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Ever Wonder How Your Work is Measuring Up? This May Help!

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Have you ever doubted your ability to finish something you’ve started? What’s inside this article may help you rethink your expectations. Here’s an amazing insight about trusting our guts, from one man’s journey through a 400-page molecular gastronomy cookbook (whew!)

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17 minutes

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How Space Can Heal What Divides Us!

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Why is it that when astronauts leave this planet they come back humanitarians and artists? Here’s a perspective from a filmmaker who has stood next to and interviewed some of the greatest space explorers of our time on how the lessons we’ve learned from space exploration may help us to be more empathetic, compassionate, and bring us together.

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5 minutes

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Why Would One Man Fill 600 Potholes?

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Now here’s an inspiring story of turning a personal loss into wonderful progress for all! Thousands of people die every year just because of the potholes littering India’s roads. And after his own son lost his life, this father became the change the country needs. Just check out the impact he’s having…

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The Unexpected Place You’ll Find Your Best Creative Impulses

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What’s the key to getting our best creative impulses to surface? Well, Tim Harford believes that it’s waiting for us in the “messes”; the very things that seem like obstacles in the heat of the moment. Here are some ideas on how our frustrations and the unexpected can be exactly what we need to create our best work. Take a look!

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11 minutes

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Here’s How Seizure Detecting Dogs are Changing People’s Lives

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Can dogs really be life-savers? Meet the dogs that are helping their owners detect seizures up to 45 minutes before they occur! It’s a fascinating story. These pups are making life safer and easier for people who suffer from seizures.

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9 minutes

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When Everything Seems Dark, Here’s How to Find Some Light

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The next time you or someone you love faces a heartbreaking turn of events, there is a recipe for the resilience it takes to come out the other side of a loss with a remarkable sense of progress. Here’s a story that gives us all the keys to unimagined possibilities!

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How a High School in a Nursing Home is Changing Lives

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What if we saw this new wave of people reaching retirement as a new generation of mentors? Connecting youth and older adults has remarkable benefits for everyone! Heres how one program is helping lead the way for whats possible.

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10 minutes

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Alaffia: Proof that Traditions are a Global Resource We Can All Enjoy!

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Does economic prosperity always have to come at the cost of tradition? Or can tradition help us create an even better business model? Let us introduce you to Alaffia, a company that has found a way to harness centuries of knowledge to empower a new generation of skilled craftswomen.

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25 minutes

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How You Can Help Remove Thousands of Pounds of Litter from our Planet Every Year!

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Look almost anywhere and you’ll see litter, so what can we do to be better stewards of the environment? Why not join a growing movement of people taking little steps to collect thousands of pounds of litter, together! Heres a story that will inspire you to get involved.

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20 minutes

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The Mother of all Articles!

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They’re tasked with one of the most important jobs in life: raising the rest of us. So here’s an ode to all of the mothers out there working to make this world a better place for someone! Send this along to a mother in your life!

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25 minutes

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The Extinction of Silence and the Man Who is Saving It

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Modern noises find us almost everywhere we go, and it’s having an impact on our health! But Gordon Hempton is leading the charge to protect and preserve the places we have left. (Make sure you have your headphones when you pop into this)

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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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15 minutes

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#ConspiracyofGoodness: A Movement That’s Changing our Future

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Why don’t we know about the awe-inspiring people who are making the world a better place? There is already a movement underway of people working towards a better collective future and you’re already a part of it. This is the Conspiracy of Goodness, the movement all around us just waiting to be celebrated!

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Alys Beach, the Town Transformed by Color After Dark

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For one weekend every year, the entire town of Alys Beach transforms. As the sun dips below the horizon, the walls of their houses are doused in art from around the world. Check out how this unique town is embracing what they have, and giving the world a new way to experience art.

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Capturing the Scents of Our Loved Ones

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Could we forever find comfort in our loved one’s smells? Artist and scientist Ani Liu is capturing their scents and creating perfumes (or small time capsules) out of them! See the impact this could have as she brings us through her lab!

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17 minutes

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Stamford Peace Project: Classroom, Community and the Potential of Youth Sports

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What would our schools look like if we made the most of the amazing untapped potential involving 45 million kids? There is a model for an entirely fresh approach to all youth athletics that would ensure students would leave the system at any level, with a remarkable toolbox of coping skills, character assets, and academic strength to access for the rest of their lives. Now here’s what innovation looks like at its best!

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20 minutes

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How Saving Languages Can Save the World!

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Have you ever thought about the relationship between language and knowledge? Each of the 7000 languages spoken around the world is a powerful encyclopedia of generational wisdom. Half of these records of human history may be going extinct in the next decade, but there are amazing people out there working to save this knowledge!

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28 minutes

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Is it the Age of the Bacteriophage?

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A tiny, powerful hero in the face of antibiotic resistance is living all around us. Meet the bacteriophage: bacteria’s natural sworn enemy and the deadliest organism on the planet that, amazingly, doesn’t harm us at all.

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Medical Clowning: The Noble Job of Spreading Joy

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What if there was a way to reduce stress, anxiety, and pain for patients in the hospital without the use of medication? And what if that “therapy” came in the form of an unexpected group of performers? It turns out medical clowning can have a profoundly positive impact on healing!

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20 minutes

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What We’ve Learned from 5 Years of Curating the Web

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Want an antidote for the daily news, without completely abandoning ship? We’re celebrating 5 years of publishing “the rest of the story” here at Ever Widening Circles! So join us as we point you to some of the amazing topics we’ve discovered while curating the web for the insights and innovations being missed by most.

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Bringing the Symphony to the Street

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We have all felt the connective and uplifting power of a great musical performance. But what if you couldn’t access to those moments that most feed your soul? Thanks to the work of a remarkable organization, the residents of LA facing homelessness and incarceration, these moments are no longer lost.

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7 minutes

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How A Game of Chess is Changing Lives

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The most impactful innovations in the world often combine two things no one ever thought to bring together. Here’s what we get when we let young girls loose on the game of chess! It challenges many notions all at once.

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25 minutes

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How to Handle Everyone’s Favorite Person: The Critic

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Whenever we decide to put ourselves and our work out into the world, there’s one guarantee: there will be critics. But there is a very solid way we can alter how much of an impact they have on us. In her brilliant and motivating talk, Brené Brown gives us a few tools to do just that!

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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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Saving Precious Lives in the First Sea Turtle Hospital!

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We’ve all been hearing that sea turtles need help… so, who’s been helping them? Some really inspiring people you’ll want to meet yourself! This fantastic video brings us into a sea turtle clinic to give us a look at what’s being done to save these ancient creatures from the injuries and diseases they’ve picked up as they go about. It’s a truly amazing place.

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The Artist Who Brought the World Joy One Egg at a Time

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How can we spread joy with our work? Certainly, the answer is unique to each of us, but sometimes we need a little inspiration to get ourselves started. So let us introduce you to one of those sources of inspiration, Shari Kadar.

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The Fascinating Story Behind Why We Dance!

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We seem to be born to do it and it may even be a key to our success as a species! So why was it that dancing became engrained in the fabric of being human? This video clues us in on how dance has shaped human life throughout our evolution. And we can’t help but ask: could dance actually help us through difficult times now?

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So, What’s it like to Grow Older?

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We have something that’s going to make you feel a whole lot better about growing older. These masters of aging gracefully and keeping your spirit lively have a few tips for us all!

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