Category: Interviews

How to exercise when it’s the last thing you want to do

Wise ideas from psychology, behavioral economics, business — and even activism — to get you moving. Excuse #1: “I don’t have the time to exercise.” The fix: You’ve got plenty of time; the trick is being intentional about how you [...]

5 simple tips to help you have a real conversation with a teen

A quick guide to get beyond “Fine” and “Whatever,” from child psychologist Shelja Sen. Parents often talk about how tough it is to talk to teenagers, how their kids won’t say anything or listen to them. Let’s take a typical [...]

Practical money advice from a self-taught financial advisor

Curtis Carroll turned his life around in San Quentin by learning the stock market, and now he’s teaching others to do the same. Here, he shares some basics to know before you start buying stocks. Curtis Carroll is a sought-after [...]

Character design 101: How to infuse a drawing with personality

How do you give a drawing of a zebra finch a clear personality? How can you use your personal relationships to infuse a drawing with character? TED-Ed animator Lisa LaBracio, who directed and animated our lesson “How do birds learn [...]

Share these 20 brilliant ideas with your favorite teachers (and everyone else)

What’s one thing that you’d like to see educators try out in 2018? We asked the TED-Ed Innovative Educators to share their favorite ideas. Here’s what they suggest: It’s 2018! Drop the double-negative zero. Let students revise until they get [...]

How teachers can turn their classrooms INSIDE OUT through portraiture with artist JR

There’s a reason why people in the Renaissance commissioned masters to capture their likeness in swirls of paint, why people in the 1800s flocked to studios to have their daguerreotypes etched on silver plates, and why even today we stand [...]

Here’s how to win at Monopoly, according to math experts

Oh, those family gatherings. Once you have stuffed yourself silly with an elaborate meal, there is little left to help you avoid spending some dreaded “quality time” with your relatives. Rather than fill an evening debating politics or dodging prying [...]