10 minutes

[ ]

Start Small, Dream Big: The Secret to Accomplishing Life-Changing Goals

By

How do we achieve even our loftiest goals? At 19 years old, Dave Jacka was left with only 6% of his physical function after a motorcycle accident. 25 years later, he became the first pilot with quadriplegia to fly around Australia solo! The story of how he got there has insights for us all!

Read More

9 minutes

[ ]

Medical Device to Fashion Statement: The Amazing History of Glasses

By

In the past few decades, glasses have become a fashion statement and form of expression. But how did they make the transition from a medical device to a stylish accessory? And can we transform prosthetics, wheelchairs, and hearing aids in the same creative and widely accepted way?

Read More

8 minutes

[ ]

Helping Students Find Confidence by Helping Others!

By

Could there be a simple way to change the lives of young people around the world? They may be on to something at Tilden Middle School—helping their students build confidence, empathy, and kindness towards other people in just a single day. Here’s how it works! (And how it can benefit you, too!) 

Read More

12 minutes

[ ]

How These Successful Coaches Are Helping Us All Unlock Our Full Potential!

By

What if we could unlock 50% more potential from our teams tomorrow? There is a new recipe for success being revealed on the sidelines of major sports teams that can all use to start harnessing this potential. Here’s the secret!

Read More

20 minutes

[ ]

Meet the Man Behind Books Young People Actually Want to Read!

By

Could there really be a simple way to encourage youth to read more? See how the author, Jason Reynolds, is making it happen by telling stories that connect to the experiences of today’s young adults. 

Read More

6 minutes

[ ]

The Surprising Genius Behind Your To-Go Cup! 

By

There’s a little piece of history sitting right on top of the to-go cup of coffee you grabbed today. The coffee cup lid may seem like a humble piece of human innovation, but it’s got a secret history!

Read More

8 minutes

[ ]

The Tiny Town That Became a Kingdom of Books

By

In the 70s, the UK gained a new, independent kingdom: a kingdom of books! Explore Hay-on-Wye, a tiny town in Wales that is every book lover’s dream!

Read More

15 minutes

[ ]

How Do You Become a World Champion Pizza Spinner?

By

Pizza spinning is mesmerizing, but what if you added fire, multiple flying doughs, and the occasional behind-the-back spin? That’s how world champion spinner Justin Wadstein does it! Get ready—you’ve never seen dough spun quite like this before.

Read More

14 minutes

[ ]

Reinventing Plastic with Methane and Microbes

By

How close are we to reinventing plastic? Well, it looks like a future with easily accessible, truly biodegradable plastics that can replace the harmful plastics we use today is right around the corner—and it uses the power of bacteria! 

Read More

14 minutes

[ ]

The Bristol Bike Project: Building A Better Future on Two Wheels 

By

What can an old bike do to impact someone’s life? Well, with The Bristol Bike Project, these old, broken bikes, are delivering remarkable new opportunities to those most vulnerable in their communities!

Read More

10 minutes

[ ]

Meet the Couple that Helped Save 10 Million Acres of Patagonia

By

Thanks to the largest private donation of land in history, 10 million acres of land are now protected in Patagonia: one of the most beautiful places on Earth. So, who are these remarkable donors?

Read More

15 minutes

[ ]

This Disney Animator Brings Characters to Life in Virtual Reality! 

By

What if you could step into an entire world created by one of your favorite artists? Here’s a peek at what happens when you mix the wonder of virtual reality with the magic of a Disney animator!

Read More

22 minutes

[ ]

Why We All Need More Awe!

By

Do we already have the key to healing what divides us? The answer is YES, if only we learn to harness the power of awe! Find out how.

Read More

8 minutes

[ ]

Giving New Life to Well-Loved Clothes

By

What if you could give old clothes an entirely new life? This was the question Patagonia wanted to tackle as a warehouse of used gear piled up around them. The fix they came up with to keep these garments out of the landfills is a model that changes the future of clothing!

Read More

16 minutes

[ ]

The Discovery that Reshaped Your Family Tree

By

Join a group of courageously curious ordinary people, willing to go deep below the Earth’s surface, to help us meet our cousins: an ancient species of humans who walked alongside us in the not so distant past!

Read More

5 minutes

[ ]

Printing With Your Greatest Catch

By

Can we capture great meals with a piece of art? The ancient Japanese art form of Gyotaku has been memorializing fishermen’s “big catch” for centuries, now the art form has found new meaning in Hawaii in the hands of  Naoki Hayashi.

Read More

26 minutes

[ ]

The Brilliant Mind of a Budding Marine Biologist

By

Unlike many of the other kids who grew up next to one of Europe’s largest nuclear power plant construction projects, Sam looks at the world with a wisdom well beyond his years. His story is a great reminder that our future is in capable hands. 

Read More

11 minutes

[ ]

What Makes You Special?

By

How do you make your life long dreams a reality? Why not start with embracing what makes you unique? Sports announcer Jason Benetti has been doing this from a young age, and now, as the White Sox announcer and Cerebral Palsy advocate he’s helping others achieve their dreams too!

Read More

6 minutes

[ ]

The Unexpectedly Arctic Origins of Our Favorite Desert Companion!

By

What do camels have to do with globalization, and the arctic? Probably not what you think! The adaptations that made camels our ideal desert companions didn’t start in the sand.

Read More

9 minutes

[ ]

Need to Beat Jet Lag? Get Your Internal Clocks on Vacation, Too!

By

So you’ve just booked an amazing vacation, but how will you deal with the jet lag that will start to set in? Here are some tips to help you out!

Read More

25 minutes

[ ]

Generations of Love Sewn into the Quilts of Gee’s Bend

By

In a tiny community tucked in a bend in the Alabama River, quilters are carrying on a tradition over a century old. In the past few decades, their quilts have moved from bedroom cupboards to the walls of museums across America! Here’s their beautiful story.

Read More

7 minutes

[ ]

Hilarious Wisdom from Elementary School Chess Champions

By

We’re heading off to somewhere unexpected to get some much-needed life advice. It’s a place where some of the wisest people among us gather to play a game of strategy. And the best part? These wise sages aren’t even teenagers yet. 

Read More

12 minutes

[ ]

Skating on (Super) Thin Ice!

By

Who knew the sport of skating on thin ice could be the beautiful marriage of haunting sound, nature, and mathematics? Listen in as we skate alongside an expert!

Read More

19 minutes

[ ]

Are You Seeing What I’m Seeing?

By

What color is this dress to you? To your best friend, it might look completely different! (Really, give it a share.) So why is this? How is it possible that two people can see the exact same image but perceive it so differently?

Read More

11 minutes

[ ]

Little Lichen Wonders of the World

By

Be prepared to see the world with new eyes! Never again will you look at the rocks, trees, and buildings around you without seeing one of the world’s mysterious wonders; lichen.

Read More

10 minutes

[ ]

The Amazing Artists of the Special Olympics! 

By

For the 2022 USA Special Olympics Games, organizers wanted to create a logo that truly represented the spirit of their organization. So, they did something that had never been done before: turn to their athletes for their expertise! Here’s what happened.

Read More

9 minutes

[ ]

Could Your Dinner Save the Planet?

By

So, you’ve started recycling, maybe even use fewer straws! Is there another easy way you can easily benefit the planet? Why not start with your plate!

Read More

35 minutes

[ ]

Tumble Down a Rabbit Hole of Wonder with Tumble!

By

Have you heard about Tumble, the science podcast for kids? Whether or not you have children, it’s a great way to get a little science into your day!

Read More

13 minutes

[ ]

The Life Changing Work of a Master Craftsman

By

Behind the doors of Blue Ox Millworks, Eric Hollenbeck passes down generations of knowledge, instilling a sense of pride and healing with his work. By sharing the love for his craft, this woodworker is helping high schoolers and veterans alike find their own healing.

Read More