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TED Talks
Why aren't we more compassionate? A psychologist explains:
Your sandwich is not awesome. This comedian wants you to dust off the rest of the adjectives:
Why does the universe exist? A philosophical jaunt through the ultimate question:
How heavy is air? A fun @TED_ED lesson on how air pressure works:
Start your week off right with this uncommonly useful work advice: #playlist
10 bold stories of adventure, courage and determination:
How sliced bread caught on, and other stories about ideas that get people talking:
"Our capacity to screw up is not some kind of embarrassing defect; it's fundamental to who we are."
“The problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete."
"Few people follow their dreams — not because it’s difficult, but because we avoid that sensation of uncertainty."
7 talks that span the autism spectrum:
"There is an algorithm for love. It's just not the ones that we're being presented with online."
"The tyranny of the loud encourages the tyranny of the nasty."
"Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they're finished."
How much can children learn from the internet? Listen to the @TEDRadioHour online now:
9 talks to continue the conversation about mental illness:
“You’re imperfect, and you’re wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.”
How the teddy bear came to be, and why that strange story matters so much now:
"Leaders hold a position of power or authority, but those who lead inspire us."
"I teach high school math. I sell a product to a market that doesn't want it, but is forced by law to buy it."
What do babies learn in the womb? Listen to the @TEDRadioHour online now:
"If we lose ice, we stand to lose an entire ecosystem."
"Why is my daughter so strong? Because I didn't clip her wings." A beautiful talk on empowering women:
10 talks about co-existing peacefully with robots:
We need to stop asking why victims of domestic violence don't leave:
"The best time to work on your marriage is before you have one."
"Are there dark, sinister parasites influencing our behavior?"
Let's put the "awe" back in awesome:
"What is good for us on a personal level is also what is best for the world."
What are you revealing online? Much more than you think:
What does it take to be successful? Psychologist Angela Lee Duckworth says the key to success isn’t talent, but grit. In her #TEDTalk, Angela encourages us to invest in our kids’ abilities to persevere, stick to long term goals, and make a few mistakes. Learn more about why grit helps predict succes
"Everything could change for any of us in an instant. People don't realize that; I certainly didn't."
"Poetry is a way of making patterns that put emotions into words."
"Stories punch holes in our mental walls. We can get a glimpse of the other, and sometimes even like what we see."
"The way to a more productive, more inspired, more joyful life is getting enough sleep."
As kids head back to school, so should parents. Here's our playlist of 11 talks for child-wranglers:
How chronic pain works, and why we might soon have better ways to treat it:
5 fun facts about your brain (illustrated by @TED_ED gifs):
All the other adjectives are sad that "awesome" gets all the attention.
This is your brain on sugar: via @TED_ED
The 10 most popular @TEDx talks:
"Self-discipline is like a muscle; the more you exercise it, the stronger it gets."
"Tiny tweaks can lead to big changes."
"Listen to understand. By just being there, you may be the turning point they need."
Why it's okay to imagine your pets with feelings much like yours:
“Heart is what drives us and determines our fate.”
“Even people who’ve been raised on hate can make a choice about who they want to be.” @TEDbooks
At the bottom of the ocean, all sorts of creatures are glowing in the dark. Their ability to make light is called bioluminescence, and it’s a valuable skill in the deep dark oceans. They use it for hunting, mating and self-defense. Marine biologist Edith Widder was the first person to ever capture f
Your brain on video games: