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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...
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: 2 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...
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: 5 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...
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...
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: 4 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: 5 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 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...
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...
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...
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...
The single biggest reason why startups succeed | Bill Gross 6:41
The single biggest reason why startups succeed | Bill Gross
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Published: 3 year ago
Bill Gross has founded a lot of startups, and incubated many others — and he got curious about why some succeeded and others failed. So he gathered data from hundreds of companies, his own and other...
How to gain control of your free time | Laura Vanderkam 11:55
How to gain control of your free time | Laura Vanderkam
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Published: 1 year ago
There are 168 hours in each week. How do we find time for what matters most? Time management expert Laura Vanderkam studies how busy people spend their lives, and she's discovered that many of us dras...
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: 3 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 ...
Mark Bezos: A life lesson from a volunteer firefighter 4:41
Mark Bezos: A life lesson from a volunteer firefighter
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Published: 7 year ago
http://www.ted.com Volunteer firefighter Mark Bezos tells a story of an act of heroism that didn't go quite as expected -- but that taught him a big lesson: Don't wait to be a hero. TEDTalks is a dai...
All it takes is 10 mindful minutes | Andy Puddicombe 9:25
All it takes is 10 mindful minutes | Andy Puddicombe
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Published: 5 year ago
When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe describes the transformative power of doing just that: ...
5 ways to listen better | Julian Treasure 7:51
5 ways to listen better | Julian Treasure
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Published: 7 year ago
http://www.ted.com In our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure, "We are losing our listening." In this short, fascinating talk, Treasure shares five ways to re-tune your ears for...
The power of introverts | Susan Cain 19:5
The power of introverts | Susan Cain
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Published: 6 year ago
http://www.ted.com In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, in...