Here are a few of our favorite TED Talks; short, brilliant journeys into the truly amazing insights from thought leaders around the world.

Once you’ve enjoyed these, make sure you explore our ever-expanding collection

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Secrets to the “Happiness Advantage” at Work

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Want to be happier at work? Solid science predicts we actually control 90% of our happiness and only 10% is related to our circumstances! Today, Shawn Anchor tells us how to nurture the “happiness advantage” in our work and home. Amazing!

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10 minutes

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The Wild Potential of Embracing Our Limitations

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What if embraced our limitations? What possibilities might we discover if we just owned them and let them force us to get creative. We might actually find possibilities we would never have discovered. Take a look at how remarkable this mindset can be!

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Rewilding: How Wolves Radically Change Rivers

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Author George Monbiot has coined a new term – “rewilding” – which may be the key to finding balance with the natural world. You won’t believe the dramatic improvements that nature can manage for itself, once key species are reintroduced. Fascinating!

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17 minutes

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Karen Thompson: What Fear Can Teach Us!

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DON’T MISS THIS hidden gem! If you are turning your back on all the fear and malice in the news media these days, this TED Talk is a really fun and “game-changing” insight! We use it almost every day.

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17 minutes

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Painting in a Pool of Milk?

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From the earliest cave paintings, humanity has been refining the artistic impulse by experimentation and in today’s article, Alexa Meade takes innovation to another level.

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22 minutes

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Paul Nicklen’s “Tales of an Ice-bound Wonderland”

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Astonishing stories and very funny!.. National Geographic’s Paul Nicklen, has quite a story from swimming with a particularly “caring” arctic leopard seal for 3 days!

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21 minutes

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What Optical Illusions Tell Us About “Reality”

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Take a break for something truly jaw-dropping and enormously fun. Here’s one of the best interactive TED Talks you’ll ever see!

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9 minutes

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Hilarious James Veitch: Scamming an Email Scammer!

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What would happen if you replied to an email scam in your inbox? Comedian James Veitch decided one day to find out. The story that ensues is very funny and revealing!

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11 minutes

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It Can All Change In An Instant

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Ric Elias was on board “the Miracle of the Hudson,” the US Airways flight that was set to crash before a heroic safe landing by Captain Sully. Learn what went through Elias’ mind as the doomed plane went down in the icy water.

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15 minutes

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Living Beyond Expectations: Daniel Kish

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Despite not having eyes, Daniel Kish has taught himself to “see” with a human “eco-location” and he is teaching others. His story is a remarkable testament to what happens when we never get the memo about things that are “impossible” and instead make what we have work for us!

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11 minutes

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The Magic of the Washing Machine

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After seeing this TED Talk you will never look at your washing machine in the same way again! It’s time we celebrated this amazing technology!

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14 minutes

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How Paper Tools will Change the World

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When it comes to innovations that will change the world, shouldn’t we consider how many hands will have access to them? Check out this brilliant TED Talk from Manu Prakash, one of the remarkable brains behind the paper technologies of the future that will revolutionize how we think about science!

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20 minutes

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Aimee Mullins’ 12 Pairs of Legs

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Aimee Mullins became an athletic phenomenon in 1996 when she smashed several world records as the fastest human being, yet she has no legs. Is she “disabled”?

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12 minutes

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Gratitude and Wonder with Louie Schwartzberg

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Photographer Louie Schwartzberg brings us all to a place of breath-taking beauty, wonder and hope with his TED Talk, remarkable images and the words of wise ones, young and old. This TED Talk leaves us with a sigh and a smile every time we revisit it.

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23 minutes

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Monica Lewinsky Can Teach Us a Lot

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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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16 minutes

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Do Schools Kill Creativity?

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Have you ever watched the TED Talk with the most views in history: 33 million? There’s a reason this one is on top. Great fun and a subject that can expand every single one of us, no matter our age.

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19 minutes

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The Best Stats You’ve Ever Seen

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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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17 minutes

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OK Go: How to FIND Your Next Great Idea!

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OK Go – arguably the most wildly creative force in music videos – can teach us all a lot about getting to our next great idea. Turns out most of us have been going about things backward!

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23 minutes

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Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

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Could you be limiting your own potential with something as subtle as body language? Turns out that your body language tells others who you are, and that could be a lot different than who you want to be!

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19 minutes

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DARPA: Removing the Fear of Failure

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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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29 minutes

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A Wish to Change the World (With JR)

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Heroes, politicians, and scientists take risks to change the world, right? See how youth and creativity can with street artist JR, 2011’s TED Prize winner!

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14 minutes

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Rats Becoming Our Heroes?

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What potential are we missing by ignoring the “untouchable” things? Let’s start with the amazing abilities of rats to save millions of lives! Really!

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10 minutes

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Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests Are a New Form of Life

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Today, take a look at where fun can be found: at the amazing intersection of science and design, featuring designer Theo Jansen’s incredible “Strandbeests” and a short TED Talk!

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15 minutes

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Guerrilla Gardener Takes on South Central LA

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Meet Ron Finley; an amazing fellow who’s come up with a better idea than battling over turf. How about using “turf” in a very old way! Take a look!

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14 minutes

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Is Happiness Truly Our End Goal?

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Most of us are running around looking to hold on to this thing called happiness, but these seem to be fleeting moments. Should we be focusing on something else instead? Listen to writer Emily Esfahani Smith’s eye opening insight in her TED Talk!

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9 minutes

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Save the Shoes! (Don’t Wait to be a Hero!)

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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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17 minutes

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What if We Could Avoid the Perils of a Single Story?

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Recently I’ve been catching myself and others drawing huge conclusions from a single, compelling story. Sound familiar? Let an amazing TED speaker point us in a better, richer direction!

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