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Don't feel sorry for refugees — believe in them | Luma Mufleh

“We have seen advances in every aspect of our lives — except our humanity,” says Luma Mufleh, a Jordanian immigrant and Muslim of Syrian descent who founded the…

A celebration of natural hair | Cheyenne Cochrane

Cheyenne Cochrane explores the role that hair texture has played in the history of being black in America — from the heat straightening products of the post-Civil War…

Why design should include everyone | Sinéad Burke

Sinéad Burke is acutely aware of details that are practically invisible to many of us. At 105 centimeters (or 3′ 5″) tall, the designed world — from the…

The refugee crisis is a test of our character | David Miliband

Sixty-five million people were displaced from their homes by conflict and disaster in 2016. It’s not just a crisis; it’s a test of who we are and what…

Why we need to imagine different futures | Anab Jain

Anab Jain brings the future to life, creating experiences where people can touch, see and feel the potential of the world we’re creating. Do we want a world…

Doesn't everyone deserve a chance at a good life? | Jim Yong Kim

Aspirations are rising as never before across the world, thanks in large part to smartphones and the internet — will they be met with opportunity or frustration? As…

"Awoo" | Sofi Tukker

Electro-pop duo Sofi Tukker dance it out with the TED audience in a performance of their upbeat, rhythmic song “Awoo,” featuring Betta Lemme. Source: Ted – Ideas worth…

Science didn't understand my kids' rare disease until I decided to study it | Sharon Terry

Meet Sharon Terry, a former college chaplain and stay-at-home mom who took the medical research world by storm when her two young children were diagnosed with a rare…

When I die, recompose me | Katrina Spade

What if our bodies could help grow new life after we die, instead of being embalmed and buried or turned to ash? Join Katrina Spade as she discusses…

How I built a jet suit | Richard Browning

We’ve all dreamed of flying — but for Richard Browning, flight is an obsession. He’s built an Iron Man-like suit that leans on an elegant collaboration of mind,…