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What Makes Us Happy?

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We can all think of a a lot of things that makes us happy, but what if we didn’t need things and circumstances to be happy? Former biochemist turned monk Matthieu Ricard give us a leap forward on that!

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5 minutes

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The Boy Who Lifted 33,000 Spirits

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Sometimes we meet a child who radiates such otherworldly wisdom and compassion that we have to ask the question, “Where does this energy come from?” Meet a profoundly wonderful little being. (5m)

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48 minutes

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The Inner Beauty of Landscape

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If you are looking for something a little deeper than Facebook video clips and Twitter comments, we have a great recommendation: a weekly podcast that I rarely miss. Give this a listen!

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17 minutes

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Law in Places of Lawlessness

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Listen to a story that inspires so many emotions that it’s like a great storm that ends with a sparkling blue sky. An amazing TEDtalk you will never forget!

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7 minutes

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Bobby McFerrin Hacks Our Brains

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Can a brilliant musical mind prove that we all have an innate instinct for music? Take a look at Bobby McFerrin, of “Be Happy” fame, on the stage at the World Science Festival, in a very fun demonstration that surprised everyone!

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15 minutes

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Guerrilla Gardener Takes on South Central LA

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Meet Ron Finley; an amazing fellow who’s come up with a better idea than battling over turf. How about using “turf” in a very old way! Take a look!

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9 minutes

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Simple Ideas Lead to Discovery

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Mythbusting aside, Adam Savage is a great storyteller. Take 8 minutes for him to prove how a simple idea can change the world!

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13 minutes

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Steve Jobs’ Famous Words to Graduates

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Steve Jobs has some amazing advice for graduates that seems perfect for this generation’s brand of optimism and moxy!

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12 minutes

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Why Are Some of Us Stuck in the Negative?

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Are you a glass half full or a glass half empty person? It turns out that even though those impulses are instinctive, we can change!

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12 minutes

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Why Don’t We All Know Tesla?

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Who is Nikola Tesla? He should be legendary. Find out why in today’s article. This is remarkable brilliance and perseverance at its best.

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8 minutes

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George Carlin: About “Stuff”

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How much “stuff” do you need? The late, great comedian George Carlin had some funny – almost clean – thoughts on that!

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11 minutes

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Dare to Disagree

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Could it be that the best collaboration comes from choosing a “thinking partner” who you DON’T agree with? Take a look!

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34 minutes

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Malala Yousafza: A Hero for Humankind

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Here’s a hero for the ages, teaching us “Fierce Compassion”. Turns out we don’t have to be a doormat. We can stand our ground fiercely, while still having empathy and compassion for those who seek to limit the world.

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44 minutes

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Gangs, Kinship and Service

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Father Greg Boyle has some funny, insightful and amazing stories about his project – called Homeboy Industries! I listened 3 times to this podcast to soak it in!

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34 minutes

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No Safety Net

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Here’s a quiet young man and friends, with a passion you won’t believe! Today’s story will expand your idea of what’s possible for us too!

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23 minutes

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Monica Lewinsky Can Teach Us a Lot

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If shame and fear were only minor players in the news media, we’d be looking at blank screens about 90% of the time. Monica Lewinsky has some really important insights on this. We were blown away by this TED Talk.

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21 minutes

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Struggling Successfully: 5 Phrases for Your Future

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Here’s someone who reminds us that (as he says): “If your dreams aren’t scaring you, then you are not dreaming big enough.”

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6 minutes

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“I Live My Life in (Ever) Widening Circles”

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Have you ever wondered where we got the phrase for our site, “Ever Widening Circles?” Dr. Lynda explains the inspiration and as a bonus reads the poem aloud in tonight’s grab bag feature.

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12 minutes

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Change Your Password, Change Your Life

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Mauricio Estrella changed his life… by changing his password into a life-affirming mantras. He knocked down about 18 goals! See how, in this great podcast.

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57 minutes

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Congressman John Lewis and the Art of Disciplined Nonviolence

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Today we introduce you to a remarkable place to listen to some of the most interesting people on the planet. I never miss a weekly podcast called OnBeing.org, with host Krista Tippett. In this podcast she speaks with the extraordinary John Lewis, a key player from the Civil Rights movement in America’s 1960s.

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52 minutes

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Want to Be Happy?

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Do you want to be happy? Brother David Steindl-Rast’s take on “how to be happy” in his TED Radio Hour podcast on NPR.

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16 minutes

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Teaching Us How to Really Be Human

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One of Jeffrey Wright’s former student’s, Zack Conkle, made a video of the teacher and his lessons… not all of which were about physics.

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11 minutes

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It Can All Change In An Instant (For The Better!)

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Ric Elias was on board “the Miracle of the Hudson,” the US Airways flight that was set to crash before a heroic safe landing by Captain Sully. Learn what went through Elias’ mind as the doomed plane went down in the icy water. It is a gift to all of us!

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