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Let's give a middle finger to toxic beauty standards | Waleed Shah | TEDxAlQuoz

In this talk, fashion photographer Waleed Shah discusses how society's beauty standards negatively affect our mental health and self-image and encourages each one of us to reclaim our power by embracing the parts of us we like the least. Waleed Shah is a chemical engineer by education and started his career working in the oil industry before discovering a love of photography. He has worked with some of the coolest brands on the planet,...

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Reimagining What "Bugs" Us About Bugs | Aimee Lynn Dupo | TEDxYouth@CSJL

Ever wondered by we're so "bugged" by bugs? Filipina Entomologist Aimee Lynn Dupo explains how bugs actually provide a rich history of life and can be related to childhood memories and games. Being afraid of bugs may also be rooted in different cultures and lifestyles. Dr. Aimee Lynn B. Dupo is a professor and scientist at the Institute ofBiological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines, Los...

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Every Action Counts: Youth Activism in Everyday Life | Jaime Smith | TEDxYouth@GIISTokyo

Younger generations are increasingly concerned about social problems and want to take responsibility to ensure better futures for themselves and others. This can drive youth towards activism, which is excellent, but the sheer idea of trying to solve complex social problems can quickly become overwhelming, often leading to inaction. Jaime will illustrate how even minimal involvement is crucial and can be a driving force behind greater...

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How Confidence Can Change Your Life | Aisha Tochigi | TEDxYouth@GIISTokyo

Confidence means feeling and believing in yourself and your abilities. It is a powerful force that can completely change one’s life. Aisha will be showing how despite the obstacles and challenges of tomorrow, confidence will serve as the key to progressing and walking towards tomorrow. Aisha is half-Japanese and half-Ghanaian, born in New York and raised in Japan and Ghana. As a biracial woman and as Miss Universe Japan 2020, she is...

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Microsoft and others launch Metaverse open standards group

37 organizations and companies, including Microsoft, Meta, Sony Interactive Entertainment, and IKEA, have created a group dedicated to fostering the development of open standards for the Metaverse. Forum membership is free, and the first meeting is expected to occur in July 2022.  A press release from the Metaverse Standards Forum explains that the group is intended to bring companies and organizations together to foster industry-wide...