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Reshma Saujani: Teach girls bravery, not perfection | TED Talk

TED Talk…

We’re raising our girls to be perfect, and we’re raising our boys to be brave, says Reshma Saujani, the founder of Girls Who Code.

Saujani has taken up the charge to socialize young girls to take risks and learn to program — two skills they need to move society forward.

To truly innovate, we cannot leave behind half of our population, she says.

“I need each of you to tell every young woman you know to be comfortable with imperfection.”

–Reshma Saujani

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

Source: https://www.ted.com/talks/reshma_saujani_teach_girls_bravery_not_perfection?language=en

6 tips to help you manage your day AND your anxiety when working from home

Krystal Quiles

Mar 17, 2021 / Morra Aarons-Mele

When I first began working at home, I couldn’t believe I was getting away with such a racket.

No one told me what to do or where to be! I could work in my bed, go to the grocery store in the middle of the day, and my clients were none the wiser. Even though I was a freelancer, I was constantly looking over my shoulder and expecting to be reprimanded by someone.

But my elation wore away when I realized I wasn’t quite alone at home: My anxiety was there, too.

Now, I’m an anxious person, even in the best of times. But these days, it seems like we’re all anxious. And anxiety is another ingredient — like Zoom calls, overloaded wifi or howling children or pets — that needs to be factored into your days, your productivity and your time management.

Source: https://ideas.ted.com/tips-to-manage-your-day-and-anxiety-when-working-from-home/

(145) Teaching Hemingway: So Ugly, So Beautiful | Mark Ott | TEDxDeerfield – YouTube

From TEDx…

Dr. Ott compares Hemingway’s carefully constructed public persona to the careful construction of Hemingway’s prose. A true master of the topic, Mark Ott draws connections between Hemingway’s style, Cezanne’s paintings, and the idea that composition applies similarly to painting, writing, and life.

Mark Ott is the author of A Sea of Change: Ernest Hemingway and the Gulf Stream, A Contextual Biography, co-editor of Ernest Hemingway and the Geography of Memory: New Perspectives and Hemingway in Italy: Twenty-First Century Perspectives. He is also the editor of the “Teaching Ernest Hemingway” series for Kent State University Press, and was the co-director of the XVI Biennial Ernest Hemingway Society Conference in Venice in 2014.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

Editor’s Note: I’m a member of the Hemingway Society, and this question –why are you still teaching Hemingway– comes up often from those reading or studying Hemingway, or from others. Dr. Ott makes a great open discussion of the pros and cons, flaws and humanity of the man and author.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WztLYVgjmy0

Johann Hari: This could be why you’re depressed or anxious | TED Talk

In a moving talk, journalist Johann Hari shares fresh insights on the causes of depression and anxiety from experts around the world — as well as some exciting emerging solutions.

“If you’re depressed or anxious, you’re not weak and you’re not crazy — you’re a human being with unmet needs,” Hari says.

Source: https://www.ted.com/talks/johann_hari_this_could_be_why_you_re_depressed_or_anxious

Matthew Walker: Why Is It Essential To Make Time For Sleep?

Sleep is crucial for our health — and there are alarming consequences when we don’t get enough. Matthew Walker explores the many benefits of a full night of sleep, and how to make sleep a priority.

Source: Matthew Walker: Why Is It Essential To Make Time For Sleep?