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Why Sugar Makes Us Feel So Good

Why Sugar Makes Us Feel So Good

by ELIZA BARCLAY January 16, 2014 9:59 AM TED-Ed/YouTube Last week, I reported that scientists are working their way toward a consensus that sugar is addictive. While some researchers are still hesitant to liken sweet stuff to drugs or alcohol, the evidence is accumulating to explain why some of us really struggle to resist or moderate our […]

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‘JOY OF TWO WHEELS’ TED TALK

‘JOY OF TWO WHEELS’ TED TALK

by Carolyn Szczepanski Source: League of American Bicyclists “Children laugh about 200 times more per day than adults,” Elysa Walk began. “Laughter is that outward expression of joy and it trickles thin as the realities of life and responsibilities come upon us,” the General Manager of Giant Bicycles continued. “But that joy can be rekindled. […]

By Tuesday, February 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
TEDWomen 2013: In Innovation, Age Is Nothing But A Number

TEDWomen 2013: In Innovation, Age Is Nothing But A Number

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 recounted her successful fifth attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida. Through her harrowing trip, there was […]

By Thursday, January 9, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
TEDxCopenhagen – Mikael Colville-Andersen – Why We Shouldn’t Bike with a Helmet

TEDxCopenhagen – Mikael Colville-Andersen – Why We Shouldn’t Bike with a Helmet

Uploaded on Dec 16, 2010 Copenhagen’s bicycle ambassador talks about how important the bicycle is for liveable cities and how bicycle helmets are threatening bicycle culture. About TEDx, x = independently organized event: In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a […]

By Tuesday, October 22, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
You Can Remake Your Streets

You Can Remake Your Streets

By Thursday, October 17, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
WATCH: One Man’s Journey to Yo-Yo Mastery

WATCH: One Man’s Journey to Yo-Yo Mastery

Posted: 07/12/2013 9:00 AM 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 an original blog post from the featured speaker, along with new op-eds, thoughts and responses from the HuffPost community. […]

By Sunday, July 14, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Want to be happier? Stay in the moment – Matt Killingsworth

Want to be happier? Stay in the moment – Matt Killingsworth

Published on Mar 29, 2013 View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/want-to-be-… When are humans most happy? To gather data on this question, Matt Killingsworth built an app, Track Your Happiness, that let people report their feelings in real time. Among the surprising results: We’re often happiest when we’re lost in the moment. And the flip side: The […]

By Tuesday, April 2, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
A Fear of Cycling

A Fear of Cycling

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 bicycles. And riding bicycles is good for people and Earth.  — James Hamblin, MD, is The […]

By Thursday, March 14, 2013 Read More →
Ron Finley: A guerilla gardener in South Central LA

Ron Finley: A guerilla gardener in South Central LA

Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA — in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where “the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys.” Ron Finley grows a nourishing food culture in South […]

By Monday, March 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
What Is Skepticism, Anyway?

What Is Skepticism, Anyway?

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 an original blog post from the featured speaker, along with new op-eds, thoughts and responses […]

By Saturday, March 2, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
TEDxPhoenixville – Kyle Bryant – Life is About How We React

TEDxPhoenixville – Kyle Bryant – Life is About How We React

Published on Nov 1, 2012 Kyle grew up like most Northern California kids – active in all sports from swimming and golf in the summer to skiing in the winter; soccer, baseball, basketball, football, volleyball, you name it. Kyle was diagnosed with Friedreich’s Ataxia at age 17. Although FA has hindered his ability to participate in […]

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