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Animator Maya Penn, 13, discusses her business and philanthropy at the TEDWomen conference.
© Marla Aufmuth/TEDAnimator Maya Penn, 13, discusses her business and philanthropy at the TEDWomen conference. © Marla Aufmuth/TED

by DANA FARRINGTON December 08, 201311:27 AM Source: NPR Some women are notoriously sensitive about their age. Not Diana Nyad. At 64, the inspirational long-distance swimmer says she’s in her prime. At the TEDWomen conference in San Francisco Thursday, she […]

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Background Reading  The Bike Helmet Paradox (The Atlantic) Mikael Colville-Andersen: Why we shouldn’t wear bike helmets (Mag) Oregon Senator looks to strengthen mandatory helmet laws (BikePortland) Summary Plastic shells keep our heads from coming open, but they also deter us from riding […]

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Michael Shermer Posted: 02/01/2013 9:00 AM Source: HuffingtonPost TED and The Huffington Post are excited to bring you TEDWeekends, a curated weekend program that introduces a powerful “idea worth spreading” every Friday, anchored in an exceptional TEDTalk. This week’s TEDTalk is accompanied by […]