Newest Talks

  1. Huang Hung How American and Chinese values shaped the coronavirus response
    How American and Chinese values shaped the coronavirus response
  2. Kade Crockford How face surveillance threatens your privacy and freedom
    How face surveillance threatens your privacy and freedom
  3. Rob Cooke The cost of work stress -- and how to reduce it
    The cost of work stress -- and how to reduce it

Little-known big history

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  1. The beauty of what we'll never know
  2. Imaging at a trillion frames per second
  3. How China is (and isn't) fighting pollution and climate change
  4. The dangerous evolution of HIV
  5. Our treatment of HIV has advanced. Why hasn't the stigma changed?
  6. Why 30 is not the new 20

Viruses & vaccines

  1. Which is better: Soap or hand sanitizer?
  2. How we must respond to the coronavirus pandemic
  3. How health workers are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic
  4. An ethical plan for ending the pandemic and restarting the economy
  5. How to make pandemics optional, not inevitable
  6. The quest for the coronavirus vaccine

Boost your team's productivity

  1. Are you an ideal team player?
  2. First step to collaboration? Don't be so defensive!
  3. 3 ways to measure your adaptability -- and how to improve it
  4. How generational stereotypes hold us back at work
  5. How to find "flow" (and lose yourself in it)
  6. How to turn a group of strangers into a team

Explore playlists

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    How to sustain meaningful relationships (near and far)

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TED-Ed animations: Feed your curiosity

  1. What really happens to the plastic you throw away?
  2. Vultures: The acid-puking, plague-busting heroes of the ecosystem
  3. The wildly complex anatomy of a sneaker
  4. What if cracks in concrete could fix themselves?
  5. Underwater farms vs. climate change
  6. What would happen if every human suddenly disappeared?

Take a (smart) break

  1. Who was the world's first author?
  2. Adventures of an asteroid hunter
  3. How Romans flooded the Colosseum for sea battles
  4. Architectural secrets of the world's ancient wonders
  5. Why should you listen to Vivaldi's "Four Seasons"?
  6. Where did the Moon come from? A new theory

Brain thaw with TED Fellows

  1. The mental health benefits of storytelling for health care workers
  2. A historical musical that examines black identity in the 1901 World's Fair
  3. Why we need more (real) science in fiction
  4. What productive conflict can offer a workplace
  5. "Wahala" / "Make You No Forget" / "Best I Can"
  6. Creativity builds nations

Editors' picks

  1. What almost dying taught me about living
  2. My life as a work of art
  3. The profound power of an authentic apology
  4. 3 kinds of bias that shape your worldview
  5. Scientists must be free to learn, to speak and to challenge
  6. Mentalism, mind reading and the art of getting inside your head

How to deal with difficult emotions

  1. How grief helped me become a better caregiver
  2. Why we should all try therapy
  3. The benefits of expressing your emotions (constructively)
  4. How to connect with depressed friends
  5. Why we get mad -- and why it's healthy
  6. How to tame your wandering mind

Heard on TED Radio Hour

  1. You are not alone in your loneliness
  2. The secret to living longer may be your social life
  3. How cohousing can make us happier (and live longer)
  4. What almost dying taught me about living
  5. What vaccinating vampire bats can teach us about pandemics
  6. What reading slowly taught me about writing

About TED

TED is a nonpartisan nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics �?from science to business to global issues �?in more than 110 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.