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Thalia Book Club: Mary-Louise Parker - Dear Mr. You
Thalia Book Club: Mary-Louise Parker - Dear Mr. You by Mary-Louise Parker

The award-winning actress presents her literary debut. An unconventional memoir in letters, Dear Mr. You chronicles Parker's life through correspondence with men from her past and imagined future and reveals the complexity and power found in relationships...

How to Make Work-Life Balance Work
How to Make Work-Life Balance Work by Nigel Marsh

Work-life balance, says Nigel Marsh, is too important to be left in the hands of your employer. Marsh lays out an ideal day balanced between family time, personal time and productivity — and offers some stirring encouragement to make it happen. ©2011 TED ...

How to Speak So That People Want to Listen
How to Speak So That People Want to Listen by Julian Treasure

Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Here's Julian Treasure to help. In this useful talk, the sound expert demonstrates the how-to's of powerful speaking — from some handy vocal exercises to tips on how to speak with empathy. A...

10 Things You Didn't Know about Orgasm
10 Things You Didn't Know about Orgasm by Mary Roach

Bonk author Mary Roach delves into obscure scientific research, some of it centuries old, to make 10 surprising claims about sexual climax, ranging from the bizarre to the hilarious. (This talk is aimed at adults. Viewer discretion advised.) ©2009 TED Con...

'The Talk'
'The Talk' by Julia Sweeney

Despite her best efforts, comedian Julia Sweeney is forced to tell a little white lie when her 8-year-old begins learning about frog reproduction -- and starts to ask some very smart questions. ©2010 TED Conferences LLC (P)2015 TED Conferences LLC ...

Cute, Sexy, Sweet, Funny
Cute, Sexy, Sweet, Funny by Dan Dennett

Why are babies cute? Why is cake sweet? Philosopher Dan Dennett has answers you wouldn't expect, as he shares evolution's counterintuitive reasoning on cute, sweet and sexy things (plus a new theory from Matthew Hurley on why jokes are funny). ©2009 TED C...

Trust, Morality – and Oxytocin
Trust, Morality – and Oxytocin by Paul Zak

What drives our desire to behave morally? Neuroeconomist Paul Zak shows why he believes oxytocin (he calls it "the moral molecule") is responsible for trust, empathy and other feelings that help build a stable society. ©2011 TED Conferences LLC (P)2015 TE...

Are We Designed to Be Sexual Omnivores?
Are We Designed to Be Sexual Omnivores? by Christopher Ryan

An idea permeates our modern view of relationships: that men and women have always paired off in sexually exclusive relationships. But before the dawn of agriculture, humans may actually have been quite promiscuous. Author Christopher Ryan walks us throug...

How the Internet Enables Intimacy
How the Internet Enables Intimacy by Stefana Broadbent

We worry that IM, texting, Facebook are spoiling human intimacy, but Stefana Broadbent's research shows how communication tech is capable of cultivating deeper relationships, bringing love across barriers like distance and workplace rules. ©2009 TED Confe...

How We Can Make the World a Better Place by 2030
How We Can Make the World a Better Place by 2030 by Michael Green

Can we end hunger and poverty, halt climate change, and achieve gender equality in the next 15 years? The governments of the world think we can. Meeting at the UN in September 2015, they agreed to a new set of Global Goals for the development of the world...

My Year Reading a Book from Every Country in the World
My Year Reading a Book from Every Country in the World by Ann Morgan

Ann Morgan considered herself well read - until she discovered the "massive blindspot" on her bookshelf. Amid a multitude of English and American authors, there were very few books from beyond the English-speaking world. So she set an ambitious goal: to r...

Sir Ken Robinson: A New View of Human Capacity
Sir Ken Robinson: A New View of Human Capacity by Ken Robinson

Hear Ken Robinson, innovation expert, hold forth on the potential and capacity of truly "human" resources. Ken Robinson speaks before a live audience at the Los Angeles Public Library January 29, 2009. ©2009 The ALOUD Business Forum - Los Angeles Public L...

Tim Ferriss: Feel Like the Incredible Hulk
Tim Ferriss: Feel Like the Incredible Hulk by Tim Ferriss

Ferriss embraced the principle that "fear is your friend" while overcoming his trepidation of swimming, dancing and learning new languages. Learn his methods to rethink "false constructs and untested assumptions." ©2008 EG (P)2008 EG...

Joining 3.5 Billion Years of Microbial Invention
Joining 3.5 Billion Years of Microbial Invention by J. Craig Venter

Biologist, author and businessman Craig Venter discusses his work mapping and synthesizing genomes. Venter recalls his work mapping the human genome and expands on his current work which includes categorizing new genes and species of microbes from ocean w...

Sir Ken Robinson: The Element
Sir Ken Robinson: The Element by Ken Robinson

He has received several honorary degrees, the Athena Award from the Rhode Island School of Design, the Peabody Medal, and the Benjamin Franklin Medal from the Royal Society of Arts. He received a knighthood for his services to the arts. His latest book is...

Bill McKibben: 350 The Most Important Number in the World
Bill McKibben: 350 The Most Important Number in the World by Bill McKibben

350 is the red line for human beings, the most important number on the planet. The most recent science tells us that unless we can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million, we will cause huge and irreversible damage t...

Walter Isaacson: Einstein
Walter Isaacson: Einstein by Walter Isaacson

The Aspen Institute's Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series with Walter Isaacson. Isaacson speaks about his book, Einstein: His Life and Universe. ©2007 Aspen Institute (P)2007 Aspen Institute ...

Rodney Brooks: Remaking Manufacturing With Robotics
Rodney Brooks: Remaking Manufacturing With Robotics by Rodney Brooks

Heartland Robotics Chairman and CTO Rodney Brooks asks: What will it take for robots to be added to the toolchest of the makers of American manufacturing, so that they can increase productivity, provide better jobs for American workers, and compete even m...

David Brooks: Neuroscience and Sociology
David Brooks: Neuroscience and Sociology by David Brooks

David Brooks delivers a talk entitled Neuroscience and Sociology at the 2008 Aspen Ideas Festival. ©2008 Aspen Institute (P)2008 Aspen Institute ...

Michael Novak: The Ethics of Capitalism
Michael Novak: The Ethics of Capitalism by Michael Novak

Theologian and author Michael Novak delivers a lecture on the ethics of capitalism from the Judeo-Christian perspective. ©2009 Chautauqua Institution (P)2009 Chautauqua Institution ...

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