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TED Talks
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."
Need a refresher on ISIS? Here's what you need to know:
"My parents didn't believe in 'can't.' My father's mantra was, 'You can do it, yes you can can.'"
How cultures around the world think about choice:
"It's time for us to be comfortable with the uncomfortable conversation about race."
Should we donate money directly to the poor? A convincing case that yes, we should:
Want to learn how to give a great talk? @TEDchris is writing the official TED guide to public speaking:
"We stigmatize mistakes, and the result is that we are educating people out of their creative capacities."
"There is always somebody who wants to confiscate our humanity. If we live out loud, we can trounce the hatred."
"The problem and the beauty of hackers: They just can't see something broken in the world and leave it be."
This is what your brain was doing while you were sleeping:
"Abolish all doubt and what's left is not faith, but absolute heartless conviction."
"When we dare to create conflict, we enable ourselves and the people around us to do our very best thinking."
Need a confidence boost? Try power posing:
Need a confidence boost? Try power posing:
What would happen if you followed every single piece of health advice you heard? This guy tried it:
Béatrice Coron creates entire worlds with nothing but paper and scissors. Her whimsical papercuttings narrate stories in silhouette, like this depiction of life in balloon houses. "As my image is already inside the paper, I just have to remove what's not from that story,” she explains. To see more o
"We cannot bear a pointless torment, but we can endure great pain if we believe that it's purposeful."
"You can find the strange in the familiar, as long as you're willing to look beyond what's been brought to light."
"Human communities depend upon a diversity of talent, not a singular conception of ability."
"Every time you tell yourself a good vs evil story, you're basically lowering your IQ."
Confused by commas? A clever way to remember when you need a comma: via @TED_ED
"Listen to understand. By just being there, you may be the turning point they need."
"When a leader makes the choice to put others first, remarkable things happen."
"One of the problems with school math is it doesn't look at how math is embedded in the world we live in."
"As teachers, we should strive to be the ordinary heroes, the moral exemplars, to the people we mentor."