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Pearl Arredondo: 8 talks to spark success

Pearl Arredondo worked her way up from humble East L.A. beginnings, and as a high school teacher she now inspires other kids to do the same. Here are the talks that she thinks capture that spirit of drive and determination.

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  1. 9:32
    Kiran Sethi Kids, take charge

    Kiran Bir Sethi shows how her groundbreaking Riverside School in India teaches kids life's most valuable lesson: "I can." Watch her students take local issues into their own hands, lead other young people, even educate their parents.

  2. 3:09
    Derek Sivers How to start a movement

    With help from some surprising footage, Derek Sivers explains how movements really get started. (Hint: it takes two.)

  3. 14:58
    Sheryl Sandberg Why we have too few women leaders

    Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions — and offers 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite.

  4. 3:17
    Rives A story of mixed emoticons

    Rives tells a typographical fairy tale that's short and bittersweet ;)

  5. 8:42
    AJ Jacobs How healthy living nearly killed me

    For a full year, AJ Jacobs followed every piece of health advice he could — from applying sunscreen by the shot glass to wearing a bicycle helmet while shopping. Onstage at TEDMED, he shares the surprising things he learned.

  6. 4:29
    Alisa Miller How the news distorts our worldview

    Alisa Miller, head of Public Radio International, talks about why — though we want to know more about the world than ever — the media is actually showing us less. Eye-opening stats and graphs.

  7. 4:10
    Arianna Huffington How to succeed? Get more sleep

    In this short talk, Arianna Huffington shares a small idea that can awaken much bigger ones: the power of a good night's sleep. Instead of bragging about our sleep deficits, she urges us to shut our eyes and see the big picture: We can sleep our way to increased productivity and happiness — and smarter decision-making.

  8. 9:37
    Cameron Russell Looks aren't everything. Believe me, I'm a model.

    Cameron Russell admits she won “a genetic lottery”: she's tall, pretty and an underwear model. But don't judge her by her looks. In this fearless talk, she takes a wry look at the industry that had her looking highly seductive at barely 16 years old.