Want to be more creative? Go for a walk | Marily Oppezzo

When trying to come up with a new idea, we all have times when we get stuck. But according to research by behavioral and learning scientist Marily Oppezzo, getting up and going for a walk might be all it takes to get your creative juices flowing. In this fun, fast talk, she explains how walking could help you get the most out of your next brainstorm.

Want to be more creative? Go for a walk | Marily Oppezzo 2018/01/11 22:00

How record collectors find lost music and preserve our cultural heritage | Alexis Charpentier

For generations, record collectors have played a vital role in the preservation of musical and cultural heritage by "digging" for obscure music created by overlooked artists. Alexis Charpentier shares his love of records -- and stories of how collectors have given forgotten music a second chance at being heard. Learn more about the culture of record digging (and, maybe, pick up a new hobby) with this fun, refreshing talk.

How record collectors find lost music and preserve our cultural heritage | Alexis Charpentier 2018/01/11 16:55

How we can stop Africa's scientific brain drain | Kevin Njabo

How can Africans find solutions to Africa's problems? Conservation biologist Kevin Njabo tells his personal story of how he nearly became part of the group of African scientists who seek an education abroad and never return -- and why he's now building a permanent base on the continent to nurture and support local talent. "I'm not coming back alone. I'm bringing with me Western scientists, entrepreneurs and students," Njabo says. "When that happens, Africa will be on the way to solving Africa's problems."

How we can stop Africa's scientific brain drain | Kevin Njabo 2018/01/10 17:02

Medical tech designed to meet Africa's needs | Soyapi Mumba

In sub-Saharan Africa, power outages, low technology penetration, slow internet and understaffed hospitals plague health care systems. To make progress on these problems in Malawi, TED Fellow Soyapi Mumba and his team created a new system from scratch -- from the software that powers their electronic health records to the infrastructure used to support it. In this quick, hopeful talk, Mumba shares how his jack-of-all-trades mindset can help reshape health care in low-resource environments.

Medical tech designed to meet Africa's needs | Soyapi Mumba 2018/01/09 22:00

How adaptive clothing empowers people with disabilities | Mindy Scheier

Do you have a favorite T-shirt or pair of jeans that transforms you and makes you feel confident -- makes you feel like you? That's because what you wear can affect your mood, your health and your self-esteem, says fashion designer Mindy Scheier. Inspired by her son, who was born with a degenerative disorder that makes it hard for him to dress himself or wear clothing with buttons or zippers, Scheier set out to make clothing that works for everyone, including the differently abled. Learn more about how she's made fashion history by producing the world's first mainstream adaptive clothing line.

How adaptive clothing empowers people with disabilities | Mindy Scheier 2018/01/09 16:58

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