What if we started rewarding people who are going the extra mile?

Especially, the idea of people who are solving some of our world’s most vexing problems!

I suspect a new era is dawning when we will be celebrating people who use something we are calling “Rigorous Intention” to make a better world for us all. Break that term down and you get people who put a lot of rigor in their thought process and then make good intentions the core of their project. We call them “Thought Leaders” here at Ever Widening Circles and the following Circle of articles highlight the amazing work of some of the best!

Dive in on these articles and you can’t help but come away with a spring in your step!

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Why Would One Man Fill 600 Potholes?

5 minutes

[ Conspiracy of Goodness ]

By Sam Burns

Now here's an inspiring story of turning a personal loss into wonderful progress for all! Thousands of people die every year just because of the potholes littering India's roads. And after his own son lost his life, this father became the change the country needs. Just check out the impact he's having...
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Single Mothers are Saving Africa’s Endangered Wildlife

7 minutes

[ Animals ]

By Dr. Lynda

The best thought leaders among us are quick to accept the risk of abandoning assumptions. Their courage often brings out the best in others, and here's an amazing example of that alchemy!
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Fighting ALS One Pickle at a Time!

20 minutes

[ Conspiracy of Goodness ]

By Sam Burns

When life throws us unexpected bad news, what do we do? The story of what Arthur Cohen turned his ALS diagnosis into may help you recognize your own tools to find your way through whatever pickle you may be facing!
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Is Going Zero Waste Really Possible?

23 minutes

[ Conservation & Sustainability ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Have you seen those people who can fit a year's worth of garbage into a mason jar? Is that even possible? Meet a family that tried to live zero waste for a month and see how it went!
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The Best Stats You’ve Ever Seen

19 minutes

[ Business ]

By Dr. Lynda

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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Transforming Detroit One Beehive at a Time!

8 minutes

[ Conspiracy of Goodness ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Could vacant lots actually hold the potential to make cities healthier? Take a look at how this couple is transforming Detroit's many vacant lots into an oasis for urban beekeeping and enriching their community! 
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SeaLegacy: Celebrating Our Oceans and Saving Our Future

20 minutes

[ Animals ]

By Dr. Lynda

If we were waiting for just the right organization to lead us all to a better future, they may have arrived! Here's how we bring people together to celebrate and save some of the planet's most precious resources. Take a look!
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This Clock Will Run for 10,000 Years… But Why?

7 minutes

[ Conservation & Sustainability ]

By Sam Burns

What will happen in 10,000 years? Who will be here? This innovation hopes to connect us to the thousands of generations to come, ticking away in a mountain through the timeline of humanity.
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Mr. Gluck and the Not-So-Secret Secret to Creating a Legacy that Lasts!

8 minutes

[ Business ]

By Sam Burns

What's the secret to getting through some of life's darkest moments, inspiring those around us to do the best work they can, and creating a legacy that will be talked about for generations? Well, as it turns out the answer starts with a little thing we can all choose to do every day!
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Principal Wayman’s Recipe for Changing Schools and Lives

11 minutes

[ Conspiracy of Goodness ]

By Dr. Lynda

Want to get the best out of every unique child? Build a system of support that includes at least one caring adult in every child's life. Here is one of the most powerful TED Talks you will ever have the pleasure of watching!
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Using the Navy Seal 40% Rule to Improve Our Lives

16 minutes

[ Books ]

By Dr. Lynda

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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Tumble Down a Rabbit Hole of Wonder with Tumble!

35 minutes

[ Education ]

By Dr. Lynda

Have you heard about Tumble, the science podcast for kids? Whether or not you have children, it's a great way to get a little science into your day!
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The Boy Who Lifted 33,000 Spirits

5 minutes

[ Happiness & Hope ]

By Dr. Lynda

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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What if We Celebrated What’s Right with the World?

22 minutes

[ Conspiracy of Goodness ]

By Dr. Lynda

As a National Geographic photographer, Dewitt Jones learned a lot about reframing the way he looks at the world. Here are the remarkable insights he has on what we can do to find what's right with the world and start to see beauty more often.
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The Project Expands: Where the Heck is Matt?

12 minutes

[ Books ]

By Dr. Lynda

Matt Harding has a unique job and a vision: he shows up somewhere, starts dancing, and sees what happens. He's been spreading joy for almost a decade now! Want a smile? Take a look...
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