15 minutes

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The Secret to Happiness? Don’t Try So Hard

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Are we supposed to be happy all the time? After endlessly trying to chase happiness, Dr. Molly Countermine encountered a different way of framing it and our other emotions that we all can learn from. Here’s how this simple technique can apply to your own life! 

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14 minutes

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Two Years into the Conspiracy of Goodness—Unveiling a Secret World of Helpers!

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The Conspiracy of Goodness of our times is alive and well. And the world needs to know about it now, more than ever! We can change the trajectory of the future, and it starts by supporting the goodness that is already out there. Here’s how you can be a part of it!

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60 minutes

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Thinking About What’s Possible with Arthur Zards

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Our thought leader for today is Arthur Zards, Executive Director and Founder of TEDxNaperville, through which he was able to build a community where people’s ideas freely flow.

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26 minutes

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The World’s Oldest Dance Troupe Will Steal Your Heart! 

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The oldest hip hop dance troupe in the world has a few things to show us about what happens when we let ourselves live without limits. Artificial hips, memory loss, and all, we can feel like life every day is a great celebration!

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10 minutes

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Finding Kids’ Hidden Talents! Are They Rascals or Geniuses?

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Could kids’ (or even your) most annoying traits actually be a huge strength just waiting to be nurtured? Thought leader Josh Shipp takes us through how to support our kid’s unrefined skillset—and keep our own sanity, as well!

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16 minutes

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Feeding the Soul and Ending Loneliness

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Can food fight loneliness? In the kitchens of the Healing Meals Community Project, food is giving people a place to come together, work in the service of others, and leave people changed for life!

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22 minutes

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What if We Celebrated What’s Right with the World?

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As a National Geographic photographer, Dewitt Jones learned a lot about reframing the way he looks at the world. Here are the remarkable insights he has on what we can do to find what’s right with the world and start to see beauty more often.

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25 minutes

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Empathy is the Renewable Resource We Can Tap Into Now

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What if empathy was at the heart of the solution to changing the divisiveness that feels so dominant now? It turns out empathy isn’t a set trait, it’s something we can learn to develop, and it’s super easy to start! Here’s how you can easily start making a positive change!

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20 minutes

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ArtLifting: The Business of Empowering Hidden Talents

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ArtLifting began as a business working to empower homeless and disabled artists by giving them a marketplace for their work. Now, they’ve grown into a model that makes us ask: What if more businesses worked to energize the hidden talent around the world? How could that change all of our lives?

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35 minutes

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The Unexpected Ways Surfing is Helping Youth Heal

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Life is tough, but it’s a whole lot easier when we’re around people who share similar experiences in a no pressure environment. Waves for Change is one of the organizations out there harnessing the power of sport and play to create environments where children are able to open up and heal!

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18 minutes

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What Ants Can Teach Us About Problem-Solving

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Did you know that there is FAR more to the ant/human relationship than painful bites? Turns out, weaver ants have been used for centuries to help farmers protect their crops! And better yet, these remarkable problem-solvers have some tips that can teach us all about our own lives.

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15 minutes

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Giving Our Skin Superpowers with Tattoo Nanotechnology

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You’ve probably heard of wearable technology, but what if your own skin could be used as a form of technology? What if it could tell you things about your health and wellness you didn’t have access to before? Nanoscience is teaming up with an unexpected artform to create an innovation that could revolutionize our collective future!

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25 minutes

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What if You Could Record All of Your Memories?

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Want more control over your life? This piece of wearable technology may help us all do just that by recording our experiences. The creator of this innovation tells us all about the ways this can be utilized, from understanding ourselves better, to making better decisions, to assisting Alzheimer’s patients. Check this out!

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16 minutes

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Aging Gracefully Alongside Your Loved Ones

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What if love and laughter could replace some of the struggles we face as our loved ones age and their memories decline? Could we see them and ourselves in new ways? Here are some insights from caretakers who have found ways to bring their relationships to life with a little creativity.

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9 minutes

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Save the World One Paper Towel at a Time

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Want to be a part of making the world a little better place? Here’s a profoundly simple but impactful way to start! The U.S. uses 13 billion pounds of paper towels a year! And you—yes you—can begin to make a dent in that after you learn to shake and fold.

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12 minutes

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It’s True, We Don’t See the World the Same

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Our own perception of the world differs greatly from those around us. We’ve all had different experiences, and like it or not, they shape us. Let’s explore why and how that might make us more tolerant of others.

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30 minutes

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Iceland’s Comeback Story

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Iceland may be well known for its barren and sweeping landscapes, but the island didn’t always look like that. Here’s how scientists are using the latest science to regrow Iceland’s long-lost forests.

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22 minutes

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Can We “Fix” the Problem with News?

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How does the “news” effect our biases, or vice versa? Can we create a better world if we are all in our biased corners? Here’s a way forward…

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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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8 minutes

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Introducing The Vegetable Orchestra!

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Have you ever wandered through the produce section and thought to yourself “Look at all these instruments!” Meet The Vegetable Orchestra, a group of musicians who aren’t afraid to play with their food and create wonder for us all!

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24 minutes

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Cultural Beauty: Before They Pass Away

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World renowned photographer Jimmy Nelson traveled to 35 isolated countries over a few years and documented what he calls “The Most Beautiful People.” Learn how his story proves the value of noticing “happy accidents.”

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