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A Conversation with Bora Yoon and TEDxNavesink’s David Spelman

A Conversation with Bora Yoon and TEDxNavesink’s David Spelman

Bora Yoon, the award-wining Korean/American vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and sound artist (and 2014 TED Fellow) talks with TEDxNavesink’s David Spelman about her inspirations, hobbies, dream collaborators, the immersive audiovisual soundscapes she creates with both traditional and unconventional instruments, and her plans for her April 11th appearance at TEDxNavesink at Monmouth University.   David Spelman: What has […]

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Abby Daly is the Robin Hood of Books

Abby Daly is the Robin Hood of Books

Do you remember your favorite childhood book? Maybe you were cuddled on the lap of a grandparent who read the book aloud—over and over again. Imagine the impact on the education and lives of children who grow up with no books to curl up with and call their own. What adventures, fantastical worlds, and comforting […]

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Amy Boyle Is On a Quest to Inspire Individuality

Amy Boyle Is On a Quest to Inspire Individuality

“It’s just so wonderful to learn that I’m not alone.” These ten words were shared by a Sunday Assembly attendee, and made Amy Boyle further appreciate all the hard work and effort she put forth to found the organization in Los Angeles. Amy added how great it felt for Sunday Assembly to be able to […]

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Recipe for a TEDx Experience

Recipe for a TEDx Experience

What does crafting a TEDx line-up and a great chili have in common? For both you need a killer recipe, the best ingredients, plenty of good spices, a secret ingredient or two, and slow cooking to let the flavors blend. If the speakers and entertainers are the key ingredients for a TEDx conference, then deciding […]

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Why YOU Are The Ideal TEDxNavesink Attendee

Why YOU Are The Ideal TEDxNavesink Attendee

You — yes, you! — are the ideal TEDxNavesink attendee. You’re probably wondering how I know this when I don’t even know who you are, so allow me to explain. You may have seen a link to this article in an email or through social media. Maybe a friend or colleague shared it directly with you, knowing […]

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Retreats Accelerate Arrival:  Slow Down Enough to Know Yourself

Retreats Accelerate Arrival: Slow Down Enough to Know Yourself

How could slowing down enough to trace your finger through water, waking to watch the sunrise or sitting to meditate in a new place actually cause faster activity, development and progress? I live at and operate Seven Arrows, a retreat center in Locust, NJ. Each year, several hundred people visit for a weekend away from […]

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A TEDx By Any Other Name

A TEDx By Any Other Name

“What’s in a name? That which we call a TEDx, by any other name would delve as deep.” Okay, so I’m no William Shakespeare. But the legendary English playwright perfectly captured the essence that what a thing is, is far more important than what it is called. TEDxNavesink’s vision for creating a collaborative community of […]

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Brian Reynolds Is Up For the Climate Change Challenge

Brian Reynolds Is Up For the Climate Change Challenge

Brian Reynolds likes a challenge. He’s always felt that he needed to solve difficult problems. What better (and tougher) cause to try to make a dent in than climate change? This was a departure for him. Brian’s family background was in manufacturing but he chose to go a different route—sustainable energy. It allowed him to […]

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Exploring ‘Pornland’ with Dr. Gail Dines

Exploring ‘Pornland’ with Dr. Gail Dines

Pornland. Sounds like an amusement park rated for mature audiences with very adult rides, right? (Sex sells, after all.) Nope. Pornland is the main title of a book translated into four languages, recently turned into a short documentary film that was released in the autumn of 2014. The author is one of the speakers at […]

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7 Science-Based Tips for Valentine’s Day from Dr. Gary Lewandowski

7 Science-Based Tips for Valentine’s Day from Dr. Gary Lewandowski

People’s opinions about Valentine’s Day run the spectrum from it being an arbitrary “Hallmark Holiday” to it being a special day that allows you to celebrate your relationship and your partner. Regardless of what you think about Valentine’s Day, celebrating it is practically unavoidable. To help you better navigate this February 14, here are some […]

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