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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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35 minutes

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Listening to the Babies

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Baby babble isn’t just cute. When babies are babbling their brains are actually engaging in much more complex thinking than just making noises!

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18 minutes

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Janine Shepherd: The Flight of an Unstoppable Spirit

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A world of possibilities is waiting for us if we lighten our load! Here is an amazing person to be our guide.

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6 minutes

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The Universal Language of Our Emotions

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Does your smile mean the same thing as my smile? What about your frown? How is it that we can intuitively understand another person’s emotions simply by looking at their expressions? There are a few universals in life, and our smiles may just be one of them.

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8 minutes

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Your Dance Moves Say More About You Than You Think!

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Whether your preferred move is the running man or the moonwalk, here’s the science to help you bust it better!

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12 minutes

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Synesthesia: Wiring the Senses Together

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Synesthesia could be called a superpower, so what is life like for people who can see music or taste color? This is the fascinating science behind it all!

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12 minutes

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Meet Lucas the Spider, Your Cure for Arachnophobia!

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If you’re one of the many people who suffer from a fear of spiders, we may have found a very adorable way to lessen your fears! (And if you are already a spider fan, well, you’ll love this.)

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15 minutes

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How Does Language Shape the Way You See the World?

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Lera Boroditsky shows us how our language shapes our perception of the world in her fascinating TED talk! What are the implications of these variations?

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6 minutes

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You’re Probably an Optimist, You Just Might Not Know It Yet

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It turns out that optimism is hard-wired into our brains, but is this actually a good thing? What does it help us accomplish?

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7 minutes

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How Much Do We Know About Sleep?

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We all know what it looks like when we are without sleep, but why is sleep so important to us? It turns out, our brains are doing some extraordinary things while we sleep! See what you think. (And learn what you “think” while you are sleeping!)

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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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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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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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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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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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7 minutes

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It’s Okay, Let Yourself be Bored!

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One of the best ways to increase your creativity and problem-solving may surprise you. It doesn’t involve a fancy app, or much practice, in fact, the tools you need are always with you!

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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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10 minutes

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How to Get Better at Just About Anything!

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Are you practicing correctly? Can you even learn a new skill as you age? Why is practice even important? Our brains are capable of a lot, especially if we know the best way to teach them!

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10 minutes

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Can You Smell That? It’s Your Memory!

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It’s a powerful tool that most of us have been gifted, but do you think we’re truly utilizing our sense of smell? Today we learn how this sense shapes our world and how we can become better at sniffing out our memories!

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14 minutes

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A Drug Free Approach to Depression and Melancholy!

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Science is vastly improving our options when it comes to depression. Here’s a very insightful TED Talk that might put a spring in your step, literally and figuratively!

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9 minutes

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When Do We Feel the Most Beautiful?

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What if beauty is far more complex than the eye of the beholder? What if it comes from our core and our mindset in a given moment? Here’s something to ponder…

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7 minutes

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Why Paddleboard to Victoria, Canada?

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Have you noticed that in our haste to make our lives easier, we actually experience far less wonder and adventure? Here’s a perspective that may feel like a gift!

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11 minutes

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The Ties That Bind Us: Do Shoes Reveal What We Value?

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Shoes may seem like a utilitarian necessity or a fashion statement, but what if they connect us all in pointing to what we value?

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7 minutes

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Behind the Scene with Cirque du Soleil’s Superhumans

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Meet the “superhumans” who perform the mind-bending, gravity-defying feats in the Cirque du Soleil productions. Behind the scenes, they are almost like the our friends and neighbors!

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17 minutes

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Paralyzed and Sailing the Inside Passage

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Did you hear about the two men, paralyzed from their armpits down, who sailed the inside passage. They’ve got an inspiring lesson for us all. Let’s consider their secret!

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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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