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Every Brain is Beautiful: The Autism Advantage

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What if we let disabilities take a back seat and we focused on the abilities that might look like superpowers in the right setting? Let’s take a look at some examples.

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14 minutes

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Forest Kindergarten: Challenging All Our Instincts!

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When was the last time you saw pre-schoolers gleefully playing in a muddy ditch or climbing in a tall tree? Turns out that encouraging that sort of thing might be a giant leap forward in education! Take a look…

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15 minutes

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Fireflies Put on Quite the Show in Mexico

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On this edition of Saturday’s Around the World, we’re traveling to Mexico to experience the light show few have seen happening in their forests!

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18 minutes

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Janine Shepherd: The Flight of an Unstoppable Spirit

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A world of possibilities is waiting for us if we lighten our load! Here is an amazing person to be our guide.

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10 minutes

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A Sanctuary for Costa Rica’s Strays

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Territorio de Zaguates is providing care to nearly a thousand dogs that have been taken off the streets of Costa Rica. Their story is a testament to the impact the love and determination of one person can have on others.

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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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16 minutes

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Abundance is Our Future!

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It’s easy to concede that the world is going to hell in a handbasket, but the data shows the opposite! Here’s the CEO of the X-Prize foundation to clue us in on where we are headed and why!

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6 minutes

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You’re Probably an Optimist, You Just Might Not Know It Yet

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It turns out that optimism is hard-wired into our brains, but is this actually a good thing? What does it help us accomplish?

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9 minutes

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The Power of Giving People a “Lollipop Moment”

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Heard anything about “Lollipop Moments”? Here’s an amazing metaphor to remember how easy it is to fundamentally improve someone’s life with just a simple turn of a phrase!

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10 minutes

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The Bug That Gets Stuck in Your Brain

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Most bugs are nasty little creatures, but this one doesn’t have to be. Dare to find out just what an earworm is? Read our article to expand your knowledge of yourself!

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7 minutes

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How Much Do We Know About Sleep?

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We all know what it looks like when we are without sleep, but why is sleep so important to us? It turns out, our brains are doing some extraordinary things while we sleep! See what you think. (And learn what you “think” while you are sleeping!)

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9 minutes

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Finally: Net Neutrality Explained Simply (with No Politics)!

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I know: we are all tuning out the news these days. Sometimes though, it’s worth tuning back in to help change the course of history. Here’s an amazing “no politics” look at Net Neutrality!

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9 minutes

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Retrain Your Brain: Mindfulness

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Sometimes our own thoughts can lead us into a deep, dark, and endless pit. Thankfully, there just so happens to be an easily learned way to lighten it up a bit! Today we learn about Mindfulness and all it can do to help us dig our way out.

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15 minutes

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Flipping Perceptions

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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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14 minutes

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Discovering Hope When Things Seem Hopeless

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How can we change our mindsets and find hope when all seems hopeless? This amazing TED Talk from Peta Murchinson might open your eyes to see the light once again.

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10 minutes

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Problem-Solving Through Reinventing “Normal”

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Dominic Wilcox is an inventor and creative genius whose work is an inspiring reminder of why creativity will almost always save the day! Here is his incredible story, and some of the amazingly fun work he has inspired!

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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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The Deeper Opportunity in Travel

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Could we be getting more from the excursions we take into new environments? It turns out that we can find a bit of wisdom in mear travel to the next town or halfway across the world. Here’s a completely new way of looking at travel!

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14 minutes

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Is Happiness Truly Our End Goal?

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Most of us are running around looking to hold on to this thing called happiness, but these seem to be fleeting moments. Should we be focusing on something else instead? Listen to writer Emily Esfahani Smith’s eye opening insight in her TED Talk!

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14 minutes

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There’s Nothing Like Sitting Down to a Good Meal!

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Food comes in all shapes, sizes, textures, and flavors, and for all its diversity it is still a constant that connects us all! Take a moment to celebrate some extraordinary meals around the world, and answer the age old question “Can you make sushi with crickets?”

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12 minutes

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Welcome to a Happier, Less Stressed You!

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Did you know that in five to ten minutes a day you can improve the way your brain process the world around you? This simple technique is a great way to help reduce your stress and increase your happiness. Give it a try!

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10 minutes

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Virtual Reality Isn’t Just for the Kids!

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The potential for virtual reality systems is making its way into some unexpected corners, and it may even have the power to change lives! Here’s one function it performs that most of us have never considered!

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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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15 minutes

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The Gift in 100 Days of Rejection

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If you love TED Talks, you don’t want to miss this one! We can all connect with Jia Jiang’s story as he turns the topic of rejection into terrific humor and great insight!

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15 minutes

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Here’s a Good Reason to Take a Moment Just for YOU

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What if we listened to the chatter in our minds and started treating ourselves like our own best friend? What if – when we’ve done our very best – our inner critic just accepted that, celebrated a small gain or two, even the gain of wisdom, and moved on? Here’s a very cool insight!

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14 minutes

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A Drug Free Approach to Depression and Melancholy!

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Science is vastly improving our options when it comes to depression. Here’s a very insightful TED Talk that might put a spring in your step, literally and figuratively!

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12 minutes

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Celebrating the True Spirit of Hula

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Hula dancing is far more than what we see in the mainstream media. The true spirit of hula is a celebration of culture, storytelling, strength and grace.

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11 minutes

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Skating Your Way Through Life

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Let’s let the magnificent, 90 year old figure skater, Yvonne Dowlen, skate into our hearts and leave us with wisdom about balance, joy and the unfolding of life.

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15 minutes

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Looking for More Time in Your Day?

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We could all use a few extra hours in our day, but what if those extra hours are already there? Here’s a different perspective on time management.

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