Helen MacArthur

Helen MacArthur

Dame Helen MacArthur [ TED Vancouver ] When you’re a child, anything and everything is possible. The challenge, so often, is hanging on to that as we grow up. And as a four-year-old, I had the opportunity to sail for the first time. I will never forget the excitement as we closed the coast. I will never forget the feeling of adventure as

Superchickens 101

Superchickens 101

Margaret Heffernan [ 250 K Views, 3 K Likes, 15:47 ] An evolutionary biologist at Purdue University named William Muir studied chickens. He was interested in productivity — I think it’s something that concerns all of us — but it’s easy to measure in chickens because you just count the eggs. He wanted to know what could make his chickens more productive, so

Alice Goffman

Alice Goffman

Alice Goffman [ TED ] On the path that American children travel to adulthood, two institutions oversee the journey. The first is the one we hear a lot about: college. Some of you may remember the excitement that you felt when you first set off for college. Some of you may be in college right now and you’re feeling this excitement at this

Confronting Injustice

Confronting Injustice

Bryan Stevenson [ SXSW ] — The United States is a very different country that it was 30 years ago. In 1970, we had a prison population of 200,000 and today we have a prison population of 2.3 Million. The United States now has the largest prison population in the world. 1 in 6 male Latino babies and 1 in 3 male Black

53 Years Ago

53 Years Ago

James A. White, Sr. [ TEDx Columbus, Ohio ] The little problem I had renting a house.  An 18-year-old, African-American male joined the United States Air Force and was assigned to Mountain Home Air Force Base and was a part of the air police squadron. Upon first arriving there, the first goal that I had was for me to identify an apartment, so

Implicit Bias

Implicit Bias

Anthony Greewald [ UWTV ] In the last 30 years, psychology has undergone an “implicit revolution.” Occurring outside of awareness, implicit bias disadvantages segments of society, intrudes on law enforcement and affects the administration of justice. In “Discriminating without Awareness of Discriminating,” Psychology Professor Anthony Greenwald, University of Washington, discusses how intergroup discrimination can occur without prejudicial hostility, conscious intent or awareness of

Shaping Neighborhoods

Shaping Neighborhoods

Theaster Gates [ TED Vancouver ] I’m a potter, which seems like a fairly humble vocation. I know a lot about pots. I’ve spent about 15 years making them. One of the things that really excites me in my artistic practice and being trained as a potter is that you very quickly learn how to make great things out of nothing; that I