TEDxGreenville – Qiana Martin – Embrace the Universal Language of Soccer

Translator: Denise RQ Reviewer: Reiko Bovee “Can I get in?” It was not only a question that I posed to the sport of soccer. But one that I put forth to a group of West Indian and Latin American guys, in a Los Angeles park one day. I was a different gender, different ethnicity, and […]

How I nearly died playing basketball for Gaddafi | Alex Owumi | TEDxBrixton

Translator: Adrienne Lin Reviewer: Denise RQ My name is Alex Owumi. I’m a professional basketball player. The game of basketball has taken me many places all over the world, to different regions, has taught me a lot of fundamentals which made me the man I am today, has taught me to be a great leader […]

Jane McGonigal: Massively multi-player… thumb-wrestling?

Today I am going to teach you how to play my favorite game: massively multiplayer thumb-wrestling. It’s the only game in the world that I know of that allows you, the player, the opportunity to experience 10 positive emotions in 60 seconds or less. This is true, so if you play this game with me […]

This country isn’t just carbon neutral — it’s carbon negative | Tshering Tobgay

In case you are wondering, no, I’m not wearing a dress, and no, I’m not saying what I’m wearing underneath. (Laughter) This is a gho. This is my national dress. This is how all men dress in Bhutan. That is how our women dress. Like our women, we men get to wear pretty bright colors, […]

Meet the dazzling flying machines of the future | Raffaello D’Andrea

What started as a platform for hobbyists is poised to become a multibillion-dollar industry. Inspection, environmental monitoring, photography and film and journalism: these are some of the potential applications for commercial drones, and their enablers are the capabilities being developed at research facilities around the world. For example, before aerial package delivery entered our social […]

Why helmets don’t prevent concussions — and what might | David Camarillo

The word concussion evokes a fear these days more so than it ever has, and I know this personally. I played 10 years of football, was struck in the head thousands of times. And I have to tell you, though, what was much worse than that was a pair of bike accidents I had where […]

The six degrees | Kevin Bacon | TEDxMidwest

Translator: Velina Vateva Reviewer: Denise RQ I want to start at the end: most of us have contemplated our own death, who’s going to be at the funeral, are they going to cry, stuff like that. I don’t think that’s morbid, honestly, I mean, I think it’s OK to wonder about a world that doesn’t […]

How to raise successful kids — without over-parenting | Julie Lythcott-Haims

You know, I didn’t set out to be a parenting expert. In fact, I’m not very interested in parenting, per Se. It’s just that there’s a certain style of parenting these days that is kind of messing up kids, impeding their chances to develop into theirselves. There’s a certain style of parenting these days that’s […]

Why Am I Even Alive? | Muniba Mazari Speech | Inspiring Women of Goalcast

– I was 18 years old when I got married. I belong to a very conservative family, a Baloch family, where good daughters never say no to their parents. My father wanted me to get married, and all I said was, “If that makes you happy, “I will say yes.” And of course, it was […]

This tennis icon paved the way for women in sports | Billie Jean King

Billie Jean King: Hi, everyone! (Applause) Thanks, Pat. Thank you! Getting me all wound up, now! (Laughter) Pat Mitchell: Good! You know, when I was watching the video again of the match, you must have felt like the fate of the world’s women was on every stroke you took. Were you feeling that? BJK: First […]