Tag Archives: Ted Talks

Success: What Is It To You? In this TED Talk, Alain de Botton examines our ideas of success and failure — and questions the assumptions underlying these two judgments. Is success always earned? Is failure? He makes an eloquent, witty … Continue reading

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Happy Planet and Happy People…Yes Please!

I recently subscribed to Ted Books, the books expand on the great ted.com video series adding detail and resources that the short video format does not allow. One of the first books I read was Nic Mark’s “The Happiness Manifesto” … Continue reading

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David Brooks: The social animal

Following on my my post yesterday, here is a thought provoking TED Video by David Brooks discussing what he has call a New Humanism. Tapping into the findings of his latest book, NYTimes columnist David Brooks unpacks new insights into … Continue reading

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Steven Pinker: A brief history of violence

Stephen Pinker charts the decline of violence from Biblical times to the present, and argues that, though it may seem illogical and even obscene, given Iraq and Darfur, we are living in the most peaceful time in our species’ existence. Continue reading

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James Randi on Psychic Fraud (Via ScepticaTV)

I came across these videos via subscription to ScepticaTV and feel that are highly worthy of sharing with you, my highly valued Reader. I hope you take time to watch them and reflect on their significance to you. Legendary skeptic … Continue reading

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