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A True Tale of Finding a Best Friend in a Beluga Whale

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Can an unlikely friendship help save an entire species? When an aquarium trainer met her counterpoint in a friendly beluga whale, a bond was formed that can teach us more than we ever dreamed possible. Let’s dive into a real-life story that will have you heading to the nearest aquarium in search of a new best friend!

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6 minutes

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How this 70-Year-Old Racer Changed the Sport of BMX!

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Have you ever told yourself that you’re “too old” to do something? Or that you “can’t do that”? Well, here’s one female BMX rider in her 70s who will get you paving your own path to joy throughout your own life! 

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10 minutes

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Now THIS is How You Start a Chain of Kindness

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Not all heroes wear capes; some don a straw cap, grab a can of gas and jump into their car with their dog to do what they can. Meet a hero who has been keeping the chain of small acts of kindness going for 53 years! You may just find yourself inspired, too!

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9 minutes

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How to Fall (Back) in Love with Your Home

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What do you love most about your home? Which colors are most abundant? Is there a theme to the art you collect? Where are your knick-knacks from? Here’s what your home says about you! 

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11 minutes

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How to Transform Your Weaknesses into Your Secrets to Success!

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What if the secret to getting the full potential out of your life, your productivity, and your gifts started with your weaknesses? It seems like an odd place to start, but this TED talk will have you looking at your weaknesses in an entirely new light in less than 10 minutes!

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6 minutes

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Over 400 Years of Wisdom All in One Page!

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What does a piece of paper have to do with human nature? Well, why not ask the craftsmen who have been mastering the craft of papermaking for generations! (Who knew we held the key to happiness in our hands so often?)

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16 minutes

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Why Yoga?

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Does all that stretching, turning upside down, and breathing really do anything? Why do people think yoga is so great? What kind of benefits can the average, unflexible, person get from yoga? Why not ask an average, unflexible dad what he thinks after doing it for 30 days?

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10 minutes

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Creating Order Out of Chaos: Why Puzzles are Making a Comeback! 

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Why do people turn to jigsaw puzzles? Entertainment? Excitement? Quality time with loved ones? There’s a lot to love about these scattered pictures, but when we look back at their history, and the influence they are having right now, all the pieces fall into place!

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15 minutes

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Meet the People at the Festival Hollering Out for Bigfoot!

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Warm-up your bellowing lungs and get out your hiking boots, because we’re going on an adventure to track down the elusive Sasquatch! With the help of a few communities dedicated to celebrating the Big Foot legend, fun and adventure are just around the corner.

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22 minutes

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Into the Wild World of Mushroom Hunting—the Perfect Social Distancing Activity!

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Have you ever looked at a mushroom and wondered, can I eat that? Well, before you decide to take a bite, you might want to meet a few of the guides on today’s adventures. They’ll have you excited to grab your basket and start foraging!

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25 minutes

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How to Grow Your Own Bowls, Lamps, and Baskets!

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Can we seriously grow everything we need in our backyard? To explore this question, on this edition of Saturday’s Around the World we’re traveling to an enchanting land to meet a woman who can transform plants into almost any object you desire!

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15 minutes

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Did You Have a Good Morning? Thank a Goat!

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What do goats, frothed eggs, a hipster and you have in common? Well, around the world, there’s a thread that connects us all—and it all starts with one of the most widely preferred morning drinks of choice, coffee!

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7 minutes

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You’re Never Too Old to Dive into Your Dreams!

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Have you ever seen a 90-year-old do a flip? The team members of the Harlem Honeys and Bears are reminding us that we’re never too old to find a passion in life, and certainly never too old to try something new!

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17 minutes

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Ask Yourself These Three Questions and They Can Change Your Life!

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What if three questions could help us live happier lives filled with more joy and meaning? The answers to these questions have the power to change the way we interact with our loved ones, do our work, and live a more fulfilled existence together!

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When Dreams Come to Life in Your Own Backyard!

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How can we use what we are passionate about to enrich the lives of others? Some folks are extra motivated to showcase their interests in a way that others can enjoy. Kick up some dust and reach for the stars, you are about to meet two innovative individuals from very different walks of life, as they give us a tour of their very own backyard wonders!

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8 minutes

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Why is This Busker Giving All of His Money Away?

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Can a street performer change the way we think about helping our neighbor? Well, in the subways of New York City, one musician’s experiment in kindness has spread to a global movement to do good with whatever talents we have!

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20 minutes

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A New Look at Life From the World’s First Cyborg!

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What if you could hear colors? What what would an autumn hillside sound like? What about your favorite outfit? Your favorite color? This is how Neil Harbisson “sees” the world of color! How? As the world’s first cyborg his experiences have a lot to teach us about the future of our senses!

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10 minutes

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How You Can Use Your Own Hobbies to Positively Impact Others!

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What can you do for hours that makes the stress of the world melt away? For Ed Nicholson, the answer was fly fishing, and now his passion is helping veterans combat the effects of PTSD. Check out his story and you might be inspired to help people in your own way!

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13 minutes

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Dive into a Pool of Grits at South Carolina’s World Grits Festival!

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When your town is known for eating the most grits in your area, why not roll around in them? On this edition of Saturdays Around the World, we’re getting an exclusive view of what it’s like to be a contender in the amazing Rolling in the Grits contest in South Carolina!

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11 minutes

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Asking This Question Can Help Us All Feel Less Lonely!

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With just one question and five words, we can change somebody’s day for the better! Here’s the quickest, easiest, least expensive, and most powerful way to be #HelpfulNow at a time when everyone is under so much stress. Let’s all give it a try and watch as the magic happens!

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8 minutes

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What if Art Was Meant to be Touched?

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Ever wanted to touch the art in a museum? Artists like these fellows are encouraging all of us to! Here’s a touching story about the power that tactile art can have across many communities. 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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