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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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12 minutes

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Synesthesia: Wiring the Senses Together

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Synesthesia could be called a superpower, so what is life like for people who can see music or taste color? This is the fascinating science behind it all!

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7 minutes

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Celebrating Elephant Intelligence!

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They’re a favorite animal for many, but how much do we all actually know about how elephants interact with the world? Here’s your quick overview!

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15 minutes

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A More Creative Future with Smog Vacuums and Glowing Sidewalks

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What if every construction project needed to have both a practical outcome and a component past that; something that expands possibility? Here’s a guided tour of what that world might look like!

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30 minutes

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Down the Hatch! But Now What?

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This is an article for the fearlessly curious, the kind of person who when hearing the colon referred to as “charming” must investigate! (There’s also our second brains and a team of good bacteria to discover!)

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15 minutes

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How Does Language Shape the Way You See the World?

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Lera Boroditsky shows us how our language shapes our perception of the world in her fascinating TED talk! What are the implications of these variations?

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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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20 minutes

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Costa Rica: A Country (Almost) Free of Fossil Fuels

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In 2017, Costa Rica went 300 days without using fossil fuels to generate their electricity! How did they pull this off? Monica Araya, the co-founder of Costa Rica Limpia gives us a look into how a decision in the 1940s set them up for success.

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20 minutes

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Here’s How to Talk to Strangers

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There are a lot of great people out there that you don’t know! If you’d like to change that, or at least make your introductions easier, here are a few tips.

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14 minutes

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The Best Way to Improve the World Around Us

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Here is a TED Talk that could be a prescription for solving many of the world’s most vexing problems! What if we emulated some of the quirkier characteristics of the most original thinkers and idea people?

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17 minutes

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Sustainable Energy from Algae and Much More!

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As we argue about the future of our fuel sources, we may be swimming right past the answer! Algae can produce Sustainable Energy and much more!

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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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29 minutes

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The Mathematics of Finding Love

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Know someone who might need some new insights into finding love? Here’s how mathematics can improve everyone’s chances of finding that special someone!

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15 minutes

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When You (Really) Can’t Smell the Roses

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Your sense of smell is one of the most powerful and elusive of all the senses. But how does it even work? And what is it like when it doesn’t?

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Embracing a Language that Brings Us Closer 🙂

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You’ve probably shared a few of these in your messages if you’ve communicated through technology in the past decade, but could emotion depicting icons have an even longer history than we assume? And where could these emojis bring the human race in the future? Jenna Schilstra discusses this on the TED stage.

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15 minutes

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Omniprocessor: Tap Water from Our Toilets?

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Have you heard about a brilliant innovation – the Omniprocessor – that may change the lives of billions of people, in fact all of us eventually? This is “the challenge of progress” at it’s messy best!

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15 minutes

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Humanizing What’s Under the Surface

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It can be difficult to feel a connection to something when it isn’t a part of your day to day life. But what if it could be? There are people throughout the world creating ways for us to have a closer look at what’s happening under the water, so here’s two of them. Artist, Katrina Fuller, will bring the ocean to us, while innovator, David Lang, brings us into those waters!

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18 minutes

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ISAAW: Unbelievable Robots!

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Do you have any robots in your life yet? Maybe at your workplace? How about in your home? If not now, you soon will! While pop culture makes that future seem dark, there is actually so much wonder in what’s going on right now! Take a look…

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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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Litterati: Connecting Us All and Changing Paradigms!

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Have you heard of the amazing social media project that can eliminate litter from our planet? It’s bringing together ordinary people, brands, governments and the power of big data–all with a novel artistic magnetism!

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15 minutes

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Living Beyond Expectations: Daniel Kish

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Despite not having eyes, Daniel Kish has taught himself to “see” with a human “eco-location” and he is teaching others. His story is a remarkable testament to what happens when we never get the memo about things that are “impossible” and instead make what we have work for us!

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19 minutes

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DARPA: Removing the Fear of Failure

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What would our lives look like if we could shake our fear of failure? What would you try tomorrow if failure wasn’t a bad thing? Enter: DARPA, a place we might find a new mindset! Take a look at the TED Talk by Regina Dugan and become a better you!

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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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ISAAW: Share a Photo that Tells a Story!

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Want to take really remarkable photos with your phone? There are easy tricks that most of us don’t know! Here are some of the best tips on the web and you can use them to share your photos with the world here with ISAAW!

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17 minutes

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The Future of Designing Our Environments

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Today we meet a team who are working to bridge the gap between nature, technology, and art with hopes for a more beautiful future! Daan Roosegaard’s TED Talk creates a spark that can enlighten us all.

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14 minutes

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How Paper Tools will Change the World

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When it comes to innovations that will change the world, shouldn’t we consider how many hands will have access to them? Check out this brilliant TED Talk from Manu Prakash, one of the remarkable brains behind the paper technologies of the future that will revolutionize how we think about science!

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18 minutes

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Big Data Might Help Us All Come Together!

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What if our starting point in problem-solving could be without conflict? Here’s what the future holds for addressing everything from litter to child mortality, from crime to math literacy! We have two wonderful TED Talks today to brighten up your day. Enjoy!

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9 minutes

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Into the Mind of an Artist

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The artist’s mind is always an interesting place to walk through, but where it can bring us can be quite beautiful. Let’s go on this journey today with sculptor Dustin Yellin to see what’s possible when we break down the boxes that separate us! Dustin’s TED Talk is full of insights and inspiration. Take a look!

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23 minutes

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Navigating the Most Effective Way to Give

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Ready for a transforming experience? Today’s article will up-end your old notions about charity, and then totally empower you to evaluate the charities you give to! Dan Pallota’s insightful TED Talk shows us the end of charities that we never would have guessed. Enjoy!

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