TED Talk of the Day #020: The Gospel of Doubt

We all have a Gospel (beliefs, rules, etc.) to live by. There can be great strength in blind faith. Emotionally, you are ABSOLUTELY SURE that you SHALL CERTAINLY be taken care of. What do you do when your firmly held beliefs turn out not to be true? When Casey Gerald’s religion failed him, he searched for something new to believe in — in business, in government, in philanthropy — but found only false saviors. In this moving talk, Gerald urges us all to question our beliefs and embrace uncertainty. Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #020: The Gospel of Doubt

TED Talk of the Day #004: The secrets of learning a new language

We know that people who speak more than one language fluently have better memories and are more cognitively creative and mentally flexible than monolinguals. Canadian studies suggest that Alzheimer’s disease and the onset of dementia are diagnosed later for bilinguals than for monolinguals, meaning that knowing a second language can help us to stay cognitively healthy well into our later years. Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #004: The secrets of learning a new language

TED Talk of the Day #002: Turning Trash into Toys

One of Martin Luther King Jr.’s most famous quotes is:
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'”

If you agree, have you found out for yourself? Need clues on what you should be REALLY DOING WITH YOUR LIFE? One set of clues is in how deeply and clearly are you able to read the contemporary world around you. Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #002: Turning Trash into Toys