Go with your gut feeling | Magnus Walker | TEDxUCLA

Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: Magnus Walker talks about his life journey of following his passion and going with his gut feeling which eventually led him to turning his dreams into his reality. TEDxUCLA was organized by UCLA Extension Visual Arts In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a…

Know your worth, and then ask for it | Casey Brown

Your boss probably isn’t paying you what you’re worth — instead, they’re paying you what they think you’re worth. Take the time to learn how to shape their thinking. Pricing consultant Casey Brown shares helpful stories and learnings that can help you better communicate your value and get paid for your excellence. The TED Talks…

Eric Berlow and Sean Gourley: Mapping ideas worth spreading

What do 24,000 ideas look like? Ecologist Eric Berlow and physicist Sean Gourley apply algorithms to the entire archive of TEDxTalks, taking us on a stimulating visual tour to show how ideas connect globally. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers…

Social Services Are Broken. How We Can Fix Them | Hilary Cottam | TED.com

When a family falls into crisis — and it sometimes happens, thanks to unemployment, drugs, bad relationships and bad luck — the social services system is supposed to step in and help them get back on track. As Hilary Cottam shows, in the UK a typical family in crisis can be eligible for services from…

The interspecies Internet? An idea in progress…

Apes, dolphins and elephants are animals with remarkable communication skills. Could the Internet be expanded to include sentient species like them? A new and developing idea from a panel of four great thinkers — dolphin researcher Diana Reiss, musician Peter Gabriel, internet of things visionary Neil Gershenfeld and Vint Cerf, one of the fathers of…

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

Visit to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. You’re not at your best when you’re stressed. In fact, your brain has evolved over millennia to release cortisol in stressful situations, inhibiting rational, logical thinking but potentially helping you survive, say, being attacked by a lion. Neuroscientist Daniel…

Inside the mind of a master procrastinator | Tim Urban

Visit to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. 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 takes us on a journey…

How to get back to work after a career break | Carol Fishman Cohen

If you’ve taken a career break and are now looking to return to the workforce, would you consider taking an internship? Career reentry expert Carol Fishman Cohen thinks you should. In this talk, hear about Cohen’s own experience as a 40-year-old intern, her work championing the success of “relaunchers” and how employers are changing how…

4 ways to make a city more walkable | Jeff Speck

Freedom from cars, freedom from sprawl, freedom to walk your city! City planner Jeff Speck shares his “general theory of walkability” — four planning principles to transform sprawling cities of six-lane highways and 600-foot blocks into safe, walkable oases full of bike lanes and tree-lined streets. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best…

Why giving away our wealth has been the most satisfying thing we’ve done… | Bill and Melinda Gates

n 1993, Bill and Melinda Gates—then engaged—took a walk on a beach in Zanzibar, and made a bold decision on how they would make sure that their wealth from Microsoft went back into society. In a conversation with Chris Anderson, the couple talks about their work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well…