Ted Talks

Why Giving Money to the Homeless Will Change You

Sara Sheridan | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Sheridan

I walk past beggars all the time. I decided I would take out £100 - a small but not insignificant amount of money to me - and that I would give it away to 20 people at £5 a time. I wanted to see how it would make me feel - if it would change me.

What TED Taught Me About Myself

Lynne Parker | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Comedy
Lynne Parker

I am not alone. A New York Times survey in 1984 placed death third in a list of people's biggest fears. The first two were walking into a room full of strangers and speaking in public. So the whole TED phenomena taps into our inner fears and, as somebody who sends people o

Monica Lewinksy Was The Surprise Hit Of TED 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Tech

Public shaming is a fact of life on the internet - but does it have to be? Jon Ronson’s recent book on the subject shone a devastating light on what...

Five Tips for Happiness... From the Experts

Jonathan Young | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Young

I have spent a lot of time in the last few years trying to understand what happiness means for me. I am definitely not an expert, and my girlfriend will (correctly) tell you that I don't always practise what I preach. But as I've gone along, I've come across a handful of recurring and inspiring themes.

Everything Happens For A Reason -You Decide What That Reason Is

Jojo Furnival | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

From the moment we arrive on this earth, we're looking for answers. "What does that do? ... What does this mean? Why are you doing that?" How often, though, do we get satisfactory, or even honest, answers?

There's No Place Like Home...

Sophie Bauer | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Bauer

I have always dreaded the question "Where are you from?" For me there are only two options. I can um and ah and seem horrendously self-obsessed. Alternatively I can spare myself the hassle and just go for the easiest, least controversial option: I'm from Birmingham. What a copout...

Why Are There No TED Talks on 'Home'?

Matt Hutchinson | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Tech
Matt Hutchinson

Home affects every single one of us, every day, at every stage of our lives, wherever and however we live. What can be more important than that?

A Lesson in Disruption at TEDx Teen

Micky Larosse | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Micky Larosse

The first generation to be younger than the internet is also the first generation that truly knows how to harness technology to shape the world the way they want it to be: personal, authentic, thoughtful, open and compassionate. I for one know the future is in safe hands.

Is Our Key to Happiness Unlocking Who We Spiritually Are?

Tony Lobl | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

That refusal arms us with the all-important key to unlock the gates of self-preoccupation and open our hearts to the health-giving joy of loving - and living - who it is we spiritually are.

Can You 'Nudge' People to Lead Greener Lifestyles?

Trewin Restorick | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Politics
Trewin Restorick

Timely, personalised messages have considerable success in changing behaviour... people are paying taxes on time, less are missing court appearances, more are donating organs and more are avoiding visits from the bailiffs.

Behind the Scenes at TEDx Houses of Parliament

Alastair Macartney | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alastair Macartney

Because TED talks are so short, every sentence must count. The normal fillers, the waffle, the um's and the ah's all have to be erased. There's no time for them. The message has to be crystal clear, refined. Every single word that is uttered must add value...

This Robot Can Do Magic

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK Tech

Robots can do all kinds of stuff these days. Now they can do magic too. Well, maybe. This video of regular TED talker and magician Marco Tempest ap...

Scarce, Expensive, Bad: Why Entrepreneurs Should Love Monopolies

Damian Kimmelman | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Kimmelman

Next time you're in your local pharmacy, take a detour to the men's shaving aisle. When you get there, scan the shelves in front of you. You'll see high-gloss packaging, lots of "Fusion" and "Turbo" and "Mach" brands. It's almost like you're in the Formula 1 pit lane, isn't it? The choice seems abundant.

Feeling the Fear of Public Speaking

Christina Robert | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Robert

I don't know how many of you have dabbled in self-help, but there is a niggling inconsistency to the general message of 'heal thyself' that has always thrown me. Is the pathway to fulfilment reached by following my bliss - or - by feeling the fear and doing it anyway?

The Importance of Mentoring: Listen, Share and Enjoy

Victoria Fox | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK
Victoria Fox

When I started out in business I was very lucky to work with someone who listened to me, shared their knowledge and skills, and basically helped my working experience become an enjoyable one. In short, this colleague was my mentor. A mentor can be anyone who helps you grow by sharing their knowledge with you, offering advice, and being genuinely concerned about you and your success.

Magic Tricks On An iPod. Better Than It Sounds...

Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Tech

Sure they can carry thousands of tunes, your favourite TV shows a host of other apps but link three iPods together with some fancy multi-screen techno...

Eating Noodles With Nobel Prize Winners: Why You Should Start a TEDx

Michael Metcalf | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK
Michael Metcalf

The thing that strikes me the most about this project is how empowering it is to all involved. You couldn't imagine another event where a frustrated call-centre worker would have the chance to have dinner with the physicist who announced the discovery of the Higgs Boson.

Propaganda: An Idea Worth Spreading?

Rohini Bajekal | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK
Rohini Bajekal

At the talk, Trevor Beattie, responsible for French Connection's notorious FCUK advertising campaigns, remarked that the secret to success is being constantly curious, "we should be childlike but not childish and in a constant state of wonderment."

My TED Talk

Nimrod Kamer | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Tech
Nimrod Kamer

TED Talks are the only credible way to express one's innovative ideas and youthemisms. I was thrilled when approached by the TED© corporation to speak about my s**t, for once.

'Learning Is Looking At A Google Page'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK

Politicians are scared of fixing education, says Professor Sugata Mitra. When things go wrong, they think it can be fixed by doing things like "in the...

The Insecurity of Beauty

Laura Schnittger | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Schnittger

Model Cameron Russel just recently created a Ted talk, where what she explained was pretty predictable compared to the way she appeared like. She sho...

Sheryl Sandberg, Success, and Sport

Dessislava Bell | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dessislava Bell

If women want to find strength within themselves to project the confidence that men do, they can begin with the lessons other parts of life have already taught them about excelling. One of the best sources of such lessons is something that we're all familiar with: sport. Sport teaches confidence, decisiveness, problem-solving, and strategic thinking skills.

'The Ones Who Do' Greece Faces the Spirit of Action at the TEDxAthens

Katerina Zherebtsova | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Tech
Katerina Zherebtsova

TEDxAthens this November, took the format even further by focusing on 'The Ones Who Do'. The theme seemed entirely appropriate, given the country's current lack of belief in the system and in the future. "Our choice of topic is not only local but urgent: we need to turn thought into action today", one of the organisers Dimitris Kalavros comments.

WATCH: The Onion Talks Spoofs Social Media Experts

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK Comedy

Ha! Remember The Onion Talks - in which the very funny people at The Onion spoof the very worthy and serious TED Talks? Well, they've just done anothe...

Brené Brown on Vulnerability

Tina Bernstein | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Tina Bernstein

In the summer of 2010 I was sent a Ted talk given by Brené Brown entitled: the power of vulnerability, which became a viral hit (to date it's been watched over six million times). Having been a ted talk fan for 5 years, I heard many inspirational talks but this one really hit the spot for me.