Shimon Schocken: What a Bike Ride Can Teach You

Computer science professor Shimon Schocken is also an avid mountain biker. To share the life lessons he learned while riding, he began an outdoor program with Israel's juvenile inmates and was touched by both their intense difficulties and profound successes. Photographs by Raphael Rabinovitz. (Filmed at TEDxTelAviv.)

 

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TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences -- the TED Conference on the West Coast each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh UK each summer -- TED includes the award-winning TED Talks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.

BEN SAUNDERS: WHY BOTHER LEAVING THE HOUSE?

Explorer Ben Saunders wants you to go outside! Not because it’s always pleasant and happy, but because that’s where the meat of life is, “the juice that we can suck out of our hours and days.” Saunders’ next outdoor excursion? To try to be the first in the world to walk from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back again.

 

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TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences -- the TED Conference on the West Coast each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh UK each summer -- TED includes the award-winning TED Talks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.

Back To School Alert: 3 Key Principles to Ease Back Into the Classroom

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Darwin Ruiz's path as a fitness trainer has led him down the road of continued learning about the human body, how we move, and that which drives us to move in the first place. His philosophy is centered around a mindful approach to self in everything that he does. Darwin considers himself a student of many teachers. He loves to learn new things and see others who are great at what they do, so that he can learn from them.  His teachers come from many areas including health, personal growth, exercise and strength coaching, emotional wellness, nutrition, music, and business. He is grateful that he has such talented people to learn from.

How Active Do Your Kids Need to Be?

During the summer break, children are parked in front of the television or computer more than ever, but inactivity at any age can result in developing chronic diseases, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Inactivity can lead to lifelong habits, so here’s how active your kids need to be.
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School-age children need to participate in 60 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day. Exercise should be appropriate for their age and level of development as well as enjoyable and safe.

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Karen Owoc is a Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinical Exercise Physiologist and is passionate about helping people live longer and stronger lives. As a competitive athlete, Karen realized the intimate relationship between optimal performance and nutrition while studying the biological sciences in college. She works in a highly specialized practice where exercise is medicine and treats people challenged with chronic diseases, such as obesity, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. Outside of the hospital, Karen hosts and produces upbeat 60-second healthy living TV segments and has a new full program coming out soon! Follow Karen on her blog: TheHealthReporter.tv | Pinterest: pinterest.com/KarenOwoc | Twitter: @KarenOwoc

Keith Barry: Brain Magic

First, Keith Barry shows us how our brains can fool our bodies -- in a trick that works via podcast too. Then he involves the audience in some jaw-dropping (and even a bit dangerous) feats of brain magic.

 

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TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences -- the TED Conference on the West Coast each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh UK each summer -- TED includes the award-winning TED Talks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.

The Value of Learning at Anjali House

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Kelsey Lettko finds happiness in dancing, traveling, music, and good conversation.  She is a San Francisco Bay Area native, who loves to explore both her own community and the world. She has traveled to Swaziland to aid in malaria net distributions, Argentina to study and teach dance, and Cambodia to teach English and volunteer on an elephant reserve.  As a recent graduate from the University of Redlands, she has a BA in Sociology and Anthropology and is very excited to embark on her post-grad journey and see where life takes her.

Dancing for Change - Global Workshops Unite

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Kelsey Lettko finds happiness in dancing, traveling, music, and good conversation.  She is a San Francisco Bay Area native, who loves to explore both her own community and the world. She has traveled to Swaziland to aid in malaria net distributions, Argentina to study and teach dance, and Cambodia to teach English and volunteer on an elephant reserve.  As a recent graduate from the University of Redlands, she has a BA in Sociology and Anthropology and is very excited to embark on her post-grad journey and see where life takes her.

Grateful Moments | A Gift to Remember

Man Makes Plans, and God Laughs.
-Yiddish Proverb

A few weeks ago, I found myself battling the worst case of poison oak I’ve ever had in my life...good times. In addition to the poison oak, I was also gifted with the development of cellulitis, which led to some pretty impressive swelling in my right leg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Matt Hickling is a Level 1 certified CrossFit trainer who has been crossfitting since June 2012. Matt is currently a Registered Nurse in Albany Medical Center's Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. He also has a Bachelors of Science in Sports Administration from Castleton State College, where he played Division III college hockey. Prior to his career in nursing, he was Director of Corporate Partnerships for the Albany River Rats/ Albany Firebirds for 2 years. Matt plans to continue gaining future CrossFit certifications and go back to school to become a Nurse Practitioner.

Daniel Wolpert: The Real Reason for Brains

Neuroscientist Daniel Wolpert starts from a surprising premise: the brain evolved, not to think or feel, but to control movement. In this entertaining, data-rich talk he gives us a glimpse into how the brain creates the grace and agility of human motion.

 

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Fitting In Fitness

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Matt Hickling is a Level 1 certified CrossFit trainer who has been crossfitting since June 2012. Matt is currently a Registered Nurse in Albany Medical Center's Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. He also has a Bachelors of Science in Sports Administration from Castleton State College, where he played Division III college hockey. Prior to his career in nursing, he was Director of Corporate Partnerships for the Albany River Rats/ Albany Firebirds for 2 years. Matt plans to continue gaining future CrossFit certifications and go back to school to become a Nurse Practitioner.

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09/12/2013
Computer science professor Shimon Schocken is also an avid mountain biker. To share the life lessons he learned while riding, he began an outdoor program with Israel's juvenile inmates and was... read more
08/29/2013
Explorer Ben Saunders wants you to go outside! Not because it’s always pleasant and happy, but because that’s where the meat of life is, “the juice that we can suck out of our hours and days.”... read more
08/22/2013
Students all over the country are heading back to school. From the post-post-graduate student all the way back to the pre-schooler's first day away from mommy and daddy. If you're like me, you... read more
08/15/2013
During the summer break, children are parked in front of the television or computer more than ever, but inactivity at any age can result in developing chronic diseases, such as obesity, type 2... read more
08/11/2013
First, Keith Barry shows us how our brains can fool our bodies -- in a trick that works via podcast too. Then he involves the audience in some jaw-dropping (and even a bit dangerous) feats of brain... read more
08/08/2013
I have been home from Cambodia for two months now, however the lessons I learned remain in the forefront of my mind. My path crossed with people doing such brave and truly incredible work for the... read more
07/19/2013
Last fall, I studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina for a semester. I went with a group studying social movements and human rights, and had no idea what to expect. As part of my program, we... read more
07/11/2013
Man Makes Plans, and God Laughs. -Yiddish Proverb A few weeks ago, I found myself battling the worst case of poison oak I’ve ever had in my life...good times. In addition to the poison oak, I was... read more
07/01/2013
Neuroscientist Daniel Wolpert starts from a surprising premise: the brain evolved, not to think or feel, but to control movement. In this entertaining, data-rich talk he gives us a glimpse into how... read more

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09/12/2013
Computer science professor Shimon Schocken is also an avid mountain biker. To share the life lessons he learned while riding, he began an outdoor program with Israel's juvenile inmates and was... read more
08/29/2013
Explorer Ben Saunders wants you to go outside! Not because it’s always pleasant and happy, but because that’s where the meat of life is, “the juice that we can suck out of our hours and days.”... read more
08/22/2013
Students all over the country are heading back to school. From the post-post-graduate student all the way back to the pre-schooler's first day away from mommy and daddy. If you're like me, you... read more
08/15/2013
During the summer break, children are parked in front of the television or computer more than ever, but inactivity at any age can result in developing chronic diseases, such as obesity, type 2... read more
08/11/2013
First, Keith Barry shows us how our brains can fool our bodies -- in a trick that works via podcast too. Then he involves the audience in some jaw-dropping (and even a bit dangerous) feats of brain... read more
08/08/2013
I have been home from Cambodia for two months now, however the lessons I learned remain in the forefront of my mind. My path crossed with people doing such brave and truly incredible work for the... read more
07/19/2013
Last fall, I studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina for a semester. I went with a group studying social movements and human rights, and had no idea what to expect. As part of my program, we... read more
07/11/2013
Man Makes Plans, and God Laughs. -Yiddish Proverb A few weeks ago, I found myself battling the worst case of poison oak I’ve ever had in my life...good times. In addition to the poison oak, I was... read more
07/01/2013
Neuroscientist Daniel Wolpert starts from a surprising premise: the brain evolved, not to think or feel, but to control movement. In this entertaining, data-rich talk he gives us a glimpse into how... read more

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