Thought provoking and entertaining videos about mental health, happiness, parenting, and more. 

Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn't make sense, but he's never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In this hilarious and insightful talk, Urban takes us on a journey through YouTube binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes and bouts of staring out the window -- and encourages us to think harder about what we're really procrastinating on, before we run out of time.
Hardwiring Happiness : The Hidden Power of Everyday Experiences on the Modern Brain. How to overcome the Brain's Negativity Bias.
Influential author and speaker Dr Brené Brown tackles the myth that vulnerability is a weakness. Instead, she argues, it is the clearest path to courage and meaningful connection, and has the power to transform the way we engage and educate.
Exploring Relationships and Reflection in the Cultivation of Well-Being. Daniel Siegel, MD, is Clinical Professor of psychiatry at UCLA, Co-Director of Mindful Awareness Research Center, Executive Director of Mindsight Institute, author, and recipient of numerous awards and honorary fellowships.
Carol Dweck researches "growth mindset" - the idea that we can grow our brain's capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that's slightly too hard for you to solve. Are you not smart enough to solve it ...
The inspiration for "Just Breathe" first came about a little over a year ago when I overheard my then 5-year-old son talking with his friend about how emotions affect different regions of the brain, and how to calm down by taking deep breaths - all things they were beginning to learn in Kindergarten at their new school, Citizens of the World Charter School, in Mar Vista, CA.
http://www.ted.com Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness, challenges the idea that we'll be miserable if we don't get what we want. Our "psychological immune system" lets us feel truly happy even when things don't go as planned.
In this inspiring talk, neuroscientist Kristen Race explains why Generation X is now "Generation Stress," and proposes small changes that will help you break the cycle of stress in your own life and your family's. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.
Kristin Neff, Ph.D., is an associate professor in human development and culture at the University of Texas, Austin, and the author of the book "Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind" (William Morrow, 2011). This talk is from the "Practicing Mindfulness & Compassion" conference on March 8, 2013.
Tune in Sunday night at 9/8c. During a small group discussion with parenting expert Dr. Shefali Tsabary, 11-year-old Nick reveals that he's hurt by his parents when they compare him to his three siblings, especially when it comes to schoolwork.
The colorful, dancing lights of Alaska's aurora borealis shine in this stunning video by filmmaker Alexis Coram. https://www.facebook.com/AlexisCoram See Alexis' portfolio on Smugmug. http://alexiscoram.smugmug.com/ Follow her blog. http://alexiscoram.tumblr.com/ Music: "Out Of The Darkness" by James Everingham. http://www.jameseveringham.com/ The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the web and selected by National Geographic editors.
What makes you happy? Have you ever wondered why? Join us as we take an experimental approach on what makes people happier. Behind the Scenes of the episode! http://youtu.be/ufmxRozpxNA Watch The Science of Happiness - Episode 2 here!
Nature's beauty can be easily missed - but not through Louie Schwartzberg's lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast, serves as a meditation on being grateful for every day. (Filmed at TEDxSF.) Learn more about Louie and Moving Art at www.movingart.com.
How can we best deal with difficult or negative thoughts? Dr. Steven Hayes discusses language, cognition, and the science behind putting on the mental brakes. Steven C. Hayes is Nevada Foundation Professor at the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada.