Why we have too few women leaders | Sheryl Sandberg

So for any of us in this room today, let’s start out by admitting we’re lucky.We don’t live in the world our mothers lived in,our grandmothers lived in,where career choices for women were so limited.And if you’re in this room today,most of us grew up in a world where we have basic civil rights,and amazingly, […]

You may be accidentally investing in cigarette companies | Bronwyn King

In 2001, I was a brand new, shiny doctor, planning to save the world.My first job was working for three months on a lung cancer unit.Nearly all of my patients were smokers or ex-smokers,and most of them had started smoking when they were childrenor in their early teens.And despite living in a beautiful, wealthy country,with […]

The story of ‘Oumuamua, the first visitor from another star system | Karen J. Meech

NASA’s always on the lookout for possible asteroid collision hazards,so the Pan-STARRS telescope is scanning the sky every night.Each morning, candidate objects are examined by Pan-STARRS staffand usually discovered to be no big deal.But on October 19, 2017,Pan-STARRS spotted an object moving rapidly between the stars,and this time the usual follow-up measurements of position and […]

Why we do what we do | Tony Robbins

Thank you. I have to tell you I’m both challenged and excited.My excitement is: I get a chance to give something back.My challenge is: the shortest seminar I usually do is 50 hours.(Laughter)I’m not exaggerating. I do weekends —I do more, obviously, I also coach people —but I’m into immersion, because how did you learn […]

How I held my breath for 17 minutes | David Blaine

As a magician, I try to create images that make people stop and think.I also try to challenge myselfto do things that doctors say are not possible.I was buried alive in New York City in a coffin,buried alive in a coffin in April, 1999, for a week.I lived there with nothing but water.And it ended […]

Leana Wen: What your doctor won’t disclose

They told me that I’m a traitor to my own profession,that I should be fired,have my medical license taken away,that I should go back to my own country.My email got hacked.In a discussion forum for other doctors,someone took credit for “Twitter-bombing” my account.Now, I didn’t know if this was a good or bad thing,but then […]

My descent into America’s neo-Nazi movement — and how I got out | Christian Picciolini

My journey away from violent extremism began 22 years ago,when I denounced racismand left the American white supremacist skinhead movementthat I had helped build.(Cheers and applause)I was just 22 years old at the time,but I had already spent eight years, from the time I was 14 years old,as one of the earliest and youngest membersand […]

What you should know about vaping and e-cigarettes | Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin

“It gets easier, right?”These are the words I often hear from young parentswho are new to the game of worrying about their children.I tell them that it doesn’t.It gets different,but there’s always something to worry about as parents.I remember how I would lie half-awake at nightlistening to my son breathewhen he was young and had […]

Keep your goals to yourself | Derek Sivers

Everyone, please think of your biggest personal goal.For real — you can take a second. You’ve got to feel this to learn it.Take a few seconds and think of your personal biggest goal, okay?Imagine deciding right now that you’re going to do it.Imagine telling someone that you meet today what you’re going to do.Imagine their […]

What you can do to prevent Alzheimer’s | Lisa Genova

How many people here would like to live to be at least 80 years old?Yeah.I think we all have this hopeful expectationof living into old age.Let’s project out into the future,to your future “you’s,”and let’s imagine that we’re all 85.Now, everyone look at two people.One of you probably has Alzheimer’s disease.(Laughter)Alright, alright.And maybe you’re thinking, […]