Please upgrade your browser to make full use of twiends.   chrome   firefox   ie   safari  
TED Talks
technology science 3,118,383 followers
7 powerful stories of living with mental illness:
The most hotly contested punctuation mark of all time: (via @TED_ED)
What is success? 11 ideas that break the mold:
“Take responsibility for the life you want to lead. If you don't design your life, someone else will do it for you.”
How the zebra got its stripes, as explained by a fascinating theory from Alan Turing:
"Over nearly all of Earth's history, threats have come from nature. But now, the worst dangers come from us."
"A new era is coming. Higher education is becoming a basic right, affordable and accessible for all."
"Globalization has taken us by surprise, and we've been slow to respond to it." How we can catch up:
"Leaders can let you fail and yet not let you be a failure."
"What the drug cartels run is a franchise business." Their surprisingly sophisticated tactics:
How do we make choices? 8 #TEDTalks explain:
"No problem worth solving is simple."
The Fez River was once considered the “soul” of Fez, Morocco, until years of pollution and waste rendered it so disgusting that it had to be hidden from view. Now, @TEDFellow Aziza Chaouni is working to revive it. The architectural rendering above shows the river reimagined as a public space with cl
"Math makes sense of the world. It's the vocabulary for your own intuition."
"If you raise your level of positivity, then your brain performs significantly better."
"The riskiest thing you can do now is be safe. The safe thing to do is to be at the fringes, be remarkable."
"There is nothing more moving than a group of dedicated human beings who believe they can change the world." #Syria
Start your week with some of our favorite unconventional work advice:
"You can't numb hard feelings without numbing joy, gratitude, happiness."
This is a model of human lungs, created with a 3D printer. Using an MRI scanner, 3D printers can now create accurate models of human organs from digital renderings -- a promising advance that could help solve the global shortage of organ donors. Hear more about the future of 3D printing at
The value of making mistakes and facing them head-on: via @TEDRadioHour
"We can't practice compassion with other people if we can't treat ourselves kindly."
How do you build a civil society in the midst of civil war? Lessons from Syria:
"There is nothing more moving than a group of dedicated human beings who believe they can change the world."
"Genocide is not only about the killing; it is about the denied identity."