Do we need beauty to enjoy ourselves, or do we need it to survive? TED hide caption

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What Is Beauty?

TED speakers suggest reasons why humans are hardwired to crave and respond to beauty.

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"If you live with your head in the clouds every now and then, it helps you keep your feet on the ground." -Gavin Pretor-Pinney Masterfile (Royalty-Free Div.) hide caption

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"If you think of stereotypes as some sort of flaw in our mind, some sort of pathology or cruelty, you won't understand them or know how to combat them" — Paul Bloom iStockPhoto hide caption

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