Culture (9)

  • Want to be happy? Be grateful

    By: DAVID STEINDL-RAST

    Duration: 14:30

    Culture, Happiness

    Ted Brief : The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. An inspiring lesson in slowing down, looking where you’re going, and above all, being grateful.

  • Embracing otherness, embracing myself

    By: Thandie Newton

    Duration: 13:15

    Culture, Entertainment

    Ted Brief :Actor Thandie Newton tells the story of finding her "otherness" -- first, as a child growing up in two distinct cultures, and then as an actor playing with many different selves. A warm, wise talk, fresh from stage at TEDGlobal 2011.

  • How books can open your mind

    By: Lisa Bu

    Duration: 6:16

    Creativity, Culture, Entertainment

    Ted Brief : What happens when a dream you've held since childhood ... doesn't come true? As Lisa Bu adjusted to a new life in the United States, she turned to books to expand her mind and create a new path for herself. She shares her unique approach to reading in this lovely, personal talk about the magic of books.

  • Do schools kill creativity?

    By: Ken Robinson

    Duration: 19.22

    Creativity, Culture

    Ted Brief: Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

  • Why we do what we do

    By: Tony Robbins

    Duration: 21.42

    Business, Culture, Entertainment

    Ted Brief: Tony Robbins discusses the "invisible forces" that motivate everyone's actions -- and high-fives Al Gore in the front row.

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