What makes things funny (Peter McGraw)

What makes things funny
Peter McGraw
TEDxBoulder
Oct 12, 2010
Pete McGraw is a leading researcher at the Humor Research Lab at the University of Colorado, Boulder. In this talk he not only discusses what is funny, but what makes something funny as well.

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The Majority Is Always Wrong (Paul Rulkens)

Why the majority is always wrong
Paul Rulkens
Oct 21, 2014
TEDxMaastricht

Paul Rulkens is an expert in achieving big goals in the easiest, fastest and most elegant way possible. Originally trained as a chemical engineer, he has moved his focus to the fascinating field of high performance.

The majority is always wrong, when it comes to high performance

Skillpower

Change anything! Use skillpower over willpower
Al Switzler at TEDxFremont
Dec 4, 2012

http://www.tedxfremont.com How do you break down mental barriers and beat the willpower trap? Al Switzler, cofounder of VitalSmarts, researches methods for driving sustainable, measurable behavior change. Switzler is coauthor of four NYT bestsellers, including Change Anything.
http://www.alswitzler.com

Overcoming inertia with small changes

Overcoming inertia: how small changes can have big impact
Kalipso Karantinou
TEDxAUEB
May 15, 2015

Our life’s orbit depends on the gravitational pull of our habits. When we try to change it all at once, inertia prevents us from achieving the desired outcome.
Instead, if we make one small, manageable change at a time, that would not be so difficult to do. Kalipso Karantinou shares with us ten forces that can help us all beat inertia and get on to a favorable trajectory in our lives.

Dr. Kalipso Karantinou teaches as a Lecturer in Marketing at the School of Business of Athens University of Economics and Business to undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students and she has won awards of academic excellence and high teaching performance for the undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Her published research work amounts to 30 publications in reputable international academic journals and international academic conferences.

Her research interests lie in the area of Marketing Services, Customer Relationship Management and Innovation Management. Since 2013, she has been elected as Representative of Greece in the Steering Committee of the European Marketing Academy (EMAC).

Gain frame

Getting stuck in the negatives (and how to get unstuck) | Alison Ledgerwood | TEDxUCDavis
Jun 22, 2013
Alison Ledgerwood joined the Department of Psychology at UC Davis in 2008 after completing her PhD in social psychology at New York University.

gain_frame< 1:30 Why does a failure stick in our minds so much longer than a success?
Why do our minds get stuck in the negative?

Alan Watkins: Start putting yourself in that part of the universe where …

Why you feel what you feel | Alan Watkins | TEDxOxford
Dec 18, 2015

Dr. Alan Watkins, founder of Complete Coherence, introduces the key phases of human development and explains why poor emotional control is holding back progress. He asks us to imagine a world where we never have to feel anything we don’t want to feel; where we have complete control of what we feel and when we feel it.

Emotions meet technology in a new app (Universe of Emotions). Taking us on a journey around this Universe, Dr Watkins explains how we can choose our own emotional ‘planetary’ address and live happier and more fulfilled lives.

Alan Watkins is CEO and founder of leadership consultancy, Complete Coherence. He is recognized as an international expert on leadership and human performance.

Dr Watkins has a broad mix of commercial, academic, scientific and technological abilities. Over the past 18 years he has been a coach to many of Europe’s top business leaders and has helped companies treble share price, enter the FTSE 100, salvage difficult turnarounds and establish market leadership in their industry. He has written five books and numerous peer reviewed scientific articles. He advised the GB Olympic squad prior to London 2012 and is working with them leading up to Rio in 2016. He has three degrees and is a neuroscientist by background.

Stop wondering about what planet you’re on and start putting yourself in that part of the universe where you really want to live your life.

Laura Bain – Living with Bipolar Type II

TEDxTerryTalks – Laura Bain – Living with Bipolar Type II
Dec 5, 2011
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Laura Bain speaks about living with Bipolar Type II Disorder, the trials and tribulations, but also how it informs her vibrant character and wonderful sense of identity.

“Laura is a very passionate person and as a 5th year Biology student she is a lover of Science. She is an avid cyclist, a teacher, an artist and a silly dancer. She is a windsurf instructor, the former vice commodore of the UBC sailing club, and a summer landscaper. She is a friend, roommate, a well-loved daughter and baby sister to three big brothers. She is also an auntie to the cutest little niece ever. Oh, there is one more thing, she is living with Bipolar Disorder.”

Tracked my mood/feelings (higher energy/lower energy; transition days) on my calendar: arrows

persistent upward arrows for about two weeks

cognitive therapy