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<b>(CNN) —</b><p>Ask anyone who knows Africa today: the continent sits at a critical inflection point. Not just for Africans, but for everyone on our planet. By 2050, the bulk of the world's population growth will take place on the continent.<p>And while Africa has experienced spectacular economic, demographic …

Africa

The Deadly Danger Of Fake News And How Ordinary Citizens Can Combat It

"<p>It happened one night in 2014. Boko Haram stormed a boarding school in the town of Chibok and kidnapped nearly 300 female students. For the sake of simplicity, let us focus on the two narratives that then went viral worldwide and in Nigeria, where the crime happened. One told the facts behind the …

Fake News

Musk eyes East Coast hyperloop, linking N.Y. to D.C.

Even as Tesla readies for its vital Model 3 release, CEO Elon Musk has targeted another project — a massive hyperloop tunnel connecting New York, …

Elon Musk

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Podcasting

5 TED Talks That Will Give Your Communication Skills a Boost

Want to take your communication skills up a notch? These TED Talks can help.<p>Communication is key, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's easy. Knowing how to effectively get your point across takes some conscious thought and effort.<p>Want to give your own communication abilities a boost? Watch one …

Professional Development

Here's why it feels like you have no free time, in one chart

Ever wonder where all your free time goes? Adam Alter has an idea.<p>At the 2017 TED conference, the NYU psychologist presented a collection of three …

Lifestyle

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development in the Last 5 Years

Science and positive psychology point the way to the future of leadership.<p>Share on<p>BY - 18 Jul 2017<p>PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images<p>The problem with …

Leadership

Meet Israel's next top robots

<i>This post was originally published by NoCamels. Check out their excellent coverage and follow them down here:</i><p>frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”><br>Imagine this: you’re sitting in your house. Next to you, your companion robot turns its head and begins to converse, suggesting a TED talk you might like. A …

Robots

Leaders Need To Lead From The Bottom | Articles | Chief Strategy Officer

ver the past decade we have seen genuine leaders implementing flat structures in startups across the world. The idea of this new company structure is …

Leadership

The TED2018 Fellows application is open. Apply now!

TED is looking for early-career, visionary thinkers from around the world to join the Fellows program at the upcoming TED2018 conference in …

Professional Development

Newman 6-String Review

If you’re old enough to remember guitars from the ’70s, you might be old enough to forget them.<p>That was my experience, anyway. My first thought upon …

Guitar

8 TED Talks to Help You Overcome Your Fear of Failure

Author and Brand Storyteller<p>Debbie Millman told me her biggest regret was not “going for it” after she graduated college. She took the “safe” option, got a job and built a career. And a great career she built, becoming the president of Sterling Brands, and working with over 200 of the world’s …

Self-improvement

These 6 Things That Actors Do Will Make Your Presentations a Lot Better

Use these stage techniques to connect with your audience, draw them in, and give them a performance to remember.<p>Unless you're a regular on the TED Talk stage, chances are you could improve your presentation performance.<p>If you need motivation, look no further than billionaire Warren Buffett, who …

Public Speaking

'What? You're gay and you have a disability? At the same time?'

"When I tell people I'm gay and I have cerebral palsy they're shocked," Canberra man Wayne Herbert says.<p>"They're like 'What? Both at the same time?' …

Brisbane

Nearly All of Your Free Time Is Wasted on Screens, Data Shows

A psychologist from New York University may have just figured out where all of your free time goes.<p>Adam Alter, an assistant professor of marketing …

New York University

After watching over 50 TED talks, these insights have stuck with me the most

Watch one TED talk, and you have a factoid to share with a friend at a bar.<p>Watch over 50 TED talks across several years — as I have, obsessively — and you begin to think a little differently about the world.<p>Not every talk is awe-inspiring or illuminating, but the best ones have changed how I think …

Ogilvy & Mather

When It Feels Like the World is Against You, Here Are 10 Things You Can Do to Find Your Smile

How do you keep yourself calm when things are going against you in life? <i>originally appeared on</i> Quora <i>-</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p>Answer <b>by</b> Surabhi Surendra, Life Coach, on Quora:<p>I am not a spiritual coach, but I do …

Mindfulness

The race to the finish for self-driving cars

Companies around the globe are racing to be the first to officially step into the world of self-driving, fully-autonomous cars. The level of …

Transportation

8 Ted Talks On Work-Life Balance You Need To Hear

Work-life balance is something people are taught to want in life, however, what it looks like in reality and how to achieve it remains a mystery to most. One thing most people can agree on is that work-life balance is rooted in many concepts like time management, success, and of course, happiness …

The Workplace

What You Should Read, Watch and Listen to For Better Business Ideas

Original ideas are an entrepreneur's best friend. Increase your popularity with these tips.<p>The more you know about the world, the easier it is to come up with ideas to change the world. For entrepreneurs, a truly world changing idea only comes along once in awhile. But, the more ideas you have, the …

Google Books

4 powerful salary negotiating tips for introverts

Almost 60 percent of Americans report being too scared to ever ask for a pay raise. Their specific fears are numerous: fear of losing their job, fear …

Body Language

Working From Home Makes You Happier and 'Massively' More Productive, According to Science

A company in Singapore made half its employees work from home for two years. The results will astound you.<p>Working from home has got a bad rap. Many people seem to think it's a way to avoid hard work by getting out from under management's watchful eyes. Indeed, few pundits seemed to object when …

The Workplace

From LinkedIn Mentors To Follow-Up Emails: This Week’s Top Leadership Stories

This week’s top stories explore LinkedIn’s new mentor matchmaker feature and how to craft follow-up emails that don’t get deleted.<p>This week, we learned about a new service LinkedIn is testing to connect users with mentors, what it takes to write follow-up email that doesn’t annoy the recipient, and …

Leadership

Tim Ferriss' surprising trick to keeping calm under high stress

Tim Ferriss has a surprising trick to ensure his nerves won't get the best of him when giving a big speech — practicing with little or no sleep.<p>In a …

Success

New York City is Using Oysters to Protect the City From Future Hurricanes

After the destruction of Hurricane Sandy, the city found a natural solution to protect itself from future storms.<p>Nearly five years ago, Hurricane Sandy hit New York City, causing 147 deaths in the Northeast United States, Canada, and the Caribbean, with countless others affected. New Yorkers stared …

Hurricane Sandy

Seriously: This Mental Shift Made Me Happier and More Confident Overnight

When you hear the word "perfectionist," you most likely think of a typical type A person whose pristine appearance is only rivaled by their …

Happiness

5 Resources For Perfecting A Mind-Blowing Pitch

<i>This post originally appeared on</i> <i>www.catgeorge.com</i> <i>in a startup series exploring insights from entrepreneurial ecosystems around the world. Follow the</i> …

Storytelling

How To Be The Ultimate #GirlBoss By A 30 Year-Old Start-Up Millionaire

In 2011, after discovering that her personal fashion blog Venzedits was making money for the brands she was featuring, without making any for her, …

The 3 exercises '4-hour Workweek' author Tim Ferriss used to prepare for his viral TED Talk work for everything from a presentation to a test

There is a saying in the US Army about the need for high-level preparation: "Train as you fight."<p>That is, all of the practice in the world is meaningless if you're overcome with fear during battle — you need to develop skills as much as you need to develop an ability to perform under pressure.<p>In a …

Success

6 Simple "Old" and "New" Tricks to Teach Complex Writing Skills

Teaching writing requires both ingenuity and experience—as well as a bag of tricks that combines tried-and-true ideas with new strategies and …

Teaching