Bruce Lipton Ph.D is an internationally recognised leader in new biology and the bridging of science and spirit. His pioneering research on cloned stem cells presaged the revolutionary field of epigenetics, the new science of how environment and perception control ones genes. Bruce was on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine and later performed groundbreaking research at Stanford University. He is the best-selling author of The Biology of Belief and received the 2009 prestigious Goi Peace Award in honour of his scientific contribution to world harmony.

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Duana Welch is known for using social science to solve real-life relationship issues. Her book ‘Love Factually: 10 Proven Steps From I Wish to I Do’ is the first science-based dating book that guides men and women through every phase of dating, from before they meet until they make a commitment. Duana earned her Ph.D. in psychology in 1998 and in 2009 launched the blog LoveScience: which teaches research-based relationship advice. She has taught psychology at Austin, Texas universities, the University of Florida and Cal State and is also a regular contributor on ‘Psychology Today’ and ‘eHarmony’.

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Dacher Keltner is a professor of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, the founding director of the Greater Good Science Center and editor of its magazine, Greater Good. He is the author of the books: The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence and Born to Be Good. After his Ph.D. from Stanford in 1989 Dacher has been devoted to the study of emotions like embarrassment, compassion and awe that make us fully human, as well as evolutionary approaches to social hierarchies and power.

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Dr Madan Kataria is an Indian physician from Mumbai and the founder of the Laughter Yoga movement. He started the first laughter club in 1995 with just 5 people and today, it has become a worldwide phenomenon with over 15,000 laughter clubs in more than 100 countries. His innovative concept has been widely accepted all over the world and has been written about in prestigious publications like TIME Magazine, National Geographic and the Wall Street Journal as well as being featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, the BBC, CNN and many others.

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After receiving his PhD. in 1994 Tim Kasser became the Professor of Psychology at Knox College in Illinois. He is the author of numerous books and scientific papers on materialism, values and well being including the titles ‘The High Price of Materialism’ and ‘Psychology and Consumer Culture’. He was a featured expert in the 2011 documentary ‘Happy’ as well as the recent film ‘The True Cost’ which explores the impact the fashion industry has on people and the planet. He is also a keen activist working to stop the commercialisation of children.

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Adam Scorgie is an award winning producer, actor and writer who since 2007 has been creating films that both inspire and challenge the audience. His first documentary feature, “The Union: The Business Behind Getting High”, was accepted into 33 international film festivals where it won numerous accolades and is currently the highest-ranked Canadian documentary on IMBD. As well as his soon to be released ‘Ice Guardians’. He is also the man behind the documentary ‘The Culture High’ which further investigates how the modern day marijuana prohibition effects our society as a whole.

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Meik Wiking is an author, international Speaker, and CEO of The Happiness Research Institute which is an independent think tank that studies why some societies are happier than others. Their mission is to inform decision makers of the causes and effects of human happiness, make subjective well-being part of the public policy debate and improve the quality of life for citizens across the world. He is also a founding member of The Latin American Network for Wellbeing and Quality of Life Policies and has previously worked for the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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“20 years ago, psychologist Arthur Aron discovered that 4 minutes of looking into each other’s eyes can bring people closer. Using this discovery, we decided to carry out a simple experiment, during which refugees and Europeans sat opposite each other and looked into each other’s eyes. Clearly, it is most important to give each other time to better understand and get to know each other.”

Video source: Amnesty Poland