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Best Ted Talks

Exclusive: The Man Behind the Robot That Delivers a TEDx Talk

Jonathan Li | Posted 11.22.2016 | Technology
Jonathan Li

The humanoid robot avatar could help people communicate more effectively. In the future, we might see a event called TEDRobots, where people use robots with different looks and personalities to deliver talks.

7 Secrets to Speaking With Confidence

Jonathan Li | Posted 11.12.2016 | Business
Jonathan Li

Is there a shortcut to becoming a confident speaker? Oh yes!

Tadasana -- The Transformative Power Pose in Jail

Nancy Deville | Posted 08.18.2016 | Women
Nancy Deville

Teaching yoga in jail isn't just about giving the women exercise, it's about giving them tools to cope. That's why I always start with the hope that Tadasana brings.

10 Ways To Be 'Disruptive' In The Right Way

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 11.11.2014 | Teen

Being disruptive will almost certainly earn you a detention in high school, but being the right kind of disruptive might just earn you major success i...

The 1 Minute Blog. The 9-Year-Old and the Uzi Outcry.

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.28.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

If this country fears the proliferation of paramilitary police forces, it might want to consider our growing gun culture. The 9-year-old who accident...

The 1 Minute Blog. The Ice Bucket Challenge.

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.26.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

I was excited to accept the Ice Bucket Challenge in spirit, but I wasn't eager to feel the rush of chilled water overhead. That's when I had an epiph...

The 1 Minute Blog. Aftershocks.

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.24.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

With aftershocks of Sunday's 6.0 earthquake in the offing, those of us who live in Wine Country feel like we're walking a tightrope without a net. Th...

The 1 Minute Blog: Boy Flees War

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.24.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

The Eritrean said growing up in a war made him feel like he was a 30-year-old man when he just was 16. "War matures you," he told me.

The 1 Minute Blog: Graveyard Walk?

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.21.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

Norman Vincent Peale wrote about a doctor who gave his patient a peculiar prescription.

The 1 Minute Blog. Emotions Consuming You?

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.19.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

Lauren Anderson, a woman with one limb, has this advice: "Breathe deep and let the emotions pass. Once you calm down, you can deal with the situation ...

The 1 Minute Blog. Protesters and Looting.

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.17.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

The image of protesters in a cloud of tear gas made a photographer in Ferguson, Mo. feel like he was in Iraq or Beirut. Laurent Bryant, of the St. Lo...

The 1 Minute Blog. God's Architect.

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.14.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

Anthony Gaudi has been coined "God's Architect" because religious images appear in many of his works. Gaudi's most notable structure is the Sagrada Fa...

The 1 Minute Blog. Lauren Bacall, The Look,

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.13.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

"Lauren Bacall's confident, smoldering expression -- the down-turned face and up-turned eyes -- earned her the nickname The Look," CNN reported. When...

The One Minute Blog. Woody Allen's Magic.

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.11.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

Woody Allen is promoting his film "Magic in the Moonlight," but the 78-year old director has no comment when it comes to his personal problems. Last ...

The One Minute Blog - Tsunami's Gift

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.10.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

One girl miraculously found her way out of that statistic, but it took 10 years of her life, and some would argue, the grace of God.

The One Minute Blog. Nixon Tweets.

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.09.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

Nixon is immortal. Or so it seems.

The One Minute Blog: Kids Grieve, Too.

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.05.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

Listening to Christopher's story made me realize how hard it must be to grieve as a child. One day love feels permanent, and the next, it's completely uprooted.

The Boat People

Peg Melnik | Posted 09.30.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

My friend, Susan, has a great philosophy of life. On a morning walk, she explained her boat metaphor to me. Susan waved her hands slightly to imita...

This 17-Year-Old Lost His Life To A Rare Aging Disease, But We'll Never Forget His Lessons On Happiness

The Huffington Post | Megan Griffo | Posted 01.25.2014 | Good News

Sam Berns, a 17-year-old who became a well-known face of a rare premature aging disease called progeria, died Friday at home from complications of his...

The 22 Best TED Talks For Fitness, Health And Happiness Inspiration

Greatist | Posted 08.13.2013 | Healthy Living

If you have access to the Internet, you've likely seen one: We're talking about TED Talks. These live-recorded videos are inspirational life lesson...

Listen Up

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 09.18.2013 | Entertainment
Robert J. Elisberg

I came across this video from the wonderful TED online lecture series several years ago. I've returned to it often. The talk is given by the great Scottish percussionist Evelyn Glennie, whose work I like a great deal, particularly on the xylophone.

Defining Happiness

Erin Michelle Threlfall | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact
Erin Michelle Threlfall

I am grateful for the opportunities I have had to ponder these questions, and to find some answers in what seems like unlikely places.

A Stroke Of Insight

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 03.05.2013 | TED Weekends
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Dr. Taylor's neuroanatomy laboratory is at McLean Hospital, a psychiatric hospital that is part of Harvard Medical School, where for over a decade I was the hospital's medical director. I am proud to say I knew her then but left about the time her life was so profoundly changed.

WATCH: The 13 Most Popular TEDTalks

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 08.23.2012 | Technology

"Ideas worth spreading." That's how nonprofit TED (an acronym for technology, entertainment, and design) describes its mission. The organization is...

21 Amazing TED Talks You Have To Watch

The Huffington Post | Courteney Palis and Catharine Smith | Posted 02.28.2012 | Technology

This year's Technology, Entertainment and Design conference (TED2012) is underway at California's Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Presented by the ...