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Here’s How to Talk to Strangers

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There are a lot of great people out there that you don’t know! If you’d like to change that, or at least make your introductions easier, here are a few tips.

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14 minutes

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The Best Way to Improve the World Around Us

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Here is a TED Talk that could be a prescription for solving many of the world’s most vexing problems! What if we emulated some of the quirkier characteristics of the most original thinkers and idea people?

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9 minutes

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The Power of Giving People a “Lollipop Moment”

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Heard anything about “Lollipop Moments”? Here’s an amazing metaphor to remember how easy it is to fundamentally improve someone’s life with just a simple turn of a phrase!

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29 minutes

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The Mathematics of Finding Love

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Know someone who might need some new insights into finding love? Here’s how mathematics can improve everyone’s chances of finding that special someone!

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6 minutes

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Can Rats Make us Be Better People?

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Rats get a bum rap, but they may have something to teach us when it comes to solving problems more effectively. Here’s what we can learn from rats!

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10 minutes

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Unleashing Creativity… A Simple Guide for All

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If you’ve ever tried to create something, you know the whole process can be quite frustrating. From finding that great idea to showing the final piece to someone, here are 3 short videos (from a few creative minds you may recognize) that can help us rethink how well we’re doing.

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10 minutes

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The Bug That Gets Stuck in Your Brain

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Most bugs are nasty little creatures, but this one doesn’t have to be. Dare to find out just what an earworm is? Read our article to expand your knowledge of yourself!

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9 minutes

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Finally: Net Neutrality Explained Simply (with No Politics)!

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I know: we are all tuning out the news these days. Sometimes though, it’s worth tuning back in to help change the course of history. Here’s an amazing “no politics” look at Net Neutrality!

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9 minutes

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Retrain Your Brain: Mindfulness

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Sometimes our own thoughts can lead us into a deep, dark, and endless pit. Thankfully, there just so happens to be an easily learned way to lighten it up a bit! Today we learn about Mindfulness and all it can do to help us dig our way out.

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14 minutes

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Discovering Hope When Things Seem Hopeless

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How can we change our mindsets and find hope when all seems hopeless? This amazing TED Talk from Peta Murchinson might open your eyes to see the light once again.

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4 minutes

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Hack Your Way to a Better Day!

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Can we hack our biological clock to be more productive, sleep better, and be healthier? There’s no need to jump on the next big health craze. To get started, all we need is some simple science!

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15 minutes

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Living Beyond Expectations: Daniel Kish

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Despite not having eyes, Daniel Kish has taught himself to “see” with a human “eco-location” and he is teaching others. His story is a remarkable testament to what happens when we never get the memo about things that are “impossible” and instead make what we have work for us!

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10 minutes

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Problem-Solving Through Reinventing “Normal”

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Dominic Wilcox is an inventor and creative genius whose work is an inspiring reminder of why creativity will almost always save the day! Here is his incredible story, and some of the amazingly fun work he has inspired!

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5 minutes

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The Deeper Opportunity in Travel

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Could we be getting more from the excursions we take into new environments? It turns out that we can find a bit of wisdom in mear travel to the next town or halfway across the world. Here’s a completely new way of looking at travel!

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14 minutes

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Is Happiness Truly Our End Goal?

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Most of us are running around looking to hold on to this thing called happiness, but these seem to be fleeting moments. Should we be focusing on something else instead? Listen to writer Emily Esfahani Smith’s eye opening insight in her TED Talk!

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14 minutes

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ISAAW: Share a Photo that Tells a Story!

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Want to take really remarkable photos with your phone? There are easy tricks that most of us don’t know! Here are some of the best tips on the web and you can use them to share your photos with the world here with ISAAW!

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9 minutes

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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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5 minutes

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Finding Flow: Art & Mountain Biking

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Artist, activist and adventurer, Sarah Uhl, aids us in discovering our environments in the name of finding our flow in life!

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12 minutes

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Welcome to a Happier, Less Stressed You!

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Did you know that in five to ten minutes a day you can improve the way your brain process the world around you? This simple technique is a great way to help reduce your stress and increase your happiness. Give it a try!

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6 minutes

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A Few Tips on Confidence

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Today we’re taking a look at a unique way become more confident in our every day life! There’s no step-by-step here or discussions on what to wear, just a mere fact of life we all need to be reminded of. Join us!

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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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6 minutes

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Can We Bring an End to the Us vs Them Mentality?

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The “us vs them” mentality seems so pervasive in the media and in society? Why is that? Here’s how knowledge and some science can help to bring us all some unity!

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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! Dan Pallota’s insightful TED Talk shows us the end of charities that we never would have guessed. Enjoy!

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5 minutes

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The Secrets of the Speedcubers

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Have you ever wondered how to solve a Rubik’s Cube? This puzzle may seem impossible, but there’s a lot more to it. You don’t have to take our word for it, here’s the world record holder, at 5.25 seconds, with his tips!

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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 Talk Speaker Michele L. Sullivan helps us re-frame 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 don’t want to miss this one! We can all connect with Jia Jiang’s story as 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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Here’s a Good Reason to Take a Moment Just for YOU

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What if we listened to the chatter in our minds and started treating ourselves like our own best friend? What if – when we’ve done our very best – our inner critic just accepted that, celebrated a small gain or two, even the gain of wisdom, and moved on? Here’s a very cool insight!

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