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We all know that TED is a force of good in the world, and its conferences worldwide have produced over 1,000 speakers sharing ideas designed to improve humanity.

But which ones really stand out? After pouring through oodles of TED talks, we whittled down to these ten based on their potential to inspire and empower YOU to change the world.  Are you up for the challenge?

What you do is the proof of what you believe.


Author Simon Sinek explains in clear and powerful language the key difference between successful and unsuccessful leaders.


Abundance is not about creating a life of luxury but rather creating a life of possibility.


Space exploration visionary, X Prize founder and Singularity University co-founder Peter Diamandis shows us that optimism can be leveraged to overcome the biggest challenges of our time.


How to build electric cars for 99% of the population within the economics we have today.


Better Place CEO Shah Agassi has a solution to make countries oil-free by 2020, and it has everything to do with electric cars.


How does food hold the secret to cancer prevention?


William Li of the Angiogenesis Foundation breaks down his research on foods that fight angiogenesis—the growth of blood vessels that feed a tumor.


Lead a tribe and change the world by connecting people with great ideas.


Seth Godin, the Yoda of modern marketing, talks about creating tribes that transcend the mass marketing of average ideas and abundance of ads.


A world where half our countries and companies are run by women would be a better world.


Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg makes the case—and faces the challenges—of why women lead behind men, and how to change that for future generations.


Lots of smiling can actually make you healthier.


Learn from HealthTap CEO Ron Gutman why smiling matters, and how it makes us appear more likable, courteous and competent.


Less stuff and less space mean more freedom.


Treehugger founder Graham Hill challenges us to consider the benefits of an edited life, and how we can be much happier with less.


Live life each day as if it were your last.


Ric Elias relates his experience of surviving a plane crash to share wisdom on how to live a more meaningful life.


What can we learn from gamers to help solve real world problems?


Game designer Jane McGonigal reveals some surprising virtues of online gamers that’s much needed in solving the problems of real life.

Got any more TED talks to share? Leave them in the comments below.