Inspiring Speeches

David Steindl-Rast: Want to be happy? Be grateful

Want to be happy- Be grateful (Click for Video)

Want to be happy? Be grateful (Click for Video)

The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. An inspiring lesson in slowing down, looking where you’re going, and above all, being grateful. Source

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Russell Foster: Why do we sleep?

Russell Foster at TED Talks

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Russell Foster is a circadian neuroscientist: He studies the sleep cycles of the brain. And he asks: What do we know about sleep? Not a lot, it turns out, for something we do with one-third of our lives. In this talk, Foster shares three popular theories about why we sleep, busts some myths about how much sleep we need at different ages — and hints at some bold new uses of sleep as a predictor of mental health. Source

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Patrick Stewart Gives Passionate Response to Question At Comicpalooza 2013

Patrick Stewart giving a hug to a lady at Comicpalooza 2013

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Patrick Stewart gave a heartfelt response when he was asked about abuse while speaking at Comicpalooza 2013. The lady who asked the question is an abuse survivor. She thanked him for a speech that he gave at Amnesty International about abuse against women and then asked him what he was most proud of outside of acting.  Read more

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Boy with cerebral palsy is comedic genius at Britain’s Got Talent

Jack Carroll on stage at Britain's Got Talent

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Teenage comedian with cerebral palsy Jack Carroll had the audience rolling in the aisles from the moment he stepped onto the stage at Britain’s Got Talent on the seventh season opener.

Simon Cowell asked him what he would be doing. Jack, who relies on a walking frame to move around, responded, ” I’m a professional gymnast.” Read more

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Jimmy Stewart Reads a Poem About His Dog Beau

Jimmy Stewart reading poem on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson

Jimmy Stewart Reads a Poem About His Dog Beau (Click for Video)

Jimmy Stewart was a one of a kind class act. He is seen here reading his famous touching poem about his dog Beau on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” in 1981.

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Wright’s Law: A Unique Teacher Imparts Real Life Lessons

Wright's Law - A Unique Teacher Imparts Real Life Lessons

Wright’s Law – A Unique Teacher Imparts Real Life Lessons (video)

Jeffery Wright is a beloved  physics teacher at Louisville Male Traditional High School in Louisville, KY. His wacky antics like holding fire in his hand and lying on a bed  of nails with a cinder block on his chest while a student hits it with sledgehammer help his students learn a usually less entertaining subject.

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