For parents, happiness is a very high bar | Jennifer Senior

https://download.ted.com/talks/JenniferSenior_2014-480p.mp4?apikey=172BB350-0008The parenting section of the bookstore is overwhelming — it’s “a giant, candy-colored monument to our collective panic,” as writer Jennifer Senior puts it. Why is parenthood filled with so much anxiety? Because the goal of modern, middle-class parents — to raise happy children — is so elusive. In this honest talk, Senior offers some kinder and more achievable aims.

Hidden miracles of the natural world | Louie Schwartzberg

https://download.ted.com/talks/LouieSchwartzberg_2014-480p.mp4?apikey=172BB350-0008We live in a world of unseeable beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye. To bring this invisible world to light, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes. At TED2014, he shares highlights from his latest project, a 3D film titled “Mysteries of the Unseen World,” which slows down, speeds up, and magnifies the astonishing wonders of nature.