TED Talks feature motivational speakers of all kinds. Here are some of the thought leaders we have found the most inspiring!

The world can feel overwhelming, but these uplifting TED Talks will leave you ready to take on the day. From inspired talks about happiness to celebrating vulnerability, there is plenty to celebrate!

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Sam Berns and His Happiness Secrets

17 minutes

[ Curators' Best ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Have you heard 17 year old, Sam Berns' secrets to a happy life? I watch this TED Talk periodically as a refresher course, no matter how busy I am - and maybe because of that. See why!
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DARPA: Removing the Fear of Failure

19 minutes

[ Innovation ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

What would our lives look like if we could shake our fear of failure? What would you try tomorrow if failure wasn't a bad thing? Enter: DARPA, a place we might find a new mindset! Take a look at the TED Talk by Regina Dugan and become a better you!
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The Best Stats You’ve Ever Seen

19 minutes

[ Business ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Despite what the negative 24-hour news cycle tells us, it turns out that the world is NOT actually going to hell in a handbasket! Things are getting better and there's solid data to prove it! Learn more in today's feature.
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Save the Shoes! (Don’t Wait to be a Hero!)

9 minutes

[ Education Enrichment ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

After years of dreaming of heroics, firefighter Mark Bezos rushed into a burning house... to save shoes? And you can too! Find out what we mean in today's feature.
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Making Struggle and Vulnerability a Good Thing!

38 minutes

[ Business ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

What could possibly be good about Struggle and Vulnerability? Don't we spend every waking moment trying to avoid them both!? Turns out there are some amazingly valuable things to celebrate about both!
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Monica Lewinsky Can Teach Us a Lot

23 minutes

[ Education ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

If shame and fear were only minor players in the news media, we'd be looking at blank screens about 90% of the time. Monica Lewinsky has some really important insights on this. We were blown away by this TED Talk.
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Do You Have a Creative Genius?

20 minutes

[ Art ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

What is creativity? Is our modern way of thinking about it wong? It's hard to put a finger on inspiration, but author Elizabeth Gilbert thinks that the answer to our creative woes might require turning to the past for answers. Check out her incredible TED Talk!
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Discovering Hope When Things Seem Hopeless

14 minutes

[ Happiness & Hope ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

How can we change our mindsets and find hope when all seems hopeless? This amazing TED Talk from Peta Murchinson might open your eyes to see the light once again.
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99 Problems and Palsy is Just One of Them

12 minutes

[ Happiness & Hope ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

It's easy to get bogged down by things that threaten to hold us back. But today we introduce you to a woman who's found both humor and grit in a unique perspective on taking things as they come. Take a look!
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