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What do Muslims in America have to laugh about? Quite a lot, say the organizers of New York City’s -- and possibly America’s
"People would tell me, 'Why do you respond to these anonymous trolls? They have no effect on you, you're bigger than that
Reading the online comments, Zayid got the "shock of a lifetime," she said. "Because everybody was making fun of me. They
We've pulled together five of the most-watched TED talks from this year as voted by you, our loyal TEDWeekends audience. On the surface, they seem so different. But each speaker is an outsider spreading a common idea -- the best way to find courage in this world is to embrace your own, unique voice.
If there was one overarching message to come out of last week's Thrive conference, it's that the traditional vision of success -- one that values money and power above all else -- is seriously wanting. And it's time for a change.
"You see that a lot -- just trying to achieve so many things and getting overwhelmed," said Arthur. "I think it's great for
If someone were to ask you how you "thrive," what would you say? HuffPost Live host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani sat down
2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgFrom 30 years of my colleagues and myself working with children with cerebral palsy, I find that by providing their brain with abundant new information, they become brilliant learners and the seemingly miraculous begins happening, just like with Maysoon. Current brain research validates that the "impossible" can become possible for many of these children.
2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgSadly, the differences are often all that people see when they meet him. Forget rose-colored glasses; people peer at my child through the lens of disability. Oftentimes, they regret that he has cerebral palsy. This I can tell from the pity stares or pity-speak.
2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpg I learned at a very early age that the world is indeed a stage. The fact that society is constantly questioning what I can and can't do is a stark reminder that I'm not up there for just one skit or performance. I'm up there for life.
2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgIt's easy to look at a one big, notable experience and say that event changed my life. Yet, when I take some time to ponder my life changing moments, they are not big and notable, but small and simple.
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If thinking of cerebral palsy makes you think of someone sad or helpless, then watch this talk and let comedian Maysoon Zayid blow your mind. She's fierce, she's funny, and she refuses to let you feel sorry for her.
Satirical news source The Onion caused an uproar over a 9/11-related joke in a recent video, sparking our HuffPost Live panel