Five great TED Talks

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Do you want to know how to make better choices, what it feels like for a model, how sampling transformed the music industry or even what ants have taught us about the brain, cancer and the internet? Team ELLE does.

Motivating opinions from maverick thinkers are our bag. TED.com is a one-stop, ideas-packed destination. Inspiration incoming.

Five of ELLE’s favourite TED talks:

Cameron Russell: Looks aren’t everything. Believe me, I’m a model

What does it mean to be beautiful? ELLE cover star Cameron Russell answered this question with intelligence and honesty. More than 6.9 million people have watched the talk - if you weren’t one of them, watch immediately, if you were, you know it's worth watching again.

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Brené Brown: Listening to shame

When Tavi Gevinson interviewed Emma Watson, Emma told Tavi this was her favourite TED talk, and then they watched it together. Let that lovely image enter your mind and collide with Brené’s wisdom and humour as you take it all in.

Tavi Gevinson: A teen just trying to figure it out

Talking of Tavi. She addressed the TED crowd herself when she was just 15-years-old, delivering a poignant and inspiring talk on modern feminism, being a teenager and her game changing online publication Rookie.

Susan Cain: The power of introverts

Do you prefer listening to talking? Reading to socialising? This talk celebrates the quiet ones, the contemplators, the introverts. Susan explains why they should be encouraged to thrive in a world that tends to favour the loud crowd.

Meg Jay: Why 30 is not the new 20

Listen up twentysomethings. Your time is now. Meg Jay has three pieces of advice to help you navigate your ‘defining decade’.

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