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Showing Up for Others: Life Isn’t a Spectator Sport with Rodney Flowers

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Our thought leader for today is Rodney Flowers. He was a young, healthy athlete with dreams of a future in the NFL, until at age 15, he experienced a football injury that left him paralyzed. Doctors told him that he would never walk again. But Rodney didn’t give up here.

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7 minutes

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Saving the Ganges River by Turning Sacred Flowers Into Incense

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Is creative thinking the best way to improve our communities? Undoubtedly, yes! For proof, here’s how one man in India is helping ease the pollution of the Ganges by turning sacred flowers—formerly trash that was dumped into the river—into incense! 

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3 minutes

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Change Comes From the Inside: Being Conscious of “Greener Pastures”

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In April, nearly four million employees quit their jobs in the United States. If that pace continues, 25 percent of the entire American workforce could be changing jobs this year, an all-time record. But that is only half the story. After an immensely difficult 18 months, many people are seeking change in their lives, for a variety of reasons.

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54 minutes

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Kindness Koin$: Harnessing Technology to Advance Humanity with Bert Pope

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Today’s guest on the Conspiracy of Goodness Podcast is Bert Pope, a widower raising 4 kids and the Creator and CEO of the Awesome Company, took the world by storm when he decided to make a social network for the good of mankind.

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14 minutes

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What is a Mangrove and Why Are They One of The World’s Most Important Trees?

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When you feel like you’re in a hard situation, can you adapt to make it better for yourself and others? The remarkable mangrove trees do just that, making homes in salt water and saving the environments around them. They’re living proof that when we find ways to thrive despite our challenges, we can make life better for everyone around us.

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3 minutes

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The Secret Strategy to Be Happy AND to Really Achieve Your Goals

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As we go through life, we quickly discover that our actions are the only thing within our control. Random events casually derail our carefully laid plans. Read on to discover how we can be happy AND achieve our goals by focusing on the process, NOT the outcome.

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60 minutes

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The Power of Positive Work Cultures with Sunny Grosso

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Today’s thought leader is Sunny Grosso. She is a master coach, a global speaker, and a culture changer, working directly with organizations worldwide. Sunny is on a mission to inspire and impact organizations around the world to adopt happiness as a business model. Her work leads to the creation of more purposeful organizations that provide better human experiences and lead to greater business results.

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7 minutes

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Stop Stressing and Start Living with These Helpful Meal Planning Hacks

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How do we waste less food and less money? Meal planning can seem daunting, but these simple tips and tricks can make life easier, more delectable, and give us the freedom of mind to actually enjoy our food and leisure time.

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2 minutes

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The Magical Music of Trees: Artist Transforms Biology Into Song

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Yes, trees sing! A special technology lets you hear this magical song. An artist is harnessing this technology to connect people with nature in an ethereal concert, increasing respect and awareness for majestic trees.

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79 minutes

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The New Model to Defend Nature & Community: Empower Women with Damien Mander

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Today’s guest on the Conspiracy of Goodness Podcast is Damien Mander, an Iraq war veteran who served as a Naval clearance diver and special operations sniper for the Australian Defense Force. It was during his service, traveling through Africa, that he was inspired by the work of rangers as they defended the wildlife.

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19 minutes

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Bringing Empathy Back to Earth: Astronaut’s Life-Changing Wisdom with MaryLiz Bender

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When astronauts view Earth from space, they feel closer to mankind than ever before. This phenomenon is called “The Overview Effect.” In a gorgeous display of creativity and storytelling, MaryLiz Bender inspires us all to bring that empathy back down to Earth. The question is, how do we do it?

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3 minutes

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Rebuilding Your Life After Losing Your Identity with Sorelle Amore

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Sorelle Amore lost her identity as a travel influencer when the global pandemic hit the world. But she came out even stronger and more dedicated to her transformation. This is how she rebuilt herself, and how you can too.

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50 minutes

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Is Happiness Just for Humans? Why Machines Should Love with Mo Gawdat

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Mo Gawdat, former Chief Business Officer of Google X, tells us that we can teach machines to work with remarkable Happiness, Love, and Compassion! And here’s why that could be really good news: Mo describes a possible future where Artificial Intelligence can amplify these three impulses a billion times over! In this episode, he shares with us exactly how to get there. This conversation with Mo is truly life-changing, so jump right in and let’s learn how we can teach happiness, compassion, and love to artificial intelligence, and why it’s our job to do so!

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10 minutes

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Reduce, Reuse, ReTuna! The Swedish Mall Selling Only Recycled Goods

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When you think of the mall you probably don’t think of it as a hub for environmental innovation. But in Sweden, one mall is taking the old and making it new again, combining a revolutionary recycling center with a reused, restored shopping experience.

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2 minutes

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Juggling Plates: How to Say No

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It’s human nature for many people to not be overly concerned with others’ problems. The person you’re dealing with isn’t worried about whether something is bad for you; they have their own challenges to consider. What if the best way to say no is flipping the script and not explaining why it’s bad for you, but instead carefully and honestly explaining why the other person’s request will create undesirable outcomes for them?

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59 minutes

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The Key to Success: Mistakes and Risks with Ann Makosinski

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Today’s guest has been impacting the world for the better with her ingenious designs from the age of 15 till now. Andini ‘Ann’ Makosinski is a world renowned inventor, writer, and what I call a ‘social entrepreneur’. Her incredible innovations in ‘green’ energy has led her to appear on platforms such as Vice and Jimmy Fallon, as well as receive titles like Forbes and Times Magazine’s 30 under 30, and Entrepreneur Magazine’s young millionaires.

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5 minutes

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PhD Student to Farmer: Finding Your Calling in Weird Veggies

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In what odd places might you find your passion? For former PhD student Arron Choi, it was his family’s farm. Discovering a passion for weird veggies, Aaron’s story shows that when it comes to finding our calling, we should never count out even the things that first seem odd. 

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2 minutes

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Cultivate Good Heart, Not Clever Mind

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We have enough “clever minds”. We need more “good hearts.” The latter is more likely to make a lasting change in the world view of the donor that has a ripple effect on both the individual and society. You help because you can. The helping is its own reward. Any expectation detracts from the value of what you do. In this coming year do write out checks to worthy causes. But do, also, personally engage in some act of service. The life you change will be your own. Be a ‘good heart’. Not a ‘clever mind’.

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53 minutes

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Why it’s Okay to Ask Questions About Our Differences with Dina Zuckerberg

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Our guest on this week’s episode of the Conspiracy of Goodness Podcast is Dina Zuckerberg, the Director of Family Programs at myFace. myFace is a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of children and adults with facial differences. As someone with a facial difference herself, one of Dina’s many gifts is in helping us all bridge the gap that exists in those awkward moments when we meet someone physically different from us.

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9 minutes

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Why Your Grandma’s Cooking Tastes So Special

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From favorite family recipes to grilled cheese cooked just right, grandma’s cooking always tastes better than anything we could have made ourselves. But why is that? Let’s meet some grandmas around the world and find out.

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5 minutes

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World’s First Underwater Farm is Growing Fruits and Vegetables

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Nemo’s Garden is not your typical farm. That’s because this unique agricultural enterprise is located under the sea just off the coast of Italy. And the unique biosphere is teaching us tons about the future of sustainable agriculture.

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