If you want to tackle big problems, try thinking like a bee

Honey bees can show us the power to be found in thinking small, says beekeeper Marianne Gee. New month. New day. New leaf. So you’ve woken up and decided you’re finally going to take on the big, big problem that’s [...]

Don’t have 10,000 hours to learn something new? That’s fine — all you need is 20

Writer Josh Kaufman shares his own tried-and-tested technique to learn a new skill by putting in just 45 minutes a day for a month. We all have them — the lovelorn musical instruments, the dusty sports equipment, the barely-cracked language [...]

The 10 most popular TED-Ed Animations of 2018

In 2018, our YouTube audience spent over 20 million hours watching TED-Ed Animations. Our most-viewed videos of 2018 include a handful of monumental myths, an epic battle of tape vs. glue, a menagerie of the animal kingdom’s most competitive cannibals, [...]

What can we learn from people who succeed later in life?

As a society, we tend to focus on prodigies — the young stars in their fields. But what if we looked at the people at the opposite end of the timeline instead? By studying them, network scientist Albert-László Barabási has [...]

Turn your school essay into a TED-style Talk

Writing a college admissions essay (or any essay for that matter) can be grueling. BUT—did you know that once you’ve written that essay, you’re halfway to giving a TED-style Talk? So why not register with The TED-Ed Student Talks Program to [...]

How to raise a child who cares

Ever worry that your kid is a jerk? Or wish they’d send a thank-you note without your forcing them to do it? Empathy can be developed and encouraged in young people. Psychiatrist Daniel Siegel and social worker Tina Payne Bryson [...]