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From Trauma to TED: Boston Marathon Survivor Adrianne Haslet-Davis on Recovery, Care, and Collaboration

Doctors [often] spend so much time saying, “OK, now tell me what happened last time?” and you spend half your appointment going over what happened. …

Reflections on TED2014: Ideas Worth Spreading … FASTER!

When I met up with her, I shared my amazement that the mission-impossible-style technologies she demonstrated in her 2009 talk—including an ability …

Why empathy is essential to a culture of health

Most people don't think about empathy as a key to health, but it is profoundly important. Individuals need to be able to relate to one another in …

The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance

Hugh Herr is building the next generation of bionic limbs, robotic prosthetics inspired by nature's own designs. Herr lost both legs in a climbing …

Bionics

Public spaces have power: Amanda Burden at TED2014

When we think of cities, we think of buildings and skyscrapers and stray cats. For Amanda Burden, who spent 12 years as New York City’s director of …

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on Twitter: "What does a #cultureofhealth mean to you? One idea shared at #TED2014: "Rewarding people for good (healthy) choices!" http://t.co/5ywjmFmCL3"

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2014 President's Message

View Risa's video<p>Building a Culture of Health<p>Risa Lavizzo-Mourey reflects on how we all can work together to create a healthier America.<p>Risa …

Instead of futurists, let’s be now-ists: Joi Ito at TED2014

Joi Ito. Photo: Photo: James Duncan Davidson<p>On March 10, 2011, Joi Ito was in the MIT Media Lab, in discussions about whether he should be the next …

Behind-the-Scenes at TED2014: A photo gallery of days 2 and 3

A bird’s-eye view of the Vancouver Convention Centre, complete with spinning globe and “The Next Chapter” stairway. Photo: Bret Hartman<p>The second and …

Larry Page, TED, and Pooling Our Medical Data

I’m sitting in the Vancouver airport winging home from TED 2014. It’s still going on, but I only had a day pass for yesterday as we gathered DNA …

The brain is a Swiss Army knife: Nancy Kanwisher at TED2014

Nancy Kanwisher. Photo: James Duncan Davidson<p>Onstage at TED, Nancy Kanwisher starts by telling us one of the most surprising results from recent …

Topic of the day: "COMPASSES OVER MAPS." Dear Ones - I'm leaving the TED confe...

Topic of the day: "COMPASSES OVER MAPS."<p>Dear Ones –<p>I'm leaving the TED conference today, with my heart and mind spilling over with ideas and …

Behind the scenes at TED2014: More photos!

Amy Cuddy, whose talk from TEDGlobal 2012 catapulted onto our list of most-viewed talks, shares how the experience of speaking at TED changed her …

Maria Popova on Twitter: ""Now, 90% of all new development in NYC is within a 10-minute walk from a subway, so nobody needs to own a car." Amanda Burden #TED2014"

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Horizontal vs. Vertical Identity and How Love Both Changes Us and Makes Us More Ourselves

It’s been said that <i>“who we are and who we become depends, in part, on whom we love.”</i> But the opposite is also true — we blossom into who we are under the warming light of the love that surrounds us.<p>This beautiful osmosis is precisely what <b>Andrew Solomon</b> explores in <b>Far From the Tree: Parents,</b> …

Christine Nieves on Twitter: "#cultureofhealth MT @PPS_Placemaking: "How people use #publicspaces in #cities is fundamental to how cities work" @AmandaMBurden #TED2014"

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.@stephen_friend & #theresilienceproject team creating a #cultureofhealth at #TED2014 join us! http://t.co/OX9qnSfob1

How should we talk about mental health?

Mental health suffers from a major image problem. One in every four people experiences mental health issues — yet more than 40 percent of countries …

Are you at #TED2014 ? Stop by the RWJF #cultureofhealth cafe and chat w/ Seth Godin, Wendy Chung and Ray Kurzweil! http://t.co/BFy0aMCt5d