Bitcoin: A buyer’s and seller’s guide | Bill Barhydt

New videos DAILY: Join Big Think Edge for exclusive video lessons from top thinkers and doers: ———————————————————————————- When it comes to Bitcoin it’s all about the long game, says Abra founder and CEO Bill Barhydt. Bitcoin is flexible because you can break it up into smaller divisions, called Satoshis. In 10 to 15 […]

Technology and the Future of Theatre | Sarah Ellis | TEDxLondonBusinessSchool

Art and technology are often seen as distinct disciplines. But combining them results in magic. Sarah Ellis, the Director of Digital Development at the Royal Shakespeare Company, teaches us how technology is reimagining the experience of theatre, taking it beyond the stage and into our living rooms. As an award-winning producer, Sarah Ellis currently works […]

(Slowly) Mending America’s Political Divide | Madeline Harris | TEDxYouth@CaliforniaHighSchool

With politics and social issues on the forefront of American headlines during the pandemic, Madeline Harris passionately advises against further dividing our country and instead calls for peace among a newfound wave of political animosity. Maddie Harris, a senior at California High School, is an intern at a nonprofit educational organization and is passionate about […]

The co-existence of pain and growth | Skultip (Jill) Sirikantraporn | TEDxBachDang

Emotional pain can feel so unbearable and so all-encompassing that when we are in the middle of it, it feels like the pain is the only thing we can feel to the point of being consumed and uncontrollably swept around by the whirlwind of it. However, stories after stories and studies after studies have shown […]

How bad data keeps us from good AI | Mainak Mazumdar

Visit to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. The future economy won’t be built by people and factories, but by algorithms and artificial intelligence, says data scientist Mainak Mazumdar. But what happens when these algorithms get trained on biased data? Drawing on examples from Shanghai to […]

Climate lessons we taught children but didn’t learn ourselves | Virginijus Sinkevičius | TEDxWarwick

Virginijus Sinkevičius is the EU Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries. He elaborates on the EU Green Deal efforts towards climate change while exploring the fundamental role the European recovery plan has in shaping the future of our economical and environmental state. Virginijus stresses the importance of sustainable investments by explaining the fundamental interconnection […]

Why stripping rights from migrants strips rights from everyone | Sangeetha Iengar | TEDxLondonWomen

Imagine waking up one day and having access to far fewer rights… Human rights barrister, Sangeetha Iengar, wants to take you on a journey into the messy, uncertain, rightsless space that migrants are condemned to. Our journey follows three human stories as they suffer the forcible removal of their rights. Through each protagonist, we discover […]

A concrete idea to reduce CO2 emissions | Karen Scrivener

Take action on climate change at Concrete is the second most-used substance on Earth (behind water), and it’s responsible for eight percent of the world’s carbon footprint. Cement researcher Karen Scrivener shares the research behind a pioneering new kind of cement known as LC3, which could slash carbon emissions from this crucial building material […]

Can broken glass build a clean future? | Nick Birbilis | TEDxCanberra

Dr Nick Birbilis shares his ideas for next-generation bio-inspired materials that will signal a new paradigm for future manufacturing. Nick is a materials designer, having developed several advanced alloys that are used in a range of engineering applications around the world. When not creating sparks in the lab, he is the Deputy Dean of Engineering […]

10 steps to boost your financial health — that you can do in a day | Your Money and Your Mind

You take vacation days, sick days and mental health days; now it’s time to add a financial health day to that list! What to do on it? Behavioral psychologist Wendy De La Rosa shares 10 simple steps you can take to spend less, save more — and stress less. Managing your money can feel scary […]

Why talking to your friends can help you save money | Your Money and Your Mind

What convinced British citizens to send in their taxes on time — and resulted in San Diego residents reducing their energy consumption? Learning that their neighbors were doing it. Behavioral psychologist Wendy De La Rosa shares the surprising power of our peers and how we can use it to improve our financial habits. Managing your […]

3 sneaky tactics that websites use to make you spend | Your Money and Your Mind

Online retailers resort to all kinds of strategies to separate you from your hard-earned money. Behavioral scientist Wendy De La Rosa names three tactics to look out for — and shares how you can keep yourself from falling for them. Managing your money can feel scary and complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. In […]

Is love an addiction? | Helen Fisher | Big Think

Is love an addiction? Watch the newest video from Big Think: Join Big Think Edge for exclusive videos: ———————————————————————————- Studies have shown that romantic love, while often positive, activates basic brain regions that are also triggered by cocaine addiction. Stalking, clinical depression, and even suicides have been attributed to love addictions. For better […]

A simple 2-step plan for saving more money | Your Money and Your Mind

Saving money is like working out or eating right — it’s easier said than done. Behavioral scientist Wendy De La Rosa streamlines the process with two quick tips that can help you achieve your goals. Managing your money can feel scary and complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. In this TED series, behavioral scientist […]

What makes for a “strong town”? | Chuck Marohn | TEDxMidAtlantic

Renowned urban planner and engineer Chuck Marohn offers some explanations for what makes a place great — and it’s not always flashy new developments. He argues that true strength comes from the kind of complex interactions that occur when people really care about a place, and which ultimately produce more in tax revenue than they […]

On vous embobine l’oreille ! | Elizabeth Anscutter | TEDxESTPParis

“On vous embobine l’oreille !”, nous met en garde Elizabeth… Et vous pouvez lui faire confiance car le pouvoir invisible de la musique sur l’atmosphère d’un film n’a aucun secret pour elle ! En effet, elle est compositrice de musique de film, conférencière et également Secrétaire Générale de l’Union des Compositeurs de Musique de Film […]

How vulnerability makes you a better leader | Tracy Young

Visit to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. As the founder of a startup, Tracy Young often worried that employees and investors valued male CEOs more — and that being a woman compromised her position as a leader. In this brave, personal talk, she gives an […]

LIVING Unreleased Successes | Lori Pelzer | TEDxTaraBlvd

Unreleased successes are places within where the dreams, goals, innovations, ingenuity, and unrealized potential reside. Unreleased successes are an undiscovered state; yet to be released out to the world. There is a process of discovering and searching within ourselves for more. In this very moment, each of us is standing in the middle of our […]

The Incredible Facets of Being: What Does It Mean To Be Human | Dr. Cindy Trimm | TEDxTaraBlvd

Like a person who puts together a puzzle, this talk pieces together subject-matter experts, philosophers, theologians, and poet’s perspectives on what it means to be human. Trained in Strategic Leadership at the prestigious Oxford University Saïd Business School and Corporate Governance at Harvard, Dr. Cindy Trimm is a former senator, sought-after thought leader, and widely […]

Technology can’t fix inequality — but training and opportunities could | ‘Gbenga Sesan

Visit to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. Centuries of inequality can’t be solved with access to technology alone — we need to connect people with training and support too, says tech inclusionist ‘Gbenga Sesan. Sharing the work behind the Paradigm Initiative, a social enterprise in […]

Defining values is one thing, living them is another | Aaron Hurst | Big Think

Defining values is one thing, living them is another Watch the newest video from Big Think: Join Big Think Edge for exclusive videos: ———————————————————————————- OVERVIEW Defining corporate values is increasingly important to organizations and society—which is why consulting firms are making millions of dollars helping organizations define their values. What we’re seeing consistently, […]

The 13th Amendment: Slavery is still legal under one condition

New videos DAILY: Join Big Think Edge for exclusive video lessons from top thinkers and doers: ———————————————————————————- The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolished slavery—but it still remains legal under one condition. The amendment reads: “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been […]

Why squiggly careers are better for everyone | Helen Tupper & Sarah Ellis | TEDxLondonWomen

Helen Tupper and Sarah Ellis met as ambitious students, keen to make their mark on the working world. Yet, after years of striving for promotions and pay rises, they realised that the traditional career ladder wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. In fact, it was holding them back from their true potential. Now, […]

Why we do not need elitism in education | Sol Gamsu | TEDxNewcastleCollege

The UK is famous for elite education. Mention education and the UK abroad and people will probably think of Oxford, Cambridge or the private schools that have educated many world leaders. But is this actually a good thing? Who benefits from an educational system which concentrates financial and cultural wealth into a handful of institutions? […]

5 Musical lessons of embracing entropy | Vishal Malik | TEDxIIMAhmedabad

Vishal Malik is a multifaceted corporate professional with almost 21 years of work experience with McKinsey & Company where he played six different roles. Besides having credible expertise in driving large scale change management and internal business transformation, Vishal is also a seasoned trainer and coach. With over 15 years of rich global experience in […]

How To Reinvent Public Speaking | George Andriopoulos | TEDxDerryLondonderry

A satirical look at the world of public speaking through the eyes of TEDx organizer and multi-time TEDx speaker, George Andriopoulos. George hypothesizes that the problem with public speaking is that a large amount of stages provide a platform for speakers to sell, which creates a precedent for the wrong kind of impact. Enter TEDx, […]

Language finds a way | Hannah Little | TEDxNewcastleCollege

What can science fiction teach us about the origins of human language? In this talk, Hannah will take us on a quick comedic tour of how humans might go about solving the seemingly impossible task of communicating with aliens, and what this sci-fi themed thought experiment can tell us about how language may have originally […]

Depression and anxiety: How inequality is driving the mental health crisis | Johann Hari

New videos DAILY: Join Big Think Edge for exclusive video lessons from top thinkers and doers: ———————————————————————————- Expressions like “feeling down” or “feeling low” are more literal than we think, says Lost Connections author Johann Hari. A 30-year field study of wild African baboons by the incredible Stanford University professor Robert Sapolsky has […]

My journey mapping the uncharted world | Tawanda Kanhema

Visit to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. Significant pieces of the globe are literally not on the map: they’re missing from the most widely used mapping platforms, like Google Street View, leaving communities neglected of vital services and humanitarian aid. In this globetrotting talk, photographer […]

The Psychological Momentum from Fitness | Umama Kibria | TEDxAlpharettaWomen

Have you ever dated yourself? Umama Kibria shares how this weekly investment into our wellness ecosystem fuels our mental, physical and social wellbeing. She vulnerably shares her story of transforming her life as a first-generation Bengali American entrepreneur using fitness to fight adversity. Implement her tactical strategies for dating yourself, creating movement, and finding a […]

Why we need to know #HowToMeToo | Naomi Seligman | TEDxAlpharettaWomen

Even seasoned warriors for social justice can struggle to come to terms with sexual abuse in their own lives. Naomi Seligman knows because she’s one of them. Three years after Harvey Weinstein’s exposure spawned the #MeToo movement, it’s time to adapt and expand our thinking about abusers and survivors and learn #HowToMeToo. That means not […]

3 ways to upgrade democracy for the 21st century | Max Rashbrooke

Visit to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. Democracy needs an update — one that respects and engages citizens by involving them in everyday political decisions, says writer and researcher Max Rashbrooke. He outlines three global success stories that could help move democratic systems forward and […]

Reimagining the Economy to Save the Climate | Andrew Steer | TEDxFoggyBottom

Dr. Steer showcases the current influence and changes of our world economy. “We are now ready for a change in a way that we were not before. We have a window of opportunity to break through that inertia.” Dr. Andrew Steer is the President and CEO of the World Resources Institute, a global research organization […]

Seeing With Heart | Louise Johns | TEDxBigSky

Louise Johns traces her journey as a documentary photographer and how it has shaped her relationships with people and the natural world. She has found that being present and listening inspires images that can open hearts and transcend boundaries. In her attempt to bridge understanding, she has also learned something about herself. Louise Johns is […]

How technology changes our sense of right and wrong | Juan Enriquez

Visit to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. What drives society’s understanding of right and wrong? In this thought-provoking talk, futurist Juan Enriquez offers a historical outlook on what humanity once deemed acceptable — from human sacrifice and public executions to slavery and eating meat — […]

Not Your Average Drug User: The Hidden Downfalls of the Opioid Epidemic | David Wosnick | TEDxUofT

Shortly before starting his graduate studies at the University of Toronto, David Wosnick began experiencing difficulties with his health and soon found himself in severe around-the-clock pain. Years later, he learned he was battling a rare disease known as Ehler’s-Danlos Syndrome. Despite feeling the world on his shoulders, Wosnick continued to pursue neuroscience research in […]

TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat — and the rise of bite-sized content | Qiuqing Tai

Visit to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. Short videos — 60 seconds or less, made and shared on apps like TikTok, Snapchat and Instagram — are more than just a fun way to pass the time; they’ve transformed how we work, communicate and learn. Digital […]

Como alcançar as metas que você define? | Sonia Santos | TEDxAtalaia

Nesse talk, Sonia Santos fala como você faz para atingir seus objetivos e como usar a inteligência emocional para isso. Além disso, ela acredita que a educação é um pilar fundamental para o desenvolvimento do ser humano! Sonia Santos é administradora de empresas, com mais de 30 anos de experiência no mercado financeiro, dentro de […]

The Science of Brain Health and Cognitive Decline | Eric Kandel

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Understanding the history of ‘blackface’ — and why it’s so harmful | Dwan Reece | TEDxMidAtlantic

Throughout history, portrayals of characters in ‘blackface’ — with white people made up to caricature Black stereotypes — have been used in ways that demean, denigrate, and trivialize people of African descent. Dwan Reece, Curator of Music and Performing Arts at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History Culture, offers a detailed history of […]

Learning to right-size our responsibility | Ashleigh Zimmerman | TEDxSUU

From international youth camps to our individual scope of influence, Ashleigh brings to life the importance of humanizing the other side. Ashleigh Zimmerman studied sociology and social justice at Kean University on the outskirts of NYC. At SUU, Ashleigh works as the Coordinator of Financial Literacy and Completion to ensure financial barriers don’t get in […]

How a geospatial nervous system could help us design a better future | Jack Dangermond

Visit to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. What if we could better understand the world’s biggest challenges simply by looking at a map? Jack Dangermond, a pioneer in geographic information system (GIS) technology that powers the digital maps people around the world use every day, […]