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Try something new for 30 days
3 minutes 10 seconds
Is there something you've always meant to do, wanted to do, but just ... haven't? Matt Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days. This short, lighthearted talk offers a neat way to think about setting and achieving goals.
Photos from a storm chaser
3 minutes 12 seconds
Photographer Camille Seaman has been chasing storms for 5 years. In this talk she shows stunning, surreal photos of the heavens in tumult.
Richard St. John
8 secrets of success
3 minutes 16 seconds
Why do people succeed? Is it because they're smart? Or are they just lucky? Neither. Analyst Richard St. John condenses years of interviews into an unmissable 3-minute slideshow on the real secrets of success.
Could a Saturn moon harbor life?
3 minutes 10 seconds
Carolyn Porco shares exciting new findings from the Cassini spacecraft's recent sweep of one of Saturn's moons, Enceladus. Samples gathered from the moon's icy geysers hint that an ocean under its surface could harbor life.
How to tie your shoes
2 minutes 42 seconds
Terry Moore found out he'd been tying his shoes the wrong way his whole life. In the spirit of TED, he takes the stage to share a better way.
A story of mixed emoticons
2 minutes 57 seconds
Rives tells a typographical fairy tale that's short and bittersweet ;)
Philosophy in prison
3 minutes 33 seconds
Damon Horowitz teaches philosophy through the Prison University Project, bringing college-level classes to inmates of San Quentin State Prison. In this powerful short talk, he tells the story of an encounter with right and wrong that quickly gets personal.
The best gift I ever survived
Stacey Kramer offers a moving, personal, 3-minute parable that shows how an unwanted experience -- frightening, traumatic, costly -- can turn out to be a priceless gift.
How to start a movement
2 minutes 52 seconds
With help from some surprising footage, Derek Sivers explains how movements really get started. (Hint: it takes two.)
What squatter cities can teach us
2 minutes 51 seconds
Rural villages worldwide are being deserted, as billions of people flock to cities to live in teeming squatter camps and slums. Stewart Brand says this is a good thing. Why? It'll take you 3 minutes to find out.
Got a meeting? Take a walk
3 minutes 14 seconds
Nilofer Merchant suggests a small idea that just might have a big impact on your life and health: Next time you have a one-on-one meeting, make it into a "walking meeting" -- and let ideas flow while you walk and talk.