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  • Photos that bear witness to modern slavery

    By: Lisa Kristine

    Duration: 19:21

    Slavery

    Ted Brief : Photographer Lisa Kristine travels the world documenting the unbearably harsh realities of modern-day slavery. She shares hauntingly beautiful images -- miners in the Congo, bricklayers in Nepal -- that illuminate the plight of the 27 million souls enslaved worldwide.

  • Looks aren’t everything. Believe me I’m a model.

    By: Cameron Russell

    Duration: 9:31

    Culture

    Ted Brief: Cameron Russell admits she won “a genetic lottery”: she's tall, pretty and an underwear model. But don't judge her by her looks. In this fearless talk, she takes a wry look at the industry that had her looking highly seductive at barely 16 years old.

  • How to gain control of your free time

    By: Laura Vanderkam

    Duration: 11:54

    Choice, Happiness

    Ted Brief : There are 168 hours in each week. How do we find time for what matters most? Time management expert Laura Vanderkam studies how busy people spend their lives, and she's discovered that many of us drastically overestimate our commitments each week, while underestimating the time we have to ourselves. She offers a few practical strategies to help find more time for what matters to us, so we can "build the lives we want in the time we've got."

  • The Power of Introverts

    By: Susan Cain

    Duration: 18:57

    Business, Culture

    Ted Brief: In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.

  • The Thrilling Potential of Sixth Sense Technology

    By: Pranav Mistry

    Duration: 13:44

    Adventure

    Ted Brief: At TEDIndia, Pranav Mistry demos several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data -- including a deep look at his SixthSense device and a new, paradigm-shifting paper "laptop." In an onstage Q&A, Mistry says he'll open-source the software behind SixthSense, to open its possibilities to all.

  • Try something new for 30 days

    By: Matt Cutts

    Duration: 3:27

    Culture, Success

    Ted Brief : Is there something you've always meant to do, wanted to do, but just ... haven't? Matt Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days. This short, lighthearted talk offers a neat way to think about setting and achieving goals.

  • What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

    By: Robert Waldinger

    Duration: 12:48

    Happiness

    Ted Brief: What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life.

  • Brain magic

    By: Keith Barry

    Duration: 19:46

    Entertainment

    Ted brief: First, Keith Barry shows us how our brains can fool our bodies -- in a trick that works via podcast too. Then he involves the audience in some jaw-dropping (and even a bit dangerous) feats of brain magic.

  • You elusive creative genius

    By: Elizabeth Gilbert

    Duration: 19:25

    Creativity, Culture

    Ted brief:Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses -- and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person "being" a genius, all of us "have" a genius. It's a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.

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