Home or Hospital? Holding the Space for Human Birth: Saraswathi Vedam at TEDxAmherstCollege

Translator: Gillian Kulik Reviewer: Hélène Vernet Today, I’m going to talk to you, as they said, about birth, but I’m going to talk a little bit more about what we know of ourselves as humans: home birth. Clay Christensen says that disruptive innovation transforms a practice or a product that has commonly been traditionally available […]

How banning the African drum gave birth to American music | Chris Johnson | TEDxHudson

Translator: Tijana Mihajlović Reviewer: Denise RQ When I was in graduate school working on the doctorate, I eventually reached the point where you have to decide on a topic for the dissertation. The dissertation, or thesis, or book has to be original and it has to make a contribution to the field, in my case, […]

These 3 Sentences Will Change Your Life | Lisa Nichols | Inspiring Women of Goalcast

Why it matters how we are born | Bettina Breunig | TEDxTUHHSalon

Translator: Екатерина Житомирская Шехтман Reviewer: Carl Luc Campbell I would like you to think about а woman giving birth. What do you see? Do you see а hospital scenario with lots of people suited up in green, a smart doctor, preferably Dempsey or Clooney, urging a woman to keep on pushing? I suppose, you accept […]

Loving your lady parts as a path to success, power & global change: Alisa Vitti at TEDxFiDiWomen

Translator: Monika Kapuscinska Reviewer: Reiko Bovee I’ve waited all day to get my hands on you. So, I want to take you back to where I was about 14 years ago. I was a student at Johns Hopkins University, and I was ready to begin my life, I was planning to become OB/GYN. And my […]

The Four Most Dangerous Words? A New Study Shows | Laura Arnold | TEDxPennsylvaniaAvenue

My husband John and I are philanthropists. That word means different things to different people. To us, it means aggressive investments in a number of issue areas: from evidence-based policy to criminal justice, education, health care, pension reform, public accountability, and many more. I get asked a lot of questions about our work: why did […]

The surprisingly dramatic role of nutrition in mental health | Julia Rucklidge | TEDxChristchurch

Translator: Mayumi Oiwa-Bungard Reviewer: Queenie Lee In 1847, a physician by the name of Semmelweis advised that all physicians wash their hands before touching a pregnant woman, in order to prevent childbed fever. His research showed that you could reduce the mortality rates from septicemia, from 18% down to 2%, simply through washing your hands […]

Faster than a calculator | Arthur Benjamin | TEDxOxford

Translator: Mohammed Basheer Reviewer: Nadine Hennig Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, my name is Art Benjamin and I am a “mathemagician”. What that means is I combine my loves of math – or I should say maths – and magic to do what I call “mathemagics”. But before I get started, I’ve got a quick […]

How do pregnancy tests work? – Tien Nguyen

The earliest known pregnancy test dates back to 1350 BC in Ancient Egypt. According to the Egyptians, all you have to do is urinate on wheat and barley seeds, and wait. If either sprouts, congratulations, you’re pregnant! And if wheat sprouts faster, it’s a girl, but if barley, it’s a boy. In 1963, a small […]