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Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

Over 14 Million have viewed this video. Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch (Oct. 23, 1960 – July 25, 2008) gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Auditorium. In his moving presentation, “Really Achieving … Continue reading

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James Cameron: Before Avatar … a curious boy

James Cameron’s big-budget (and even bigger-grossing) films create unreal worlds all their own. In this personal talk, he reveals his childhood fascination with the fantastic — from reading science fiction to deep-sea diving — and how it ultimately drove the … Continue reading

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Andrew Stanton: The clues to a great story

Filmmaker Andrew Stanton (“Toy Story,” “WALL-E”) shares what he knows about storytelling — starting at the end and working back to the beginning. 

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Legendary blues singer Etta James will be remembered

The matriarch of the blues, Etta James, whose iconic songs include At Last, and Something’s Got A Hold On Me, has died in southern California. Her manager, Lupe De Leon, said the singer died early Friday at Riverside Community Hospital in Los … Continue reading

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Leonard Cohen on “Hallelujah”

This is a short clip from a much longer interview. Here he talks about arguably his most famous song.”Hallelujah” written by Leonard Cohen was first released on Cohen’s studio album Various Positions in 1984. While initially the song had limited success it … Continue reading

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Morley sings “Women of Hope”

Inspired by Aung San Suu Kyi’s call to action, “If you’re feeling helpless, help someone,” Morley composed this song. She sings it at TEDxWomen in her gorgeous, warm voice.

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Jane Fonda: Life’s third act

Within this generation, an extra 30 years have been added to our life expectancy — and these years aren’t just a footnote or a pathology. At TEDxWomen, Jane Fonda asks how we can think about this new phase of our … Continue reading

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Benjamin Zander on music and passion

ABOUT THIS TALK: Benjamin Zander has two infectious passions: classical music, and helping us all realize our untapped love for it — and by extension, our untapped love for all new possibilities, new experiences, new connections. Since 1979, Benjamin Zander … Continue reading

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TED Talk: Dan Dennett, on our consciousness

Why We Should Listen to This Speaker:                                                                   … Continue reading

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Dan Gilbert asks, Why are we happy?

ABOUT THIS TALK                                                                           … Continue reading

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