TED Talks

5 Inspiring TED Talks That Will Free You to Be Happy and Successful

What’s the secret to happiness and achievement? Sometimes it’s not so much what you do as what you stop doing. That’s the lesson behind some of the …

Self-improvement

Elon Musk's tunnel company just revealed new pictures of its futuristic cars that could travel at high speeds under cities

Elon Musk's Boring company published new images of concept vehicles that could one day be used in its underground tunnels.<p>The electric vehicles were briefly first shown in a video Musk shared in April during a Ted Talk presentation, but in the new images, you can clearly see that these are …

Elon Musk

Justin Hall-Tipping: Freeing energy from the grid

http://download.ted.com/talks/JustinHallTipping_2011G-64k.mp4What would happen if we could generate power from our windowpanes? In this moving talk, …

Energy

Is Artificial Intelligence good, bad, or neither? (Part 1)

In my review about <i>Speaker for the Dead</i> I briefly mentioned the artificial intelligence that accompanies Ender by the name of Jane. There are so many …

Artificial Intelligence

A historian's TED talk on basic income got a standing ovation — here's what he said

Universal basic income — a system of wealth distribution that involves giving people a monthly wage just for being alive — got a standing ovation at the 2017 TED conference, held in April.<p>Rutger Bregman, a Dutch historian and basic income advocate, gave a talk on the subject in which he explored a …

Basic Income

Want Your TED Talk to Be a Success? Follow These 7 Simple Steps

From crafting authentic anecdotes to experimenting with hypnosis--here's how I prepared for my very first TED experience.<p>Considering what a successful TED Talk can mean for your career, the process of preparing for one can be extremely nerve-wracking.<p>But with the right plan and focus, TED Talks …

Public Speaking

Give Customers the Information They Need Most

Help customers (or any audience) get something done<p>Customers spend a lot of time searching--whether on Google, in a store, or in the recesses of their minds, they're looking for the right answer, guidance or the fastest way to get something done.<p>That's why it's so important to provide customers--or …

ACLU Executive Director Anthony D Romero's TED Talk: An inspiring and fascinating take on art and the 2016 election

"The mother of all disruptions" is how lawyer and ACLU Executive Director Anthony D Romero described the 2016 US Presidential Election. "Once again," he said at this year's TED in Vancouver, "Politics is personal." And indeed, the election and resulting protests, civil action and unrest, permeated …

2016 election

Meet the 10 African trailblazers on the TEDGlobal 2017 list

<b>(CNN) —</b> An Egyptian micro biologist, Ugandan investigative journalist and Zimbabwean standup comedian are among the new class of 2017.<p>Ten of the 21 TED Global Fellows are African, from countries such as Egypt, Uganda, Liberia, Botswana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Somalia and Nigeria.<p>Each of these visionaries …

Africa

Can’t concentrate, won’t concentrate: 5 micro-learning formats that will catalyse your staff

Have you heard the one about our attention spans and gold fish?<p>If so; you have probably heard wrong. The idea that we are now unable to concentrate …

Fish

Why I speak up about living with epilepsy

Once homebound by epilepsy, mental health advocate Sitawa Wafula found her strength in writing about it. Now, she advocates for others who are yet to …

Mental Health

Google's CEO Doesn't Use Bullet Points and Neither Should You

Google's Sundar Pichai gives a master class for creating simple, engaging presentations.<p>Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently announced at the company's 2017 developers conference that Google is "rethinking all our products" as it moves from a mobile-first world to an "A.I.-first" one. His presentation …

Technology

Networking Tips—Career Advice

Have you ever by stroke of luck ended up in an elevator with one of the people in your industry you admire most? Your heart was probably racing while …

Body Language

TED Talks: The Education Revolution

Sign In<p>Use one of the services below to sign in to PBS:<p>You've just tried to add this video to your Watchlist so you can watch it later. But first, we …

Public Speaking

Somebody Turned Smash Mouth's 'All Star' Into a TED Talk, for Some Reason

'You'll never shine if you don't glow.'<p>At this rate, the iconic 1999 smash hit will never leave our heads. Eighteen years later, Smash Mouth’s “All Star” is making its way back to screens again -- and this time not as the background music for Pixar’s <i>Shrek</i>.<p>What better way to use the '90s classic -- …

Shah Rukh Khan opens up about his autobiography, says the book will end with birth of AbRam

It has been a while since Shah Rukh Khan announced his plans to write an autobiography, however we rarely hear about the progress that he has …

India

Elon Musk says a Model S will drive itself from New York to LA this year

One of the great things about Tesla is that its vehicles are beloved for a variety of different reasons. So while some Model S owners, for example, …

Autos

And we're NOT done with Shah Rukh Khan's TED Talk yet! Here's how he rehearsed for his speech, watch video

Shah Rukh Khan became the first Bollywood actor to make his debut at TED Talks and needless to say, he won over the international section of the …

Bollywood

Midlife Monday ~ My Quantum Moment and Value Shift

A QUANTUM CHANGE<p>I've been discovering a whole new concept called Quantum Change and how it affects our values and wanted to share it on the blog …

Middle Age

In TED Talk, McGreevey recalls coming out as gay

Former Gov. Jim McGreevey, who runs Jersey City's prisoner re-entry program, recounted when he first felt shame over being gay in a TED Talk in …

Professional Development

Watch: Butorac's Ted Talk on Small Dreams, Big Results

Former ATP Pro <b>Eric Butorac</b> was an Australian Open doubles finalist that also reached the semis of two other majors in doubles and climbed to a …

Tennis

11 Fantastic TED Talks That Explain How Your Brain Works

Why are we the way that we are? Is there anything we can do to change the way we think, behave, and react? And even if we come to know how the brain …

Psychology

8 Ted Talks That Teach Public Speaking #infographic

If you're nervous about public speaking, you're not alone—it's so common a fear that it even has its own name: Glossophobia. A 2013 StatisticBrain …

Emotional Intelligence

3 secrets to projecting confidence, according to science

Your parents were right when they said to sit up straight, speak clearly and comb your hair: Research suggests demonstrating confidence is key to …

Public Speaking

How Thinking Like a Little Kid Can Keep You Sharp As You Age

At some point in our lives, we’re all pressured to give up our adolescent ways and transition into financially responsible, well-balanced, …

The Brain

Victim, attacker share candid story of rape and reconciliation

Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger are trying to raise more awareness about sexual assault

Empathy

7 TED Talks That Will Change the Way You Look at Business

These presentations can teach you about the importance of time off, where you can do your best work, how to pitch to investors and more.<p>TED Talks are a godsend. They introduce us to people we should keep on our radar and concepts we can (and should) work into our everyday lives. They’re accessible …

Entrepreneurship

Why Does Teacher Talk Still Dominate High School Classrooms?

« 5 Ways Students Should Be Connected Beyond Technology | Main<p><b>Today's guest blog is written by Wendy James, Coordinator of Collegiate Renewal and</b> …

Teaching

Watch the world's first TED talk on the culture of record digging

May 16, 2017 In News<p><b>Great idea.</b><p>The first ever TED talk on the cultural importance and community of record digging has been held in Montreal. Hosted …

Vinyl Records

Why is mental health missing from general election manifestos?

On Friday, London hosted the International Positive Education Network (IPEN) conference: a gathering of some of the world’s leading voices in …

Education