Translator: Yulia Kallistratova Reviewer: Anton Zamaraev As long as I can remember, I have been energetic and full of plans and dreams. And playing the violin was my biggest dream. It started when I was three. The story goes I heard a violin on the television, and I was hooked… Continue Reading Vibrations that ease pain and fuel imagination | Kim Spierenburg | TEDxAmsterdam 2014

I bet you’re worried. (Laughter) I was worried. That’s why I began this piece. I was worried about vaginas. I was worried what we think about vaginas and even more worried that we don’t think about them. I was worried about my own vagina. It needed a context, a culture,… Continue Reading Finding happiness in body and soul | Eve Ensler

Translator: Mohand Habchi Reviewer: Ariana Bleau Lugo Do you know that you can affect your mood simply by holding and moving your body in a certain way? And I’m not talking about exercising to enhance your mood. I’m talking about doing movements that are associated with a certain emotion in… Continue Reading How Your Body Affects Your Happiness: Tal Shafir at TEDxJaffa 2013

Translator: Andrea McDonough Reviewer: Bedirhan Cinar I don’t know about you, but I’m trying to get this beach body, that P90X, Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper, Tyrese, Trey Songz, Matthew McConaughey beach body! I’m trying to sweat in front of everybody. Word. And get that shorty with them Angelina Jolie lips… Continue Reading Beach Bodies (in spoken word) – David Fasanya and Gabriel Barralaga

I’m a physician trained in infectious diseases, and following my training, I moved to Somalia from San Francisco. And my goodbye greeting from the chief of infectious diseases at San Francisco General was, “Gary, this is the biggest mistake you’ll ever make.” But I landed in a refugee situation that… Continue Reading Gary Slutkin: Let’s treat violence like a contagious disease

Translator: Mohand Habchi Reviewer: Daniel Cosovanu Can anyone explain to me why we spend millions and millions of dollars on educating about drug prevention, don’t take drugs because they’re bad for you. And allowing parents to worry themselves sick about will my child get into drugs because they mix in… Continue Reading TEDxNewy 2011 – Liz Mullinar – Treating the core problem of childhood trauma.

An elderly woman named Rosalie was sitting in her nursing home when her room suddenly burst to life with twirling fabrics. Through the elaborate drapings, she could make out animals, children, and costumed characters. Rosalie was alarmed, not by the intrusion, but because she knew this entourage was an extremely… Continue Reading How much of what you see is a hallucination? – Elizabeth Cox

As a kid I always loved information that I could get from data and the stories that could be told with numbers. I remember, growing up, I’d be frustrated at how my own parents would lie to me using numbers. “Talithia, if I’ve told you once I’ve told you a… Continue Reading Talithia Williams: Own your body’s data

The onset of cancer usually begins as a solitary tumor in a specific area of the body. If the tumor is not removed, cancer has the ability to spread to nearby organs, as well as places far away from the origin, such as the brain. So how does cancer move… Continue Reading How does cancer spread through the body? – Ivan Seah Yu Jun

Symmetry is everywhere in nature, and we usually associate it with beauty: a perfectly shaped leaf, or a butterfly with intricate patterns mirrored on each wing. But it turns out that asymmetry is pretty important, too, and more common than you might think, from crabs with one giant pincer claw… Continue Reading Why are human bodies asymmetrical? – Leo Q. Wan