Recommended Videos (30)

  • What almost dying taught me about living



    Brief: "The hardest part of my cancer experience began once the cancer was gone," says author Suleika Jaouad. In this fierce, funny, wisdom-packed talk, she challenges us to think beyond the divide between "sick" and "well," asking: How do you begin again and find meaning after life is interrupted?

  • Ellen DeGeneres at Tulane’s 2009 Commencement Speech

    By: Ellen DeGeneres

    Duration: 09:30

    Personal Growth

    Brief: A humorous speech with some nice life lessons. Ellen says 'It was so important for me to lose everything because I found what the most important thing is. The most important thing is to be true to yourself'. 

  • Why we all need to practice emotional first aid

    By: By Guy Winch

    Duration: 17:25


    Ted Brief: We'll go to the doctor when we feel flu-ish or a nagging pain. So why don’t we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain: guilt, loss, loneliness? Too many of us deal with common psychological-health issues on our own, says Guy Winch. But we don’t have to. He makes a compelling case to practice emotional hygiene — taking care of our emotions, our minds, with the same diligence we take care of our bodies.

  • What really matters at the end of life

    By: By BJ Miller

    Duration: 19.07


    At the end of our lives, what do we most wish for? For many, it's simply comfort, respect, love. BJ Miller is a hospice and palliative medicine physician who thinks deeply about how to create a dignified, graceful end of life for his patients. Take the time to savor this moving talk, which asks big questions about how we think on death and honor life.

  • How to live before you die

    By: Steve Jobs

    Duration: 15:04

    Business, Creativity

    Ted Brief : At his Stanford University commencement speech, Steve Jobs, CEO and co-founder of Apple and Pixar, urges us to pursue our dreams and see the opportunities in life's setbacks -- including death itself.

  • Want to be happy? Be grateful


    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.

  • A new way to heal hearts without surgery


    Duration: 9:28


    Ted Brief : At the intersection of medical invention and indigenous culture, pediatric cardiologist Franz Freudenthal mends holes in the hearts of children across the world, using a device born from traditional Bolivian loom weaving. "The most complex problems in our time," he says, "can be solved with simple techniques, if we are able to dream."

  • If I should have a daughter…

    By: Sarah Kay

    Duration: 18:25


    Ted Brief : "If I should have a daughter, instead of Mom, she's gonna call me Point B ... " began spoken word poet Sarah Kay, in a talk that inspired two standing ovations at TED2011. She tells the story of her metamorphosis -- from a wide-eyed teenager soaking in verse at New York's Bowery Poetry Club to a teacher connecting kids with the power of self-expression through Project V.O.I.C.E. -- and gives two breathtaking performances of "B" and "Hiroshima."

  • The surprising thing I learned sailing solo around the world

    By: Dame Ellen MacArthur

    Duration: 16:47


    Ted Brief : What do you learn when you sail around the world on your own? When solo sailor Ellen MacArthur circled the globe – carrying everything she needed with her – she came back with new insight into the way the world works, as a place of interlocking cycles and finite resources, where the decisions we make today affect what's left for tomorrow. She proposes a bold new way to see the world's economic systems: not as linear, but as circular, where everything comes around.

  • 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.

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