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Building Futures One Plié at a Time

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In a place where violence reigns, girls are finding refuge in a surprising way—and it’s all thanks to one amazing woman.

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17 minutes

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A Legacy Left in Stone

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Stonemasonry is a craft that’s been around for millennia. It’s shaped some of the cities we know best and brought us beautiful pieces of art that we’re still uncovering around the world. But there are only a few of us left who still work with stone, so let’s see how these artists are connecting us to both our past and our future with their creations.

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15 minutes

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Chickpeas: Doing the Hum-Most!

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Chickpeas have been a staple in dishes around the world for centuries, so we’re going to give these little protein-packed cuties some attention. We’ll point you to one of our favorite YouTube channels to get some insights into why we should care about the rich history of chickpeas!

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17 minutes

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The Warmer the Better! Right?

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Here’s an inspiring way to look at what will actually happen to our individual lives if, as predicted, it gets 4 degrees warmer. But this is a new approach: a refreshing look with a little humor and uplifting thoughts on climate change and how we are all empowered to transform the future.

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15 minutes

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Say Hello Best Way to Get Around in the Snow

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Think you know all you need to know about dog sledding? Our relationship with these pups has altered history and has been one of the most unfailing and versatile forms of transportation for thousands of years. Here are a few fascinating stories…

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11 minutes

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This is Day One (On Day Two)

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What would our world look like if we were all tuned into recognizing and calling out the good in others? Could pride, trust, and potential soar? It is possible, and the fantastic Drew Dudley will help us with it.

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9 minutes

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How Cambodia’s Ancient Temples Can Help Us Plan for the Future

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The ancient temples of Angkor are some of the most beautiful in the world. They are the symbols of a once thriving empire. But the stories they tell go far beyond the ancient past, giving us a roadmap to ponder for our future.

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28 minutes

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What Can We Do to Keep Our Life Memories?

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So many small moments happen in our lives that make it amazing. But those moments tend to sneak by us and are easily forgotten and outsized by the bad times. How can we keep them fresh? And then pass them along to our loved ones?

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17 minutes

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#DialogueCoffee: Why We Need More Difficult Conversations

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The world can feel pretty divided right now, but we have a fix for you. It’s a technique called #DialogueCoffee and it makes talking to someone with an opposing viewpoint on the world a little easier (and much much more rewarding). Here’s the story of how it came to be!

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5 minutes

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Can Your Buttons Change the Way You Look at the World?

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It’s a simple innovation but the button is one of many small wonders we see every day. So what is it that makes the button so special, and could learning about it make us happier, maybe even come up with the next small wonder? It can!

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8 minutes

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Celebrating Culture and Empowering Youth in Hawaii

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How can farming blend scholarship, tradition, empowerment, and service to the community? MA’O farms in Hawaii is empowering the young people of Oahu’s Waianae coast with a program that is changing countless lives and building a stronger future!

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24 minutes

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So… Why Are People Riding Bulls?

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Bull riding is one of the most dangerous sports in the world. So why do people partake in it? Turns out, there are some metaphors that might help us master our own pursuits!

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13 minutes

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There’s a Common Language We All Speak!

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You are fluent in a language that you don’t even realize you know! And it might be a place we can find some real fun and eventually share the struggle for connection.

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14 minutes

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The Harder the Work, the Less Impossible the Dream

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Chris Boucher’s story is unique in the NBA. He didn’t grow up with a basketball in hand or aspired to play as a kid, yet he became a record-setting player. So what’s his secret? Even if sports aren’t what excite you, there’s something in his journey for all of us to apply to our lives. Let’s explore.

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12 minutes

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It’s True, We Don’t See the World the Same

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Our own perception of the world differs greatly from those around us. We’ve all had different experiences, and like it or not, they shape us. Let’s explore why and how that might make us more tolerant of others.

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12 minutes

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Libraries on the Front Lines of Homelessness

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Public libraries are finding novel and wonderful new roles in our communities despite the evolving digital world. Here is one that has it all: it makes the best of elements that were in plain sight and the model can apply to all kinds of problem-solving.

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7 minutes

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Single Mothers are Saving Africa’s Endangered Wildlife

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The best thought leaders among us are quick to accept the risk of abandoning assumptions. Their courage often brings out the best in others, and here’s an amazing example of that alchemy!

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11 minutes

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Lost Wallets Proving It’s Still an Amazing World

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When YouTuber Mark Rober lost his wallet, he turned it into an opportunity see if a lost wallet could prove people are good (or not) and the results… well, they’re pretty surprising.

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Meet the Hindu Bagpipers Bringing Cultures Together

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It’s easy to look back and see that some of the best innovators in history brought together two things that no one had ever thought to combine. For the best kind of ingenious fun with that concept, take a look at The Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipe Band: a worldwide organization of Hindu bagpipers who blend Indian and Scottish music in a brilliant cultural mashup!

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12 minutes

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What Are Conductors Even Doing?

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Most of us have pretended to be an orchestra conductor at some point in our lives. The interesting thing is, we actually understand, on some level, what we’re doing, even if we know nothing about music! This is a fascinating and fun window into a world we never knew we shared.

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18 minutes

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Supporting Education in the Mountains of Nepal

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The vast majority of people who have summited Mount Everest have porters to thank for it—but being a porter is far from a safe profession. Yet, for many Sherpa, this is their only way to support their families. After becoming a porter at the age of 12 and summiting Everest 21 times, Apa Sherpa has created a foundation to ensure that children have another path to travel in life through their education.

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14 minutes

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Forest Kindergarten: Challenging All Our Instincts!

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When was the last time you saw pre-schoolers gleefully playing in a muddy ditch or climbing in a tall tree? Turns out that encouraging that sort of thing might be a giant leap forward in education! Take a look…

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13 minutes

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What’s Up With All This Noise?

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We’re living in a loud world, and most of us are contributing to the noise pollution in some way. Although it’s rather grim to mourn our hearing, there’s still hope! Let’s learn more.

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30 minutes

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Iceland’s Comeback Story

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Iceland may be well known for its barren and sweeping landscapes, but the island didn’t always look like that. Here’s how scientists are using the latest science to regrow Iceland’s long-lost forests.

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8 minutes

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What’s More Fun Than Mud?

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We’ve all played in mud at some point in our lives, but when did that stop? And why? We may all be able to learn a little something about the power of play and innovation from these mudslingers!

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20 minutes

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Preserving the Cultural Heritage of Rapa Nui

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Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, is well known for its Moai. While many go to see these incredible stone statues that tower over the landscape, few are introduced to the rich culture they represent. This is the story of that culture and the people working to preserve it!

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4 minutes

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Sisal! The Plant that Points to Possibilities

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This Kenyan farmer has invented machines that help this cactus-like plant give farmers across the world stability in a changing climate.

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7 minutes

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Creating Beauty from Scraps

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Mexico’s copper artisans are some of the most skilled in the world. Their work recycles the materials of everyday objects and transforms them into remarkable works of art.

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6 minutes

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The Universal Language of Our Emotions

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Does your smile mean the same thing as my smile? What about your frown? How is it that we can intuitively understand another person’s emotions simply by looking at their expressions? There are a few universals in life, and our smiles may just be one of them.

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