TED and TEDX Talks

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Recommended TED Talk – Why I have coffee with people who send me hate mail

Cekic has an enormous heart – and there is great wisdom in what she says. With gentle humor, she encourages a novel way to deal with that scourge of social media – hate mail. This talk is both powerful and inspiring.

TODAY’S TED TALK – Is humanity smart enough to survive itself?

With quick wit and sharp insight, writer Jeanette Winterson lays out a vision of the future where human and machine intelligence meld — forming what she calls “alternative intelligence” — and takes a philosophical look at our species, asking: Are we smart enough to survive how smart we are? (Followed by a Q&A with TED’s head of curation Helen Walters)

Today’s TED Talk – Why fun is the secret to a healthier life

Have you had your daily dose of fun? It’s not just enjoyable, it’s also essential for your health and happiness, says science journalist Catherine Price. She proposes a new definition of fun — what she calls “true fun” — and shares easy, evidence-backed ways to weave playfulness, flow and connection into your everyday life.

TODAY’S TED TALK – How to write less but say more

As the saying goes, less is more. The same goes for words. Listen as Politico and Axios co-founder Jim VandeHei shares what he’s learned leading two media companies — and how to radically rethink the way you write to keep people’s attention in a distracted digital world.

TED Talk – How do we heal medicine?

Our medical systems are broken. Doctors are capable of extraordinary (and expensive) treatments, but they are losing their core focus: actually treating people. Doctor and writer Atul Gawande suggests we take a step back and look at new ways to do medicine — with fewer cowboys and more pit crews.

A Future Worth Getting Excited About: Elon Musk’s Long TED Interview

Like him or hate him, he’s a pretty big player in the CleanTech industry, and it’s good to have an idea of what he’s doing.

TED Talks – Don’t fail fast — fail mindfully

After having a career in healthcare for over 20 years, I took a leap of faith by venturing into the world of business and entrepreneurship. It was challenging, and I too was met with failure. But what I’ve learned from Gasca’s talk is the importance of failing mindfully. It sets you up for success the next time around and makes you a better person.

TODAY’S TED TALK – 3 things men can do to promote gender equity

“It is time for a gender reckoning, beginning with men authentically confronting our internal selves and each other,” says essayist and intersectional justice advocate Jimmie Briggs. In this call to action for gender equity, he unpacks how traditional notions of masculinity harm society and offers three ways men can help promote personal safety, dignity and empowerment for all.

Today’s Ted Talk – The radical potential of self-evolving robots

She explains how the three ingredients of biological evolution can be replicated digitally to build robots that can self-assemble and adapt to any environment

TEDxBigSky – Jan 29-30 – Warren Miller Performing Arts Center and Livestream

Limited tickets available for Saturday or Sunday night at Warren Miller Performing Arts Center.