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Here are the articles – and a few more gems – containing the stories I told, TED Talks, and other insights I don’t want you to miss.

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Dr. Lynda here! Thank you for diving in deeper with us after hearing me speak!

As you scroll down this page you are going to see a link to every article I mentioned in my talk, and more!

This page is just the start of a wonderful journey where you can connect to this wave of progress that is well underway: The Conspiracy of Goodness.

Before you dive into the articles below, here are my top three tips on how to use this website and truly beginning soaring with knowledge and wonder:

1) We’ve timed every article so you can get the greatest boost for your limited time! There’s a little red clock symbol just above the title of every article. If you’ve got only 23 minutes left in your lunch break, or 9 minutes before the kids are done with soccer practice, then dive into something you can actually finish and have a beaming smile on your face for the next person you meet.

2) Don’t skip the videos (they are included in the time) because they contain the extraordinary bit! In fact, we choose the video first, because it has some element that leaves us all soaring, and then we write the article around the ah-ha moment that it gave us. The video will contain the awe-inspiring spark that you will never forget.

3) Try our SURPRISE ME button and dive into articles that you think you won’t be interested in. It’s bright orange and in the upper right corner of every article. Remember: we are curating the web for insights that would leave people from any generation or culture saying, “Well, I had no idea!” and some articles will leave you raving. So explore! Many of our fan favorites are on topics you would never expect.

And if you are naturally curious, you are going to love a feature at the end of every article we write: just scroll down a bit at the end and you’ll see four more suggested articles in the same vein, but with a twist! You’ll love it!

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

Letter from Our Founder

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Conspiracy of Goodness: A Movement That’s Changing our Future

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Why don’t we know about the awe-inspiring people who are making the world a better place? There is already a movement underway of people working towards a better collective future and you’re already a part of it. This is the Conspiracy of Goodness, the movement all around us just waiting to be celebrated!

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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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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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10 minutes

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What if We Turned Plastic Waste into a Valuable Currency?

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The Plastic Bank is turning plastic into money for people around the globe. This idea has the power to end poverty while saving our oceans!

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17 minutes

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Discover the Man Who Sees Only with Sound! He’s Redefining What’s “Impossible”!

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Daniel Kish has no eyes yet he can see the world around him using sound, much like a dolphin or bat, and he’s teaching us all to redefine what seems impossible.

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Why Would One Man Fill 600 Potholes?

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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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8 minutes

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Sailing Through Space on the Power of the Sun

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We just deployed a technology into space that could revolutionize our exploration of the universe! After generations of thinkers dreamed of a way to sail through space with the power of light, we’ve finally made it happen!

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11 minutes

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What If Our Worldview Has Been Inexorably Filtered?

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Do you have someone in your life who you just can’t relate to anymore–a co-worker or family member–because your worldviews are miles apart? Here’s something HUGE to consider!

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8 minutes

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Meet the Organization Saving Thousands of Dogs in Puerto Rico!

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Here’s how the inspiration of one person can change lives for thousands! Look at what happened when boxer, Chrissy Beckles, started rescuing and rehabilitating stray dogs on Dead Dog Beach in Puerto Rico.

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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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7 minutes

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The Gratitude Economy is Changing Business for the Better!

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It’s time to celebrate a leap in progress that most of us are a part of, and barely know it. Savvy consumers are rewarding companies that care about their impact and the most remarkable things are happening!

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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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7 minutes

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Single Mothers are Saving Africa’s Endangered Wildlife

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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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9 minutes

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How Our Clicks Shape Our World

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We hardly ever think about the ways the media we consume affects us, or the power we have when it comes to dictating what we all learn from in the news. It turns out, we have more power than we think when it comes to deciding how positive, balanced, and worldly our media is!

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7 minutes

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The Bacteria that Lights Up This Squid’s Life

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The relationship between the bobtail squid and this bacteria is the definition of a healthy relationship. And maybe we can all learn a little something from them!

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17 minutes

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What Fear Can Teach Us About the Stories We Tell Ourselves

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DO NOT MISS THIS! If you are turning your back on all the fear and malice in the news media these days, this TED Talk is a really fun and “game-changing” insight! (We use it almost every day)

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30 minutes

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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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What Is an Algorithm? And Can We Use Them to Change the World in a Good Way?

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Algorithms are a lot less complicated than you may think! And, with a little understanding, here’s how we can start to reshape the way we use them to create a better future for everyone.

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