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Culture

Examining prejudice: An in-office TED sessionExamining prejudice: An in-office TED session

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Last night in our office, we held a miniature TED session around the theme “Examining Prejudice.” And while it explored issues of discrimination and homophobia, it also veered to some unexpected places — like your dislike of Brussels sprouts. “When we think of prejudice, we think of stupid people doing stupid things,” said psychologist Paul […]

Global Issues

Last night in the TED office: War StoriesLast night in the TED office: War Stories

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

War isn’t easy to talk about. TED’s Juliet Blake knows this first-hand — she is the daughter of German Jews who never spoke about the war that wiped out so many members of their family. And yet, that devastation is exactly why it is so important to have conversations about the worst of human experiences. […]

Playlist

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 […]

News

Have we made any progress since 2005? Bjorn Lomborg updates his classic TED Talk in a new talk at TED HQHave we made any progress since 2005? Bjorn Lomborg updates his classic TED Talk in a new talk at TED HQ

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Bjorn Lomborg gave a mind-blowing talk at TED2005 on making big decisions about our global priorities. In it, he asked the question: If you had $50 billion, enough to solve either climate change or AIDS — which would you pick? A redditor who discovered the video just last week commented: “Um… isn’t there any opinion […]

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 […]

Entertainment

An in-office TED all about fictionAn in-office TED all about fiction

Posted By Tedstaff

Reading fiction is an escape, something transportative that pulls you out of everyday life. But don’t we also read fiction to learn more about ourselves — to see our hopes, aspirations and fears reflected in the pages, to gain insight into the confusing mechanics and meaning of love, family and community? On Thursday night, we […]

Design

An in-office TED all about designAn in-office TED all about design

Posted By Tedstaff

Whether we’re conscious of it or not, design affects us in hundreds — if not thousands of ways — each day. Just think back to your morning. A designer made the decisions that went into the craftsmanship of your bed, your futon, your mattress. A designer determined the form and materials of your toothbrush, your […]

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 […]

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 […]

Culture

Defusing political conflicts: A Q&A with Jonathan Haidt about how liberals and conservatives can band togetherDefusing political conflicts: A Q&A with Jonathan Haidt about how liberals and conservatives can band together

Posted By Morton Bast

In the final days of 2012, as Congress worked to hammer out a last-minute deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, it was difficult to turn on any American news source and not see political finger-pointing. Words like “extremist,” “angry” and “sharply divided” floated in the ether. Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has long been interested in […]

Business

Adam Davidson on the fiscal cliff, cable TV, $4000 suits, the giant pool of money and moreAdam Davidson on the fiscal cliff, cable TV, $4000 suits, the giant pool of money and more

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

The term “fiscal cliff” is controversial. So Adam Davidson, the New York Times Magazine columnist and co-host of NPR’s Planet Money, prefers to call it “the self-imposed, self-destructive arbitrary deadline about resolving an inevitable problem.” In today’s talk, filmed in TED’s New York office on Monday, Davidson explains what the fiscal cliff is and why […]

Culture

Can we overcome partisanship? TED@250 explores the economy, political gridlock and the fiscal cliffCan we overcome partisanship? TED@250 explores the economy, political gridlock and the fiscal cliff

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

The term “fiscal cliff” has gained traction in the U.S. news in the past few months, at least in part because it paints a vivid metaphorical picture. Popularized by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, the term refers to the ill economic consequences that could occur if Congress does not change its course on several policies […]