That Good Day

That Good Day

Caroline Webb [ Google Talk London ] I used to work a lot with companies to help them shift their culture in a more positive direction. And I found that the best way to actually find out what was really going on under the hood was often to simply ask three simple questions. What’s a good day for you? What does a bad

Epigenetics

Epigenetics

Nessa Carey [ Imperial College, London ] You can’t talk about epigenetics without talking about genetics. This is the representation of the famous DNA double helix and back in 2001, when the human genome sequence was first released, there was this huge hoopla about it and some quite entertaining things were said. There was this big press conference and that quote at the

The Maui Habit

The Maui Habit

B.J. Fogg [TEDxMaui ] Today I want to share with you my favorite habit. I’m a behavior scientist, and in my research I’ve never set out to find my favorite habit. But I guess it’s sort of like a geologist who’s studying a landscape, in a new way. And as he’s doing the research, he stumbles across a gem, and that’s hard to

Hardwiring Happiness

Rick Hanson [ TEDxMarin ] What I want to do here if I could is share with you a very simple yet powerful method grounded in neuroscience for turning passing experiences into lasting structure useful structure inside our brain in other words turning experiences into the happiness or the resilience or the other inner strikes that we really want inside ourselves I sort

Habits of Nature

Habits of Nature

Rupert Sheldrake [ TEDxWhitechapel ] The Science Delusion is the belief that science already understands the nature of reality in principle, leaving only the details to be filled in. This is a very widespread belief in our society. It’s the kind of belief system of people who say “I don’t believe in God, I believe in science.” It’s a belief system which has

Proof Pudding

Proof Pudding

Malcolm Gladwell [ University of Pennsylvania ] I was recently asked to give a public lecture at the University of Pennsylvania on the subject of “proof.” My question is: How much proof do we need about the harmfulness of something before we act? I began with the strange history of how long it took for society to grasp the seriousness of black-lung disease,

Popular Media

Popular Media

Geena Davis [ Canadian Women’s Foundation ] I am here today because I share a very similar passion and mission with the Women’s Foundation — to support, encourage and advocate for women and girls to reach their full potential. About six years ago I founded my research Institute on Gender in Media because I wanted the data on one very specific thing: how