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Is Tradition the Secret Ingredient to Great Food?

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If you want to have a really, really good tortilla, you’re going to need the best corn. Masienda is a company not only supporting Mexico’s small heirloom corn farmers but bringing the practices that enhance the nutritional powers of the grain back into the market.

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4 minutes

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The (Actual) Magic of Mona Lisa’s Smile

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Great art can be hard to “get”, but here’s how the Leonardo da Vinci used his masterful understanding of human perception to craft the Mona Lisa and transfix us 500 years later!

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11 minutes

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But Why Do We Feel So Awkward?

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There may be some benefits to our awkward interactions with each other! Having some anxiety just thinking about it? Well, we may have a fix for that as well.

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21 minutes

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Vesuvius and Reading the Ancient Knowledge in a Charred Library

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When Mt. Vesuvius erupted, an entire society was preserved in moments. This is the kind of story that brings us some truly amazing insights and silver linings, especially when two very smart people, some ancient scrolls, and particle accelerator are involved.

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15 minutes

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A History Carved in Canyon Walls

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It’s hard to find a place in the United States that holds as much human history as Canyonlands and the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. The ingenuity of the people who lived on this land centuries ago is literally carved into the stone!

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17 minutes

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Did Snowboarding Actually Originate in Turkey?

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We think of the modern snowboard is a fairly recent innovation, but people in Turkey have been sliding down snow-covered hills on the petranboard for centuries!

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10 minutes

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Let Us Bridge Some #GenerationalDifference

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Let’s talk about a controversy that we’ve all had to experience. What do you call this little symbol: “#”? Whether you call it a hashtag or a pound sign, today we explore its fascinating origins.

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Reviving Culture Through Music

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Music provides some of our richest cultural heritage, so how is it being preserved for generations to come? Here are a few remarkable people working hard to preserve the sounds from our past.

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Life at the Base of a Volcano

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A vast majority of us don’t live anywhere close to a volcano — especially not an active one. Indonesia has the largest number of active volcanos in the world, so how do the residents handle the constant threat? What’s the appeal? Here’s a gorgeous film that may give us a hint.

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Embracing a Language that Brings Us Closer 🙂

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You’ve probably shared a few of these in your messages if you’ve communicated through technology in the past decade, but could emotion depicting icons have an even longer history than we assume? And where could these emojis bring the human race in the future? Jenna Schilstra discusses this on the TED stage.

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How Cooking Made Us Human

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Why do we cook? Is it just to satisfy our senses or stave off disease? Today we find out how cooking made us into modern humans with larger brains with time on our hands! Fascinating!

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Cheers to Years of Tradition

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Let EWC help you celebrate the holiday season by spotlighting some of the oldest and quirkiest brews in the world! From enjoying beers the Pharaohs would have sipped to wine fermented at the bottom of the sea, these brewmasters are certainly proving it’s still an amazing world!

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Testing Your Limits on a Journey to the North Pole

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Would you trek through the arctic with no training? For first all-women North Pole Expedition, this was only the first question these women had to answer.

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Amazing–Even If You’re Not a Fan

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Take a quick peek at an amazing athlete’s work, using his talents to have some fun and best of all, you can trust this source! Here’s a guest writer who actually played with this great talent!

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Where Artistry Meets Athleticism

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Combining artistry, athleticism, and tradition the Georgian National Ballet is a true cultural marvel, and an incredible reminder of how art can transcend culture!

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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 hallucinogenic honey harvest. You won’t want to miss this!

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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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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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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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ISAAW: Share a Photo that Tells a Story!

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Want to take really remarkable photos with your phone? There are easy tricks that most of us don’t know! Here are some of the best tips on the web and you can use them to share your photos with the world here with ISAAW!

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14 minutes

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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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8 minutes

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The Very Human Origins of the Modern Computer

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Did you know, before the invention of programmable computers there were human computers? Let us introduce you to one of those human computers who also played an important role in shaping computers as we know them today!

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There’s Nothing Like Sitting Down to a Good Meal!

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Food comes in all shapes, sizes, textures, and flavors, and for all its diversity it is still a constant that connects us all! Take a moment to celebrate some extraordinary meals around the world, and answer the age old question “Can you make sushi with crickets?”

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Welcome to a Happier, Less Stressed You!

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Did you know that in five to ten minutes a day you can improve the way your brain process the world around you? This simple technique is a great way to help reduce your stress and increase your happiness. Give it a try!

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Practicing Practical Compassion with the Shoe That Grows

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Have you seen The Shoe That Grows? This genius idea is changing lives across the globe and it didn’t come from a millionaire or a world-renowned inventor but a real person just like us! Here’s his story!

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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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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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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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