Why fun is the secret to feeling alive

Having fun isn't just enjoyable -- it's essential to a happy and healthy life. Science journalist Catherine Price proposes a new definition of "fun" and shares easy, evidence-backed ways to weave playfulness, flow and connection into your everyday life

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Introducing TED Courses

TED Courses are crafted for dreamers, thinkers and doers who value generosity, curiosity and possibility. Taught by a TED speaker, our four-week online courses will help provide you with inspiration, knowledge and skills you need to thrive

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About TED

TED is a nonpartisan nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 110 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.