My descent into America’s neo-Nazi movement — and how I got out | Christian Picciolini

My journey away from violent extremism began 22 years ago, when I denounced racism and left the American white supremacist skinhead movement that I had helped build. (Cheers and applause) I was just 22 years old at the time, but I had already spent eight years, from the time I was 14 years old, as […]

7 Ways to Make a Conversation With Anyone | Malavika Varadan | TEDxBITSPilaniDubai

Translator: Hang Do Reviewer: Queenie Lee Hello, everybody. I’m going to start with a question. How many of you know the person sitting next to you from before today? Interesting. So, do you remember the first conversation that you ever had with that person? You know conversations are links. Let’s imagine every conversation to be […]

The lies our culture tells us about what matters — and a better way to live | David Brooks

So, we all have bad seasons in life. And I had one in 2013. My marriage had just ended, and I was humiliated by that failed commitment. My kids had left home for college or were leaving. I grew up mostly in the conservative movement, but conservatism had changed, so I lost a lot of […]

Marcus Aurelius: How to Think Clearly

At 17 Marcus Aurelius was adopted it made him heir to the throne of Rome Born into a wealthy family. Aurelius was primarily raised in a household of his grandfather Both his parents passed away relatively early in his life From the start his defining characteristic was his pursuit of knowledge He was drawn to […]

Stop searching for your passion | Terri Trespicio | TEDxKC

Translator: Angelina Babinova Reviewer: Aari Lemmik The day I got laid off from my job at Martha Stewart, I was relieved. (Laughter) I loved the job, I really did. But the relationship was over and I didn’t know how to end it and then it broke up with me. Don’t you love it when that […]

Refusing to Settle: The Quarter-Life Crisis | Adam “Smiley” Poswolsky | [email protected]

Translator: Helena Bowen Reviewer: Denise RQ I did everything I was supposed to do. I got good grades in high school, I took AP classes, I went to a good college, I got a great job, I climbed the career ladder. On paper I had it all. I was making $70,000 a year at the […]

Why your major will never matter | Megan Schwab | TEDxFSU

Translator: Vivian Chen Reviewer: Irina Zayats So, we’ve been made a lot of promises as a generation. One of the very first promises we hear, and for many of us, the very first experience we have with the idea of career planning, is the promise that you can be anything that you want to be […]

Thoughts on humanity, fame and love | Shah Rukh Khan

Namaskar. I’m a movie star, I’m 51 years of age, and I don’t use Botox as yet. (Laughter) So I’m clean, but I do behave like you saw like a 21-year-old in my movies. Yeah, I do that. I sell dreams, and I peddle love to millions of people back home in India who assume […]

Isolation is the dream-killer, not your attitude | Barbara Sher | TEDxPrague

Translator: Ellen Maloney Reviewer: Samuel Titera I’ve something very important to tell you today. I’m so glad I was invited to this particular TEDx meeting. I really am, because it’s all about dreams, and that’s what it’s all about, and no kidding, that’s all I do. I also drink water. When I was about 36, […]

To find work you love, don’t follow your passion | Benjamin Todd | [email protected]

Translator: Queenie Lee Reviewer: Ivana Korom When I graduated from university, I didn’t know what career I wanted to choose. I had a lot of interests, but which interest should I pursue and try and turn into a job? So, back then, I was really interested in martial arts. Here’s me. But I didn’t want […]