What old story about yourself are you still believing? Here’s how to find it and change it

Many of us hold deeply ingrained beliefs about ourselves that are simply not true. You can start to free yourself from them by editing your narrative, says psychiatrist John Sharp. There are many things in our lives that we have [...]

The 10 most popular TED-Ed Animations of 2020

In 2020, our YouTube audience spent nearly 32 million hours watching TED-Ed Animations (that’s equal to over 3,600 years!). Our most-viewed videos of 2020 include a couple of lovestruck tricksters, a self-cloning candy-pooping bug, a mysterious mathematician, a handful to help [...]

How to cultivate a sense of unconditional self-worth

I have struggled with feelings of unworthiness for as long as I can remember. From the outside, my life looked pretty perfect when I was growing up. My parents had a happy marriage, they were supportive and they earned enough [...]

Here’s why you get gloomy in the winter — and what you can do about it

If the darkening evenings and turning leaves induce a mild sense of dread in you every year, you’re not alone. With the arrival of winter, many of us experience Seasonal Affective Disorder — which bears the appropriate acronym of SAD [...]

The secret to giving a great compliment

Want an easy way to brighten another person’s day? Offer them specific, heartfelt praise, says educator Cheryl Ferguson. We’ve all been on the receiving end of a half-hearted compliment, whether it was a generic “nice work” from a colleague or [...]

5 educators share their vision for building a better world

The world is continuing to experiment with virtual events, and to recognize that we need ideas and dialogue that can connect us more than ever. So in June 2020, we created the TED-Ed Building Together event to celebrate educators’ ideas [...]