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Saving the Ganges River by Turning Sacred Flowers Into Incense

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Is creative thinking the best way to improve our communities? Undoubtedly, yes! For proof, here’s how one man in India is helping ease the pollution of the Ganges by turning sacred flowers—formerly trash that was dumped into the river—into incense! 

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3 minutes

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Rebuilding Your Life After Losing Your Identity with Sorelle Amore

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Sorelle Amore lost her identity as a travel influencer when the global pandemic hit the world. But she came out even stronger and more dedicated to her transformation. This is how she rebuilt herself, and how you can too.

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5 minutes

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PhD Student to Farmer: Finding Your Calling in Weird Veggies

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In what odd places might you find your passion? For former PhD student Arron Choi, it was his family’s farm. Discovering a passion for weird veggies, Aaron’s story shows that when it comes to finding our calling, we should never count out even the things that first seem odd. 

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9 minutes

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Why Your Grandma’s Cooking Tastes So Special

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From favorite family recipes to grilled cheese cooked just right, grandma’s cooking always tastes better than anything we could have made ourselves. But why is that? Let’s meet some grandmas around the world and find out.

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6 minutes

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Settlers of Catan: How One Family’s Game Night Sparked the Fun of Millions

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There is still a precious time when we can come together over life’s simple pleasures: game night. And here’s a story of wonder with Settlers of Catan, a worldwide classic. This game didn’t come from a big corporation or fancy focus group—no, its origins are far closer to home.

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15 minutes

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Growing a Revolution: How Community Gardens are Changing Your Neighborhood!

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To leave a legacy that helps the world, you need only go as far as your local empty lot! By bringing gardens back to the empty spaces in NYC’s neighborhoods, Hattie Carthan and Liz Christy started a movement that brought life to formerly desolate spaces, and their work is still flourishing all around the city’s residents today.

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14 minutes

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Putting the Future of Food in New Hands: Training Farmworkers to Become Farm Owners

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Creating a new life for ourselves is always possible, and nonprofit ALBA is making that possible for countless people. They’re giving immigrant farmworkers the tools and the knowledge to improve their lives by helping them have organic farms of their own!

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12 minutes

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Ready, Set, Mow! Why Lawn Mowers May Be the New Race Cars

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Missing a piece of the puzzle to reach your dreams? Don’t sweat! With a little creativity and a dash of spunk, you can make those dreams happen. Check out this 12 hour long lawn mower race for proof! 

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5 minutes

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Ernst & Young Recruiting People With Autism to Boost its Success

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Folks on the autism spectrum are too often overlooked for jobs, but these companies are seeking them out. By offering flexible hiring, onboarding and work styles they’re attracting outstanding talent from people on the autism spectrum—here’s how they do it.

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6 minutes

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The Rare Bear Protecting a Canadian Rainforest

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Have you heard the secret of the spirit bear? It’s been hidden for centuries, but now, getting the word out is what’s helping to save them. Meet the white black bear saving an ecosystem!

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21 minutes

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No Such Thing as “Unskilled”: The Super-Speed Farmworkers We Couldn’t Live Without

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In a world of automation, there is still one central part of our lives that requires the skilled touch of the human hand: food. Your produce doesn’t just magically appear on your supermarket shelves, so it’s time we met the skilled people that make that fresh food possible!

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21 minutes

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Miss Traveling? Join This Mushroom-Hunting Adventure in Romania!

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Have you been bitten by the travel bug recently? Join us on a trip to a dinner table far far away to enjoy the delicacies and adventures of a place you probably have never been to before!

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10 minutes

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What Happens When Lion Hunter Becomes Lion Protector?

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Could the Kenyan warriors who once hunted lions actually be the best ambassadors to protect them? Here’s how Warrior Watch is taking skills honed over generations and using them for good to save this amazing species!

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8 minutes

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’60s Psychedelic Posters: Why This Visual Language Speaks to Us

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Can works of art perfectly capture the look and feel of a generation? Let’s time-warp to San Francisco in the psychedelic 60s, when trippy band posters communicated far more than who was playing a show!

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How This Little Town Survives without Roads or Cars

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What if you never had to hear the sound of cars outside of your window again? For the residents of this Netherlandish town, that’s reality: most of Giethoorn isn’t accessible by four wheels, but rather by canal boat! Here’s a lovely look at a world without roads.

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13 minutes

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How the Colorful World of Oz Changed Movies Forever

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Reds and yellows and blues, oh my! Remember when Dorothy opened the door to Oz? We’re traveling back in time to discover an amazing innovation that has quite literally changed the world we see today!

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13 minutes

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Making Your Own Groove: What Happens When Ballet and Hip-Hop Combine?

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What happens when you take the soul of hip-hop and combine it with the grace of classical ballet? Here’s how a group of classically trained ballet dancers are turning the future of dance on its head. Meet Hiplet! 

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8 minutes

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Is OK the Old OMG? How Teenage Slang Takes Over the World

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Could current teenage slang have the staying power to still be in frequent use 200 years from now? That’s just what happened with a word I’d bet you say every single day. Stick with me on this one, OK?

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20 minutes

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Uncovering a History Lost at Sea: The Slave Wrecks Project

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Can you imagine being able to discover your own history? Black divers and maritime archaeologists are diving to the depths of shipwrecks to recover stories that had been missing from our world history, until now.

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7 minutes

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Want to Meet Like-Minded People? Get Dressed!

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Turns out, your choice of clothing can yield tremendous power. If you’ve ever found yourself yearning for close friends, a dream job, or an easy way to show the world what you are all about, look no further than your dresser drawers. Here’s how your closet tells the world who you are!

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5 minutes

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The Steamy Reasons Finland Is Obsessed with Saunas

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Step into the hot, steamy, world of… Finland? Yep! With over 2 million saunas throughout the country, the town of Lapland has piqued our curiosity. So, why is the entire town and country so obsessed with saunas? It’s more than just the health benefits. Here’s a look at community quirks that’ll leave you feeling refreshed!

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7 minutes

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Have You Met Gudetama? This Sad Egg Yolk is Bringing Big Smiles!

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Have you ever noticed that the fastest way to connect with someone is to show them your soft side? We’re hatching a new “normal” with help from a lazy little egg yolk that has captivated the hearts of people around the world. Find out why we are obsessed with Gudetama!

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13 minutes

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Warming Up to the Newbie in One of the World’s Iciest Places

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What if we treated every day like the first day on a remarkably challenging new job? Here’s what being the “new kid” on one of the world’s most unique climbing expeditions is like, and how we can better embrace this spirit of seeing our jobs, habits, and lives with fresh eyes!

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13 minutes

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A Rock Climber’s Perspective on Reaching New Heights

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When a big problem towers over us, how do we come out on top? Let’s join a renowned rock climber to see how she overcomes fear and intense pressure to accomplish her goals as she takes on one of her biggest challenges yet!

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16 minutes

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Why Does the World Love Spam So Much?!

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What can Spam teach us about our shared humanity? Whether you think it’s a delicacy or a mystery meat, Spam has been brought to new culinary heights by cultures around the globe! Join us in a celebration of this strange meaty wonder!

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5 minutes

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Lost Your Faith in Humanity? Find It in This Lost and Found!

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Can a story of human compassion be found within a sea of discarded umbrellas? We’re traveling to Tokyo to witness a treasure trove of kindness inside of the world’s most efficient lost and found!

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6 minutes

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A Bonsai Master’s Perspective on the Legacy You’re Leaving Behind

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The ancient art of bonsai can teach you a lot about how to leave a legacy behind for generations to come. Whether or not you decide to take up your pruning sheers, bonsai master Chiako Yamamoto has some words of wisdom for you!

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9 minutes

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The Key to Finding Happiness That Lasts

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Sure, you’ve heard about the “key to happiness” before, but you don’t need to pay extra money or crush any big goals to achieve lasting happiness. Here’s how you get off the pursuit of happiness treadmill and find happiness that truly lasts!

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14 minutes

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How Everyday Heroes Have Protected This Treasure for Centuries!

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In the city of Timbuktu, generations of everyday heroes have risked their lives for a remarkable treasure! What kind of treasure could possibly be this important?

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