Julian Treasure: How to speak so that people want to listen

In this useful talk, the sound expert demonstrates the how-to's of powerful speaking — from some handy vocal exercises to tips on how to speak with empathy. A talk that might help the world sound more beautiful.

Simon Sinek: Why good leaders make you feel safe

What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety — especially in an uneven economy — means taking on big respo

Daniel Gilbert: The psychology of your future self

The Psychology of Your Future Self and How Your Present Illusions Hinder Your Future Happiness- “Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they’re finished.

Susan Cain: The power of introverts

In a culture where being social and outgoing are celebrated, it can be difficult to be an introvert. Susan Cain argues introverts bring extraordinary talents to the world, and should be celebrated.

Can we, as adults, grow new neurons? Neuroscientist Sandrine Thuret says that we can, and she offers research and practical advice on how we can help our brains better perform neurogenesis—improving mood, increasing memory formation and preventing the decline associated with aging along the way.

Can we, as adults, grow new neurons? Neuroscientist Sandrine Thuret says that we can, and she offers research and practical advice on how we can help our brains better perform.

David Steindl-Rast: Want to be happy? Be grateful | TED Talk | TED.com

Benedictine monk David Steindl-Rast on slowing down, looking where you're going and being grateful.

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life.

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, the director of a study on adult development, Waldinger shares three important lessons learned from the study on how to build a fulfilling, long life.

Chris Hadfield: What I learned from going blind in space | TED Talk | TED.com

What I learned from going blind in space. Retired colonel Chris Hadfield paints a vivid portrait of how to be prepared for the worst in space (and life) — and it starts with walking into a spider’s web. Watch for a special space-y performance.

Young-ha Kim: Be an artist, right now!

Why do we ever stop playing and creating? With charm and humor, celebrated Korean author Young-ha Kim invokes the world's greatest artists to urge you to unleash your inner child -- the artist who wanted to play forever. (Filmed at TEDxSeoul.

Kathryn Schulz: On being wrong | TED Talk | TED.com

TED Talk Subtitles and Transcript: Most of us will do anything to avoid being wrong. But what if we're wrong about that? "Wrongologist" Kathryn Schulz makes a compelling case for not just admitting but embracing our fallibility.

Matthieu Ricard: How to let altruism be your guide | TED Talk | TED.com

Last week, our friends at the Rubin Museum of Art hosted a conversation between TED Talk curator Chris Anderson and social researcher…

There are people who can quickly memorize lists of thousands of numbers, the order of all the cards in a deck (or ten!), and much more. Science writer Joshua Foer describes the technique -- called the memory palace -- and shows off its most remarkable feature: anyone can learn how to use it, including him.

Science writer Joshua Foer describes the technique — called the memory palace — and shows off its most remarkable feature: anyone can learn how to use it, including him.

Jane Goodall: What separates us from chimpanzees?

Jane Goodall hasn't found the missing link, but she's come closer than nearly anyone else. The primatologist says the only real difference between humans and chimps is our sophisticated language. She urges us to start using it to change the world.

Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend

It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case.

Ron Gutman: The hidden power of smiling | TED Talk | TED.com

Ron Gutman: The hidden power of smiling - short and sweet, such a simple thing.to just smile

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