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The best teams have this secret weapon | Adam Grant
The best teams have this secret weapon | Adam Grant
Big stars might get all the attention, but they're not the reason a team succeeds. Organizational psychologist (and host of TED's podcast WorkLife) Adam Grant explains how the real stars -- on the court or at the office -- have one surprising trait in common. Subscribe to WorkLife with Adam Grant: https://ApplePodcasts.com/WorkLife. In this series...
Comics belong in the classroom | Gene Luen Yang
Comics belong in the classroom | Gene Luen Yang
Comic books and graphic novels belong in every teacher's toolkit, says cartoonist and educator Gene Luen Yang. Set against the backdrop of his own witty, colorful drawings, Yang explores the history of comics in American education -- and reveals some unexpected insights about their potential for helping kids learn. Check out more TED Talks: http:/...
How to start a conversation about suicide | Jeremy Forbes
How to start a conversation about suicide | Jeremy Forbes
Is there someone in your life dealing with anxiety, depression or thoughts of suicide -- but is too ashamed to talk about it? Jeremy Forbes saw this happening around him, and now he's on a mission to teach people how to start a conversation about it. In this deeply personal talk, Forbes shares his approach to helping a group of traditionally silent...
How to turn a group of strangers into a team | Amy Edmondson
How to turn a group of strangers into a team | Amy Edmondson
Business school professor Amy Edmondson studies "teaming," where people come together quickly (and often temporarily) to solve new, urgent or unusual problems. Recalling stories of teamwork on the fly, such as the incredible rescue of 33 miners trapped half a mile underground in Chile in 2010, Edmondson shares the elements needed to turn a group of...
How I made friends with reality | Emily Levine
How I made friends with reality | Emily Levine
With her signature wit and wisdom, Emily Levine meets her ultimate challenge as a comedian/philosopher: she makes dying funny. In this personal talk, she takes us on her journey to make friends with reality -- and peace with death. Life is an enormous gift, Levine says: "You enrich it as best you can, and then you give it back." Check out more TED...
The shocking danger of mountaintop removal -- and why it must end | Michael Hendryx
The shocking danger of mountaintop removal -- and why it must end | Michael Hendryx
Research investigator Michael Hendryx studies mountaintop removal, an explosive type of surface coal mining used in Appalachia that comes with unexpected health hazards. In this data-packed talk, Hendryx presents his research and tells the story of the pushback he's received from the coal industry, advocating for the ethical obligation scientists h...
What it's like to be the child of immigrants | Michael Rain
What it's like to be the child of immigrants | Michael Rain
Michael Rain is on a mission to tell the stories of first-generation immigrants, who have strong ties both to the countries they grew up in and their countries of origin. In a personal talk, he breaks down the mischaracterizations and limited narratives of immigrants and shares the stories of the worlds they belong to. "We're walking melting pots o...
Where joy hides and how to find it | Ingrid Fetell Lee
Where joy hides and how to find it | Ingrid Fetell Lee
Cherry blossoms and rainbows, bubbles and googly eyes: Why do some things seem to create such universal joy? In this captivating talk, Ingrid Fetell Lee reveals the surprisingly tangible roots of joy and shows how we all can find -- and create -- more of it in the world around us. Check out more TED Talks: http://www.ted.com The TED Talks channel...
"You Found Me" | Helen Gillet
Cellist and singer Helen Gillet mixes her classical training, New Orleans-based jazz roots and free improvisational skills to perform her own eclectic music. In a powerful, melodious performance, she plays her song "You Found Me." Check out more TED Talks: http://www.ted.com The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the ...
Why fascism is so tempting -- and how your data could power it | Yuval Noah Harari
Why fascism is so tempting -- and how your data could power it | Yuval Noah Harari
In a profound talk about technology and power, author and historian Yuval Noah Harari explains the important difference between fascism and nationalism -- and what the consolidation of our data means for the future of democracy. Appearing as a hologram live from Tel Aviv, Harari warns that the greatest danger that now faces liberal democracy is tha...