I’m Mexican. Does that change your assumptions about me? | Vanessa Vancour | TEDxUniversityofNevada

I’m Mexican. Does that change your assumptions about me? | Vanessa Vancour | TEDxUniversityofNevada

Translator: Maria Pericleous Reviewer: Denise RQ I have lost count of the number of times someone asked me, “How come you speak such good Spanish?” Spanish speakers as well as non-Spanish speakers because I know I am not what they imagine when they think of a Latin American. My favorite way to reveal I speak […]

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Average American VS Average Russian – People Comparison

Average American VS Average Russian – People Comparison

Have you ever see the 1985 movie Rocky IV? That movie could easily have had the subheading: ‘America vs Russia’. The story depicts two boxers duking it out: America’s Rocky Balboa played by Sylvester Stallone, and the giant Ivan Drago, played by Dolph Lundgren. It came out 6 years before the collapse of the Soviet […]

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How immigrants and their children affect the US economy | Robert Kaplan

GDP is comprised of growth in the workforce and then growth in productivity. So if you have slowing workforce growth that tells you that’s going to create a real headwind for GDP growth. It means that if you’re going to have more than sluggish GDP growth, you’re going to need more growth from productivity. Immigrants […]

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Christine Keung, Rolex Young Laureate, 2016

Christine Keung, Rolex Young Laureate, 2016

I’m American, but my childhood has always been defined by my father’s experience growing up in rural Northwestern China. My dad started off washing dishes and he was able to become a chef. And so his skills as a chef was what really kind of helped him break out of the cycle of poverty. This […]

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Culture shock: Coming from Soviet Ukraine to America

Culture shock: Coming from Soviet Ukraine to America

I think I was about 2 or 3 years old in the Ukraine during Soviet times, even what, this is like the late ’80s, no one had their own cameras really, so you went to studios like this and got your picture taken. This is later, this is in Canada, when my parents came to […]

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Deaf ideology | Marika Kovacs-Houlihan | TEDxUWMilwaukee

Deaf ideology | Marika Kovacs-Houlihan | TEDxUWMilwaukee

Translator: Jenna Wahl Reviewer: Theresa Ranft (Offstage voice) ASL interpreter: The term “deaf” evokes a response. I’m on stage, I’m giving my talk in American Sign Language. That may not be what you expected. You may be wondering if I can hear, if I will speak. You may be trying to figure out where the […]

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TEDxBoston – Franny Choi – POP!goesKOREA!

TEDxBoston – Franny Choi – POP!goesKOREA!

Translator: Blanca Esteban Reviewer: Denise RQ The following piece incorporates songs from actual Korean drinking games. (Laughter) The Korean word for “bottoms up” is (singing) “Bada-bada-ba, bada-bada-ba, bada-bada-ba-ba.” One shot straight in the neck with a dose of lollipop slapstick and yogurt soju. Strawberry-cheeked gourmet Popsicle ladies who stay out all night drinking midori sours […]

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Why Dungeons & Dragons is Good for You (In Real Life) | Ethan Gilsdorf | TEDxPiscataquaRiver

Why Dungeons & Dragons is Good for You (In Real Life) | Ethan Gilsdorf | TEDxPiscataquaRiver

Translator: Noel Diaz Reviewer: Queenie Lee Who do you want to be? A brave dwarfish warrior, a wizard who can cast spells, an elf who is skilled in the art of archery or a stealthy hobbit thief? You are a member of a team of adventurers! And your quest is to rescue a prince who […]

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American Girls vs European Girls – How Do They Compare?

American Girls vs European Girls – How Do They Compare?

Separated by the Atlantic Ocean, American women aren’t much different from their European cousins. But it’s almost impossible to compare women from all across Europe as the continent covers a real range of nationalities, cultures, and ethnicities. So be warned that this show may make some broad generalizations which we hope you’ll excuse. What we’re […]

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Can talking about your sex life spark a social revolution? | Kamala Devi | TEDxCardiffbytheSea

Can talking about your sex life spark a social revolution? | Kamala Devi | TEDxCardiffbytheSea

Translator: Leonardo Silva Reviewer: Ellen Maloney Consider your sexuality. Now think about your workplace. What’s okay to talk about, and what’s not? How about with your family? Who do you trust to talk about sex with? And your most intimate relationships? Are there things you’re still hiding? As a sex and relationship coach, I’ve had […]

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