Writer Bruce Feiler is a pro at examining life stories and looking for patterns to help us live with more meaning, purpose and joy. Here’s what he found when he applied his skills to commencement speeches.
It’s hard for us to get our hopes up only to be disappointed, says writer and podcast host Luvvie Ajayi Jones. Yet when we dream, we’re giving ourselves permission to realize our craziest fantasies — and giving other people permission to do the same.
In her TED Talk, “I’m not your inspiration, thank you very much,” comedian and disability advocate Stella Young explains why “inspiration porn” is such a downer. For Emily McManus, she brought to mind two other TED speakers, and a useful insight.
Robby Novak seems like a regular ol’ 10-year-old boy with a big laugh and a tendency to fidget, if you ignore the fact that he’s also a YouTube superstar. The dynamo elementary student started making a series of motivational videos with his older brother-in-law when he was just 9. The videos went viral, and since […]