What would happen if you didn’t sleep? – Claudia Aguirre

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In 1965, 17-year-old high school student, Randy Gardner stayed awake for 264 hours. That’s 11 days to see how he’d cope without sleep. On the second day, his eyes stopped focusing. Next, he lost the ability to identify objects by touch. By day three, Gardner was moody and uncoordinated. At the end of the experiment, […]

How do drugs affect the brain? – Sara Garofalo

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Most people will take a pill, receive an injection, or otherwise take some kind of medicine during their lives, but most of us don’t know anything about how these substances actually work. How can various compounds impact the way we physically feel, think, and even behave? For the most part, this depends on how a […]

Side Effects of Drinking TEA in the MORNING

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When you get a good nights sleep and wake up in the morning, your body is low on energy. It needs food to recharge your batteries. In such a condition the first thing that many people do is have a cup of tea. Different places drink different kinds of tea in the morning – black […]

How do cigarettes affect the body? – Krishna Sudhir

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Cigarettes aren’t good for us. That’s hardly news–we’ve known about the dangers of smoking for decades. But how exactly do cigarettes harm us? Let’s look at what happens as their ingredients make their way through our bodies, and how we benefit physically when we finally give up smoking. With each inhalation, smoke brings its more […]

Why sitting is bad for you – Murat Dalkilinç

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Right now, you’re probably sitting down to watch this video and staying seated for a few minutes to view it is probably okay. But the longer you stay put, the more agitated your body becomes. It sits there counting down the moments until you stand up again and take it for a walk. That may […]

Listening to shame | Brené Brown

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I’m going to tell you a little bit about my TEDxHouston Talk. I woke up the morning after I gave that talk with the worst vulnerability hangover of my life. And I actually didn’t leave my house for about three days. The first time I left was to meet a friend for lunch. And when […]

TEDxNewy 2011 – Liz Mullinar – Treating the core problem of childhood trauma.

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Translator: Mohand Habchi Reviewer: Daniel Cosovanu Can anyone explain to me why we spend millions and millions of dollars on educating about drug prevention, don’t take drugs because they’re bad for you. And allowing parents to worry themselves sick about will my child get into drugs because they mix in a bad company. They don’t […]

How sugar affects the brain – Nicole Avena

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Picture warm, gooey cookies, crunchy candies, velvety cakes, waffle cones piled high with ice cream. Is your mouth watering? Are you craving dessert? Why? What happens in the brain that makes sugary foods so hard to resist? Sugar is a general term used to describe a class of molecules called carbohydrates, and it’s found in […]

The lethality of loneliness: John Cacioppo at TEDxDesMoines

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Translator: Tatjana Jevdjic Reviewer: Elisabeth Buffard When you look out onto the world, it certainly appears the Earth is flat. The ground beneath you is stable and unmoving, and stars and sun circle the Earth. Hundreds of years ago, elaborated theories were developed based on these common sense observations to explain and predict the reach […]

The Aromatic Science of Food and Wine: Francois Chartier at TEDxUdeM

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Translator: Sue Kronenfeld Reviewer: Denise RQ I brought dessert, but I’m going to keep it for myself, right there. Let’s get started; I’ll show you my rule of molecular harmony in wine-serving so that everyone understands what is eaten in winter. It’s a rule of the aromatic sciences of food and wine which I “gave […]

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