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A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of life.
Video playlists about Life
Personal tales from the edge of life
14 talks •
Beautiful, intimate and ultimately uplifting stories of challenge -- from making a new home in a strange country, to rebuilding life after unthinkable tragedy.
Might you live a great deal longer?
4 talks •
We're obsessed with age: Quests for youth, immortality and prolonged life are, indeed, ageless. Explore the science of longer lives ...
In the mood for love
11 talks •
Love: it’s what makes the world go round. And also: all you need. As well as that thing, in addition to war, in which all is fair. Here, TED Talks about this most basic of human emotions.
Advice to help you be a great parent
11 talks •
Kids don’t come with a manual, and parents don’t get grades to affirm they’re doing things right. These talks speak to the complexities of parenthood, offering unusual insights and hard-won advice.
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Talks about Life
What are animals thinking and feeling?
What really matters at the end of life
How quantum biology might explain life’s biggest questions
Why it's time to forget the pecking order at work
5 ways to kill your dreams
Why thinking you're ugly is bad for you
What I learned from going blind in space
We need a heroic narrative for death
Judy MacDonald Johnston
Prepare for a good end of life
One second every day
What's your 200-year plan?
ET is (probably) out there — get ready
What your designs say about you
The cockroach beatbox
The sibling bond
See all 57 talks on Life