Since we know TED speakers love to read, we asked them: What book could you not stop reading? Here are their eclectic picks, ready for gifting or for sticking in your carry-on.

Kio Stark loves to talk to strangers — but she knows every exchange started is one that must be ended. Here, she shares how to gracefully step away.

Helping prisoners get a legal education benefits them and the world, says African Prison Project founder Alexander McLean: They can help their fellow inmates with their legal expertise, and when they’re released, they can help society, too.

Enjoy these insights from older Americans on the key ingredients for a good life, and get inspired to do your own interview for this year’s Great Thanksgiving Listen.

US activist Amanda Nguyen has continually defied the odds to pass bipartisan legislation in today’s divided times. She tells us how she did it — and how you can do it, too.

Not every conversation with a climate denier has to lead to raised voices and hurt feelings. Here’s how to do it constructively.