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TED Talks
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
"If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a picture of a face needs a whole new vocabulary."
"Society decides when we are old. But we all feel younger than our real ages."
How does your memory work? 7 #TEDTalks explain:
"If you censor one journalist, it intimidates others, and soon nations are silenced."
"We have made remarkable progress in the last 100 years, but our future is in space." - Stephen Hawking
"A leader isn't good because they're right; they're good because they're willing to learn and to trust."
"We need to be the voice to the voiceless and use the law to protect all of us."
This inspiring human rights lawyer protects people in countries where the law is often ignored. Hear her story:
In outer space, you can see the sun rise or set every 45 minutes. Why? Because the space station circles the world at 5 miles (or 8 km) a second, completing 16 full cycles a day. Astronaut Chris Hadfield describes Earth as “roaring silently with color and texture as it pours by,” while everything el
"The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality."
If you have ever suffered from depression or known someone who has, this is a must watch:
"It's all the unanswered questions that make mathematics a living subject." The fascinating riddle of symmetry:
"You don't need to be brilliant to be wise. But without wisdom, brilliance isn't enough."
"Joy is so important to your health." Why healthy behaviors won't stick unless there's some joy in them:
20 words that once meant something very different:
"Leadership is a choice; it is not a rank."
"In my view, color blindness is very dangerous because it means we're avoiding the problem."