Why people believe weird things by Michael Shermer

A funny and informative talk on how we must be more objective when analyzing simple facts.

Gaming can make a better world by Jane McGonigal

Gaming is not always a waste of time, it can actually bring great opportunities.

Trust, morality — and oxytocin? by Paul Zak

A very interesting talk to illuminate the debate between moral and science. 

The Power of Vulnerability by Brené Brown

Brené Brown embarks in a deep investigation of a complex issue: vulnerability. You can read my post here.

How schools kill creativity by Ken Robinson

Ken Robinson speaks about how standardization in schools and how to think outside the box.

The key to success? Grit by Angela Lee Duckworth

What is it that motivates students? This talk offers some hints about grit being the primary factor as a motivator.

Your body language shapes who you are by Amy Cuddy

The role of our body, and the message it sends, can tell so much about the way we approach things, focusing more explicitly on it could be helpful.

The power of introverts by Susan Cain

Highlighting the importance of the individual experience, Cain brings to the table how different environments tend to overemphasize group interaction.

How to make stress your friend by Kelly McGonigal

This interesting talk discusses how to embrace stress and how it can improve the way we live with it.

Your online life, permanent as a tattoo by Juan Enriquez

The ways in which we communicate these days have evolved and we tend to disregard how these communications work. Juan Enriquez explains clearly how this affects us.

How photography connects us by David Griffin

A recount of how photographs are made and their role in human connection.


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My list of 11 favorite Ted Talks about various topics. Given my different interests, these are insightful to shaping an objective view on education, creativity, productivity, and life itself.

Curated by Pablo Avila