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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 pa...

'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...

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 articul...

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

Marina Peña | Posted 07.20.2015 | 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 06.09.2015 | 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 05.18.2015 | 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.

How Burlesque Helped Me Love My Body -- And All Bodies

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.07.2015 | Women

"We are on the edge of a brave new world of body love and acceptance." That's the good news burlesque performer Lillian Bustle shared in her TEDxJe...

How Many of These TED Talks From the '80s Do You Remember?

Melissa Sher | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Melissa Sher

Dancing raisins want to teach the rest of us about a good night's sleep. Why this hairdresser thinks everyone needs a perm.

Everything You Need To Know About Sounding Smart During A TED Talk

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.16.2015 | Comedy

He may not be saying much of anything, but his delivery is spot-on. Will Stephen, a performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade, put together a -- l...

What We Talk About When We Talk About Gender

Joselyn DiPetta | Posted 02.22.2015 | Women
Joselyn DiPetta

Often when we talk about gender equality what we really mean is women's rights, empowerment and opportunities. What we don't talk about is the role that men can play in enabling greater equality and the benefits that accrue to men as a result.

Fake it 'Til You Make it Is for Cheaters and Wimps: 7 Habits to Create Real Change Using Aikido & Martial Arts Principles

Susan Harrow | Posted 01.23.2015 | Business
Susan Harrow

Instead of faking it 'til you make it, consider the advice of the late musician Jeff Buckley who said, "Be awake enough to see where you are at any given time and how that is beautiful and has poetry inside even in places you hate."

The Art of Asking: Amanda Palmer Opens Her Heart to the World

Holly Cara Price | Posted 01.13.2015 | Books
Holly Cara Price

Palmer has, not to put too fine a point on it, ripped open her chest and exposed her heart for all to see.

How to Land a TEDx Talk

Ashley Stahl | Posted 01.02.2015 | Impact
Ashley Stahl

When I stepped onstage at TEDxBerkeley, the bright lights momentarily blinded me from seeing the audience of 2,000. Like so many other people, I had dreamed of this opportunity for years but wasn't sure if it would ever become a reality.

You're Not Supposed To Be Here

Ben Thomas | Posted 10.26.2014 | TED Weekends
Ben Thomas

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWe hear so much about respecting boundaries that we tend to forget there's a world of difference between violating them and simply testing them. Every breakthrough -- whether in science, in art or in a one-on-one relationship -- involves crossing a boundary. And not all boundaries are as hard to cross as they seem.

The Evolution Of The Modern Day Tool

Gil Laroya | Posted 10.26.2014 | TED Weekends
Gil Laroya

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgIf the device works and works well, is there really a need to make it look nice? Technology has a new edge in today's products -- not only do they have to work, but they also have to make us look good using them.

From Disabled To Super-Abled: Redefining What It Means To Be Physically Challenged And Human

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.25.2014 | TED Weekends
Dr. Jim Taylor

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgAll of a sudden, being disabled is akin to taking performance-enhancing drugs. We able-bodied people have gone from sympathetic to threatened by these supposedly less-able athletes.

Regardless Of Ability, Beauty Is An Advantage

Tony Phillips | Posted 10.25.2014 | TED Weekends
Tony Phillips

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWe esteem nothing as highly as appearance, and, in a society that judges on the most superficial terms, finding a woman beautiful in fake legs is not growth; it's logic.

WATCH: What Is A 'Sexy Body'? This Remarkable Model's Photos Are Redefining That Answer

TEDTalks | Posted 10.22.2014 | TED Weekends

What if you could choose body parts like you choose a pair of shoes? And what if these prosthetics could help you do new things and express new parts of yourself? Aimee Mullins shares what she calls the poetry of prosthetics.