If you want inspiration, if you want to find a different perspective on life, if you want to learn something – take a break and watch a TED Talk.
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design. It was started in 1984 by architect Richard Saul Wurman with the idea of inviting people to a dream dinner party. Diverse and brilliant minds with passionate and fresh ideas getting together for shared inspiration and insight.
Originally it was a very exclusive conference, and has since branched out to smaller (still exclusive) events around the world. But you don’t have to worry about scoring a ticket, as every TED Talk is archived online.
The longest a TED Talk will be is about 18 minutes, many more are closer to 6. It’s an amount of time you can spare before bed, or in between the hectic moments of your day, and it’s a few minutes you need to find.
Recently the TED Blog made a list of 9 remarkable kids giving talks. After the jump, meet a 12 year old app developer, a 15 year old who has discovered a test for pancreatic cancer, and 7 other kids who will help feed your brain.
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