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The art of misdirection | Apollo Robbins 8:48
The art of misdirection | Apollo Robbins
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Published: 4 year ago
Hailed as the greatest pickpocket in the world, Apollo Robbins studies the quirks of human behavior as he steals your watch. In a hilarious demonstration, Robbins samples the buffet of the TEDGlobal 2...
The agony of trying to unsubscribe | James Veitch 7:41
The agony of trying to unsubscribe | James Veitch
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Published: 12 month ago
It happens to all of us: you unsubscribe from an unwanted marketing email, and a few days later another message from the same company pops up in your inbox. Comedian James Veitch turned this frustrati...
This is what happens when you reply to spam email | James Veitch 9:49
This is what happens when you reply to spam email | James Veitch
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Published: 2 year ago
Suspicious emails: unclaimed insurance bonds, diamond-encrusted safe deposit boxes, close friends marooned in a foreign country. They pop up in our inboxes, and standard procedure is to delete on sigh...
Inside the mind of a master procrastinator | Tim Urban 14:4
Inside the mind of a master procrastinator | Tim Urban
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Published: 1 year ago
Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn't make sense, but he's never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In this hilarious and insightful talk, Urban t...
10 ways to have a better conversation | Celeste Headlee 11:45
10 ways to have a better conversation | Celeste Headlee
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Published: 2 year ago
When your job hinges on how well you talk to people, you learn a lot about how to have conversations — and that most of us don't converse very well. Celeste Headlee has worked as a radio host for de...
What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness | Robert Waldinger 12:47
What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness | Robert Waldinger
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Published: 2 year ago
What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken. As the director of 75-ye...
Grit: the power of passion and perseverance | Angela Lee Duckworth 6:13
Grit: the power of passion and perseverance | Angela Lee Duckworth
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Published: 4 year ago
Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn't the only thing separating the...
Reggie Watts disorients you in the most entertaining way 9:44
Reggie Watts disorients you in the most entertaining way
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Published: 5 year ago
http://www.ted.com Reggie Watts' beats defy boxes. Unplug your logic board and watch as he blends poetry and crosses musical genres in this larger-than-life performance. TEDTalks is a daily video pod...
How to speak so that people want to listen | Julian Treasure 9:59
How to speak so that people want to listen | Julian Treasure
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Published: 3 year ago
Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Here's Julian Treasure to help you fix that. As the sound expert demonstrates some useful vocal exercises and shares tips on how to spe...
Secrets of success in 8 words, 3 minutes | Richard St. John 3:47
Secrets of success in 8 words, 3 minutes | Richard St. John
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Published: 11 year ago
http://www.ted.com Why do people succeed? Is it because they're smart, or are they just lucky? Analyst Richard St. John condenses years of interviews into an unmissable 3-minute presentation on the r...
Every kid needs a champion | Rita Pierson 7:49
Every kid needs a champion | Rita Pierson
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Published: 4 year ago
Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people they don't like.'" A rousing call to educators to be...
The power of vulnerability | Brené Brown 20:50
The power of vulnerability | Brené Brown
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Published: 7 year ago
http://www.ted.com Brené Brown studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent...
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"To This Day" ... for the bullied and beautiful | Shane Koyczan
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Published: 5 year ago
By turn hilarious and haunting, poet Shane Koyczan puts his finger on the pulse of what it's like to be young and ... different. "To This Day," his spoken-word poem about bullying, captivated millions...
Looks aren't everything. Believe me, I'm a model. | Cameron Russell 9:38
Looks aren't everything. Believe me, I'm a model. | Cameron Russell
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Published: 5 year ago
Cameron Russell admits she won "a genetic lottery": she's tall, pretty and an underwear model. But don't judge her by her looks. In this fearless talk, she takes a wry look at the industry that had he...
A simple way to break a bad habit | Judson Brewer 9:25
A simple way to break a bad habit | Judson Brewer
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Published: 2 year ago
Can we break bad habits by being more curious about them? Psychiatrist Judson Brewer studies the relationship between mindfulness and addiction — from smoking to overeating to all those other things...
The magic of Fibonacci numbers | Arthur Benjamin 6:25
The magic of Fibonacci numbers | Arthur Benjamin
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Published: 4 year ago
Math is logical, functional and just ... awesome. Mathemagician Arthur Benjamin explores hidden properties of that weird and wonderful set of numbers, the Fibonacci series. (And reminds you that mathe...
How to control someone else's arm with your brain | Greg Gage 5:53
How to control someone else's arm with your brain | Greg Gage
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Published: 2 year ago
Greg Gage is on a mission to make brain science accessible to all. In this fun, kind of creepy demo, the neuroscientist and TED Senior Fellow uses a simple, inexpensive DIY kit to take away the free w...
Thoughts on humanity, fame and love | Shah Rukh Khan 17:52
Thoughts on humanity, fame and love | Shah Rukh Khan
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Published: 4 month ago
"I sell dreams, and I peddle love to millions of people," says Shah Rukh Khan, Bollywood's biggest star. In this charming, funny talk, Khan traces the arc of his life, showcases a few of his famous da...
Learning from dirty jobs | Mike Rowe 20:4
Learning from dirty jobs | Mike Rowe
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Published: 9 year ago
http://www.ted.com Mike Rowe the host of "Dirty Jobs," tells some compelling (and horrifying) real-life job stories. Listen for his insights and observations about the nature of hard work, and how its...
Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong | Johann Hari 14:43
Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong | Johann Hari
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Published: 2 year ago
What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle ...