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A TED series takes a look at the link between your money and your mind


Have you ever painstakingly crafted a budget only to wildly overspend on your next outing? Or bought something that you instantly regretted but couldn’t return? Managing your money can get complicated — but it doesn’t have to be. In TED’s video series Your Money and Your Mind with Wendy De La Rosa, behavioral economist Wendy []
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Become a TED member and help build a better future


An invitation to join a special new membership at TED. Learn more at ted.com/membership Dear TED Friend, First of all, thank you for watching TED Talks. We’d be nothing without our global community of lifelong learners. We have something new and truly special to offer you. A membership that can take your engagement with TED []
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TED launches TED Audio Collective for podcasts


On February 22, 2021, TED launches the TED Audio Collective to house its growing collection of podcasts. While broadly known for its global conferences and signature TED Talk videos, TED is also one of the top podcast publishers in the world. TED podcasts are downloaded 1.65 million times per day in virtually every country on []
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An update on the #MysteryExperiment


As you may recall, we’ve been promoting a #MysteryExperiment at TED. Today we can share with you a few more details. It’s unusual and, potentially, really significant. With funding from an anonymous donor couple in the TED community and under advisement from leading university researchers, we are giving away $2 million in the form of []
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Editor’s Picks: A (non-exhaustive) list of our favorite TED Talks of 2020


As we usher out 2020 — the (enter superlative of your choice) year — let’s take a moment to look back before we close the door for good. What captured our imaginations, reflected our emotions and sparked our hope for a better tomorrow? From the wisdom of Dolly Parton to the life-saving potential of snail []
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TED launches “How to Be a Better Human,” a new original podcast hosted by Chris Duffy


TED will launch a new original podcast — How to Be a Better Human — on January 11. Most of us want to be better, but we’re not sure where to begin. Hosted by comedian and television writer Chris Duffy, How to Be a Better Human isn’t your typical self-improvement podcast. Each week, Chris will []
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Fairness and Our Future: A day of talks in partnership with the UNDP


How do we ensure that tomorrow is better than today, not just for ourselves but also for future generations and the entire planet? Fairness is ultimately the central challenge of sustainable development — development that benefits all, without harming or leaving any behind. At TED Salon: Fairness and Our Future — a virtual program presented []
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A strange TED tease … Here comes the #MysteryExperiment


A mysterious experiment was launched today, supervised by a group of individuals at TED with input from social scientists. It invites members of the public from seven different countries, recruited on Twitter, to apply to take part in what is described as an “exciting, surprising, somewhat time-consuming, but possibly life-changing” experiment. However, the full purpose []
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Want to give a TED Talk? Apply to our Global Idea Search


Do you have a TED Talk to share with the world? TED is hosting two global idea searches in 2021 with a mission: to hear big, bold ideas from every corner of the globe! We’re looking for people who can offer new, unique insights and fresh ways of thinking to a very large audience. Applications []
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TED launches season 3 of “The Way We Work”


Almost overnight, 2020 changed the way we work. Businesses and governments moved online, parents everywhere worked from kitchen tables alongside their kids, and essential frontline workers showed true heroism in the course of their everyday jobs. In TED’s third season of The Way We Work, business leaders and thinkers advise on how to navigate the []
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An update on allegations about a TED speaker


It has come to TED’s attention that the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office is investigating sexual assault allegations against TED2016 speaker Adam Foss. Foss denies the allegations. [Details at WBUR] Sexual assault is a criminal matter, and we know that it is hard for survivors to speak out and to be believed. That said, TED []
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Transformation: A day of future-forward talks in partnership with Brightline Initiative


The world is in a state of flux. Humanity is undertaking aggressive climate action, technology is rapidly evolving and the very nature of human connection is being reconfigured. At every corner of the globe, people are shaking up the old and plotting to revolutionize in big, bold ways. At this salon hosted on TED’s virtual []
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Onward! Notes from Session 3 of TEDWomen 2020


For the culminating session of TEDWomen 2020, we looked in one direction: onward! Hosted by TEDWomen curator Pat Mitchell and TEDx learning specialist Bianca DeJesus, the final session featured speakers and performers who shared wisdom on preparing for new challenges, turning fear into action and finding the way forward — even when the path isn’t []
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Raise your voice: Notes from Session 2 of TEDWomen 2020


Diversity of ideas is more important now than ever. Session 2 of TEDWomen 2020 — hosted by poet Aja Monet, who gave a dazzling talk at TEDWomen 2018 — featured a dynamic range of talks and performances from some of the world’s most extraordinary risk-takers and innovators. Music: From the stoop of her brownstone, singer-songwriter Madison []
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Bring it on: Notes from Session 1 of TEDWomen 2020


In this moment of great uncertainty, it’s time to be fearless. TEDWomen 2020, a day-long event hosted on TED’s virtual event platform, is all about fearlessness — in the way we think, act, participate — and how this collective mentality can empower us to take a global step forward, together. The day kicked off with []
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Defining the future: The talks of TED Salon: Dell Technologies


In a time that feels unsettled and uncertain, technology and those who create it will play a crucial role in what’s coming next. How do we define that future, as opposed to letting it define us? At a special TED Salon held as part of the Dell Technologies World conference and hosted by TED’s Simone []
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Join us for TEDWomen 2020: Fearless on November 12


TEDWomen 2020 is nearly here! The day-long conference will take place on November 12 via TED’s new virtual conference platform. TEDWomen attendees will experience TED’s signature talks as well as an array of live, interactive sessions, community “idea dates,” small-group speaker Q&As and more. The talks featured in the program have been developed in collaboration []
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Symbiotic: The talks of TED@BCG 2020


How can we make advances in technology that don’t require massive job losses? Work with nature to protect both the planet and humanity? Ensure all people are treated equitably? In a day of talks, interviews and performances, 17 speakers and performers shared ideas about a future in which people, technology and nature thrive interdependently. The []
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Watch the full livestream of the Countdown Global Launch, a call to action on climate change


  The Global Launch kicks off Countdown, an initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis. Presented by TED and Future Stewards, this special event featured more than 50 speakers, activists, actors and musicians in five curated sessions of actionable and science-backed ideas, paired with moments of wonder, inspiration and optimism. Watch the []
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Action: Notes from Session 5 of the Countdown Global Launch


Countdown is a global initiative to accelerate solutions to the climate crisis. Watch the talks, interviews and performances from the Countdown Global Launch at ted.com/countdown. It’s time to take action. This closing session of the Countdown Global Launch explored the road ahead: How to think urgently and long-term about climate change. How to take into []
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