What are the best TED talks?

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    #1Ken Robinson. Do schools kill creativity?

    Ken Robinson. Do schools kill creativity?
    Sir Ken Robinson is a creativity expert who questions the traditional way in which children are educated. In this TED talk, in a very entertaining way, he argues that the current education system is basically killing creativity and encourages us to accept this and think of ways of creating a new education system that nurtures creativity.
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    Billy Patterson
    Written on July 14, 2017
    "This TED talk was incredibly informative, with a young school aged child already in school it makes me question the education and curriculum that he is receiving, I've tried to find out more about the things that are being taught but most the answers are rather vague. Even my son comes home from school and says the famous "not much" approach. I feel that this TED talk is spot on about what schools are doing now days, focusing on testing, focusing on scores for money and resources, competing in a way that does not foster the educational or creative growth of our children. I've started looking into Charter schools because of this TED talk, and while that might strike some as extreme it seems logical to me to want a school that will both communicate with parents but is not confined to the rigidity that seems most our educational systems appear to be. "
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    #2Amy Cuddy. Your body language may shape who you are

    Amy Cuddy. Your body language may shape who you are
    Amy Cuddy's research on body language reveals that we can change other people's perceptions and perhaps even our own body chemistry simply by changing body positions. In this TED talk, she explains how standing in a posture of confidence can boost feelings of confidence, and might have an impact on our chances for success.
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    Alice Graham
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "Since Cuddy's talk 5 years ago, much research has been done investigating the "power pose effect".Some of them have failed to replicate what she found in the original one. Her co-author Dana Carney has come to believe that the "power pose effects" are not real."
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    #3Simon Sinek. How great leaders inspire action

    Simon Sinek. How great leaders inspire action

    How great leaders inspire action is a TED talk by Simon Sinek, who is a British-American marketing consultant, motivational speaker, and author. In his talk, he examines what successful leadership looks like, and offers a model you can apply if you want to be a leader that can inspire trust, cooperation and, most importantly, change.

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    Louis Gardner
    Written on May 26, 2017
    "I've been missing my why! Until Simon Sinek TED Talk I had no idea why I even bothered to get up in the morning. Sure I spent all day fixing computers but that was just what I did. I can troubleshoot any computer but that is just how I fix computer. Now I know why I get up! I help people. I've doubled my bottom line in six months. Find your why. "
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    #4Brené Brown. The power of vulnerability

    Brené Brown. The power of vulnerability
    Brené Brown studies vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame. In this TED talk, she speaks about human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. She shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.
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    Janet Gray
    Written on February 14, 2017
    "When I started poking around the internet, trying my darndest to locate a supply of TED talks, this site is the best one I've found (after all, this is THE Ted Talks web site). On this site I can find TED talks by any type and language. I have personally found a great number of videos on every subject imaginable--and believe me, I have looked for some weird stuff."
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    #5Jill Bolte Taylor. My stroke of insight

    Jill Bolte Taylor. My stroke of insight
    Brain researcher Jill Bolte Taylor studied her own stroke as it happened, she watched as her brain functions -- motion, speech, self-awareness -- shut down one by one. She now is a powerful voice for brain recovery.
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    Alexander Ferguson
    Written on March 1, 2017
    "Having had a stroke myself I was looking for resources to learn what to expect next. I'm glad I found this. Very insightful. "
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    #6Carrie Green: Programming your mind for success

    Carrie Green: Programming your mind for success

    Programming your mind for success is a video on YouTube where Carrie Green gives a talk in TEDxManchester where she talks about her experience, and about how your mind can make or break you. If you start questioning everything, you end up losing your optimism. You need to get rid of you self-limiting beliefs, take responsibility, and start focusing on the right things.

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    Sharon Thompson
    Written on December 30, 2017
    "I've watched a lot of TED talks, and this is a great one. Her communication skills are excellent, and I really felt like I understood her message. Very inspiring talk."
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    #7Mary Roach. 10 things you didn't know about orgasm

    Mary Roach. 10 things you didn't know about orgasm
    Death, the afterlife, and now sex -- Mary Roach tackles the most pondered and least understood conundrums that have baffled humans for centuries. In this TED Talk, she delves into obscure scientific research, some of it centuries old, to make 10 surprising claims about sexual climax, ranging from the bizarre to the hilarious. 
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    Raymond Vasquez
    Written on February 17, 2017
    "A dirty little secret we all choose not to talk about, sex, is the main topic in Mary Roach's 10 things you didn't know about orgasm. Having had issues with this in the past, this is a great TED talk that will help you understand how our human bodies work."
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    #8Tony Robbins. Why we do what we do

    Tony Robbins. Why we do what we do
    Tony Robbins makes it his business to know why we do the things we do. The pioneering life coach has spoken to millions of people through his best-selling books and three-day seminars. In this TED talk, he discusses the "invisible forces" that motivate everyone's actions.
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    David Carter
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "Tony Robbins is a well known author and public speaker. His TED talks are some of the best, if you are in to that sort of thing. He has a large stage presence, after all he is 6'7" and a low octane voice. He has a wide range of topics to choose from and most people can find something of his to interest them."
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    #9Stephany Zoo: Starting Over

    Stephany Zoo: Starting Over

    Starting Over is a talk by Stephany Zoo, COO and cofounder of League X, a branding agency that focuses on empowering Chinese brands. The talk was given at the TEDxSuzhouWomen event. In it, she speaks about her story, about how the things that happen to us affect our identities, and how you have to be able to let that go, and define yourself by what you want to be, not by what your life has been in the past.

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    Ben Li
    Written on December 9, 2017
    "Starting over is an inspiring TED talk given by the independent Tedx side of their organization. It goes over starting a new life and redefining yourself. If you are looking for inspiration to reinvent yourself, this is a good talk to listen to."
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