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Curiosity Conversations: A Chat with Harry Baker, The Sunshine Kid

Erin Smith | Posted 06.21.2016 | Impact
Erin Smith

Harry Baker is a world champion slam poet, author and TED speaker, with a knack for occasional rap battles. This combination results in a light distin...

Daily Meditation: Spark Creativity

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.10.2016 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

How #BlackGirlMagic Can Help Change The World

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.02.2016 | Black Voices

Yelitsa Jean-Charles is a successful young black woman who is busy showing the incredible influence black women can have on each other, and on the wor...

Daily Meditation: The Hero's Journey

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.31.2016 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

4 Expert Tips For Getting Over Your Fear Of Public Speaking

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business

If there's anyone who knows a thing or two about public speaking, it's Chris Anderson, the head of TED Talks and author of TED Talks: The Official TED...

How To Give A TED Talk: An Insiders Guide.

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.10.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Chris Anderson is a brit. Smart, cerebral, and a bit shy actually. Which is why his journey as the head of TED makes for extraordinary reading. His th...

6 Things Every Lazy Artist Needs to Realize

Michael McNair | Posted 05.02.2016 | Comedy
Michael McNair

After having dinner with a friend, I feel compelled to write this article in order to make other artists aware of the constant challenges that continu...

The Moment Casey Gerald Realized The Importance Of Doubt

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 03.15.2016 | Religion

In a recent powerful TED Talk, writer and business leader Casey Gerald used the metaphor of his experiences with his childhood faith to talk about the...

The Ted Talk That Had Me in Tears and Saying YES to More Play...

Sarah Gibbons | Posted 02.26.2016 | Women
Sarah Gibbons

I couldn't agree more with Shonda Rhimes, the more I give myself permission to play, the more I feel like myself, which is the ultimate goal, isn't it? To live and experience the truth of who we're here to become with grace and ease.

How to Uncover a Military Conspiracy

Joshua Kors | Posted 02.24.2016 | Politics
Joshua Kors

Soon after I began reporting on the military, I uncovered something quite disturbing: that thousands of our wounded soldiers are being discharged from the military not for their injuries but for "personality disorder."

Why Being Eaten by Mushrooms Is the Best Way to Die

Pierce Nahigyan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Green
Pierce Nahigyan

There are a number of routes to the great beyond: burial, cremation, cement stockings. Given the options, and what you'll leave behind, devoured by mushrooms might be the most sensible way to go.

Drinking Whiskey With Henry, a Quadriplegic: How Technology Is Changing Lives and Breaking Down Barriers

Elizabeth Gore | Posted 12.22.2015 | Technology
Elizabeth Gore

When we think about technology this holiday season, we need to be thinking beyond our next tablet, smartphone and laptop purchase. Let's think about mind-blowing technologies that are really saving and improving life for people who need it most.

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

Jonathan Li | Posted 11.23.2015 | 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.

How to Get a TEDTalk

Simon Tam | Posted 11.17.2015 | Business
Simon Tam

Desire is not enough. Passion is not enough. You have to take initiative, give to others, and prepare yourself for a yes. That's the pitch- and that's how you get a TED talk.

Don't Do These 7 Things When Getting on TEDx Talks

Jonathan Li | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business
Jonathan Li

You want to speak at TED, share your message and make a difference, and grow your business. There are some terrible mistakes you must avoid in order to be successful. If you make these mistakes, you will never get on TED talks. Worse, you may waste time and lose clients.

Daily Meditation: The Final Frontier

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.14.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

'Where Are You Really From?': This TED Talk Helps You Answer

Sharanya Haridas | Posted 10.07.2015 | Impact
Sharanya Haridas

"What are we really seeking, though, when we ask where someone comes from? And what are we really seeing when we hear an answer?" enquires Taiye Selasi, who is tired of being referred to as "multinational."

How to Reignite Your Personal Power and Branding

Ellevate | Posted 09.04.2015 | Women

Have you thought about reinventing yourself and about reigniting your personal branding? If so, what are the challenges that keep you from acting upon your dreams? How can you break through and achieve success?

What Happened When One Poet Embraced Radical 'Self-Love'

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 08.13.2015 | Black Voices

If time travel were possible, poet Caira Lee would visit her 15-year-old self. Lee would commend her on her courage and honesty. She would tell her t...

Maria Hinojosa On Why She Felt 'Invisible' Growing Up Latina In U.S.

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.24.2015 | Latino Voices

Latinos lack serious representation in the mainstream media, and there is data that proves it. But no survey or report can articulate the impact not b...

In a World Built for Extroverts, What's an Introvert to Do?

Marina Peña | Posted 07.10.2016 | College
Marina Peña

From Albert Einstein to Hollywood actress Emma Watson, introverts have influenced American society in a myriad of significant ways. But schools and work spaces across the United States continue to favor the needs of extroverts over those of introverts.

7 Essential Tips to Prepare for a TED Talk

Simon Tam | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business
Simon Tam

As I am getting ready to present my fifth TEDx talk, I wanted to share some of the best practices I've learned along the way on preparing for a TED talk. Of course, these are just general ideas that work for public speaking as well.

Astoria Characters: The Be-Positive Being

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.12.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Fast and furious, the rain falls. Brianna Mercado, wearing a shirt the color of sunshine, is intently watching it through the living room window. There's not a tear in her eyes. In fact, there's a serene smile on her face.

Ali Watkins

The CIA Hosted A Secret TED Talk On Transparency | Ali Watkins | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The TED speaker series, known for short, dynamic talks on science and culture, is no stranger to Washington, D.C., routinely holding pub...

A Man in Wolf's Clothing

Aimee Heckel | Posted 06.17.2015 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

My husband doesn't even like wolves. He doesn't actively hate them, but he's impartial. It doesn't matter. His feelings on the subject are irrelevant. Wolves like him, and they have become a part of his identity, whether he likes it or not.