Inspiring TED Talks

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We all need some inspiration from time to time and one of the best places to find inspiration on the internet is watching TED Talks. The following TED talks are some of the most popular presentations from the organization. From the science of happiness to finding your authentic voice, you’ll be inspired to do just about anything after watching some of these wonderful presentations.

What Makes a Good Life – Three important lessons on how to lead a fulfilling and long life.

The Thrilling Potential of SixthSense Technology – An onstage Q&A of Pranav Mistry’s SixthSense device and new, paradigm-shifting paper “laptop.”

The Danger of a Single Story – Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

How Great Leaders Inspire Action – Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership — starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers.

Why We Do What We Do – Tony Robbins discusses the “invisible forces” that motivate everyone’s actions.

The Surprising Science of Happiness – Dan Gilbert, author of “Stumbling on Happiness,” challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want. Our “psychological immune system” lets us feel truly happy even when things don’t go as planned.

Try Something New for 30 Days – Is there something you’ve always meant to do, wanted to do, but just … haven’t? Matt Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days. This short, lighthearted talk offers a neat way to think about setting and achieving goals.

The Power of Vulnerability – Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.

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