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Michelle Rainey ideaCity09

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Suffering from Crohn's Disease since 1988, Michelle Rainey resigned from a 10 year bank career in 2000 to form the British Columbia Marijuana Party. She has spent the last decade advocating marijuana legalization. Mic...

How Biracial Supper Club Fuses Culture in Unsuspecting Ways – Cathy Erway

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In Chapter 3 of 15, "The Art of Eating In" author Cathy Erway shares why she and friends created the Hapa Kitchen supper club to fuse not only Asian food but also t...

Myth Busting Model Minority Asian American Stereotypes – Kyung Yoon

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In Chapter 8 of 18, Korean American Community Foundation ( executive director Kyung Yoon shares why it is so important to disspell the Asian-American model minority myth. As a stereotype, the myth misle...

Why Cornel West Beat up His Third Grade Teacher

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His third-grade teacher slapped him when he didn't salute the flag, and he hit her back.

A Lecture by James “The Amazing” Randi

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Search for the Chimera, A Lecture by James "The Amazing" Randi.

Valerie Wilson: CIA Training-Greater Talent Network

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Why did Valerie Plame Wilson join the CIA?

Cameron Russell: Looks aren’t everything. Believe me, I’m a model.

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Cameron Russell admits she won "a genetic lottery": she's tall, pretty and an underwear model. But don't judge her by her looks. In this fearless talk, she takes a wry look at the industry that had her looking highly ...

Authors@Google: Marci Alboher & Tim Ferriss

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Authors Marci Alboher & Tim Ferriss discuss their books "One Person/Multiple Careers: A New Model for Work/Life Success" and "The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich," as part of the Auth...

James Randi: Why I Came Out at Age 81

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As a teenager in the '40s, James Randi "would have gotten stoned" for being gay. But when he outed himself to the world in 2010, the reaction was "wonderful."

Jonah Lehrer: Creative Insights

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Author Jonah Lehrer explores the power of outsider intelligence. At PopTech 2009, the best-selling author of How We Decide and Proust Was a Neuroscientist, notes that, paradoxically, lacking expertise on a subject can...

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