The end of August is not great for watching prime-time television — networks are still showing reruns and summer reality shows, baseball playoffs haven’t started yet, and football’s still in preseason mode. Instead of spending two hours of your life watching another episode of The Bachelor Pad, (I say this because I have in fact done this and am painfully aware that I will never get those two wasted hours of my life back), why not tune into a program that will actually teach you something?
The TED blog recently announced their top 20 most-watched TED Talks to date. The number one? Sir Ken Robinson’s talk on schools killing creativity, posted on Technapex last month.
The list spans a diverse group of people, includingspeakers such as Tony Robbins, Steve Jobs, Steven Hawking, and Elizabeth Gilbert, and a huge range of topics, including a demonstration of brain magic, the best stats you’ve ever seen, the surprising science of motivation, and 10 things you didn’t know about orgasm. See? You’re already intrigued.
Check out the full list of Talks here, and devote an evening to watching a few! It sure beats another rerun of Hell’s Kitchen, right?