Time is precious, we know. Here, compiled from past reading lists, are suggestions for two dozen short but mighty books to pick up.

We asked TED speakers, TED-Ed educators and TED Fellows: “What books would you bring with you to a desert island?” In their deliciously diverse responses, you’ll find there’s something for every kind of reader.

Wondering what TED talk you should watch next? Take this short quiz and receive a recommendation that matches your personality.

Enthusiastic recommendations for reads that will provide you with abundant reasons to rejoice, reflect or recharge, as suggested by TED speakers and TED-Ed educators.

In this excerpt from the brand-new podcast The TED Interview, the beloved writer tells us how she is learning to live with loss.

Yes, plastic straws are bad, but they’re just a teeny drop in the giant ocean of plastic we’re swimming in. Here are other everyday plastic objects that we could put on the discontinued list.

Here’s a treat for Valentine’s Day: Take a close-up look at a decellularized “ghost heart.”