This Is How You Respond To Inappropriate Questions

Have you ever been in a situation where you were asked inappropriate questions? Imagine…you’re in a room full of colleagues (pre-COVID) and one of your male peers strikes up a conversation with you. At first it’s fine – strictly platonic. And then he says, “You’re so pretty. Why are you still single?” Do you answer?…


Watch: The Racial Politics of Time

In this TED Talk from TEDWomen, cultural theorist Brittney Cooper explores the racial politics of time: how time has been stolen from Black people by white supremacy, and with it, opportunities, health, and joy. This TED Talk will make you think about time in a whole new way. Check it out above. Have you ever…


Watch: Black History Is American History

Okalani Dawkins plans to be a human rights lawyer one day, but before that happens, she is paving her way as a strong and passionate speaker for civil rights. Watch this video as she speaks about African American societies in America’s history past the Civil Rights Movement.

Heidi Grant speaks at TEDSalon: Rethink, in partnership with Brightline at TED World Theater, June 6, 2019, New York, NY. Photo: Jasmina Tomic / TED

How to Ask for Help and Get a “Yes”

Everyone needs help sometimes. Asking for help can be challenging, and being vulnerable enough to do so can be uncomfortable. In this TED Talk, social psychologist Heidi Grant details how to ask for help and get a “yes,” while also making the process rewarding for the giver of help as well. We need to help…


Watch: How Should We Understand Life In a Pandemic?

In this TED Talk, policymaker and poet Aaron Maniam speaks about how the language we use to talk about COVID shapes the way that we think about our experience with pandemic. He touches upon the inequality of COVID, and how some of us are experiencing relief: more time with our families; while others are suffering…


Here’s How to Fix a Democracy That No Longer Represents the People

In this TED Talk, Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig discusses how money has corrupted democracy and our government, creating a system of inequality where only 0.02% of the U.S. population is represented by the so-called representative government. According to Lessig, this flawed system must be repaired before we can ever even adequately begin to address the…


Watch: The Muslims You Cannot See

What does it mean to you to be Muslim? What does a Muslim look like? Who is and isn’t a Muslim? In this TEDx Talk, Sahar Habib Ghazi, managing editor for Global Voices, talks about how Muslims are not a monolithic group, and how “Muslim” isn’t a one-dimensional identity. “We practice different. We identify with being…

TED Talks Education, at the BAM Harvey Lichtenstein Theater. Filmed April 4, 2013. Photo: Ryan Lash

Watch: The Power of Perseverance

After leaving her job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth decided to take on employment as a teacher, where she taught math to seventh graders in a New York public school.  Ms. Duckworth soon noticed that IQ or intelligence weren’t the only predictors of success for her students, even in those who struggled or had a…


3 Tips to Boost Your Confidence

Everyone has probably been told to “be more confident” at some point in their lives, but who actually knows what that even means? What does being more confident look like? How does someone who is “more confident” behave? How can we learn to be more confident and have an increased sense of self-esteem? Amy Adkins…


Watch: How Racism Makes Us Sick

Do you think race has an impact on health? David R. Williams developed a scale that measures the impact of discrimination and racism on well-being. Traditional measures such as the impacts of systemic racism on income and education are known; the scale Williams developed exlores how factors like negative stereotypes, implicit bias, and resedential segregation…


Watch: The Trauma of Systematic Racism Is Killing Black Women

According to TED Talk’s homepage, “T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison, founders of the health nonprofit GirlTrek, are on a mission to reduce the leading causes of preventable death among Black women — and build communities in the process. How? By getting one million women and girls to prioritize their self-care, lacing up their shoes…


Watch: When Shall We Be Free?

The following summary is provided to TED by TEDxAminuKanoWay. Ramadan Yusuf is an activist and a spoken word artist. He speaks especially to the youth, to stand to what’s right and shun violence. He speaks to the leaders to be true role models to the upcoming generations. He pose the questions to all – leaders and…