TED Talks

Elon Musk's tunneling company wants to dig through L.A.

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has famously complained about the traffic he faces on his commute from his Bel-Air home to his office in Hawthorne, near Los Angeles International Airport.<p>His solution? An alternate transportation system that could whisk commuters from the San Fernando Valley to …

Elon Musk

How These Charities Are Using Virtual Reality to Reach Donors This Holiday Season

Nonprofit organizations refer to the end of the year as the Giving Season. According to GuideStar, the holiday spirit results in more than half of …

Tech Industry

9 Practical Steps to Restore Empathy in the Workplace

Workplace empathy might be at an all-time low. Here are nine practical steps to bring it back.<p>There's one word that separates today's good leaders from great ones: Empathy. Yep, that touchy feely word that's been locked out of boardrooms for generations.<p>Empathy in the workplace might be at an …

Leadership

Elon Musk teases flying cars: ‘Rocket tech applied to a car opens up revolutionary possibilities’

Elon Musk is the ultimate performer. And he knows it. His latest bit of intrigue? Sunday night, the billionaire teased the notion that the only thing …

Elon Musk

Elon Musk teases a flying version of Roadster supercar. Is he serious?

Elon tweeteth, the world taketh note.<p>Tesla surprised the world last week when it revealed its Roadster on the same day it debuted its much-awaited (and much-hyped) electric-powered semi truck. Founder Elon Musk claims the car can do 0-60 in just 1.9 seconds, which would make it the fastest …

Autos

What Tim Ferriss Learned from 100-Plus Elite Performers

According to Tim Ferriss, 2017 has been an “unusual” year for him. It got off to a slow start, then a lot of stuff happened quickly. Big stuff. He turned 40, several friends died, and he gave a TED Talk explaining how he almost committed suicide when he was a senior in college. As Ferriss describes …

Success

Move aside New Year's resolutions, it's time for monthly dashboards

Bite-sized goals have a higher and more meaningful success rate than grand-sweeping statements.

Ikigai

War Child USA debuts $249 campaign on Universal Children’s Day to raise awareness about global spending on war

Humanitarian organization War Child USA today (November 20) introduced its first campaign in the United States, designed to raise awareness about …

Caleb McLaughlin

Washington Post reports sexual harassment and groping occurred at Vancouver TED conference

What happens when a bunch of millionaires, the occasional billionaire, and various high achievers get together for some educational and inspirational …

Feminism

Two years later, aunt of drowned refugee child pleads for action

Vancouver, Canada, Nov 20, 2017 / 04:20 pm (CNA).- “We're still grieving” – these are the words of Tima Kurdi, the aunt of the young refugee boy who …

Refugees

TED responds to sexual harassment at 2017 Vancouver conference | The Province

At the annual TED Conference in Vancouver, one man was “asked to leave” and another barred for being the source of five complaints by women at the …

Canadian News

5 books that can help you have a happier marriage

• <b>We rounded up books from a variety of experts that explain why marriage is so hard and how you can strengthen your relationship.</b>• <b><br>The authors touch on topics including infidelity, personality clashes, and even time-management.</b>• <b><br>Each one provides tips that you can implement starting today.</b><p>Marriage is …

Marriage

I Tried To Give Up Plastic For A Week And Here's What Happened

It was easier said than done.<p>"When you go plastic-free, you cut out processed food. Almost all processed food— the stuff in the center aisles of the grocery store — is packaged in plastic," she told me.<p><b>Her number one piece of advice?</b> Shop on the perimeter of grocery stores, buy in bulk, and learn …

Hacking

How virtual reality can make people more empathetic

In 2004, Cathy Hackl may have watched more violent videos than anyone in America. While working in video production at CNN, part of Hackl's job was …

Virtual Reality

The 4-Hour Workweek' author Tim Ferriss reveals what he's learned after a difficult year of introspection, and how he built a passionate fanbase of millions

• <b>Tim Ferriss first found fame in 2007 with the massive bestseller "The 4-Hour Workweek."</b>• <b><br>His interview podcast, "The Tim Ferriss Show," has been downloaded nearly 200 million times.</b>• <b><br>His newest book, "Tribe of Mentors," is a collection of advice he gathered from some of the world's most successful</b> …

Success

3 Top Medical Device Stocks to Buy Now

Looking to put money to work in this under-the-radar sector? Here are three top stocks to consider.<p>Healthcare investors tend to focus all of their …

Stocks

The Best Things to Watch Online When You're Stuck in a Rut

IMAGE iStock<p>It's your weekend off, but you can't seem to bring yourself to head out for a fun night with your friends. You head back to work the next …

Philippines

The TED talks empire has been grappling with sexual harassment, interviews and internal emails show (Washington Post)

article<p>https://newspicks.us/news/398078/<p>NewsPicks<p>At least five people, including one past speaker, reported being harassed or groped by attendees at …

Making the Most of an Online MBA Degree

How do you "network" with fellow students when you're physically far from campus? Here are four ways.<p>If you're working full-time, an online MBA is often your most convenient option for pursuing an advanced degree, especially now that the quality of an online degree is equivalent to one on a …

Education

'A serious problem': Nonprofit TED talks empire grappling with sexual harassment accusations

SAN FRANCISCO – When Gretchen Carlson, a former Fox News anchor who now campaigns against sexual harassment, took the stage at a TED event this …

Canadian News

Wendy Troxel: Does High School Start Too Early?

<i>Part 3 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Simple Solutions<p><b>About Wendy Troxel's TED Talk</b><p>Sleep expert Wendy Troxel says teens are sleep-deprived because of early school start times that cater to adults. She says high schools should start classes at least an hour later.<p><b>About Wendy Troxel</b><p>Dr. Wendy Troxel is …

News (U.S.)

BAN CHARGING FOR TAMPONS IN PUBLIC RESTROOMS

<i>Welcome to Ban Week, in which Splinter writers build a case for burning it all down.</i><p>The very first time I saw free tampons in a public restroom was …

Liberal View

World’s top five whiz kids, Hong Kong-born prodigy Wang Pok-lo included, show age is no barrier

In 2002, Richard Lynn, a British professor of psychology, and Tatu Vanhanen, a Finnish professor of political science, released <i>IQ and the Wealth of</i> …

News (China)

Mileha Soneji: Can Simple Innovations Improve The Lives of Parkinson's Patients?

<i>Part 1 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Simple Solutions<p><b>About Mileha Soneji's TED Talk</b><p>When designer Mileha Soneji's uncle got Parkinson's, his quality of life deteriorated rapidly. Mileha couldn't cure her uncle's disease, so she designed simple ways to improve his everyday life.<p><b>About Mileha …

Culture

Dispatches: Diving With Her Deepness, Dr. Sylvia Earle

“If I don’t get underwater at least once a month, I get dry rot,” oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle says, as she climbs a ladder and steps, dripping, …

Watches

Boston Dynamics’ Robots Do Backflips Now, I Guess

Credit: Boston Dynamics<p>Boston Dynamics has been one of the leading purveyors of really friggin’ creepy bots for some time. Way back in 2005, the …

Robots

Pixar's best movies all have one thing in common: Boulder's Danielle Feinberg

As a math whiz studying computer science at Harvard, Danielle Feinberg never pictured herself as a Hollywood celebrity.

Animation

Kenya: City Mum Narrates Life Outside Lang'ata Prison at TED Talks

Teresa Njoroge during her address at the TED Women Conference.<p>A Kenyan woman was this week a speaker at the TED Women Conference where she narrated …

11 TED-Ed talks students can relate to

Educators know that engaging digital media is a surefire way to grab students’ attention. And using everyday topics students encounter in their …

Professional Development

7 Soft Skills You Need to Achieve Career Growth

Is there someone (or hopefully, several someones) at your company who it seems like <i>everyone</i> wants to work with?Maybe they always get pulled into …

Emotional Intelligence