#playingworks Stuart Brown, een pioneer in onderzoek naar spel, zegt dat humor, spellen, stoeien, flirten en fantasie meer zijn dan plezier alleen. Genoeg spel in de jeugd zorgt voor gelukkige, slimme volwassenen -- en het blijven volhouden maakt ons slimmer op elke leeftijd.

Stuart Brown: humor, games, roughhousing, flirtation and fantasy are more than just fun. Plenty of play in childhood makes for happy, smart adults -- and keeping it up can make us smarter at any age.

Eve Ensler: Embrace your inner girl | Talk Video | TED.com I love being a girl

In this passionate talk, Eve Ensler tells heartfelt stories of girls around the world who have overcome shocking adversity and violence to reveal the astonishing strength of being a girl.

Where do ideas come from? | Playlist | TED.com Where good ideas come from

"People often credit their ideas to individual Eureka! But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story." Check out Steven's book 'Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation'.

Takaharu Tezuka: The best kindergarten you’ve ever seen - YouTube

At this school in Tokyo, five-year-olds cause traffic jams and windows are for Santa to climb into. Meet: the world's cutest kindergarten, designed by architect Takaharu Tezuka.

Dan Pink "The puzzle of motivation"  Business models today need improvement.  There is a disconnect from what science knows and what business does.  A more ideal business model would include 1) autonomy, 2) mastery, and 3) purpose.

Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don& Traditional rewards aren& always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories -- and maybe, a way forward.

Annie Murphy Paul: What we learn before we're born via TED..extremely interesting and highly recommended!

When does learning begin -BEFORE we are born -Science writer Annie Murphy Paul talks thru new research that shows how much we learn in the womb -- from the lilt of our native language to our soon-to-be-favorite foods.

If you're lucky enough to live without want, it's a natural impulse to be altruistic to others. But, asks philosopher Peter Singer, what's the most effective way to give? He talks through some surprising thought experiments to help you balance emotion and practicality -- and make the biggest impact with whatever you can share. NOTE: Starting at 0:30, this talk contains 30 seconds of graphic footage.

What's the most effective way to give? So asked philosopher Peter Singer in his 2013 TED Talk. Here, his argument is given a visual makeover

TED: Our loss of wisdom.  How not remaining current and using Tech for your own benefit can lead to a disengagement with our students and meeting them where their at.

Barry Schwartz makes a passionate call for "practical wisdom" as an antidote to a society gone mad with bureaucracy. He argues powerfully that rules often fail us, incentives often backfire, and practical, everyday wisdom will help rebuild our world.

A powerful ted talk about the power of introverts given by Susan Cain. An introvert herself who speaks about her wish for introverts "the best of all possible journey's and the courage to speak softly".

Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.

Based on my graduate studies on play I co-authored this talk delivered by IDEO CEO Tim Brown: "Tales of creativity and play via TED"  It explores ways to use play as a way to unlock creativity in organizations.

Tim Brown: Tales of creativity and play. At the 2008 Serious Play conference, designer Tim Brown talks about the powerful relationship between creative thinking and play -- with many examples you can try at home (and one that maybe you shouldn't).

Dan Barber: A foie gras parable.  The ethical production of foie gras using natural methods.

At the conference, chef Dan Barber tells the story of a small farm in Spain that has found a humane way to produce foie gras. Raising his geese in a natural environment, farmer Eduardo Sousa embodies the kind of food production Barber believes in.

AFP talks “The Art of Asking” at TED 2013  This is amazing, something every person who has ever been in need understands.

Don't make people pay for music, says Amanda Palmer. In a passionate talk that begins in her days as a street performer (drop a dollar in the hat for the Eight-Foot Bride!), she examines the new relationship between artist and fan.

Dieting; Ready for a change? These well-researched (and heartfelt) talks offer ideas and inspiration for all aspects of your life.

"Why dieting doesn't usually work." Neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt explains the science behind why dieting not only doesn't work, but is likely to do more harm than good. She suggests ideas for how to live a less diet-obsessed life, intuitively.