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“My Stroke of Insight”: A Scientist’s Best and Worst Day

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What happens when a brain scientist studying strokes has a stroke of her own? It’s a riveting story with a huge insight for us all! Find out in today’s featured TED Talk.

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10 minutes

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A Photographer’s Life Changing Stories

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Photographers bring the world to our living rooms and have witnessed much of life on this planet. Here are two stories that changed one photographer’s life, and the lessons they taught him…

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I am His Hands, He is My Eyes

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Jia Haixia and Jia Wenqi have been planting trees together for 10 years, but there is a small catch, one of the men lost his arms as a child and the other lost his vision 16 years ago. Together though, they make a remarkable team…

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A Crash Course in “Crash Course”

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Ever find yourself on the internet aimlessly clicking to find great, engaging content? Let us introduce you to one of our favorite places on the internet, the incredible YouTube channel, Crash Course!

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House Calls for the Homeless

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What would a world look like where we spent more time in the service of humanity? One physician assistant decided to start a program to provide healthcare to the homeless not in a clinic but on the streets, making house calls to the homeless…

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Comfortable in Your Own Skin?

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How are you doing when it comes to loving your body: every bulge, wrinkle, stretchmark and misbehaving shaft of hair? We may be able to move that in a positive, fun direction today. Take a look!

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22 minutes

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Reframing Our Relationship with Things We Can’t Control

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Dr. BJ Miller has some life experiences that can bring us to a new place in considering our own. Enjoy a little transformation here from his many stories that can help us right-size our challenges.

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17 minutes

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Introverts and The Power of Quiet

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Can Introverts and Extroverts find some common ground of understanding, where both find the best in each other? They can! And it’s a fascinating, even fun, journey!

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23 minutes

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Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

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Could you be limiting your own potential with something as subtle as body language? Turns out that your body language tells others who you are, and that could be a lot different than who you want to be!

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13 minutes

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The Magic of Pixar: Blending Science and Art

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What if we were able to use our unique life experiences to push the boundaries of possibility? Danielle Feinberg is a Pixar animator who takes her love for art, technology, and science and brings them together to create movie magic. Here is her story!

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18 minutes

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Never “Save” a Great Idea for Later!

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A little probe that was sent hurtling through space in 1977 – one that’s still moving and beaming back info – can teach us a lot about what we should do with a great idea. This could be the best idea hatched 39 years ago!

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13 minutes

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Rediscovering Wonder with Janet Echelman

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Can we rediscover our sense of wonder and reshape the way we envision our world? After watching this TED Talk by the incredible artist Janet Echelman, the answer is, most certainly, yes!

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13 minutes

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What Can Camels Teach Us About Fundamental Truths?

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We all know where camels come from, right? A new origin story for these strange creatures is changing how we think about things we take as “fact.” Check out this hilarious TED Talk from Latif Nasser.

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19 minutes

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How to Stay Calm When You’re Going Blind in Space

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What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever done? Did you come away from it transformed in a good way? Here’s a story about where the emotion of fear can be teased apart from our actual options.

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10 minutes

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Graffiti that Brings A Message of Hope

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What if graffiti could change communities around the world? The artist el Seed is spreading a message of hope and peace with his unique art form calligraffiti.

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30 minutes

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Radiating Possibility or the Downward Spiral? Our Choice!

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Do you ever get caught up in a “downward spiral”, either in conversations or trains of thought? Here’s a world-renowned teacher to share a fascinating alternative mindset: radiating possibility!

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Sally Ride: Pioneer, Astronaut, Icon

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Sally Ride was the first American woman in space, but her path to becoming an icon for equality was riddled with moments that exemplified why diversity is so very important to progress. Here are some of those stories in her own words…

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Bye Bye Plastic Bags

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All over the world, plastic bags are becoming a major source of pollution. So, how do you solve a problem this big? You put two driven and passionate teenage sisters on the case. Here is their story…

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Hilarious James Veitch: Scamming an Email Scammer!

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What would happen if you replied to an email scam in your inbox? Comedian James Veitch decided one day to find out. The story that ensues is very funny and revealing!

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How Our Clicks Shape Our World

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We hardly ever think about the ways the media we consume affects us, or the power we have when it comes to dictating what we all learn from in the news. It turns out, we have more power than we think when it comes to deciding how positive, balanced, and worldly our media is!

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Brain Pickings: A Fabulous Place for the Curious Thinker

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There’s a place on the web where you can press the “surprise me” button and almost always find something out of left field that will send your mind on a deeper journey. BrainPickings.org is helping to shape the future of what media can become.

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99 Problems and Palsy is Just One of Them

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It’s easy to get bogged down by things that threaten to hold us back. But today we introduce you to a woman who’s found both humor and grit in a unique perspective on taking things as they come. Take a look!

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An Astronaut’s Perspective on Earth

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Can a view change our perspective? While many of us may never see Earth from above, hearing astronauts talk about seeing Earth from space serves as a beautiful reminder of the broader picture we are a part of!

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The Incredible Journey of Jane Goodall

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How would knowing the story of your childhood hero have changed what you thought was possible growing up? For many, Jane Goodall is a childhood hero, but her story, in her own words, is and incredible and inspiring journey. Let her tell you more…

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Kelvin Doe: The Youngest MIT Visiting Practitioner

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If you think children could be more inspired, we do to! So today, we have a bonus for you: we look at a young man who, at only 15 years old in Sierra Leone, found things in trash cans to create a working radio station, AND we introduce our “Educational Enrichment” pages!

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20 minutes

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Do You Have a Creative Genius?

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What is creativity? Is our modern way of thinking about it wong? It’s hard to put a finger on inspiration, but author Elizabeth Gilbert thinks that the answer to our creative woes might require turning to the past for answers. Check out her incredible TED Talk!

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29 minutes

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A Wish to Change the World (With JR)

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Heroes, politicians, and scientists take risks to change the world, right? See how youth and creativity can with street artist JR, 2011’s TED Prize winner!

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Sam Berns and His Happiness Secrets

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Have you heard 17 year old, Sam Berns’ secrets to a happy life? I watch this TED Talk periodically as a refresher course, no matter how busy I am – and maybe because of that. See why!

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You’ll Love Our Friend TED (.com)

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Our new EWC Must-See TED Talks page is here! If you don’t know about TED.com, this will begin a journey of ideas for you, with many of the most ingenious people on the planet – both creators and watchers of TED Talks.

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