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Sloomoo's Top 7 Ted Talks

These Ted Talks have us looking at the world in a fresh, new way


 

1. Evelyn Glennie: How to Truly Listen

This talk is a beautiful illustration by Glennie, a deaf percussionist, of how music is so much more than sound waves.


 

2. Dan Gilbert: The Surprising Science of Happiness

The author of best-selling novel, Stumbling on Happiness, disputes the concept that we will be unhappy if things do not go as planned. He speaks about how and why we can innately still feel happy even if we don't get what we want.


 

3. David Gallo: Underwater Astonishments  

The king of underwater exploration shares the coolest imagery of ocean creatures in this amazing talk.

 


 

4. Amy Cuddy: Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are

Cuddy, a social psychologist, explains the significance of “power posing” even if we don't feel confident and how this can still increase our chances for success.

 


 

5. Sarah Kay: If I Should Have A Daughter

As a teen who loved poetry, she tells her story of how she became a teacher that created Project V.O.I.C.E, which allows students to find their inner voice and discover the meaning of self expression.


 

6. Vijay Kumar: Robots That Fly... And Cooperate

This talk has been revealed as one of Bill Gates’ favorite podcasts and it’s truly interesting. Kumar has invented flying robots in his University of Pennsylvania lab that work together to solve problems from construction to surveying natural disasters.    

 

 


 

7. Sam Van Aken: How One Tree Grows 40 Different Kinds of Fruit

This contemporary artist talks all about a hybridized tree that can grow 40 different kinds of fruit from peaches to cherries to nectarines. He talks about the significance of biodiversity in order to ensure long term food security.


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