Are you looking for some inspiration, motivation, or a different perspective on life?  If yes, look no further!  There is no better way than to start you day with your favorite hot beverage and an awesome TED talk to get you ready for a great day.

TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) features ideas that are worth spreading.  We have rounded up our favorite TED Talks for this week, so sit back, relax and watch this list that includes some of the most courageous, fascinating and interesting people in the world.

1.  Amy Cuddy: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.

2. Patti Dobrowolski: Draw Your Future

A nationally acclaimed comic performer, high-performance business consultant, speaker, strategic illustrator and newly minted author, Patti Dobrowolski spends her time focused on new neuroscience.

3.  Scott Dinsmore:  How to Find and Do Work You Love

Scott Dinsmore’s mission is to change the world by helping people find what excites them and build a career around the work only they are capable of doing. He is a career change strategist whose demoralizing experience at a Fortune 500 job launched his quest to understand why 80% of adults hate the work they do, and more importantly, to identify what the other 20% were doing differently.

4.  Tony Robbins:  Why We Do What We Do

Tony Robbins discusses the “invisible forces” that make us do what we do — and high-fives Al Gore in the front row.

5.Elizabeth Gilbert:  Your Elusive Creative Genius

Author of – Eat, Pray, Love.  Elizabeth Gilbert faced down a pre-mid-life crisis by doing what we all secretly dream of – running off for a year.

6.  David Christian:  The History of our World in 18 Minutes

Backed by stunning illustrations, David Christian narrates a complete history of the universe, from the Big Bang to the Internet, in a riveting 18 minutes. This is “Big History”: an enlightening, wide-angle look at complexity, life and humanity, set against our slim share of the cosmic timeline.

7. Beau Lotto: Optical Illusions Show How We See

Beau Lotto’s color games puzzle your vision, but they also spotlight what you can’t normally see: how your brain works. This fun, first-hand look at your own versatile sense of sight reveals how evolution tints your perception of what’s really out there.

Which of these TED Talks did you most enjoy?  Share in the comments below.


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