Category Archives: TedTalks

These are some of the TedTalks we find inspiring!

Everything happens for a reason and other lies I’ve loved

In life’s toughest moments, how do you go on living? Kate Bowler has been exploring this question ever since she was diagnosed with stage IV cancer at age 35. In a profound, heartbreaking and unexpectedly funny talk, she offers some answers and challenges the idea that “everything happens for a reason”. Kate shares hard-won wisdom about how to make sense of the world after your life is suddenly, completely changed.

Who decides what’s in the dictionary?

While the concept of a dictionary dates back to ancient civilisations, the first English dictionary wasn’t published until the 1600s. Historically, dictionaries have been written by individual authors who chose what to include or exclude, but today it appears we have more of an input.

Ilan Stavans shares the history of Webster’s Dictionary in this Ted Talk. Click through to watch.