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TED Talks
No more needles? 7 ways scientists are reinventing shots:
Why are bees dying, and what can we do to save them? 3 experts discuss:
"Trust requires an intelligent judgement." How to be smart about who you trust:
Have six minutes to spare? Plenty of time to learn 40 Chinese characters:
Our office is full of TED speakers! A bunch of our staffers made their own speaker costumes for #Halloween. Grab some pipe cleaners and cotton balls, and you can be the next #AmyCuddy (but you’re on your own for the talk part). For tips on how to make the look, go to: Pho
"Fear is an amazing act of the imagination, as profound and insightful as storytelling itself."
Happy Halloween! 10 spooky, creepy #TEDTalks to freak you out:
"I really believe that the secret of everlasting youth lies within the bat genome."
"The problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete."
What fear can teach us:
Did life on Earth start with a comet crashing into our planet? (via @TED_ED)
"A good reader has an artist's passion, but just as importantly, the coolness of judgment of a scientist."
"Stories matter. Stories can break the dignity of a people, but stories can also repair that broken dignity."
Refugees spend an average of 17 years in exile. Powerful stories of lives in limbo:
The way we think about charity is dead wrong. Here's why:
"The brain abhors a vacuum." How our memories fill in missing details -- and often get them wrong:
Is cable news freaking you out? A better source of Ebola information:
Need a last-minute #Halloween costume idea? Be a TED speaker! Here's how:
How did the modern vampire come to be? It's a pretty creepy story: #Halloween
Stunning photos that give voice to the animal kingdom:
The unexpected math behind Van Gogh's "Starry Night": (via @TED_ED)
"If we don't expect more from each other, hope better for one another, and recover from hurt, we are surely doomed."
How America's justice system failed our children:
"Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they're finished."
Why aren't we more compassionate? A thought-provoking answer:
What makes you feel good about your work? The scientific answer:
"Our brains evolved for a very different world." Why we make bad decisions:
The two mistakes we all make when we try to make a decision:
"Our default wiring is to help. The question is, why don't we?" A fascinating talk on compassion:
Why hard work is more satisfying:
"We're hurrying through our lives. We're living the fast life, instead of the good life."
3 types of motivation that drive creative work (and why money isn't one of them):
"We live in a world stuck in fast-forward." Why we need to slow down:
Skip cable news: A better source of Ebola information
How the languages we speak can affect the way we think:
20 Most Popular TED Talks of All Time:
Ever think your memory is a mysterious, fickle beast? 7 #TEDTalks on how memory works:
Kimberley Motley was the first lawyer to represent a domestic violence case in Afghanistan. In her powerful #TEDTalk, Kimberley shares the stories of her clients, including twelve-year-old Sahar who fled an abusive child marriage. Her legal practice fights for justice by using laws the way they were
Why you never have to stop loving LEGO, no matter your age:
"The laws are ours, and no matter what your ethnicity, nationality, gender, race, they belong to us."
Neil Gaiman reimagines Hansel & Gretel in a haunting story with an unexpected inspiration:
How Facebook designed the "like" button, and why such tiny details matter:
"The media have to decide: Do they see their role as being to inflame or to inform?"
Great science fiction writers don't just imagine the future, they shape it:
This community center was designed to create a safe, well-lit space in Klong Toey, Bangkok’s largest and oldest slum. There are swings, walls to climb, and a basketball court with lots of balconies to watch the games below. For TED’s City2.0 program, we granted $10,000 to 10 innovators who were work
"The most fantastic thing about the present time is that we're actually still here." A Q&A with William Gibson:
"To the extent that we're able to navigate into the future at all, we have to have an understanding of the past."
How the languages we speak affect the way we think:
Is math discovered or invented? A thought-provoking answer from @TED_ED:
"Good fiction is written by people who've read a lot of fiction." - William Gibson