Meet the 2017 class of TED Fellows and Senior Fellows

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Welcome the class of TED2017 Fellows! Representing 12 countries, one tribal nation and an incredible range of disciplines, this year’s Fellows are all leaders in their fields who constantly find new ways to collaborate and bring about positive change. Among those selected are an Ecuadorian neurobiologist working to uncover the neural circuits that connect the []

Staff picks: 2016’s best, from our editors and curators

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Staff picks: 2016’s best, from our editors and curators

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Looking for a few great talks to inspire you for a great year ahead? TED’s content+editorial team staffers pick their favorites — including some don’t-miss talks you might have passed by in this busy year. To spark your curiosity …  Fawn Qiu: Easy DIY projects for kid engineers Don’t you hate it when an operating-system upgrade means your []

This holiday season, have that conversation

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This holiday season, have that conversation

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“I promise you, we can talk to people who disagree with us, and we must.” Celeste Headlee offers 4 steps to have THAT conversation — the toughest talks that we’ve avoided for too long now.

A TED speaker coach shares 11 tips for right before you go on stage

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The weekend before a TED conference, each speaker rehearses their talk in the TED theater. It’s a chance for the speakers to get to know the space, for our curators to give last-minute suggestions on talk content, and for our speaker coaches to give advice to help each speaker feel their absolute best the day []

In Case You Missed It: Lessons we learned at TED2016

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Day five of TED2016 contained one session filled with big ideas, but also an opportunity to look back at the conference as a whole. Below, the major themes that ran through the course of the week. We’re ready for our moonshot moment. The most-evoked image of the conference? Neil Armstrong’s first step on the moon. []

Announcing our 2017 TED Prize winner: Healthcare warrior Raj Panjabi

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Announcing our 2017 TED Prize winner: Healthcare warrior Raj Panjabi

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It sounds simple enough: If you’re sick, you make an appointment with a doctor, and if it’s an emergency, you head to the nearest hospital. But for more than a billion people around the world, it’s a real challenge — because they live too far from a medical facility. Where Raj Panjabi’s nonprofit, Last Mile []

How to react to a bully in a comment thread

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How to react to a bully in a comment thread

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Bullies never win — not even in the comments section. TED’s community manager, Katie Pierce, shares these tips on how to react to a comment-thread bully.

Wake up! Invigorating talks from Session 12 of TED2016

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In the final session of TED2016, the themes we’ve been talking about all week — the progress of society, the measure of personal success, the importance of the environment — snap into focus. From the prime minister of the “world’s happiest country” to a pair of speakers who challenge the traditional American Dream, it’s a session that will inspire, make you question []

Find the time for what matters: Laura Vanderkam speaks at TEDWomen 2016

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Find the time for what matters: Laura Vanderkam speaks at TEDWomen 2016

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“Time is highly elastic. We cannot make more time, but time will stretch to accommodate what we need or want to put into it,” says author Laura Vanderkam. Vanderkam studies how very busy women spend their lives. For her recent book, I Know How She Does It, Vanderkam asked 143 women to meticulously log their []

There will be no miracles here: Casey Gerald at TED2016

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Casey Gerald’s story begins in an East Texas church on the night of December 31, 1999, as he joined his congregation to prepare for the Second Coming of Christ and the end of the world. Gerald had turned 12 that year, and he went to church as often as he could, making sure that the Lord []

Comment(s) of the week, Jan. 4, 2017: Let’s talk about faith

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This week’s comments were posted on Rabbi Sharon Brous’ talk, which has sparked quite the conversation. The first poster is Paul Watson, who is exactly the type of community member I’d hoped to highlight when we began this project. Paul’s comment is thoughtful, speaking from his particular area of interest/expertise, and looking at the larger []

The TED2016 film festival: Conference shorts

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Thought-provoking, silly and sometimes somber, the interstitials shown at TED2016 provide a needed moment for a breath between talks. The videos are meant to “light up different parts of the brain,” says Anyssa Samari, who scours the internet year-round alongside Jonathan Wells to curate this kindling that keeps the intellectual fires burning. “They create balance.” []

Comment(s) of the week, Dec. 21, 2016: You write, speakers respond

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Comment(s) of the week, Dec. 21, 2016: You write, speakers respond

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Some wonderful comments to choose from this week … so I chose two: I like Amy’s comment for a few reasons. It is in response to a comment that implied that depression could be a good thing, which can stir up many emotions for those people that depression has been anything but good too. When []

Live in cinemas around the world: Watch talks from TED2017

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Live in cinemas around the world: Watch talks from TED2017

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It’s one thing to watch a TED Talk online; it’s another experience altogether to be in a cinema together with your friends and fellow TED enthusiasts, watching speakers deliver the talks of their lives in real time. Last year, we shared the opening night of our annual sold-out TED Conference with more than 1,000 cinemas in 20 []