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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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5 minutes

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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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13 minutes

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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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4 minutes

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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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55 minutes

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Why Should We Be Optimistic About Our World?

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Looking at the news, it’s hard to formulate a reason to think things are actually great and getting better. But here’s a podcast that might shift your perspective dramatically! Enjoy!

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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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10 minutes

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Bettering our World: Lessons From an Ocean Photographer

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Here are some insights from a marine conservation photographer about how we can have a greater positive impact on our planet, whether we are saving our seas or changing the dialogue about our world!

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7 minutes

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Insights From Carl Sagan: From ET to Religion

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What is our place in the grander scheme of history, the universe, and life beyond earth? Here are some insights from Carl Sagan that give us a little perspective on where we are within it all.

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19 minutes

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The Best Stats You’ve Ever Seen

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Despite what the negative 24-hour news cycle tells us, it turns out that the world is NOT actually going to hell in a handbasket! Things are getting better and there’s solid data to prove it! Learn more in today’s feature.

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11 minutes

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The Secret Lives of Scientists: Space Explorers Edition

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Where do astronauts get their start? What inspired Neil deGrasse Tyson to become an astrophysicist? Here are the origin stories of some of our greatest scientific and cultural icons!

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46 minutes

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Kevin Kling’s “The Losses and Laughter We Grow Into”

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Good comedian/story-tellers leave us with smiles that transform us forever. Here is a delightful conversation with one of the best. This guy can help us grow into our losses.

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60 minutes

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An Interview with Ever Widening Circles!

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Have you heard the Ever Widening Circles backstory? Today, we bring you a unique piece, this time featuring our back story, how we got here, and where we are headed next!

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4 minutes

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Healing the Soul…With Ice Cream?

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Can ice cream help heal the soul? What about the community? Mikey Likes It is an ice cream shop giving out a little more. Here’s the incredible story of it’s founder Mikey…

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19 minutes

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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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