TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics—from science to business to global issues—in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

Articles by TED

How to Make Stress Your Friend

By changing how you think, you can control your body's natural stress response—and live healthier.

January 18, 2017

TED Talks: ‘Try Something New For 30 Days’

If you really want something badly enough, you can do anything for 30 days.

December 28, 2016

TED Talks: ‘Want to Be Happy? Be Grateful’

Plus, 3 words to help you take advantage of every opportunity.

December 21, 2016

TED Talks: ‘Why You Should Talk to Strangers’

‘When you talk to strangers, you're making beautiful interruptions into the expected narrative of your daily life and theirs.’

December 14, 2016

TED Talks: ‘The Habits of Happiness’

'It is a deep sense of serenity and fulfillment. A state that actually pervades and underlies all emotional states, and all the joys and sorrows that can come one’s way.'

December 7, 2016

TED Talks: ‘All It Takes Is 10 Mindful Minutes’

Get to know yourself and your thoughts on a deeper level.

November 30, 2016