A person created in the woods of Northern Vermont where the cows are plentiful and the people are sparse. 

While pursuing a degree in Communications from Suffolk University, I spent most of my free time working in various retail and restaurant locations — developing a fascination for how people interact within their worlds. I had managed to fall deeply in love with denim, burritos, riding my bicycle, and putting my thoughts to paper before receiving my degree in January of 2016.

Now back in the beautiful state of Vermont, the bike is stowed away in the barn and I’m the proud new owner of a car payment. Though, I have come to learn that a place where gorgeous views, maple creemees and locally made cheese are in abundance is never a bad place to be (especially if you happen to work for an organization focused on spreading the word of how awesome our world is)!

You can find me Instagram @awhsam

Author's Articles

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Where Could the Beauty of Science Take Us?

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Could this combination of art and science inspire a fascination for science in more people? This education brand brings another level to science class!

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Strides Towards Combating the Deadliest Organism on the Planet

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Dare we propose that it could be possible that humans and mosquitos can actually become… friends? Here’s a little insight that could point the way to beating one of the most deadly and pervasive diseases in the world!

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Can Clowns Teach Us to be More Human?

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When an art form meant to highlight our own humanity has begun eliciting fear… it may just be time to look back at its roots. Today, we learn a bit more about the amazing, mystical world of clowning!

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A Village Made of Plastic

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What might happen if we placed more focus on the idea of inventing ever more creative and practical uses for what’s already been made? Why keep making more “stuff”? There’s something popping up in Panama that can inspire us all!

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The Last Hallucinogenic Honey Hunters of Nepal

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What could come from documenting some of the most remarkable human traditions? Today we head to breathtaking heights on the steep cliffs of Nepal and have the privilege of looking behind the scenes of what’s said to be the last traditional honey harvest. You won’t want to miss this!

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Sight: It’s Right On The Tip of Your Tongue

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Have you heard of the device that uses the tongue to transmit visual information to the brain? Today, we’ll take a look into the lives of Andy and Erik to see the potential in this amazing innovation!

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Through the Eyes of a Creative Outsider

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Art has a powerful way of shifting our perceptions. Today, we get to see that creative magic unfold along the Canadian shores when visited by the artist, Hula.

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The Deeper Opportunity in Travel

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Could we be getting more from the excursions we take into new environments? It turns out that we can find a bit of wisdom in mear travel to the next town or halfway across the world. Here’s a completely new way of looking at travel!

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When Robotics Lend a Hand

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Here’s a moment where technology becomes a bit more…human

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Swooping Into New Perspectives: Speedflying

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The inspiration to fly quietly, light as air, as been the stuff of dreams for many since childhood. Now many forms of flight make that possible, but have you heard of Speedflying?

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How Did We Get Music?

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We now have access to any song we’d like right in the palm of our hand…but how did we get here?

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The Surprising World of Color

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How much do we know about these various wavelengths of light that are constantly bouncing off the surfaces around us?

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Is Happiness Truly Our End Goal?

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Most of us are running around looking to hold on to this thing called happiness, but these seem to be fleeting moments. Should we be focusing on something else instead? Listen to writer Emily Esfahani Smith’s eye opening insight in her TED Talk!

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How Can We All Find the Runner’s Fuel

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What ignites someones desire to run 100 miles? Turns out they are running on a kind of fuel we all have access to and it’s a really great recipe!

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Designing Our Environments for Wonder

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Today we meet a team who are working to bridge the gap between nature, technology, and art with hopes for a more beautiful future! Dan Roosegaard’s TED Talk creates a spark of wonder that can enlighten us all.

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Replacing DEET with Ducks?

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With help from our friends, we could waddle our way into a healthier future! Lets see how this is happening in parts of our world today…

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Finding Flow: Art & Mountain Biking

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Artist, activist and adventurer, Sarah Uhl, aids us in discovering our environments in the name of finding our flow in life!

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Why Are We Still Tickling Each Other?

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Most, if not all of us have experienced the sensation of being tickled, but why is this a thing? What drives us to do it to each other? Is it useful, or just for fun?

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What Could the Creation of Art in Space Mean for our Future?

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Did you know there’s a sculpture floating in the wild unknown outside of our planet? What could this mean for us?

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Virtual Reality Isn’t Just for the Kids!

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The potential for virtual reality systems is making its way into some unexpected corners, and it may even have the power to change lives! Here’s one function it performs that most of us have never considered!

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Honey, Are We Polluted?

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Our world is polluted and the bee population is diminishing, but could it actually be possible for us to save both of them at the same time? An airport in Germany has come up with a process that may just work!

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A Fascinating, Long Winded History

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You’ve most likely seen the new generation of wind turbines twirling happily in the distance, but do we know how crucial these contraptions have been to humankind for thousands of years? Let’s rediscover the power of the wind.

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An Artist’s Rendering of Beauty

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There’s beauty in all of us, but sadly, it’s often overlooked.  Today we’re appreciating an artist who creates gorgeous portraits by focusing on who her subjects actually are, instead of what they reveal on just the surface! Join us!

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A Few Tips on Confidence

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Today we’re taking a look at a unique way become more confident in our every day life! There’s no step-by-step here or discussions on what to wear, just a mere fact of life we all need to be reminded of. Join us!

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So, What’s a Food Forest?

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There’s something growing on the South Coast of New Zealand that could change our lives. Check it out!

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The Traditions of This Tribe Have Left Quite a Mark

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What you can find in the mountains of the Philippines may stay with you forever, especially if you happen to visit Apo Whang-Od in her village. She’s single handedly working and teaching to keep her culture’s tradition alive!

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Discovering the Life Flowing through the Grand Canyon

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The natural wonders of the world have a lot more to offer than just beauty! Let’s discover what we can learn from the river that flows through the Grand Canyon and the people who live in its surrounding area. How are they connected?

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Here’s How Failure Can Be Great!

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In a world so full of advances of course there have been a few set backs. The Museum of Failure in Sweden has curated some of the best for us to view and to see that yes, failure is always an option and it has so much to teach us.

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Rebuilding Community after Disaster Strikes

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When a natural disaster takes away everything, what will people do in the name of rebuilding community? Meet a man who is keeping his community and their culture alive starting with at the corner store.

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