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Struggling Successfully: 5 Phrases for Your Future

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Here’s someone who reminds us that (as he says): “If your dreams aren’t scaring you, then you are not dreaming big enough.”

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19 minutes

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If You Could Change the World

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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!

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6 minutes

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Become a Guest Writer for Ever Widening Circles!

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Ever Widening Circles is looking for guest writers! The EWC project looks poised to change the world a little bit and might be an amazing resume builder, not to mention the boost in your worldview!

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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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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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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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19 minutes

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“My Stroke of Insight”: A Scientist’s Best and Worst Day

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What happens when a brain scientist studying strokes has a stroke of her own? It’s a riveting story with a huge insight for us all! Find out in today’s featured TED Talk.

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17 minutes

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Kimberly Bryant: Black Girls Code

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Who do you picture when you think of a computer programmer, game designer, IT professional? Not a woman of color? Let Kimberly Bryant inspire you!

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6 minutes

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A Thank You From Wounda

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We’ve all heard a little about the “intelligence” of animals, but what about “emotional intelligence”? Wounda, a once near-death chimpanzee of Dr. Goodall fame, shows us there’s more going on here than we ever dreamed.

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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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18 minutes

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An Old Legend Leads to Remarkable Discovery

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Andrés Ruzo grew up hearing legends of a boiling river in the Amazon. Years later, he went on a search for the source of the legend and uncovered a remarkable natural wonder. Here is his remarkable story from the TED stage!

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5 minutes

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It’s the Little Things That Lead to Big Changes

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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!

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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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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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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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16 minutes

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Teaching Us How to Really Be 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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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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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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22 minutes

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Reframing Our Relationship with Things We Can’t Control

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Dr. BJ Miller has some life experiences that can bring us to a new place in considering our own. Enjoy a little transformation here from his many stories that can help us right-size our challenges.

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17 minutes

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Karen Thompson: What Fear Can Teach Us!

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DO NOT MISS THIS! 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! (We use it almost every day)

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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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18 minutes

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A Positive Perspective on Population Growth

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Fascinating – maybe positive – math on the subject of population growth!

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17 minutes

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What if We Could Avoid the Perils of a Single Story?

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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!

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20 minutes

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A Giant Oceanic Manta Ray of Hope

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Here’s what can happen when dedicated people find their passion, use it to protect a natural wonder, and expand us all with their work. (Wait till you see this stunning videography!)

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9 minutes

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Master of Extreme Sport, Filmmaker, Teacher?

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What does the person behind the camera have to master to bring us extreme sports videos? They may be deeper and more talented than we think! Here’s two sides to a videographer who reminds us about the wonder and complexity of creative people.

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23 minutes

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The Ocean Cleanup Project

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At only 19 years old, Boyan Slat of the Netherlands developed an ocean cleanup array which has removed over 7 million tons of plastic from the ocean. Learn more about The Ocean Cleanup Project and how you can help in today’s important feature.

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60 minutes

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Heavy Metal Flamenco?

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With a rare group of musicians, the listener’s taste has almost nothing to do with the designation “musical genius”. I have a feeling this pair is in that category.

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