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TEDxRyersonU - Julie Rochefort - Shift the Focus
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Lazy. Stupid. Worthless. From news media and magazines to professional conferences and government reports, these are the words often used to describe overweight and obese individuals. The endorsements of such stereotypes often lead to extreme weight loss practices which can induce feelings of guilt and shame. Despite the robust research demons... Read more

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- -: TEDxRyersonU - Julie Rochefort - Shift the Focus

February 15, 2012 (over 2 years ago)

Lazy. Stupid. Worthless. From news media and magazines to professional conferences and government reports, these are the words often used to describe overweight and obese individuals. The endorsements of such stereotypes often lead to extreme weight loss practices which can induce feelings of gu...

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- -: TEDxPhilly - Ethan Nguyen - On taking chances

January 23, 2012 (almost 3 years ago)

Mentor one young person this year and you set them on a journey that will ultimately lead them to an opportunity to change other lives. Dissuaded by a high school guidance counselor from applying to top schools, Ethan Nguyen found encouragement from a supportive local librarian and landed at Vass...

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- -: TEDxPhilly - Nijmie Dzurinko - Challenging negative perceptions of young people

January 19, 2012 (almost 3 years ago)

Nijmie Dzurinko's challenge: let's reconsider the negative perceptions of young people in our society -- as apathetic and lazy, unwilling to learn, not capable of critical thinking and problem solving, and more. Dzurinko draws attention to the oppression of youth -- by circumstance, the education...

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- -: TEDxJakarta - Didik Nini Thowok - Cross Gender Dancer, Overcoming Discriminations and Sings of Love.

December 29, 2011 (almost 3 years ago)

Didik is a famous and highly celebrated dancer from Indonesia. He specializes on traditional cross-gender dance, with a comedic style. In this TEDxJakarta Talk, he dazzles the audience with a very unique and highly skillful dance combining masculine and feminine elements, talks about his past a...

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- -: Sam Richards: A radical experiment in empathy

April 19, 2011 (over 3 years ago)

http://www.ted.com By leading the Americans in his audience at TEDxPSU step by step through the thought process, sociologist Sam Richards sets an extraordinary challenge: can they understand -- not approve of, but understand -- the motivations of an Iraqi insurgent? And by extension, can anyone t...

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- -: Charlie Rose - Lee Scott

January 15, 2009 (almost 6 years ago)

In a conversation, Lee Scott, president and CEO of Wal-Mart, talks about what has changed about the store over the last few years.

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- -: Sexism and the Media in the 2008 Primaries - Dee Dee Myers

July 29, 2008 (over 6 years ago)

Complete video at:http://fora.tv/2008/06/09/The_Evolving_Role_of_Women_in_Politics Dee Dee Myers evaluates the fairness of media coverage on Hillary Clinton in comparison to presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain. ----- For the first time in over 200 years, a woman serves as t...

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- -: The Fight to Keep Genetic Information Private

September 18, 2008 (about 6 years ago)

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2008/07/15/Creative_Disruptions_David_Ewing_Duncan David Ewing Duncan, co-host of NPR's "Biotech Nation," discusses GINA - the Genetic Information Non-Descrimination Act - and other efforts resulting from concerns over public access to personal genetic informati...

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- -: Israel's Missteps with Palestine - Slavoj Žižek

January 5, 2009 (almost 6 years ago)

Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek accuses Israel of a "systematic" political effort to make life difficult for Palestinians, and blames the current Israeli/Hamas crisis on a mishandled approach to religious fundamentalism. This excerpt is taken from a debate between philosophers Bernard-Henri L...

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- -: Gay History Invisible to Mainstream America? - David Carter

July 13, 2009 (over 5 years ago)

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/06/23/The_Gay_Rights_Movement_Since_Stonewall Stonewall historian David Carter criticizes the lack of historical coverage of the gay civil rights movement. "Our history, our movement, is not seen as American history," says Carter. ----- This panel offers ...

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