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Documentaries. The Five Greatest TED Talks of All Time. By Maria Popova Democratizing knowledge, the meaning of life, and why everything we know about creativity is wrong.

The Five Greatest TED Talks of All Time

Today marks the fifth anniversary of TED talks becoming available to the world. As of this week, there are 1000 TED talks online in 81 languages, and they’ve been seen a cumulative half billion times. I can’t overstate how much TED has changed my life personally, and what a tour de force it has been culturally. I’ve previously said that my first month of watching TED talks in 2006 gave me more — more insight, more knowledge, more inspiration, more creative restlessness to do something with my life — than four years of “Ivy League education” combined, and I’ll say it again.

TED All-Stars. Watch Jon Stewart’s Moving Comments on Charleston Shooting and Racism in America‏ by Liz Pleasant. On Thursday June 18, the day after the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church Shooting, Jon Stewart had an unusual welcome for his Daily Show audience.

Watch Jon Stewart’s Moving Comments on Charleston Shooting and Racism in America‏ by Liz Pleasant

There were no funny jokes or hilarious news clips. Instead, Stewart gave a serious 5-minute monologue about racism and the reality of being black in South Carolina and across the country. “That’s insanity. That’s racial wallpaper.” “I got nothing for you in terms of jokes,” Stewart said. Stewart criticized the mainstream media for calling the shooting a “senseless tragedy,” a phrase he says distracts from the fact that the mass murder in Charleston was a direct and racist attack on the black community. Stewart went on call out Americans for ignoring deep-seated racism throughout the country.

TEDxManhattanBeach. The funniest TED Talks. Now playing The New Yorker receives around 1,000 cartoons each week; it only publishes about 17 of them.

The funniest TED Talks

In this hilarious, fast-paced, and insightful talk, the magazine's longstanding cartoon editor and self-proclaimed "humor analyst" Bob Mankoff dissects the comedy within just some of the "idea drawings" featured in the magazine, explaining what works, what doesn't, and why. You Can Easily Learn 100 TED Talks Lessons In 5 Minutes Which Most People Need 70 Hours For. The other week I watched 70 hours of TED talks; short, 18-minute talks given by inspirational leaders in the fields of Technology,Entertainment, and Design (TED).

You Can Easily Learn 100 TED Talks Lessons In 5 Minutes Which Most People Need 70 Hours For

I watched 296 talks in total, and I recently went through the list of what I watched, weeded out the crappy and boring talks, and created a list of the 100 best things I learned ! This article isn’t entirely about productivity, but I guarantee you’ll learn a thing or two. Here are 100 incredible things I learned watching 70 hours of TED talks last week! Productivity 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Re-imagining Money: Ellen Brown at TEDxNewWallStreet. (7) 11 TED Talks That Will Change Your Life - Uncommon Sense for 21st Century Living - Quora. Our digital lives. Roselinde Torres: What it takes to be a great leader. The big picture.

Talks to watch when every conceivable bad thing has just happened to you. Michael Pawlyn: Using nature's genius in architecture. Louie Schwartzberg: Hidden miracles of the natural world. 8 math talks to blow your mind. Mathematics gets down to work in these talks, breathing life and logic into everyday problems.

8 math talks to blow your mind

Prepare for math puzzlers both solved and unsolvable, and even some still waiting for solutions. Ron Eglash: The fractals at the heart of African designs When Ron Eglash first saw an aerial photo of an African village, he couldn’t rest until he knew — were the fractals in the layout of the village a coincidence, or were the forces of mathematics and culture colliding in unexpected ways?

Here, he tells of his travels around the continent in search of an answer. Justin Hall-Tipping: Freeing energy from the grid. Tony Robbins: Why we do what we do. (7) 11 TED Talks That Will Change Your Life - Uncommon Sense for 21st Century Living - Quora.

Janine Benyus: 12 sustainable design ideas from nature. How to embrace the near-win: Sarah Lewis at TED2014. Sarah Lewis.

How to embrace the near-win: Sarah Lewis at TED2014

Photo: Bret Hartman “In that moment, my view of success and creativity changed,” says Lewis. “I realized that success is a moment, but what we’re always celebrating is creativity and mastery. We often want the moment of completion, but what really propels us is the unfinished.” So how do we move from success to mastery? To explain what she means, she brings us to a varsity archery practice at Columbia University. Lewis points out that Cézanne found many of his works so incomplete that he only signed 10% of them. “The pursuit of mastery is an ever-onward almost,” says Lewis. So how do you keep reaching? The near-win changes our view of the landscape, says Lewis. She brings us back to those archers, and their coach. It sounds a touch depressing, but Lewish ends with an inspiring thought. Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action.