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James Veitch’s Hilarious Look at Trying to Unsubscribe

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Frustration can often lead to genius, and that’s certainly the case with humorist James Veitch’s response to scammer and marketing ploys on the web. Take a look at his hilarious take on trying to unsubscribe!

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13 minutes

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What Do Pirates, Nurses, and Buckminster Fuller Have in Common?

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What do pirates, nurses, and Buckminster Fuller have in common? They are the rebel designers of history who show us what the future of design may start to look like!

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8 minutes

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How Ripe Bananas Can Shift Perspectives: Wisdom from Oliver Sacks

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Here’s some wisdom from Oliver Sacks on how green bananas and an old H.G. Wells story helped him learn about valuing perspectives outside of the “norm”.

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15 minutes

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Hacking OkCupid: Now Here’s a Funny Story!

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Are there ways to increase our odds of finding that one special person? There are! In today’s EWC article, we share some great insights and a very funny story!

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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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33 minutes

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Finding the “Yes!” in “NO!

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What if we had some secrets for negotiation that could get better outcomes for everyone. Here’s one of the top negotiators in the world, sharing the fundamental tips!

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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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9 minutes

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Unlikely Heroes: The Hidden Gems of 2016 on EWC!

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Once in a while it’s good to travel with a guide who really knows the hidden gems in any landscape, the extraordinary things that shouldn’t be missed. Today, let us be your guide to some remarkable hidden gems of possibility!

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28 minutes

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Amateurs Making Our Lives Better: Planning 2017

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People who have changed the world often started out as complete amateurs. Some of their stories are absolutely fabulous! Let’s give this whole “trying new things” some thought through the lens of remarkable amateurs.

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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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How Bill Nye Became the “Science Guy”

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Sometimes, learning the backstories of our favorite heroes can be a great reminder that we all have the power to change the world! Here’s the story behind one of the great science icons.

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Dancing with Strangers, Finding Threads of Connection

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What happens when you take strangers and friends and convince them to dance with you across the US and Canada? It certainly is a great recipe for a viral video that proves it’s still an amazing world!

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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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17 minutes

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Remembering the Crocodile Hunter

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Today, Ever Widening Circles remembers one of the true action heroes of our time, one committed to the sanctity of animal life and preservation thereof, the one and only Crocodile Hunter: Steve Irwin.

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6 minutes

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Who Will We Become?

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What would the wise astrophysicist Carl Sagan remind us this morning?

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13 minutes

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Driverless Cars: How Our Bodies Can Inspire the Future

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Are driverless cars and other forms of futuristic transportation a far-off dream? It turns out that our own bodies can provide a little inspiration to turn science fiction into reality!

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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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Celebrating 600: Proof This Is Still An Amazing World!

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As the 24-hour news cycle seems to spiral ever downward, EWC is the new place on the web for exactly the opposite trajectory! We are connecting you to countless reasons to think the future is so amazingly bright. Take a look!

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40 minutes

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Life Lessons from Asia’s Forgotten Mountain

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Trying to summit Hkakabo Razi, the tallest mountain in Southeast Asia, was a monumental adventure. Here’s the incredible story with a few life lessons for all of us along the way!

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Celebrating The World’s First Programmer!

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Are you celebrating Ada Lovelace Day? If you’ve ever used a computer of any kind, you should be. Here’s the story of a thought leader working far beyond her time that we should all thank today!

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12 minutes

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Finding Human Ancestors and Shifting Perspectives

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The discovery of Homo Naledi, a new human ancestor, was a momentous occasion. It not only shifted our understanding of our origins, it also changed the way we conduct and talk about scientific research!

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10 minutes

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Bringing Gratitude into the Classroom

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What if gratitude was a daily habit? How would our lives change? Here’s how one school is bringing gratitude into the classroom and having a major impact on the lives of their students!

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17 minutes

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Back to School with Steve Jobs: The Purpose of Education

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For the class of 2005 at Stanford University, the late Apple Computers CEO and co-Founder Steve Jobs gave a commencement address that changed their lives. And it can change yours, too. See what you think!

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9 minutes

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Rita Pierson was a Champion for Every Kid

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Enjoy an inspiring, funny and remarkable talk about the education that every one of us wishes we had. What a wonderful insight! Take a look…

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8 minutes

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Inspiring Words from Gene Wilder

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Why do you do what you do? Here are some inspiring words from the late Gene Wilder that remind us to reflect on where we came from, in order to fully appreciate where we are…

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16 minutes

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Using the Navy Seal 40% Rule to Improve Our Lives

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Have you “hit the wall” in some aspect of your life? Perhaps you feel like you’ve just run out of gas or are stuck in a rut. Here’s a very interesting insight to consider, no matter your goal! Take a look…

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