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TED.com is one of the most inspiring places you can find on the web and the articles below feature some of our absolute favorite talks from them! Once you’ve enjoyed these, make sure you click the button below to explore our ever expanding collection! 

TED Talks on EWC

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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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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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! I use it almost every day.

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18 minutes

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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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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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18 minutes

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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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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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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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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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17 minutes

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Sam Berns and His Happiness Secrets

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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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29 minutes

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DARPA: Removing the Fear of Failure

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As you may know, DARPA is one of the leading research and innovation centers in the world. Researcher Regina Dugan explains what happens when the fear of failure is removed from the equation there. Are you holding back on something wonderful, for fear of failure? You won’t be after seeing today’s featured TED Talk.

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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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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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15 minutes

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A Life Beyond Expectations

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Despite not having eyes, Daniel Kish has taught himself to see and is teaching others. He began breaking down barriers of expectation at an early age and his story is a remarkable testament to what happens when we look at the world with possibility.

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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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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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23 minutes

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What if trash pick-up was annual?

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What if you could save money, time, your conscience, and fit your entire year’s worth of trash in a mason jar! This is surprisingly very doable!

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9 minutes

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Rita Pierson was a Champion for Every Kid

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Enjoy an inspiring, funny and remarkable talk about the education that every one of us wishes we had. What a wonderful insight! Take a look…

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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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9 minutes

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Simple Ideas Lead to Discovery

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Mythbusting aside, Adam Savage is a great storyteller. Take 8 minutes for him to prove how a simple idea can change the world!

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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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