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10 facts about infidelity, as divulged by Helen Fisher10 facts about infidelity, as divulged by Helen Fisher

Posted By TED Guest Author

Love isn’t so much an emotion, says Helen Fisher in her TED Talk. No, love is a brain system — one of three that that’s related to mating and reproduction. It’s those other two systems that explain why human beings are capable of infidelity even as we so highly value love. We see infidelity on […]

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If you liked Amy Webb, you’ll love…If you liked Amy Webb, you’ll love…

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

For the past week, Amy Webb has been inspiring people to calculate their own algorithm for love. Her laugh-out-loud TED Talk, about reverse engineering her online dating profile and, essentially, data-ing her way into her perfect relationship has gotten a lot of attention, including on The Frisky and Pop Sugar. As Webb’s talk continues to […]

Technology

Wonderfully nerdy online dating success stories, inspired by today’s talk about the algorithm of loveWonderfully nerdy online dating success stories, inspired by today’s talk about the algorithm of love

Posted By Jessica Gross

When yet another romantic relationship came “burning down in a spectacular fashion,” Amy Webb sought the advice of her friends and family, including her grandmother. “She said, ‘Stop being so picky,’” Webb recalls in today’s talk. “‘True love will find you when you least expect it.’” This advice struck Webb, who as a digital strategist […]

Culture

Last night at TED headquarters: a salon on life hacksLast night at TED headquarters: a salon on life hacks

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

Last night in the TED office, we held a salon all about spring cleaning — for your life. Themed “A Better You,” the event featured four speakers with ideas on how to make a better, happier, more productive self. First to speak was The Power of Habit author Charles Duhigg, a reporter for The New York Times who […]

News

X marks the spot: This week’s TEDx TalksX marks the spot: This week’s TEDx Talks

Posted By Tedstaff

Each week, TEDx chooses four of our favorite talks, highlighting just a few of the enlightening speakers from the TEDx community, and its diverse constellation of ideas worth spreading. Below, give this week’s talks — all about love! — a listen. Logic needs love: Jacob Berkson at TEDxSussexUniversity Love does not exist outside of reason, says Jacob […]

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In short: Looking for love during chemo, Kierkegaard’s love letter to a penIn short: Looking for love during chemo, Kierkegaard’s love letter to a pen

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

Here, some staff picks of smart, funny, bizarre and cool stuff on the interwebs this week, with a light Valentine’s Day theme: Suleika Jaouad, who writes about being young with cancer, talks about the embarrassing but very real prospect of being a sexually active cancer patient. [The NYTimes Well Blog] For other unconventional responses to […]

Culture

8 great talks about love8 great talks about love

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Esther Perel begins today’s talk with an intriguing question: “Why does good sex so often fade even for couples who continue to love each other as much as ever?” It’s a question that’s highly appropriate to think about on Valentine’s Day. Perel, the author of the book Mating in Captivity, offers a compelling theory for […]

Culture

7 things we learned about online dating from the co-founder of OKCupid7 things we learned about online dating from the co-founder of OKCupid

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Few people know more about online dating that Christian Rudder, co-founder and editorial director of OKCupid. Privy to the vast mountains of data created as millions of people answer questions about what they’re looking for in love, search through profiles of people in their area and flirtatiously message each other, Rudder has learned a lot […]

Culture

A miniature TED all about loveA miniature TED all about love

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Some people go over-the-top for Valentine’s Day, showering their loved ones with candy and roses. Others bemoan Valentine’s Day as the ultimate Hallmark holiday. Wherever you stand on this spectrum — as Cupid pulls back his bow this week — it’s hard not to think about your own relationship or lack thereof. It’s a question […]