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Brene Brown

Brene′ has studied the power of vulnerability and instead of being scared of it - she suggests we work with it.

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Margaret Heffernan: Willful Blindness

Margaret Heffernan demonstrates the danger of "willful blindness" and praises ordinary people like Benefield who are willing to speak up. (Filmed at TEDxDanubia.)The former CEO of five businesses, Margaret Heffernan explores the all-too-human thought patterns -- like conflict avoidance and selective blindness -- that lead managers and organizations astray.

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Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others

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Sheena Iyengar: The art of choosing

Sheena is world renown researcher and author in the area of choice making.  Sheena Iyengar studies how we make choices - and how we feel about the choices we make.  Here she talks about both trivial choices (Coke v. Pepsi) and profound ones, and shares her groundbreaking research that has uncovered some surprising attitudes about our decisions.

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Russell Foster: Why do we sleep?

Russell Foster is a circadian neuroscientist: He studies the sleep cycles of the brain. And he asks: What do we know about sleep? Not a lot, it turns out, for something we do with one-third of our lives. In this talk, Foster shares three popular theories about why we sleep, busts some myths about how much sleep we need at different ages -- and hints at some bold new uses of sleep as a predictor of mental health.

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Baroness Onora O'Neil: What we don't understand about trust.

Trust is on the decline, and we need to rebuild it. Thats a commonly heard suggestion for making a better world but, says philosopher Onora ONeill, we dont really understand what we're suggesting. She flips the question, showing us that our three most common ideas about trust are actually misdirected.

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