Most people recognize his name and know that he is famous for having said something, but considering the long-lasting impact his teachings have had on the world, very few people know who Confucius really was, what he really said… and why. Bryan W. Van Norden reveals the man behind the mystery. Source  : TED-Ed

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TED Fellow and OneBeat Fellow, Artist, Composer, Multi-instrumentalist. 21 Year Old Usman Riaz grew up playing classical piano since the age of 6. Picking up guitar at 16 Usman taught himself how to play percussive guitar. Along with these 2 primary instruments he experiments with a number of other ones such as Harmonica, Mandolin, Harmonium and […]

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How stress affects your body – Sharon Horesh Bergquist. Our hard-wired stress response is designed to gives us the quick burst of heightened alertness and energy needed to perform our best. But stress isn’t all good. When activated too long or too often, stress can damage virtually every part of our body. Sharon Horesh Bergquist […]

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Maira Kalman: All Great Ideas Start With An Empty Brain. Source: Big Think

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Go with your gut feeling, Motivational taalk by Magnus Walker at TEDxUCLA. Source: TEDx Talks

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Drawing on the arguments in his bestselling book, Where Good Ideas Come From, and his new collection, The Innovator’s Cookbook, Steven Johnson looks at the surprising—and encouraging—way that non-market environments create important innovations, in this talk from the Emerging Technology conference. Source :   RiverheadBooks

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For several centuries, people though diseases were caused by wandering clouds of poisonous vapor. We now know that this theory is pretty ridiculous, and that diseases are caused by specific bacteria. But how did we get to this new idea of germ theory? Tien Nguyen describes the work of several scientists who discredited a widely […]

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When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What’s going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians’ brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects […]

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John Hunter: Teaching with the World Peace Game, Source: TED

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The REAL Physics of Hot Air Balloons! It’s Okay To Be Smart

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