How gaming changed my life | Shanna Zwart | TEDxHilversum

When her father took his own live, Shanna slipped into a dark place. Struggling to find her way back, she played video games all day, ‘not dealing with the situation’. But gaming slowly turned things around when she started sharing her gaming sessions with others. Her fan base kept growing; today she is one of the most trending and successful shoutcasters of the Netherlands. Some people – of a certain generation – might think that gaming is an antisocial event, is T O T A L L Y wrong. For Shannanina gaming was her way out of her depression at the age of 19, in the aftermath of her father’s suicide. She spent two months in bed gaming, ordering in pizza and basically just ‘being’. She was following a streamer [red. someone who has a webcam operating on him/her while gaming] and thought: ‘I can do that’. At first it gave her a reason to wear something else than pyjama’s and put on some make-up. For some time she was only the lonely on the webcam, but one day she spotted her first follower. And then six and then …. the hundred thousands she has now. Her singing during gaming…

Hacking your brain for happiness | James Doty | TEDxSacramento

Dr. James Doty explains the neurological benefits of Compassion. “Project Compassion” has now turned into a leading research and educational institution and the only institution solely focused on the study of Compassion, Altruism and Empathy. Compassion improves the world; yet the world around us seems ever in need of greater feats of compassion. How, then, can we create more compassion and inspire compassionate acts? And how is it that the brain and the heart work together to create compassion in the first place? James Robert Doty, M.D., tackles these tough questions, examining the neural, mental, and social bases of compassion. He serves as Professor of Neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine and Founder and Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) – of which the Dalai Lama is the founding benefactor. He serves as Chairman of the Dalai Lama Foundation and as a member of the International Advisory Board of the Council of the Parliament of the World’s Religion. He has just release his first book, Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart. This talk was given at a TEDx…

What parenting taught me about Marketing to Gen Z | Viral Oza | TEDxStXaviersMumbai

Being a marketing professional with over two decades of experience as well as a Dad of two, Viral explores a new approach towards marketing to Generation Z from his experiences as a parent. Viral Oza is currently the Marketing Director at Times of India. A marketing professional with over two decades of experience, he has previously worked with Microsoft & Nokia India. Viral led the marketing for Axe deodorants across Asia after successfully leading the launch & establishment of Axe deodorants in India. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at so we're having dinner one night at home and I asked my freshly minted teenage daughter of 13 to pass me the dessert to which she promptly looks at me and says dad it's dessert so I smile and I repeat my request to which she flips out a phone Google's the pronunciation of the word and this voice goes dessert dessert and I get this look of when will my parents learn at that moment in time there was a fundamental shift happening in the nature of this dad daughter relationship and I…

The secret to motivating your child | Jennifer Nacif | TEDxSanDiego

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Jennifer Nacif tells us how to shift manipulation to motivation when it comes to communicating with our children. Jennifer plays the characters of four different children, and in clever fashion, shows us how different personalities require different reactions from parents. The needs of each personality are not only relevant to the children in our lives, but to everyone we encounter, and Jennifer provides easy and actionable ways to motivate and empower those around us. المترجم: muhammad Samirالمدقّق: Anwar Dafa-Alla أنا متحمسه جداً (ضحك) حسنا انا متحمسة ليس فقط لوجودي في TEDx سانديغو ولكن لأتطرق لموضوعي المفضل (السر لتحفيز أطفالِكم) ما اقصده أننا نعمل قصاري جهدنا لنُحفزهم لكن ما نقوم به في الأغلب أننا نخيفهم " إذا لن تفعلوا هذا، ستنالوا عقباً كبيراً" او نقوم بِرشوتهم"حسنا،إذا قمتم بعمل هذا،ستحصلون على جائزه أو نقود" و هذا قد يجدي و لكن على المدى القصير لكن هنالك تداعيات وعواقب على المدى الطويل لا نُدركها عندما نعاملهم بهذا الاسلوب لذلك أُريد اليوم أن أسألكم سؤال كم منكم يحب أن تتحسن علاقته بأطفاله ؟ أرفعوا أيديكم بالطبع، جميعكم! الآن سؤال أصعب كم منكم يؤمن بأنه يعرف بالضبط كيف يحفز أطفاله؟ لا…

Does video gaming ruin people's lives? | Antonius van Rooij | TEDxGhent

League of Legends, World of Warcraft and Counter Strike are only three video games among hundreds but they all have one thing in common: once you get hooked it is hard to stop playing. But when does gaming behaviour become a serious problem? Does gaming „eat“ the soul of our children? In his talk Antonius van Rooij will explain the science behind video game addiction. Antonius van Rooij successfully defended his PhD on the same topic in 2011 and is currently employed as a senior researcher at the iMinds research group Media & ICT (MICT) at Ghent University. He is active in several Dutch and Flemish public health initiatives that aim to translate scientific information about the risks and benefits of gaming to the general public through websites, online self-tests, and streamed video. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at you probably know somebody who plays videogames maybe you even know somebody who plays video games a little bit too much maybe the guy or girl sitting right next to you right now is secretly playing candy crush I have a look it's okay…

Rethinking Challenging Kids-Where There's a Skill There's a Way | J. Stuart Ablon | TEDxBeaconStreet

Note: In this video, Dr. Stuart Ablon, Director of the Think:Kids program in the Department of Psychiatry at MGH, describes the general tenets of a model of care called Collaborative Problem Solving, which was originated by Dr. Ross Greene in his book The Explosive Child. In 2008, Dr. Greene was forced to end his tenure as the original Director of the Think:Kids program when the Chief of Psychiatry at MGH, Dr. Jerrold Rosenbaum, demanded that he relinquish his intellectual property to MGH. Dr. Greene refused to do so. Since that time, Dr. Ablon and the Think:Kids program have disseminated a variant of Dr. Greene’s work. In 2013, MGH took successful legal action to prohibit Dr. Greene from referring to the model he originated by the name Collaborative Problem Solving. Dr. Greene now refers to his work as Collaborative & Proactive Solutions, and his new non-profit, Lives in the Balance (www.livesinthebalance.org) provides a vast array of free, web-based resources on his model. Dr. Stuart Ablon is a child psychologist who specializes in working with challenging children and their families, teachers and helpers. He serves as the Director of Think:Kids at Massachusetts General Hospital Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. Challenging behavior…

Traditional Advertising or Viral Advertising? | Alireza Mirhadi | TEDxMollaSadraSt

Alireza Mirhadi talks about modern methods of sharing ideas and sending messages to other people. He talks about time and the way it affects our lifestyle. Alireza mirhadi born on May 1992, graduated graphic design from Honarhaye Ziba art institute. In 2010, Alireza continued his education on industrial design in Art and Architecture university of tehran. He cofounded Gif Studio in 2014, concentrating on his lifelong passion, production of video and motion graphics. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

The next frontier in robotics: social, collaborative robots | Andrea Thomaz | TEDxPeachtree

Roboticist Andrea Thomaz gives us an under-the-hood peak at what is coming in the field of Robotics where robots will eventually be able to function and collaborate with humans as naturally as humans do with each other in social situations. Andrea Thomaz knows robots. Her work developing robots that don’t need programming to perform every task and that can collaborate side by side with humans as assistants, domestic help, etc. has been recognized by the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research. Her work with social robots “Simon” and “Curi” has been featured in the New York Times and on NOVA Science Now. In 2012, Thomaz was named to Popular Science Magazine’s “Brilliant 10” and she was named an “Innovator under 35” by MIT Technology Review in 2009. She is an Associate Professor of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Tech and director of the Socially Intelligent Machines lab. She earned a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1999, and Sc.M. and Ph.D. degrees from MIT in 2002 and 2006. Thomaz has published in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Human-Robot Interaction. This talk was given at a TEDx event…

Quit social media | Dr. Cal Newport | TEDxTysons

‘Deep work’ will make you better at what you do. You will achieve more in less time. And feel the sense of true fulfillment that comes from the mastery of a skill. Cal Newport is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University. In addition to studying the theoretical foundations of our digital age, Newport also writes about the impact of these technologies on the world of work. His most recent book, Deep Work, argues that focus is the new I.Q. in the modern workplace and that the ability to concentrate without distraction is becoming increasingly valuable. He previously wrote So Good They Can’t Ignore You, a book which debunks the long-held belief that “follow your passion” is good advice, and three popular books of unconventional advice for students. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at المترجم: Mohamed Abdelmoneimالمدقّق: Riyad Almubarak من المحتمل أنك لا تدرك أنك الآن تنظر إلى شيء نادر نسبياً. لأننى عالم حاسوب من جيل الألفينات، ومؤلف كتب أقِف على مسرح TED، وحتى الآن، لا أمتلك حساب على وسائل التواصل الاجتماعي. حدوث ذلك كان نوعاً ما صدفةً. انتشرت أمامى وسائل…