Category Archives: TedTalks

These are some of the TedTalks we find inspiring!

Why it’s so hard to make healthy decisions

Why do we make poor decisions that we know are bad for our health? In this frank, funny talk, behavioral economist and health policy expert David Asch explains why our behavior is often irrational and shows how we can harness this to make better decisions and improve our health care system overall.

How China is changing the future of shopping

China is a huge laboratory of innovation, says retail expert Angela Wang, and in this lab, everything takes place on people’s phones. Five hundred million Chinese consumers regularly make purchases via mobile platforms, even in brick-and-mortar stores. What will this transformation mean for the future of shopping? Learn more about the new business-as-usual, where everything is ultra-convenient, ultra-flexible and ultra-social.


What happens in your brain when you taste food?

Ever wondered what happens in your brain when you taste food? With fascinating research and hilarious anecdotes, neuroscientist Camilla Arndal Andersen takes us into the lab where she studies people’s sense of taste via brain scans. She reveals surprising insights about the way our brains subconsciously experience food, and shows how this data could help us eat healthier without sacrificing taste.

In praise of slowness

Journalist Carl Honore believes the Western world’s emphasis on speed erodes health, productivity and quality of life. But there’s a backlash brewing, as everyday people start putting the brakes on their all-too-modern lives. Take some time for yourself and enjoy this Ted Talk.

Zombie roaches and other parasite tales

In this hilarious and ever-so-slightly creepy talk, science writer Ed Yong tells the story of his favorite parasites; animals and organisms that live on the bodies (and brains!) of other organisms, causing them to do their bidding. Just the thing to get you in the mood for Halloween.