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TED 26: Cindy Gallop: Make Love, Not Porn

This is amazing. Cindy Gallop has a lot of balls for doing this TED talk, which ended up being banned due to its explicit nature.  But she makes a totally valid argument. 

Speaking from personal experience, she argues that hardcore pornography has distorted the way a generation of young guys think about sex, and talks about how she is fighting back with the launch of new website to correct the myths being propagated.



TED 25: Eve Ensler - Suddenly, My Body

Aaaargh!  I haven’t posted in two weeks and have missed my 30 day deadline! Ok, shhhh, it’s a minor detail.  Screw the deadline, i can still finish….

This is an incredibly powerful talk by Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues. She talks about her lifelong disconnection from her body, and how two shocking events helped her to connect with the reality, the physicality of being human. 

I’ve actually yet to see or read The Vagina Monologues, i guess now is a good time to start.

TED 24: Bobby FcFerrin Hacks Your Brain With Music

This guy is AMAZING. In this fun, 3-min performance from the World Science Festival, musician Bobby McFerrin uses the pentatonic scale to reveal one surprising result of the way our brains are wired.

This was originally seen through TED, but shared via YouTube. 


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TED 22: Success is a Continuous Journey

Ah, that old adage, ‘Money can’t buy happiness’.  It can’t, but it does help.  And apart from winning the lottery you sort of have to become a success in order to have a lot of it.  But don’t get sidetracked and stop doing what you love.

Richard St. John reminds us that success is not a one-way street, but a constant journey. He uses the story of his business’ rise and fall to illustrate a valuable lesson — when we stop trying, we fail.

TED 20: The Rise of Personal Robots

WOW - Cynthia Breaeal has the best job ever.  I WANT A LEO ROBOT!  

Whilst this is all very cool, it’s also a little scary.  We’re already increasingly lacking in interpersonal skills as we spend our days communicating via social media and email.  Introducing robots to teach and play with our kids is only adding another layer to that lack of human face to face interaction.  Or am i just being paranoid?

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