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The five major world religions – John Bellaimey

Translator: Andrea McDonough Reviewer: Jessica Ruby In all times and places in our history, human beings have wondered, “Where did we come from? What’s our place in the world? What happens to us after we die?” Religions are systems of belief that have developed and evolved over time in response to these and other eternal… Read More »

Are the illuminati real? – Chip Berlet

The year was 1776. In Bavaria, new ideals of rationalism, religious freedom, and universal human rights competed with the Catholic church’s heavy influence over public affairs. Across the Atlantic, a new nation staked its claim for independence on the basis of these ideas. But back in Bavaria, law professor Adam Weishaupt’s attempts to teach secular… Read More »

Depression and spiritual awakening — two sides of one door | Lisa Miller | TEDxTeachersCollege

Translator: Katelyn Nicholson Reviewer: Nadine Hennig In the dark of the night, 4 a.m., I look over and my husband’s not there. I look further, and I find him flat on his back, looking at the ceiling, arms out. “Our lives are hollow and meaningless without children.” It had been two-and-a-half years of hopes and… Read More »

TEDxUW – Tanya De Mello – Here’s how you get a job at the UN

Translator: Deborah Oliveira Reviewer: Denise RQ Whenever people find out that I have worked in the United Nations and I have worked in war-torn countries, with refugees all over the world, the first question they want to know is, “How did you end up at the UN? Tell me how to get there. I am… Read More »

Mark Bezos: A life lesson from a volunteer firefighter

Back in New York, I am the head of development for a non-profit called Robin Hood. When I’m not fighting poverty, I’m fighting fires as the assistant captain of a volunteer fire company. Now in our town, where the volunteers supplement a highly skilled career staff, you have to get to the fire scene pretty… Read More »

Honest liars — the psychology of self-deception: Cortney Warren at TEDxUNLV

Translator: Adrienne Lin Reviewer: Reiko Bovee Humans are masters of self-deception. We fool ourselves into believing things that are false and we refuse to believe things that are true. I was in graduate school when I really started delving into the topic of self-deception. And it rocked my world. I saw it everywhere, in everyone.… Read More »

TEDxMileHigh – Bobby Lefebre – Social Worker

Translator: Helena Bowen Reviewer: Denise RQ When I tell people what I do for a living they often respond by saying things like, “Bless your soul, that must be difficult,” and my all time favorite, “It’s so nice to see someone not working for the money.” (Laughter) I’m a social worker. I attended the wounds… Read More »

How to make stress your friend | Kelly McGonigal

I have a confession to make. But first, I want you to make a little confession to me. In the past year, I want you to just raise your hand if you’ve experienced relatively little stress. Anyone? How about a moderate amount of stress? Who has experienced a lot of stress? Yeah. Me too. But… Read More »

The way we think about charity is dead wrong | Dan Pallotta

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast I want to talk about social innovation and social entrepreneurship. I happen to have triplets. They’re little. They’re five years old. Sometimes I tell people I have triplets. They say, “Really? How many?” (Laughter) Here’s a picture of the kids — that’s Sage, and Annalisa and Rider. Now, I… Read More »

The science of milk – Jonathan J. O’Sullivan

Why do humans drink so much milk? And given that all mammals lactate, why do we favor certain types of milk over others? Milk is the first thing we drink, and thanks to developments in the production and variety of dairy products, it can take on countless forms for our dietary and sensory well-being. Milk’s… Read More »