Top Ted Talks of 2014

From overcoming adversity to the latest in tech, these are the talks you binge-watched in 2014.
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    "I got 99 problems... palsy is just one" by Maysoon Zayid
    With grace and wit, Maysoon Zayid takes us on a whistle-stop tour of her adventures as an actress, stand-up comic, philanthropist and advocate for the disabled:
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    "Hidden miracles of the natural world" by Louie Schwartzberg
    Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes:
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    "How to speak so that people want to listen" by Julian Treasure
    Sound expert Julian Treasure demonstrates the how-to's of powerful speaking — from handy vocal exercises to tips on speaking with empathy:
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    "The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance" by Hugh Herr
    Hugh Herr is building the next generation of bionic limbs, robotic prosthetics inspired by nature's own designs:
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    "Why good leaders make you feel safe" by Simon Sinek
    What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek shares his insights:
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    "How to make hard choices" by Ruth Chang
    Philosopher Ruth Chang offers a powerful new framework for making the big decisions that shape who we truly are:
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    "Here's how we take back the Internet" by Edward Snowden
    Appearing by telepresence robot, Edward Snowden speaks at TED2014 about surveillance and Internet freedom:
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    "Why dieting doesn't usually work" by Sandra Aamodt
    Neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt shares an important lesson about how our brains manage our bodies:
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    "Robots with 'soul'" by Guy Hoffman
    Guy Hoffman shows off his family of unusual robots — including two musical bots that like to jam with humans:
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    "3 ways to speak English" by Jamila Lyiscott
    In her powerful spoken-word essay “Broken English,” Jamila Lyiscott celebrates — and challenges — the three distinct flavors of English she speaks:
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    "Why I must come out" by Geena Rocero
    In this moving talk, fashion model Geena Rocero tells the story of becoming who she always knew she was:
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    "How the worst moments in our lives make us who we are" by Andrew Solomon
    In a moving, heartfelt and sometimes downright funny talk, writer Andrew Solomon gives a powerful call to forge meaning from our biggest struggles:
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    "Are you human?" by Ze Frank
    Have you ever wondered: Am I a human being? Ze Frank suggests a series of simple questions that will determine this:
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    "Love -- you're doing it wrong" by Yann Dall’Aglio
    Philosopher Yann Dall’Aglio explores the universal search for tenderness and connection in a world that's ever more focused on the individual:
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    "I am the son of a terrorist. Here's how I chose peace" by Zak Ebrahim
    Zak Ebrahim was just seven years old when his father helped plan the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. His story is shocking, powerful and, ultimately, inspiring:
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    "The danger of silence" by Clint Smith
    A short, powerful spoken word poem, about finding the courage to speak up against ignorance and injustice:
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    "As work gets more complex, 6 rules to simplify" by Yves Morieux
    In this energetic talk, Yves Morieux offers six rules for "smart simplicity" in the workplace:
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    "We're all hiding something. Let's find the courage to open up" by Ash Beckham
    Ash Beckham offers a fresh approach to empathy and openness:
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    "What it takes to be a great leader" by Roselinde Torres
    Roselinde Torres describes 25 years observing truly great leaders at work, and shares the three questions companies need to ask to thrive in the future:
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    "Are athletes really getting faster, better, stronger?" by David Epstein
    While it seems like athletes have gotten faster, better and stronger in the past decade, sports science reporter David Epstein suggests we might want to lay off the self-congratulation: