We can all use a little more joy in life, right? To help us out, we’ve collected 18 EWC articles that never fail to bring a smile to our faces!

From hidden eggs, small jumping friends, a fancy crab, and total triumph, let us give you a tour through the wonders of the world and the human spirit with the articles below! And of course, let us know over in our Facebook group what you’re doing to spark joy right now in your life!

We’ve made this circle extra long because, well, we know how nice it is to be surrounded by positive content like this for a while. Access to joy is important—the more we’re exposed to it, the easier it is for us to turn to it when we’re heading through a difficult time. So, dive on in, watch a few of the videos from amazing storytellers that we’ve carefully curated (so you know they’re good) and email us tomorrow if you’re not feeling at least a little better. We’ve got over a thousand other articles that may do the trick! 😊

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The Choir That’s Leading the Way to a Better World

23 minutes

[ Creativity ]

By Sam Burns

Have you had a "goose-bump moment" yet today? Here's your best chance! From South Africa to the stage of America's Got Talent, the Ndlovu Youth Choir is sharing their dynamic performances and uplifting stories with the world.
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The Simple Secrets to Bring More Joy to Life!

16 minutes

[ Art ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Do you want to experience more joy? It's actually pretty easy to make that happen! Joy is a deeply ingrained part of who we are, and there are small actions we can all take to surround ourselves with more of it. Take a look! 
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Life Advice from the Slowest Mammal on Earth!

30 minutes

[ Animals ]

By Sam Burns

What can sloths teach us about dealing with the chaos of modern life? Here's a hilarious TED Talk that will have you becoming a champion of the sloth lifestyle for yourself.
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How Tall Bikes Could Save the World!

22 minutes

[ Art ]

By Dr. Lynda

Since the dawn of time, wildly creative people (often considered foolish) have been bringing ingenious concepts into our daily lives. Here's a brilliantly fun and remarkable innovation that may be on the horizon!
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The Sneaky Smarts of Sea Slugs

14 minutes

[ Animals ]

By Sam Burns

From sporting bright colors to a touch that really stings, sea slugs have adopted quite a few interesting traits to keep them out of the mouths of predators. Our world only gets more interesting the more we know about our fellow inhabitants, so let's spend a moment with these unique ones!
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It’s Dance or Die for this Adorable Spider

11 minutes

[ Animals ]

By Sam Burns

The male peacock jumping spider has one of the most eccentric mating dances you'll come across, and there's a reason he has to put on quite a show!
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Hilarious Wisdom from Elementary School Chess Champions

7 minutes

[ Culture ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

We're heading off to somewhere unexpected to get some much-needed life advice. It's a place where some of the wisest people among us gather to play a game of strategy. And the best part? These wise sages aren't even teenagers yet. 
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Dressed for Survival

10 minutes

[ Animals ]

By Sam Burns

To avoid being eaten, decorator crabs have developed quite the unique ability to disguise themselves! Discover how they do this, and then stay tuned for a final, very flashy, guest crab.
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Swooping Into New Perspectives: Speedflying

13 minutes

[ Environment ]

By Sam Burns

The inspiration to fly quietly, light as air, as been the stuff of dreams for many since childhood. Now many forms of flight make that possible, but have you heard of Speedflying?
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To Chase a Cheese

12 minutes

[ Culture ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

The Cooper's Hill Cheese Rolling Festival might be one of the strangest annual events in the world. This is what happens when thousands of people cram onto a hillside to watch brave souls chase a wheel of cheese down an almost vertical incline...
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The Artist Who Brought the World Joy One Egg at a Time

7 minutes

[ Art ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

How can we spread joy with our work? Certainly, the answer is unique to each of us, but sometimes we need a little inspiration to get ourselves started. So let us introduce you to one of those sources of inspiration, Shari Kadar.
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Kid President Returns to Keep Us Celebrating!

20 minutes

[ Conspiracy of Goodness ]

By Sam Burns

If you're searching for a glimmer of light on the web and proof our future is good hands, don't fret: Kid President is back and taking us on a road trip to meet other awesome kids around the United States! 
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Explore Joy, Wonder, and Insight in an Unexpected Package: Goats!

17 minutes

[ Animals ]

By Sam Burns

Let's get to know an animal with fascinating adaptations for survival and 10,000-year history beside us! We're going to investigate the world of these split-hooved, 280-degree peering creatures. Join us for a pajama party, a look into what makes a goat a living marvel, and how they can help us innovate!
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Dancin Power

5 minutes

[ Dance ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Can dance change lives? The organization Dancin Power proves that it can, and is helping to transform the lives of chronically ill children. Here are some of their incredible and uplifting stories!
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James Veitch’s Hilarious Look at Trying to Unsubscribe

9 minutes

[ Business ]

By Dr. Lynda

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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Take a Moment to Celebrate Joy!

4 minutes

[ Culture ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Do we need to be so serious all of the time? Have a look at the fun and hilarious penny farthing race. It certainly reminds us to take a moment to celebrate the power of joy!
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How the Joy of Cooking Connects Us Through the Generations

7 minutes

[ Books ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Because of this cookbook, thousands of people have gathered together around the world. Now, this iconic book is having a revamp, from none other than the creator's grandson! Here's a story that will have you thinking about your own family traditions in a new light.
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The Secrets Hidden in Your Sunday Crossword

13 minutes

[ Culture ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

There's a lot more to these puzzles than meets the eye. So what goes into making them? Why do we love them so much? And is there really any truth to the claims that completing a puzzle a day will ward off aging? Here's all you could want to know about the world of crosswords, with a bit of fun added in! (We promise, it's quite exciting!)
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