How does a jellyfish sting? – Neosha S Kashef

You’re swimming in the ocean when something brushes your leg. When the tingling sets in, you realize you’ve been stung by a jellyfish. How do these beautiful, gelatinous creatures pack such a painful punch? Jellyfish are soft because they are 95% water and are mostly made of a translucent gel-like substance called mesoglea. With such […]

Jasmin Singer Interview

RENEE WEHRLE: Hello, I’m Renee Wehrle, Global Voices Metcalf Fellow at International House, here with Jasmin Singer, a well-recognized environmentalist, podcast personality, and intersectional activist. Thanks for joining us today, Jasmin. JASMIN SINGER: I’m so excited to be here. Thank you. RENEE WEHRLE: So you’re a person who does many things very well, from running […]

From life to death, beyond and back | Thomas Fleischmann | TEDxTUHHSalon

Translator: 陳 俊 Reviewer: Nadine Hennig Ladies and gentleman, I see dead people. What may be a punch line from the film, the movie, “The Sixth Sense” for you, is dire reality for me. As an emergency physician, I took care of thousands of people when they approached the line between life and death. Many […]

How to find and do work you love | Scott Dinsmore | TEDxGoldenGatePark (2D)

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Ivana Korom Wow, what an honor. I always wondered what this would feel like. So eight years ago, I got the worst career advice of my life. I had a friend tell me, “Don’t worry about how much you like the work you’re doing now. It’s all about just building your […]

Start with why — how great leaders inspire action | Simon Sinek | TEDxPugetSound

Translator: Capa Girl Reviewer: Wendy Morales So, where do you start when you have a program that’s about integrating lives with passions? Well, you start with “why.” Why? And that kicks us off for the first speaker tonight – Simon Sinek and his talk “Start with why.” Simon Sinek: We assume, even, we know why […]

My descent into America’s neo-Nazi movement — and how I got out | Christian Picciolini

My journey away from violent extremism began 22 years ago, when I denounced racism and left the American white supremacist skinhead movement that I had helped build. (Cheers and applause) I was just 22 years old at the time, but I had already spent eight years, from the time I was 14 years old, as […]

The 7 secrets of the greatest speakers in history | Richard Greene | TEDxOrangeCoast

Reviewer: Queenie Lee It’s 1903, and this extraordinary guy named Teddy Roosevelt is standing on the edge of the Grand Canyon. At that time, people wanted to create hotels and spas and turn the Grand Canyon, in 1903, into a profit-making Disneyland of the environment. And he stood and said no. And he created a […]

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

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 […]

The first 20 hours — how to learn anything | Josh Kaufman | TEDxCSU

Translator: Gustavo Rocha Reviewer: Marssi Draw Hi everyone. Two year ago, my life changed forever. My wife Kelsey and I welcomed our daughter Lela into the world. Now, becoming a parent is an amazing experience. Your whole world changes over night. And all of your priorities change immediately. So fast that it makes it really […]

TEDxOakville – Judy Thompson – Three Secrets You Need to Know About Spoken English

Translator: berat güven Reviewer: Peter van de Ven Hi, my name is Judy Thompson, I teach English as a second language, and I love my job. Today, I’m going to talk about what everyone needs to know about English. So, English is a tricky language; the letters and the sounds don’t go together. So no […]