TED & Talks

Rainn Wilson: Why the Awkward Humor on “The Office” Is Funny New videos DAILY: https://bigth.ink/youtube Join Big Think Edge for exclusive videos: https://bigth.ink/Edge ———————————————————————— Ricky Gervais was able to capitalize on a generational shift with an understanding that so much of the comedy is not set up, set up, punch line. It really is about
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http://www.ted.com Is your school or workplace divided into “creatives” versus practical people? Yet surely, David Kelley suggests, creativity is not the domain of only a chosen few. Telling stories from his legendary design career and his own life, he offers ways to build the confidence to create… (From The Design Studio session at TED2012, guest-curated
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In her New Orleans neighborhood, artist and TED Fellow Candy Chang turned an abandoned house into a giant chalkboard asking a fill-in-the-blank question: “Before I die I want to ___.” Her neighbors’ answers — surprising, poignant, funny — became an unexpected mirror for the community. (What’s your answer?) TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of
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Richard Branson provides advice for aspiring entrepreneurs. New videos DAILY: https://bigth.ink Join Big Think Edge for exclusive video lessons from top thinkers and doers: https://bigth.ink/Edge ———————————————————————————- Richard Branson: Richard Branson is a British entrepreneur known for his philanthropic projects and his taste for adventure. He is the founder and chairman of Virgin Group Ltd., a
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Goal Setting Is a Hamster Wheel. Learn to Set Systems Instead. | Adam Alter New videos DAILY: https://bigth.ink Join Big Think Edge for exclusive video lessons from top thinkers and doers: https://bigth.ink/Edge ———————————————————————————- You’ve just achieved a goal you’ve been working towards for two years. You did it! Congratulations. Someone asks you: how does it
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Kevin Mitnick: How to Troll the FBI Watch the newest video from Big Think: https://bigth.ink/NewVideo Join Big Think Edge for exclusive videos: https://bigth.ink/Edge ———————————————————————————- The hacker Kevin Mitnick says he treated his fugitive status like a big video game. ———————————————————————————- KEVIN MITNICK: Kevin David Mitnick (born on August 6, 1963) is a computer security consultant,
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Psychologist Susan David shares how the way we deal with our emotions shapes everything that matters: our actions, careers, relationships, health and happiness. In this deeply moving, humorous and potentially life-changing talk, she challenges a culture that prizes positivity over emotional truth and discusses the powerful strategies of emotional agility. A talk to share. Check
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Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. Simon Sinek presents a simple but powerful model for how leaders inspire action, starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers — and as a counterpoint
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Bjarne Stroustrup: The 5 Programming Languages You Need to Know | Big Think “Nobody should call themselves a professional if they only knew one language.” New videos DAILY: https://bigth.ink/youtube Join Big Think Edge for exclusive videos: https://bigth.ink/Edge —————— Bjarne Stroustrup is a computer programmer most famous for having designed and implemented the computer programming language
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Daniel Goleman Introduces Emotional Intelligence New videos DAILY: https://bigth.ink Join Big Think Edge for exclusive video lessons from top thinkers and doers: https://bigth.ink/Edge ———————————————————————————- Emotional intelligence is a range of abilities, self-awareness, emotional self-management, empathy, social skills. Women tend to be better than men on average at empathy, particularly emotional empathy, sensing in the moment
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In this informative and captivating TEDx talk, Matt Abrahams offers practical solutions to handle communication anxiety and provides tools to empower all of us to confidently share our ideas and stories. Matt Abrahams is a passionate, collaborative and innovative educator, author and coach. At Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, Matt teaches popular courses in
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Your Most Powerful Negotiation Tool: The Illusion of Control New videos DAILY: https://bigth.ink Join Big Think Edge for exclusive video lessons from top thinkers and doers: https://bigth.ink/Edge ———————————————————————————- Negotiating is hard, and it’s even harder when there is something you really want. The stakes are higher, and you may not know how to get the
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Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized Talk recommendations and more. Infidelity is the ultimate betrayal. But does it have to be? Relationship therapist Esther Perel examines why people cheat, and unpacks why affairs are so traumatic: because they threaten our emotional security. In infidelity, she sees something unexpected
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Can Psychedelics Help You Expand Your Mind? Watch the newest video from Big Think: https://bigth.ink/NewVideo Join Big Think Edge for exclusive videos: https://bigth.ink/Edge ———————————————————————————- Sam Harris discusses the virtues of psychedelics such as LSD and MDMA. While he does not condone the use of these drugs without caveat, he does acknowledge their profound consciousness-altering properties.
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In art school, Phil Hansen developed an unruly tremor in his hand that kept him from creating the pointillist drawings he loved. Hansen was devastated, floating without a sense of purpose. Until a neurologist made a simple suggestion: embrace this limitation … and transcend it. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks
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Dark Matter, Dark Gravity, Ghost Particles, & the Essence of All Objects Watch the newest video from Big Think: https://bigth.ink/NewVideo Join Big Think Edge for exclusive videos: https://bigth.ink/Edge ———————————————————————————- There’s something fundamental we all need to understand about dark matter—it may not actually be matter at all. Neil deGrasse Tyson has a bone to pick
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Professional Organizer Cassandra Aarssen describes the four types of organizing styles she’s encountered in her career: The Four Organizing Styles: Bee: Crave visual organization with lots of detailed micro categories Ladybug: Prefer hidden storage with fast and simple macro categories Butterfly: Crave visual organization with fast and simple macro categories Cricket: Prefer hidden storage with
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Michio Kaku on the Science of Dreams New videos DAILY: https://bigth.ink Join Big Think Edge for exclusive video lessons from top thinkers and doers: https://bigth.ink/Edge ———————————————————————————- Michio Kaku describes how our prefrontal cortex disengages as we dream, thus suppressing the fact-checking component of our consciousness. ———————————————————————————- MICHIO KAKU: Dr. Michio Kaku is the co-founder of
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A vision-driven change agent with a career-long record of community outreach, leadership development, marketing, and communications success for leading organizations. Mr. Darryll Stinson seeks to use rejection as a powerful tool with which we can discover our true and complete identity based on a variety of healthy and holistic influences. Darryll’s theory is that by
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In Lebanon there is one gunshot a year that isn’t part of a scene of routine violence: The opening sound of the Beirut International Marathon. In a moving talk, marathon founder May El-Khalil explains why she believed a 26.2-mile running event could bring together a country divided for decades by politics and religion, even if
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Quantum computing already exists, but on a truly miniscule scale. We’ll probably have molecular computers before true quantum ones, says the physicist. New videos DAILY: https://bigth.ink/youtube Join Big Think Edge for exclusive videos: https://bigth.ink/Edge ———————————————————————————- Dr. Michio Kaku is the co-founder of string field theory, and is one of the most widely recognized scientists in
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Don’t make people pay for music, says Amanda Palmer. Let them. In a passionate talk that begins in her days as a street performer (drop a dollar in the hat for the Eight-Foot Bride!), she examines the new relationship between artist and fan. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances
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Watch the newest video from Big Think: https://bigth.ink/NewVideo Join Big Think Edge for exclusive videos: https://bigth.ink/Edge ———————————————————————————- ———————————————————————————- ABOUT BIG THINK: Smarter Faster™ Big Think is the leading source of expert-driven, actionable, educational content — with thousands of videos, featuring experts ranging from Bill Clinton to Bill Nye, we help you get smarter, faster. S​ubscribe
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Jennifer Cohen, notable healthy lifestyle writer, entrepreneur, podcaster, and spokesperson shares her ‘10% Target Mindset’ which encourages people to be BOLD by asking for what they want, versus taking what is given to them. The challenge is to practice asking for what you really want and getting comfortable with “no’s” (roadblocks) along the way. Her
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Michio Kaku: Why Your Head Is Older Than Your Feet New videos DAILY: https://bigth.ink/youtube Join Big Think Edge for exclusive videos: https://bigth.ink/Edge —————————————————————————– Because of relativity, time moves faster the farther away you are from the center of the earth, meaning that your head ages slightly quicker than your feet. —————————————————————————– MICHIO KAKU: Dr. Michio
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To all appearances, Eleanor Longden was just like every other student, heading to college full of promise and without a care in the world. That was until the voices in her head started talking. Initially innocuous, these internal narrators became increasingly antagonistic and dictatorial, turning her life into a living nightmare. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, hospitalized,
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Michio Kaku: What’s the Fate of the Universe? It’s in the Dark Matter New videos DAILY: https://bigth.ink Join Big Think Edge for exclusive video lessons from top thinkers and doers: https://bigth.ink/Edge ———————————————————————————- Michio Kaku on what makes a supergenius. ———————————————————————————- MICHIO KAKU: Dr. Michio Kaku is the co-founder of string field theory, and is one
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Mike Rowe the host of “Dirty Jobs,” tells some compelling (and horrifying) real-life job stories. Listen for his insights and observations about the nature of hard work, and how its been unjustifiably degraded in society today. Check out more TED Talks: http://www.ted.com The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED
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Note from TED: This talk, which features health advice based on a personal narrative, has been flagged as potentially outside TED’s curatorial guidelines. Viewer discretion advised. The guidelines we give our TEDx organizers are described in more detail here: http://www.ted.com/pages/tedx_curating_speakers ***** Dr. Terry Wahls learned how to properly fuel her body. Using the lessons she learned
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How Penn Jillette Lost over 100 Lbs and Still Eats Whatever He Wants New videos DAILY: https://bigth.ink Join Big Think Edge for exclusive video lessons from top thinkers and doers: https://bigth.ink/Edge ———————————————————————————- The story of the Penn Jillette’s weight loss is, as you might expect from a Las Vegas entertainer, quite extreme. In fact, it
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