Each course connects you with a global community of learners and TED speakers who expand on their world-changing ideas. TED Courses can help you gain the inspiration, knowledge and skills you need to thrive and create a future worth pursuing.
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Feeling fed up with the work you do? You’re not alone: there’s a growing and global desire to make our jobs more meaningful and create opportunities for others to work with dignity, too. In this course, you’ll chart a path that allows you to be good to yourself, others and the world—all at the same time.
“Life awaits. I want to help you get over the hurdles,” shares Julie Lythcott-Haims, a former dean of freshmen at Stanford. Launching your adult life and feeling a little stuck? Or maybe you have ideas about your path forward that don't match the expectations of others. With empathy and honesty, Julie shares stories and practical strategies to build a future that fits you and all you can offer to the world.
Are you ready to (re)awaken your creativity? In this course, you'll have the space, time and encouragement to experiment with different types of self-expression and practice bringing more playfulness and curiosity to your days. You'll expand your view of yourself, think more flexibly and have some serious fun.
Our brains are truly breathtaking–and perhaps their most astonishing ability is the capacity to create, store and retrieve a lifetime of memories. In this course Lisa Genova, bestselling author and neuroscientist, shares how memory works, why we forget and how to keep your brain in great shape. Perfect for those with a novice-to-intermediate level of knowledge about brain anatomy and function.
As reality gets more and more virtual, we cry out for the experience of meeting something in the flesh, says Pico Iyer. We long to meet our global neighbors in person, down the street and maybe even across the ocean. Drawing on more than four decades of experience as a global traveler, Pico explains how you can shed preconceived notions of a place and, perhaps more importantly, see your own place in the world with utterly fresh and appreciative eyes.
"Dylan Marron is like a modern Mister Rogers for the digital age," says his colleague Jason Sudeikis. With warmth and humor, Dylan teaches you how to have more genuine and satisfying conversations with others, even (and maybe especially!) when the topic is divisive. "When done well," Dylan shares, "conversation is just a joy."
Are you always rushing, busy, distracted? Are you speed-reading this sentence right now? In this course, you’ll learn from Carl Honoré, the leading voice of the global Slow Movement, why putting on the brakes is the powerful, counterintuitive secret to thriving in a fast world. See why slowing down is so good for yourself and the people around you and pick up practical strategies you can apply in daily life.
Everyone goes through challenging times when they feel off schedule, off track, off kilter. This course is designed to help you get through one of these painful and confusing times. Based on research into hundreds of life stories, bestselling author and expert on “the nonlinear life” Bruce Feiler shares a set of tools to help you master the remarkable, heroic, everyday act of reinvention.
Romantic love feels like one of those things that just should come naturally: we think that love will just happen to us one day. But what if love isn’t some elusive, mysterious force? In this course, you’ll explore the powerful myths about love that shape your romantic relationships. You’ll learn how to question your own assumptions, flip the script you’ve created for yourself and fashion a richer, more satisfying love story.
TED’s global community connects millions of open-minded people who seek a deeper understanding of themselves, each other and the world we live in. That’s what you’ll get with TED Courses, too.
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