Ted Talks – Life Lessons From An Ad Man

Advertising adds value to a product by changing our perception, rather than the product itself. Rory Sutherland makes the daring assertion that a change in perceived value can be just as satisfying as what we consider “real” value -- and his conclusion has interesting consequences for how we look at life. https://www.ted.com/talks/rory_sutherland_life_lessons_from_an_ad_man

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Ted Talks – The Mathematics Of Love

Finding the right mate is no cakewalk -- but is it even mathematically likely? In a charming talk, mathematician Hannah Fry shows patterns in how we look for love, and gives her top three tips (verified by math!) for finding that special someone. https://www.ted.com/talks/hannah_fry_the_mathematics_of_love?referrer=playlist-the_weird_science_of_love

Ted Talks – Let’s Try Emotional Correctness

It's time for liberals and conservatives to transcend their political differences and really listen to each other, says political pundit Sally Kohn. In this optimistic talk, Kohn shares what she learned as a progressive lesbian talking head on Fox News. It’s not about political correctness, she says, but rather, emotional correctness. (Contains profanity.)   https://www.ted.com/talks/sally_kohn_let_s_try_emotional_correctnessContinue reading Ted Talks – Let’s Try Emotional Correctness

How To Connect With Depressed Friends

Want to connect with a depressed friend but not sure how to relate to them? Comedian and storyteller Bill Bernat has a few suggestions. Learn some dos and don'ts for talking to people living with depression -- and handle your next conversation with grace and maybe a bit of humour. https://www.ted.com/talks/bill_bernat_how_to_connect_with_depressed_friends

Why We Have Too Few Female Leaders

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions -- and offers 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite. https://www.ted.com/talks/sheryl_sandberg_why_we_have_too_few_women_leaders?referrer=playlist-ted_talks_by_strong_women_lead

How To Make Stress Your Friend

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and … Continue reading How To Make Stress Your Friend

Grit: The Power Of Passion And Perseverance

Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn't the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of "grit" as a predictor of success. https://www.ted.com/talks/angela_lee_duckworth_grit_the_power_of_passion_and_perseverance