What The World Needs Now Is Ukulele

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Music transports me faster emotionally than anything else. Nostalgic arpeggios, romantic strings, greasy riffs, and the warmest chords imaginable can make us feel understood, enlightened and connected like nothing us under the sun. Sometimes having a different perspective is as simple as hearing the right song. Last year, musician Jake Shimabukuro wowed audiences at TED with his rendition of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” played on the ukulele, which is indeed the ”the underdog of all instruments,” as well as the “instrument of peace.”  Watch Shimabukuro’s peformance below and…

A Prayer For The Wild At Heart, Kept In Cages

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“A prayer for the wild at heart, kept in Cages.” ~Tennessee Williams  While it’s not a full sentence, it’s quite the powerful statement. Be heard.

Lady Gaga To Livestream Social Good Initiative Launch

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Listen up, Little Monsters and social good warriors! Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, are set to launch the Born This Way Foundation (BTWF), a nonprofit dedicated to reaching youth and creating a new culture of kindness, bravery, acceptance and empowerment, at Harvard University during a special ceremony on Wednesday, February 29th from 4:00-5:30pm EST. While the event is livestreamed from the BTWF website, the pop icon will unveil her new organization to a world-class roster of guests including Oprah Winfrey, Deepak Chopra, U.S….

Spirit Science: The Religion Of The Future

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Albert Einstein once said, “the religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend personal God and avoid dogma and theology.” Whether we believe this ideology to be true or not one thing is certain, “just as you create your own reality, we are also co-creating our realities together. We are a collective! As a community, a city, a country, and a species, we decide where we want to go and how we want to flow. It is up to us to…

Thinking Cities: How Cities Will Drive Global Change

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Cities. Some are overpopulated repositories of pollution, violence, debt, and corruption, and many are experiencing financial crisis. However, cities are also filled with life and vitality. They are endless culturally rich resources that offer beacons of hope. They are destinations for great minds to intersect and devise plans for solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. Urbanization isn’t going to evaporate, nor is it going to slow down, so we need to embrace it. As Elaine Weidman, VP of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility at…

Song Obsession Of The Week: ‘Oh My God’ By Michael Franti

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Michael Franti is a force. He is the genuine article, and his music and timeless lyrics provoke the kind of thoughts and ache for change that swim through your veins and the deepest oceans of your heart. A Bay Area resident, Franti has integrated social activism, philanthropy, and the promotion of peace as part of this artistic fabric. He is currently an ambassador for CARE, a leading humanitarian organization against global poverty and a supporter of the, Power to the Peaceful Festival, which Franti has…

Adrian Grenier Is Flexing Media Literacy Muscle Nationwide

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In today’s digitally enhanced climate filled with magazines, second screens, and celebritized gossip machines, how do we filter through all the noise? How do we teach our youth, as well ourselves, to fully comprehend the messages that are thrust upon us with every channel change, mouse click and ad campaign-clustered stroll down the street? Because the truth of the matter is that we all have a blind spot at times when it comes to spotting the truth. While a number of perspectives we ingest from…

The People Don’t Know Their True Power…

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…Imagine if we did.

The Greatest Speech Ever Made

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I can think of no other speech or presenter that could deliver a more spellbinding message about the power of human progress and the importance of unity. Please take a moment to listen to the great Charlie Chaplin.

Richard Feynman On The Wonders Of Science And Beauty

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“Nature is there, and she’s gonna come out the way she is. And therefore when we go to investigate it we shouldn’t pre-decide what is it we’re trying to do, except to find out more about it.” ~Richard Feynman Re-educating the world about the science of physics is paramount in triggering a deeper appreciation for art, the earth, and everything that keeps us connected to each other, as well as something bigger than ourselves. The late Richard Feynman said so, and surely he wasn’t joking….

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