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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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6 minutes

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The Key to Understanding First Impressions

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Can we control our initial assumptions and impulses? Well no, we actually can’t, but we can understand them and let another part of our brain control our reactions. Here’s a great insight into our own brains!

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10 minutes

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Bolster Your Immunity to Fear!

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Did you know fear is contagious? Here are some simple ways you can avoid contagious fear while building a more positive world around you!

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11 minutes

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A Second Chance for Abandoned Animals and Inmates

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Here’s a great example of the kinds of stories the nightly news could be bringing us, instead of all the doom and gloom. Another thought-leaders – the Monroe County Jail – teaches us about possibility.

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6 minutes

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How to Memorize Anything!

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Have a tough time learning names, remembering directions, or just want to impress your friends? Never fear! Let us introduce you to your memory palace, a place where you can memorize anything.

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16 minutes

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The Message In Fun Optical Illusions

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Optical illusions are always fun, and those you can do in your own home are even better. Here’s what they can teach us about perspective!

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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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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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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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17 minutes

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The Key to the Search for Happiness

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In our quest for happiness, could we be starting from the wrong place. Today’s EWC thought leaders takes us through a way of thinking that might be the key to happiness! See what you think!

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6 minutes

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Exploring the 8 Senses!

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You’ve heard of the five senses, but what about your eight senses? It turns out you have a few more than you grew up believing! Here’s the fascinating science about these little known senses…

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16 minutes

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Things to Celebrate One Year Ago: Good News from December 2015!

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If I refreshed your memory about the dreadful things happening in the news one year ago, you’d remember them. But what about the good things? Did we hear enough of that too! Here are some remarkable things to celebrate from a year ago!

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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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23 minutes

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Let’s Celebrate All Kinds of Minds!

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What if we took the time to celebrate and nurture the many different ways we see the world? Here’s a TED Talk to remind us that the world needs all kinds of minds!

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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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28 minutes

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What to Say, When You Don’t Know What to Say

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Today we point you to a TED Talk you may some day be very glad you came across. Even if you live a charmed life, someday you may need to comfort a friend in the face of tragedy. Here are some empowering and almost magical insights that could change everything!

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9 minutes

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A Lesson from Best Friends Who Never Met

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Have you ever looked back on a failed friendship and wondered what could have been done differently? Today we share an insight with you through the true story of a very unusual kind of friendship. Take a look!

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22 minutes

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The Surprising Science of Happiness

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In today’s featured TED Talk, Dan Gilbert looks at the science of happiness and give us an insight we might use every day to create our own sense of joy, even when outcomes don’t go our way. Take a look!

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Are Musical Tastes Hardwired?

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Are there chords out there that, well, strike a chord in us all? New research is coming up with some fascinating answers to whether or not our likes and dislikes when it comes to music are hardwired!

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23 minutes

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The Power of a Smile and a Compliment

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Is it possible to enhance another’s day with a simple smile or kind word? EWC thinks so!

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Don’t Accept the No

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What’s keeping us from accomplishing our dreams? What’s the primary reason holding us back? It’s not money and it’s not time. It’s fear. Here’s how to overcome that obstacle!

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38 minutes

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Making Struggle and Vulnerability a Good Thing!

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What could possibly be good about Struggle and Vulnerability? Don’t we spend every waking moment trying to avoid them both!? Turns out there are some amazingly valuable things to celebrate about both!

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Concrete Jungle Climbing, with Alex Honnold

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Remember when you could imagine life as a superhero; Spiderman for instance? Alex Honnold, the world’s best solo free-climber, never let that dream fade, and now he lives it.

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