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PopTech: People and Possibility Rising

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When it feels like the only new knowledge that comes our way is bad news, it’s time to find some new corners of the web that are always positive and insightful. Today we point you to one we know personally!

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28 minutes

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What to Say, When You Don’t Know What to Say

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Today we point you to a TED Talk you may some day be very glad you came across. Even if you live a charmed life, someday you may need to comfort a friend in the face of tragedy. Here are some empowering and almost magical insights that could change everything!

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54 minutes

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How One Small Act Can Improve the Lives of Others with Mark Redmond

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Our thought leader of the day is Mark Redmond, who for almost 40 years has been helping kids from tough situations be successful despite the odds against them. This is the second time Mark drops by in our podcast, and he will share more nuggets of wisdom from his experience as the Executive Director of Spectrum Youth & Family Services!

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16 minutes

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The People Who Could Be the Unsuspecting Heroes in Our Journey!

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Jonathan Gravenor discovered some unlikely “teachers” as he went from traveling the world as a successful journalist to struggling through chemo alone, and they changed his life. He shares a few of the lesson he learned in this great TED Talk!

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19 minutes

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GoPro and the Orca Rescue

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Can you imagine the exhilaration of setting an enormous, wild animal like an Orca (Killer Whale) free after it has been entangled by fishing gear? Today we explore their beauty and intelligence with the magic a Go Pro can bring to research.

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72 minutes

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A Storyteller’s Thoughts about Philanthropology with Craig Martin

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Craig is a storyteller with a keen eye for the unique, extraordinary, and the bizarre. He shares his story of finding good in people and philanthropy.

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25 minutes

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You’re Probably More Like a Crow than You Thought

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These birds probably live near you, but have you ever noticed just how intelligent they are? No? Well, you’re in for a treat.

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30 minutes

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#TryPod Let Us Introduce You!

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#Trypod has us excited about some of our favorite Podcasts! Learn a few thing about Podcasts and let us recommend a few of our favorites along the way!

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22 minutes

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Reframing Our Relationship with Things We Can’t Control

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Dr. BJ Miller has some life experiences that can bring us to a new place in considering our own. Enjoy a little transformation here from his many stories that can help us right-size our challenges.

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EWC is a Gift in Egypt

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“Waking up each morning in Cairo Egypt to read your uplifting and interesting messages has really been a gift…”

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9 minutes

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Simple Ideas Lead to Discovery

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Mythbusting aside, Adam Savage is a great storyteller. Take 8 minutes for him to prove how a simple idea can change the world!

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16 minutes

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This Tiny Island Could Lead a Global Example

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How could a tiny island change the way the world thinks about tackling the problems of balancing economic prosperity with the environment? What connection does deforestation have to clean water, food security, and education? Here are a few reasons why our climate future isn’t as bleak as we so often hear!

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10 minutes

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Why Optimism Is Our Most Powerful Tool for Change

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Are we thinking about “optimism” all wrong? Could this frame of mind actually bring about a brighter future? In her fantastic TED Talk, diplomat Christiana Figueres shows us her trick to creating the realities that we want in life; something she calls, stubborn optimism!

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12 minutes

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Proof That You Can Endure! One Paraglider’s Story of Adversity

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Soar to new heights with Jezza Williams! This outdoor enthusiast shows us how to navigate the bumpy winds of change with a recipe for personal success that can be replicated by anyone. It’s a story of innovative perseverance we all need to hear! 

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13 minutes

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How to Catch the Winds of Luck

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What if you could have more luck without just wishing for it? Here’s a Stanford Professor, with decades of research, pointing to 3 simple ways to start increasing the odds of finding more “good luck” in your life!

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11 minutes

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How to Transform Your Weaknesses into Your Secrets to Success!

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What if the secret to getting the full potential out of your life, your productivity, and your gifts started with your weaknesses? It seems like an odd place to start, but this TED talk will have you looking at your weaknesses in an entirely new light in less than 10 minutes!

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12 minutes

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Libraries on the Front Lines of Homelessness

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Public libraries are finding novel and wonderful new roles in our communities despite the evolving digital world. Here is one that has it all: it makes the best of elements that were in plain sight and the model can apply to all kinds of problem-solving.

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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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10 minutes

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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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16 minutes

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How to Trade a Paperclip for a House

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Now here’s a TED Talk that is both fun and transformational! The best ideas are a win/win for everyone and this one certainly qualifies. After this, you’ll never look at your “stuff” in the same way.

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6 minutes

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The Purple, Fuzzy Burrower You Thought You Knew: The Sand Dollar!

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What you might have thought a cute, nostalgic souvenir is actually a hardcore, metal-eating, badass burrower, surviving in the harshest of places! These fuzzy, purple, sea floor dwellers are none other than the sand dollar, and they’re full of exciting surprises you never thought possible.

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9 minutes

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Unlikely Heroes: The Hidden Gems of 2016 on EWC!

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Once in a while it’s good to travel with a guide who really knows the hidden gems in any landscape, the extraordinary things that shouldn’t be missed. Today, let us be your guide to some remarkable hidden gems of possibility!

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23 minutes

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The Power of a Smile and a Compliment

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Is it possible to enhance another’s day with a simple smile or kind word? EWC thinks so!

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15 minutes

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Changing the Narrative and Loving Yourself with All Bodies on Bikes

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Ever doubted you could do something because of the way your body looks? These two thought leaders are on a cross country journey to prove we can do anything our hearts desire and live our best, most happy lives if only we learn to let go of the unrealistic expectations and unnecessary stigmas which society imposes.

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5 minutes

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60 Second Docs: Inspiring Stories in Under a Minute!

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Looking for bite-sized stories of people doing good in the world? In less than a minute, these creators will refresh your view on the possibility and wonder happening around us. Here’s a connection to goodness you’ll definitely want to bookmark!

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13 minutes

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The Case For Making Useless Things

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How can we bring joy and humility back into the work we do? Why not have more fun! Simone Giertz is the queen of terrible robots, and she makes a great case for why we should embrace making “useless things”.

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17 minutes

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#DialogueCoffee: Why We Need More Difficult Conversations

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The world can feel pretty divided right now, but we have a fix for you. It’s a technique called #DialogueCoffee and it makes talking to someone with an opposing viewpoint on the world a little easier (and much much more rewarding). Here’s the story of how it came to be!

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8 minutes

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Can Kindness Get You Further than Money?

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How far can kindness really get us in life? In 2017, Two brothers set out to travel the world with nothing—no money, no plans, not even clothes—and traded homemade t-shirts for everything they needed! They made their way into some unique and wonderful situations, all the way relying on their blind faith in the kindness of strangers. Here’s what they can show us about the value of a good story and a kind smile!

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5 minutes

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A New “Twist” on Embracing Your Hidden Talents 

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Was there something that you just naturally did as a child that you stopped doing because of the critique or lack of support from others? What if that gift is just waiting to take you to your zone of genius! This unusually flexible guy shows us what’s possible!

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