Rob Greenfield — How to Be the Change in a Messed up World

He wore his own trash for 30 days. He built tiny houses for the homeless. He dumpster dived for food. And now he’s committing to only eat food he’s grown and foraged himself for an entire year. All for the sake of making the world a better place and helping others see the small changes they can make in their own lives.

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Megan Burns
Matt Haig — How to Overcome Anxiety in a 24/7 Modern World

Author of Reasons to Stay Alive, How to Stop Time, and Notes on a Nervous Planet, and experiencing anxiety and depression himself, Matt Haig will be the first to tell you he believes the 24/7 modern world we’re living in is messing with our minds. But he also has a plan on how to seek health within our technology-centered lives.

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Megan Burns
Erica Mandy — Making the News Better

Erica Mandy left her six-figure 'dream job' as a TV news reporter in Los Angeles, the second largest news market in the country, all because of two things: 1) She kept hearing from people that they were tuning out news all together because it was too "depressing." 2) She, herself, was feeling depressed and anxious from ten years of covering horrific stories and presenting them in an alarmist way.

So she decided to do something about it.

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Branden Harvey
Shantell Martin — How to Find Your Way to Yay

British visual artist Shantell Martin has originated her work upon the foundation of these two key questions: WHO ARE YOU? And ARE YOU YOU? After moving to New York from Tokyo, she became best known for creating stream-of-consciousness drawings and light projects with childlike wonder and joy. Her artwork (which is mainly lines and stick figures) has appeared in the Brooklyn Museum, Museum of the Contemporary African Diaspora,  well as many other well-known art venues in New York.

In this conversation, Branden and Shantell discuss how understanding who you are and asking unconventional questions are keys to keeping the wonder alive in your work.

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Branden Harvey
Jessica Honegger — Imperfect Courage

In 2015, Inc. Magazine recognized Noonday Collection as one of the fastest-growing companies in America. But years earlier, as Jessica Honegger stood at a pawn-shop counter in Austin, Texas, and handed over her grandmother's gold jewelry, her goal was much more personal: to fund the adoption of her Rwandan son, Jack, by selling artisan-made jewelry.

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Branden Harvey