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Want TED Talks on the go? Every weekday, this feed brings you our latest talks in audio format. Hear thought-provoking ideas on every subject imaginable -- from Artificial Intelligence to Zoology, and everything in between -- given by the world's leading thinkers and doers. This collection of talks, given at TED and TEDx conferences around the globe, is also available in video format.

Episódios

  • Actionable solutions to support the mental health of US veterans | Charles P. Smith

    Actionable solutions to support the mental health of US veterans | Charles P. Smith

    22/05/2020 Duração: 08min

    Veterans in the United States take their own lives at an alarming rate. Suggesting new ways to prioritize mental health in the military, veterans advocate Charles P. Smith offers a data-driven plan to help prevent suicide and ensure service members get proper care before, during and after active duty.

  • The real reason you procrastinate | WorkLife with Adam Grant

    The real reason you procrastinate | WorkLife with Adam Grant

    21/05/2020 Duração: 36min

    You procrastinate because you're lazy, right? Wrong. The truth is more complex -- and far more interesting. Learn how to stop putting off important tasks ... with a little help from master procrastinator Margaret Atwood. (Audio only)

  • The quirky sex lives of ocean creatures | Marah J. Hardt

    The quirky sex lives of ocean creatures | Marah J. Hardt

    20/05/2020 Duração: 12min

    The ocean plays host to a peculiar party of wild, marine sex life that's perhaps quirkier (and kinkier) than you can fathom. But is human behavior interrupting these raunchy reproductive acts? Take a deep dive with marine biologist Marah J. Hardt to discover what exactly goes down under the sea -- and why your own wellness depends on the healthy sex lives of fish.

  • Can we edit memories? | Amy Milton

    Can we edit memories? | Amy Milton

    19/05/2020 Duração: 16min

    Trauma and PTSD rewire your brain -- especially your memory -- and can unearth destructive emotional responses when stirred. Could we eliminate these triggers without erasing the memories themselves? Enter neurologist Amy Milton's mind-blowing, memory-editing clinical research poised to defuse the damaging effects of painful remembered experiences and offer a potential path toward better mental health.

  • To overcome challenges, stop comparing yourself to others | Dean Furness

    To overcome challenges, stop comparing yourself to others | Dean Furness

    18/05/2020 Duração: 12min

    When you stop comparing yourself to others, you can accomplish great things, says wheelchair athlete Dean Furness. He shares how, after losing the use of his legs in an accident, he discovered a powerful new mindset focused on redefining his "personal average" and getting better little by little.

  • The case for student mental health days | Hailey Hardcastle

    The case for student mental health days | Hailey Hardcastle

    15/05/2020 Duração: 07min

    School can be rife with stress, anxiety, panic attacks and even burnout -- but there's often no formal policy for students who need to prioritize their well-being. Hailey Hardcastle explains why schools should offer mental health days and allow students time to practice emotional hygiene without stigma. Follow along to learn how she and a team of fellow teens transformed their advocacy into law.

  • Restoring human dignity at the US southern border | Norma Pimentel

    Restoring human dignity at the US southern border | Norma Pimentel

    14/05/2020 Duração: 12min

    After seeing the conditions in which children were held at a detention center on the US-Mexico border, Sister Norma Pimentel established a humanitarian respite center in Texas where people can get clean clothing, a warm shower and a hot meal. In this powerful talk, Sister Pimentel discusses her lifelong work restoring human dignity at the border -- and calls on us all to put aside prejudice and lead with compassion.

  • An ER doctor on triaging your crazy busy life | Darria Long

    An ER doctor on triaging your "crazy busy" life | Darria Long

    13/05/2020 Duração: 11min

    How do doctors in the emergency room stay calm and focused amidst the chaos? Drawing on years of experience, ER doctor Darria Long shares a straightforward framework to help you take back control and feel less overwhelmed when life starts to get "crazy busy."

  • The US is addicted to incarceration. Heres how to break the cycle | Robin Steinberg and Manoush Zomorodi

    The US is addicted to incarceration. Here's how to break the cycle | Robin Steinberg and Manoush Zomorodi

    12/05/2020 Duração: 17min

    Nearly half a million people in the US are in jail right now without being convicted of a crime, simply because they can't come up with the money to pay cash bail. To try and fix this system, public defender and activist Robin Steinberg asked a straightforward question: What if we paid bail for them? In conversation with TED Radio Hour host Manoush Zomorodi, Steinberg shares how her nonprofit The Bail Project -- which uses a revolving fund to post bail for those who can't afford it -- is scaling up their efforts across the country and rolling out a new community-based model to fight mass incarceration. (This ambitious plan is part of the Audacious Project, TED's initiative to inspire and fund global change.)

  • A virus detection network to stop the next pandemic | Pardis Sabeti and Christian Happi

    A virus detection network to stop the next pandemic | Pardis Sabeti and Christian Happi

    11/05/2020 Duração: 05min

    How can we stop the next pandemic before it starts? Disease researchers Pardis Sabeti and Christian Happi introduce Sentinel, an early warning system that detects and tracks viral threats in real time -- and could help stop them before they spread. Learn more about the cutting-edge technology that powers the system and how the Sentinel team is helping scientists and health workers during the coronavirus pandemic. (This ambitious plan is part of the Audacious Project, TED's initiative to inspire and fund global change.)

  • The mental health benefits of storytelling for health care workers | Laurel Braitman

    The mental health benefits of storytelling for health care workers | Laurel Braitman

    09/05/2020 Duração: 09min

    Health care workers are under more stress than ever before. How can they protect their mental health while handling new and complex pressures? TED Fellow Laurel Braitman shows how writing and sharing personal stories helps physicians, nurses, medical students and other health professionals connect more meaningfully with themselves and others -- and make their emotional well-being a priority.

  • How American and Chinese values shaped the coronavirus response | Huang Hung

    How American and Chinese values shaped the coronavirus response | Huang Hung

    08/05/2020 Duração: 11min

    To combat COVID-19, countries have enforced city-wide shutdowns, stay-at-home orders and mask mandates -- but the reaction (and adherence) to these rules has differed markedly in the East and West. In conversation with TED's head of curation Helen Walters, writer and publisher Huang Hung sheds light on how Chinese and American cultural values shaped their responses to the outbreak -- and provides perspective on why everyone needs to come together to end the pandemic. (Recorded April 16, 2020)

  • What you need to know about face surveillance | Kade Crockford

    What you need to know about face surveillance | Kade Crockford

    07/05/2020 Duração: 12min

    Privacy isn't dead, but face surveillance technology might kill it, says civil rights advocate Kade Crockford. In an eye-opening talk, Kade outlines the startling reasons why this invasive technology -- powered by often-flawed facial recognition databases that track people without their knowledge -- poses unprecedented threats to your fundamental rights. Learn what can be done to ban government use before it's too late.

  • The cost of work stress -- and how to reduce it | Rob Cooke

    The cost of work stress -- and how to reduce it | Rob Cooke

    06/05/2020 Duração: 10min

    By some estimates, work-related stress drains the US economy of nearly 300 billion dollars a year -- and it can hurt your productivity and personal health too, says wellness advocate Rob Cooke. He shares some strategies to help put your mental, physical and emotional well-being back at the forefront.

  • How were using AI to discover new antibiotics | Jim Collins

    How we're using AI to discover new antibiotics | Jim Collins

    05/05/2020 Duração: 07min

    Before the coronavirus pandemic, bioengineer Jim Collins and his team combined the power of AI with synthetic biology in an effort to combat a different looming crisis: antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Collins explains how they pivoted their efforts to begin developing a series of tools and antiviral compounds to help fight COVID-19 -- and shares their plan to discover seven new classes of antibiotics over the next seven years. (This ambitious plan is a part of The Audacious Project, TED's initiative to inspire and fund global change.)

  • The anti-CEO playbook | Hamdi Ulukaya

    The anti-CEO playbook | Hamdi Ulukaya

    04/05/2020 Duração: 17min

    Profit, money, shareholders: these are the priorities of most companies today. But at what cost? In an appeal to corporate leaders worldwide, Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya calls for an end to the business playbook of the past -- and shares his vision for a new, "anti-CEO playbook" that prioritizes people over profits. "This is the difference between profit and true wealth," he says.

  • How boredom can lead to your most brilliant ideas | Manoush Zomorodi

    How boredom can lead to your most brilliant ideas | Manoush Zomorodi

    01/05/2020 Duração: 16min

    Do you sometimes have your most creative ideas while folding laundry, washing dishes or doing nothing in particular? It's because when your body goes on autopilot, your brain gets busy forming new neural connections that connect ideas and solve problems. Learn to love being bored as Manoush Zomorodi explains the connection between spacing out and creativity.

  • Who are you, really? The puzzle of personality | Brian Little

    Who are you, really? The puzzle of personality | Brian Little

    30/04/2020 Duração: 15min

    What makes you, you? Psychologists like to talk about our traits, or defined characteristics that make us who we are. But Brian Little is more interested in moments when we transcend those traits -- sometimes because our culture demands it of us, and sometimes because we demand it of ourselves. Join Little as he dissects the surprising differences between introverts and extroverts and explains why your personality may be more malleable than you think.

  • How to overcome apathy and find your power | Dolores Huerta

    How to overcome apathy and find your power | Dolores Huerta

    29/04/2020 Duração: 13min

    "Sí, se puede!" -- "Yes, we can!" It's the rallying cry Dolores Huerta came up with as a young activist in the 1970s, and she's lived by it in her tireless pursuit of civil rights ever since. With her signature wit and humor, Huerta reflects on her life's work, offering inspiration for anybody trying to overcome apathy, get involved and find their own power.

  • The injustice of policing for profit -- and how to end it | Dick M. Carpenter II

    The injustice of "policing for profit" -- and how to end it | Dick M. Carpenter II

    28/04/2020 Duração: 12min

    Many countries have an active, centuries-old law that allows government agencies to take your things -- your house, your car, your business -- without ever convicting you of a crime. Law researcher Dick M. Carpenter II exposes how this practice of civil forfeiture threatens your rights and creates a huge monetary incentive for law enforcement to pocket your possessions -- and he lays out a path to end "policing for profit" once and for all.

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