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TEDx is an international community that organizes TED-style events anywhere and everywhere -- celebrating locally-driven ideas and elevating them to a global ...
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Inside the mind of a master procrastinator | Tim UrbanInside the mind of a master procrastinator | Tim Urban
Inside the mind of a master procrastinator | Tim UrbanTED
2 years ago
Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn't make sense, but he's never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In this ...
How language shapes the way we think | Lera BoroditskyHow language shapes the way we think | Lera Boroditsky
How language shapes the way we think | Lera BoroditskyTED
7 months ago
There are about 7000 languages spoken around the world -- and they all have different sounds, vocabularies and structures. But do they shape the way we think ...
How to speak so that people want to listen | Julian TreasureHow to speak so that people want to listen | Julian Treasure
How to speak so that people want to listen | Julian TreasureTED
4 years ago
Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Here's Julian Treasure to help you fix that. As the sound expert demonstrates some useful vocal ...
How to gain control of your free time | Laura VanderkamHow to gain control of your free time | Laura Vanderkam
How to gain control of your free time | Laura VanderkamTED
Year ago
There are 168 hours in each week. How do we find time for what matters most? Time management expert Laura Vanderkam studies how busy people spend ...
How to stay calm when you know you'll be stressed | Daniel LevitinHow to stay calm when you know you'll be stressed | Daniel Levitin
How to stay calm when you know you'll be stressed | Daniel LevitinTED
3 years ago
You're not at your best when you're stressed. In fact, your brain has evolved over millennia to release cortisol in stressful situations, inhibiting rational, logical ...
My philosophy for a happy life | Sam Berns | TEDxMidAtlanticMy philosophy for a happy life | Sam Berns | TEDxMidAtlantic
My philosophy for a happy life | Sam Berns | TEDxMidAtlanticTEDx Talks
5 years ago
Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: bit.ly/1FAg8hB Just before his passing on January 10, 2014, Sam Berns was a Junior at Foxboro High ...
How to disagree productively and find common ground | Julia DharHow to disagree productively and find common ground | Julia Dhar
How to disagree productively and find common ground | Julia DharTED
7 days ago
Some days, it feels like the only thing we can agree on is that we can't agree -- on anything. Drawing on her background as a world debate champion, Julia Dhar ...
I Was Almost A School Shooter | Aaron Stark | TEDxBoulderI Was Almost A School Shooter | Aaron Stark | TEDxBoulder
I Was Almost A School Shooter | Aaron Stark | TEDxBoulderTEDx Talks
5 months ago
After growing up in painful, abusive conditions, Aaron Stark was on his way to an atrocity, until simple acts of kindness changed his life forever. What is causing ...
How to spot a liar | Pamela MeyerHow to spot a liar | Pamela Meyer
How to spot a liar | Pamela MeyerTED
7 years ago
On any given day we're lied to from 10 to 200 times, and the clues to detect those lie can be subtle and counter-intuitive. Pamela Meyer, author of Liespotting, ...
How To Tell If Someone Truly Loves You | Femi Ogunjinmi | TEDxXavierUniversityHow To Tell If Someone Truly Loves You | Femi Ogunjinmi | TEDxXavierUniversity
How To Tell If Someone Truly Loves You | Femi Ogunjinmi | TEDxXavierUniversityTEDx Talks
18 days ago
Is proclaiming your love for someone truly enough? Femi Ogunjinmi brings to light what fully constitutes an enduring, fulfilling relationship through his engaging ...
How will we survive when the population hits 10 billion? | Charles C. MannHow will we survive when the population hits 10 billion? | Charles C. Mann
How will we survive when the population hits 10 billion? | Charles C. MannTED
Month ago
By 2050, an estimated 10 billion people will live on earth. How are we going to provide everybody with basic needs while also avoiding the worst impacts of ...
Grit: the power of passion and perseverance | Angela Lee DuckworthGrit: the power of passion and perseverance | Angela Lee Duckworth
Grit: the power of passion and perseverance | Angela Lee DuckworthTED
5 years ago
Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized ...
The person you really need to marry | Tracy McMillan | TEDxOlympicBlvdWomenThe person you really need to marry | Tracy McMillan | TEDxOlympicBlvdWomen
The person you really need to marry | Tracy McMillan | TEDxOlympicBlvdWomenTEDx Talks
4 years ago
Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: bit.ly/1FAg8hB Tracy McMillan is a television writer (Mad Men, United States of Tara) and relationship ...
The future we're building -- and boring | Elon MuskThe future we're building -- and boring | Elon Musk
The future we're building -- and boring | Elon MuskTED
Year ago
Elon Musk discusses his new project digging tunnels under LA, the latest from Tesla and SpaceX and his motivation for building a future on Mars in conversation ...
10 ways to have a better conversation | Celeste Headlee10 ways to have a better conversation | Celeste Headlee
10 ways to have a better conversation | Celeste HeadleeTED
2 years ago
When your job hinges on how well you talk to people, you learn a lot about how to have conversations - and that most of us don't converse very well. Celeste ...
My Brain Works Differently: Autism And Addiction | Dylan Dailor | TEDxNorthAdamsMy Brain Works Differently: Autism And Addiction | Dylan Dailor | TEDxNorthAdams
My Brain Works Differently: Autism And Addiction | Dylan Dailor | TEDxNorthAdamsTEDx Talks
9 months ago
Autism and addiction, two words rarely combined but a mixture that can lead to immense challenge. Dylan Dailor discusses the challenges he faces daily as ...
Why do we sleep? | Russell FosterWhy do we sleep? | Russell Foster
Why do we sleep? | Russell FosterTED
5 years ago
Russell Foster is a circadian neuroscientist: He studies the sleep cycles of the brain. And he asks: What do we know about sleep? Not a lot, it turns out, for ...
How to motivate yourself to change your behavior | Tali Sharot | TEDxCambridgeHow to motivate yourself to change your behavior | Tali Sharot | TEDxCambridge
How to motivate yourself to change your behavior | Tali Sharot | TEDxCambridgeTEDx Talks
4 years ago
What does make us change our actions? Tali Sharot reveals three ingredients to doing what's good for yourself. Dr. Tali Sharot is a neuroscientist at University ...
After watching this, your brain will not be the same | Lara Boyd | TEDxVancouverAfter watching this, your brain will not be the same | Lara Boyd | TEDxVancouver
After watching this, your brain will not be the same | Lara Boyd | TEDxVancouverTEDx Talks
3 years ago
In a classic research-based TEDx Talk, Dr. Lara Boyd describes how neuroplasticity gives you the power to shape the brain you want. Recorded at ...
Fighting forced marriages and honour based abuse | Jasvinder Sanghera | TEDxGöteborgFighting forced marriages and honour based abuse | Jasvinder Sanghera | TEDxGöteborg
Fighting forced marriages and honour based abuse | Jasvinder Sanghera | TEDxGöteborgTEDx Talks
5 years ago
Listed by The Guardian as one of the world's 100 most Inspirational Women, Jasvinder Sanghera has been fighting forced marriages and honour based abuse ...
Poetry, music and identity (with English subtitles) | Jorge DrexlerPoetry, music and identity (with English subtitles) | Jorge Drexler
Poetry, music and identity (with English subtitles) | Jorge DrexlerTED
Year ago
Full English subtitles are available for this talk -- click the CC button in the bottom right of your screen to turn subtitles on.) One night in 2002, a friend gave Jorge ...
Mel Robbins | One of the Best Talks Ever on Self-MotivationMel Robbins | One of the Best Talks Ever on Self-Motivation
Mel Robbins | One of the Best Talks Ever on Self-MotivationBehind the Brand
7 months ago
The Secret to Self-Motivation | One of the best talks ever. Mel Robbins says it only takes 5 seconds to change your life. In her now famous TED talk that's been ...
Where are all the aliens? | Stephen WebbWhere are all the aliens? | Stephen Webb
Where are all the aliens? | Stephen WebbTED
4 months ago
The universe is incredibly old, astoundingly vast and populated by trillions of planets -- so where are all the aliens? Astronomer Stephen Webb has an ...
Keep your goals to yourself | Derek SiversKeep your goals to yourself | Derek Sivers
Keep your goals to yourself | Derek SiversTED
8 years ago
www.ted.com After hitting on a brilliant new life plan, our first instinct is to tell someone -- but Derek Sivers says it's better to keep goals secret. He presents ...
Lessons from a terrified horror researcher | Mathias Clasen | TEDxAarhusLessons from a terrified horror researcher | Mathias Clasen | TEDxAarhus
Lessons from a terrified horror researcher | Mathias Clasen | TEDxAarhusTEDx Talks
Year ago
Horror researcher Mathias Clausen tells us the science of why we love to be scared half to death. Mathias Clasen is a specialist in horror media and has spent ...
The skill of self confidence | Dr. Ivan Joseph | TEDxRyersonUThe skill of self confidence | Dr. Ivan Joseph | TEDxRyersonU
The skill of self confidence | Dr. Ivan Joseph | TEDxRyersonUTEDx Talks
7 years ago
Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: bit.ly/1FAg8hB As the Athletic Director and head coach of the Varsity Soccer team at Ryerson ...
5 ways to kill your dreams | Bel Pesce5 ways to kill your dreams | Bel Pesce
5 ways to kill your dreams | Bel PesceTED
3 years ago
All of us want to invent that game-changing product, launch that successful company, write that best-selling book. And yet so few of us actually do it. Brazilian ...
The 12,000 Year old Comet that Landed on TEDTalks…and Erased Ancient Civilization - Greenland CraterThe 12,000 Year old Comet that Landed on TEDTalks…and Erased Ancient Civilization - Greenland Crater
The 12,000 Year old Comet that Landed on TEDTalks…and Erased Ancient Civilization - Greenland CraterBright Insight
6 days ago
NASA recently discovered of a massive, 19-mile (31km) wide crater, found hidden underneath Greenland's Hiawatha Glacier. This crater is the result of an ...
Thoughts on humanity, fame and love | Shah Rukh KhanThoughts on humanity, fame and love | Shah Rukh Khan
Thoughts on humanity, fame and love | Shah Rukh KhanTED
Year ago
"I sell dreams, and I peddle love to millions of people," says Shah Rukh Khan, Bollywood's biggest star. In this charming, funny talk, Khan traces the arc of his life, ...
Pop Music is Stuck on Repeat | Colin Morris | TEDxPennPop Music is Stuck on Repeat | Colin Morris | TEDxPenn
Pop Music is Stuck on Repeat | Colin Morris | TEDxPennTEDx Talks
6 months ago
Using foundational computer science theories, Colin Morris focuses on understanding trends in popular music. Borrowing from the areas of bioinformatics and ...
Seeing Muhammad - and each other - whole: Lesley Hazleton at TEDxRainierSeeing Muhammad - and each other - whole: Lesley Hazleton at TEDxRainier
Seeing Muhammad - and each other - whole: Lesley Hazleton at TEDxRainierTEDx Talks
6 years ago
Lesley Hazleton's work focuses on the intersection of politics and religion, history and current affairs. She describes her blog The Accidental Theologist as "an ...
A lesson on looking | Amy HermanA lesson on looking | Amy Herman
A lesson on looking | Amy HermanTED
7 days ago
Are you looking closely? Visual educator Amy Herman explains how to use art to enhance your powers of perception and find connections where they may not ...
How to grow fresh air | Kamal MeattleHow to grow fresh air | Kamal Meattle
How to grow fresh air | Kamal MeattleTED
9 years ago
www.ted.com Researcher Kamal Meattle shows how an arrangement of three common houseplants, used in specific spots in a home or office building, can ...
How video games turn players into storytellers | David CageHow video games turn players into storytellers | David Cage
How video games turn players into storytellers | David CageTED
5 days ago
Have you ever watched a film or read a novel, wishing that you could change the narrative to save your favorite character? Game designer David Cage allows ...
The power of introverts | Susan CainThe power of introverts | Susan Cain
The power of introverts | Susan CainTED
6 years ago
www.ted.com In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan ...
The first 20 hours -- how to learn anything | Josh Kaufman | TEDxCSUThe first 20 hours -- how to learn anything | Josh Kaufman | TEDxCSU
The first 20 hours -- how to learn anything | Josh Kaufman | TEDxCSUTEDx Talks
5 years ago
Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: bit.ly/1FAg8hB Josh Kaufman is the author of the #1 international bestseller, 'The Personal MBA: ...
I was an MS-13 gang member. Here's how I got out. | Gerardo Lopez | TEDxMileHighI was an MS-13 gang member. Here's how I got out. | Gerardo Lopez | TEDxMileHigh
I was an MS-13 gang member. Here's how I got out. | Gerardo Lopez | TEDxMileHighTEDx Talks
3 months ago
Gerardo Lopez grew up in gang territory in Los Angeles, California and was just 14 years old when he joined MS-13, the notorious Salvadorian gang. Why did ...
Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality | Anil SethYour brain hallucinates your conscious reality | Anil Seth
Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality | Anil SethTED
Year ago
Right now, billions of neurons in your brain are working together to generate a conscious experience -- and not just any conscious experience, your experience ...
The Art of Creativity | Taika Waititi | TEDxDohaThe Art of Creativity | Taika Waititi | TEDxDoha
The Art of Creativity | Taika Waititi | TEDxDohaTEDx Talks
8 years ago
Taika Waititi is a visual artist, actor, writer and director hailing from the Raukokore region of New Zealand. His short film Two Cars, One Night was nominated for ...
Your body language may shape who you are | Amy CuddyYour body language may shape who you are | Amy Cuddy
Your body language may shape who you are | Amy CuddyTED
6 years ago
Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy argues that "power posing" -- standing ...
What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness | Robert WaldingerWhat makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness | Robert Waldinger
What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness | Robert WaldingerTED
2 years ago
What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone - but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, ...
What makes you special? | Mariana Atencio | TEDxUniversityofNevadaWhat makes you special? | Mariana Atencio | TEDxUniversityofNevada
What makes you special? | Mariana Atencio | TEDxUniversityofNevadaTEDx Talks
Year ago
NBC News journalist Mariana Atencio has traveled the world from Haiti to Hong Kong. In her TEDx talk, Mariana tells us how the people she's met along the way ...
The surprising science of alpha males | Frans de WaalThe surprising science of alpha males | Frans de Waal
The surprising science of alpha males | Frans de WaalTED
5 months ago
In this fascinating look at the "alpha male," primatologist Frans de Waal explores the privileges and costs of power while drawing surprising parallels between ...
Grammar, Identity, and the Dark Side of the Subjunctive: Phuc Tran at TEDxDirigoGrammar, Identity, and the Dark Side of the Subjunctive: Phuc Tran at TEDxDirigo
Grammar, Identity, and the Dark Side of the Subjunctive: Phuc Tran at TEDxDirigoTEDx Talks
6 years ago
Phuc Tran is in his second decade as a Classicist and Tattooer. He has taught Latin, Greek, German, and Sanskrit at independent schools in New York and ...
The history of our world in 18 minutes | David ChristianThe history of our world in 18 minutes | David Christian
The history of our world in 18 minutes | David ChristianTED
7 years ago
www.ted.com Backed by stunning illustrations, David Christian narrates a complete history of the universe, from the Big Bang to the Internet, in a riveting 18 ...
The Baptist Pastor and His Transgender Friends | Mark Wingfield | TEDxCharlottesvilleThe Baptist Pastor and His Transgender Friends | Mark Wingfield | TEDxCharlottesville
The Baptist Pastor and His Transgender Friends | Mark Wingfield | TEDxCharlottesvilleTEDx Talks
Year ago
After engaging in a series of enlightening conversations and presentations on the intricacies of gender identity, pastor Mark Wingfield felt a calling. In this talk ...
Space Exploration is the Worst | Emily Calandrelli | TEDxIndianaUniversitySpace Exploration is the Worst | Emily Calandrelli | TEDxIndianaUniversity
Space Exploration is the Worst | Emily Calandrelli | TEDxIndianaUniversityTEDx Talks
3 years ago
Opening for TEDxIndianaUniversity was Xploration Outer Space producer and star, Emily Calandrelli's tongue in cheek summary of why space exploration is ...
Frientimacy: The 3 Requirements of All Healthy Friendships | Shasta Nelson | TEDxLaSierraUniversityFrientimacy: The 3 Requirements of All Healthy Friendships | Shasta Nelson | TEDxLaSierraUniversity
Frientimacy: The 3 Requirements of All Healthy Friendships | Shasta Nelson | TEDxLaSierraUniversityTEDx Talks
Year ago
Our world is getting "better" at connecting us and yet we're reporting feeling more disconnected than ever. The issue: loneliness. The solution: understanding the ...