TEDTalks

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Our dangerous obsession with perfectionism is getting worse | Thomas Curran
Our dangerous obsession with perfectionism is getting worse | Thomas Curran
Social psychologist Thomas Curran explores how the pressure to be perfect -- in our social media feeds, in school, at work -- is driving a rise in mental illness, especially among young people. Learn ...
Where did the Moon come from? A new theory | Sarah T. Stewart
Where did the Moon come from? A new theory | Sarah T. Stewart
The Earth and Moon are like identical twins, made up of the exact same materials -- which is really strange, since no other celestial bodies we know of share this kind of chemical relationship. What's...
What happens in your throat when you beatbox? | Tom Thum and Matthew Broadhurst
What happens in your throat when you beatbox? | Tom Thum and Matthew Broadhurst
Viral beatboxer Tom Thum has an orchestra in his mouth, but how does he make all those sounds? Get an up-close-and-personal look as laryngeal surgeon Matthew Broadhurst sticks a camera down Thum's thr...
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The "dementia village" that's redefining elder care | Yvonne van Amerongen
How would you prefer to spend the last years of your life: in a sterile, hospital-like institution or in a village with a supermarket, pub, theater and park within easy walking distance? The answer se...
An unexpected tool for understanding inequality: abstract math | Eugenia Cheng
An unexpected tool for understanding inequality: abstract math | Eugenia Cheng
How do we make sense of a world that doesn't? By looking in unexpected places, says mathematician Eugenia Cheng. She explains how applying concepts from abstract mathematics to daily life can lead us ...
The most powerful woman you've never heard of | T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison
The most powerful woman you've never heard of | T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison
Everyone's heard of Martin Luther King Jr. But do you know the woman Dr. King called "the architect of the civil rights movement," Septima Clark? The teacher of some of the generation's most legendary...
The creative power of misfits | WorkLife with Adam Grant
The creative power of misfits | WorkLife with Adam Grant
Subscribe to WorkLife with Adam Grant on Apple Podcasts: https://applepodcasts.com/worklife and Spotify: https://smarturl.it/WorkLifeSpotify Introducing season 2 of TED's podcast, WorkLife with Adam ...
How we can store digital data in DNA | Dina Zielinski
How we can store digital data in DNA | Dina Zielinski
From floppy disks to thumb drives, every method of storing data eventually becomes obsolete. What if we could find a way to store all the world's data forever? Bioinformatician Dina Zielinski shares t...
A bold idea to replace politicians | César Hidalgo
A bold idea to replace politicians | César Hidalgo
César Hidalgo has a radical suggestion for fixing our broken political system: automate it! In this provocative talk, he outlines a bold idea to bypass politicians by empowering citizens to create per...
Una idea osada para reemplazar a los políticos | César Hidalgo
Una idea osada para reemplazar a los políticos | César Hidalgo
César Hidalgo nos propone una idea radical para arreglar el sistema político roto: ¡automatízalo! En una charla que te hace reflexionar, explica la idea de cómo llegar a reemplazar a los políticos par...
How I'm making bricks out of ashes and rubble in Gaza | Majd Mashharawi
How I'm making bricks out of ashes and rubble in Gaza | Majd Mashharawi
Majd Mashharawi was walking through her war-torn neighborhood in Gaza when an idea flashed in her mind: What if she could take the rubble and transform it into building materials? See how she designed...
How a new species of ancestors is changing our theory of human evolution | Juliet Brophy
How a new species of ancestors is changing our theory of human evolution | Juliet Brophy
In 2013, a treasure trove of unusual fossils were uncovered in a cave in South Africa, and researchers soon realized: these were the remains of a new species of ancient humans. Paleoanthropologist Jul...
Is your country at risk of becoming a dictatorship? Here's how to know | Farida Nabourema
Is your country at risk of becoming a dictatorship? Here's how to know | Farida Nabourema
Farida Nabourema has dedicated her life to fighting the military regime in Togo, Africa's oldest autocracy. She's learned two truths along the way: no country is destined to be oppressed -- and no cou...
The self-assembling computer chips of the future | Karl Skjonnemand
The self-assembling computer chips of the future | Karl Skjonnemand
The transistors that power the phone in your pocket are unimaginably small: you can fit more than 3,000 of them across the width of a human hair. But to keep up with innovations in fields like facial ...
A juror's reflections on the death penalty | Lindy Lou Isonhood
A juror's reflections on the death penalty | Lindy Lou Isonhood
Lindy Lou Isonhood grew up in a town where the death penalty was a fact of life, part of the unspoken culture. But after she served as a juror in a capital murder trial -- and voted "yes" to sentencin...
An architect's subversive reimagining of the US-Mexico border wall | Ronald Rael
An architect's subversive reimagining of the US-Mexico border wall | Ronald Rael
What is a border? It's a line on a map, a place where cultures mix and merge in beautiful, sometimes violent and occasionally ridiculous ways. And a border wall? An overly simplistic response to that ...
How to overcome apathy and find your power | Dolores Huerta
How to overcome apathy and find your power | Dolores Huerta
"Sí, se puede!" -- "Yes, we can!" It's the rallying cry Dolores Huerta came up with as a young activist in the 1970s, and she's lived by it in her tireless pursuit of civil rights ever since. With her...
How to teach kids to talk about taboo topics | Liz Kleinrock
How to teach kids to talk about taboo topics | Liz Kleinrock
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 Klei...