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, […]

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 […]

Changing the story for Canadian athletes: Leah Skerry at TEDxStJohns

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Translator: Mirjana Čutura Reviewer: Peter van de Ven My hands were dripping with blood. It was my first day in gymnastics class, but my gym was our family’s front yard and one tree. And like any aspiring athlete, I had a dream that I could be an Olympic gymnast. I’d proudly run to my mom […]

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 […]

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 […]

Drinking and how it changed my life: Ann Dowsett-Johnston at TEDxHomeBushRdWomen

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Translator: Theresa Ranft Reviewer: David DeRuwe Thank you very much. You know, there’s a story that they tell about a writer who heads up to the pearly gates on a very, very busy day, and she is not quite sure if she’s going to end up in heaven or hell, and she waits in line […]