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Creating Order Out of Chaos: Why Puzzles are Making a Comeback! 

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Why do people turn to jigsaw puzzles? Entertainment? Excitement? Quality time with loved ones? There’s a lot to love about these scattered pictures, but when we look back at their history, and the influence they are having right now, all the pieces fall into place!

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25 minutes

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How to Grow Your Own Bowls, Lamps, and Baskets!

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Can we seriously grow everything we need in our backyard? To explore this question, on this edition of Saturday’s Around the World we’re traveling to an enchanting land to meet a woman who can transform plants into almost any object you desire!

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14 minutes

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Hunting Down the World’s Most Brilliant Colors!

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Have you ever wondered where colors come from? Who collects them? And how did they end up in the world’s most famous paintings? We’re discovering the magical world of pigments and the lengths we will go to bring colors into our lives!

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7 minutes

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What Do New Yorkers Love About Their City?

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How does the way we talk about things shape the way we see them? On a hot July day, the artist Marco Santini took to the New York City subway to ask, “What do you love about New York City?” The answers will make you rethink the way language shapes our view of the world!

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16 minutes

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The Fascinating History Behind Some of Your Favorite Movies!

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What do giant stag beetles have to do with Wallace & Gromit, King Kong, or The Nightmare Before Christmas? The answer is a surprising trip down memory lane to the wonderful land of stop motion animation! Trust us, you’ll want to hear this wild tale!

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17 minutes

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Ask Yourself These Three Questions and They Can Change Your Life!

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What if three questions could help us live happier lives filled with more joy and meaning? The answers to these questions have the power to change the way we interact with our loved ones, do our work, and live a more fulfilled existence together!

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9 minutes

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When Dreams Come to Life in Your Own Backyard!

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How can we use what we are passionate about to enrich the lives of others? Some folks are extra motivated to showcase their interests in a way that others can enjoy. Kick up some dust and reach for the stars, you are about to meet two innovative individuals from very different walks of life, as they give us a tour of their very own backyard wonders!

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9 minutes

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The Largest, Most Viewed Paintings In the World That No One Knows About

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What’s your favorite old movie? Chances are there’s one character that connects all of our beloved old films. They are always there, we just never noticed. Any guesses who it is?

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8 minutes

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What if Art Was Meant to be Touched?

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Ever wanted to touch the art in a museum? Artists like these fellows are encouraging all of us to! Here’s a touching story about the power that tactile art can have across many communities. 

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7 minutes

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Hidden Planets in an Everyday World!

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Have you ever received a gift from a stranger that changed your view of the world? Get ready to experience a mesmerizing ball of wonder that fits in the palm of your hand! Let us take you on a global scavenger hunt in search of Josh Simpson’s hidden glass Infinity Planets!

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6 minutes

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Transforming Trash into Living Robots!

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You’ll find a lot of strange things on the streets of New York City, but the fantastical giant robots of Brooklyn RobotWorks will certainly stop you in your tracks. Meet the creative mind behind these incredible, walking works of art made from everyday objects!

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20 minutes

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Meet the Man Behind Books Young People Actually Want to Read!

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Could there really be a simple way to encourage youth to read more? See how the author, Jason Reynolds, is making it happen by telling stories that connect to the experiences of today’s young adults. 

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10 minutes

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Indonesia’s Extreme Vespas

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Here are two words you probably haven’t heard together before: Extreme Vespas. On the streets of Indonesia though, extreme Vespas are pushing art and culture in some wild new directions!

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12 minutes

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If the Ocean Had a Face, Would it Look Like This?

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Take a deep breath! Let’s dive into the ocean to meet Jason DeCaires Taylor: an artist encouraging life and celebrating little-known communities with his breathtaking underwater sculptures!

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16 minutes

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Harnessing the Power of Mobile Cinema to Save Lives

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Here’s how innovation in cinema can change the future for millions! As they say, “You can’t be what you can’t see.” Now, thanks to the work of Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and her team, people in remote places can see a different future.

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15 minutes

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This Disney Animator Brings Characters to Life in Virtual Reality! 

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What if you could step into an entire world created by one of your favorite artists? Here’s a peek at what happens when you mix the wonder of virtual reality with the magic of a Disney animator!

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25 minutes

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What if Mass Media was Used for Good?

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There’s more power in positive media than just making us feel good! Sharing stories that celebrate progress around the world has the ability to change lives. Check out this collective of creators redefining the way we tell the stories about some of our world’s biggest issues, and the people working to alleviate them.

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10 minutes

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Playing Guitar with Your Toes & More Life Lessons from Mark Goffeney

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Although Mark Goffeney has no arms, he’s been playing the guitar since age nine. His talents as a musician are incredible, and his insights from a lifetime of performing can inspire us all to embrace our limitations more often!

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19 minutes

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How to Finish Your To-Do List and Run a Marathon in One Day!

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Could you check off your entire to-do list in one day? It’s not just possible, you can do it while having fun, doing what you love, and taking time to reflect! Here’s how!

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22 minutes

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Why We All Need More Awe!

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Do we already have the key to healing what divides us? The answer is YES, if only we learn to harness the power of awe! Find out how.

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10 minutes

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The Magic of Embracing What You’re Bad At!

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What would happen if we embraced the humor in being bad at something? Could it actually enhance our relationships? Check out what this imaginative mother and son duo has created by doing just that.

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5 minutes

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Printing With Your Greatest Catch

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Can we capture great meals with a piece of art? The ancient Japanese art form of Gyotaku has been memorializing fishermen’s “big catch” for centuries, now the art form has found new meaning in Hawaii in the hands of  Naoki Hayashi.

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A Charming Tradition that is Equally as Sweet!

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It only takes one person to breathe new life into a dying tradition. Meet Shinri Tezuka, the craftsman who is sculpting the sweet, ancient Japanese art form of Amezaiku back into the hands (and mouths!) of modern society.

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25 minutes

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Generations of Love Sewn into the Quilts of Gee’s Bend

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In a tiny community tucked in a bend in the Alabama River, quilters are carrying on a tradition over a century old. In the past few decades, their quilts have moved from bedroom cupboards to the walls of museums across America! Here’s their beautiful story.

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23 minutes

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The Choir That’s Leading the Way to a Better World

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Have you had a “goose-bump moment” yet today? Here’s your best chance! From South Africa to the stage of America’s Got Talent, the Ndlovu Youth Choir is sharing their dynamic performances and uplifting stories with the world.

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7 minutes

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“I SPY”: The Books that Still Catch Our Eye!

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Have you ever been captivated by the magic of an “I SPY” book? Let us introduce you to Walter Wick, the photographer behind these imaginative works of art!

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10 minutes

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The Amazing Artists of the Special Olympics! 

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For the 2022 USA Special Olympics Games, organizers wanted to create a logo that truly represented the spirit of their organization. So, they did something that had never been done before: turn to their athletes for their expertise! Here’s what happened.

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20 minutes

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Breaking Through Musical Barriers with the Magical Mi.Mu Gloves!

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This innovation is opening up new possibilities in music with a swish of a finger. Literally! Join us in exploring a fascinating piece of technology that’s making electronic music more human.

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15 minutes

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The Art of Freezing Time!

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There is something powerful for all of us in the work of artists who create pieces that will disappear forever in a few hours! Explore the fascinating world of ice sculptures and their magical ability to freeze time—even summer!

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