Topic: TED

What Is Depression And How Can It Be Treated?

Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world; Globally, an estimated 350 million people of all ages suffer from depression. Depression is more than just feeling “down.” It is a serious illness caused by changes in brain..


The Surprising Science of Happiness

What is happiness? One of the most fundamental philosophical question is as intriguing as its length. It only has three words in it but it opens up millions of possibilities. Daniel Gilbert, a psychologist at the University of Harvard..



The hidden power of smiling

Ron Gutman reviews a raft of studies about smiling, and reveals some surprising results. Did you know your smile can be a predictor of how long you’ll live — and that a simple smile has..




How photography connects us

The photo director for National Geographic David Griffin knows the power of photography to connect us to our world. In a Talk filled with glorious images, he discusses how we all use photos to tell..


How do vaccines work?

The first ever vaccine was created when Edward Jenner, an English physician and scientist, successfully injected small amounts of a cowpox virus into a young boy to protect him from the related (and deadly) smallpox..


Want to be happy? Be grateful

The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. An..


The skill of self confidence

As the Athletic Director and head coach of the Varsity Soccer team at Ryerson University, Dr. Joseph is often asked what skills he is searching for as a recruiter: is it speed? Strength? Agility? In..


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