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All Hail the Great Hellbender Salamander!

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Snot otter, lasagna lizard, grampus, whatever you call it, this gigantic, slimy, and loveable creature could be the unlikely superhero saving the world’s amphibians. How, you ask? Well, let’s get to know them a little better and find out!

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25 minutes

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Welcome to the Earthship—The Future of Living Well and Doing Good!

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Can a house made from old tires, recycled beer bottles, and detached from water and electricity be a luxurious answer to sustainable housing needs? Well, for those who have discovered the magic of Earthships the answer is “Yes!” Find out how people are creating the buildings of the future with surprisingly low-tech innovations! 

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5 minutes

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#HelpfulNow: A Movement to Contribute and Come Together!

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Wondering how you can be helpful these days? Ever Widening Circles is starting a #helpfulnow challenge! Learn how you can get involved and make positivity go viral!

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5 minutes

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The 14-Year-Old Entrepreneur Bringing Sweetness to Everyone!

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14-year old Michael Platt is making life a little better for someone in need, one cupcake at a time. For every dessert he sells through his business, he’s donating one to shelters in his community—bringing some sweetness to those who could most use it. Here’s his amazing story! 

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9 minutes

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Medical Device to Fashion Statement: The Amazing History of Glasses

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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?

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8 minutes

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Helping Students Find Confidence by Helping Others!

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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!) 

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10 minutes

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Finding Peace in the Waves of Life’s Uncertainty

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In a busy life full of demands, opportunities, and often crushing losses, if the one thing we get to choose in life is our perspective, why not find the one that brings us the most joy? Here’s one way to go about it!

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8 minutes

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Mr. Gluck and the Not-So-Secret Secret to Creating a Legacy that Lasts!

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What’s the secret to getting through some of life’s darkest moments, inspiring those around us to do the best work they can, and creating a legacy that will be talked about for generations? Well, as it turns out the answer starts with a little thing we can all choose to do every day!

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13 minutes

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Bike Angels: Competitive Problem-Solving at Its Extreme!

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What happens when we use fun to inspire people to help the world in their own way? New York City tried out this experiment with their Citi Bike Bike Angels program and the results were, well, unexpectedly enthusiastic!

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13 minutes

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How TurtleCams are Enlisting Turtles to Protect their Ocean!

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Do you remember the viral video of the sea turtle with a straw stuck in its nose? It changed the way many people saw our ocean plastic problem. And now, the scientists behind that video are keeping the positive momentum going—this time turning to the turtles themselves for footage of how we can help make a difference!

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17 minutes

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Meet the Tattoo Artist On an Inspiring Mission to Remove Hate

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Do you have all the same strongly held views you had 20 years ago? Probably not. But what if the uncomfortable signs of your former self were permanently part of you in the form of tattoos? Thankfully, there are tattoo artists like Billy Joe White spreading positivity in the world by helping people grow from their racist pasts.

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23 minutes

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Is Going Zero Waste Really Possible?

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Have you seen those people who can fit a year’s worth of garbage into a mason jar? Is that even possible? Meet a family that tried to live zero waste for a month and see how it went!

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25 minutes

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A Funny-Looking Clam That’s Saving Communities!

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Can a clam help keep a culture alive? The impact the geoduck has had on the communities of the American Northwest goes even further, bringing together culinary experts, conservationists, and pallets around the globe! This intriguing mollusk is way more than just a delicacy on your plate!

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30 minutes

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Happy, Sad, or Chopping Onions—The Science of Why We Cry!

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When was the last time you cried? Why did you cry? Crying is our reaction to everything from bad breakups, to awe, to cutting onions, but why is this? Let’s explore this uniquely human reaction that seems to be a fundamental part of our shared humanity. 

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7 minutes

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Hidden Planets in an Everyday World!

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Have you ever received a gift from a stranger that changed your view of the world? Get ready to experience a mesmerizing ball of wonder that fits in the palm of your hand! Let us take you on a global scavenger hunt in search of Josh Simpson’s hidden glass Infinity Planets!

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15 minutes

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Meet These Queens of the Bug World!

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Powerful kingdoms are rising and falling all around us, each created and lead by a mighty queen. But what’s it like to be a queen in the insect world? We’re taking a royal tour through the lives of a wasp and a fire ant queen to learn what’s happening inside these busy colonies.

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10 minutes

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“Eating Local”: When the Most Delicious Ingredient is History

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What if sourcing our food “locally” also included bringing hundreds of years of delicious stories to life from the history of the land and sea the food comes from? How deep might those tastes reach in us? Here’s what that looks like for this pub in the UK! 

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6 minutes

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Transforming Trash into Living Robots!

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You’ll find a lot of strange things on the streets of New York City, but the fantastical giant robots of Brooklyn RobotWorks will certainly stop you in your tracks. Meet the creative mind behind these incredible, walking works of art made from everyday objects!

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12 minutes

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

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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!

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20 minutes

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

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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. 

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6 minutes

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How Do You Find the Right Words for Your Love?

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Have you ever felt an emotion you didn’t have the words for? This is where the beauty of other languages can step in. When it comes to love, there are a lot of feelings that English sometimes can’t quite express, but other languages have captured that magic!

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6 minutes

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The Surprising Genius Behind Your To-Go Cup! 

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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!

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35 minutes

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How Comedians Are Changing the Way We Approach Depression

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What can some of the world’s funniest people do when they open up about mental health? Comedians like Sarah Silverman, Wayne Brady, Chris Gethard, and Rainn Wilson are helping us better support the ones we love and ourselves!

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8 minutes

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The Tiny Town That Became a Kingdom of Books

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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!

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15 minutes

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How Do You Become a World Champion Pizza Spinner?

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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.

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11 minutes

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Can You Fit a 2-Acre Garden in a Shipping Container?

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How do we increase access to fresh, nutritious foods in places lacking the land to grow it? Square Roots may be bringing us towards the solution by growing the equivalent of a 2-acre garden inside a shipping container!

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5 minutes

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The Fabulous World of Flies!

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If you like chocolate and avocados, you have flies to thank for it! Flies are everywhere and may be some of the coolest creatures on our planet. So, let’s get to know these remarkable little creatures.

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14 minutes

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Reinventing Plastic with Methane and Microbes

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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! 

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16 minutes

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Feeding the Soul and Ending Loneliness

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Can food fight loneliness? In the kitchens of the Healing Meals Community Project, food is giving people a place to come together, work in the service of others, and leave people changed for life!

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