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5 Easy Steps to Accessing More Happiness and Boosting Your Success

Kathy Caprino | Posted 02.03.2014 | Women
Kathy Caprino

The three greatest predictors of happiness are optimism (the belief your behavior will eventually matter), social connection, and how we perceive stress (as a challenge or as a threat). If we want to raise happiness we need to make both mindset and behavior shifts.

My Cancer Baptism by Fire

Dan Duffy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

I may have a background in radio, but I've never given a long speech or a talk in my entire life. This was not the place where I had ever envisioned giving one, let alone giving my first one ever.

Pausing to Reflect -- Veterans Day

Mike Montgomery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

Monday is Veterans Day. It's a day of rest for some, a day of work for others, and a day of reflection for many.

5 Reasons Why Most Life and Business Coaches Fail

Jairek Robbins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Jairek Robbins

Regardless of what "type" of coach they are, there are some very similar patterns that you see in the ones who are unbelievably successful and clearly defined patterns in the ones you see that are struggling immensely.

You Don't Need More Motivation

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

When we say we need more motivation, we are looking for a reason that will get us to act. And yet, I contend, we usually have plenty of reasons for taking action. We know what we want to do and why we want to do it. And yet we still don't act.

Fear, Failure and Being a Real Man

Gerit Quealy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Gerit Quealy

Jimmie Briggs stepped forward into the light yesterday, and brought all the souls in that room with him. We learned what is it to be a real man. What it is to be women. What it is to lead, to collaborate, to support.

Don't Become a Survivor: 8 Resilience Behaviors That Help You Move Beyond Trauma

Kathy Caprino | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Kathy Caprino

When you can hold life's so-called imperfections in that light, you'll find that what makes you magnificent is everything you've previously believed is wrong with you.

Things Aren't Always What They Seem

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 12.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

It turned out that we found a much bigger house, with more light, a beautiful backyard, in a great location -- for less money than we had been paying. The need to move, which initially had seemed like such terrible news, turned into a very positive thing for us.

How Cancer Saved My Life

Dan Duffy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

So while I curse cancer with every fiber of my being, this is the one and only time that I will ever say, "Thank you, cancer. Thank you for motivating me to get off my couch to kick your rectum sideways. 'Preciate you."

Maximize Your Distraction: 3 Criteria for Wasting Time on the Web

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

It would be great to go cold turkey, but the reality is most of us are going to continue grabbing for our devices. But at least we can be somewhat intentional. Think of these like a nicotine patch. You're not giving up your drug. You're weaning yourself off it with a different delivery system.

The TEDx Talk You'll Never See

Shawn Ahmed | Posted 11.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Shawn Ahmed

The lack of LGBT rights in Bangladesh has less to do with religious conservatism and more to do with an intransigence among the Bangladeshi LGBT community when it comes to even wanting such rights. This reality and the reasons behind it were to be the focus of a TEDx talk I was to give this month.

Blackberry's Woes and Lessons for Value Migration

Michael G. Jacobides | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Michael G. Jacobides

The recent news that Blackberry is "exploring options," possibly including a sale of the business, underlines a significant transformation in our competitive landscape.

Why Do a TED Talk, Anyway?

Darden Smith | Posted 10.13.2013 | Arts
Darden Smith

It's all about what happens before you walk out onto the stage. In a way, the most important audience for my talk, the place where it had the most impact for change, wasn't out there in the crowded room. It was right here, in me.

What's the Best Thing You've Spent Money On? TED.

Quora | Posted 10.06.2013 | GPS for the Soul

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Amy Robinson, idea machine TED. I spent every penny I had (and then some) getting to a TED C...

My Beef With TED Talks: Too Much Talk, Too Little Action

Gregoris Kalai | Posted 09.18.2013 | College
Gregoris Kalai

The TED movement stands at the intersection of technology, innovation and education. It has gotten the world's attention but for the most part, it has been focused on talking about changing the world.

What If We Already Knew How to Tackle Some of America's Thorniest Problems?

Jeff Bradach | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics
Jeff Bradach

Do you wish we knew a way to improve the health of at-risk mothers, and make it likelier that their kids will be safe at home and ready to succeed when they enter school?

Travel The World, Change Your Life

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.18.2013 | Travel

You never need a reason to travel, right? But if you've ever questioned the merits of traveling, Robin Esrock will convince you to get out and explore...

Want to Help Someone? Shut Up and Listen!

Getrude Matshe | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
Getrude Matshe

Last year, I watched a TEDx video by Ernesto Sirolli called "Want to help someone? Shut up and listen! ", it was filmed in Christchurch, New Zealand s...

The Hero's Leadership Journey

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

I am fascinated by this topic because I see the hero's journey as the same journey many of us face in our ascent up the leadership ladder.

How Successful People Handle Rejection

Alex Pattakos | Posted 07.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Alex Pattakos

It takes courage to know who we are and what we stand for. It takes courage to act from the core of our own being -- our core essence. Learning how to deal effectively with rejection strengthens our sense of self and builds our resilience when confronting life's challenges.

Shannon Galpin To Speak At Upcoming TEDx Mile High

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.16.2013 | Denver

TEDxMileHigh, the independent local TED event that showcases innovative Coloradans, announced the first batch of speakers for their June 2013 event th...

It All STEMs From a Big Idea

Julie Kantor | Posted 07.10.2013 | Business
Julie Kantor

I am still on cloud nine after attending the TEDx Rock Creek Park Conference last week titled 'The Hero's Journey.'

Ali "No Problem" Almarrany, Yemen's Inspiration Media Miracle

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.02.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Try getting on TV if you're telegenic with an instinct for news. Try again if you lost an eye as a poverty-stricken child from Yemen where even your r...

IBM, Ritz-Carlton and Yum! Brands Empower Front Line Employees... Do You?

George Bradt | Posted 06.29.2013 | Business
George Bradt

The strongest leaders get that it's not about them. It's about the others. Whether you call them "first followers" or "front line," leadership is about inspiring and enabling others to do their absolute best together to realize a meaningful and rewarding shared purpose.

Reply to Chris Anderson, TED and the TED Community: We're Halfway There, But...

Deepak Chopra | Posted 06.19.2013 | Media
Deepak Chopra

TED has invited religious leaders to speak, but that's not at issue. The "fusion of science and spirituality" that you warned against in your guidelines is the issue.