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Five Inspiring TED Talks That Will Change the Way You Think

Updated: Mar 28, 2020

Do you have a little time on your hands? Maybe you are under the weather and need something to do while you eat some chicken soup. Or perhaps you just need a spark of inspiration to light the fire of your creativity.

The other day, I watched a TED Talk that inspired me, made me think, and reminded me that there are things beyond the daily grind. Then I thought - I should share these with you!

Here are five talks that (hopefully) will teach you something new or make you think a little differently about the world around you:

The Transformative Power of Classical Music

Benjamin Zander

Not a classical music fan? You may change your mind after you watch this video. I would have to say that this may be my favorite TED Talk of them all!

Where Good Ideas Come From

The Playful Wonderland behind Great Inventions

Steven Johnson

Yes, these are technically 2 talks. Steven Johnson narrates the really interesting PBS Series, "How We Got to Now", which I would highly recommend. In these talks, Steven sheds light on how good ideas happen - and it's not always how you think. It turns out that our brains work best when we are at play.

What Makes a Good Life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

Robert Waldinger

What keeps us happy and healthy? Psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, shares three important lessons learned from the study and provides some practical wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life.

Cloudy with a Chance of Joy

Gavin Pretor-Pinney

When is the last time you did some cloud watching? This talk explores the importance of unplugging and allowing yourself time to relax and create.

How to Make Stress Your Friend

Kelly McGonnigal

This talk explores some common misconceptions about stress. It also inspired me to buy and read Kelly's book "The Upside of Stress".


This Is What Happens When You Reply to Spam Email

James Veitch

Spend a few minutes discovering what can happen when you actually respond to spam email. This hilarious talk will brighten your mood and make you think twice about the messages in your spam folder!

Do you have a favorite TED Talk? Share yours in the comment section.



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