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TEDx SHORTS

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Start each day with short, eye-opening ideas from some of the world's greatest TEDx speakers. Hosted by Atossa Leoni, TEDx SHORTS will immerse you in surprising knowledge, fresh perspectives, and moving stories from some of our most compelling talks. Less than 10 minutes a day, everyday.

Start each day with short, eye-opening ideas from some of the world's greatest TEDx speakers. Hosted by Atossa Leoni, TEDx SHORTS will immerse you in surprising knowledge, fresh perspectives, and moving stories from some of our most compelling talks. Less than 10 minutes a day, everyday.

60hr 9min
Thumbnail for "Why is talking about sex so hard?".
Pulling back the curtain on our desires and needs.
Thumbnail for "Fixable: Kelli - "How do I deal with a communication breakdown?"".
This is an episode of Fixable, a new business call-in podcast from the TED Audio Collective hosted by Harvard Business professor Frances Frei and CEO and best-selling author Anne Morriss.
Thumbnail for "Introducing Good Sport".
This week on TEDx SHORTS we’re excited to introduce TED’s newest podcast, Good Sport, hosted by veteran sports producer Jody Avirgan. What can sports teach us about life – and each other?
Thumbnail for "How to Find the Comedy in A Messed-Up World (with Maeve Higgins)".
On a list of the least funny topics imaginable, the global refugee crisis, border disputes, and questions of citizenships are probably close to the top. And yet comedian Maeve Higgins has spent her career finding ways to make jokes about (and make sense of) the ways we draw lines across the globe.
Thumbnail for "Listen now: Far Flung with Saleem Reshamwala".
You don’t need to travel to feel thrilled about a new place; if the last two years have taught us anything, it’s that the ideas, cultures, and charm of our world can reach us wherever we are.
Thumbnail for "Body Stuff with Dr. Jen Gunter".
Can you REALLY boost your metabolism? Is blue light actually ruining your sleep? How much vaginal yeast is healthy and when is it … too much? Body Stuff with Dr. Jen Gunter is BACK for a second season to bust the lies you’re told—and sold—about your personal health.
Thumbnail for "Listen now: WorkLife season 5".
WorkLife with Adam Grant is back for a fifth season!
Thumbnail for "3 ways to make better decisions ".
Applying the logic of computers to solve human problems.
Thumbnail for "Academic research is publicly funded -- why isn't it publicly available?".
Making the case for more open-access between the public and scholars.
Thumbnail for ""Aliens built the pyramids" and other absurdities of pseudo-archaeology".
Debunking the xenophobic origins in Pseudoarchaeology.
Thumbnail for "When local news dies, so does democracy".
Why local news matters.
Thumbnail for "How a miniaturized atomic clock could revolutionize space exploration".
A clock meant for space travel.
Thumbnail for "Why students should have mental health days".
Advocating for our students.
Thumbnail for "The true cost of financial dependence".
And how to gain financial freedom.
Thumbnail for "How to support witnesses of harassment and build healthier workplaces".
Speaking up against harassment at work.
Thumbnail for "What tech companies know about your kids".
Protecting your children's online data.
Thumbnail for "Who counts as a speaker of a language?".
Taking an updated look at what speaking a language really means.
Thumbnail for "The hidden history found in your teeth".
The story of migration...in your mouth.
Thumbnail for "I let algorithms randomize my life for two years".
Using algorithms to step outside of your comfort zone.
Thumbnail for "Why I talk to white supremacists".
Stopping the spread of hate online.
Thumbnail for "The 1-minute secret to forming a new habit".
Resolving those resolutions.
Thumbnail for "How you can use impostor syndrome to your benefit".
Fake it to make it.
Thumbnail for "Climate change and the challenge of long-term thinking".
The power of storytelling in stopping climate change.
Thumbnail for "Surprising ways sea ice affects us all ".
The arctic and the Earth’s future.
Thumbnail for "Let's scan the whole planet with LiDAR".
Scan the Earth.
Thumbnail for "What COVID-19 reveals about US schools".
A chance to fix a broken system.
Thumbnail for "A chef shares her recipe for sustainable future".
The global impact in the ways we eat.
Thumbnail for "The sports divide".
Equity in athletics.
Thumbnail for "Do you bring your full authentic self to work?".
Asking for authenticity is asking for equity.
Thumbnail for "Democracy needs an update".
Global success stories in protecting democracy.
Thumbnail for "3 myths about racism".
Challenging narrow definitions on racism.
Thumbnail for "Why nostalgia for empire persists".
And why sovereign nations should forge new identities.
Thumbnail for "A new way to define self-worth".
Highlighting people rather than their circumstances
Thumbnail for "The downside of digital siloing".
Are we making our own choices online?
Thumbnail for "Why falling behind can get you ahead".
It's not just the time you put in.
Thumbnail for "How stigma shaped modern medicine".
The importance in our perception of diseases.
Thumbnail for "Why we need archaeology in war zones".
And what we lose if we stop caring.
Thumbnail for "Racism thrives on silence -- speak up!".
Using your voice to fight inequality.
Thumbnail for "How artificial light affects our health".
Getting the best out of our night light.
Thumbnail for "Biomolecular tales of our ancestors".
Digging up the history of disease.
Thumbnail for "Let's think about archaeology on the moon".
Lunar preservation.
Thumbnail for "Poop, power and participation".
The story behind each flush.
Thumbnail for "Why do we blame individuals for economic crises?".
Highlighting the powers that contribute to our financial crises.
Thumbnail for "How centuries of sci-fi sparked spaceflight".
Did literature help us get to the moon?
Thumbnail for "Stop looking for your passion".
Passion is not a plan, so why do we follow it?
Thumbnail for "Why we need to reimagine the future".
Are we missing out on important ideas about the future?
Thumbnail for "Will the right to protest survive its migration online?".
Maintaining our rights in an increasingly online world.
Thumbnail for "How to care for your community with radical hospitality".
Helping and seeing those in need.
Thumbnail for "The counterintuitive way to be more persuasive".
Keep it short.
Thumbnail for "Futura, the font that helped launch Apollo".
The look behind space travel.
Thumbnail for ""Entrepreneur" is a mindset not a job title".
There's an innovator spirit in all of us.
Thumbnail for "How technology connects us to fine art".
A walk through the world of augmented reality.
Thumbnail for "Why language is humanity's greatest invention".
A language lesson from the Game of Thrones linguist.
Thumbnail for "Are you a chronic problem solver?".
What can happen when we’re always on the rescue.
Thumbnail for "What is the driving force behind the Nobel Prize?".
What are you leaving behind?
Thumbnail for "The accidental automation of motherhood".
Thinking critically about the tech decisions we make for our children.
Thumbnail for "What does it really mean to “fit in” at work?".
Being more of yourself at work.
Thumbnail for "How to triage your crazy busy life".
Tips on how to prioritize time from someone who saves lives everyday.
Thumbnail for "The intergenerational wisdom of Indigenous storytelling".
A path forward with the stories from our past.
Thumbnail for "You are a molecular masterpiece ".
It's what makes us human.
Thumbnail for "Are global trade deals really about trade? ".
Global trade, demystified.
Thumbnail for "How to co-parent as allies, not adversaries".
Doing what's best for your children.
Thumbnail for "Why we need to rethink tourism".
Improving travel for tourists, the environment, and destinations.
Thumbnail for "This is what the metaverse could look like".
Re-interpreting reality, virtual and real.
Thumbnail for "The perks of being a pirate".
No eyepatch but lots of life lessons.
Thumbnail for "Why we should hire for skills, not "talent"".
Rethinking what the search for talent means.
Thumbnail for "How to be an organizational heretic ".
“Shaking it up” even in the most unshakeable of institutions.
Thumbnail for "The potential of green infrastructure".
What really happens to our water when it rains?
Thumbnail for "The new energy revolution".
Preventing future climate change through green energy.
Thumbnail for "How to revitalize Indigenous languages".
Preserving languages before it's too late.
Thumbnail for "How to design gender bias out of your workplace ".
Building gender equity in all workplaces.
Thumbnail for "Everyone is terrible".
Yes, you too. But that's not terrible.
Thumbnail for "How you can support a loved one through cancer ".
What we need to know to help people in our lives suffering from cancer.
Thumbnail for "Extinction, death and memory".
How our planet processes extinction.
Thumbnail for "How to make a decision that could ruin your life".
Illustrate your goals.
Thumbnail for "Am I Normal? with Mona Chalabi".
A new podcast from the TED Audio Collective.
Thumbnail for "How will autonomous vehicles transform our cities?".
The future of self-driving cars and the cities and lifestyles that follow.
Thumbnail for "Reclaiming my voice as a transracial adoptee".
Helping parents see and hear the experiences of their adopted children.
Thumbnail for "Why should we care about dying languages? ".
Rebuilding history and helping future generations through language preservation.
Thumbnail for "Why we all lose when we talk about virginity".
Removing stigmas around sex and intimacy.
Thumbnail for "Can citizen science save us?".
The public responsibility in science.
Thumbnail for "Why influencers should be imperfect".
Influencing authenticity.
Thumbnail for "Great White Sharks: individual and misunderstood".
It's ok to go back in the water.
Thumbnail for "The role youth can play in climate action".
Finding inspiration in young climate change activists.
Thumbnail for "Crochet, coral reefs, and collective action".
A crafty way to understand the threats to our coral reefs.
Thumbnail for "Can we make time tangible?".
What shapes our perception of time?
Thumbnail for "When local news dies, so does democracy".
Our newspapers, our democracy.
Thumbnail for "How I overcame decision paralysis".
Making choices easier.
Thumbnail for "Technology and the future of theater".
Providing the immersive qualities of theater to audiences everywhere.
Thumbnail for "Here's what we can do about catastrophic blackouts".
Why are we so bad at listening to warnings to avoid catastrophe?
Thumbnail for "Humanizing the refugee crisis".
What photos don’t tell you about the refugee experience.
Thumbnail for "Emoji: The language of the future".
Using the words “smiley face” just doesn't have the same effect.
Thumbnail for "Why does visual literacy matter?".
How much did YOU choose what to watch next on Netflix?
Thumbnail for "Thinking differently about dementia ".
Communication tools to help dementia sufferers.
Thumbnail for "Without farmers, you’d be hungry, naked and sober".
Eat and support local.
Thumbnail for "How the magic of kindness sustains us".
The power of compassion.
Thumbnail for "Break out of hustle culture and find long term success".
How can we better protect our careers?
Thumbnail for "Should you talk with your doctor about climate change?".
Protecting the planet, protecting our health.
Thumbnail for "You are enough".
Motivational and musical inspiration from TEDx’s first ever Idea Challenge Showcase.
Thumbnail for "Making your home, wherever you are".
Building a sense of home and comfort even in displacement.
Thumbnail for "Radical accessibility".
A move towards more awareness and equity for all.
Thumbnail for "Why we need robust global health infrastructure".
How can we better prepare for future viral outbreaks?
Thumbnail for "It’s time to rethink public health".
What COVID can teach us about public health disparities in our communities.
Thumbnail for "Can video games improve your math scores?".
Learning math like you're conquering Tetris.
Thumbnail for "The surprising connection between brain injuries and crime".
A mental health discovery that could change criminal justice forever.
Thumbnail for "America’s forced marriage problem".
Protecting victims of forced marriages.
Thumbnail for "Fish sex - it’s weirder than you think".
Sex in the sea.
Thumbnail for "How drones are changing healthcare logistics".
Health care delivery from the sky.
Thumbnail for "The problem with gerrymandering".
How do we stop gerrymandering?
Thumbnail for "Why we all need to think like breadwinners".
Regardless of gender.
Thumbnail for "Make jokes not war".
Fighting tyranny with laughter.
Thumbnail for "Why we deserve a free and fair internet".
Advocating for web access for all.
Thumbnail for "Reframing the Economic Mindset ".
Building an economy that works for the planet and the people in it.
Thumbnail for "What it takes to teach and learn a language".
Tips from an Italian teacher.
Thumbnail for "The five key ingredients of a thriving remote team".
Five essential pillars to grow a successful team.
Thumbnail for "Boys will be what we teach them to be".
Broadening our definitions of what it means to be a man.
Thumbnail for "How I advocate for missing and murdered Indigenous women".
An indigenous athlete runs for greater visibility.
Thumbnail for "Are your expectations making you unhappy?".
And what we can do to feel content.
Thumbnail for "The 15 minute rule".
Moving your life goals from “to-do” to “done”.
Thumbnail for "How to design the life you want".
Moving away from the myths and beliefs that hold us back from our career goals.
Thumbnail for "What does GDP really measure?".
Adding economic value to all work.
Thumbnail for "How centuries of sci-fi sparked spaceflight".
Did literature help us get to the moon?
Thumbnail for "Why do we sabotage love".
And how to stop.
Thumbnail for "Green cities are great but what about mosquitoes?".
Managing the surprising downside of green spaces.
Thumbnail for "Why designing for sustainability is harder than you'd think".
Why designing for sustainability is harder than you'd think
Thumbnail for "RBG and Antonin Scalia on Broadway".
Making music out of law.
Thumbnail for "Teen brains are not broken".
We were all teenagers once.
Thumbnail for "When do children begin to alter behavior to please others?".
The need to please starts early.
Thumbnail for "Tackling AI bias head on".
Holding AI accountable.
Thumbnail for "Empowering seniors to step out from the shadows".
Age is just a number.
Thumbnail for "How to trick leaders into being more empathetic".
Creating a better work environment for everyone.
Thumbnail for "WTF are NFTs?".
Access to the prestigious galleries, rare pieces, and artists - from your home.
Thumbnail for "What it’s like to be a parent in a war zone".
Protecting children and offering resources to parents, no matter the environment.
Thumbnail for "What does archaeology tell us about human migration?".
Finding family history in our bones.
Thumbnail for "How virtual reality can create social change".
Motivating progress through a headset.
Thumbnail for "What have you apologized for lately?".
The art of saying "I'm sorry".
Thumbnail for "Don’t blame bots, fake news is spread by humans".
How can we identify fake news better?
Thumbnail for "Democratizing science".
Bringing trust, and everyday voices, into science.
Thumbnail for "The dangers of hazing and bullying".
A dangerous practice more prominent than just a college rite of passage.
Thumbnail for "Designing homes for multigenerational living".
Family living, truly.
Thumbnail for "I support black mediocrity".
The privilege in just being average.
Thumbnail for "Think you know why dinosaurs dominated? Think again".
Hint - take a deep breath.
Thumbnail for "Ending the game of sex trafficking".
And protecting our young people.
Thumbnail for "Why I want my voice assistant to speak Spanglish".
Making our technology sound more like us.
Thumbnail for "Creative choices in dark days".
Using film as a political tool.
Thumbnail for "The case for rural tourism".
The power of revitalizing small-towns.
Thumbnail for "Legos for the blind".
Making the world more accessible - one tiny brick at a time.
Thumbnail for "For the love of fangirls".
Learn to scream with glee again.
Thumbnail for "Medical clickbait: Are you asking the right questions?".
Getting better health advice from Doctor Internet.
Thumbnail for "What foods did your ancestors love?".
Returning to our culinary roots.
Thumbnail for "The value of travel ".
More travel, more compassion.
Thumbnail for "TB or not TB".
Eradicating global diseases and improving individualized care.
Thumbnail for "How creative writing can help you through life's hardest moments".
Have you ever seen or experienced something and wished you spoke up?
Thumbnail for "3 questions we should ask about nuclear weapons".
How far are we from the atomic age?
Thumbnail for "How human are we?".
Taking a look at what’s really inside us.
Thumbnail for "Richard III: Solving a 500-year-old cold case".
Looking for Richard.
Thumbnail for "Shooting blanks: What happens when law can’t keep up with technology?".
Keeping scientific advancement and the justice system in step together.
Thumbnail for "Reimagining the economy to save the climate".
A call for disruptive change.
Thumbnail for "The promise and peril of our quantum future".
And the ways cartographers are working to reinvent encryption.
Thumbnail for "What is your time really worth?".
If you want more of it, you might need to give more of it away.
Thumbnail for "The impact of linguistic bias in education".
Treating the ways we speak with reverence.
Thumbnail for "The dangerous ways ads see women".
Has objectification in advertising gotten worse since the time of Mad Men?
Thumbnail for "How do you keep time in space? ".
It's not as simple as "warp speed".
Thumbnail for "Men: how can we talk more about your mental health?".
From 1 to 10, how are you today?
Thumbnail for "Is streaming killing music? ".
How we listen may be as important as what we listen to.
Thumbnail for "The emotional cost of being a Black woman in America".
How a mournful protest anthem continues to retell the emotional toll left by racism.
Thumbnail for "Why vaccines work".
And the public health responsibility in receiving them.
Thumbnail for "How to save tourism from itself ".
Improving travel for tourists, the environment, and destinations.
Thumbnail for "What do smart groups have in common?".
More women, smarter team.
Thumbnail for "How flags unite (and divide) us".
What gives you a sense of belonging?
Thumbnail for "Change my clothes? Change the law".
Changing the laws regardless of your background.
Thumbnail for "Why my parents are glad I married a goy".
Using your ancestry to understand current health issues.
Thumbnail for "The double standards of fashion policing ".
Wear your truth.
Thumbnail for "Vertical ocean farming - the least deadly catch".
Are farms the future for fishermen?
Thumbnail for "Why are we so obsessed with World War II?".
The complexity and importance of truth in retelling history.
Thumbnail for "Facebook and Rare Cancer Changed My Life".
What a doctor learned from joining a Facebook group.
Thumbnail for "Can we use AI to detect disease? ".
A breakthrough development in the treatment of TB.
Thumbnail for "How compassion kills dignity".
Asking before giving.
Thumbnail for "What it’s like to be a transgender dad".
Modeling authenticity for children.
Thumbnail for "How to thrive in remote work - David Burkus".
David Burkus, Organizational psychologist
Thumbnail for "A virus walks out of a factory farm...".
A clear and present public health threat.
Thumbnail for "How to design the life you want ".
Moving away from the myths and beliefs that hold us back from our career goals.
Thumbnail for "An AI smartwatch that detects seizures".
An AI smartwatch that detects seizures
Thumbnail for "How to fix a (literally) broken heart?".
The regenerative cells that keep our body’s vulnerable muscle ticking.