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Happy Lunar New Year! It’s officially the Year of the Dog. Lunar New Year is based on the Chinese zodiac, which follows the moon rather than constellations, like the Greco-Roman system. It is a 12-year cycle, with a different animal representing each year. Though this zodiac system is not scientific truth, it often exerts a significant influence over people’s decisions and beliefs. “Even if you don’t believe in it, the zodiac is a fun way to learn more about Chinese culture,” says technologist ShaoLan Hsueh. “It’s a reminder of how important it is to pay attention to different societies and keep an open mind about our many differences and similarities.” Swipe to see artistic renditions of some of the other Zodiac signs, and visit go.ted.com/chinesezodiac to learn more.

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If you go see Black Panther this weekend, you might recognize some of the apparel designs from this photo. @TEDfellow and Nigerian fashion designer Walé Oyéjidé’s work appears in Marvel’s upcoming blockbuster, but this image is the result of an electric collaboration he did with Urugayan documentary photographer and TED Fellow Christian Rodríguez. The two met at TEDGlobal 2017 in Arusha, Tanzania and immediately wanted to work together. For this project, they decided to photograph three Maasai men in Walé's menswear label Ikiré Jones, creating a powerful collision of people and culture. “As a designer, my work is focused on giving people from under-represented populations a voice through my art,” says Walé. “The experience was magical, and a continuing reminder that some of life’s best lessons come when we open ourselves up to listen to the people around us.” To learn more about the project, visit go.ted.com/waledesign and follow @ikirejones

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Still looking for “The One?” Luckily, math can solve all your problems (well, in theory). An area of mathematics called optimal stopping actually offers the best possible strategy for finding your person. It’s a little tricky for us to put the full equation in an Instagram caption, but visit go.ted.com/mathlove to see it for yourself. It has the power to tell you exactly how many people to reject to give you the best possible chance of finding your perfect partner — if that’s what you’re looking for, anyway. Of course, this isn’t foolproof. “Life partners aren’t like houses or assistants, which are yours if you can afford them,” mathematician Hannah Fry says. “But nonetheless, mathematics is all about abstracting from the real world to help uncover some of the hidden patterns and relationships which otherwise would be shrouded in messy things like emotions.” Click the link in our bio to learn more! Illustration by @christine.roesch

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In her project, Humanæ, artist Angélica Dass portrayed more than 4,000 people from 18 different countries. She took an 11-pixel square from each subject’s nose and matched it to a corresponding color in the Pantone palette. Her project strives to highlight people's true colors instead of the narrow options we typically use to describe race. “We still live in a world where the color of our skin not only gives a first impression, but a lasting one that remains. These portraits make us rethink how we see each other,” Angélica says. “We still have to work hard to abolish discrimination. That remains a common practice worldwide, and that will not disappear by itself.” To learn more about her work, follow @humanae_project and watch her #TEDTalk at go.ted.com/celebratecolor

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Right now, 150 satellites operated by over 60 government agencies are observing the Earth. Data from these satellites can be transformed into stunning visualizations, like this image here showing the global currents and temperature of the ocean. This is one way space engineer Danielle Wood is trying to make the science of space exploration more inclusive and accessible than ever before - regardless of status or income. “We'll keep on this work until we can truly say that space is for the benefit of all peoples, and we are all space enabled,” she says. Watch her #TEDTalk at go.ted.com/spaceforall Image courtesy of Greg Shirah/NASA

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Are baby bees cute or creepy? Photographer Anand Varma captured the first 21 days of a bee’s life, and right now you’re looking at the stage where the pigment slowly starts to develop in their eyes. Unfortunately, mites threaten these little guys by attacking them while they grow, which adds stressors to their lives and weakens the immune system of the entire hive. Researchers are trying to create mite-resistant bees, but that’s causing a whole host of new problems for this insect’s future. To learn more about the development process, watch Anand’s #TEDTalk at go.ted.com/babybees Video by @anandavarma

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Look at this black and white image (and don’t swipe just yet!). What does it look like? Right now your brain is working in overdrive, sorting through all your experiences to try to find an answer to this question. You’re currently in a state called “experiential blindness.” Now, swipe to the left. Stare at this colorful new image, and then swipe back to the right. Are your eyes filling in the gaps for you? Your brain is now constructing an image of a snake when, mere seconds ago, you likely couldn’t see it at all! This type of hallucination is what neuroscientists call “predictions.” “Predictions are the basis of every experience that you have and every action that you take,” says neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett. “Your brain does not react to the world. Using past experience, your brain predicts and constructs your experience of the world.” In her #TEDTalk, Lisa explains how predictions allow you to see emotions in others — and how they can help you have a bit more control over your own emotions. Watch it at go.ted.com/predictions Images courtesy of Lisa Feldman Barrett

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There’s a whole community of microbes living in your body. We’re talking around 40 TRILLION of ‘em. Together they weigh around three pounds, and they control your life more than you think. They affect how you respond to stress, digest food, fight infections, and even how much you weigh. In fact, studies are underway to see if eating microbes could actually help you lose weight. Seems far-fetched, but who knows! You might see ads for microbes in a future health magazine. To learn more, visit go.ted.com/microbes Illustration/GIF by @jared_oriel

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Would you send your children to this kindergarten — or go back in time to attend yourself? Architect Takaharu Tezuka created this magical place to allow kids to truly be kids. The school has many features designed to foster limitless exploration and wonder, and this tree is one of them. Students are encouraged to climb to their hearts’ content, even if that means going all the way to the top without the stairs. “Other schools might not allow this, but the principal here believes children know their own limits. They stop when they have to stop,” says Takaharu. To learn more about this kindergarten and its kid-first design, visit go.ted.com/kindergarten Photo by Katsuhisa Kida/FOTOTECA.

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You definitely need to turn your sound up for this. Jacob Collier is a 23-year-old, Grammy-award winning one-man band. He typically produces music at his home in London, but he graced the TED stage in April 2017 for this dynamic, kaleidoscopic performance. Watch the full version plus two other songs by @jcolliermusic at go.ted.com/jacobcollier, and happy Friday!

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Zoom in a bit – these are camels traveling across the Sahara. Photographer George Steinmetz snapped this image by means of a slightly unconventional method. He uses a motorized paraglider (which is essentially a flying lawn chair) to soar into the air and take photos from above. “An airplane moves too fast, a helicopter would be too loud with too much downdraft, and it dawned on me that this crazy little aircraft I was flying would open up a new way of seeing remote parts of the African landscape in a way that had never really been possible before,” George says. To see more of his spectacular photos, visit go.ted.com/flyinglawnchair and follow @geosteinmetz

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Ever wonder how Nelly’s song “Country Grammar” became a Grammy-award winning hit? Well, the line, “Down down, baby, your street in a Range Rover” actually got its inspiration from a classic jump rope game song that went, “down down, baby, down down the roller coaster.” “All the people who grew up in any black urban community would know that music, so it was a ready made hit,” says Kyra Gaunt. In the newest episode of TED’s original video series, Small Thing Big Idea, Kyra explores how the jump rope got its rhythm. Watch at go.ted.com/jumprope, and follow the show on Facebook for future episodes about the genius design of everyday items.

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At 26 years old, activist and @TEDFellow Amanda Nguyen has already passed 11 laws in the United States. That seems like a daunting, almost impossible feat (especially during such polarizing times) — but you can do it, too! Amanda has some tips. Recruit others to join your movement, model your bill after other successful ones, get to know politicians, keep your message positive and action-oriented, and trust democracy. “A healthy democracy depends not only on its leaders but on its citizens’ ability to hash things out,” Amanda says. “While there are many things that could be improved — and that deserve to be improved — there is a very strong sense of civic engagement and democracy building in this country.” For more detailed advice on how to get your own bill passed by Congress, visit go.ted.com/passbill Illustration by @jennliv

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Is this the building of your childhood dreams? Architect Bjarke Ingels created this incredible LEGO House — and it’s even open to the public (although you’ll need to be in Billund, Denmark to see it. That’s where this classic toy was invented!). Inside you’ll find massive LEGO sculptures, three different restaurants, open public space, and more. The building’s design embodies Bjarke’s mission to build a world filled with imaginative architecture that is luxurious, sustainable, and community-driven. To see more of his playful designs, watch his #TEDTalk at go.ted.com/legohouse Photo by @sydhavneren

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This piece by Hank Willis Thomas was inspired by Ernest Withers’ photograph of the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers March (swipe to see the image). Joined by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., men and women came together to assert their humanity and stand up against segregation, holding up signs that said “I am a man.” That slogan has been historically utilized to oppose the racist notion that African Americans are subservient and 3/5 of a person. Hank’s work often juxtaposes the then and now, using art to start conversations about how the past folds into the present. “The phrase I grew up with wasn't ‘I am a man,’ it was ‘I am the man,’ and I was amazed at how it went from this collective statement during segregation to this seemingly selfish statement after integration,” he says. “So, I decided to remix that text in as many ways as I could think of, and I like to think of the top line as a timeline of American history, and the last line as a poem.” In Hank’s #TEDTalk with his legendary mother, photographer Deborah Willis, the two talk about how their art challenges mainstream narratives about black life and black joy. Watch it at go.ted.com/historicalart #MLK #HankWillisThomas

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How do you want to live when you get older? There is a community in Boston that is trying to transform what it’s like to grow old in the United States. It’s called the Beacon Hill Village, and it’s made up of people who rejected the traditional idea of moving into a retirement home. At Beacon Hill Village, residents agree to fully support each other. Annual dues go toward providing support on everything from grocery shopping to transportation to even financial or medical needs. However, the most important aspect is the social scene. Movie nights, museum trips, restaurant outings, and even cross-country travel give the place more of a social club vibe — and the impact extends into the local community. “Every day, by going out and creating a positive impression on the people around them, the members of Beacon Hill and other Villages dispel the old myth that elders are unfit to co-mingle with society,” says Joseph Coughlin, the founder of the MIT AgeLab. To learn more about Beacon Hill Village and how it’s transforming the way we age, visit go.ted.com/agebetter Illustration/GIF by @krystalquiles

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This is what your future home on Mars might look like. Xavier De Kestelier is an interplanetary architect, and his job is to figure out how we’ll live in space. Unsurprisingly, there are quite a few logistics to work out. How do you even get the supplies up there? How do you make sure the materials can sustain external pressure? How do we keep humans protected from radiation or even meteorites? Luckily, Xavier has some ideas, and they involve space dust and a 3D printer. To learn more, visit go.ted.com/spacearchitect

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In his series “Kesh Angels,” artist Hassan Hajjaj profiles Muslim female bikers from Marrakesh, Morocco. His art blends Eastern and Western culture to create vibrant pieces that challenge stereotypes of Muslim and Arabic women. “At the heart of his work is his desire of a nuanced representation,” says art fair curator Touria El Glaoui. “He wants us to interrupt ourselves and all the perception that we might have on people, on a culture, and on environment.” To see more of Hassan’s work plus more stunning, contemporary art from African nations and the diaspora, visit go.ted.com/africanart

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HOO goes there? These owls did not expect to see photographer Mac Stone in Florida’s Everglades. Not a lot of people explore the area, but Mac believes the swamp is a national treasure. Through his work, he strives to show the Everglades in a new light and prove that the wildlife there is worth protecting. In honor of #NationalBirdDay, watch his #TEDTalk at go.ted.com/evergladesbirds and learn all about the winged and non-winged creatures that make up this stunning, yet often ignored, natural habitat.

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Have you ever heard of a solar storm chaser? That’s @TEDFellow Miho Janvier's job title. Well, technically she’s a solar physicist, but her position allows her to hunt down and research solar storms (which are giant clouds of particles that escape from the sun, like the one pictured above). Turns out, these storms can have a pretty major effect on our society here on Earth. They can cut off satellite telecommunications, disrupt GPS systems, prevent you from using your cell phone, and so much more. Through her work, Miho is building tools that can predict space weather and make sure everything runs smoothly on our planet. To learn more, watch her #TEDTalk at go.ted.com/solarstormchaser

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Let’s talk about fear. We all have it. But writer Luvvie Ajayi didn’t want it to rule her life, so she started doing things that scared her, like jumping out of a plane. She soon found that when she committed to being a domino – the person who summons up their courage and takes on difficult challenges – others follow suit. This attitude paved the way for her to write more boldly about issues that matter to her. “Every day that I'm speaking truth against institutions and people who are bigger than me and forces that are more powerful than me, I feel like I'm falling out of that plane,” she says. “But comfort is overrated. Because being quiet is comfortable. Keeping things the way they've been is comfortable. We've got to get comfortable with being uncomfortable by speaking these hard truths when they're necessary.” To watch @Luvvie’s full #TEDTalk, visit go.ted.com/facefear

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Ever wonder what it feels like to see Earth from space? A recent study of astronauts found that the experience is life-altering, giving astronauts a greater appreciation for Earth’s beauty and increasing their sense of connection to all other living beings. It’s called the “overview effect,” and artist Benjamin Grant set out to recreate it by making a series of satellite images of our planet from above. The one shown here is of a solar concentrator in Seville, Spain. The steam produced there generates enough electricity to power 70,000 homes and offset 30,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions every year. "If we can adopt a more expansive perspective, embrace the truth of what is going on and contemplate the long-term health of our planet, we will create a better, safer and smarter future for our one and only home,” Ben says. To see more of @benjaminrgrant's photos visit go.ted.com/earthfromabove

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Ben Saunders is quite familiar with risky adventures. In 2004, he became the youngest person ever to ski solo to the North Pole. In 2013, he retraced Captain Scott’s ill-fated 1,800-mile journey to the South Pole on foot (visit go.ted.com/southpole to hear his TED Talk about it!). Now, at this very moment, he’s in the middle of another ambitious endeavor: the first solo, unsupported journey across Antarctica. The 1,033-mile, 65-day trip is in honor of Ben’s friend Henry Worsley, who died attempting the same journey in 2016. For more updates and photos, check out our Instagram story and follow @polarben at bensaunders.com. #transantarcticsolo Photo by: @martinrhartley

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The holidays can be a difficult time for your friends and family members who suffer from depression. The illness often diminishes a person’s ability to connect with other people, but not their desire. “Please don’t let our lack of bubbly happiness freak you out,” says writer Bill Bernat. “Sadness doesn’t need to be treated with the urgency of a shark attack.” So what should you do for your loved ones? Talk to them in a normal voice, not a sad one. Interact with them about typical, everyday things and feel free to ask them for help. And don’t think that being sad and being OK are incompatible. "We’re taught that sadness is unnatural, and we must resist it. In truth, it’s natural and it’s healthy to accept sadness and know it won’t last forever,” adds Bill. For more dos and don’ts, visit go.ted.com/holidayhelp Illustration by @harrietleemerrion

TED Talks Name Data

TED Talks Data Details
TED Talks full length: 9 characters (9 bytes)
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TED Talks Name Volwes: Ea (2 characters)
TED Talks Name Consonants: TD Tlks (7 characters)

TED Talks user Name Encoding

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TED Talks user name Nato Encoding

Letter Code Word U.S. Army standard ICAO and ITU Roman standard FAA standards ICAO IPA standard SIO (France) ICAO recording (1955) Consolidated transcription
T Tango TANG go TANG GO TANGGO or TANG-GO ˈtænɡo tang go [ˈtæŋɡoʊ] /ˈtæŋɡoʊ/ TANG-goh
E Echo EKK oh ECK OH ECKOH or ECK-OH ˈeko èk o [ˈɛkoʊ] /ˈɛkoʊ/
D Delta DEL tah DELL TAH DELLTAH or DELL-TAH ˈdeltɑ del tah [ˈdɛltʌ] /ˈdɛltɑː/ DEL-tah
T Tango TANG go TANG GO TANGGO or TANG-GO ˈtænɡo tang go [ˈtæŋɡoʊ] /ˈtæŋɡoʊ/ TANG-goh
a Alfa
ATIS: Alpha
AL fah AL FAH ALFAH or AL-FAH ˈælfɑ al fah [ˈælfʌ] /ˈælfɑː/ AL-fah
l Lima LEE mah LEE MAH LEEMAH or LEE-MAH ˈliːmɑ li mah [ˈlimʌ] /ˈliːmɑː/ LEE-mah
k Kilo KEY loh KEY LOH KEYLOH or KEY-LOH ˈkiːlo ki lo [ˈkiloʊ] /ˈkiːloʊ/ KEE-loh
s Sierra see AIR ah SEE AIR RAH SEEAIRAH or SEE-AIR-AH siˈerɑ si èr rah [siˈɛɾʌ] /siːˈɛrɑː/ see-ERR-ah

TED Talks Linguistics

Language In Local
TED Talks with Greek letters ΤΕΔ Ταλκς
TED Talks with Hindi letters तॆद् तल्क्स्
TED Talks with Chinese letters TED Tㄚ˙ㄌㄎㄙ
TED Talks with Cyrillic letters ТЕД Талкс
TED Talks with Hebrew letters טֶד טַלכס
TED Talks with Arabic letters تِد تَلكس
TED Talks with Tamil letters தெத் தல்க்ஸ்
TED Talks with Japanese letters てで たるくす
TED Talks with Armenian letters ՏԵԴ Տալկս

TED Talks ratings of this name

A Good Name 14%
86% A Bad Name
Masculine 15%
85% Feminine
Classic 36%
64% Modern
Mature 46%
54% Youthful
Formal 33%
67% Informal
Upper Class 45%
55% Common
Urban 77%
23% Natural
Wholesome 10%
90% Devious
Strong 2%
98% Delicate
Refined 85%
15% Rough
Strange 47%
53% Boring
Simple 98%
2% Complex
Serious 38%
62% Comedic
Nerdy 48%
52% Unintellectual
Characteristics Value
TED Talks's Optimism 2
TED Talks's Creativity 14
TED Talks's Resilience 19
TED Talks's Self-Control 4
TED Talks's Emotional Awareness 15
TED Talks's Sociability 16
TED Talks's Patience 13
TED Talks's Integrity 14
TED Talks's Willpower 4
TED Talks's Passion 3

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2018.02.15. 23:06 If you go see Black Panther this weekend, you might recognize some of the apparel... 13 310 63 0 68,33$
2018.02.13. 18:59 Still looking for “The One?” Luckily, math can solve all your problems (well, in... 8 282 232 0 87,67$
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2018.02.06. 00:07 Are baby bees cute or creepy? Photographer Anand Varma captured the first 21 days of a... 14 042 332 1 136,61$
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2018.01.25. 00:04 Zoom in a bit – these are camels traveling across the Sahara. Photographer George... 24 432 151 0 119,24$
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2018.01.15. 14:09 This piece by Hank Willis Thomas was inspired by Ernest Withers’ photograph of the 1968... 24 741 154 3 121,40$
2018.01.11. 23:58 How do you want to live when you get older? There is a community in Boston that is... 16 049 364 0 157,68$
2018.01.11. 00:20 This is what your future home on Mars might look like. Xavier De Kestelier is an... 18 086 265 0 138,94$
2018.01.09. 23:14 In his series “Kesh Angels,” artist Hassan Hajjaj profiles Muslim female bikers from... 10 756 119 0 76,22$
2018.01.05. 16:53 HOO goes there? These owls did not expect to see photographer Mac Stone in Florida’s... 34 708 333 2 259,75$
2018.01.03. 23:04 Have you ever heard of a solar storm chaser? That’s @TEDFellow... 19 661 241 1 137,97$
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2017.12.22. 01:51 Ever wonder what it feels like to see Earth from space? A recent study of astronauts... 17 773 179 0 110,17$
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TED Talks National Statistics for Popularity and Rank

TED Talks National Statistic for the Name TED TALKS
Population Estimate 2385 +/- 14%
National Rank 28583
Percentile Rank 0.6
Proportion per 100k 0.9
SSA Baby Name Population 1117
SSA Baby Name per 100k 3.7
SSA Baby Name Rank 14915
SSA Baby Name Percentile Rank 0.2

TED Talks Summary

  • TED TALKS is ranked as the 28583th most popular given name in the United States with an estimated population of 2385.
  • This name is in the 60th percentile, this means that nearly 2% of all the first names are more popular.
  • There are 0.9 people named TED TALKS for every 100,000 Americans.
  • Based on the analysis of 100 years worth of data from the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Baby Names database, the estimated population of people named TED TALKS is 1117
  • According to our algorithm there are 270 last names associated with the name TED TALKS.

Race and Ethinicity

The race and Hispanic origin distribution of the people with the name TED TALKS
Race or Hispanic origin % of population with name % of US general population % difference
White 87.97% 65.81% 22.16 %
Hispanic origin 6.57% 10.91% -4.34%
Black 3.97% 13.31% -9.34%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1.97% 4.31% -2.34%
Two or more races 0.07% 3.21% -3.14%
American Indian or Alaskan Native -0.57% 2.43% -3%

Summary

The race and Hispanic origin distribution of the people with the name TED TALKS is 87.97% White, 6.57% Hispanic origin, 3.97% Black, 1.97% Asian or Pacific Islander, 0.07% Two or More Races, and -0.57 American Indian or Alaskan Native. These figures should be considered only as a rough estimate. The purpose of this graph is to compare the name's specific race and Hispanic origin distribution to the distribution in the general population of the US.

The vertical blue bars represent the race distribution of people that have the name. The yellow horizontal lines represent the race distribution of the general population. The amount by which the blue bars extend past the yellow horizontal lines determines how likely a person with the name will be part of a given race or Hispanic origin group.

On this basis, the people with the name TED TALKS have a higher likelyhood of being White and a lower likelyhood of being Black.

Ethnic and Cultural Name Categories

The first name TED TALKS is included in the following name catgories:
  • US masculine baby name - Social Security Administration
  • Turkish masculine given name