The Best TEDx Talks of 2022!

The Best TEDx Talks of 2022!  What ideas intrigued and inspired the world in 2022? TEDx events unleash fresh ideas from local communities. Close to 50,000 talks have been given at 10,000 events since the program launched in 2009. Take A look at some of the most memorable, perspective-expanding ideas from 2022 on the TED stage.

The Best TEDx Talks of 2022!  – Hip-Hop Artist Cordae

What does it take to build a legacy? Hip-hop artist Cordae tells how he went from mix-tape-dropping high school kid to Grammy-nominated music star whose “Hi Level” mindset helps him achieve his dreams.

Why having fun is the secret to a healthier life: Catherine Price • TED2022

Have you had your daily dose of fun? It’s not just enjoyable, it’s also essential for your health and happiness, says science journalist Catherine Price. She proposes a new definition of fun — what she calls “true fun” — and shares easy, evidence-backed ways to weave playfulness, flow and connection into your everyday life.

The benefits of not being a jerk to yourself: Dan Harris • TED2022

After more than two decades as an anchor for ABC News, an on-air panic attack sent Dan Harris’s life in a new direction: he became a dedicated mediator and, to some, even a guru. But then an anonymous survey of his family, friends and colleagues turned up some brutal feedback — he was still kind of a jerk. In a wise, funny talk, he shares his years-long quest to improve his relationships with everyone (starting with himself) and explains the science behind loving-kindness meditation, and how it can boost your resiliency, quiet your inner critic and simply make you more pleasant to be around.

Why you procrastinate even when it feels bad

The report you’ve been putting off is due tomorrow. It’s time to buckle down, open your computer … and check your phone. Maybe watch your favorite YouTube channel? Or maybe you should just start in the morning? This is the cycle of procrastination. So, why do we procrastinate when we know it’s bad for us? Explore how your body triggers a procrastination response, and how you can break the cycle.

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How to break down barriers and not accept limits: Candace Parker

What can’t Candace Parker do? A two-time NCAA champion, two-time Olympic gold medalist and two-time WNBA champion, Parker knows what it takes to fight for your dreams. In this inspiring talk, she shares what she’s learned during a career spent not accepting limits — and how her daughter taught her the best lesson of all. “Barrier breaking is about not staying in your lane and not being something that the world expects you to be,” she says. “It’s about not accepting limitations.”

Why great leaders take humor seriously: Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas • TED 2022

There’s a mistaken belief in today’s working world that leaders need to be serious all the time to be taken seriously. The research tells a different story. Based on the course they teach at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, behavioral scientist Jennifer Aaker and corporate strategist Naomi Bagdonas delve into the surprising power of humor: why it’s a secret weapon to build bonds, power, creativity and resilience — and how we can all have more of it.

We can make COVID-19 the last pandemic: Bill Gates • TED2022

Building a pandemic-free future won’t be easy, but Bill Gates believes that we have the tools and strategies to make it possible — now we just have to fund them. In this forward-looking talk, he proposes a multi-specialty Global Epidemic Response and Mobilization (GERM) team that would detect potential outbreaks and stop them from becoming pandemics. By investing in disease monitoring, research and development as well as improved health systems, Gates believes we can “create a world where everyone has a chance to live a healthy and productive life — a life free from the fear of the next COVID-19.”

How to discover your authentic self — at any age: Bevy Smith • TED2022

In a talk packed with wry wisdom, pop culture queen Bevy Smith shares hard-earned lessons about authenticity, confidence, mature success and why, if you put in the work, “life gets greater later.” Your authentic self is who you really are deep down. The part of you that doesn’t care what others think. Authenticity happens when your words, actions, and behaviors consistently match your core identity

You don’t actually know what your future self wants: Shankar Vedantam • TED2022

“You are constantly becoming a new person,” says journalist Shankar Vedantam. In a talk full of beautiful storytelling, he explains the profound impact of something he calls the “illusion of continuity” — the belief that our future selves will share the same views, perspectives and hopes as our current selves — and shows how we can more proactively craft the people we are to become.