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What Is Beauty?

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Do we need beauty to enjoy ourselves, or do we need it to survive?

"Beauty draws us in. We can't stop looking or listening or touching. It takes us outside ourselves and it motivates us. It's essential to life and to happiness." — Nancy Etcoff

Beauty surrounds us, draws us in, gives joy and creates conflict. In this hour, TED speakers conjure up beauty both ancient and modern, and suggest reasons why humans are hardwired to crave and respond to beauty.

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Source: NPR [http://www.npr.org/2013/04/19/174724704/what-is-beauty?ft=3&f=1003,1004,1007,1013,1014,1017,1019,1128]

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