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TED Talks
"Despair is self-fulfilling. If we call something impossible, we act in such a way that makes it so."
"Listen to understand. By just being there, you may be the turning point they need."
Are millennials the next greatest generation? 6 thoughtful answers on @TEDRadioHour:
“Access to information is a critical currency of power.”
A beautiful story of a father and daughter learning to communicate after a severe stroke:
"People don't buy what you do; they buy why you do it."
Are you smarter than a 19th century 5th grader? Try this quiz and find out:
"Creativity is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status."
“A snob is anybody who takes a small part of you and uses that to come to a complete vision of who you are.”
"When we face hard choices, we become the authors of our own lives."
"Art can remake one's identity and transform preconceptions."
"Self-discipline is like a muscle; the more you exercise it, the stronger it gets."
Hani and his little brother are two of 50 million refugees in the world today -- the highest number since WWII. When they escaped from Syria, Hani took one thing with him: his high school diploma. “If I am not a student, I am nothing,” he says, recalling how he risked his life every day on his way t
Skip cable news: A better source of Ebola information @Eboladeeply
"We can do more than simply helping refugees survive. We can help them thrive."
Ever play follow the leader with an octopus? The charming story of a deep-sea friendship:
Fascinating stories from a space mission to explore Saturn:
"Catching cancer early is the closest thing we have to a silver bullet cure against it."
"Education allows refugee children to think of their future. Of hope, rather than hatred."
You asked, @TEDchris listened. Coming soon: the official TED guide to public speaking.
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10 weird facts about orgasm, from obscure scientific research:
"We cannot lose the war against cancer. It not only costs us billions of dollars, but it costs us people we love."
Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg wants us to stop and smell the flowers… or at least take a good, long look. His timelapse films record their blooming beauty as their petals open and close throughout the day. “To see flowers move is a dance I’ll never get tired of,” he says. To see more of his work, go
This retired schoolteacher spends his free time Skyping with Indian schoolkids
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"Are our brains so versatile and expandable that we can train ourselves to break out of the box of our evolution?"
What will the future look like? 7 bold predictions: (via @TEDRadioHour)
This new test can detect cancer before you show any symptoms. Watch the first live demo:
10 thought-provoking #TEDTalks by writers:
5 must-reads about sports history and science, chosen by @DavidEpstein:
How @Eboladeeply is fighting global ignorance about the #Ebola outbreak:
"Did I flirt with this poem in a coffee shop somewhere?" The strange story of the Museum of Four in the Morning:
The funny and fascinating story of the earliest computers:
"This is the gay agenda: equality. Not special rights, but the rights that were already written."
"All our memories are reconstructed memories. They're malleable."
"There's plenty of room for moral passion once we've got the facts."
Want your local politicians to listen to you? This former mayor shares what works:
Why thinking you're ugly is bad for you:
This is no galaxy -- but it’s made to look like one. Inspired by images from the Hubble telescope, photographer Fabian Oefner swung a fiberglass lamp in a pitch black room, layering long-exposure photos, to create this image. The striking results were a replica of beautiful nebulae, clusters, and ga
How to create a mini-forest in your own backyard to do your part for a greener planet:
One more reason to get a good night's sleep:
Way more than you learned in school about animals having sex:
"Step inside of the tiny, little world of somebody else." A radical experiment in empathy:
How does perfume smell so enchanting? The science of scent:
"The brain abhors a vacuum." How our memories fill in missing details — and often get them wrong:
Are feelings of sadness useful? A brief history of melancholy: (via @TED_ED)
"We're all responsible for not just the intended effects of our ideas, but for their likely misuses."
"Diets may seem harmless, but they actually do a lot of collateral damage." Why dieting doesn't work:
Why we should focus on sustaining success instead of just achieving it:
"You don't need charisma to become a leader. Being a leader gives you charisma."