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Monthly Archive for: ‘May, 2018’

3 thoughtful ways to conserve water | Lana Mazahreh

(11:23) According to the UN, nearly one in three people worldwide live in a country facing a water crisis, and less than five percent of the world lives in a country that has more water today than it did 20 years ago. Lana Mazahreh grew up in Jordan, a state that has experienced absolute water scarcity since 1973, where she …

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“Good” and “bad” are incomplete stories we tell ourselves | Heather Lanier

(13:36) Heather Lanier’s daughter Fiona has Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome, a genetic condition that results in developmental delays — but that doesn’t make her tragic, angelic or any of the other stereotypes about kids like her. In this talk about the beautiful, complicated, joyful and hard journey of raising a rare girl, Lanier questions our assumptions about what makes a life “good” …

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You aren’t at the mercy of your emotions — your brain creates them | Lisa Feldman Barrett

(18:28) Can you look at someone’s face and know what they’re feeling? Does everyone experience happiness, sadness and anxiety the same way? What are emotions anyway? For the past 25 years, psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett has mapped facial expressions, scanned brains and analyzed hundreds of physiology studies to understand what emotions really are. She shares the results of her …

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The business benefits of doing good | Wendy Woods

(15:35) “The only way we’re going to make substantial progress on the challenging problems of our time is for business to drive the solutions,” says social impact strategist Wendy Woods. In a data-packed talk, Woods shares a fresh way to assess the impact all parts of business can have on all parts of society, and then adjust them to not …

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“It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” ― Mother Teresa