9 minutes

How Our Clicks Shape Our World

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!

8 minutes

Beauty in a Solitary Drop of Water

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.

Image: Dr. Lynda and a group of Nepali Children

8 minutes

Dear Reader, we love you!

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!

20 minutes

Do you have a creative genius?

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!

Image: Dr. Amen and brain scan

16 minutes

What 83,000 Brain Scans Teach Us!

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.

Image: Sam Berns and his parents with Sam's Happiness Secrets

17 minutes

Sam Berns and His Happiness Secrets

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!

Image: TED talk collage

9 minutes

You’ll Love Our Friend TED (.com)

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.

Image: Many telephone poles close together, each with a man at the top working.

18 minutes

Secrets to the “Happiness Advantage” at Work

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!

7 minutes

Maya Angelou: Just Do Right

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.

Image: Kids with pots on their heads

17 minutes

Karen Thompson: What Fear Can Teach Us!

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.

17 minutes

Painting in a Pool of Milk?

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.

Image: Sun Through Flowers

12 minutes

Gratitude and Wonder with Louie Schwartzberg

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.

130 minutes

New Light on the Dawn of Humanity

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.

18 minutes

One Teenager, Changing the World for Many

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.

27 minutes

What Makes Us Happy?

We can all think of a a lot of things that makes us happy, but what if we didn’t need things and circumstances to be happy? Former biochemist turned monk Matthieu Ricard give us a leap forward on that!

10 minutes

Brilliant: Plastic Bottle Schools!

Innovation at its best may be when someone takes something we have a lot of and transforms it sustainably into something we need that is scarce. Take a look at this wonder!

19 minutes

If You Could Change the World

What would the world look like if companies used creativity and the human instinct for compassion to serve their business and humanity at the same time? Take a look at one doing it!