To transform child welfare, take race out of the equation | Jessica Pryce

In this eye-opening talk about the impact of race and neighborhood on foster-care decisions, social worker Jessica Pryce shares a promising solution to help child welfare agencies make bias-free assessments about when to remove children from their families. “Let’s work together to build a system that wants to make families stronger instead of pulling them apart,” Pryce says.

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Why doctors are offering free tax prep in their waiting rooms | Lucy Marcil

More than 90 percent of children in the US see a doctor at least once a year, which means countless hours spent in waiting rooms for parents. What if those hours could be used for something productive — like saving money? Through her organization StreetCred, pediatrician and TED Fellow Lucy Marcil is offering free tax prep to parents right in the waiting room, reimagining what a doctor’s visit can look like and helping to lift families out of poverty. Learn more about how free tax prep and guidance could be the best poverty prescription we have in the US.

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The power of diversity within yourself | Rebeca Hwang

Rebeca Hwang has spent a lifetime juggling identities — Korean heritage, Argentinian upbringing, education in the United States — and for a long time she had difficulty finding a place in the world to call home. Yet along with these challenges came a pivotal realization: that a diverse background is a distinct advantage in today’s globalized world. In this personal talk, Hwang reveals the endless benefits of embracing our complex identities — and shares her hopes for creating a world where identities aren’t used to alienate but to bring people together instead.

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Every Wedding Speech Ever

I’ve never been funny before, but I’m gonna go ahead and try it right now, on the most important day of your life!

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Katie Marovitch
Ally Beardsley
Brennan Lee Mulligan
Mother – Katy Dore
Father – Steve Brown
Guest – Jessie Hixenbaugh
Wedding Guest 1 – Adam Henry
Wedding Guest 2 – James Tolbert
Wedding Guest 3 – Erika Wilhelm

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The journey through loss and grief | Jason B. Rosenthal

In her brutally honest, ironically funny and widely read meditation on death, “You May Want to Marry My Husband,” the late author and filmmaker Amy Krouse Rosenthal gave her husband Jason very public permission to move on and find happiness. A year after her death, Jason offers candid insights on the often excruciating process of moving through and with loss — as well as some quiet wisdom for anyone else experiencing life-changing grief.

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My Mom Is Stalking Me

Raph’s creepy stalker was taking pictures of him 9 months before he was even BORN.

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