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Your TED-inspired New Year’s resolutionsYour TED-inspired New Year’s resolutions

Posted By Jessica Gross

If you’re dreading the inevitable day your New Year’s resolutions—to lose weight, get a better job, and drink less, perhaps?—fall flat, it might be because you need different resolutions. Instead of focusing on outcomes, why not set your sights on process in 2014? Here, 10 resolutions you can’t fail at, inspired by TED Talks published […]


Why the eff didn’t you watch these TED Talks? The 2013 editionWhy the eff didn’t you watch these TED Talks? The 2013 edition

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

Perhaps you are looking forward to a new and hopeful 2014; perhaps you see late December as the perfect time for reflection and resolution. I’m pleased to let you off the hook. This is the time when you should look back at your year and focus on the question: What TED Talks did I miss? Lucky for you, […]


Your holiday reading list: Great novels by 2013 TED speakersYour holiday reading list: Great novels by 2013 TED speakers

Posted By Jessica Gross

Packing up for your holiday trip home? For the downtime from eggnog, food and family, consider bringing a couple of these excellent novels from TED speakers whose talks were published this year. Karen Thompson Walker’s debut novel, The Age of Miracles, quickly took off when it was published last year. Walker imagines a world in […]


2013: The Year in Ideas2013: The Year in Ideas

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

In 2013, TED published more than 250 talks, each with an idea worth spreading. And yet, certain ideas seemed to resonate throughout the year, as if speakers at different events were singing parts of the same choral symphony. As 2013 draws to a close, here is a look at some of the big ideas we […]

Global Issues

Tahrir Square, Brazil? No, not yet: TED Fellow Juliana Machado Ferreira on the demonstrations in BrazilTahrir Square, Brazil? No, not yet: TED Fellow Juliana Machado Ferreira on the demonstrations in Brazil

Posted By TED Guest Author

In the past week, vast protests sparked by a bus-fare increase have rocked Brazil, taking its leaders – and the world – by surprise. TED Fellow and conservation biologist Juliana M Ferreira offers an insider’s perspective on what led to this transformational moment. With all the eyes of the world on Brazil due to the […]


10 talks on predicting the future10 talks on predicting the future

Posted By Elizabeth Jacobs

We’re just a week into 2013, and the year seems filled with possibility. The turn of the New Year is generally an occasion to look back and reflect on the year that’s passed — the victories and defeats, the lives lost and the experiences found. But after we look back, we inevitably turn forward. We […]