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Keeping Tradition Alive in the Scottish Isles

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How do we keep traditions alive in this era? On the isle of Harris, the production of Harris Tweed is breathes life into old ways. Take a journey with us and explore this beautiful culture and the landscape that inspires it!

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18 minutes

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What is “Family?”

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Sometimes the heart is a far better judge than the head. Here’s a beautiful answer to the question “What is Family?”

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9 minutes

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Happy 12017! Let’s Celebrate an Extra 10,000 Years of History!

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The new year is just a few days away, are you ready for 12017? Yes, you read that right, 12017. Let us introduce you to the holocene calendar, a different way of appreciating our rich past!

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8 minutes

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Maps, A Distorted Look At Our World

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How do we take our 3D globe and turn in into a flat map? Well, you really can’t, here’s how distorted maps of our world are shaping our perspective and what we can–maybe–do about it!

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11 minutes

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Only in Japan: Rice Made Fascinating!

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Have you noticed how it feels a bit empowering when you are the one who knows a little inside information about another country? Let’s start with a fundamental Japanese food and see where it takes us!

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22 minutes

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Can We “Fix” the Problem with News?

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How does the “news” effect our biases, or vice versa? Can we create a better world if we are all in our biased corners? Here’s a way forward…

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12 minutes

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Re-Imagining School Lunch: Absolutely Fascinating Fun!

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Innovation is at its very best when it involves things we take completely for granted. Take School Lunches for example: now here are some remarkable, delightful and incredibly obvious insights that North Americans have almost completely missed!

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16 minutes

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Things to Celebrate One Year Ago: Good News from December 2015!

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If I refreshed your memory about the dreadful things happening in the news one year ago, you’d remember them. But what about the good things? Did we hear enough of that too! Here are some remarkable things to celebrate from a year ago!

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12 minutes

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Eight Hidden Gems Around the World

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Take a moment to explore some hidden gems around the world! Head with us to the places that prove it’s still an amazing world and give yourself a reminder that you may have some wonders in your own backyard!

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7 minutes

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Thankful for the Little Things

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What are you thankful for? Sometimes celebrating the small thing can be the easiest way to spread happiness and appreciate this amazing world!

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43 minutes

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Being Thankful with Snap Judgment

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If you are looking for some insights on gratitude and happiness, here’s a new lens from which to view possibility. There’s nothing better than true stories told by master story-tellers! See what we mean by that!

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7 minutes

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Thanksgiving Leftover Fritters and Fritters Around the World!

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If there is a food that just might unite us all, then let’s share it and celebrate it! Explore the wonder of fritters; something we can all agree upon!

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14 minutes

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The Teen Forger Who Saved the Lives of Thousands

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History is our best teacher when we hear a story told in a way that stays with us in details and imagery. Take a look at this bit of astonishing creativity…

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6 minutes

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Why Do We Love the Mona Lisa?

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We all know about this iconic painting. But why is the Mona Lisa so famous? Well, it’s quite a fascinating story filled with intrigue and the tides of pop-culture.

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Celebrating Remarkable Places Around the World!

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Join us as we celebrate some of the remarkable places around the world we have explored over the past year! From frozen music festivals, to incredible wildlife, to jaw-dropping heights, here are some of our favorites.

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9 minutes

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Wonders, Just One Year Ago!

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One year ago this month there was the typical negativity in the news cycle, but there was also amazing possibility and innovation being celebrated right here! Enjoy our look back to our top 8 articles from November 2015. (Oh,.. and there’s food there!)

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38 minutes

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History of Daylight Savings Time: Is Time a Pathless Tradition?

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The history of daylight savings time has nothing to do with the urban legend of making more time for farm work. The truth is much more interesting!

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20 minutes

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Biking for Equality in Afghanistan

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Can a bike break down cultural barriers? Cyclist and National Geographic Adventurer Shannon Gilpin takes us to Afghanistan where she is helping to break down barriers to equality one bike ride at a time!

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13 minutes

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Driverless Cars: How Our Bodies Can Inspire the Future

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Are driverless cars and other forms of futuristic transportation a far-off dream? It turns out that our own bodies can provide a little inspiration to turn science fiction into reality!

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8 minutes

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Making Gratitude a Habit!

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Can making gratitude a habit help us lead happier lives? Here’s an experiment in gratitude from SoulPancake to give us a little perspective!

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9 minutes

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When No Is Not an Answer

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What if you know your calling, and in the face of overwhelming rejection, you decide that failure is not an option. Here’s what can happen…

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26 minutes

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A New Home for a Very Special Violin

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Take a moment to appreciate the beautiful story of holocaust survivor Joseph Feingold, his violin, and the lives his violin has touched in the hands of budding young musicians.

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5 minutes

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Human Connection: Disconnected

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Have you ever been curious about how “reading lips” works? Take a look at a fascinating National Geographic short film about lip reading and see how learning a new languages helps build our sense of connection and break down barriers!

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5 minutes

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The Most Successful Play of All Time

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What if empathy and kindness would come naturally to kids, if we just stopped micro-managing their every move? Take a look at this wonderful lesson to all of us, taught by some middle-school boys.

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5 minutes

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500 Years of Women in Art

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What’s the take away message from this great digital artist’s project on the portraiture of women throughout the ages?

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9 minutes

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A Lesson from Best Friends Who Never Met

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Have you ever looked back on a failed friendship and wondered what could have been done differently? Today we share an insight with you through the true story of a very unusual kind of friendship. Take a look!

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12 minutes

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The People Behind the World’s Weird and Wacky Places

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Ever looked at something strange on the roadside and said, “I wonder who made that?” Here are the people and stories behind some of our planet’s most weird and wonderful places!

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9 minutes

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Preparing For Excellence

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The college process can be scary. Intimidating applications, tests, and interviews can deter and discourage students. Here’s a school empowering students to succeed!

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17 minutes

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Haenyeo: Korea’s Aging Mermaids

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Meet the Haenyeo, Korea’s sea women. These women, many of whom are grandmothers, take to the sea everyday freediving for their livelihood.

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