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Leon Logothetis is Proving the Kindness of Strangers is Alive and Well!

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Is it possible to travel the country only relying on the kindness of strangers? The person we’re highlighting in this piece proves it is! Take a look at the impact this has on peoples lives and how we can all tap into the kindness all around us.

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9 minutes

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When Everything Seems Dark, Here’s How to Find Some Light

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The next time you or someone you love faces a heartbreaking turn of events, there is a recipe for the resilience it takes to come out the other side of a loss with a remarkable sense of progress. Here’s a story that gives us all the keys to unimagined possibilities!

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25 minutes

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The Extinction of Silence and the Man Who is Saving It

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Modern noises find us almost everywhere we go, and it’s having an impact on our health! But Gordon Hempton is leading the charge to protect and preserve the places we have left. (Make sure you have your headphones when you pop into this)

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15 minutes

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#ConspiracyofGoodness: 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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20 minutes

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What We’ve Learned from 5 Years of Curating the Web

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Want an antidote for the daily news, without completely abandoning ship? We’re celebrating 5 years of publishing “the rest of the story” here at Ever Widening Circles! So join us as we point you to some of the amazing topics we’ve discovered while curating the web for the insights and innovations being missed by most.

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20 minutes

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The Haitian Project: A Blueprint for Solving Big Problems

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What if the concept that could change the way we all look at solving the world’s most vexing problems is coming out of a nation facing the large brunt of them? It looks like the solution is thinking differently about how we decide to start attacking a problem. And this school in Haiti gives us just a glimpse of all of the possibility and hope that can come!

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25 minutes

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How to Handle Everyone’s Favorite Person: The Critic

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Whenever we decide to put ourselves and our work out into the world, there’s one guarantee: there will be critics. But there is a very solid way we can alter how much of an impact they have on us. In her brilliant and motivating talk, Brené Brown gives us a few tools to do just that!

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17 minutes

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The Warmer the Better! Right?

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Here’s an inspiring way to look at what will actually happen to our individual lives if, as predicted, it gets 4 degrees warmer. But this is a new approach: a refreshing look with a little humor and uplifting thoughts on climate change and how we are all empowered to transform the future.

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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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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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Lost Wallets Proving It’s Still an Amazing World

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When YouTuber Mark Rober lost his wallet, he turned it into an opportunity see if a lost wallet could prove people are good (or not) and the results… well, they’re pretty surprising.

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25 minutes

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Sperm Whales’ Clicks are Expanding Possibility!

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What if sperm whales are communicating with language far more complex than we are? Could our view of ourselves change if we learn that they may be as capable of future planning, reasoning, and emotions like love and empathy? These mysteries are beginning to be unraveled!

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Have You Hugged an Apex Predator Today?

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Did you know that whale poop can slow climate change, wolves can change rivers, and the sand from China’s Gobi Desert is now reaching the United States? It’s all about those apex predators and keystone species!

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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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27 minutes

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Why Wild Animals May End Up On Your Street

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These communities in Canada are helping us all reimagine what we can do to have healthy relationships with the wildlife that lives around us!

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17 minutes

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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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This Performance is “Popping” Barriers

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Bubbles have a way of instantly taking us back to the joys of childhood! Meet the family bringing the wonders of bubble making to new heights with a performance unlike any other!

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Bringing The World Into the Classroom

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Ever Widening Circles has moved into the classroom! Learn more about how EWCed is helping inspire students’ curiosity and connect them to the wider world!

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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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9 minutes

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Exploring Emergence, The Universal Property That Shapes Us

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At what point do you become you? How many neurons does it take to make you who you are? How many cells? Today, we celebrate emergence, the universal property that makes us who we are and shapes every corner of our world.

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The Pieces of a Passion Project

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There’s something unexplainably relaxing about finding yourself lost in your craft, whatever that craft may be. Suska Matsik, a talented mosaic artist, describes her connection to her process in the most beautiful way.

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A History Carved in Canyon Walls

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It’s hard to find a place in the United States that holds as much human history as Canyonlands and the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. The ingenuity of the people who lived on this land centuries ago is literally carved into the stone!

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The Power of Bringing the Moon to the Street

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When’s the last time you really saw the moon? Here’s a beautiful look at the power it has in realizing our shared humanity.

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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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50 minutes

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Testing Your Limits on a Journey to the North Pole

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Would you trek through the arctic with no training? For first all-women North Pole Expedition, this was only the first question these women had to answer.

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Bringing Color Back to our Past

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What stories do images from the past tell us? How might they speak to us differently if we could easily see ourselves reflected in them?

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Giving New Meaning to “The Little Things”

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It’s so easy these days to get bogged down by the scale of the world’s problems, but what if we turned that focus upside down? Turns out there is remarkable connection, beauty, and possibility just waiting for us in our routines and ordinary moments! Here’s what one nurse was able to create by doing just that…

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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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