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What if trash pick-up was annual?

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What if you could save money, time, your conscience, and fit your entire year’s worth of trash in a mason jar? This is surprisingly very do-able!

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30 minutes

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Radiating Possibility or the Downward Spiral? Our choice!

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Do you ever get caught up in a “downward spiral”, either in conversations or trains of thought? Here’s a world-renowned teacher to share a fascinating alternative mindset: radiating possibility!

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9 minutes

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Hilarious James Veitch: Scamming an Email Scammer!

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What would happen if you replied to an email scam in your inbox? Comedian James Veitch decided one day to find out. The story that ensues is very funny and revealing!

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20 minutes

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Afterglow: A Spectacle of Snow and Color

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What happens when professional skiers take on mountain slopes at night lit by a tremendous array of colors? Prepare to be wowed by this spectacle of human creativity!

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9 minutes

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How Our Clicks Shape Our World

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We hardly ever think about the ways the media we consume affects us, or the power we have when it comes to dictating what we all learn from in the news. It turns out, we have more power than we think when it comes to deciding how positive, balanced, and worldly our media is!

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8 minutes

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Beauty in a Solitary Drop of Water

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What if everything ordinary, like a drop of water, is intricately complex and beautiful depending solely upon your perspective. Take a look at a video that explains this assertion and will leave you stunned by a remarkably unknown source for wonder.

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8 minutes

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Dear Reader, we love you!

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This Valentine’s Day, we want to thank you for being a community that believes “it’s still an amazing world!” And celebrate the how much we love the EWC community and what it says about a world filled with possibility!

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20 minutes

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Do You Have a Creative Genius?

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What is creativity? Is our modern way of thinking about it wong? It’s hard to put a finger on inspiration, but author Elizabeth Gilbert thinks that the answer to our creative woes might require turning to the past for answers. Check out her incredible TED Talk!

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12 minutes

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Tower Climbing: Celebrating Safety

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Is there such a thing as “safe” tower climbing? Well,.. there’s that and a lot more we never dreamed of! Take a look. That is,.. Look if you can!

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29 minutes

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A Wish to Change the World (With JR)

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Heroes, politicians, and scientists take risks to change the world, right? See how youth and creativity can with street artist JR, 2011’s TED Prize winner!

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9 minutes

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Bill Gates Drinks Sewage: Introducing the Omni Processor

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Learn about the Omni Processor which, as Bill Gates puts it, turns “poop to potable in minutes.” Learn more today on Ever Widening Circles.

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16 minutes

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What 83,000 Brain Scans Teach Us!

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What if we were able to treat anxiety, depression, or ADHD by looking inside of our brains? This form of diagnostic imaging is now a reality, and it is helping doctors treat patients more effectively than ever before.

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17 minutes

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Sam Berns and His Happiness Secrets

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Have you heard 17 year old, Sam Berns’ secrets to a happy life? I watch this TED Talk periodically as a refresher course, no matter how busy I am – and maybe because of that. See why!

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9 minutes

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You’ll Love Our Friend TED (.com)

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Our new EWC Must-See TED Talks page is here! If you don’t know about TED.com, this will begin a journey of ideas for you, with many of the most ingenious people on the planet – both creators and watchers of TED Talks.

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18 minutes

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Secrets to the “Happiness Advantage” at Work

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Want to be happier at work? Solid science predicts we actually control 90% of our happiness and only 10% is related to our circumstances! Today, Shawn Anchor tells us how to nurture the “happiness advantage” in our work and home. Amazing!

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22 minutes

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Paul Nicklen’s “Tales of an Ice-bound Wonderland”

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Astonishing stories and very funny!.. National Geographic’s Paul Nicklen, has quite a story from swimming with a particularly “caring” arctic leopard seal for 3 days!

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7 minutes

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Maya Angelou: Just Do Right

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Have you ever felt like you could use the advice of a wise elder, or a loving grandparent? Maybe one clarifying perspective to reach for, moment to moment, might be helpful.

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13 minutes

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Why Should We Care About the Waggle Dance?

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This is definitely an EWC “Who Knew?” article! Learn why we all might want to be doing the waggle dance to support bees around the world. Amazing!

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7 minutes

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A Dentist/Mother’s Advice on Halloween Candy

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Halloween is coming! So, what does a dentist say you should do with all that candy?

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10 minutes

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“Gulp”: The World’s Largest Stop-Motion Animation

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What do you get when an entire beach is the stage for stop-motion animation plus incredible sand-art talent? Gulp: the world’s largest stop-motion set!

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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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17 minutes

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Painting in a Pool of Milk?

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From the earliest cave paintings, humanity has been refining the artistic impulse by experimentation and in today’s article, Alexa Meade takes innovation to another level.

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20 minutes

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Aimee Mullins’ 12 Pairs of Legs

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Aimee Mullins became an athletic phenomenon in 1996 when she smashed several world records as the fastest human being, yet she has no legs. Is she “disabled”?

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11 minutes

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Deep Survival: The Qualities That Make a “Survivor”

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What separates survivors from those who don’t make it? Turns out they have some things in common that we can all use daily! We explore Deep Survival in today’s feature.

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12 minutes

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Gratitude and Wonder with Louie Schwartzberg

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Photographer Louie Schwartzberg brings us all to a place of breath-taking beauty, wonder and hope with his TED Talk, remarkable images and the words of wise ones, young and old. This TED Talk leaves us with a sigh and a smile every time we revisit it.

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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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23 minutes

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There’s Much More to the David and Goliath Story

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Do you have your own David and Goliath story? If so, maybe you already know the better insights in the story that most of us have missed.

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60 minutes

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New Light on the Dawn of Humanity

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As scientists continue to uncover the origins of our humanity, this discovery in an unlikely place by an unlikely team may be the missing link to our ancient ancestors.

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18 minutes

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One Teenager, Changing the World for Many

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At age 14, Easton LaChappelle met a 7 year old girl who had a prosthetic arm. The limb could only open and close, and yet it cost $80,000. He thought he could do better, and do it for under $1,000. He set to work in his bedroom, and later the family garage.

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