15 minutes

[ ]

When You (Really) Can’t Smell the Roses

By

Your sense of smell is one of the most powerful and elusive of all the senses. But how does it even work? And what is it like when it doesn’t?

Read More

8 minutes

[ ]

Life at the Base of a Volcano

By

A vast majority of us don’t live anywhere close to a volcano — especially not an active one. Indonesia has the largest number of active volcanos in the world, so how do the residents handle the constant threat? What’s the appeal? Here’s a gorgeous film that may give us a hint.

Read More

12 minutes

[ ]

Embracing a Language that Brings Us Closer 🙂

By

You’ve probably shared a few of these in your messages if you’ve communicated through technology in the past decade, but could emotion depicting icons have an even longer history than we assume? And where could these emojis bring the human race in the future? Jenna Schilstra discusses this on the TED stage.

Read More

12 minutes

[ ]

Mind Bending Technology and Magic

By

Technology and magic are combining to transform possibility. Bot & Dolly’s “Box” is a performance that pushes us past the boundaries of reality!

Read More

19 minutes

[ ]

Celebrate the New Year with a Tour of the Future!

By

There is no better way to ring in the New Year than celebrating all the potential in the future! Here are some great reasons to go into 2018 with a whole new mindset!

Read More

36 minutes

[ ]

Rewriting Stories on Mountainsides

By

We typically don’t want to go back to a place we had a terrible experience. But what if we did? Here’s the story of three U.S. Army Captains returning to Iraq for the first time since combat to experience something completely different.

Read More

15 minutes

[ ]

Humanizing What’s Under the Surface

By

It can be difficult to feel a connection to something when it isn’t a part of your day to day life. But what if it could be? There are people throughout the world creating ways for us to have a closer look at what’s happening under the water, so here’s two of them. Artist, Katrina Fuller, will bring the ocean to us, while innovator, David Lang, brings us into those waters!

Read More

9 minutes

[ ]

Retrain Your Brain: Mindfulness

By

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.

Read More

5 minutes

[ ]

Giving New Meaning to “The Little Things”

By

It’s so easy these days to get bogged down by the scale of the world’s problems, but what if we turned that focus upside down? Turns out there is remarkable connection, beauty, and possibility just waiting for us in our routines and ordinary moments! Here’s what one nurse was able to create by doing just that…

Read More

15 minutes

[ ]

Flipping Perceptions

By

How do you react when someone tells you you’re incapable of doing something? For a lot of us, there are usually two routes we take: agree and shrink, or prove those words wrong. WCMX athlete, Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham, chose the latter and has spent years creating history and crushing stereotypes. Here’s his story…

Read More

23 minutes

[ ]

The Greatness of Testing Our Limits (ft. Greenland)

By

What can a climb into an unexplored environment teach us about ourselves? Today we sit back, relax, and watch as a team of athletes spend weeks journeying through Greenland on the hunt for a mountain captured in a blurry photo.

Read More

[ ]

Stories Behind the Faces of Power

By

What if we removed the veil of power and could see people at “the top” for who they really are? Here’s a photographer whose stories do just that!

Read More

9 minutes

[ ]

Where Could the Beauty of Science Take Us?

By

Could this combination of art and science inspire a fascination for the sciences in more people? This education brand brings another level to science class!

Read More

20 minutes

[ ]

Weightlessness in a Heavy World

By

Gravity is acting upon us from the moment of conception, and because of that, it is completely beyond our awareness, until now! Take a look at some fun to be had in zero gravity flights, and you’ll be amazed at all there is to appreciate! (And we may also eliminate some other things that could be “weighing us down.”)

Read More

25 minutes

[ ]

Can Clowns Teach Us to be More Human?

By

When an art form meant to highlight our own humanity has begun eliciting fear… it may just be time to look back at its roots. Today, we learn a bit more about the amazing, mystical world of clowning!

Read More

15 minutes

[ ]

Living Beyond Expectations: Daniel Kish

By

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!

Read More

19 minutes

[ ]

Through the Eyes of a Creative Outsider

By

Art has a powerful way of shifting our perceptions. Today, we get to see that creative magic unfold along the Canadian shores when visited by the artist, Hula.

Read More

5 minutes

[ ]

The Deeper Opportunity in Travel

By

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!

Read More

8 minutes

[ ]

When Robotics Lend a Hand

By

Here’s a moment where technology becomes a bit more…human

Read More

7 minutes

[ ]

The Surprising World of Color

By

How much do we know about these various wavelengths of light that are constantly bouncing off the surfaces around us?

Read More

14 minutes

[ ]

How Can We All Find the Runner’s Fuel

By

What ignites someones desire to run 100 miles? Turns out they are running on a kind of fuel we all have access to and it’s a really great recipe!

Read More

5 minutes

[ ]

Finding Flow: Art & Mountain Biking

By

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

Read More

13 minutes

[ ]

What Could the Creation of Art in Space Mean for our Future?

By

Did you know there’s a sculpture floating in the wild unknown outside of our planet? What could this mean for us?

Read More

12 minutes

[ ]

Welcome to a Happier, Less Stressed You!

By

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!

Read More

18 minutes

[ ]

Big Data Might Help Us All Come Together!

By

What if our starting point in problem-solving could be without conflict? Here’s what the future holds for addressing everything from litter to child mortality, from crime to math literacy! We have two wonderful TED Talks today to brighten up your day. Enjoy!

Read More

7 minutes

[ ]

An Artist’s Rendering of Beauty

By

There’s beauty in all of us, but sadly, it’s often overlooked.  Today we’re appreciating an artist who creates gorgeous portraits by focusing on who her subjects actually are, instead of what they reveal on just the surface! Join us!

Read More

28 minutes

[ ]

What’s the Deal with Virtual Reality?

By

Talk about virtual reality feels like it’s everywhere, but why all the hype? Today we explore why VR may be the next big thing, and what’s going on in our brains to make these digital worlds so real (and fun)!

Read More

20 minutes

[ ]

Could “Connection” Start at the Level of Our Five Senses?

By

Are we starting at the right level when we strive to understand each other? What if videos about new technologies that correct sensory disabilities can point us to a new starting point for connection?

Read More

6 minutes

[ ]

Endless Possibility in Embracing Your Constraints

By

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!

Read More