Five TED Talks Every College Student Should Watch

Karuna posted on 20 January

We all have moments of frustration and disillusionment, especially during those years that {apparently} shape all our lives. Where do we go for the answers? These TED talks will pick you up when you’re down, if nothing else.

What Makes a Good Life? Lessons From The Longest Study on Happiness – Robert Waldinger

Watch this when you’re bemoaning the futility of relationships and life. Psychiatrist and Harvard professor, Robert Waldinger discusses the findings of a 75-year-long study on happiness/adult life. The study reveals that cultivating good relationships keeps you happier, healthier and secure.

Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are – Amy Cuddy

We’ve all been told to ‘hold our head high’, or to ‘sit up straight’ at some point in our lives. Cuddy, a social psychologist, elaborates upon the importance of body language and the role it has in shaping perceptions and attitudes.

How to Find Work You Love – Scott Dinsmore

In a world where everyone likes to put in their two cents about what to do and what constitutes a good/successful career, Dinsmore’s {the creator of an online community called Live Your Legend} words will inspire you to follow your heart.

Why Some of Us Don’t Have One True Calling – Emilie Wapnick

Are you the sort of person whose talents lie in various fields? Do you feel like a jack of all trades but master of none? Well, wait and watch as Wapnick, a ‘multipotentialite’ cites real life examples to explain what a multipotentialite is, and how not having ‘one true calling’ is never the end of the world.

The Fringe Benefits of Failure—JK Rowling

Lastly, let our true queen, JK Rowling, assure you that failure isn’t final, imagination is pivotal, and that a little wonder can go a long way!