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How Productive is Your Procrastination?

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Do you have a procrastination problem? Don’t worry, most of us do. Lucky for us, there are ways that we can turn our formerly wasted time into some productive procrastination!

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6 minutes

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Endless Possibility in Embracing Your Constraints

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Have you ever thought of the obstacles you face as a good thing? Reframing and embracing the obstacles in our lives may actually lead us to better and more creative answers!

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23 minutes

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Navigating the Most Effective Way to Give

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Ready for a transforming experience? Today’s article will up-end your old notions about charity, and then totally empower you to evaluate the charities you give to!

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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 Speaker Michele L. Sullivan helps us reframe our perspective on asking for help, and how it all starts with having a little more compassion!

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31 minutes

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Amazing Founders’ Stories: Instagram and Airbnb

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The founders of some of our favorite innovations -Instagram, Airbnb, Tom’s Shoes, Zumba – have stories of catastrophic failures followed by “ah-ha” moments. Now here’s a place for some optimism!

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15 minutes

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The Gift in 100 Days of Rejection

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If you love TED Talks, you will enjoy this one! We can all connect with Jia Jiang’s story, and then he turns the topic of rejection into terrific humor and great insight!

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8 minutes

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How to Suddenly Thrive from Listening Better

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What if one day we all woke up and recognized the potential of listening better? What would dinner conversation, the news, science, and politics look like if we listened to understand, not to get ready to make our next point?

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15 minutes

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Looking for More Time in Your Day?

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We could all use a few extra hours in our day, but what if those extra hours are already there? Here’s a different perspective on time management.

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11 minutes

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Why do airlines overbook? Why is flying so expensive?

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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!

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11 minutes

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Why the Worldwide Web is Not the Internet

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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…

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9 minutes

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James Veitch’s Hilarious Look at Trying to Unsubscribe

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Frustration can often lead to genius, and that’s certainly the case with humorist James Veitch’s response to scammer and marketing ploys on the web. Take a look at his hilarious take on trying to unsubscribe!

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11 minutes

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Cell Phone Charging Wisdom: How, Why, When

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We’ve all heard contradicting advice about preserving our cell phone batteries. Let’s look into something practical and sort this out once and for all!

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53 minutes

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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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8 minutes

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Breakfast at Giraffe Manor

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You get a wonderful appreciation of the size of a giraffe when their head is in your cereal bowl. Here’s the marvelous story of Kenya’s Giraffe Manor.

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20 minutes

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The Young Innovators Series: Meet Maddie from Fix it Friday

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Meet Maddie Willer, an amazing young innovator and a founder of Fix It Friday, a project spreading a mission of sustainability by fixing one garment at a time!

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6 minutes

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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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11 minutes

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What If Our Worldview Has Been Inexorably Filtered?

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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!

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33 minutes

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Finding the “Yes!” in “NO!

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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!

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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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19 minutes

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How to Spot a Liar at a Glance!

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Imagine how different life would be if most of us could spot deception at a glance? Turns out there is some amazing science to help us do that! Take a look!

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28 minutes

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Amateurs Making Our Lives Better: Planning 2017

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People who have changed the world often started out as complete amateurs. Some of their stories are absolutely fabulous! Let’s give this whole “trying new things” some thought through the lens of remarkable amateurs.

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12 minutes

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Accomplish Any Goal by Reversing Things!

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What if we could accomplish our goals by thinking in reverse, beginning with the end sharply in mind and working backwards? Here’s an amazingly useful thought experiment!

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14 minutes

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A Renaissance Story: Oysters and the Chesapeake Bay

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There are some great stories of renewal and the resilience of nature and people. The story of oysters and the Chesapeake Bay is one of them.

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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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10 minutes

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The Wild Potential of Embracing Our Limitations

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What if embraced our limitations? What possibilities might we discover if we just owned them and let them force us to get creative. We might actually find possibilities we would never have discovered. Take a look at how remarkable this mindset can be!

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17 minutes

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13-Year- Old Invents an Amazing “Energy Harvester”!

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Have you seen the wiz kid with an idea that could revolutionize the future? Meet Max Loughan and his Energy Harvester and see some genius at work!

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23 minutes

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4th Graders Can Solve World Peace! Can we?

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What if we all have the innate skills to solve some of the world’s most intractable problems, when we are in the 4th grade? Take a look at this bit of wonder!

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9 minutes

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When No Is Not an Answer

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What if you know your calling, and in the face of overwhelming rejection, you decide that failure is not an option. Here’s what can happen…

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10 minutes

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The Cutting Edge Cafe of 1995

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What did using the web in public look like 20 years ago? Here’s the story of the hippest internet cafe of 1995! It’s an amazing look at how far we’ve come.

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