Want to get past the hype of the news or past the surface of our most perplexing problems. Here’s a place to start when we want to know how things work!
When we consider the first manned missions to colonize another planet, there are some fascinating reasons to consider Venus over Mars. See what you think!
Have you ever wondered if it was correct to refer to the web and the net interchangeably. Turns out the worldwide web is not the internet and here’s a very interesting reason why…
Silence can teach us a lot about ourselves and others. Here’s the world’s oldest mime, Richmond Shepard, at age 87, sharing his reflections on life and communication.
Some people who look at the world and say “why not?” Meet a group of friends who decided to create the first to scale solar system in the desert of Nevada!
We’ve seen a lot on the surface of Mars, but what about the stranger things? Why do we keep seeing things like canals, bigfoot, iguanas, faces on Mars?
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”.
Meet the “superhumans” who perform the mind-bending, gravity-defying feats in the Cirque du Soleil productions. Behind the scenes, they are almost like the our friends and neighbors!
There’s a reason why we all gravitate toward the magic in children’s drawings. Here’s an insight that I carried with me for weeks after running across it!
Can we control our initial assumptions and impulses? Well no, we actually can’t, but we can understand them and let another part of our brain control our reactions. Here’s a great insight into our own brains!
Did you know fear is contagious? Here are some simple ways you can avoid contagious fear while building a more positive world around you!
Have a tough time learning names, remembering directions, or just want to impress your friends? Never fear! Let us introduce you to your memory palace, a place where you can memorize anything.
Optical illusions are always fun, and those you can do in your own home are even better. Here’s what they can teach us about perspective!
Do you have someone in your life who you just can’t relate to anymore–a co-worker or family member–because your worldviews are miles apart? Here’s something HUGE to consider!
Meet the masters of sound who bring or favorite movies to life! For the Foley artist, film is their canvas and everything from plungers to paperclips their paint and brushes!
What if we had some secrets for negotiation that could get better outcomes for everyone. Here’s one of the top negotiators in the world, sharing the fundamental tips!
One thing the digital world allows us to do is interact with certain kinds of art. Even if we are not “art lovers”, there is something wonderfully personal about the interface we will show you today!
They say if we don’t learn from history we are doomed to repeat it, but what is history? Who writes history? Are the events we read about in history books really the whole story?
Recently I’ve been catching myself and others drawing huge conclusions from a single, compelling story. Sound familiar? Let an amazing TED speaker point us in a better, richer direction!
Once in a while it’s good to travel with a guide who really knows the hidden gems in any landscape, the extraordinary things that shouldn’t be missed. Today, let us be your guide to some remarkable hidden gems of possibility!
The new year is just a few days away, are you ready for 12017? Yes, you read that right, 12017. Let us introduce you to the holocene calendar, a different way of appreciating our rich past!
Could we do more with less? Here are a few simple ways we can improve our impact on the environment, and find ourselves a little less cluttered, simply by noticing the little things!
Here’s a window into a world that most of us have been exposed to hundreds of times, but would take for granted unless we had a great teacher to educate us. I’ll never listen to a movie score the same again!
Do you remember the wonder of a particular paper folding trick where it seemed a new color surfaced with every refold, even though the hexagon was only 2-sided? Here’s a whole new take on that!
How do we take our 3D globe and turn in into a flat map? Well, you really can’t, here’s how distorted maps of our world are shaping our perspective and what we can–maybe–do about it!
Is it possible to find a place on the web without an agenda anymore? And one with no bizarre advertising? And are there people doing amazing things just to make the world a better place? Yes, and you’ve found it!
How much do you really know about this planet’s history? How long have we been here? How does that compare Earth’s entire history? With the help of a football field, let’s gain a little perspective on these questions.
Meet the Blind Astronomer from Nova Scotia who is peering into space and beauty of the night sky more vividly than most of us ever will!
What if beauty was all around us, in puddles and drainage ditches? Well, it most likely is and here’s someone who can show us!