We oversimplify dying. When we imagine how and where we may die we envision, on the one hand, being tubed and wired every which way in an ICU or, on the other hand, laying in a pillowed bed with birds chirping, the dog or cat nestled close, and a harp playing.
This was a great year at TED for all kinds of mind-bending talks -- here are six that raised the roof -- will update when more TED talks become available. Which talks did you enjoy? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter.
As I near graduation, I've noticed my peers and I suddenly have a checklist of criteria our first job has to fit. It must be financially successful, intellectually stimulating, something we are "passionate" about, and a benefit to society.
By ourselves we can make a ripple in the pond and a difference in the world, but as TEDx legend Simon Sinek noted in his inspiring keynote at #Ulticonnect, "together we are remarkable."
"In 1998, I lost my reputation and my dignity... I lost my sense of self," Lewinsky explained. "When this happened to me, 17 years ago, there was no name for it. Now we call it cyber-bullying."
Forget about your "boundaries," there are no limits, only those that you created in your head. You don't need them anymore. But if you give up on yourself, you will become a prisoner in your own life suffering from all those missed opportunities that were in front of you, that you should have just had the courage to realize.
So, if the description of a single dress -- a still image -- can be so polarizing, what does this say about eyewitness identification and memory of an event that likely occurred in a traumatic situation?
What makes a successful TED talk? Here at the Science of People we endeavored to find out. Why do some TED talks rack up millions of views, change lives and are talked about everywhere?
These sorts of discussions -- what is the fastest, tallest, biggest, shortest -- must occur all the time in the 81,400 pubs across the country while people were having a pint. With this in mind, he decided to create a book listing all these superlatives.
Dancing raisins want to teach the rest of us about a good night's sleep. Why this hairdresser thinks everyone needs a perm.
We live in an age where the trifecta of job happiness -- inspiring work, engaging environment and potential for growth -- is on the upswing in the entertainment business, and particularly in the Broadway community.
I'm halfway into my first Kickstarter campaign for my latest book, and it's kind of kicking my ass, but in that worthwhile, good-for-you-in-the-long-run, Mr. Miyagi-to-the-Karate Kid kind of way.
Climate change is a problem with a natural system so no wonder that climate change is generally still viewed as a problem which affects other people but rarely yourself when we live so disconnected from nature.
I decided to take a couple days to revisit hobbies I love (because there are more kinds of love than just the romantic kind), like blogging on a more consistent basis than I have for the past six months. So, if you ever feel stressed or like you're in a rut, or even if you're just flat out bored, check out some of these amazing TEDTalks for inspiration!
Times are great for the Broadway industry today, and I want to keep it that way. And if you ask me how we do that? I believe that a focus on diversifying our workplace, our audience and our belief systems is the best insurance policy we can possibly get.
Oh, yes, it's true. Sad, twisted, and slightly demonic, but true. Just in time for both Valentine's Day and the much-anticipated release of the Fifty Shades movie, the Vermont Teddy Bear Company has come out with a Fifty Shades of Grey Bear.