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The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more. You're welcome to link to or embed these videos, forward them to others and share these ideas with people you know. TED's videos may be used for non-commercial purposes under a Creative Commons License, Attribution–Non Commercial–No Derivatives (or the CC BY – NC – ND 4.0 International) and in accordance with our TED Talks Usage Policy: https://www.ted.com/about/our-organization/our-policies-terms/ted-talks-usage-policy. For more information on using TED for commercial purposes (e.g. employee learning, in a film or online course), please submit a Media Request at https://media-requests.ted.com

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Tim Urban: Inside the mind of a master procrastinator | TED

Tim Urban: Inside the mind of a master procrastinator | TED

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Tim Urban delves into the psychology of procrastination and how it affects people's lives, discussing his personal struggles and broader implications.

How to speak so that people want to listen | Julian Treasure | TED

How to speak so that people want to listen | Julian Treasure | TED

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The video discusses the significance of the human voice, common speaking sins, and how to speak effectively to make an impact.

Robert Waldinger: What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness | TED

Robert Waldinger: What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness | TED

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A comprehensive examination of what constitutes a fulfilling life based on a 75-year longitudinal study.

Do schools kill creativity? | Sir Ken Robinson | TED

Do schools kill creativity? | Sir Ken Robinson | TED

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The speaker discusses the importance of creativity in education and the need to embrace a new concept of human capacity to prepare children for the future.

The power of vulnerability | Brené Brown | TED

The power of vulnerability | Brené Brown | TED

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A detailed exploration of vulnerability and how embracing it can lead to a more fulfilling life.

How to stay calm when you know you'll be stressed | Daniel Levitin | TED

How to stay calm when you know you'll be stressed | Daniel Levitin | TED

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The speaker discusses the pre-mortem concept and its application to everyday life and medical decision-making to prevent disasters.

The power of introverts | Susan Cain | TED

The power of introverts | Susan Cain | TED

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A detailed exploration of the value of introversion in a society that favors extroversion.

Grit: the power of passion and perseverance | Angela Lee Duckworth

Grit: the power of passion and perseverance | Angela Lee Duckworth

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The speaker discusses the concept of 'grit' and its role in success, based on her experiences as a teacher and a psychologist, and her research into various challenging settings.

The puzzle of motivation | Dan Pink | TED

The puzzle of motivation | Dan Pink | TED

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A deep dive into how traditional incentives like rewards and punishments can sometimes hinder performance and creativity, suggesting a new approach based on intrinsic motivation.

The secrets of learning a new language | Lýdia Machová | TED

The secrets of learning a new language | Lýdia Machová | TED

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The video explores the techniques and secrets of polyglots in learning multiple languages efficiently and enjoyably.

The Next Global Superpower Isn't Who You Think | Ian Bremmer | TED

The Next Global Superpower Isn't Who You Think | Ian Bremmer | TED

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The video discusses the shift in global power dynamics and the emergence of a new digital order dominated by technology companies.

What I learned from 100 days of rejection | Jia Jiang | TED

What I learned from 100 days of rejection | Jia Jiang | TED

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A personal journey of overcoming fear of rejection by embracing it and turning it into an opportunity for personal growth and success.

All it takes is 10 mindful minutes | Andy Puddicombe | TED

All it takes is 10 mindful minutes | Andy Puddicombe | TED

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The speaker discusses the hectic nature of modern life, the need for mindfulness, and the benefits of meditation.

How to Make Learning as Addictive as Social Media | Luis Von Ahn | TED

How to Make Learning as Addictive as Social Media | Luis Von Ahn | TED

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Luis von Ahn discusses how Duolingo provides equal access to language education using engaging techniques similar to social media and games.

Give yourself permission to be creative | Ethan Hawke | TED

Give yourself permission to be creative | Ethan Hawke | TED

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The speaker discusses the importance of creativity, self-expression, and knowing oneself, sharing personal stories and insights.

The clues to a great story | Andrew Stanton | TED

The clues to a great story | Andrew Stanton | TED

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A detailed exploration of storytelling, exemplified through a joke, insights on storytelling techniques, and personal anecdotes.

The danger of silence | Clint Smith | TED

The danger of silence | Clint Smith | TED

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The speaker discusses the importance of breaking the silence on issues of discrimination and injustice, using personal experiences and classroom principles to illustrate the power of speaking one's truth.

The brain benefits of deep sleep -- and how to get more of it |  Dan Gartenberg

The brain benefits of deep sleep -- and how to get more of it | Dan Gartenberg

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The video explores how sound can be used to improve the quality and efficiency of sleep, potentially boosting health and well-being.

The Single Most Important Parenting Strategy | Becky Kennedy | TED

The Single Most Important Parenting Strategy | Becky Kennedy | TED

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The video discusses the importance of repair in relationships, focusing on parent-child dynamics, and how it can shape a child's self-perception and future adult relationships.

How AI Could Empower Any Business | Andrew Ng | TED

How AI Could Empower Any Business | Andrew Ng | TED

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The speaker discusses the importance of democratizing AI to unlock its benefits for society, drawing parallels with the rise of literacy.

Computing a theory of everything | Stephen Wolfram

Computing a theory of everything | Stephen Wolfram

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The speaker presents the idea of computation as a fundamental, transformative concept and discusses his projects, including Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha, which leverage computation to innovate and understand our universe.

The Exciting, Perilous Journey Toward AGI | Ilya Sutskever | TED

The Exciting, Perilous Journey Toward AGI | Ilya Sutskever | TED

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The video discusses the current progress, future impact, and ethical considerations of Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) development.

What Is an AI Anyway? | Mustafa Suleyman | TED

What Is an AI Anyway? | Mustafa Suleyman | TED

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The speaker shares his vision for AI's future and the metaphor of AI as a new digital species, reflecting on its evolution, potential impact, and ethical considerations.

Paul Zak: Trust, morality - and oxytocin

Paul Zak: Trust, morality - and oxytocin

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The speaker, intrigued by human morality, identifies oxytocin as the 'moral molecule' influencing trust and prosocial behaviors.

The Problem With Being “Too Nice” at Work | Tessa West | TED

The Problem With Being “Too Nice” at Work | Tessa West | TED

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A detailed exploration of how anxious niceness manifests in social interactions and its consequences.

Why AI Will Spark Exponential Economic Growth | Cathie Wood | TED

Why AI Will Spark Exponential Economic Growth | Cathie Wood | TED

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A detailed examination of the current technological revolution, its historical context, growth dynamics, potential economic impact, and implications for the future.

We've stopped trusting institutions and started trusting strangers | Rachel Botsman

We've stopped trusting institutions and started trusting strangers | Rachel Botsman

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An in-depth exploration of how trust has evolved from local to institutional and is now entering a distributed phase with technology playing a key role.

How to Keep AI Under Control | Max Tegmark | TED

How to Keep AI Under Control | Max Tegmark | TED

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The speaker reflects on the underestimated pace of AI development toward superintelligence and emphasizes the necessity of provably safe AI systems.

5 Lessons on Happiness — from Pop Fame to Poisonous Snakes | Mike Posner | TED

5 Lessons on Happiness — from Pop Fame to Poisonous Snakes | Mike Posner | TED

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Mike Posner shares his journey of walking across America, the challenges he faced, and the life lessons he learned.

4 Tips to Future-Proof Your Career | The Way We Work, a TED series

4 Tips to Future-Proof Your Career | The Way We Work, a TED series

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Dr. Michelle Weise discusses strategies for individuals to adapt to a future where frequent career transitions will be the norm.

How AI Can Help You Turn an Idea Into the Next Great App | Amjad Masad | TED

How AI Can Help You Turn an Idea Into the Next Great App | Amjad Masad | TED

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The speaker narrates their journey from a child fascinated by computers to an entrepreneur harnessing AI to democratize software creation, aiming to empower a billion software creators.

How to Live With Fire | Oral McGuire | TED

How to Live With Fire | Oral McGuire | TED

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The speaker shares insights into the deep cultural and personal connections with fire, the devastating impacts of wildfires, and the practices of traditional fire management.

Want to Succeed in Business? Find a Problem to Solve | Anthony Tan and Amane Dannouni | TED

Want to Succeed in Business? Find a Problem to Solve | Anthony Tan and Amane Dannouni | TED

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A detailed conversation with Anthony Tan, CEO and cofounder of Grab, discussing the company's inception, growth, and impact-driven business model.