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Thursday, Aug 17, 2017

How cohousing can make us happier (and live longer)

Loneliness doesn’t always stem from being alone. For architect Grace Kim, loneliness is a function of how socially connected we feel to the people around us – and it’s often the result of the homes we live in. She shares an age-old antidote to isolation: cohousing, a way of living where people choose to share space with their neighbors, get to know them, and look after them. Rethink your home and how you live in it with this eye-opening talk.

Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017

Go Ahead, Tell Your Boss You Are Working From Home

Working from home (or WFH) has an undeservedly bad reputation, says Stanford economist Bloom. Based on research comparing the productivity of those who are “home working on their couches or in their pajamas” with those commuting and sitting in a cubicle 8 hours a day, Bloom says no one should be afraid to tell their boss they are working at home. Here is the evidence you need to convince your supervisor to let you give it a try.

Monday, Mar 27, 2017

'Brand consultant'? 'PR researcher'? Why the 'bullshit jobs' era needs to end

If capitalism is supposed to value work, why has it led much of the workforce into the age of seemingly meaningless tasks, titles and functions?

Friday, Dec 16, 2016

Human population through time

How we became more than 7 billion – humanity’s population explosion, visualised.

Monday, Nov 14, 2016

What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken.

Monday, Mar 28, 2016

Inside the mind of a master procrastinator

Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn’t make sense, but he’s never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In this hilarious and insightful talk, Urban takes us on a journey through YouTube binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes and bouts of staring out the window — and encourages us to think harder about what we’re really procrastinating on, before we run out of time.

Friday, Mar 18, 2016

The happy secret to better work

We believe we should work hard in order to be happy, but could we be thinking about things backwards? In this fast-moving and very funny talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that, actually, happiness inspires us to be more productive.

Thursday, Dec 17, 2015

Without Bound - Perspectives on Mobile Living

Without Bound, a documentary featuring perspectives on mobile living from a group of fascinating folks who live fulfilling, sustainable, off-grid lives in vans, travel trailers and motorhomes… Find out more about the people and how they do it.

Friday, Dec 4, 2015

Why Isn't It Faster To Fly West?

If the earth is spinning to the east at 1000 miles per hour… why can’t we fly west more easily?

Friday, Oct 16, 2015

How Great Leaders Inspire Action

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers.

Thursday, Oct 15, 2015

Packing for a trip to Japan

Chris and his brother Daniel pack for a two week trip to Japan.

Sunday, Aug 30, 2015

Where Is Home?

More and more people worldwide are living in countries not considered their own. Writer Pico Iyer — who himself has three or four “origins” — meditates on the meaning of home, the joy of traveling and the serenity of standing still.

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015

From US Marine To Zen Monk

Scott Mangis is a former US Marine who now lives his life as a Zen monk near Tokyo, Japan. We explore Scott’s life story and path that lead him to completely change his way of living.

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015

Why Bother Leaving The House?

Explorer Ben Saunders wants you to go outside! Not because it’s always pleasant and happy, but because that’s where the meat of life is, “the juice that we can suck out of our hours and days.” Saunders’ next outdoor excursion? To try to be the first in the world to walk from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back again.

A Glimpse Of Life On The Road

As a young girl, photojournalist and TED Fellow Kitra Cahana dreamed about running away from home to live freely on the road. Now as an adult and self-proclaimed vagabond, she follows modern nomads into their homes — boxcars, bus stops, parking lots, rest stop bathrooms — giving a glimpse into a culture on the margins.

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015

How To Make Work-Life Balance Work

Work-life balance, says Nigel Marsh, is too important to be left in the hands of your employer. Marsh lays out an ideal day balanced between family time, personal time and productivity — and offers some stirring encouragement to make it happen.

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015

Why Work Doesn't Happen At Work

Jason Fried has a radical theory of working: that the office isn’t a good place to do it. In his talk, he lays out the main problems (call them the M&Ms) and offers three suggestions to make work work.