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You’re Probably an Optimist, You Just Might Not Know It Yet

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It turns out that optimism is hard-wired into our brains, but is this actually a good thing? What does it help us accomplish?

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9 minutes

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The Power of Giving People a “Lollipop Moment”

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Heard anything about “Lollipop Moments”? Here’s an amazing metaphor to remember how easy it is to fundamentally improve someone’s life with just a simple turn of a phrase!

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29 minutes

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The Mathematics of Finding Love

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Know someone who might need some new insights into finding love? Here’s how mathematics can improve everyone’s chances of finding that special someone!

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24 minutes

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Grab Your Hat! You’re About to Become a Space Archaeologist.

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Ever wished that you could be the one to discover an amazing ancient site? Well, what if we told you that you can be, by connecting to a satellite, yourself!?

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13 minutes

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Take a Little Trip to Reset Your Sense of Wonder

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How can we overcome the monotony of the day to day and be reinspired by the world around us? Why not take a trip to some of the world’s most wonderful places?

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12 minutes

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Embracing a Language that Brings Us Closer 🙂

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You’ve probably shared a few of these in your messages if you’ve communicated through technology in the past decade, but could emotion depicting icons have an even longer history than we assume? And where could these emojis bring the human race in the future? Jenna Schilstra discusses this on the TED stage.

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19 minutes

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Celebrate the New Year with a Tour of the Future!

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There is no better way to ring in the New Year than celebrating all the potential in the future! Here are some great reasons to go into 2018 with a whole new mindset!

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36 minutes

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Rewriting Stories on Mountainsides

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We typically don’t want to go back to a place we had a terrible experience. But what if we did? Here’s the story of three U.S. Army Captains returning to Iraq for the first time since combat to experience something completely different.

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7 minutes

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How Much Do We Know About Sleep?

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We all know what it looks like when we are without sleep, but why is sleep so important to us? It turns out, our brains are doing some extraordinary things while we sleep! See what you think. (And learn what you “think” while you are sleeping!)

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9 minutes

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Finally: Net Neutrality Explained Simply (with No Politics)!

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I know: we are all tuning out the news these days. Sometimes though, it’s worth tuning back in to help change the course of history. Here’s an amazing “no politics” look at Net Neutrality!

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9 minutes

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Retrain Your Brain: Mindfulness

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Sometimes our own thoughts can lead us into a deep, dark, and endless pit. Thankfully, there just so happens to be an easily learned way to lighten it up a bit! Today we learn about Mindfulness and all it can do to help us dig our way out.

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17 minutes

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Plus 1: Making a Difference with What You Have

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Seeing the need and opportunity for the music industry to be a more positive force in the world, Marika Shaw and her bandmates came up with Plus 1, an organization that has changed the way the music industry and non-profits can work together.

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15 minutes

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Flipping Perceptions

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How do you react when someone tells you you’re incapable of doing something? For a lot of us, there are usually two routes we take: agree and shrink, or prove those words wrong. WCMX athlete, Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham, chose the latter and has spent years creating history and crushing stereotypes. Here’s his story…

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7 minutes

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Are We Missing Our Connections?

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Do we have the power to improve our day through our small interactions with others? Today we meet one man who is doing his part by helping people feel welcome in a place most of us don’t really want to be!

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14 minutes

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Discovering Hope When Things Seem Hopeless

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How can we change our mindsets and find hope when all seems hopeless? This amazing TED Talk from Peta Murchinson might open your eyes to see the light once again.

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20 minutes

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Earth Your While: Climate Change for Everybody

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Where do you start with tough but important conversations? Here’s a fresh perspective from the comedian Zach Anner that gives us some great tips through the lens of climate change!

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15 minutes

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Living Beyond Expectations: Daniel Kish

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Despite not having eyes, Daniel Kish has taught himself to “see” with a human “eco-location” and he is teaching others. His story is a remarkable testament to what happens when we never get the memo about things that are “impossible” and instead make what we have work for us!

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CRISPR: Start at Any Level of Understanding!

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What do “glow in the dark” mice have to do with the cure for cancer or genetic defects? Turns out, they are pointing us in amazing directions. Here’s a new technology that may change everything for all of us!

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10 minutes

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Problem-Solving Through Reinventing “Normal”

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Dominic Wilcox is an inventor and creative genius whose work is an inspiring reminder of why creativity will almost always save the day! Here is his incredible story, and some of the amazingly fun work he has inspired!

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13 minutes

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Swooping Into New Perspectives: Speedflying

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The inspiration to fly quietly, light as air, as been the stuff of dreams for many since childhood. Now many forms of flight make that possible, but have you heard of Speedflying?

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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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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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Finding Flow: Art & Mountain Biking

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Artist, activist and adventurer, Sarah Uhl, aids us in discovering our environments in the name of finding our flow in life!

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12 minutes

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The Day the Darkness Brought Us Together

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Though the Great American Eclipse has passed, the lessons we learned that day about our greater sense of possibility and connection are something we can pause to celebrate and carry with us!

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14 minutes

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There’s Nothing Like Sitting Down to a Good Meal!

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Food comes in all shapes, sizes, textures, and flavors, and for all its diversity it is still a constant that connects us all! Take a moment to celebrate some extraordinary meals around the world, and answer the age old question “Can you make sushi with crickets?”

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12 minutes

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Welcome to a Happier, Less Stressed You!

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Did you know that in five to ten minutes a day you can improve the way your brain process the world around you? This simple technique is a great way to help reduce your stress and increase your happiness. Give it a try!

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Virtual Reality Isn’t Just for the Kids!

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The potential for virtual reality systems is making its way into some unexpected corners, and it may even have the power to change lives! Here’s one function it performs that most of us have never considered!

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19 minutes

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Practicing Practical Compassion with the Shoe That Grows

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Have you seen The Shoe That Grows? This genius idea is changing lives across the globe and it didn’t come from a millionaire or a world-renowned inventor but a real person just like us! Here’s his story!

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14 minutes

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Ever Widening Circles is Ready to Change the World!

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This week, Ever Widening Circles will be getting a facelift! Here’s a look at where we have come from and how we are ready to change the world!

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