16 (more) Enlightening TED Talks for Foodists

by | Mar 16, 2015

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Once again, this week in Vancouver the illustrious TED Conference will commence. I love TED talks, and last year I compiled a list of my all-time favorites on food, health and happiness.

I put together another list of my favorites this year. As tends to happen in life, my interests shifted a bit to focus more on psychology. Specifically why we think, act, and make decisions the way we do. In other words, how we choose to make life awesome.

If you have never heard of TED, their mission is to shine the spotlight on brilliant people who have “ideas worth spreading.”

Traditionally talks were 18 minutes long, but have recently been cut to 12. Little bite-sized nuggets of wisdom it’s hard not to love.

I hope you discover some new people and ideas that make you think.

16 Enlightening TED Talks for Foodists

1. Cameron Russell: Looks aren’t everything. Believe me, I’m a model.

2. Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are

3. Dan Ariely: Are we in control of our own decisions?

4. Sheena Iyengar: The art of choosing

5. Brene Brown: Listening to shame

6. Dan Gilbert: Why we make bad decisions

7. Tristram Stuart: The global food waste scandal

8. Tony Robbins: Why we do what we do

9. Marcel Dicke: Why not eat insects?

10. Dan Gilbert: The psychology of your future self

11. Christien Meindertsma: How pig parts make the world turn

12. Ruth Chang: How to make hard choices

13. Dan Ariely: Our buggy moral code

14. Jill Bolte Taylor: My stroke of insight

15. Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work

16. Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation

What are your favorite TED talks?

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4 Responses to “16 (more) Enlightening TED Talks for Foodists”

  1. AJ says:

    Darya, thank you for these links. And I *love* that your interests shifted a bit to focus more on psychology. Understanding psychological factors in healthy eating is undoubtedly a strength of yours, and we readers have been benefiting from your knowledge, wisdom, honesty and writing.

  2. Gypsy says:

    This one is quite good Dr Libby Weaver has some great books as well: http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/The-pace-of-modern-life-versus

  3. I think my favourite one is still Anita Sarkeesian’s Ted Talk, she’s a pop culture critic, quite insightful.

  4. Vee says:

    Hi Darya, I enjoy listening to TED talk shows.Thanks for the list. I will start from your list this time.

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