Ted Talks you need to hear!

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I had a pretty low key weekend, cleaned the apartment, Winston beat me in tug-o-war, I got that extra hour of sleep, and it was finally cold enough to pull out my moccasins! 

I decided to watch some Ted Talks Saturday afternoon and when I finally realized I was hungry it was Saturday night… Ted Talks suck you in! 

But here are 5 Ted Talks that will inspire and amaze you! Grab a snack in case you get sucked in!

Amy Purdy: Living Beyond Limits

When she was 19, Amy Purdy lost both her legs below the knee. And now … she’s a pro snowboarder. In this powerful talk, she shows us how to draw inspiration from life’s obstacles.

JK Rowling: The Fringe Benefits of Failure

At her Harvard commencement speech, “Harry Potter” author JK Rowling offers some powerful, heartening advice to dreamers and overachievers, including one hard-won lesson that she deems “worth more than any qualification I ever earned.”

Paul Zak: Trust, Morality, – and Oxytocin? 

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.

AJ Jacobs: How Healthy Living Nearly Killed Me

For a full year, AJ Jacobs followed every piece of health advice he could — from applying sunscreen by the shot glass to wearing a bicycle helmet while shopping. He shares the surprising things he learned.

Matt Cutts: Try Something New for 30 Days

Is there something you’ve always meant to do, wanted to do, but just … haven’t? Matt Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days. This short, lighthearted talk offers a neat way to think about setting and achieving goals.

Here’s to your afternoon of Ted Talks!


  • Brittany Nagel

    These look really interesting! Whenever I go to the TED talks website, I get overwhelmed by too many choices. Thanks for weeding them out for me!