In "You Are Here: Finding Ourselves and Each Other in Stories," Edidin talks about the ways that stories have influenced his life as an autistic trans man and the ways that "what we see in stories limits what we recognize in real life."Read More
Today, The View. Tomorrow, the world.
After bringing the house down during her March TED Talk on cyberbullying, Monica Lewinsky may now be taking her message of compassion to TV.Read More
John Marcotte, founder of Heroic Girls and father of two superhero-obsessed daughters The Mary Sue has a great affection for, has a thing or two to say about showing girls that superheroes aren't "for boys." It's an incredibly important message, especially in a time when Marcotte says research has found that the toy aisles have never had a stronger gender divide—and that's just the tip of the gender normative iceberg.Read More
Like a boss.
If online harassment is an epidemic, then by Monica Lewinsky's own admittance, she's "patient zero."Read More
"Bears know who they are, but they often don’t know who you are, which is why they kill you." - Mike Birbiglia
Pretty much everyone has fond memories of a stuffed bear toy they once played with. That's weird when you think about it, because actual bears are vicious animals that will maul you to death. In this TED talk from March, writer Jon Mooallem has some ideas about why we've gotten into the habit of cute-ifying all of our most terrifying predators.Read More
Just in case you didn't think space was terrifying enough.
Our favorite Canadian astronaut/rock star Chris Hadfield gave a TED Talk this month in Vancouver where he recounted the time he went blind in space, and spoke about how scary and dangerous being an astronaut really is. It's fascinating, informative, and a little terrifying.Read More
It's like a freegan dream.
It's the day after Thanksgiving, so it's a safe bet you have a ton of leftover food sitting in your fridge. If you want to unload the two pounds of Grandma's stuffing you've got on hand before it goes bad, why not give Leftover Swap a try. It's an app that connects leftovers with people who want to eat someone else's leftovers.Read More
TED posted Bill Gates' long-awaited TED Talk online earlier today, in which he set an ambitious goal: zero carbon emissions by 2050 -- period. A key component of his goal as he presents it: new nuclear power plants that recycle waste uranium rather than adding more nuclear waste to the environment. Video after the jump:Read More