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By Julia Averbuck, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Walking into Teatro Tom Jobim (Tom Jobim Theater) in the Botanical Gardens on the morning of Wednesday, August 22nd, the hustle and bustle was visible. Just outside the theater, people of all ages, who for the most part had never met before that morning, chatted excitedly before the TEDxJardim Botânico started.

TED – which stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design - started out in 1984 as a conference in Long Beach, California, which still takes place each year, to bring together people from . . .

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