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How your mom's advice could save the human race (00:09:23)

From getting to class on time to finishing homework, there are countless things to worry about as a high school student. For Thiago Schneider, at the top of that list is antibiotic-resistant bacteria.Though it may seem like a distant and improbable concern --or something that only medical professionals need to worry about --this informative and rallying Talk explains exactly why the specter of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is something that affects everyone, and what each of us can do to prevent it. This Talk was given at TED-Ed Weekend in New York City. The TED-Ed Clubs program supports students in discovering, exploring and presenting their big ideas in the form of short, TED-style talks. In TED-Ed Clubs, students work together to discuss and celebrate creative ideas. Club Leaders receive TED-Ed's flexible curriculum to guide their Members in developing presentation literacy skills to help inspire tomorrow's TED speakers and future leaders. To learn more about TED-Ed Clubs or to start your own club, go to

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