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How to transform apocalypse fatigue into action on global warming | Per Espen Stoknes
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time3 days ago
The biggest obstacle to dealing with climate disruptions lies between your ears, says psychologist and economist Per Espen Stokes. He's spent years studying the defenses we use to avoid thinking about the demise of our planet -- and figuring out a new way of talking about global warming that keeps us from shutting down. Step away from the doomsday narratives and learn how to make caring for the earth feel personable, do-able and empowering with this fun, informative talk.
Mass Myopia
A Point of View BBC
access_time3 days ago
Will Self on how wearing glasses has become something that is entirely unremarkable. "Nowadays the acquisition of glasses", he writes, "is simply another opportunity for the conspicuous consumption we've all become so very expert at". But he says there are drawbacks to seeing too clearly. He suggests that a National No Glasses Day might be an idea "so we can all wander about the place in blurry bliss". Producer: Adele Armstrong.
Why do I make art? To build time capsules for my heritage | Kayla Briët
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time3 days ago
Kayla Briët creates art that explores identity and self-discovery -- and the fear that her culture may someday be forgotten. She shares how she found her creative voice and reclaimed the stories of her Dutch-Indonesian, Chinese and Native American heritage by infusing them into film and music time capsules.
I don't want children -- stop telling me I'll change my mind | Christen Reighter
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time4 days ago
One in five women in the United States will not have a biological child, and Christen Reighter is one of them. From a young age, she knew she didn't want kids, in spite of the insistence of many people (including her doctor) who told her she'd change her mind. In this powerful talk, she shares her story of seeking sterilization -- and makes the case that motherhood is an extension of womanhood, not the definition.
How my dad's dementia changed my idea of death (and life) | Beth Malone
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time4 days ago
With warmth and grace, Beth Malone tells the deeply personal story of her dad's struggle with frontotemporal lobe dementia, and how it changed how she thinks about death (and life). A moving talk about a daughter's love -- and of letting go and finding peace.
4.13 The mirth of the monk
The History of India Podcast Kit Patrick
access_time4 days ago
(www.historyofindiapodcast.com) This week, emperor Harsha tracks down a famous chinese monk. When the emperor and monk eventually meet, there is a great meeting of minds. Along the way, towers will burn down, the treasury will be emptied, and the emperor will tackle an assassin. At the end, will Harsha be the great Hindu emperor? Or will he become another Buddhist emperor? Listen and find out.
How the military fights climate change | David Titley
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time5 days ago
Military leaders have known for millennia that the time to prepare for a challenge is before it hits you, says scientist and retired US Navy officer David Titley. He takes us from the humanitarian catastrophe in Syria to the icy shores of Svalbard to show how the military approaches the threat of climate change, in a refreshingly practical, nonpartisan take on climate preparedness. "The ice doesn't care who's in the White House. It doesn't care which party controls your congress. It doesn't care which party controls your parliament," Titley says. "It just melts."
The Housing First approach to homelessness | Lloyd Pendleton
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time6 days ago
What do you think would happen if you invited an individual with mental health issues who had been homeless for many years to move directly from the street into housing? Loyd Pendleton shares how he went from skeptic to believer in the Housing First approach to homelessness -- providing the displaced with short-term assistance to find permanent housing quickly and without conditions -- and how it led to a 91 percent reduction in chronic homelessness over a ten-year period in Utah.
How to talk (and listen) to transgender people | Jackson Bird
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time6 days ago
Gender should be the least remarkable thing about someone, but transgender people are still too often misunderstood. To help those who are scared to ask questions or nervous about saying the wrong thing, Jackson Bird shares a few ways to think about trans issues. And in this funny, frank talk, he clears up a few misconceptions about pronouns, transitioning, bathrooms and more.
What I learned serving time for a crime I didn't commit | Teresa Njoroge
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time7 days ago
In 2011, Teresa Njoroge was convicted of a financial crime she didn't commit -- the result of a long string of false accusations, increasing bribe attempts and the corrupt justice system in her home in Kenya. Once incarcerated, she discovered that most of the women and girls locked up with her were also victims of the same broken system, caught in a revolving door of life in and out of prison due to poor education and lack of economic opportunity. Now free and cleared by the courts of appeal, Njoroge shares how she's giving women in prison the skills, tools and support they need to break the cycle of poverty and crime and build a better life.
The miserable pantomime of contemporary British vegetarianism
A Point of View BBC
access_time10 days ago
"As the years have passed", writes Will Self, "so gnawing on a bloody piece of cow rump has come to seem, to me, more and more well, vulgar". Via Leviticus and Arcimboldo, he charts his conversion to vegetarianism. And he explains why it's not just personal morals that are "propelling me headlong towards the horror of Quorn"! Producer: Adele Armstrong.
4.12 The mirth of the moon
The History of India Podcast Kit Patrick
access_time10 days ago
(www.historyofindiapodcast.com) We continue the story of Harsha, last emperor of ancient India. The thirty years of bloodshed has begun, when Harsha will send his armies around India, forging his empire. We watch Harsha's army turn east, folowing it through the deserted kingdoms and emptied cities, until at last he is able to bring his most hated enemy to battle. Also in this episode: Bengal gets its start on the world stage.
How judges can show respect | Victoria Pratt
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time10 days ago
In halls of justice around the world, how can we ensure everyone is treated with dignity and respect? A pioneering judge in New Jersey, Victoria Pratt shares her principles of "procedural justice" -- four simple, thoughtful steps that redefined the everyday business of her courtroom in Newark, changing lives along the way. "When the court behaves differently, naturally people respond differently," Pratt says. "We want people to enter our halls of justice and know that justice will be served there."
The biggest risks facing cities -- and some solutions | Robert Muggah
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time11 days ago
With fantastic new maps that show interactive, visual representations of urban fragility, Robert Muggah articulates an ancient but resurging idea: cities shouldn't just be the center of economics -- they should also be the foundation of our political lives. Looking around the world, from Syria to Singapore to Seoul and beyond, Muggah submits six principles for how we can build more resilient cities. "Cities are where the future happens first. They're open, creative, dynamic, democratic, cosmopolitan, sexy," Muggah says. "They're the perfect antidote to reactionary nationalism."
We should aim for perfection -- and stop fearing failure | Jon Bowers
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time11 days ago
Sometimes trying your best isn't enough; when the situation demands it, you need to be perfect. For Jon Bowers, who runs a training facility for professional delivery drivers, the stakes are high -- 100 people in the US die every day in car accidents -- and it's perfection, or "a willingness to do what is difficult to achieve what is right," that he looks to achieve. He explains why we should all be equally diligent about striving toward perfection in everything we do, even if it means failing along the way.
An interview with Mauritius's first female president | Ameenah Gurib-Fakim and Stephanie Busari
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time12 days ago
Ameenah Gurib-Fakim has been an academic, an entrepreneur and is now the president of Mauritius -- the first Muslim female head of state in Africa. In a wide-ranging conversation with journalist Stephanie Busari, Gurib-Fakim discusses the humble beginnings of her political career, what it's like to be both a person of faith and a scientist and why we need to value traditional African knowledge, among much more. "I don't think you should take yourself seriously," she says. "You need to have trust in what you can do, have confidence in yourself and give yourself a set of goals and just work towards them."
Why wildfires have gotten worse -- and what we can do about it | Paul Hessburg
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time13 days ago
Megafires, individual fires that burn more than 100,000 acres, are on the rise in the western United States -- the direct result of unintentional yet massive changes we've brought to the forests through a century of misguided management. What steps can we take to avoid further destruction? Forest ecologist Paul Hessburg confronts some tough truths about wildfires and details how we can help restore the natural balance of the landscape.
44: How to Make Lemon Rice Recipe - Includes a simple Leftover rice Tip
In this episode of the tastes of india podcast we will be showing you how to make lemon rice recipe. We will also be sharing with you a simple tip to reuse any left over rice from the previous day.
For the love of birds | Washington Wachira
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time14 days ago
From the glorious crested guinea fowl to the adulterous African jacana to vultures that can pick a zebra carcass clean in 30 minutes, Washington Wachira wants us all to get to know the marvelous species of birds that share the planet with us. If you're not already a fan of earth's feathermakers -- or concerned about their conservation -- you will be after you watch this delightful talk.
How we can end sexual harassment at work | Gretchen Carlson
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time14 days ago
When Gretchen Carlson spoke out about her experience of workplace sexual harassment, it inspired women everywhere to take their power back and tell the world what happened to them. In a remarkable, fierce talk, she tells her story -- and identifies three specific things we can all do to create safer places to work. "We will no longer be underestimated, intimidated or set back," Carlson says. "We will stand up and speak up and have our voices heard. We will be the women we were meant to be."
Men Against Women
A Point of View BBC
access_time17 days ago
Will Self says we need creative solutions to end institutional misogyny and abuse. "Rather than addressing - as parliamentarians currently are - the business of shutting the stable door after the stallions have run amok", he writes, "we should be thinking about how to keep it closed in the first place". Producer: Adele Armstrong.
The global learning crisis -- and what to do about it | Amel Karboul
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time17 days ago
The most important infrastructure we have is educated minds, says former Tunisian government minister Amel Karboul. Yet too often large investments go to more visible initiatives such as bridges and roads, when it's the minds of our children that will really create a brighter future. In this sharp talk, she shares actionable ideas to ensure that every child is in school -- and learning -- within just one generation.
The surprisingly charming science of your gut | Giulia Enders
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time18 days ago
Ever wonder how we poop? Learn about the gut -- the system where digestion (and a whole lot more) happens -- as doctor and author Giulia Enders takes us inside the complex, fascinating science behind it, including its connection to mental health. It turns out, looking closer at something we might shy away from can leave us feeling more fearless and appreciative of ourselves.
Sci-fi stories that imagine a future Africa | Nnedi Okorafor
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time19 days ago
"My science fiction has different ancestors -- African ones," says writer Nnedi Okorafor. In between excerpts from her "Binti" series and her novel "Lagoon," Okorafor discusses the inspiration and roots of her work -- and how she opens strange doors through her Afrofuturist writing.
4.11 The clash of mirth
The History of India Podcast Kit Patrick
access_time20 days ago
(www.historyofindiapodcast.com) Harsha prepares for battle. We follow him through the battle day, from before he wakes up, through the inspection of his army, the preparation of his battle-line, into the battle itself. Hear the battle tactics used by ancient Indian kings. Discover how the Indian armies were able to crush the huns.  (2 of 2 of military during Harsha's time)
TOI EP:43 - How to Make Low Carb Palak ka Saag Recipe
 Low Carb Palak ka saag recipe is a simple and easy recipe which uses very few ingredients and is ideal for anyone who is on an LCHF (Low Carb High Fat) diet plan. Today while I was sitting with my daughter and helping her with finishing her homework, I was amazed at how this generation was grabbing Read more The post Low Carb Palak Ka Saag Recipe – Low Carb Butter Sauted Spinach Recipe appeared first on The Tastes of India.
43: TOI EP:43 - How to Make Low Carb Palak ka Saag Recipe
In this episode of the tastes of india podcast we will be showing you a very simple recipe that is quick to make and will be loved by most people who prefer a low carb diet. While this is a low carb diet recipe, you can also have it as a normal side dish with some slight changes.
How to win at evolution and survive a mass extinction | Lauren Sallan
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time20 days ago
Congratulations! By being here, alive, you are one of history's winners -- the culmination of a success story four billion years in the making. The other 99 percent of species who have ever lived on earth are dead -- killed by fire, flood, asteroids, ice, heat and the cold math of natural selection. How did we get so lucky, and will we continue to win? In this short, funny talk, paleobiologist and TED Fellow Lauren Sallan shares insights on how your ancestors' survival through mass extinction made you who you are today.
Can we stop climate change by removing CO2 from the air? | Tim Kruger
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time20 days ago
Could we cure climate change? Geoengineering researcher Tim Kruger wants to try. He shares one promising possibility: using natural gas to generate electricity in a way that takes carbon dioxide out of the air. Learn more -- both the potential and the risks -- about this controversial field that seeks creative, deliberate and large-scale intervention to stop the already catastrophic consequences of our warming planet.
The future of storytelling | Shonda Rhimes and Cyndi Stivers
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time21 days ago
"We all feel a compelling need to watch stories, to tell stories to discuss the things that tell each one of us that we are not alone in the world," says TV titan Shonda Rhimes. A dominant force in television since "Grey's Anatomy" hit the airwaves, Rhimes discusses the future of media networks, how she's using her narrative-building skills as a force for good, an intriguing concept known as "Amish summers" and much more, in conversation with Cyndi Stivers, director of the TED Residency.
Ode to Space
A Point of View BBC
access_time24 days ago
Will Self on why he loves space . From childhood dreams of being "strapped into the command module of a Saturn 5 rocket about to blast off from Cape Kennedy" to contemplating 1000-million-star mega-clusters in the sky today, Will describes why space is - for him - "both sublime and restful". Producer: Adele Armstrong.
We're building a dystopia just to make people click on ads | Zeynep Tufekci
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time24 days ago
We're building an artificial intelligence-powered dystopia, one click at a time, says techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci. In an eye-opening talk, she details how the same algorithms companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon use to get you to click on ads are also used to organize your access to political and social information. And the machines aren't even the real threat. What we need to understand is how the powerful might use AI to control us -- and what we can do in response.
The awful logic of land mines -- and an app that helps people avoid them | Carlos Bautista
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time25 days ago
Fifty years of armed conflict in Colombia has left the countryside riddled with land mines that maim and kill innocent people who happen across them. To help keep communities safe from harm, TED Resident Carlos Bautista is developing an app to track land mines -- and direct travelers away from them. Learn more about how this potentially life-saving tool could promote peace in countries plagued by land mines once conflicts end.
How we'll earn money in a future without jobs | Martin Ford
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time25 days ago
Machines that can think, learn and adapt are coming -- and that could mean that we humans will end up with significant unemployment. What should we do about it? In a straightforward talk about a controversial idea, futurist Martin Ford makes the case for separating income from traditional work and instituting a universal basic income.
4.10 The hero of mirth
The History of India Podcast Kit Patrick
access_time26 days ago
(www.historyofindiapodcast.com) We follow an ancient Indian king as he prepares for war. Should he fight openly and honourably? Should he use sneaky tricks? Or should he find a third way? We consider his decisions as he plans his campaign, charts his route through enemy territory, and sets up his camp. (1 of 2 of military during Harsha's time)
Want a more innovative company? Hire more women | Rocío Lorenzo
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time26 days ago
Are diverse companies really more innovative? Rocío Lorenzo and her team surveyed 171 companies to find out -- and the answer was a clear yes. In a talk that will help you build a better, more robust company, Lorenzo dives into the data and explains how your company can start producing fresher, more creative ideas by treating diversity as a competitive advantage.
Why I risked my life to expose a government massacre | Anjan Sundaram
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time27 days ago
A war zone can pass for a mostly peaceful place when no one is watching, says investigative journalist and TED Fellow Anjan Sundaram. In this short, incisive talk, he takes us inside the conflict in the Central African Republic, where he saw the methodical preparation for ethnic cleansing, and shares a lesson about why it's important to bear witness to other people's suffering. "Ignored people in all our communities tell us something important about who we are," Sundaram says. "A witness can become precious, and their gaze most necessary, when violence passes silently, unseen and unheard."
What it's like to be a woman in Hollywood | Naomi McDougall Jones
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time27 days ago
What we see in movies matters: it affects our hobbies, our career choices, our emotions and even our identities. Right now, we don't see enough women on screen or behind the camera -- but waiting for Hollywood to grow a conscience isn't going to fix the problem, says Naomi McDougall Jones. Join forces with the actress and activist as she outlines her four-point plan for a total representation revolution in Hollywood.
A pro wrestler's guide to confidence | Mike Kinney
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time28 days ago
You are more than you think you are, says former pro wrestler Mike Kinney -- you just have to find what makes you unique and use it to your advantage. For years Kinney "turned up" the parts of himself that made him special as he invented and perfected his wrestling persona, Cowboy Gator Magraw. In a talk equal parts funny and smart, he brings his wisdom from the ring to everyday life, sharing how we can all live more confidently and reach our full potential.
TOI EP:42 - How to Make Carrot Beans Thoran - Carrot Beans Stir Fry Recipe (Onam Special)
Carrot Beans Thoran Recipe is a delicious and healthy side dish recipe, made of chopped carrot and beans and is very easy to make.                                                                Read more The post Carrot Beans Thoran Recipe – Carrot Beans Stir Fry Recipe appeared first on The Tastes of India.
42: How to Make Carrot Beans Thoran - Carrot Beans Stir Fry Recipe (Onam Special)
Today's recipe is an Onam special recipe made of chopped carrot and beans and is called Carrot Bean Thoran
Stories are connecting us to others IIM041
By Amanpreet Kaur - Follow me: Instagram, Facebook Rate & Review this Podcast If you wish to donate to this Podcast In this episode of Indian Interracial Marriages Podcast, I bring a story of passion and action.  Many of you may have heard of Kitaabworld, an independent book store online brings South Asian children’s literature to all.  I say that the owners, Gauri Manglik and Sadaf Siddique do all the homework and deliver the knowledge to us at home.  Sometimes in the crowded market, it can be challenging to find books and literature that offers information to us adults and to kids.  So Kitaabworld has taken on the challenge of making things easier for us. I speak with Gauri Manglik as she tells the story of how the project got started and her love for reading as well as her goal for bringing the love for reading back into our kids lives.  We shall get to hear from Sadaf Siddique another time as we get our schedules figured out for a conversation.  The festival season has started already and Kitaabworld has many books that offer great info about these festivals.  There were things I didn’t know about either so these books helped me and believe me I’m not a big reader.  The illustrations in the books helped me stay focused on learning. The books are very reasonably priced so I encourage you to check these out at full price but if you really like using coupons, you can use discount code IIM10 to get 10% off. You can connect with the founders of Kitaabworld on Instagram and Facebook
I hope this email finds you well...
A Point of View BBC
access_time1 month ago
Mary Beard ponders why email is governed by so few rules and conventions. "Fifty years ago, when I was at high school", Mary writes, "we spent many hours learning how to write a letter". She wonders why no one today seems to be teaching the art of writing a persuasive email. Producer: Adele Armstrong.
The powerful stories that shaped Africa | Gus Casely-Hayford
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time1 month ago
In the vast sweep of history, even an empire can be forgotten. In this wide-ranging talk, Gus Casely-Hayford shares origin stories of Africa that are too often unwritten, lost, unshared. Travel to Great Zimbabwe, the ancient city whose mysterious origins and advanced architecture continue to confound archeologists. Or to the age of Mansa Musa, the ruler of the Mali Empire whose vast wealth built the legendary libraries of Timbuktu. And consider which other history lessons we might unwittingly overlook.
A precise, three-word address for every place on earth | Chris Sheldrick
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time1 month ago
With what3words, Chris Sheldrick and his team have divided the entire planet into three-meter squares and assigned each a unique, three-word identifier, like famous.splice.writers or blocks.evenly.breed, giving a precise address to the billions of people worldwide who don't have one. In this quick talk about a big idea, Sheldrick explains the economic and political implications of giving everyone an accurate address -- from building infrastructure to sending aid to disaster zones to delivering hot pizza.
Portraits that transform people into whatever they want to be | Uldus Bakhtiozina
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time1 month ago
With her gorgeous, haunting photographs, artist Uldus Bakhtiozina documents dreams, working with daily life as she imagines it could be. She creates everything in her work by hand -- from costumes to stages -- without digital manipulation, bringing us images from the land of escapism, where anyone can become something else.
4.9 The rescue of mirth
The History of India Podcast Kit Patrick
access_time1 month ago
(www.historyofindiapodcast.com) We continue with the story of the great emperor Harsha. He is alone. His family have almost all passed away. Only one remains: his sister, last heard of locked away in an enemy jail. We follow Harsha as he goes in search of her. His quest will lead us up into the hills and forests, to meet forest princes and sages. Will Harsha save his sister from the wilds? Listen and find out.
The new age of corporate monopolies | Margrethe Vestager
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time1 month ago
Margrethe Vestager wants to keep European markets competitive -- which is why, on behalf of the EU, she's fined Google $2.8 billion for breaching antitrust rules, asked Apple for $15.3 billion in back taxes and investigated a range of companies, from Gazprom to Fiat, for anti-competitive practices. In an important talk about the state of the global business, she explains why markets need clear rules -- and how even the most innovative companies can become a problem when they become too dominant. "Real and fair competition has a vital role to play in building the trust we need to get the best of our societies," Vestager says. "And that starts with enforcing our rules."
We can hack our immune cells to fight cancer | Elizabeth Wayne
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time1 month ago
After decades of research and billions spent in clinical trials, we still have a problem with cancer drug delivery, says biomedical engineer Elizabeth Wayne. Chemotherapy kills cancer -- but it kills the rest of your body, too. Instead of using human design to fight cancer, why not use nature's? In this quick talk, Wayne explains how her lab is creating nanoparticle treatments that bind to immune cells, your body's first responders, to precisely target cancer cells without damaging healthy ones.
What's hidden under the Greenland ice sheet? | Kristin Poinar
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time1 month ago
The Greenland ice sheet is massive, mysterious -- and melting. Using advanced technology, scientists are revealing its secrets for the first time, and what they've found is amazing: hidden under the ice sheet is a vast aquifer that holds a Lake Tahoe-sized volume of water from the summer melt. Does this water stay there, or does it find its way out to the ocean and contribute to global sea level rise? Join glaciologist Kristin Poinar for a trip to this frozen, forgotten land to find out.