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Crafting the Soul of the Spanish Guitar

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At the heart of the music we love is a soul besides that of the musician’s. A guitar is more than just a guitar — it’s made from generations of love and dedication to a craft. Meet the skilled hands behind some of the world’s most beautiful music!

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18 minutes

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Explore the “Uncanny Valley” Through the World of Special Effects!

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Did you know there is a fascinating reason why some special effects leave people cold (even queazy) and others transform our reality? This is the result of an effect called “the uncanny valley”. Here is the fun and wonder in all that!

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27 minutes

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Paddling the Depths of Human Connection

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Here’s what is possible when we focus on what we have in common instead of how we differ. Take a look at the experience of the USA Olympic Rafting team when they learned the ropes of a Hawaiian tradition and you’ll see, it’s nothing short of magic.  

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40 minutes

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The Simple Secrets to Finding Time to Read More!

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Here’s an awesome little video that gives us a few — surprisingly simple — tips on how (and why) reading more books can change the future for each of us!

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10 minutes

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What Is an Algorithm? And Can We Use Them to Change the World in a Good Way?

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Algorithms are a lot less complicated than you may think! And, with a little understanding, here’s how we can start to reshape the way we use them to create a better future for everyone.

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31 minutes

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Lessons in Life from a Man Running Marathons Over the Age of 110!

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What’s the secret to people who are running marathons past the age of 110? This was unheard of… until Dharam Singh impressed the world with his running skills at the age of 121. His insights are wonderful.

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8 minutes

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An Amazing Journey to the 2020 Olympics: An Underdog Story

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Why do we love a good underdog story? Maybe it says a little bit about the way we connect with others through shared determination and grit. If you love to root for the underdog, prepare to meet the Zambian National handball team; a truly inspiring underdog on a journey to the 2020 Olympics.

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25 minutes

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Empathy is the Renewable Resource We Can Tap Into Now

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What if empathy was at the heart of the solution to changing the divisiveness that feels so dominant now? It turns out empathy isn’t a set trait, it’s something we can learn to develop, and it’s super easy to start! Here’s how you can easily start making a positive change!

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8 minutes

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The Playgrounds Encouraging Safer Play by Using Hammers and Nails!

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Could a playground with hammers, nails, shovels, and building materials actually make play safer? Adventure playgrounds are helping kids develop valuable life skills, letting them experiment with controlled risk, and encouraging creativity, exploration, and self-confidence!

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16 minutes

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The Simple Secrets to Bring More Joy to Life!

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Do you want to experience more joy? It’s actually pretty easy to make that happen! Joy is a deeply ingrained part of who we are, and there are small actions we can all take to surround ourselves with more of it. Take a look! 

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12 minutes

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How to Sail Around the World Without GPS or Technology — Just Ancient Knowledge!

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How in the world did ancient mariners navigate the vast oceans before GPS or technology? These techniques were almost a lost art. That is, until 2013, when Hōkūleʻa set sail to travel around the globe. Take a look at this remarkable ship’s voyage and how her crew is preserving the Polynesian tradition of open ocean navigation.

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17 minutes

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How Space Can Heal What Divides Us!

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Why is it that when astronauts leave this planet they come back humanitarians and artists? Here’s a perspective from a filmmaker who has stood next to and interviewed some of the greatest space explorers of our time on how the lessons we’ve learned from space exploration may help us to be more empathetic, compassionate, and bring us together.

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14 minutes

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Leon Logothetis is Proving the Kindness of Strangers is Alive and Well!

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Is it possible to travel the country only relying on the kindness of strangers? The person we’re highlighting in this piece proves it is! Take a look at the impact this has on peoples lives and how we can all tap into the kindness all around us.

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15 minutes

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How Spain’s Human Towers Define Community

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How do you build a tower of people 50 feet tall and weighing as much as three elephants? Maybe more importantly, why? The castell builders of Catalonia, Spain are, quite literally, the definition of an uplifting and supportive community.

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Mole Poblano Asuncion: The Sauce Made with 3 Generations of Love

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What tastes like home to you? When we’re far from home, food can bring us comfort and make us feel a little less homesick. The three generations of women at Mole Poblano Asuncion are bringing the flavors of Mexico to those who miss it most in New York City. Here’s their remarkable story!

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11 minutes

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Here’s How Seizure Detecting Dogs are Changing People’s Lives

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Can dogs really be life-savers? Meet the dogs that are helping their owners detect seizures up to 45 minutes before they occur! It’s a fascinating story. These pups are making life safer and easier for people who suffer from seizures.

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16 minutes

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Lessons on Being Prepared from One of the World’s Best Extreme Athletes

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Starting a new job, a new chapter in life, or maybe just doing something you’ve always wanted to do? Extreme athletes may seem like unlikely sources of inspiration, but their skill at how to avoid panic can be a great example of what we can do in our own lives!

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16 minutes

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Tasting Peru: from Sea to Summit, the Andes to the Amazon

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Our foods and their traditions tell the stories of who we are. And even when we can’t seem to find common ground with someone on anything else, we can find common ground around the dinner table! Food is powerful. So we’re traveling to one of the most diverse foodscapes in the world to see how they’re preserving the legacy of their remarkable culinary culture! 

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6 minutes

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How a High School in a Nursing Home is Changing Lives

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What if we saw this new wave of people reaching retirement as a new generation of mentors? Connecting youth and older adults has remarkable benefits for everyone! Heres how one program is helping lead the way for whats possible.

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11 minutes

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Is the Yo-Yo Making a Come Back?

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When you think of a yo-yo you probably don’t think athleticism, creativity, and community. For those in the know, though, yo-yo can be all of these things! Yo-yos have become a creative and artistic outlet for a remarkable community of people. Check out how a world champion yo-yoer got his start and what world champion yo-yo skills look like!

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10 minutes

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Alaffia: Proof that Traditions are a Global Resource We Can All Enjoy!

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Does economic prosperity always have to come at the cost of tradition? Or can tradition help us create an even better business model? Let us introduce you to Alaffia, a company that has found a way to harness centuries of knowledge to empower a new generation of skilled craftswomen.

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25 minutes

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How You Can Help Remove Thousands of Pounds of Litter from our Planet Every Year!

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Look almost anywhere and you’ll see litter, so what can we do to be better stewards of the environment? Why not join a growing movement of people taking little steps to collect thousands of pounds of litter, together! Heres a story that will inspire you to get involved.

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20 minutes

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The Mother of all Articles!

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They’re tasked with one of the most important jobs in life: raising the rest of us. So here’s an ode to all of the mothers out there working to make this world a better place for someone! Send this along to a mother in your life!

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12 minutes

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Can You Hear the Golden Ratio?

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Could there really be a universal ratio that unites beauty, nature, and art? The Golden Ratio can be found all over the place if you know where to look. But did you know it’s found in music too? Is this coincidence, on purpose, or a creative tool? We’ll let you test it out and decide for yourself!

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15 minutes

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Tradition on the Track

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Since the invention of the wheel, racing has been a part of life… but why do millions of people come together around car racing? Its appeal, like so many other sports, begins with something simple: community.

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15 minutes

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The Japanese Art of Waterfall Climbing

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When was the last time you had your breath taken away by the natural world? For Sawanobari climbers, these moments are all around them as they scale Japan’s magnificent waterfalls and experience the raw power of some of nature’s most beautiful features, in a whole new way!

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20 minutes

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ArtLifting: The Business of Empowering Hidden Talents

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ArtLifting began as a business working to empower homeless and disabled artists by giving them a marketplace for their work. Now, they’ve grown into a model that makes us ask: What if more businesses worked to energize the hidden talent around the world? How could that change all of our lives?

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20 minutes

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Preserving Our Nights Skies: A Mission Beyond the Stars

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When was the last time you gazed up at the stars of the night sky? Imagine if future generations didn’t have access to that wonder? Light pollution impacts 80% of humanity, and it can have serious impacts on our health and the planet. Here are the people working to save our dark skies and the easy ways you can make a positive impact too.

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How Music Reshapes Our Brains

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Have you ever gotten chills when the right song comes on? What about that feeling of euphoria you experience singing your favorite song at the top of your lungs on a beautiful day? Is this just a quirk of humanity or is there something deeper going on here that connects us to our shared humanity? Science has some pretty remarkable answers to these questions!

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