It’s hard to find good news these days, but here are some positive stories to uplift your day!

Ever Widening Circles is the antidote to the negative 24-hour news cycle. We celebrate the best stories from across the globe and share them without obnoxious ads or a political or religious agenda. These are some of our favorite positive stories!

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Helping the Blind See With Their Tongues

14 minutes

[ Health ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Have you heard of the device that uses the tongue to transmit visual information to the brain? Today, we'll take a look at the lives of Andy and Erik to see the potential in this amazing innovation!
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Did You Know We Can Garden in Space?

8 minutes

[ Food ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Lettuce, zinnias, peas, and radishes are just some of the plants that have found their roots in space. But what does this mean for our future?
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Visit the Water Park of an Inspired Future!

8 minutes

[ Education Enrichment ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Morgan's Inspiration Island is the world's first ultra-accessible water park, and this remarkable place not only connects kids with the power of fun but is spurring on meaningful innovation!
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Practicing Practical Compassion with the Shoe That Grows

19 minutes

[ Culture ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Have you seen The Shoe That Grows? This genius idea is changing lives across the globe and it didn't come from a millionaire or a world-renowned inventor but a real person just like us! Here's his story!
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Flipping Perceptions

15 minutes

[ Happiness & Hope ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

How do you react when someone tells you you're incapable of doing something? For a lot of us, there are usually two routes we take: agree and shrink, or prove those words wrong. WCMX athlete, Aaron "Wheelz" Fotheringham, chose the latter and has spent years creating history and crushing stereotypes. Here's his story...
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How Paper Tools will Change the World

14 minutes

[ Health ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

When it comes to innovations that will change the world, shouldn't we consider how many hands will have access to them? Check out this brilliant TED Talk from Manu Prakash, one of the remarkable brains behind the paper technologies of the future that will revolutionize how we think about science!
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How Virtual Reality is Changing Healthcare

8 minutes

[ Health ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

This device out of Stanford is saving lives by helping both families and medical experts understand what's happening with Congenital Heart Defects.
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How Tall Bikes Could Save the World!

22 minutes

[ Art ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

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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Saving the Rainforest with Old Cell Phones

11 minutes

[ Animals ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

How can we police large swaths of endangered rainforest with something we all have at home? The incredible startup Rainforest Connection is taking our old cell phones and giving them a second life as protectors of some of the most at-risk habitat on the planet!
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