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15 TED Talks That Will Change Your Life

Feel like getting inspired, motivated or just looking for a feel-good cry? Then look no further. There's no better way to start your day than with a fresh cup of coffee and a nice TED talk to make you feel ready to take on your day. TED — which stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design — features "ideas worth spreading." The speaker series launched in 1984, and there are now more than 1,400 TED talks available online. But don't feel overwhelmed, we've rounded up 15 of the most inspirational, tear-jerking and downright beautiful TED talks out there. Did we miss one that you love? 1. This is an incredibly moving talk from a woman who has dedicated her life to researching psychiatry and schizophrenia. P.S. 2. Brené Brown's extremely personal talk explores the uncomfortable feeling of vulnerability, and how those who dare to be vulnerable are generally happier and feel more deserving of love. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Image via Woohae Cho/Bloomberg via Getty Images

15 Inspiring TED Talks You've selected your classes and shopped for your dorm room. You've bought some new clothes and packed your favorite things. The new semester is around the corner and you're as ready as you'll ever be. Le VC est-il un poison pour l’entrepreneur? par Pascal Emmanuel Gobry A propos de l’auteur Pascal Emmanuel Gobry est le fondateur de Noosphere une société d’études de marché spécialisée dans le domaine des medias sociaux Crédit photo: François Tancré – Eventpixr Le thème du VC échauffe vite les esprits et on se retrouve vite à poser des dogmes, alors que c’est un sujet complexe qui a bien besoin de nuance. Je suis analyste financier concentré sur le monde des startups, j’ai accompagné des startups y compris dans des opérations de financements, et j’ai co-créé aussi bien une boîte financée par investisseurs qu’une boîte bootstrappée, donc c’est un sujet auxquels j’ai pas mal réfléchi.

Music Training and Neuroplasticity With our multi sensory brain, music harnesses powers of nature, culture, and mind. How much is the brain changed by the effects of music training and neuroplasticity? Music is one of the most demanding cognitive and neural challenges, requiring very accurate timing of multiple actions, precise interval control of pitch not involved in language, and multiple different ways of producing sound. Auditory and motor actions influence each other in a constant interplay, which is largely unknown. Brain Lesion Effects on Music

Research Fundermentals: Peer Review & Changing a Lightbulb: a Historian's View This made me laugh and - like all the best jokes - has an underlying (bitter) truth to it. Thanks to the Times Higher, John Fea and David Swartz for uncovering this gem. Q: How many historians does it take to change a light bulb?

Howard Rheingold Syllabi Social Media Literacies (Based on Net Smart) First taught at Stanford, Winter 2013. Editable Google Doc version (ask me for editing privs) and editable Google Doc high school version (ask me). Social Media Issues I’ve taught this course at Stanford since 2007. On the market: 1950s Calvin Straub-designed midcentury modern property in Pasadena, California, USA « WowHaus Lovely example of its type, with this 1950s Calvin Straub-designed midcentury modern property in Pasadena, California, USA very much true to the original design. The house specifically dates back to 1958, with architect Calvin Straub being senior partner of Buff, Straub & Hensman and referred to as ‘the father of California post and beam architecture’. So some pedigree there. It is in stunning condition, with the agent adding that it has been ‘carefully maintained in nearly original condition since new’, which accounts for all those lovely fitted furnishings appearing like they’ve just come off the builder’s truck. As for space, the house was designed in the indoor/outdoor style, with the inside space including three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a double-height living room with walls of glass, beamed ceilings, a brick fireplace, lots of built-in storage and best of all, a double car port with ‘elevator’ to the ground floor’. The atomic age, you’ve got to love it.

Clay Shirky Fifteen years ago, a research group called The Fraunhofer Institute announced a new digital format for compressing movie files. This wasn’t a terribly momentous invention, but it did have one interesting side effect: Fraunhofer also had to figure out how to compress the soundtrack. The result was the Motion Picture Experts Group Format 1, Audio Layer III , a format you know and love, though only by its acronym, MP3. The recording industry concluded this new audio format would be no threat, because quality mattered most. Who would listen to an MP3 when they could buy a better-sounding CD at the record store? Then Napster launched, and quickly became the fastest-growing piece of software in history.

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How to be a good intern After getting feedback on interns and work experience people at various magazines/companies, there are five schoolboy errors that keep cropping up. Print them out and stick it on your wall. Or your forehead. On the market: 1950s Jim Alexander-designed midcentury modern property in Cincinnati Ohio, USA « WowHaus Details are quite sparse on this one, but pictures are plentiful, showing this 1950s Jim Alexander-designed midcentury modern property in Cincinnati Ohio, USA as a well-reserved example of its type. Good price too. The house dates back to 1955 and is described by the agent as one of the last original architectural gems in the area. Looking at the shots, we have to agree. The property itself is designed around its surroundings, looking like a single-storey build from the froth, but actually sitting on a hilltop, with an additional floor and balcony space taking advantage of the hill and its forest views. Inside is something of a dream for fans of the era too – and that’s discounting the authentic period fixtures. Searching for an intern is more difficult than one might imagine. Finding the right one for your business is just as important as selecting your employees. If you’re hiring your intern for a short-term project, it’s especially important to find someone who can jump in and get the job done. The following are some qualities to look for in your interns: 1. Enthusiasm – Interns who are enthusiastic about working with your company are more likely to produce good results than those who are just trying to fulfill their college requirements, or gain experience any way they can. The Old Lawnmower Club The Webb Witch was a popular hand mower that was manufactured from the 1930s to the 1980s. The Witch was introduced in 1932 to complement other models in the Webb range. It was only available in 12" cutting width with a six-bladed cylinder. The Witch was initially priced at £3-13-9 (three pounds, thirteen shillings and nine pence) although the company's adverts stated it could be bought for cash at £3-10-0 including the grass box. The design was upgraded in 1936 by introducing an eight-bladed cylinder. Using the same gearing as the earlier design this improved Witch produced 61 cuts per foot of forward motion, for a finer cut and better quality finish.