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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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Finding Your Action | Mayu Ono | TEDxYouth@GIISTokyo

When talking about taking action again social issues, it is common to think of activists who are on media and TV with a strong opinion, talking, and being in the spotlight. Especially with the rise of Instagram being a form of activism, everyone's actions are being monitored and judged, speaking up and taking action about what you care about and what you believe in might come with risks, fears, and doubts. In reality, activists who are...

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Traffic Jams in the Brain | Dr. Sandhya Koushika | TEDxPDEU

Much like the roads, the brain too has traffic jams. Dr. Sandhya Koushika in this talk describes the workings of the traffic jams in the brain and how the brain handles these naturally occurring traffic jams. She mentions that when the traffic jam occurs inside the brain there is no possible reversal, instead the brain focuses on a bypassing strategy in the neurons. This function does not only occur in the brain but is also a universal...