Dr. Lynda here! If you saw me speak recently then you heard me mention some of the amazing people and projects that we’ve featured here on Ever Widening Circles.

If any of them caught your attention, there are links to every article below!

And keep in mind, at the end of every one of these articles there’s a connection to yet even more possibility.

If you’d like to read more about my vision for EWC, check out my letter to our readers!

Letter from Our Founder

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Radiating Possibility or the Downward Spiral? Our Choice!

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Do you ever get caught up in a “downward spiral”, either in conversations or trains of thought? Here’s a world-renowned teacher to share a fascinating alternative mindset: radiating possibility!

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12 minutes

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Accomplish Any Goal by Reversing Things!

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What if we could accomplish our goals by thinking in reverse, beginning with the end sharply in mind and working backwards? Here’s an amazingly useful thought experiment!

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20 minutes

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A Tour of the Wonders of Artificial Intelligence

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is quickly becoming a reality, and most of us barely understand what it means. No wonder there is a lot of fear and a shortage of wonder on the topic. Today we change all that with an expert guide!

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17 minutes

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Introverts and The Power of Quiet

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Can Introverts and Extroverts find some common ground of understanding, where both find the best in each other? They can! And it’s a fascinating, even fun, journey!

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14 minutes

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The Best Way to Improve the World Around Us

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Here is a TED Talk that could be a prescription for solving many of the world’s most vexing problems! What if we emulated some of the quirkier characteristics of the most original thinkers and idea people?

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17 minutes

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Did Snowboarding Actually Originate in Turkey?

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We think of the modern snowboard is a fairly recent innovation, but people in Turkey have been sliding down snow-covered hills on the petranboard for centuries!

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11 minutes

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Saving the Rainforest with Old Cell Phones

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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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19 minutes

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Practicing Practical Compassion with the Shoe That Grows

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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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27 minutes

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Skateboarding for Peace in Afghanistan

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The most remarkable innovations often happen with sweeping speed, when someone puts things together in a novel way. See how amazing hope and education have lurched forward through skateboarding in Afghanistan!

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22 minutes

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Could Holograms Change our History Records?

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In this exhibit, you can sit across from a holocaust survivor and ask them about their story. The thing is, these people aren’t really there! So, how does this work? And what is it like for them to know their experience is protected from time?

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20 minutes

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Turning Apples into Ears: Creativity in the Lab

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What if we let creativity and play mix with science? Here’s a lab that is doing just that, and in doing so coming up with incredible discoveries, like the ability to turn apples into ears…

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23 minutes

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What if Trash Pick-Up Was Annual?

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What if you could save money, time, your conscience, and fit your entire year’s worth of trash in a mason jar? This is surprisingly very do-able!

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12 minutes

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Dance that Defies Gravity!

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What happens you take dance, flip it sideways, and defy gravity on the side of a building? Check out BANDALOOP a dance troupe that is spreading awe and wonder with a new kind of dance!

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13 minutes

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Saving Rivers by Turning Toxins Into Art!

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How can painting with toxic sludge save rivers? Two professors at Ohio University are teaming up to combine art and science to conserve and protect polluted waterways!

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22 minutes

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How Tall Bikes Could Save the World!

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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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20 minutes

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Empowering Homeless People: One Stitch at a Time

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Detroit resident Veronika Scott grew up in a broken home… and grew determined to end the sadness of the needy and homeless. Hear about her organization, The Empowerment Plan, as well as her coat/sleeping bag invention, in today’s feature.

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23 minutes

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Khan Academy: A Free World-Class Education for All

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Have you stumbled upon the most accessible place on the web for education, at any age? There is no need to struggle ever again. A free education is available to all us us at every level!

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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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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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8 minutes

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Breakfast at Giraffe Manor

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You get a wonderful appreciation of the size of a giraffe when their head is in your cereal bowl. Here’s the marvelous story of Kenya’s Giraffe Manor.

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11 minutes

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A Second Chance for Abandoned Animals and Inmates

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Here’s a great example of the kinds of stories the nightly news could be bringing us, instead of all the doom and gloom. Another thought-leaders – the Monroe County Jail – teaches us about possibility.

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15 minutes

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Living Beyond Expectations: Daniel Kish

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Despite not having eyes, Daniel Kish has taught himself to “see” with a human “eco-location” and he is teaching others. His story is a remarkable testament to what happens when we never get the memo about things that are “impossible” and instead make what we have work for us!

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5 minutes

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Powering Your World with Fish Scales?

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Yes, you read that correctly, we can use fish scales to generate power! It turns out those fish you see in the market could be an alternative energy source. Here’s how this alternative energy source could be used in the future!

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16 minutes

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Are Dragons in our DNA?

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There’s a fascinating reason why dragons show up in cultures all around the world, and it’s something that unites us 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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15 minutes

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Omniprocessor: Tap Water from Our Toilets?

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Have you heard about a brilliant innovation – the Omniprocessor – that may change the lives of billions of people, in fact all of us eventually? This is “the challenge of progress” at it’s messy best!

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56 minutes

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Koko Turns 44!

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Do you remember the beautiful documentary from the 1990’s about Koko the Gorilla and her kitten? Koko learned sign language and has been teaching us about the world through her eyes ever since!

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14 minutes

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Helping the Blind See With Their Tongues

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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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5 minutes

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Turning Trash into Musical Instruments

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Meet the artist and musician Ken Butler. Since 1978, he has been pushing the limits of possibility with his art by turning trash into musical instruments!

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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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14 minutes

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Live Cams: Peering into the Secret Lives of Animals

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Live cams can take us on small journeys we might never imagine. Today we point you to a place where you can get lost in the wonder of nature, up close and personal, in real time!

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5 minutes

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Fire Ants: The Material of the Future?

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Did you know that a colony of fire ants can act as a liquid and a solid? We know, it sounds crazy, these little guys have a lot they can teach us!

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5 minutes

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The Orchid That’s Actually an Insect

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The Orchid Mantis may look like a gorgeous flower, but behind that beauty is a deadly assassin. Check out how these remarkable creatures use their camouflage to its most deadly–and beautiful–best.

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8 minutes

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A Closer Look at the Dinosaurs with Us Now!

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Are dinosaurs still around today? You probably know that birds and dinosaurs are evolutionary cousins, but do you know how we know that? Here’s a deeper look at a piece of knowledge we might normally take for granted!

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9 minutes

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Dumpster Diving to Demonstrate a Better Way Forward

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Here’s a terrific fellow who would rather show us what is possible, than tell us what we should be doing. Finally, a refreshing approach to change!

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28 minutes

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Amateurs Making Our Lives Better: Planning 2017

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People who have changed the world often started out as complete amateurs. Some of their stories are absolutely fabulous! Let’s give this whole “trying new things” some thought through the lens of remarkable amateurs.

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5 minutes

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This Robot has the Brain of a Worm

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The C. elegans is the first animal to have their connectome completely digitalized! Obviously, the next step would be to put this information into a robot. So let’s see this worm-bot in action and find out what this innovation could make possible for our future!

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11 minutes

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When Oobleck Meets Slow-Mo Photography!

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Ordinary household and backyard items can be extraordinary and fascinating, when you have the right point of view!

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5 minutes

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This Device Turns Brain Waves Into Music!

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This isn’t like music you’ve heard before, in fact, it doesn’t even sound all that great. But, it CAN save lives by detecting seizures when there are no other symptoms present.

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