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Torpedo Factory, Community, Art and Premature Babies

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When a community finds a way to develop its historic architecture and artists, good things are bound to happen, and then ripple out in waves for generations!

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Going Beyond the Limits of Our Senses

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Did you know that science has opened many new doors recently on how we can all augment the reach of our 5 senses? Here’s some fascinating examples!

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What is a “Wiki” anyway? The difference between Wikileaks and Wikipedia

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Want to understand and get a refreshing look at the insane power of a well organized crowd? Believe it or not, Wikipedia is an example of the best of human potential. See why!

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What Children’s Drawings Teach Us

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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!

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Skateboarding for Peace in Afghanistan

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The most remarkable innovations often happen with sweeping speed, when someone puts things together in a novel way. See how amazing hope and education have lurched forward through skateboarding in Afghanistan!

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Re-Imagining School Lunch: Absolutely Fascinating Fun!

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Innovation is at its very best when it involves things we take completely for granted. Take School Lunches for example: now here are some remarkable, delightful and incredibly obvious insights that North Americans have almost completely missed!

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The Teen Forger Who Saved the Lives of Thousands

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History is our best teacher when we hear a story told in a way that stays with us in details and imagery. Take a look at this bit of astonishing creativity…

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The Most Successful Play of All Time

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What if empathy and kindness would come naturally to kids, if we just stopped micro-managing their every move? Take a look at this wonderful lesson to all of us, taught by some middle-school boys.

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Rita Pierson was a Champion for Every Kid

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Enjoy an inspiring, funny and remarkable talk about the education that every one of us wishes we had. What a wonderful insight! Take a look…

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Comfortable in Your Own Skin?

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How are you doing when it comes to loving your body: every bulge, wrinkle, stretchmark and misbehaving shaft of hair? We may be able to move that in a positive, fun direction today. Take a look!

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#LikeAGirl

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Did you hear about this movement called #LikeAGirl? I suspect the Millenial generation and younger are actually making some progress on this front! But how’s it doing in the real world?

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The Marshmallow Test: Predicting Success?

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What happens when you leave kids in a room, alone, with a marshmallow? The result isn’t just hilarious, it’s actually a deeper look into human psychology!

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Important Thank Yous for Quiet Heroes

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We should all be fist bumping a custodian. “Why?”, you might ask? Take a look!

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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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Dancin Power

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Can dance change lives? The organization Dancin Power proves that it can, and is helping to transform the lives of chronically ill children. Here are some of their incredible and uplifting stories!

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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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Do Schools Kill Creativity?

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Have you ever watched the TED Talk with the most views in history: 33 million? There’s a reason this one is on top. Great fun and a subject that can expand every single one of us, no matter our age.

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The Art World Has New Critics…Kids!

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If we started with “a sticker room,” and moved out from there, what can kids teach us about contemporary art? Well, as it turns out, they might teach us a lot!

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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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Terrifying Teens: It’s Just Biology

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If you know any teenagers who would qualify as “rascals” (in the kindest terms), you may be surprised to learn what’s up there: really fun and amazing science!

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The Brown Girl Surf Organization

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When I think of the “surfing community”, the story of Southeast Asia’s first surfer girls does not jump to mind! This is great fun, real progress and insight!

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Brilliant: Plastic Bottle Schools!

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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!

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Autism: Amazing Things We’ve Forgotten

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Knowing the facts from history can change everything. Here’s a problem that might completely evolve if everyone knew the history of the central issue! Fascinating!

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The Boy Who Lifted 33,000 Spirits

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Sometimes we meet a child who radiates such otherworldly wisdom and compassion that we have to ask the question, “Where does this energy come from?” Meet a profoundly wonderful little being. (5m)

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School of One: The Leap Into Digital Learning

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Finally, schools are starting to catch up with the progress of the last 200 years in the rest of society! See what’s happening digital learning at its best.

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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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17 Year Old is Still Changing Lives

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Do we have to know we are dying to start living? Meet Zach Sobiech and learn why his song “Clouds” became #1 on iTunes, and much more!

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Lucky Iron Fish: Simply Brilliant

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How lucky can an iron fish be? It’s not just a charming cultural icon anymore! This is amazing!

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Your 100 Happy Days

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Do you know what REALLY makes you happy in an ordinary day? You may be happier than you think? Here’s a simple idea, to increase your happiness quotient?

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