TEDWomen Updates: Diana Nyad and EverWalk Nation

At the age of 64, Diana Nyad became the first person to make the 110-mile swim from Havana to Key West without a shark cage. Now, Diana is working on a new goal. Along with her Cuba swim expedition leader, Bonnie Stoll, Diana has founded EverWalk NATION, a bold movement to get people to pledge to walk three times a week.

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TEDWomen 2016 Speaker Lineup announced!

Many people ask, “How do you select the speakers for TEDWomen?” The answer is not a simple one. As curator, I read everything I can find that has to do with women, our work, books, research, stories ... and I hear recommendations from fellow TEDsters and friends around the world. 

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Five TEDWomen Talks for Women's Equality Day

Women's Equality Day was established in 1971 to recall the passage of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote. In commemoration of that milestone, and the miles we still have to go, here are five TEDTalks from past TEDWomen conferences about the state of women and equality in the United States today.

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Sneak Preview of Arianna Huffington's New Book, The Sleep Revolution

My friend Arianna Huffington's new book, The Sleep Revolution, on the science, history and mystery of sleep, is coming out on April 5th. I'm pleased to be able to share a sneak preview here on my blog, particularly one that looks at how sleep deprivation affects women. As Karen Brody, founder of the meditation program Bold Tranquility, told Arianna, “I coach busy women and this is what they tell me all the time: ‘I spent years getting educated and now I don’t have any energy to work.’”

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