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Life is Sweeter with Unlikely Friends

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Think of the friends you hold dearest in life. Would you still support them the same way even if you didn’t speak the same language? Here’s a story that will remind you that friendship is far more than the things that divide us.

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10 minutes

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Can the Photos You Share Really Make a Difference?

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Do your shares on social media really mean anything? We’re taking a look in the history books to see how sharing photographs has changed the world before, and how you can have a hand in making a difference today!

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16 minutes

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Want a Better World? Here’s How to Have the Confidence to Make It Happen!

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Your confidence can change the world by starting simply and building a ripple effect right at home! This thought leader helps us build it in ourselves and others with three simple concepts. 

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6 minutes

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A Paradise for Cats in Their 9th Life

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What can we all do to really make a difference in the world? Well, it may come down to simply doing more of what we love. Join us on a trip to a remarkable backyard town to see how one couple and their love for cats is changing lives for many!

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10 minutes

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These Computers Let Us Travel Through Time to Grow Radically Healthier Food!

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Food computers are making it possible for us to create environments to grow our best, most nutritious food! This brilliant innovation allows us all to have a hand in feeding a healthy—and growing—world. Here’s the exciting story…

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7 minutes

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Meet the Rescue Dogs Saving the Environment!

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Rescue dogs are now becoming conservation superheroes too! Meet the pups getting a new life at the forefront of saving ecosystems, anti-poaching, and amazing conservation efforts.

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21 minutes

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How Playing Broken Instruments Brought Them Back to Life!

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What do you do with a gymnasium full of broken instruments? Play them! Check out how this symphony of broken instruments repaired a community.

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15 minutes

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Skate After School: How Skateboarding Can Change a Kid’s Life!

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What if you could learn life’s most important skills and have fun while doing so? This program is making that possible for hundreds of kids every week. Let’s hear from the kids themselves why this program is so important!

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20 minutes

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How to Move Forward When Grief Finds You!

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If you or a friend are struggling with grief, this article will feel like opening a window on a new landscape. Here are some transformational ideas about how we can move forward with grief, from a thought leader who has had her fair share of experience with it!

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20 minutes

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Cow Burps are Warming our Planet, but Seaweed Could Change That!

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A simple and ingenious solution has been found to the enormous problem of Methane gas produced by cows — which is 34 times worse for our planet than all the world’s vehicle emissions. Another brilliant idea that combines two things no one ever thought to put together!

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6 minutes

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Your Dog is Traveling Through Time… With Their Nose! 

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From finding missing people, sniffing out bombs, and even detecting health problems, dogs’ remarkable sense of smell continues to impress. But what’s actually going on inside those beloved noses?

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The Playgrounds Encouraging Safer Play by Using Hammers and Nails!

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Could a playground with hammers, nails, shovels, and building materials actually make play safer? Adventure playgrounds are helping kids develop valuable life skills, letting them experiment with controlled risk, and encouraging creativity, exploration, and self-confidence!

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Our Phones are Designed to be Addicting. But Here’s How We Can Take Back Control!

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Want to taste true freedom? Turns out our phones are designed to make us slaves to their allure. Here are the keys to understanding what’s going on and breaking free!

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Why Would One Man Fill 600 Potholes?

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Now here’s an inspiring story of turning a personal loss into wonderful progress for all! Thousands of people die every year just because of the potholes littering India’s roads. And after his own son lost his life, this father became the change the country needs. Just check out the impact he’s having…

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The Unexpected Place You’ll Find Your Best Creative Impulses

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What’s the key to getting our best creative impulses to surface? Well, Tim Harford believes that it’s waiting for us in the “messes”; the very things that seem like obstacles in the heat of the moment. Here are some ideas on how our frustrations and the unexpected can be exactly what we need to create our best work. Take a look!

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When Everything Seems Dark, Here’s How to Find Some Light

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The next time you or someone you love faces a heartbreaking turn of events, there is a recipe for the resilience it takes to come out the other side of a loss with a remarkable sense of progress. Here’s a story that gives us all the keys to unimagined possibilities!

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Turning Plastic Bags into Speakers!

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Some of the most important innovators of our time are finding ingenious ways to look at waste as a resource. Here’s a clever group that has found an artistic and functional way to use single-use plastic bags!

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10 minutes

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Hunting for a Solution to the Damage from Wild Pigs

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Wild pigs are one of the most destructive invasive species in the United States. They’re devastating ecosystems, destroying agriculture, killing other animals, and costing billions of dollars in damage. But there’s something that we can do, and it all ties back to who our species is at our roots.

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7 minutes

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Mushrooms are Saving Honeybee Colonies!

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Mushrooms are saving the day for us yet again! Did you know that 70% of the fruits and vegetables we eat count on bees for pollination, and yet bee populations are plummeting? But the good news here is that some mushrooms have been found to have an ingenious property that allows them to defend the beehives!

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10 minutes

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Alaffia: Proof that Traditions are a Global Resource We Can All Enjoy!

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Does economic prosperity always have to come at the cost of tradition? Or can tradition help us create an even better business model? Let us introduce you to Alaffia, a company that has found a way to harness centuries of knowledge to empower a new generation of skilled craftswomen.

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15 minutes

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Use Your Love for Eating to Save the Coral Reef!

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Love food? This is one way you can use that love for good. Lionfish populations have gone out of control in areas that these fish were never meant to be and they’re endangering coral reefs. But we can use our stomachs to help!

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20 minutes

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The Mother of all Articles!

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They’re tasked with one of the most important jobs in life: raising the rest of us. So here’s an ode to all of the mothers out there working to make this world a better place for someone! Send this along to a mother in your life!

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15 minutes

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Tradition on the Track

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Since the invention of the wheel, racing has been a part of life… but why do millions of people come together around car racing? Its appeal, like so many other sports, begins with something simple: community.

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35 minutes

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The Unexpected Ways Surfing is Helping Youth Heal

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Life is tough, but it’s a whole lot easier when we’re around people who share similar experiences in a no pressure environment. Waves for Change is one of the organizations out there harnessing the power of sport and play to create environments where children are able to open up and heal!

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Alys Beach, the Town Transformed by Color After Dark

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For one weekend every year, the entire town of Alys Beach transforms. As the sun dips below the horizon, the walls of their houses are doused in art from around the world. Check out how this unique town is embracing what they have, and giving the world a new way to experience art.

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Capturing the Scents of Our Loved Ones

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Could we forever find comfort in our loved one’s smells? Artist and scientist Ani Liu is capturing their scents and creating perfumes (or small time capsules) out of them! See the impact this could have as she brings us through her lab!

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18 minutes

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Travel to the Land Where Real Wasabi Grows!

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Yes, it’s true, the “wasabi” you know is most likely not actually wasabi! We’re traveling into Japan to meet one of the people growing the real deal to learn more about the cultural impact of this product and why it’s so precious and pricey. It may remind us of a few of our own treasured treats!

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20 minutes

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How Saving Languages Can Save the World!

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Have you ever thought about the relationship between language and knowledge? Each of the 7000 languages spoken around the world is a powerful encyclopedia of generational wisdom. Half of these records of human history may be going extinct in the next decade, but there are amazing people out there working to save this knowledge!

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How A Game of Chess is Changing Lives

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The most impactful innovations in the world often combine two things no one ever thought to bring together. Here’s what we get when we let young girls loose on the game of chess! It challenges many notions all at once.

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