You can challenge the impossible | Hillary Allen How Laughing at Yourself Can Change the World 1 day ago   13:11

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Not many people fall 150 feet of a ridge-line and live to tell the story. This is my story of a nearly fatal fall, that brought me back to life again. Hillary grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado catching bugs and playing in the rocky mountains. Her parents, both scientists at Colorado State University, encouraged her to pursue her curiosity in Chemistry. She earned an undergraduate degree in Chemistry at a small liberal arts college while also playing collegiate tennis. After college, Hillary attended graduate school at UC Denver where she earned a masters degree in Neuroscience and Structural biology. It was during graduate school that she discovered running, specifically trail running and ultra running. Now, Hillary is a professional trail runner for The North Face. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
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Robert Hancock
I attended this TED talk and thoroughly enjoyed listening to Hilary and meeting her after. Truly inspirational.
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How Laughing at Yourself Can Change the World You can challenge the impossible | Hillary Allen 1 day ago   17:12

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President Obama's appearance on "Between Two Ferns" made tens of millions of people laugh (and saved lives in the process). In a culture flooded with too much partisan information, comedy is the last great refuge of truth and access.

Brad Jenkins is the Managing Director and Executive Producer of Funny Or Die DC. For the last four years, Jenkins served as President Obama’s liaison and director of engagement to the creative and advocacy communities, bringing together creative executives, advocacy leaders, and some of the world’s biggest stars to advance the President’s agenda -- including his Emmy-award winning "Between Two Ferns" interview on the Affordable Care Act. See http://www.funnyordie.com

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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