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  Published on Feb 4, 2016  

Singing Without Sound: This Musician Uses Vibrations in the Ground to Sing

Mandy Harvey is a singer-songwriter working on her fourth album. She was studying music in college when she lost her hearing. She sings by feeling vibrations in the floor, and by using the muscle memory of her vocal cords to sing notes.

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What "Giving Is Living" Means to Tuesdays with Morrie Author Mitch Albom

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of his best-seller Tuesdays with Morrie, author Mitch Albom joins Oprah to reflect on the impact the book has made on readers worldwide, and to remember the man who inspired it, Morrie Schwartz.

Among the many lessons that Morrie imparted to Mitch, it was Morrie's philosophy that "giving is living" that inspired Mitch the most.

Here, Mitch recalls how when Morrie's loved ones would try to comfort the ailing man—who was dying from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease—it was Morrie who would end up comforting those around him instead.

  Published on Oct 17, 2012   time 1:11

Nick Vujicic: Overcoming Hopelessness| Ted Talk

Nick talks about the importance of parenting in early childhood and it's significance in overcoming hopelessness. Willpower is a driving force for making our big dreams come true, but if we don't get a miracle in life, we can always be a miracle to someone else.

Nick Vujicic was born in Australia to a Serbian immigrant family, with a rare disorder characterized by the absence of all four limbs. Most of his childhood he struggled with depression, and after a suicide attempt he decided to concentrate on what he did have instead on what he didn't. He realized that his life story inspires many people.

  Published on Jan 16, 2014  
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Lizzie Velasquez: How do you define yourself? | Ted Talk

In a time when beauty is defined by supermodels, success is defined by wealth, and fame is deified by how many followers you have on social media, Lizzie Velasquez asks the question how do you define yourself? Once labeled, "The Worlds Ugliest Woman," Lizzie decided to turn things around and create her own definitions of what she defines as beauty and happiness.

  Published on Jan 15, 2015  
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Tai Lopez: I read a book a day (and why you should too): the law of 33% | Ted Talk

In this talk, Tai Lopez reminds us that everyone wants the good life, but not everyone gets the good life because not everyone is willing to do what it takes.  

  Published on Dec 17, 2013  
time 18:26

Adam Kreek: I Seek Failure | Ted Talk

An Olympic gold medalist and explorer, Adam spends his spare time doing things like rowing to the Bermuda Triangle from West Africa across the open ocean. When Adam's vessel capsized within a few days of reaching Miami Beach, the story made global headlines. Passionate about sustainability, Adam and his team have been gathering data from the ocean environment and marine life, while also working to study and understand human physiology under stress.

  Published on Jan 6, 2007  
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Richard St. John: Secrets of success in 8 words, 3 minutes | Ted Talk

Why do people succeed? Is it because they're smart, or are they just lucky? Analyst Richard St. John condenses years of interviews into an unmissable 3-minute presentation on the real secrets of success.

  Published on Jun 11, 2011  
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Louie Schwartzberg: Gratitude | Ted Talk

Nature's beauty can be easily missed — but not through Louie Schwartzberg's lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast, serves as a meditation on being grateful for every day.

Louie Schwartzberg is an award-winning cinematographer, director and producer who captures breathtaking images that celebrate life — revealing connections, universal rhythms, patterns and beauty.

  Filmed June 2016  
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Isaac Lidsky: What reality are you creating for yourself?

Reality isn't something you perceive; it's something you create in your mind. Isaac Lidsky learned this profound lesson firsthand, when unexpected life circumstances yielded valuable insights. In this introspective, personal talk, he challenges us to let go of excuses, assumptions and fears, and accept the awesome responsibility of being the creators of our own reality.

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