TED Talks

Listen to the power of quiet people

<i>Are you an introvert or an extrovert?</i><p>That’s a tricky question. I have a hard time answering it myself.<p>That’s the problem of binary questions — you …

The Workplace

Darren McGarvey’s Diary: Now I’ve won a prize I’m mixing with the literati

Being stared down sceptically because I wear Nike Air Max and refuse to pronounce the “t” in “latte”.<p>In Scotland, apparently, I’ve become a “big …

Opinion (UK)

Behold OZY Fest, the music festival of your nightmares

This weekend, thousands of people will gather in Central Park in New York City to see what can only be described as the most confusing festival …

Festivals

Forget successes, F--kup Nights highlight the business lessons of failure

A surprising speaker series that's become a global phenomenon is taking root in Canada.<p>The series, provocatively named F--kup Nights (they don't use …

Ottawa

You can now get customized TED Talk recommendations in your inbox

As the number of TED Talks on TED.com grows, we’ve created a new way to discover talks you’ll love: Tell us your favorite topics and areas of …

Public Speaking

Men In Beauty Are More Than 'Unicorns'

Covergirl and James Charles. Maybelline and Manny Gutierrez. Rimmel and Lewys Ball. Across the board, beauty brands are expanding their aisles and …

Advertising Industry

Shaka Senghor: Writing a New Life

Shaka Senghor is one the few people who Oprah Winfrey publicly admires. He is a NY Times Bestselling author for his book, Writing My Wrongs: “Life, …

Oprah Winfrey

WIA Announces First-Ever ‘Women in Animation Vancouver Summit’

Spearheaded by the new WIA Vancouver chapter, first-ever regional summit follows a successful Women in Animation World Summit held this past June at …

Animation

Silicon Valley’s cautionary tale shows what can go wrong when charities get obsessed with growth

<b>(Getty/Zimmytws/Diephosi)</b><p>Charities should not make amassing more and more money their top priority<p>Brian Mittendorf<p>July 18, 2018 10:30am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>An obsession with growth. A failure to intervene when an executive allegedly bullies and sexually …

Silicon Valley

Emotional States: why the theme for 2018's London Design Biennale is more important than ever

<i>After Abundance</i>, Austria’s pavilion for the London Design Biennale 2018<p>The theme of the 2018 London Design Biennale, hosted by Somerset House in …

Kim Jong-un

Prezi Presents a Bright Future with Innovations, Purchases

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”<p>Or in the case of Prezi...present it.<p>Prezi has announced that Prezi AR, an innovation that will …

Prezi

Blue ribbons along funeral route are tribute to fallen police officer: A Place in the Sun

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- It's been nearly a week since the funeral services for Cleveland police officer Vu Nguyen, yet blue ribbons remain on trees, sign …

Red Cross

Opinion: Data isn’t the new oil — it’s the new nuclear power

<i>Leonardo Santamaria</i><p>Data is a valuable, powerful commodity — but unlike oil, it is unlimited in quantity <i>and</i> in its capacity for harm, says technology …

TED Talks

The power of diversity within yourself

Rebeca Hwang has spent a lifetime juggling identities -- Korean heritage, Argentinian upbringing, education in the United States -- and for a long …

Education

idiocy? No, 'Videocracy' Celebrates the Bright Side of YouTube Indulgence

Videocracy: How YouTube is Changing the World...with Double Rainbows, Singing Foxes, and Other Trends We Can't Stop Watching<p>Kevin …

Social Media

Stop Acting Like You're Going To Live Forever

Everyone knows someone who always appears to be frantically busy. Too busy sweating the small stuff. Too busy to take on new opportunities. Too busy to enjoy themselves.<p><b>“Busy” is not an indicator of success. “Busy” means ineffective time-management or poor prioritization.</b><p>The attitude of “it will be …

Time Management

How a Retirement Community Became One of America's Best Bike Towns

Florida's The Villages just received gold status from the League of American Bicyclists<p>Imagine a cycling infrastructure utopia. Wide, multi-use paths line every road in every direction. There are no major highways. The speed limit tops out at 25 mph on most streets. Any potential traffic backup is …

Cycling

Black Models Say They Were Turned Away From a Miami Swim Week Casting

Models of color routinely find themselves marginalized in the fashion industry.<p>Model Joia Talbott says race was the reason she and other black models were dismissed from a casting call during July’s Miami Swim Week. Talbott says that after arriving at the call, she and roughly 15 other black models …

Fashion Week

This model who breastfed on the runway says she's not the one who should make headlines.

Mara Martin was chosen as one of the Sports Illustrated Swim Search finalists just five months after giving birth.<p>Sports Illustrated named the young …

Celebrity News

9 Hopeful Books To Read If You Loved The Mister Rogers Documentary 'Won't You Be My Neighbor?'

In one of the talking head interviews in the documentary <i>Won't You Be My Neighbor?</i>, Elizabeth Seaman who portrayed Mrs. McFeely on <i>Mister Rogers'</i> …

Books

10 Podcasts to Listen to on the Trainer

Sick of your playlist? These audio interviews and stories will help pass the time<p>1 of 11<p>There’s snow on the ground outside <i>Bicycling</i> headquarters, and the view outside our windows is starting to look more and more like the Siberian training montage from <i>Rocky IV</i>. Some of us have the gear and …

Hip-hop Music

Katharine McPhee reveals her father died just weeks after her engagement to David Foster

Katharine McPhee has revealed that her father died just weeks after she announced that she’s engaged to David Foster.<p>Daniel McPhee died over the weekend after the star, who is currently starring on Broadway’s “Waitress,” announced she would miss a few shows to attend to a family emergency.<p>“I can’t …

David Foster

Ariana Grande Just Low-Key Clapped Back To Criticism About Her New Song And It's Incredible

"Keep it fucking cute."

Ariana Grande

Ozy Fest Program Revealed With Biggest ‘Get’ Yet: Hillary Rodham Clinton

Malcolm Gladwell, Young the Giant, Salman Rushdie, Padma Lakshmi and Michelle Wolf among the featured names.<p>Ozy Fest, which has been compared to a …

Sex and the City

Scientists need to ditch tribalism and stop shouting down outsiders

Mathematics provides the very fabric of today's high-tech society and Hannah Fry, an associate professor at University College London, has made it …

TED Talks

‘Extreme Embalming’ and Other Ways of Honoring the Dead Beyond Burying Them

From being posed in life-like dioramas to being used as vulture food, here’s how the rest of the world buries its deadThe public viewing took place …

New Orleans Saints

Your Guide to OZYFEST, the Sizzling Hot Festival for Folks Who Love Coachella and Neoliberalism

Where else can you catch Passion Pit, Common, Young the Giant, Hillary Clinton, and Tom Perez in the same general vicinity?<p>It was an ordinary day on Twitter, which is to say, the worst day on Twitter since the day before. A low-key cursed image began making the rounds, eliciting no small amount of …

Broad City

Strategic Outpost’s Third Annual Summer Vacation Reading List

Okay, fellow nat sec nerds — we know that you really don’t want to take a summer vacation. But we also know that to keep up your relationships, …

Sexual Harassment

Suicide

Sam was close to his cousin who committed suicide when he was 18 and she was 25. (The details have been changed.)<p>“<i>I remember the last time I saw</i> …

Scientific Research

The mission to create a searchable database of Earth's surface

What if you could search the surface of the Earth the same way you search the internet? Will Marshall and his team at Planet use the world's largest …

Astronomy