In this inspiring ted talk Hannah Brencher discusses how writing love letters and leaving them for strangers fighting depression has become a global initiative.
The World Needs More Love Letters initiative rushes handwritten letters to those in need of a boost. It all came about because Hannah Brencher’s mother always wrote her letters. So when she felt herself bottom into depression after college, she did what felt natural. She wrote love letters and left them for strangers to find.
This is one of our all time favourite ted talks, not only is the message thought provoking but Sir Ken Robinson is an entertaining speaker. With over 55 million views, it looks to be one of your favourites too.
Technology is an amazing thing. We can use it to navigate the world without using the sense of vision. Inventor and IBM Fellow Chieko Asakawa, who’s been blind since the age of fourteen, has been working on just this. In a charming demonstration, she shows off some new technology that’s helping blind people explore the world ever more independently … because, she suggests, when we design for greater accessibility, everyone benefits.
Producer, Franklin Leonard saw too many great screenplays never get made because they didn’t fit the traditional Hollywood mould. So he started the Black List, an anonymous email that shared his favourite screenplays and asked: Why aren’t we making these movies? Learn the origin story of some of your favourite films with this fascinating insider view of the movie business.
Can happiness be bought? To find out, Benjamin Wallace sampled the world’s most expensive products including a bottle of 1947 Chateau Cheval Blanc, 8 ounces of Kobe beef and the notorious Kopi Luwak coffee.
In an eye-opening talk, Aparna Mehta reveals the unseen world of “free” online returns — which, instead of ending up back on the shelf, are sent to landfills by the billions of pounds each year — and shares her plan to help put an end to this growing environmental catastrophe.