1. Michael Shermer: Why people believe weird things
Michael Shermer is a debunker of anything that has no scientific reason. In his very amusing video, he explains what makes us believe in weird things and overlook facts just based on our beliefs. This talk is not only an eye-opener but will also make you laugh at your own follies. Check out his other TEDx talks to completely debunk out yourself of superstitions and false beliefs.
2. Gail Dines: Growing Up in a Pornified Culture
Do you idolize your favourite pop star and dream someday of becoming like them? Then check out this video because this talk by Gail Dines will make you rethink about everything that the pop culture represents. Dines presents the naked and harsh truth of our digital age and media marketing. This talk is bound to shock you with its actuality.
3. Ben Ambridge: 10 myths about psychology, debunked
How many times have you heard that men are from Mars and women are from Venus or that we use only 10% of our brains? Can some visual test or a way people prefer learning can actually diagnose people's personality? Are we really to blame for low scores in tests? In his talk, Ben Ambridge addresses 10 such myths and presents you with the actual truth.
4. Michael Kimmel: Why gender equality is good for everyone — men included
The title is self-explanatory enough as to what the speaker will speak about. Michael Kimmel in his incredible talk explains how gender equality is especially good for men and why everybody should encourage it. Do not miss out on hearing from a man on how feminism will make it possible for men to be free.
5. Shashi Tharoor: Why nations should pursue soft power
If you believe that India does not possess anything that takes to be a superpower in the world, Shashi Tharoor will have you reconsidering every aspect of that thought. Building on soft power, India provides to the world that no other country does. Watch Shashi Tharoor explain what India possess that makes it the most successful and largest democracy in the world, and a possible superpower.
Written by Sanya K. Aitwani
Complicated thinker with a creative streak and perceptive outlook.