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Watch: The most important influence on a child's development

The most important thing you could do would be to decide or think about where in the world the child is growing up. The objective is to rear a child to become the most morally approved individual in the society.

'Happiness is a sense of well-being, even when you are sad'

"Well-being is a deep sense of serenity and fulfillment. A state that actually pervades and underlies all emotional states, and all the joys and sorrows that can come one's way," says Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard, known as "the happiest man in the world".

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Watch: A science experiment is like playing, with rules

“Science is not defined by the method section of a paper. It's actually a way of being, which is here, and this is true for anything that is creative. So if you add rules to play, you have a game. That's actually what an experiment is.”

Watch: ‘My kid is human, that's all. And that’s a lot’

She added, “At five months old, she could not hold her head up like other babies, but she could hold this deep, intent eye contact. One friend said, ‘She's the most aware baby I've ever seen’.”

Watch: A life-saving invention to keep premature babies warm

"The reason is because in the first month of a baby's life, its only job is to grow. If it's battling hypothermia, its organs can't develop normally, resulting in a range of health problems from diabetes, to heart disease, to low IQ.”

Watch: ‘All kids are artists, said Picasso’

"There isn't an education system on the planet that teaches dance every day to children the way we teach them mathematics. Why? Why not? I think this is rather important. I think math is very important, but so is dance. Children dance all the time if they're allowed to, we all do.” 

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Watch: ‘Risky behaviour is wired into teenagers’ brains’

“This region (middle of the prefrontal cortex) is more active in adolescents when they make these social decisions and think about other people than it is in adults. Adolescents and adults use a different cognitive strategy to make social decisions.”

Ageing is natural but the spirit never ages: Chilean writer Isabel Allende

According to Isabel Allende, we start to age from birth but we all experience it differently.

Watch: Work-life balance — It's the small things that count, says Nigel Marsh

“We should stop looking outside. It's up to us as individuals to take control and responsibility for the type of lives that we want to lead. …We have to be responsible for setting and enforcing the boundaries that we want in our life.”

Inspired leaders think from the inside out: Simon Sinek

Have you ever wondered why is Apple so innovative or why is it that Martin Luther King led the Civil Rights Movement? Simon Sinek has an answer.

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