X marks the spot: This week’s TEDx Talks

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Each week, TEDx chooses four of our favorite talks, highlighting just a few of the enlightening speakers from the TEDx community, and its diverse constellation of ideas worth spreading. Below, give this week’s talks a listen.

Why you hate math: Laura Overdeck at TEDxWestVillageWomen
When dining out, how often do you slide your check across the table and wait for someone else to figure out the tip? Laura Overdeck explores the ways a cultural aversion to math is costing Americans — especially young girls — and what we can do to take the anxiety out of mathematics. (Filmed at TEDxWestVillageWomen)

Can you forgive a politician?: Gervase Warner at TEDxPortofSpain
The people of Trinidad and Tobago are well-regarded all over the world, says Gervase Warner. So why is there so much crime, corruption, and fear in the country? In an impassioned talk, Warner delves into a legacy of political…

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