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Thought-provoking videos about life and being human, with ideas from business leaders, psychologists and researchers speaking onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.

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Thought-provoking videos about life and being human, with ideas from business leaders, psychologists and researchers speaking onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.

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    Is remote work better than being in the office? It's complicated | Mark Mortensen

    Is remote work better than being in the office? It's complicated | Mark Mortensen

    Opinions about remote work are plentiful and conflicting -- but what does the research say? Organizational design expert Mark Mortensen identifies the challenges of navigating the hybrid work debate and shares three conversation topics every workplace should explore as people change the way they show up on the job.

    • 7 min
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    4 ways to make hybrid work better for everyone | Tsedal Neeley

    4 ways to make hybrid work better for everyone | Tsedal Neeley

    How can we rethink hybrid work so it brings out the best in both in-person and distributed employees? Leadership expert Tsedal Neeley shares the changes that we need to make in order to create workplaces that actually work -- no matter where you're located.

    • 4 min
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    The surprising psychology behind your urge to break the rules | Paul Bloom

    The surprising psychology behind your urge to break the rules | Paul Bloom

    We all experience it: that desire to do something wrong just for the sake of it. Whether it's walking on manicured grass or sticking your finger in a friend's ice cream, psychologist Paul Bloom invites us to see the clever, creative and beautiful side of these minor impulses to do bad. He dives into the psychology behind this all-too-human condition -- and proposes that it helps make our world a little more unpredictable and fun.

    • 10 min
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    Demystifying the wild world of crypto | Laura Shin

    Demystifying the wild world of crypto | Laura Shin

    Is crypto truly the next big thing, or is it just a money-sucking flash in the pan? In a wide-ranging interview, journalist Laura Shin explains what crypto is (and what it definitely isn't), taking us through the most recent turns in its constantly evolving story -- including the recent meltdown caused by the bankruptcy of FTX. (This conversation, hosted by TED tech curator Simone Ross, was part of an exclusive TED Membership event on November 30, 2022. Visit ted.com/membership to become a TED Member.)

    • 56 min
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    How to tackle the stigma of living with HIV | Gareth Thomas

    How to tackle the stigma of living with HIV | Gareth Thomas

    After his HIV diagnosis, former pro rugby player Gareth Thomas set out on a mission to tackle the stigma and shame that prevent people from getting the testing and care they need. In this empowering talk, Thomas shares his mission to demystify and redefine what it means to live with HIV -- and shares how each of us can normalize conversations around all vilified conditions.

    • 10 min
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    The truth about faking orgasms | Karen Gurney

    The truth about faking orgasms | Karen Gurney

    Whose pleasure is prioritized during sex, and why? Psychosexologist Karen Gurney explains how a lack of equal pleasure in the bedroom actually reflects broader gender inequality in society -- and asks you to reconsider what dynamics are at play, even behind closed doors.

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
690 Ratings

690 Ratings

Opps1000 ,

Powerful Stuff

After listening to a few discussions. I was thoroughly hooked. But, the "Call to Men" is the taping that moved me the most. Every male (young & old) should view that discussion.

EVErMah ,

Demystifying crypto

The episode was so bad and the quality of the speech was so low, the speaker was not focused at all and it gave you vertigo on was she was talking

Hunter_abraham ,

Content is based on pure personal opinions

I’m not sure if Ted Talk just means an opinion of someone ‘qualified’ but the content here is not researched and based on opinions and insufficient material to the title itself. I listened to a talk on why there’s no Native American restaurants, his speech covered: because the government ‘white-washed’ the Indians. I’m sure there have been processes like this in the past to convert Natives to their colonizers standard of life but this doesn’t answer the question. There are still lots of Native American culture still alive, the govt didn’t completely destroy everything as the claim is. It was motivating the listeners to use the nature in a respectful way, which is nice and then stole all the applause for politically trendy words about “The Wall” and use of profanity. Very interesting as to what type of crowd is attracted by such an event.

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