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Endless Possibility in Embracing Your Constraints

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Have you ever thought of the obstacles you face as a good thing? Reframing and embracing the obstacles in our lives may actually lead us to better and more creative answers!

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What’s in Your Cup?

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For many, caffeine is something they can’t live without. How many of us know why that cup of tea or coffee in the morning keeps us awake? Here’s a fun look at what all that caffeine is doing up in our brains!

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How to Get Better at Just About Anything!

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Are you practicing correctly? Can you even learn a new skill as you age? Why is practice even important? Our brains are capable of a lot, especially if we know the best way to teach them!

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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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Why is Mt. Everest So Massive?

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Is there some unseen force that compels a thousand people each year to risk their lives climbing Everest? Here’s more reason to behold Everest with awe!

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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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Can We “Fix” the Problem with News?

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How does the “news” effect our biases, or vice versa? Can we create a better world if we are all in our biased corners? Here’s a way forward…

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Continental Collision Course

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Not many of us stop to think about what the world looked like before our continents separated and then re-connected in a new way many years ago. Why does it still matter? Fascinating food for thought here today! Take a look…

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Labor Day is More Than Just a Day at the Beach…

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I’ve rushed around on Labor Day weekend for years without giving a thought to the essence of this holiday. How about you? Knowing a little about its history made it even more special! Take a look…

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Would YOU want alien neighbors?

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In the search for life beyond this planet are we asking the right questions? Should we be looking for alien life? Or is searching a part of being human?

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18 minutes

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The Science of Superheroes! Would It Really Work?

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Have you ever wondered what having superpowers would be like? Today we explore the science of superheroes to understand what being superhuman would really be like!

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6 minutes

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The Egyptian Pharaoh Who Refused to be Forgotten

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Have you ever heard of Hatsheput? Here’s a story dedicated to a pharaoh almost forgotten to time and thousands of years ahead of her time. (Yes, this pharaoh was a woman!)

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7 minutes

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History and Science of Fireworks

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Ever wondered where fireworks come from? What is the science behind this explosive entertainment? In celebration of the 4th of July, we give you a little background to be armed with this holiday!

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6 minutes

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Perfecting the Hardest Move in Ballet

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Not a “dance” person? How about learning to appreciate the beauty of ballet through physics, athleticism and artistry? Let’s tackle the hardest move in ballet from a new angle!

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A Noiseless Patient Spider Teaches Us Poetry

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What do spiders have to do with poetry? This experiment is a beautiful reminder of the importance of perspective, and how each one of us sees the world in a unique and beautiful way…

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Asking Questions Without Answers

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What can asking questions without answers teach us? Chris Anderson and TED-Ed team up to help us think about ourselves and the universe in a bigger way! Check it out!

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Baking Cookies is Chemistry?

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Ever thought of yourself as a chemist? Well, if you have ever baked, or critiqued the results of a baker, you might just be the best chemist in your house! There’s fascinatingly fun science in those holiday cookies!

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A Tale of Three Plastic Bottles

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Does recycling really make much difference? It turns out, our choices when it comes to plastic bottles make a major difference. TED-Ed explains how!

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How Containers Changed the World

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How did a truck driver in 1937 change the global economy forever? There are no “small” innovations, only small aspirations. Take a look!

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