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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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8 minutes

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Litterati: Connecting Us All and Changing Paradigms!

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Have you heard of the amazing social media project that can eliminate litter from our planet? It’s bringing together ordinary people, brands, governments and the power of big data–all with a novel artistic magnetism!

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20 minutes

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Earth Your While: Climate Change for Everybody

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Where do you start with tough but important conversations? Here’s a fresh perspective from the comedian Zach Anner that gives us some great tips through the lens of climate change!

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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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A Village Made of Plastic

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What might happen if we placed more focus on the idea of inventing ever more creative and practical uses for what’s already been made? Why keep making more “stuff”? There’s something popping up in Panama that can inspire us all!

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19 minutes

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DARPA: Removing the Fear of Failure

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What would our lives look like if we could shake our fear of failure? What would you try tomorrow if failure wasn’t a bad thing? Enter: DARPA, a place we might find a new mindset! Take a look at the TED Talk by Regina Dugan and become a better you!

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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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20 minutes

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PopTech: People and Possibility Rising

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When it feels like the only new knowledge that comes our way is bad news, it’s time to find some new corners of the web that are always positive and insightful. Today we point you to one we know personally!

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18 minutes

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Big Data Might Help Us All Come Together!

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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!

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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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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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29 minutes

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What’s Your “Threshold” for Doing What’s Right?

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Need to solve a problem? Here’s a new way to evaluate your options: Consider your “threshold” for doing what makes total sense. Here’s what that means…

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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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5 minutes

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Ask Yourself, Why Not Now?

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Sometimes it seems that fate is pushing against us. But, thankfully there are some amazing people out there pushing right back, diving in, saying yes I can. Today, we learn the story of one more of these stunning individuals.

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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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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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7 minutes

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Finding Joy Tapping on Your Door

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There’s a lot of pressure to “find your passion” these days. Often that sentiment implies that we have to change the world, but today’s EWC Thought-Leader teaches us the essence of the concept!

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21 minutes

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What Optical Illusions Tell Us About “Reality”

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Take a break for something truly jaw-dropping and enormously fun. Here’s one of the best interactive TED Talks you’ll ever see!

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Celebrating 800 Reasons to be Optimistic!

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Here’s why we are so certain the future looks brighter than ever!

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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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11 minutes

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Skating Your Way Through Life

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Let’s let the magnificent, 90 year old figure skater, Yvonne Dowlen, skate into our hearts and leave us with wisdom about balance, joy and the unfolding of life.

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15 minutes

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Looking for More Time in Your Day?

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We could all use a few extra hours in our day, but what if those extra hours are already there? Here’s a different perspective on time management.

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4 minutes

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Meet the Man Who’s Saving Silence

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Join us today and meet the man whose passion is preserving the last square inches of silence in the United States.

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12 minutes

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The Best Advice from 100-Year-Olds

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Have you wondered what advice your 100- year-old self might give you today in your current circumstances?

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21 minutes

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Tim Minchin on the Wonder of Micro-Ambitions

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Want to hear a refreshing, completely counter-intuitive take on realizing your path in life. Here’s an unlikely and brilliant source!

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19 minutes

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Expanding Our Notions About Good Versus Bad Luck

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What makes a “great” childhood? Here’s an absolutely amazing story that points us in the direction of the right answer, while turning some of our initial impulses upside down.

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22 minutes

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Creating Something Out of Nothing: The Forest Man of India

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Magicians aren’t the only people who specialize in making something out of nothing. There are a few ordinary folks whose single-mindedness is their magic. See what you think of the work of the Forest Man of India.

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The Incredible Woman Who Discovered Radiation

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When it comes to superhero qualities, it would be difficult to beat the great Madame Curie, who discovered radiation and hundreds of other things that improve our lives today!

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