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How Are Health Workers Putting An End To Guinea Worms?

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"We're raising our girls to be perfect, and we're raising our boys to be brave." - Reshma Saujani Bret Hartman/Bret Hartman / TED hide caption

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Can Coding Help Girls Take Risks?

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"We're on the verge of a whole new social science. It's a social science that recognizes...the complexity of the human mind." - Sendhil Mullainathan James Duncan Davidson/TED/James Duncan Davidson hide caption

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How Can A Nudge Save A Life?

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Can Mindfulness Help You Quit Smoking?

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Why did humans start cultivating celery? It's low-calorie and, one might argue, low flavor. We asked some experts at the intersection of botany and anthropology to share their best guesses. Cora Niele/Getty Images hide caption

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"We get carried away from the really important things, but we can remind each other what really matters. That's wisdom." — Robert Waldinger John Werner/Courtesy of TED hide caption

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Can A 75-Year-Old Study Deliver Wisdom For All Of Us?

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"We don't end conversations with any of my children without 'I love you, I care about you, I miss you, I need you, I have to see you.'" — Tony Porter James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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What Can One Generation Teach The Next About Manhood?

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"In nature everything is so uniquely itself ... and there is a pace to the natural world and a genius to the natural world that arises out of that state of being." — Boyd Varty Marla Aufmuth/Courtesy of TED hide caption

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What Wisdom Can We Gain From Nature?

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"I think that kids are often kind of like icebergs in the sense that ... we start asking them questions about bigger issues, we can find so much that is under the water." — Adora Svitak James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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What Wisdom Can Adults Learn From Kids?

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What Can Great Writers Teach Us About Growing Up and Getting Old?

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Joe Palca (left) with Jim Allison (second from right) and friends, circa 1975. Allison has gone on to make landmark discoveries in science, and is still passionate about outlaw country music. Joe Palca/NPR hide caption

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A common house mosquito (Culex pipiens) is about to sink her six-weaponed proboscis into a human arm. This type transmits West Nile virus by biting infected birds, then biting humans. Josh Cassidy/KQED hide caption

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