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The Unexpected Ways Surfing is Helping Youth Heal

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Life is tough, but it’s a whole lot easier when we’re around people who share similar experiences in a no pressure environment. Waves for Change is one of the organizations out there harnessing the power of sport and play to create environments where children are able to open up and heal!

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18 minutes

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What Ants Can Teach Us About Problem-Solving

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Did you know that there is FAR more to the ant/human relationship than painful bites? Turns out, weaver ants have been used for centuries to help farmers protect their crops! And better yet, these remarkable problem-solvers have some tips that can teach us all about our own lives.

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15 minutes

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Giving Our Skin Superpowers with Tattoo Nanotechnology

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You’ve probably heard of wearable technology, but what if your own skin could be used as a form of technology? What if it could tell you things about your health and wellness you didn’t have access to before? Nanoscience is teaming up with an unexpected artform to create an innovation that could revolutionize our collective future!

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25 minutes

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What if You Could Record All of Your Memories?

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Want more control over your life? This piece of wearable technology may help us all do just that by recording our experiences. The creator of this innovation tells us all about the ways this can be utilized, from understanding ourselves better, to making better decisions, to assisting Alzheimer’s patients. Check this out!

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9 minutes

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Save the World One Paper Towel at a Time

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Want to be a part of making the world a little better place? Here’s a profoundly simple but impactful way to start! The U.S. uses 13 billion pounds of paper towels a year! And you—yes you—can begin to make a dent in that after you learn to shake and fold.

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12 minutes

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It’s True, We Don’t See the World the Same

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Our own perception of the world differs greatly from those around us. We’ve all had different experiences, and like it or not, they shape us. Let’s explore why and how that might make us more tolerant of others.

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30 minutes

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Iceland’s Comeback Story

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Iceland may be well known for its barren and sweeping landscapes, but the island didn’t always look like that. Here’s how scientists are using the latest science to regrow Iceland’s long-lost forests.

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22 minutes

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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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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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8 minutes

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Introducing The Vegetable Orchestra!

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Have you ever wandered through the produce section and thought to yourself “Look at all these instruments!” Meet The Vegetable Orchestra, a group of musicians who aren’t afraid to play with their food and create wonder for us all!

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24 minutes

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Cultural Beauty: Before They Pass Away

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World renowned photographer Jimmy Nelson traveled to 35 isolated countries over a few years and documented what he calls “The Most Beautiful People.” Learn how his story proves the value of noticing “happy accidents.”

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17 minutes

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Sam Berns and His Happiness Secrets

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Have you heard 17 year old, Sam Berns’ secrets to a happy life? I watch this TED Talk periodically as a refresher course, no matter how busy I am – and maybe because of that. See why!

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17 minutes

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Change a Bad Habit With Skill Not Will

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Need the skills to change a bad habit? It turns out, will power may have nothing to do with your success. Here’s what does!

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23 minutes

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Generosity: To Give Without Reason

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Generosity can be joyously large, or it can be breathtakingly simple and personal. Today we look at Narayanan Krishnan, a man who inspires us to give for no reason other than to lift the spirits of others.

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14 minutes

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Foolishness Saves the Fishing Cat

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Learn how one seemingly foolish photographer has started a conservationist movement that may save an entire species of special fishing cats.

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12 minutes

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Gratitude and Wonder with Louie Schwartzberg

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Photographer Louie Schwartzberg brings us all to a place of breath-taking beauty, wonder and hope with his TED Talk, remarkable images and the words of wise ones, young and old. This TED Talk leaves us with a sigh and a smile every time we revisit it.

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12 minutes

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Diving in a Wheelchair: Art to Alter Possibility

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Artist Sue Austin shatters the boundaries and assumptions of life in a wheelchair; proving the immensely transformative power of art.

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38 minutes

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Nurturing Our Playful Impulse

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Have you ever wished you worked in one of those innovative ‘think tank’ environments? Turns out that play is critical to the human experience. Forward this posting to your boss!

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17 minutes

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Kimberly Bryant: Black Girls Code

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Who do you picture when you think of a computer programmer, game designer, IT professional? Not a woman of color? Let Kimberly Bryant inspire you!

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12 minutes

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Why Are Some of Us Stuck in the Negative?

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Are you a glass half full or a glass half empty person? It turns out that even though those impulses are instinctive, we can change!

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14 minutes

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The Balance Goddess

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Here’s yet another extraordinary person with her own take on finding balance. This is so mesmerizing that you may have to relax yourself when it’s over!

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20 minutes

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Empowering Homeless People: One Stitch at a Time

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Detroit resident Veronika Scott grew up in a broken home… and grew determined to end the sadness of the needy and homeless. Hear about her organization, The Empowerment Plan, as well as her coat/sleeping bag invention, in today’s feature.

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