The Ten Best TED Talks (In No Particular Order)

Published March 23, 2014
Updated February 26, 2018

6. Dan Beuttner: How to Live to Be 100+

Where Juan Enriquez presents a scientific future where all organs are replaceable, Dan Beuttner shows us concrete, practical ways to increase longevity and get the most out of our later years.

7. Jill Bolte Tayler: Stroke of Insight

The Citizen Kane of TED Talks. Watch this brilliant neurosurgeon embrace what is easily one of the most frightening possible events in one’s life with the awe and wonder of a child. You will absolutely walk away from this talk, assured that all ailments can be defeated.

8. Mary Roach: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Orgasms

Stop giggling! While this talk is genuinely funny, you will be astounded at the historical and scientific facts revolving around this sacred and secret joy.

9. Amy Cuddy: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

We’ve all heard the internet (though totally true) fact that smiling actually makes you happier. But did you know that simply making yourself appear “larger” will change your hormonal makeup? Amy Cuddy gives us the lowdown on how just making yourself look more powerful will actually make you stronger.

10. TED Talks – Stephen Petranek: Countdown to Armageddon

One of the first TED talks to go viral, Stephen Petranek’s extraordinarily calm discussion on the endless ways the universe is trying to kill us is wonderfully entertaining and inspiring. Though the subject is grim, his endless supply of answers to every problem will reassure any who doubt the ingenuity of humanity.

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