"There's just many, many things, many factors that get us to work: Money is one of them, and maybe not even the most important one." — Dan Ariely
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Love it or hate it, most of us have to work for a living. So, how can we make work more meaningful? This hour, TED speakers explore our values and motivations when it comes to the workplace.
This week we explore what creativity is and how it works.
We want to be creative but channeling our creative impulses is no small feat. Is creativity something we are born with or can we learn it? In this hour, TED speakers examine the mystery of creativity.
Are our digital and real lives starting to blur together?
When we go online, we present a digital version of ourselves. How do we transform when we interact inside our screens? In this episode, TED speakers explore the expanding role of our "second selves."
"It's not just a phone. It's a kind of mental exo-skeleton. It's an external part of your brain." - Amber Case
It's normal for us to always be glued to our screens. So how are they changing us, and how will they shape our future? This hour, TED speakers explore our ambivalent relationships with our screens.
Babies and young children are "already about as smart as they could possibly be."
Why do we put so much effort in making kids think and act like us? In this hour, TED speakers explore the different ways babies and children learn — from the womb, to the playground, to the web.
Every species has its own important role in maintaining nature's balance.
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In this hour, TED speakers explain how everything in nature is connected, and how we can restore its delicate balance.
In this episode, TED speakers look up to the night sky and consider our relationship with what might out there.
This hour, we'll hear from TED speakers who share an infectious sense of wonder and curiosity about our place in the universe and what lies beyond our skies.
"Trying things out, testing things out, that's how you become an expert: You actually live it." — A.J. Jacobs
What does it take to survive, even thrive, when you're a complete amateur? This hour, TED speakers share stories of plunging — or being plunged — into new situations and emerging as experts.
When typical solutions fall short, why not find a different way?
In this hour, TED speakers dare to hack the brain, the climate, and the animal kingdom in hopes of creating a better world.
What will cancer look like in the near future?
Cancer is merciless. It can strike any time, spread without warning and return unannounced. In this hour, TED speakers reframe not only how we treat cancer but how we can live with it and survive it.
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