Activism isn’t just for adults and teens. We need to teach younger kids to be activists, too.

If we want our children to grow up to be thoughtful and engaged citizens, we should help them be part of social change now. I grew up petrified of acid rain. The name itself was terrifying, and it haunted my [...]

Quiz: Are you an extrovert, introvert or ambivert?

You probably have a hunch about which one you are, but why not take this quiz — from organizational psychologist Adam Grant — and double-check? Knowing your traits will help you figure out how you can best fit and function [...]

5 game-changing TED Talks about education

All over the world, there’s growing consensus that our education systems are broken. Here are 5 TED Talks from educators who want to transform how students are taught: 1. Salman Khan   Salman Khan talks about how and why he created [...]

Quiz: Do you know how the U.S. government works?

To prepare for the upcoming July 4th holiday, test your knowledge of US history and see how well you score:   Want to learn more? Check out our TED-Ed Lessons on civics. To get brand new TED-Ed Lessons delivered to [...]

Why we owe it to ourselves to spend quiet time alone every day

By not giving ourselves the minutes — or hours — free of devices and distractions, we risk losing our ability to know who we are and what’s important to us, says physicist and writer Alan Lightman. In 2016, the Harvard [...]

What if you could get WiFi and school tuition in exchange for your plastic trash?

You can — at a visionary social enterprise called Plastic Bank, which is not only improving people’s lives but keeping junk from going into the ocean. Imagine a store where you could buy what you need using your plastic garbage. [...]