TED Talk Recommendation #2

(In no particular order)


Do Schools Kill Creativity?

By Sir Ken Robinson

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Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

Talk description by TED


The Power of Vulnerability

By Brené Brown

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Brené Brown studies human connection our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.


Your Elusive Creative Genius

By Elizabeth Gilbert

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“Eat, Pray, Love” author Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses — and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have”a genius. It’s a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.


How Your Emotions Change The Shape of Your Heart

By Dr. Sandeep Jauhar

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“A record of our emotional life is written on our hearts,” says cardiologist and author Sandeep Jauhar. In a stunning talk, he explores the mysterious ways our emotions impact the health of our hearts — causing them to change shape in response to grief or fear, to literally break in response to emotional heartbreak — and calls for a shift in how we care for our most vital organ.


How To Make Stress Your Friend

By Kelly McGonigal

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Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.

That’s all I got for you today. See you next time with more recommendations!

Tedtalk Recommendation #1

Tim Harford’s TedTalk on:

A Powerful Way to Unleash your Natural Creativity

I have always had a problem with anxiety but it never posed a serious problem until eleventh grade. In the first two years of college, my anxiety morphed into a different creature altogether.

But let’s start at the beginning and I’ll try to make it short.
I was first diagnosed with chronic hypothyroidism in tenth grade (2015) while getting treated for a furious allergic skin reaction on my birthday. The doctor asked to do some nerve tests. At the end of it all he says to my dad, “She has hypersensitive nerves.” And eager for some excuse to explain my excitable nature, I thought, “Ah so that explains it then, don’t it?” Because one of my more caring teachers had said kind of the same thing to me after the sports day parade. It didn’t suit a house prefect to look so stressed-out, “jumpy” and with bad posture. She said relaxing from time-to-time is very important. And it is.

I was prone to feverish multitasking, and found it difficult to engage myself completely to the situation, work or even person at hand. I always had some probable situation of the future running through my head or some work that needed to be done.

I found it difficult to focus on the moment. And it led to all kinds of despair.

Conventional multitasking makes one vulnerable to anxiety.

I’ll cut my story short and instead give you some reasons to listen to this Tedtalk:

1) If you’re a chronic multitasker, you might find it interesting to know that there’s a way to multitask better without endangering your nerves in the long term.

2) If you’re interested to know how the greats did it. Including Einstein, Darwin and even Michael Crichton.

3) If you’re struggling with your passion project to the extent that it’s slowly turning into a misery instead of a joy, or if you’re hitting a dead-end and basically freaking out.

You can watch it on YouTube Tim Harford Tedtalk

Or listen to the audio version on Spotify.

Source: YouTube