so many fine folks out here and so many smiling faces. I have a very peculiar background, attitude and approach to the real world because I am a conjurer. Now, I prefer that term over magician, because if I were a magician, that would mean that I use spells and Read more…

The value of travel | Rick Steves | TEDxRainier

Translator: Natalie Thibault Reviewer: Sarah El_Gayyar Thank you very much. You know, I have spent a third of my adult life living out of a suitcase. And looking back on those 30 years, four months every year of traveling, it occurs to me, it’s really clear that travel, thoughtful travel, is well worth the time Read more…

The Atlantic slave trade: What too few textbooks told you – Anthony Hazard

Slavery, the treatment of human beings as property, deprived of personal rights, has occurred in many forms throughout the world. But one institution stands out for both its global scale and its lasting legacy. The Atlantic slave trade, occurring from the late 15th to the mid 19th century and spanning three continents, forcibly brought more Read more…

Top hacker shows us how it’s done | Pablos Holman | TEDxMidwest

Translator: Bob Prottas Reviewer: Ariana Bleau Lugo So this is a hotel room, kind of like the one I’m staying in. I get bored sometimes. A room like this has not a lot to offer for entertainment. But for a hacker, it gets a little interesting because that television is not like the television in Read more…

What happens to our bodies after we die? – Farnaz Khatibi Jafari

Since the dawn of humanity, an estimated 100.8 billion people have lived and died, a number that increases by about .8% of the world’s population each year. What happens to all of those people’s bodies after they die and will the planet eventually run out of burial space? When a person’s heart stops beating, the Read more…

The skill of self confidence | Dr. Ivan Joseph | TEDxRyersonU

Translator: Jaime Ochoa Reviewer: Elisabeth Buffard In my past life as a soccer coach, once you won a national championship, everyone wants to come play for you. Really not true. Once you paid them $ 25,000 a year in scholarships, everybody wants to come play for you. And parents would always come to me and Read more…