❛Hannah Fry❜ 2014: The mathematics of love • "Finding the right mate is no cakewalk – but is it even mathematically likely? In a charming talk, mathematician Hannah Fry shows patterns in how we look for love, and gives her top three tips (verified by math!) for finding that special someone."
TED Playlist: 11 must-see TED Talks 1) Ken Robinson 2) David Gallo 3) Sarah Kay 4) Hans Rosling 5) Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 6) Hugh Herr 7) Brené Brown 8) Bryan Stevenson 9) Alejandro Aravena 10) Amy Cuddy 11) David Christian
❛Andrew Solomon❜ TED2014: How the worst moments in our lives make us who we are • "Writer Andrew Solomon has spent his career telling stories of the hardships of others. Now he turns inward, bringing us into a childhood of adversity, while also spinning tales of the courageous people he's met in the years since. In a moving, heartfelt and at times downright funny talk, Solomon gives a powerful call to action to forge meaning from our biggest struggles."
❛Yves Morieux❜ TED@BCG San Francisco 2013: As work gets more complex, 6 rules to simplify • "Why do people feel so miserable and disengaged at work? Because today's businesses are increasingly and dizzyingly complex – and traditional pillars of management are obsolete, says Yves Morieux. So, he says, it falls to individual employees to navigate the rabbit's warren of interdependencies. In this energetic talk, Morieux offers six rules for 'smart simplicity.' (Rule One: Understand what your …"
❛Cristina Domenech❜ TEDxRiodelaPlata 2014: Poetry that frees the soul • "'It’s said that to be a poet, you have to go to hell and back.' Cristina Domenech teaches writing at an Argentinian prison, and she tells the moving story of helping incarcerated people express themselves, understand themselves — and glory in the freedom of language. Watch for a powerful reading from one of her students, an inmate, in front of an audience of 10,000. In Spanish with subtitles."
❛Joe Kowan❜ TED@State Street 2013: How I beat stage fright • "Humanity's fine-tuned sense of fear served us well as a young species, giving us laser focus to avoid being eaten by competing beasts. But it's less wonderful when that same visceral, body-hijacking sense of fear kicks in in front of 20 folk-music fans at a Tuesday night open-mic. Palms sweat, hands shake, vision blurs, and the brain says RUN: it's stage fright. In this charming, tuneful little talk, Joe Kowan talks about how he…
❛Deborah Gordon❜ TED2014: What ants teach us about the brain, cancer and the Internet • "Ecologist Deborah Gordon studies ants wherever she can find them — in the desert, in the tropics, in her kitchen ... In this fascinating talk, she explains her obsession with insects most of us would happily swat away without a second thought. She argues that ant life provides a useful model for learning about many other topics, including disease, technology and the human brain."
❛Kitra Cahana❜ TED2014: A glimpse of life on the road • "As a young girl, photojournalist and TED Fellow Kitra Cahana dreamed about running away from home to live freely on the road. Now as an adult and self-proclaimed vagabond, she follows modern nomads into their homes — boxcars, bus stops, parking lots, rest stop bathrooms — giving a glimpse into a culture on the margins."