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Inspiring the Next Generation of Thought Leaders!

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Think about it, the next generation of thought leaders is sitting in a classroom right now! How will we inspire them, and make sure they can explore their passions?

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8 minutes

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Litterati: Connecting Us All and Changing Paradigms!

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Have you heard of the amazing social media project that can eliminate litter from our planet? It’s bringing together ordinary people, brands, governments and the power of big data–all with a novel artistic magnetism!

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55 minutes

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Free Diving: Letting Limitations Go

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Through a chance meeting, freediving lessons taught us to rethink our own limitations and leave them behind. Learn to do that yourself in today’s article.

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12 minutes

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Accomplish Any Goal by Reversing Things!

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What if we could accomplish our goals by thinking in reverse, beginning with the end sharply in mind and working backwards? Here’s an amazingly useful thought experiment!

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20 minutes

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PopTech: People and Possibility Rising

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When it feels like the only new knowledge that comes our way is bad news, it’s time to find some new corners of the web that are always positive and insightful. Today we point you to one we know personally!

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8 minutes

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How Ripe Bananas Can Shift Perspectives: Wisdom from Oliver Sacks

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Here’s some wisdom from Oliver Sacks on how green bananas and an old H.G. Wells story helped him learn about valuing perspectives outside of the “norm”.

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17 minutes

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The Key to the Search for Happiness

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In our quest for happiness, could we be starting from the wrong place. Today’s EWC thought leaders takes us through a way of thinking that might be the key to happiness! See what you think!

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28 minutes

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What to Say, When You Don’t Know What to Say

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Today we point you to a TED Talk you may some day be very glad you came across. Even if you live a charmed life, someday you may need to comfort a friend in the face of tragedy. Here are some empowering and almost magical insights that could change everything!

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7 minutes

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Bearing the Torch

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Once in a great while we come across animations that seem to touch all the chords: philosophy, art, history, and the power of human aspiration. Take a look at this haunting, beautiful short wonder!

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7 minutes

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The Choice: Acting Out of Fear or Love

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Most people act with love or act with fear on instinct, but with some foresight and mental patience, can we make an actual choice?

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16 minutes

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Teaching Us How to Be Really Human

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One of Jeffrey Wright’s former student’s, Zack Conkle, made a video of the teacher and his lessons… not all of which were about physics.

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14 minutes

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Is Happiness Truly Our End Goal?

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Most of us are running around looking to hold on to this thing called happiness, but these seem to be fleeting moments. Should we be focusing on something else instead? Listen to writer Emily Esfahani Smith’s eye opening insight in her TED Talk!

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11 minutes

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Dare to Disagree

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Could it be that the best collaboration comes from choosing a “thinking partner” who you DON’T agree with? Take a look!

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34 minutes

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Malala Yousafza: A Hero for Humankind

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Here’s a hero for the ages, teaching us “Fierce Compassion”. Turns out we don’t have to be a doormat. We can stand our ground fiercely, while still having empathy and compassion for those who seek to limit the world.

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13 minutes

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Why Asking for Help is a Sign of Strength

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Why do we feel embarrassed to ask for help? The wonderful (and hilarious) TED Talk Speaker Michele L. Sullivan helps us re-frame our perspective on asking for help, and how it all starts with having a little more compassion!

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17 minutes

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Karen Thompson: What Fear Can Teach Us!

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DON’T MISS THIS hidden gem!.. If you are turning your back on all the fear and malice in the news media these days, this TED Talk is a really fun and “game changing” insight! I use it almost every day.

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16 minutes

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Using the Navy Seal 40% Rule to Improve Our Lives

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Have you “hit the wall” in some aspect of your life? Perhaps you feel like you’ve just run out of gas or are stuck in a rut. Here’s a very interesting insight to consider, no matter your goal! Take a look…

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8 minutes

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Empty Pickle Jar Philosophy

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Can one of the most important philosophies in life be contained in a pickle jar? It can, and it could change your life and the life of the people you love. Take a look!

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20 minutes

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“What I’ve Learned” by Justin Bieber’s 33 Year Old Discoverer

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This one’s really from out in left field folks (but amazing): great advice from the guy who discovered Justin Bieber! (Really great!)

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34 minutes

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Diana Nyad: “Find A Way!”

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Today’s EWC story has it all: amazing inspiration, fascinating science, extreme sports, and a recipe for aging well! We are really pushing back the limits today folks!

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10 minutes

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David Bowie: The Mind of an Artist

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David Bowie changed the world of possibility for many. His creativity and life as an artist have become iconic and an irrevocable part of our culture. Here, in an interview from 1988, he gives us a glimpse into his creative genius.

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57 minutes

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Congressman John Lewis and the Art of Disciplined Nonviolence

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Today we introduce you to a remarkable place to listen to some of the most interesting people on the planet. I never miss a weekly podcast called OnBeing.org, with host Krista Tippett. In this podcast she speaks with the extraordinary John Lewis, a key player from the Civil Rights movement in America’s 1960s.

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8 minutes

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Surfing: It’s Not “Whatever Dude” Anymore!

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The board is everything in the surfing world, and apparently, it is enormously toxic to produce. But that’s all changing. Take a look!

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8 minutes

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Where the Heck is Matt?!

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All over the place!… making friends with the global language of goofy, friendly dance: the common language of fun!

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4 minutes

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Celebrating The World’s First Programmer!

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Are you celebrating Ada Lovelace Day? If you’ve ever used a computer of any kind, you should be. Here’s the story of a thought leader working far beyond her time that we should all thank today!

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18 minutes

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Never “Save” a Great Idea for Later!

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A little probe that was sent hurtling through space in 1977 – one that’s still moving and beaming back info – can teach us a lot about what we should do with a great idea. This could be the best idea hatched 39 years ago!

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29 minutes

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What’s Your “Threshold” for Doing What’s Right?

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Need to solve a problem? Here’s a new way to evaluate your options: Consider your “threshold” for doing what makes total sense. Here’s what that means…

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“Bohemian Gravity”: Can A Capella, Classic Rock, and Quantum Physics Mix?

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What do you get when you cross the iconic rock of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody with a cappella skill? Fun. And when you add in mind-bending quantum physics? Mathematically musical brilliance!

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18 minutes

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Big Data Might Help Us All Come Together!

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What if our starting point in problem-solving could be without conflict? Here’s what the future holds for addressing everything from litter to child mortality, from crime to math literacy! We have two wonderful TED Talks today to brighten up your day. Enjoy!

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