Category: News + Updates

Meet the new Student Talks materials!

At TED-Ed, we’re passionate about sharing vibrant, diverse, and meaningful student voices with the world. Since 2014, thousands of student groups across the globe have been developing and sharing their ideas using our free idea presentation literacy materials. And, in [...]

Want to be happy? Slow down

In 1972, Matthieu Ricard had a promising career in biochemistry, trying to figure out the secrets of E. coli bacteria. A chance encounter with Buddhism led to an about turn, and Ricard has spent the past 40+ years living in the Himalayas, studying mindfulness [...]

Scared of too much color in your life? Learn to let go of your fear — and find more joy

Bright, vivid color really does give us more energy — and that’s just one of the things designer Ingrid Fetell Lee discovered in her 10-year search for the sources of joy. Few people would name their favorite color as gray [...]

Need a fresh perspective? See the world like a horse does (or a cow or a cat or an ant …)

Practice an act of radical empathy — try to put yourself in the hoofsteps, pawprints and undulations of other creatures and appreciate all the ways of being and doing that exist on this planet. We are not alone. On Earth, [...]

Haven’t made it to the gym yet? Try snacking on exercise instead

To jump-start a workout habit, start out with small amounts, suggests wellness specialist Lauren Parsons. Among the sources of everyday guilt, right up there with “not eating enough fruits and veg” and “not saving enough money” is “not working out.” [...]

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 [...]