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5 Awesome Ted Talks

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Five TED Talks that will change your life!

Ted Talks That Will Change Your Life

TED Talks are a great way to learn something new, have a few laughs, and get caught in a cycle of watching for a few hours. Ahem. That doesn’t happen to me 😉 I put together a list of five of my favorite TED Talks that really changed the way I looked at the world. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

5 TED Talks That Will Change Your Life

1. The Power of Introverts

Susan Cain is the co-founder of Quiet Revolution and the author of the 2 bestsellers: Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts and Quiet: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking an introvert. As an introvert, naturally this talk really spoke to me. It made me proud and confident in the abilities of introverts. Her story about her Grandfather is especially touching.

2. Why Math instruction is unnecessary

Oh my word, if I had to pick one of these TED Talks to really change your life, I would pick this one! John Bennett, a former high school math teacher and homeschooler, talks about why math instruction in the higher grades is unnecessary. Or at least REQUIRED math courses are unnecessary.  This TED Talk really changed the way I think about my children’s math instruction. It was life changing and leaves you with something to think about.

3. Heart disease

C. Noel Bairey Merz is director of the Women’s Heart Center at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. In this TED Talk she “shares what we know and don’t know about women’s heart health — including the remarkably different symptoms women present during a heart attack (and why they’re often missed).” Heart disease is the leading cause of death for woman, but heart attacks present themselves different in woman than in men. Every woman should watch this video!

4. 10 Things you didn’t Know About Orgasm

Best-selling author, Mary Roach has covered the topics of death, the afterlife, outer space, and also, sex!  I fell in love with Mary Roach from the first sentence of her book “Stiff.” This TED Talk’s topic is much different than the book Stiff, but it does not disappoint!

5. Parenting Taboos

Rufus Griscom and Alisa Volkman, the cofounders of the parenting website Babble. I love the website, so I had to check this one out!

What are some of your favorite TED Talks?

We can learn so much from Ted Talks. They are inspiring, educational, and some are even funny. If you are looking for informative and awesome Ted Talks, check out this post for 5 of the BEST including Ted Talks from Susan Cain and Mary Roach.

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