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.

Articles by TED

TED Talks: ‘The Surprising Science of Happiness’

Tap into your ability to make the best of any situation.

February 8, 2017

TED Talks: ‘Keep Your Goals to Yourself’

'Understand that your mind mistakes the talking for the doing.'

February 1, 2017

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