Tag Archives: What We’re Watching

What We’re Watching: What Makes a Good Life? Lessons from the Longest Study on Happiness

What are your major life goals? Take a minute and think about what you truly hope for yourself in 10, 30, even 50 years. This question was posed to a group of millennials not long ago, and a majority said wealth. Half of the same group said fame. There’s nothing wrong with these goals, but [...]

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Shifting Fear to Appreciation: Understanding Other Cultures

France. Lebanon. Mali. Syria. All have been in the news recently for shocking attacks against humanity. Sadly, the world is facing incredibly difficult crisis situations right now. In light of these recent events, as well as the ongoing refugee migration out of Syria, I’ve been thinking about culture and compassion. More specifically, every time I [...]

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What We’re Watching: Everyday Leadership

“Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our greatest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, and not our darkness, that frightens us.” – Marianne Williamson All it took was a lollipop for Drew Dudley to change the course of a young woman’s life. He didn’t even know [...]

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What We’re Watching: LEARN

What have you learned recently? Learning happens at all stages of life, we just need to make a little time for the opportunities to occur. We saw this video, LEARN, by Rick Mereki recently and it reminded us to take advantage of these moments. We’re inspired to travel somewhere different and pick up a new [...]

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What We’re Watching: You Can Learn Anything

“Each wrong answer [makes] your brain a little bit stronger. Failing is just another word for growing, and you keep going. This is learning. Knowing that you’ll get it, even if you haven’t gotten it yet.” – Khan Academy Doesn’t that inspire you to learn something new? I love this short video by Khan Academy [...]

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What We’re Watching: Challenge Yourself to Do What You’ve Always Dreamed

I’ve always wanted to learn to play the guitar. It has been on my to-do list for years and, yet, it never quite reaches the top. Someday, I think, the timing will work out. However, this is such a common human characteristic – make priorities and push back the wants and the dreams for the [...]

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What We’re Watching: Tech Quest Revisited

How might life be different 50 or 100 years from now? What kinds of new technology will we be using, and what kinds of scientific breakthroughs might have happened? These are the questions that hundreds of Emirati youth are considering, thanks to a 2-week camp called Tech Quest. For the past 6 months, Bon Education [...]

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What We’re Watching: Combining Dance and Science

As a dancer, whenever I see movement being used unconventionally, I take notice. Scientist and writer John Bohannon captured my attention when he demonstrated a complex scientific concept through dance. In his presentation, Bohannon makes a case for ridding the world of PowerPoint presentations and utilizing dance as a means of explaining science. As he said, [...]

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