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WATCH: Yo-Yo Champ Rocks Out

William Goodman | Posted 08.14.2013 | Weird News

You may think you've seen some pretty impressive yo-yoing in the course of your life. And while you're welcome to think that, you'd be wrong. Why? ...

The Magic of Mastery

Meghan Keener | Posted 07.15.2013 | TED Weekends
Meghan Keener

We all want to excel in certain areas of our lives, master our skills, and connect our passions with a larger purpose. By taking a closer look at the ingredients of mastery, maybe we can step more fully into our own unique potential -- and dazzle the masses just like BLACK.

Work as Play

Jonathan Appel, Ph.D. | Posted 07.13.2013 | TED Weekends
Jonathan Appel, Ph.D.

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWhat was I doing at a Buddhist temple in the middle of literally "no-where"? I was working. I was also playing. I was working in the sense that I was becoming more familiar with how Koreans practice Buddhism.

The 99 Cent Gift That Saved My Life

Candace Walsh | Posted 07.12.2013 | TED Weekends
Candace Walsh

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI never learned a single trick. I didn't gain friends by teaching others how to yo-yo. Instead, I forged tenuous, make-do friendships with other oddballs who still believed in the Easter Bunny, or punched my shoulder when we didn't agree -- who didn't feed my soul.

Only The Outcast Can Lead

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 07.12.2013 | TED Weekends
Dr. Gail Gross

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgFear of failure or already low self-esteem may further work to push those passions down to a forgotten place, where we try to tell ourselves they belong. The problem is that by attempting to silence our inner voice, we limit our true potential and our ability to lead full, happy lives.

WATCH: Whoa! That's A Big Yo-Yo

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Yo-yos might be toys for kids, but when you're dangling one off the side of a crane on a 65-foot rope, it's not child's play. Students at the Techn...

Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains: Shuffle Bored!

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

No matter what those dopey Twilight movies tell you, werewolves make lousy house pets. But someone else was morphing into a monster under last night's full moon as well...

Survivor: Heroes vs Villains: Banana Wars.

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Happy Shakespeare's Birthday everyone. Let's celebrate by talking about Survivor, which is exactly what Shakespeare would have written if only he had had no talent.

Ben McPhee Sets New Yo-Yo World Record (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Australian Ben McPhee has set a world record for the most yo-yos spinning at the same time - managing to hang 16 yo-yos off his fingers, hooks, and ev...

I'm a Yo-Yo, You're a Yo-Yo

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Finkle

In the spring, according to the time-worn adage, a young man's fancy turns to thoughts of love. Maybe because my young-man days are in the receding p...