The 20 Hottest Photos of Laura Vandervoort

What do Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis and Laura Vandervoort have in common? They all hang out with a foul mouthed, beer drinking, bong ripping teddy bear. Let us introduce you to blonde beauty Laura Vandervoort of Seth McFarlane’s raunchy comedy Ted.

TED Talks: How To Buy Happiness

Michael Norton shares fascinating research on how money can, indeed buy happiness — when you don’t spend it on yourself. Listen for surprising data on the many ways pro-social spending can benefit you, your work, and (of course) other people.

TED Talks: How Fark Beat a Patent Troll

Drew Curtis, the founder of Fark, tells the story of how he fought a lawsuit from a company that had a patent, “…for the creation and distribution of news releases via email.” Along the way he shares some nutty statistics about the growing legal problem of frivolous patents.

Ted Trailer #2

Seth MacFarlane as the voice of a 30-something, pot-smoking, chick-banging teddy bear? Yes please. The Family Guy creator does triple duty as writer, director and voice star of Ted. John Bennett made a childhood wish that his beloved stuffed animal come to life and be his best friend. Now, 30 years later, he just won’t move out.

TED Talks: Connected, But Alone?

As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication — and asks us to think deeply about the new kinds of connection we want to have.

TED Talks: Designing Books is No Laughing Matter

Chip Kidd doesn’t judge books by their cover, he creates covers that embody the book — and he does it with a wicked sense of humor. In one of the funniest talks from TED2012, he shows the art and deep thought of his cover designs.