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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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10 minutes

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The Bread as Unique as the Place You Make It

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There is a revival happening. And it’s coming in the form of something we all love: bread! Sourdough has been a connection to the bread ovens of our ancestors for more than 5000 years, and now you can travel the kitchens of the world from a unique library in Belgium!

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20 minutes

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The Haitian Project: A Blueprint for Solving Big Problems

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What if the concept that could change the way we all look at solving the world’s most vexing problems is coming out of a nation facing the large brunt of them? It looks like the solution is thinking differently about how we decide to start attacking a problem. And this school in Haiti gives us just a glimpse of all of the possibility and hope that can come!

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25 minutes

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What if You Could Record All of Your Memories?

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Want more control over your life? This piece of wearable technology may help us all do just that by recording our experiences. The creator of this innovation tells us all about the ways this can be utilized, from understanding ourselves better, to making better decisions, to assisting Alzheimer’s patients. Check this out!

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25 minutes

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How to Handle Everyone’s Favorite Person: The Critic

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Whenever we decide to put ourselves and our work out into the world, there’s one guarantee: there will be critics. But there is a very solid way we can alter how much of an impact they have on us. In her brilliant and motivating talk, Brené Brown gives us a few tools to do just that!

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Meet the Dancer Combining Sign Language & Hip Hop

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Shaheem Sanchez lost his hearing as a child, but now as a professional dancer, teacher, and advocate he is on a mission to make ASL dance a movement. His work points to possibilities all around us, probably hiding in plain sight, if we can just eliminate our assumptions.

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15 minutes

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Walk Through the City You Didn’t Know You Were Smelling Everyday!

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Perfume has influenced our lives for more than 4000 years! But did you know many of the perfumes we know best today have their origins in the fields and flowers of one city in France? Let’s travel to this city behind some of the most iconic smells in history to learn how perfume has shaped our cultures.

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Saving Precious Lives in the First Sea Turtle Hospital!

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We’ve all been hearing that sea turtles need help… so, who’s been helping them? Some really inspiring people you’ll want to meet yourself! This fantastic video brings us into a sea turtle clinic to give us a look at what’s being done to save these ancient creatures from the injuries and diseases they’ve picked up as they go about. It’s a truly amazing place.

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8 minutes

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Without Cheese, We Might Not Be Here!

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Throughout human history, cheese has given us a huge survival advantage and changed civilization. If that isn’t friendship, we don’t know what is. So let’s spend a little quality time with one of our oldest pals, and remind ourselves of all that we’ve been through together.

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The Artist Who Brought the World Joy One Egg at a Time

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How can we spread joy with our work? Certainly, the answer is unique to each of us, but sometimes we need a little inspiration to get ourselves started. So let us introduce you to one of those sources of inspiration, Shari Kadar.

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20 minutes

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Combing Caves for a Cure to Deadly Bacterial Infections

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We’ve been able to protect ourselves from most bacterial infections for decades now, but that’s changing. Deadly bacteria are catching onto our tactics and antibiotic resistance is on the rise. Here’s how some scientists are working to stay one step ahead of this problem by exploring the depths of caves and the bacteria that call them home!

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The Fascinating Story Behind Why We Dance!

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We seem to be born to do it and it may even be a key to our success as a species! So why was it that dancing became engrained in the fabric of being human? This video clues us in on how dance has shaped human life throughout our evolution. And we can’t help but ask: could dance actually help us through difficult times now?

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11 minutes

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The Planet’s Unsung Hero, the Dung Beetle

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There’s a remarkable reason why there is not dung everywhere in our world. Think about it: the multitudes of creatures on this planet produce a lot of waste! So, what happens to all of it? Well, let us introduce you to one of the planet’s greatest unsung heroes, the dung beetle! Get ready to be astonished.

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Save the World One Paper Towel at a Time

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Want to be a part of making the world a little better place? Here’s a profoundly simple but impactful way to start! The U.S. uses 13 billion pounds of paper towels a year! And you—yes you—can begin to make a dent in that after you learn to shake and fold.

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How an Engineer Created a Band that Broke the Charts

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Is what you’re doing in life what you always thought you would be doing? Could you take what you know and create something new that could never have existed without you? Here’s the story of an engineer turned rock star, whose story is one we can all relate to!

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12 minutes

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Pa Arding: Turning Accidents into Opportunity

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How do any of us find a way to turn moments of tragedy into a catalyst for good? Pa Arding had her life inexorably changed, but that didn’t stop her from finding ways to paddle her way to a cleaner planet. There are a few lessons we can all learn from her story.

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Your World: Made Possible By Giant Fungi

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What does a 420 million-year-old giant fungus have to do with life on Earth as we know it today? Much more than you might think! (You might have to thank its early cousins for making our lives possible!)

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25 minutes

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Building Futures One Plié at a Time

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In a place where violence reigns, girls are finding refuge in a surprising way—and it’s all thanks to one amazing woman.

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A Legacy Left in Stone

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Stonemasonry is a craft that’s been around for millennia. It’s shaped some of the cities we know best and brought us beautiful pieces of art that we’re still uncovering around the world. But there are only a few of us left who still work with stone, so let’s see how these artists are connecting us to both our past and our future with their creations.

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Chickpeas: Doing the Hum-Most!

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Chickpeas have been a staple in dishes around the world for centuries, so we’re going to give these little protein-packed cuties some attention. We’ll point you to one of our favorite YouTube channels to get some insights into why we should care about the rich history of chickpeas!

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Gunpowder, Stars, Art, and… Bigfoot?

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When you see fireworks, you’re witnessing an art form with a surprisingly rich history. How fireworks grew from scaring away a creature of lore to the beautiful spectacle today is an incredible story that will leave you with a little more awe the next time you see the night sky light up.

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Are Video Games Bad for You, Really?

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On the quest to find out the effect that video games have on the brain, researchers may have stumbled into something that could change the nature of medicine. We’re on the verge of prescribing video games, and these awesome creators walk us through it!

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Transforming Pollution into a Powerful Platform for Change

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Can pollution from your tailpipe be turned into something positive? Air-Ink has found a way to turn the smog that would normally end up in our lungs into inks that artists are using to raise awareness. This innovation points to new possibilities for our future—take a look.

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Can Your Buttons Change the Way You Look at the World?

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It’s a simple innovation but the button is one of many small wonders we see every day. So what is it that makes the button so special, and could learning about it make us happier, maybe even come up with the next small wonder? It can!

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The Toilet is Saving Our Lives!

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Did you know that this innovation stops deadly diseases from finding you with every flush? Billions of people still don’t have access to one. So we’d like to take a moment to celebrate the humble toilet and see how some truly amazing thought leaders are bringing them to everyone around the globe!

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Entering the Empire of Cephalopods!

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Most of our personal ah-ha moments come from occasions when we actually understand ourselves a little better. Turns out, some of the world’s most unique animals—cephalopods—can help us with that, all while expanding our sense of wonder about Mother Nature’s wild design book!

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Want to Help Us Create the Antidote for the Daily News?

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Ever wonder if there is anything you could do, personally, to affect the direction of things? Turns out there is! You can easily help us get the word out that this is still an amazing world and we can actually change the negative dialogue together! Here’s how…

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The Beauty of Orchard Bees

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With 20,000 known species of bee in the world, it’s no surprise that they each go about life a little differently. We’re lucky enough to learn more about the blue orchard mason bee and the beautiful homes they make for their young in this article!

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It’s True, We Don’t See the World the Same

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Our own perception of the world differs greatly from those around us. We’ve all had different experiences, and like it or not, they shape us. Let’s explore why and how that might make us more tolerant of others.

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