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20 Incredible TED Talks You Should Show Your High School Students

20 Incredible TED Talks You Should Show Your High School Students
What makes TED such an appealing web series and organization is its desire to offer up a little something for everyone. This includes high school students and the teachers who love, hate, or tolerate them. Honestly, pretty much any video hosted there boasts its own educational value, but some hold more relevance than others. Whether they empower and inspire, shine a light on social injustices or simply show off some seriously cool innovations, the following 20 videos are bound to make class time just a little more interesting. Viktor Frankl: Why to believe in othersFrom TED’s Best of the Web series comes a fabulous lecture by influential psychiatrist, philosopher, and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl. In it, he explores youth’s universal quest for meaning.

Sixteen Things Calvin and Hobbes Said Better Than Anyone Else To paraphrase E.B. White, the perfect sentence is one from which nothing can be added or removed. Every word plays its part. In my more giddy moments I think that a simple comic strip featuring Calvin, a preternaturally bright six year-old, and Hobbes, his imaginary tiger friend, features some of the most lucid sentences committed to print. And when I sober up, I usually think exactly the same. Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes ran between 1985 and 1995. So here, in no particular order, is a selection of quotes that nail everything from the meaning of life to special underwear. (NOTE: Check out Part II: Sixteen MORE Things Calvin and Hobbes Said Better Than Anyone Else) On life’s constant little limitations Calvin: You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don’t help. On expectations Calvin: Everybody seeks happiness! On why we are scared of the dark Calvin: I think night time is dark so you can imagine your fears with less distraction. On the tragedy of hipsters

10 Greatest Female Sportscasters of All Time As with breaking into any male-dominated field, women who've aspired to become sportscasters have been forced to endure sexism, chauvinism, and a glass ceiling that has prevented many of them from reaching their full potential. Even still, they've come a long way in a relatively short period of time, as this generation has been the first and most accepting of their presence in the studios, on the sidelines, and in the booth. Since Phyllis George became a co-host on CBS's popular NFL pregame show The NFL Today in 1974, many other talented women have followed in her footsteps, demonstrating their knack for broadcasting and love for sports. Lesley VisserNo woman in sports broadcasting has a more extensive resume than Visser. During an interview for the book Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN, Oliver admitted to never having a boyfriend while she worked ESPN — yes, she's that dedicated to her craft.

EmbedPlus - Video editing, chopping, looping, annotations, slow motion, and chapters tool for YouTube embeds and WordPress video plugins 60 of the world's happiest facts 1. A group of flamingos is called a flamboyance. 2. If you fake laugh long enough you’ll start to really laugh, really, really hard. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32.The kingdom of Bhutan use ‘gross national happiness’ as a key national indicator. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 2013 is the first year since 1987 that consists for four different digits. 59. 60.

30 Obscure Scholarships That Actually Exist If you’ve been doing lots of searching for a scholarship, it’s probably no surprise to you that weird prizes exist. You can win money for college by duck calling, being a Star Trek fan, and even just for having the right last name. Read on, and we’ll take a look at 30 obscure scholarships you might not even believe exist. Distinctive Talent If you can do amazing things with duct tape, or even predict the future, you just might win money for school with these scholarships. Stuck at Prom: It’s been said that you can do just about anything with duct tape. Unique Interests Love candy, bagpipes, or amateur radio? American Association of Candy Technologists John Kitt Memorial Scholarship: Students who love candy, and we mean really love candy, can qualify for this $5,000 scholarship from the American Association of Candy Technologists. Special Groups Family Honors If you belong to a family of rich people, chances are you’re going to be okay in the college finance department. Sports

12 Useful YouTube Accessories for Teachers and Students If you can access it in your school, YouTube has a ton of useful educational content. Here are ten tools that can make using YouTube in your classroom a better experience for everyone. Removing Related Content and Banner Advertisements. A Cleaner YouTube is a browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. Once installed A Cleaner YouTube allows you to display YouTube videos without any of the "related videos," comments, or display advertising. There are other tools that do the same thing, but what makes A Cleaner YouTube different is that not only can you display videos without the related materials, but you can also search YouTube without viewing any of the "related videos," comments, suggested videos, or advertisements. View Pure is a simple little tool that strips way all of the distractions of related videos, comments, and promoted videos. makes it possible to view YouTube videos without displaying the related videos and associated comments.

10 Mind-Blowing Theories That Will Change Your Perception of the World Reality is not as obvious and simple as we like to think. Some of the things that we accept as true at face value are notoriously wrong. Scientists and philosophers have made every effort to change our common perceptions of it. The 10 examples below will show you what I mean. 1. Great glaciation. Great glaciation is the theory of the final state that our universe is heading toward. 2. Solipsism is a philosophical theory, which asserts that nothing exists but the individual’s consciousness. Don’t you believe me? As a result, which parts of existence can we not doubt? 3. George Berkeley, the father of Idealism, argued that everything exists as an idea in someone’s mind. The idea being that if the stone really only exists in his imagination, he could not have kicked it with his eyes closed. 4. Everybody has heard of Plato. In addition to this stunning statement, Plato, being a monist, said that everything is made of a single substance. 5. 6. Enternalism is the exact opposite of presentism.

10 Worst Movies Involving Men Dressed As Women Every year, thousands of young girls move to Los Angeles and New York with the dream of becoming the next Hollywood starlet. There's no shortage of women to play the female roles, so why are there still so many men dressing up as women in the movies? In Shakespeare's time, it was customary for plays to be men-only productions, bringing about the need for some cross-dressing roles. Now though, the gimmick is becoming a bit of a drag. These 10 movies will make you long for the days when comedies were full of original ideas and men were men. Jack and Jill After taking on some more serious roles in movies like Funny People and Punch-Drunk Love, Adam Sandler went back to his old ways and proved once again why we shouldn't expect too much from him.

10 Airport Tarmac Nightmares That Changed the Way We Fly Most commercial flights are relatively unremarkable, but it's not uncommon for passengers to run into trouble before leaving the tarmac. Tarmac delays lasting hours upon hours have become increasingly more common, and passengers are fed up with the lengthy delays and utter negligence. Even with the Department of Transportation's new rule that forbids aircrafts from idling on the tarmac for more than three hours, tarmac delays and airline drama are still a nagging problem for domestic and international airline carriers. Out of all the disastrous flights in history, these 10 airport tarmac nightmares truly changed the way we fly. JetBlue snowstorm delayThe most recent tarmac nightmare happened on a JetBlue flight that left passengers parked on the tarmac without food, water, or working bathrooms for seven miserable hours. The New Jersey-bound jet was diverted to the Hartford, Conn., airport because of a rare October blizzard.

10 Voice Actors Who Shaped Your Childhood and You Didn’t Even Know It As kids, it's hard to understand the difference between what we see on TV and the way things exist in the real world. At some point, most of us probably thought the characters of our favorite shows were actually tiny people who lived inside our TV sets. Of course, that means the actors in live-action roles got some credit from your five-year-old self, while the people who helped bring your favorite cartoons to life didn't exist in your mind. These cartoons helped teach you valuable lessons, entertained you through countless bowls of sugary cereal on Saturday mornings, and today, still bring back strong memories of your childhood. It's finally time to reveal the actors whose voices gave personality to your animated friends and to give them credit for influencing our lives. Mel Blanc There's no way you've gone through your life without hearing the voice of Mel Blanc.

10 Disenchanted Grads We Can All Relate To College students who have graduated over the past few years have had a rough time of it. With huge student loans to pay back, few job prospects, and many forced to move back in with their parents, adulthood just isn’t the same as it used to be. Many may feel depressed, frustrated, or just plain let down by the current state of things. While millennials entering the job market today may be having a tough time, they’re hardly the first batch of disenchanted grads to find the real world a harsher or more complicated place to navigate than they expected. Movies and books are filled with examples of young grads who found that growing up, getting a job, and figuring out just what they want to do with their lives isn’t as easy as they thought it would be. Here are some of Hollywood’s and literature’s most famous disenchanted grads, many of whom modern day students will find incredibly relatable to their own feelings and experiences.

25 Facts You Never Knew About Tailgating For many, tailgating is as much as part of the game day experience as the game itself. While millions will tailgate around the U.S. this year for everything from college football games to Jimmy Buffet concerts, many know little about the history, demographics, and economics of this popular tradition. Read on to learn some interesting facts you can share with other fans at your next tailgating meet up. Caesar may have been history’s first recorded tailgater.The Romans were good at a lot of things: building amazing monuments, conquering distant lands, political intrigue, and knowing how to throw a really awesome (and toga-filled) party.

25 Tips for Attending Online Career Fairs These days, going to a career fair doesn't require actually going anywhere. In fact, more and more are being held online, allowing job hunters to meet, network, and interview with prospective employers right from the comfort of their own homes. Because online career fairs are a relatively new phenomenon, many may not know how to navigate or prepare for them, and might even have some reservations about signing up at all. In reality, online career fairs are pretty similar to the real world ones, and with knowledge provided by the tips we've collected here, job hunters should be able to get through the entire process with relative ease. Read on to learn how to prepare, interact, and improve your chances of getting hired at an online career fair. Getting Ready If you want to make the most of an online career fair, you need to do some preparation up front. Do your homeworkWith an online career fair, you'll know the companies that will have booths at the fair ahead of time. During the Fair

9 Tips for Lowering Your Car Insurance Premiums With a number of companies competing against each other and offering competitive rates, there's no reason you should be overpaying for your car insurance premium. As a conscientious consumer, it's in your best interest to periodically shop around. While doing so, keep the following ways to lower your premium in mind. Paying attention to those often-overlooked details can make that monthly payment much easier to digest. Get multiple quotes The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is an excellent resource for insurance shoppers, offering a consumer buying guide that collects and compares insurance premiums from numerous companies.