How 10 everyday items were invented

Have you ever wondered where the idea for a rubber glove came from? What about super glue? Or lipstick? From blue jeans to Band-Aids, watch these 10 TED-Ed Animations to find out the history behind some of your favorite everyday items. [...]

4 simple tips on how to practice effectively (in TED-Ed GIFs)

Mastering any physical skill takes practice. Practice is the repetition of an action with the goal of improvement, and it helps us perform with more ease, speed, and confidence. There are many theories that attempt to quantify the number of [...]

6 creative activities to try out now that school’s over

Summer’s here, and it’s time for students to finally take a breath after a seemingly endless amount of exams — but rising temperatures often mean a drop in productivity. Avoid the summer slump and make the most of your free [...]

What advice do you wish you’d gotten when you graduated from college? 25 TED speakers answer

Whether you put on your cap and gown last week — or last century — these honest answers can give you some insight and guidance. “If you don’t know what you want to do with the rest of your life, [...]

5 myths from around the world

Myths serve a profound role in cultures and traditions around the world, anchoring us to a sense of history and meaning through allegorical storytelling. Save yourself an airplane trip and check out these five myths from different countries around the world: 1. [...]

Why video games shouldn’t freak parents out

An advocate for educational video games realizes that our kids might actually learn more from Civilization, Minecraft, Call of Duty and World of Warcraft. Everything changed at a lunch with the legendary game designer Sid Meier. For years, I’d been [...]