TED

TED
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. See more at TED.com.

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

By TED | November 30, 2016

In this TED Talk, mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe presents a thoughtful exercise: “When did you last take any time to do nothing? Just 10 minutes, undisturbed?” He left out any room for loopholes by excluding the internet, reading, eating or even thinking about plans for the future. Keeping the mind distracted makes it difficult to…

TED Talks: ‘A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit’

By TED | November 23, 2016

Breaking a bad habit isn’t always easy. Psychiatrist and addiction expert Judson Brewer says habits are the product of reward-based learning, the same event that trains the mind to crave “feel good” moments, such as eating a piece of chocolate cake. He says replacing behaviors like these takes time—mostly because every habit that’s ever risen…

TED Talks: ‘8 Secrets of Success’

By TED | November 16, 2016

Richard St. John, marketer and success analyst, has dedicated several years to researching the nuts and bolts of achievement. It all started with one big question: What leads to success? It came from a neighboring passenger during a flight to a TED conference, and at the time he didn’t have a good answer. Related: 12…

TEDx Talks: ‘The Power of Vulnerability’

By TED | November 9, 2016

Brené Brown, a social worker who studies human connection, set a one-year goal to outsmart vulnerability. For 365 days, she would deconstruct shame and learn to fight back against the feelings that make people feel painfully exposed. Her year of research eventually turned into six, but even with a theory of how it all works,…

TED Talks: ‘John Wooden: The Difference Between Winning and Succeeding’

By TED | November 7, 2016

Coach John Wooden, the legendary UCLA coach who led his teams to numerous championships and double-digit winning streaks, began learning the rules of success at an early age. His father taught him that it was better to be the best person he possibly could rather than strive to be better than everyone else. In this…

TED Talks: ‘Tony Robbins: Why We Do What We Do’

By TED | November 2, 2016

Tony Robbins has gotten a lot of phone calls over the years. When people call seeking his help, the reasons can range from the stress of professional sports to defeating the inner dialogue that feeds suicidal thoughts. Robbins says in order to help people, he has to have an understanding of human needs—and what allows…

TED Talks: ‘The Beauty of Being a Misfit’

By TED | October 19, 2016

Lidia Yuknavitch, a writer and self-proclaimed misfit, once lost the potential of a book deal by simply remaining silent. She had just won a literary contest and met with famous authors and editors, a prize full of possibilities—but it was the feeling of not quite fitting into their world that caused her to stumble over…

Practice Confident Body Language with ‘Power Posing’

By TED | October 5, 2016

Social psychologist Amy Cuddy says body language has the power to influence life’s biggest moments. Who gets hired, who gets promoted or who gets asked on a date can all be determined by what kind of energy the body pushes out—and this happens before a person can walk over to say hello. Fortunately, anyone can…

TEDx Talks: ‘The 3 A’s of Awesome’

By TED | September 21, 2016

Neil Pasricha, creator of 1000AwesomeThings.com, is originally from Canada, where he grew up in a neighborhood with nearby schools and hospitals and homes powered by electricity—something his parents didn’t have as children. Before he and his sister were born, his parents traveled from Kenya and India to settle near Toronto in the late ‘60s—a move…

TEDx Talks: ‘Programming Your Mind For Success’

By TED | August 31, 2016

Carrie Green, founder of the Female Entrepreneur Association, once allowed herself to succumb to the negative thoughts in her mind. She would talk herself out of achieving of her goals, and whenever she thought of a great idea, her limiting thoughts held her in place. But on her journey to create an incredible life, she…