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TED is a nonprofit devoted to ideas worth spreading. On this video feed, you'll find TED Talks to inspire, intrigue and stir the imagination from some of the world's leading thinkers and doers, speaking from the stage at TED conferences, TEDx events and partner events around the world. This podcast is also available in high-def video and audio-only formats.

Episode Date
How education helped me rewrite my life | Ashweetha Shetty
00:10:41
There's no greater freedom than finding your purpose, says education advocate Ashweetha Shetty. Born to a poor family in rural India, Shetty didn't let the social norms of her community stifle her dreams and silence her voice. In this personal talk, she shares how she found self-worth through education -- and how she's working to empower other rural youth to explore their potential. "All of us are born into a reality that we blindly accept -- until something awakens us and a new world opens up," Shetty says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/ju2Oei9XbPA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 21, 2019
How to teach kids to talk about taboo topics | Liz Kleinrock
00:12:01
When one of Liz Kleinrock's fourth-grade students said the unthinkable at the start of a class on race, she knew it was far too important a teachable moment to miss. But where to start? Learn how Kleinrock teaches kids to discuss taboo topics without fear -- because the best way to start solving social problems is to talk about them.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/3SRW7mWde64" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 20, 2019
What if all US health care costs were transparent? | Jeanne Pinder
00:07:04
In the US, the very same blood test can cost $19 at one clinic and $522 at another clinic just blocks away -- and nobody knows the difference until they get a bill weeks later. Journalist Jeanne Pinder says it doesn't have to be this way. She's built a platform that crowdsources the true costs of medical procedures and makes the data public, revealing the secrets of health care pricing. Learn how knowing what stuff costs in advance could make us healthier, save us money -- and help fix a broken system.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/AxX1WgjMxW8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 20, 2019
What is the meaning of work? | Roy Bahat and Bryn Freedman
00:10:58
Roy Bahat was worried. His company invests in new technology like AI to make businesses more efficient -- but, he wondered, what was AI doing to the people whose jobs might change, go away or become less fulfilling? The question sent him on a two-year research odyssey to discover what motivates people, and why we work. In this conversation with curator Bryn Freedman, he shares what he learned, including some surprising insights that will shape the conversation about the future of our jobs.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/TbzjWa5QdRU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 19, 2019
The age of genetic wonder | Juan Enriquez
00:18:05
Gene-editing tools like CRISPR enable us to program life at its most fundamental level. But this raises some pressing questions: If we can generate new species from scratch, what should we build? Should we redesign humanity as we know it? Juan Enriquez forecasts the possible futures of genetic editing, exploring the immense uncertainty and opportunity of this next frontier.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/mePiArsZ81k" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 15, 2019
A love story about the power of art as organizing | Aja Monet and phillip agnew
00:11:54
In a lyrical talk full of radical imagination, poet Aja Monet and community organizer phillip agnew share the story of how they fell in love and what they've learned about the powerful connection between great social movements and meaningful art. Journey to Smoke Signals Studio in Miami, their home and community art space where they're creating a refuge for neighbors and creators -- and imagining a new answer to distraction, anger and anxiety.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/YUzAKq2Be48" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 14, 2019
3 ways to practice civility | Steven Petrow
00:14:26
What does it mean to be civil? Journalist Steven Petrow looks for answers in the original meaning of the word, showing why civility shouldn't be dismissed as conversation-stifling political correctness or censorship. Learn three ways we can each work to be more civil -- and start talking about our differences with respect.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/F12sWVWYOPE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 13, 2019
How doctors can help low-income patients (and still make a profit) | P.J. Parmar
00:10:21
Modern American health care is defined by its high costs, high overhead and inaccessibility -- especially for low-income patients. What if we could redesign the system to serve the poor and still have doctors make money? In an eye-opening (and surprisingly funny) talk, physician P.J. Parmar shares the story of the clinic he founded in Colorado, where he serves only resettled refugees who mostly use Medicaid, and makes the business case for a fresh take on medical service.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/-yofhhCzCJc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 12, 2019
Why noise is bad for your health -- and what you can do about it | Mathias Basner
00:10:04
Silence is a rare commodity these days. There's traffic, construction, air-conditioning, your neighbor's lawnmower ... and all this unwanted sound can have a surprising impact on your health, says noise researcher Mathias Basner. Discover the science behind how noise affects your health and sleep -- and how you can get more of the benefits of the sound of silence.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/f6eylaJuHkw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 12, 2019
How women in Pakistan are creating political change | Shad Begum
00:13:55
Activist Shad Begum has spent her life empowering women to live up to their full potential. In a personal talk, she shares her determined struggle to improve the lives of women in her deeply religious and conservative community in northwest Pakistan -- and calls for women around the world to find their political voice. "We must stand up for our own rights -- and not wait for someone else to come and help us," Begum says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/YRAcQi3QRMI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 11, 2019
Ink made of air pollution | Anirudh Sharma
00:08:24
What if we could capture pollution in the air around us and turn it into something useful? Inventor Anirudh Sharma shares how he created AIR-INK, a deep black ink that's made from PM 2.5 pollution. See how he hacked together a clever way to capture these tiny particles -- and make the world just a little bit cleaner in the process.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/glIKVNhWCTA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 08, 2019
What your breath could reveal about your health | Julian Burschka
00:13:29
There's no better way to stop a disease than to catch and treat it early, before symptoms occur. That's the whole point of medical screening techniques like radiography, MRIs and blood tests. But there's one medium with overlooked potential for medical analysis: your breath. Technologist Julian Burschka shares the latest in the science of breath analysis -- the screening of the volatile organic compounds in your exhaled breath -- and how it could be used as a powerful tool to detect, predict and ultimately prevent disease.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/d3WcP4WjL0E" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 07, 2019
How we can help the "forgotten middle" reach their full potential | Danielle R. Moss
00:12:58
You know the "forgotten middle": they're the students, coworkers and regular people who are often overlooked because they're seen as neither exceptional nor problematic. How can we empower them to reach their full potential? Sharing her work helping young people get to and through college, social activist Danielle R. Moss challenges us to think deeper about who deserves help and attention -- and shows us how to encourage those in the middle to dream big.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/lpb3806wBn4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 06, 2019
8 lessons on building a company people enjoy working for | Patty McCord
00:05:10
Most companies operate on a set of policies: mandated vacation days, travel guidelines, standard work hours, annual goals. But what happens when a company looks less to control and more to trust? Patty McCord, the iconic former chief talent officer at Netflix, shares the key insights that led her to toss the handbook out the window.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/HtGTmxRK71c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 05, 2019
This is the side hustle revolution | Nicaila Matthews Okome
00:03:32
Past generations found a company to work for and then stayed there for decades. But today, we rarely stay in the same job (let alone on the same career path) and we don't rely on a single income stream. The tools and resources are out there for us to do our own thing, and more of us are going with the entrepreneurial spirit -- even if it's on the side of a traditional job. Podcaster and marketer Nicaila Matthews Okome helps survey the scene.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/d2LDn1AoSFs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 05, 2019
How to make applying for jobs less painful | Priyanka Jain
00:04:49
Finding a job used to start with submitting your résumé to a million listings and never hearing back from most of them. But more and more companies are using tech-forward methods to identify candidates. If AI is the future of hiring, what does that mean for you? Technologist Priyanka Jain gives a look at this new hiring landscape.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/s3Vr3PyCrQQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 05, 2019
Why working from home is good for business | Matt Mullenweg
00:04:44
As the popularity of remote working continues to spread, workers today can collaborate across cities, countries and even multiple time zones. How does this change office dynamics? And how can we make sure that all employees, both at headquarters and at home, feel connected? Matt Mullenweg, cofounder of Wordpress and CEO of Automattic (which has a 100 percent distributed workforce), shares his secrets.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/2nhYtaA5muU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 05, 2019
3 psychological tricks to help you save money | Wendy De La Rosa
00:05:50
We all want to save more money -- but overall, people today are doing less and less of it. Behavioral scientist Wendy De La Rosa studies how everyday people make decisions to improve their financial well-being. What she's found can help you painlessly make the commitment to save more and spend less.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/5fiACk9PsEU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 05, 2019
This is what makes employees happy at work | Michael C. Bush
00:04:12
There are three billion working people on this planet, and only 40 percent of them report being happy at work. Michael C. Bush shares his insights into what makes workers unhappy -- and how companies can benefit their bottom lines by fostering satisfaction.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/-RBav7pMaxo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 05, 2019
The uncomplicated truth about women's sexuality | Sarah Barmak
00:11:20
Is women's sexuality more complicated than men's? Well, not really, no, says author Sarah Barmak. In this frank, eye-opening talk, she shows how a flawed understanding of the female body has shaped this discussion for centuries. She debunks some age-old myths (you're welcome) and offers a richer definition of pleasure that gets closer to the simple truth about women's sexuality.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/eSYqxoiiFm8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 05, 2019
How do we learn to work with intelligent machines? | Matt Beane
00:09:50
The path to skill around the globe has been the same for thousands of years: train under an expert and take on small, easy tasks before progressing to riskier, harder ones. But right now, we're handling AI in a way that blocks that path -- and sacrificing learning in our quest for productivity, says organizational ethnographer Matt Beane. What can be done? Beane shares a vision that flips the current story into one of distributed, machine-enhanced mentorship that takes full advantage of AI's amazing capabilities while enhancing our skills at the same time.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/RwWUO-ntXC8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 04, 2019
How we can start to heal the pain of racial division | Ruby Sales
00:20:28
"Where does it hurt?" It's a question that activist and educator Ruby Sales has traveled the US asking, looking deeply at the country's legacy of racism and searching for sources of healing. In this moving talk, she shares what she's learned, reflecting on her time as a freedom fighter in the civil rights movement and offering new thinking on pathways to racial justice.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/ANIETdzw9yc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 01, 2019
An astronaut's story of curiosity, perspective and change | Leland Melvin
00:13:05
What job is best for a young man who's been a tennis ace, a cross-country traveler, a chemistry nerd and an NFL draftee? How about ... astronaut? Leland Melvin tells the story of the challenges he's accepted and the opportunities he's seized -- and how they led him to the International Space Station and a whole new perspective of life on earth. (Contains mature content)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/_CicwqOrUgQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 31, 2019
The way we think about biological sex is wrong | Emily Quinn
00:14:01
Did you know that almost 150 million people worldwide are born intersex -- with biology that doesn't fit the standard definition of male or female? (That's as many as the population of Russia.) At age 10, Emily Quinn found out she was intersex, and in this wise, funny talk, she shares eye-opening lessons from a life spent navigating society's thoughtless expectations, doctors who demanded she get unnecessary surgery -- and advocating for herself and the incredible variety that humans come in. (Contains mature content)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/2kXt2Ai_TzQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 31, 2019
The disarming case to act right now on climate change | Greta Thunberg
00:11:12
In this passionate call to action, 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg explains why, in August 2018, she walked out of school and organized a strike to raise awareness of global warming, protesting outside the Swedish parliament and grabbing the world's attention. "The climate crisis has already been solved. We already have all the facts and solutions," Thunberg says. "All we have to do is to wake up and change."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/vqTJGt3gSGY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 30, 2019
Reflections from a lifetime fighting to end child poverty | Marian Wright Edelman
00:15:09
What does it take to build a national movement? In a captivating conversation with TEDWomen curator Pat Mitchell, Marian Wright Edelman reflects on her path to founding the Children's Defense Fund in 1973 -- from the early influence of growing up in the segregated American South to her activism with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. -- and shares how growing older has only made her more radical.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/v5r0BSksW3U" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 30, 2019
Can we solve global warming? Lessons from how we protected the ozone layer | Sean Davis
00:09:50
The Montreal Protocol proved that the world could come together and take action on climate change. Thirty years after the world's most successful environmental treaty was signed, atmospheric scientist Sean Davis examines the world we avoided when we banned chlorofluorocarbons -- and shares lessons we can carry forward to address the climate crisis in our time.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/RpyZ60DZvms" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 29, 2019
The power of women's anger | Soraya Chemaly
00:11:43
Anger is a powerful emotion -- it warns us of threat, insult, indignity and harm. But across the world, girls and women are taught that their anger is better left unvoiced, says author Soraya Chemaly. Why is that, and what might we lose in this silence? In a provocative, thoughtful talk, Chemaly explores the dangerous lie that anger isn't feminine, showing how women's rage is justified, healthy and a potential catalyst for change.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/uZJCDJM3Cq4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 28, 2019
A powerful way to unleash your natural creativity | Tim Harford
00:17:21
What can we learn from the world's most enduringly creative people? They "slow-motion multitask," actively juggling multiple projects and moving between topics as the mood strikes -- without feeling hurried. Author Tim Harford shares how innovators like Einstein, Darwin, Twyla Tharp and Michael Crichton found their inspiration and productivity through cross-training their minds.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/kLitwmCE8Pg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 25, 2019
"Autopilote" / "Pumper" | Mai Lan
00:09:08
Singing in French and English, Mai Lan brings her cool charisma to the TED stage in a performance of her songs "Autopilote" and "Pumper."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/WAw0y9TvqEA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 25, 2019
Stunning buildings made from raw, imperfect materials | Débora Mesa Molina
00:12:08
What would it take to reimagine the limits of architecture? Débora Mesa Molina offers some answers in this breathtaking, visual tour of her work, showing how structures can be made with overlooked materials and unconventional methods -- or even extracted from the guts of the earth. "The world around us is an infinite source of inspiration if we are curious enough to see beneath the surface of things," she says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/fgkR2PVb6ls" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 24, 2019
What sticky sea creatures can teach us about making glue | Jonathan Wilker
00:13:59
What if we could harness the sticking powers of sea creatures like mussels, oysters and barnacles, which refuse to budge even on wet, stormy coastlines? Dive into the wonderful world of animals that make their own glue and cement with scientist Jonathan Wilker -- and preview some of the amazing things we can learn from how they do it.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/G56PzKINz3c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 24, 2019
What's needed to bring the US voting system into the 21st century | Tiana Epps-Johnson
00:11:29
The American election system is complicated, to say the least -- but voting is one of the most tangible ways that each of us can shape our communities. How can we make the system more modern, inclusive and secure? Civic engagement champion Tiana Epps-Johnson shares what's needed to bring voting in the US into the 21st century -- and to get every person to the polls.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/r1b3thhtL1s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 23, 2019
How to transform sinking cities into landscapes that fight floods | Kotchakorn Voraakhom
00:12:30
From London to Tokyo, climate change is causing cities to sink -- and our modern concrete infrastructure is making us even more vulnerable to severe flooding, says landscape architect and TED Fellow Kotchakorn Voraakhom. But what if we could design cities to help fight floods? In this inspiring talk, Voraakhom shows how she developed a massive park in Bangkok that can hold a million gallons of rainwater, calling for more climate change solutions that connect cities back to nature.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/ePLPdGU7Oh0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 22, 2019
The political progress women have made -- and what's next | Cecile Richards
00:17:04
Women have made enormous progress over the last century -- challenging the status quo, busting old taboos and changing business from the inside out. But when it comes to political representation, there's still a long way to go, says activist Cecile Richards. In this visionary talk, Richards calls for a global political revolution for women's equality and offers her ideas for how we can build it.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/aRiF4C3PWXY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 18, 2019
How music crosses cultures and empowers communities | LADAMA
00:13:35
Singing in Spanish, Portuguese and English, LADAMA brings a vibrant, energizing and utterly danceable musical set to the TED stage. In between performances of their songs "Night Traveler" and "Porro Maracatu," they discuss how cross-cultural musical collaboration can empower communities.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/TEj8OAY9KuQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 18, 2019
A life-saving device that detects silent heart attacks | Akash Manoj
00:08:15
You probably know the common symptoms of a heart attack: chest and arm pain, shortness of breath and fatigue. But there's another kind that's just as deadly and harder to detect because the symptoms are silent. In this quick talk, 17-year-old inventor Akash Manoj shares the device he's developed to stop this silent killer: a noninvasive, inexpensive, wearable patch that alerts patients during a critical moment that could mean the difference between life and death.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/kK7GIEpB9A4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 17, 2019
Embrace your raw, strange magic | Casey Gerald
00:17:03
The way we're taught to live has got to change, says author Casey Gerald. Too often, we hide parts of ourselves in order to fit in, win praise, be accepted. But at what cost? In this inspiring talk, Gerald shares the personal sacrifices he made to attain success in the upper echelons of American society -- and shows why it's time for us to have the courage to live in the raw, strange magic of ourselves.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/ZROFcluWDuc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 17, 2019
How empowering women and girls can help stop global warming | Katharine Wilkinson
00:13:48
If we really want to address climate change, we need to make gender equity a reality, says writer and environmentalist Katharine Wilkinson. As part of Project Drawdown, Wilkinson has helped scour humanity's wisdom for solutions to draw down heat-trapping, climate-changing emissions: obvious things like renewable energy and sustainable diets and not so obvious ones, like the education and empowerment of women. In this informative, bold talk, she shares three key ways that equity for women and girls can help stop global warming. "Drawing down emissions depends on rising up," Wilkinson says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/IP8ft008DkA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 16, 2019
Why black girls are targeted for punishment at school -- and how to change that | Monique W. Morris
00:12:45
Around the world, black girls are being pushed out of schools because of policies that target them for punishment, says author and social justice scholar Monique W. Morris. The result: countless girls are forced into unsafe futures with restricted opportunities. How can we put an end to this crisis? In an impassioned talk, Morris uncovers the causes of "pushout" and shows how we can work to turn all schools into spaces where black girls can heal and thrive.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/N61OwDgSBs8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 15, 2019
3 ways to build a happy marriage and avoid divorce | George Blair-West
00:11:13
Choosing to marry and share your life with someone is one of the most important decisions you can make in life. But with divorce rates approaching fifty percent in some parts of the world, it's clear we could use some help picking a partner. In an actionable, eye-opening talk, psychiatrist George Blair-West shares three keys to preventing divorce -- and spotting potential problems while you're still dating.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/6QI6_wphYUE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 14, 2019
A mother and son's photographic journey through dementia | Tony Luciani
00:13:32
Artist Tony Luciani was testing out a new camera when his 91-year-old mother, Elia, snuck into the background of his photos. The spontaneous images that resulted sparked a years-long collaboration, with Luciani documenting his mom's life and spirit as she lived with dementia. In this touching talk, he shares the stories behind some of their favorite shots, capturing the joy and grief of caring for an aging parent.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/DzztKCzJQDU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 14, 2019
Quantum computing explained in 10 minutes | Shohini Ghose
00:10:04
A quantum computer isn't just a more powerful version of the computers we use today; it's something else entirely, based on emerging scientific understanding -- and more than a bit of uncertainty. Enter the quantum wonderland with TED Fellow Shohini Ghose and learn how this technology holds the potential to transform medicine, create unbreakable encryption and even teleport information.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/ecJqHCLUxVI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 11, 2019
The biology of gender, from DNA to the brain | Karissa Sanbonmatsu
00:12:52
How exactly does gender work? It's not just about our chromosomes, says biologist Karissa Sanbonmatsu. In a visionary talk, she shares new discoveries from epigenetics, the emerging study of how DNA activity can permanently change based on social factors like trauma or diet. Learn how life experiences shape the way genes are expressed -- and what that means for our understanding of gender.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/9aht3to90ZY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 10, 2019
What should electric cars sound like? | Renzo Vitale
00:11:51
Electric cars are extremely quiet, offering some welcome silence in our cities. But they also bring new dangers, since they can easily sneak up on unsuspecting pedestrians. What kind of sounds should they make to keep people safe? Get a preview of what the future may sound like as acoustic engineer and musician Renzo Vitale shows how he's composing a voice for electric cars.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/9yH4Tqqws5c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 09, 2019
How India's smartphone revolution is creating a new generation of readers and writers | Chiki Sarkar
00:10:06
India has the second largest population of any country in the world -- yet it has only 50 decent bookstores, says publisher Chiki Sarkar. So she asked herself: How do we get more people reading books? Find out how Sarkar is tapping into India's smartphone revolution to create a new generation of readers and writers in this fun talk about a fresh kind of storytelling.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/A_LrlLtLqwo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 08, 2019
What are you willing to give up to change the way we work? | Martin Danoesastro
00:13:11
What does it take to build the fast, flexible, creative teams needed to challenge entrenched work culture? For transformation expert Martin Danoesastro, it all starts with one question: "What are you willing to give up?" He shares lessons learned from companies on both sides of the innovation wave on how to structure your organization so that people at all levels are empowered to make decisions fast and respond to change.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/K0yIFmPTU6k" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 08, 2019
The story of a parent's transition and a son's redemption | Paula Stone Williams and Jonathan Williams
00:13:12
Paula Stone Williams knew from a young age that she was transgender. But as she became a parent and prominent evangelical pastor, she feared that coming out would mean losing everything. In this moving, deeply personal talk, Paula and her son Jonathan Williams share what Paula's transition meant for their family -- and reflect on their path to redemption. As Jonathan says: "I cannot ask my father to be anything other than her true self."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/7skgD4Dyiu8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 07, 2019
The secrets of learning a new language | Lýdia Machová
00:10:45
Want to learn a new language but feel daunted or unsure where to begin? You don't need some special talent or a "language gene," says Lýdia Machová. In an upbeat, inspiring talk, she reveals the secrets of polyglots (people who speak multiple languages) and shares four principles to help unlock your own hidden language talent -- and have fun while doing it.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/O6kSwnPFXoY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 04, 2019
How to break bad management habits before they reach the next generation of leaders | Elizabeth Lyle
00:12:03
Companies are counting on their future leaders to manage with more speed, flexibility and trust than ever before. But how can middle managers climb the corporate ladder while also challenging the way things have always been done? Leadership expert Elizabeth Lyle offers a new approach to breaking the rules while you're on your way up, sharing creative ways organizations can give middle managers the space and coaching they need to start leading differently.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/d3Pb-SduOsk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 03, 2019
In the opioid crisis, here's what it takes to save a life | Jan Rader
00:14:31
As a fire chief and first responder, Jan Rader has spent her career saving lives. But when the opioid epidemic hit her town, she realized they needed to take a brand-new approach to life-saving. In this powerful, hopeful talk, Rader shows what it's like on the front lines of this crisis -- and how her community is taking an unusual new approach to treating substance-abuse disorder that starts with listening.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/7tVMUT-PkN8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 02, 2019
Museums should honor the everyday, not just the extraordinary | Ariana Curtis
00:12:19
Who deserves to be in a museum? For too long, the answer has been "the extraordinary" -- those aspirational historymakers who inspire us with their successes. But those stories are limiting, says museum curator Ariana Curtis. In a visionary talk, she imagines how museums can more accurately represent history by honoring the lives of people both extraordinary and everyday, prominent and hidden -- and amplify diverse perspectives that should have always been included.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/tDCnxjUTBtI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 21, 2018
The real reason female entrepreneurs get less funding | Dana Kanze
00:14:48
Women own 39 percent of all businesses in the US, but female entrepreneurs get only two percent of venture funding. What's causing this gap? Dana Kanze shares research suggesting that it might be the types of questions start-up founders get asked when they're invited to pitch. Whether you're starting a new business or just having a conversation, learn how to spot the kinds of questions you're being asked -- and how to respond more effectively.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/5LEvnTxvBEg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 20, 2018
The joyful, perplexing world of puzzle hunts | Alex Rosenthal
00:11:55
Welcome to the strange, deviously difficult and incredibly joyful world of puzzle hunts. Follow along as Alex Rosenthal lifts the veil on one of the world's most complex puzzle hunts, the MIT Mystery Hunt -- and reveals how puzzles can be found in the most unexpected places. (Hint: see if you can spot the puzzle hidden in this TED Talk.)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/0lwa3AT_PA0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 19, 2018
How "baby bonds" could help close the wealth gap | Darrick Hamilton
00:12:36
Hard work, resilience and grit lead to success, right? This narrative pervades the way we think, says economist Darrick Hamilton, but the truth is that our chances at economic security have less to do with what we do and more to do with the wealth position we're born into. Enter "baby bonds": trust accounts of up to $60,000 for every newborn, calibrated to the wealth of their family. Learn how this bold proposal could help us reduce inequality -- and give every child personal seed money for important things like going to college, buying a home or starting a business. "Without capital, inequality is locked in," Hamilton says. "When it comes to economic security, wealth is both the beginning and the end."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/HrinLv45R-0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 18, 2018
How I unlearned dangerous lessons about masculinity | Eldra Jackson
00:11:21
In a powerful talk, educator Eldra Jackson III shares how he unlearned dangerous lessons about masculinity through Inside Circle, an organization that leads group therapy for incarcerated men. Now he's helping others heal by creating a new image of what it means to be a whole, healthy man. "The challenge is to eradicate this cycle of emotional illiteracy and groupthink," he says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/fjiLUPFOPGg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 18, 2018
The fascinating science of bubbles, from soap to champagne | Li Wei Tan
00:14:17
In this whimsical talk and live demo, scientist Li Wei Tan shares the secrets of bubbles -- from their relentless pursuit of geometric perfection to their applications in medicine and shipping, where designers are creating more efficient vessels by mimicking the bubbles created by swimming penguins. Learn more about these mathematical marvels and tap into the magic hidden in the everyday world.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/AHP5WmS_d00" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 17, 2018
The most important thing you can do to fight climate change: talk about it | Katharine Hayhoe
00:17:11
How do you talk to someone who doesn't believe in climate change? Not by rehashing the same data and facts we've been discussing for years, says climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe. In this inspiring, pragmatic talk, Hayhoe shows how the key to having a real discussion is to connect over shared values like family, community and religion -- and to prompt people to realize that they already care about a changing climate. "We can't give in to despair," she says. "We have to go out and look for the hope we need to inspire us to act -- and that hope begins with a conversation, today."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/d44lllMPRiU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 14, 2018
"Top Knot Turn Up" / "Bad Habits" | Madame Gandhi and Amber Galloway-Gallego
00:12:47
"Music is so much more than sound simply traveling through the ear," says sign language interpreter Amber Galloway-Gallego. In a spirited performance, musician and activist Madame Gandhi plays two songs -- "Top Knot Turn Up" and "Bad Habits" -- while Galloway-Gallego provides an animated sign language interpretation.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/5ze9g5S9Fds" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 14, 2018
How to be "Team Human" in the digital future | Douglas Rushkoff
00:12:23
Humans are no longer valued for our creativity, says media theorist Douglas Rushkoff -- in a world dominated by digital technology, we're now just valued for our data. In a passionate talk, Rushkoff urges us to stop using technology to optimize people for the market and start using it to build a future centered on our pre-digital values of connection, creativity and respect. "Join 'Team Human.' Find the others," he says. "Together let's make the future that we always wanted."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/YqHK3D4fjgo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 13, 2018