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Neutralizing Weaknesses: How to Get Ahead in Whatever Game You’re Playing

In life, as in tennis, a degree of self-awareness, openness to feedback, and acknowledgement of our weaknesses is critical. But in our perfection-driven world, how can we relinquish that need for perfection and cultivate a culture where weaknesses are seen as a fact of life and embraced? Here's the key: when we build a life that lets us play to our strengths, we'll find ourselves ahead in whatever game we are playing.
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Solutions to the Tension Between Convenience and Sustainability with Brandi Parker (Episode #158)

Brandi Parker has some uplifting and even “freeing” new ways for us to think about our lives as consumers (with less guilt and shame.) She’s helping us all—industry included—get clarity about who should be responsible for the things we need to “throw away.” Instead of consumers bearing the burden for the “end of life” for everything we buy, she is proposing that the brands we love should be responsible for what they’ve made and put out into the world. And we can push them to do that!
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These Tiny Wooden Robots are a Future Forest Falling From the Sky!

Get ready to discover your new favorite (well, maybe second favorite) corkscrew! The best scientific breakthroughs are often inspired by nature, and today we’re exploring a game-changing innovation that was inspired by nature, for nature. Prepare to be wowed as we propel ourselves deep into the origins of a new self-seeding robot that is tackling deforestation from the sky above!
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U-Maryland’s Do Good Institute Puts Progress on the Syllabus with Nathan Dietz & Jenny Cox (Episode #157)

U-Maryland’s Do Good Institute Puts Progress on the Syllabus with Nathan Dietz & Jenny Cox (Episode #157) The University of Maryland and its Do Good Institute is on the leading edge of a little-known, but titanic and positive shift. Turns…...

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Love, Fear, and Courage: Choices that Lead to a Future of Radical Optimism with Kiarra Danielle Lucas (Episode #156)

If you had any doubt about the next generation coming up in colleges today, Kiarra Danielle Lucas will fill you with confidence in Gen Z. Today we all get a new perspective on how children can practice a kind of radical optimism, in the worst circumstances, and use it to build remarkable futures for themselves and others. Kiarra is an 18-year-old inspiration for anyone who thinks their circumstances limit their potential and her vision for the future might be just the spark you need to find exactly what you are built to contribute.
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Lesson From a Blockbuster Movie

What is the story that you are telling yourself about the things that bother you? Are you facing financial problems, relationship issues, health concerns, career stagnation? How do you face each of these? What happens to you is important. The story you tell yourself about what happens to you is much more important.
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You Can Transform Your Outrage into Action: The Proof Is In This Elephant Plushie with Kristina McKean (Episode #155)

Kristina McKean has a story that demonstrates exactly why we should not wait to start building lives of meaning and purpose. Kristina found a way to take the skills of her working life and combine them with her lifelong passion for animal welfare. Now, she finds joy every day in her work and the impact it’s having on wildlife and a new generation of very young philanthropists through her work at The Elephant Project.
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The Future of Wildfire Defense: How Drones are Protecting Forests and Saving Lives

After a summer dominated by news of wildfires, a beacon of hope has started to emerge. Soaring above the smoke and flames, these heroes aren’t who you might expect. No, these new champions against wildfire aren’t people... they’re drones. Here's a glimpse of a world where technology and nature can unite to confront the growing threat of wildfires head-on. 
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15 Simple Ways to Enhance Brainpower When You Lack Focus

How powerful is your brain? Is there room for improvement in grasping ideas quicker, making better decisions, and solving challenges more effectively? Brainpower is what makes you, well, you. It is your intelligence that makes you think, learn new skills, and adapt to changes. It is the sum of your mental abilities—your intellectual capacity. It is a muscle just like any other in our bodies, and like with any muscle, the more you strengthen it, the more powerful it becomes. Here are 15 tips to enhance your brainpower starting right now.
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