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What happened after my TED Talk? I quit my job, wrote a book, grew my organization, and promoted a US postage stamp in Times Square


Hannah Brencher carried a USPS mail crate with her when she spoke at TED@NYC. Photo: Ryan Lash Hannah Brencher strolled onstage to give her TED Talk, “Love letters to strangers,” with a US Postal Service mail crate propped on her hip.

An ode to lunch ladies, a park underneath the streets of New York, and an attempt to put the ‘awe’ back in ‘awesome': A recap of TED@NYC


Sally Kohn opens TED@NYC with a plea for us to think of each tweet we write and each headline we click on as an act of media creation.

Why TED takes two weeks off, starting Monday


TED.com is about to go dark for two weeks. No new TED Talks will be posted until August 4, while most of the TED staff takes a two-week holiday.

A sci-fi film with its eyes on reality: Watch the deleted scene from “I Origins” that features a TEDx Talk


Molecular biologist Ian (played by Michael Pitt) stares at a billboard of a pair of green eyes in Mike Cahill’s “I Origins.” The film explores iris recognition technology, and a TEDx talk helped Cahill do research.

A perpetual tourist who makes his own souvenirs: The intriguing work of artist Jorge Mañes Rubio


Jorge Mañes Rubio makes his own souvenirs—to have a reminder of his travels and create interactions with locals.

Why TED takes two weeks off, starting Monday


TED.com is about to go dark for two weeks. No new TED Talks will be posted until August 4, while most of the TED staff takes a two-week holiday.

5 things you think about Fargo, North Dakota — that you shouldn’t


Fargo: the fiction. Billy Bob Thornton stars in the FX television show Fargo, which is based on the Coen Brothers movie.

10 tips on how to make slides that really communicate your idea


When your slides rock, your whole presentation pops to life. At TED2014, David Epstein created a clean, information slide deck to support his talk on the changing bodies of athletes.

What pop culture can teach us about Japanese internment


Kate Torgovnick May: This post originally ran on Ideas.TED.com, our site dedicated to the daily coverage of the world of ideas.

Why TED takes two weeks off, starting Monday


TED.com is about to go dark for two weeks. No new TED Talks will be posted until August 4, while most of the TED staff takes a two-week holiday.

Poll: How introverted are you? The results.


Susan Cain is an introvert—but she stepped in front of hundreds to present her idea at TED2012. We wanted to know: How introverted are you?

Poll: How introverted are you?


Susan Cain is an introvert—but she stepped in front of hundreds to present her idea at TED2012. We want to know: How introverted are you?

5 things you think about Fargo, North Dakota — that you shouldn’t


  Fargo: the fiction. Billy Bob Thornton stars in the FX television show Fargo, which is based on the Coen Brothers movie.

10 tips on how to make slides that really communicate your idea


Speaker David Epstein created a truly stellar slide deck for his talk at TED2014. When your slides rock, your whole presentation pops to life.

10 tips for better slide decks


Aaron created this slide deck for a recent presentation on how TED’s tech team avoids problems by preparing well for all the possible pitfalls.

Fun and nerdy field trips: TEDx Adventures take to the streets


A TEDx’er test drives Netra, a portable device for eye tests, on a TEDx Adventure to the MIT Media Lab.

Leave work for a year to go live on a remote island? How a TED Talk inspired me to take a mid-career sabbatical


Winston Chen left his job at a software company in Boston and moved his family to the island of Rødøy, population 108, for a year.

Need to know: Neymar, racism and the World Cup


Originally posted on ideas.ted.com: Germany’s 7-1 victory over host country Brazil in the World Cup semi-finals this week followed the injury of Brazilian soccer star Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, whose collision with Colombian player Juan Camilo Zúñiga during the quarter-final game led to a hail of racist epithets aimed at Zúñiga.

Poll: How introverted are you?


Susan Cain is an introvert—but she stepped in front of hundreds to present her idea at TED2012. We want to know: How introverted are you?

The Terrorist’s Son: A powerful trailer for the new TED Book

Zak Ebrahim is the son of a terrorist—his father helped plan the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993.


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