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15 minutes

Keeping Tradition Alive in the Scottish Isles

How do we keep traditions alive in this era? On the isle of Harris, the production of Harris Tweed is breathes life into old ways. Take a journey with us and explore this beautiful culture and the landscape that inspires it!

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28 minutes

Amateurs Making Our Lives Better: Planning 2017

People who have changed the world often started out as complete amateurs. Some of their stories are absolutely fabulous! Let’s give this whole “trying new things” some thought through the lens of remarkable amateurs.

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11 minutes

Only in Japan: Rice Made Fascinating!

Have you noticed how it feels a bit empowering when you are the one who knows a little inside information about another country? Let’s start with a fundamental Japanese food and see where it takes us!

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43 minutes

Being Thankful with Snap Judgment

If you are looking for some insights on gratitude and happiness, here’s a new lens from which to view possibility. There’s nothing better than true stories told by master story-tellers! See what we mean by that!

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6 minutes

Why Do We Love the Mona Lisa?

We all know about this iconic painting. But why is the Mona Lisa so famous? Well, it’s quite a fascinating story filled with intrigue and the tides of pop-culture.

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100 Photographers 24 Hours: A Powerful Legacy

What happens when 100 photographers are sent out for 24 hours to photograph “extraordinary images of everyday life” in one place? Here is the remarkable story behind one of the world’s most iconic photography projects.

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28 minutes

We Are What We Eat

What does dinner look like around the globe? Matthieu Paley, a National Geographic Photographer set out to document the culture of food in places untouched by supermarkets…

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13 minutes

Celebrating the Little Wonders!

What if we took more time to celebrate the quirky wonders in our own backyard? Olney, Illinois is home to a beloved population of albino squirrels, and their passion for this piece of local heritage reminds us to reflect on what makes our culture unique!

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12 minutes

Endangered Alphabets

Have you ever considered what might happen if the alphabet you use became extinct? It’s happening slowly, but here is one person using his unique talents to change that!

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10 minutes

A Photographer’s Life Changing Stories

Photographers bring the world to our living rooms and have witnessed much of life on this planet. Here are two stories that changed one photographer’s life, and the lessons they taught him…

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To Chase a Cheese

The Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling Festival might be one of the strangest annual events in the world. This is what happens when thousands of people cram onto a hillside to watch brave souls chase a wheel of cheese down an almost vertical incline…

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Keeping Tradition Alive in the Modern World

The weaving traditions of Peru are not only breathtaking in their beauty, but they preserve and celebrate a long cultural heritage of the handcrafted. On this edition of Saturdays Around the World, we take a journey to the Andes for a spectacular glimpse of tradition.

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12 minutes

Walking Across China: Way 1.0 & 2.0

Walking across China – one foot in front of the other for 4,500 km (2800 miles) – sounds like an epic journey. Wait until you see the clever, amazing way Christoph shares it with us!

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The Word We have No Words For

Can words, or the lack of words for a given situation, improve our appreciation for the world around us? Take a look at getting to our “growing edges.”