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There are some truths that we believe in wholeheartedly — but what if we're completely wrong? Once we separate fact from fiction, how do our perceptions change? TED speakers move beyond conventional wisdom to reveal complex realities about what we think we know to be true.

Malcolm Gladwell, a staff writer for the New Yorker magazine, has the unheard story of David and Goliath. Journalist Jennifer 8 asks, where does General Tso chicken actually come from? Allan Savory, who works to promote holistic management in the grasslands of the world, discusses how to fight desertification and reverse climate change. Journalist Leslie T. Chang explores the lives of Chinese factory workers. Psychologist Barry Schwartz muses on the paradox of choice.

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Factory Girls

Leslie T. Chang

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