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The Steamy Reasons Finland Is Obsessed with Saunas

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Step into the hot, steamy, world of… Finland? Yep! With over 2 million saunas throughout the country, the town of Lapland has piqued our curiosity. So, why is the entire town and country so obsessed with saunas? It’s more than just the health benefits. Here’s a look at community quirks that’ll leave you feeling refreshed!

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13 minutes

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Warming Up to the Newbie in One of the World’s Iciest Places

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What if we treated every day like the first day on a remarkably challenging new job? Here’s what being the “new kid” on one of the world’s most unique climbing expeditions is like, and how we can better embrace this spirit of seeing our jobs, habits, and lives with fresh eyes!

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13 minutes

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A Rock Climber’s Perspective on Reaching New Heights

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When a big problem towers over us, how do we come out on top? Let’s join a renowned rock climber to see how she overcomes fear and intense pressure to accomplish her goals as she takes on one of her biggest challenges yet!

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16 minutes

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Why Does the World Love Spam So Much?!

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What can Spam teach us about our shared humanity? Whether you think it’s a delicacy or a mystery meat, Spam has been brought to new culinary heights by cultures around the globe! Join us in a celebration of this strange meaty wonder!

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5 minutes

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Lost Your Faith in Humanity? Find It in This Lost and Found!

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Can a story of human compassion be found within a sea of discarded umbrellas? We’re traveling to Tokyo to witness a treasure trove of kindness inside of the world’s most efficient lost and found!

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6 minutes

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A Bonsai Master’s Perspective on the Legacy You’re Leaving Behind

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The ancient art of bonsai can teach you a lot about how to leave a legacy behind for generations to come. Whether or not you decide to take up your pruning sheers, bonsai master Chiako Yamamoto has some words of wisdom for you!

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9 minutes

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The Key to Finding Happiness That Lasts

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Sure, you’ve heard about the “key to happiness” before, but you don’t need to pay extra money or crush any big goals to achieve lasting happiness. Here’s how you get off the pursuit of happiness treadmill and find happiness that truly lasts!

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14 minutes

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How Everyday Heroes Have Protected This Treasure for Centuries!

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In the city of Timbuktu, generations of everyday heroes have risked their lives for a remarkable treasure! What kind of treasure could possibly be this important?

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50 minutes

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Making Food Memories with Chef Yadira Garcia

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Yadi Garcia is a community foodtivist and proud Dominicana, she calls herself ”The “People’s Chef” and believes that food ties all people together.

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13 minutes

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What Does Your Closet Say about Your Family History?

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Who makes the bullfighter’s jacket? Why does the showgirl sparkle on stage? Join us for a journey around the world to learn why time and fervor are key components in some of the most awe-inspiring fashion traditions!

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13 minutes

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What Do You Have in Common with a Nomadic Family in Mongolia?

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Every time we see how someone else lives, our own lives become a bit more fascinating! This special edition of Saturdays Around the World brings us to Mongolia, to meet nomadic Kazakh families and get a taste for their beautiful lifestyle.

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13 minutes

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Would You Climb to the Top of the World to Send a Letter to a Loved One?

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When was the last time you saw human handwriting on a piece of snail mail? Handwritten letters can be the absolute best, and these people are doing some remarkable things with this lost way of connection!

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9 minutes

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What Some of the Most Successful People (and Animals) Have in Common

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There’s a skill—an instinct that’s millions of years old—that can assure your success in the future! It’s not complicated to master, in fact, it’s something we teach kindergartners and love our dogs for! Maybe we just need a refresher on ourselves…

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10 minutes

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Paddle Down the River in this Giant Pumpkin Race!

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If our crazy times are leaving you overwhelmed and itching for something to do, here are some folks who can inspire you to have a look around and see what you can get into for some big fun! 

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The Perfect COVID Outing: Welcome Back to the Drive-In!

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Looking for a socially distanced activity that is fun, family-friendly, and safe? Find a good parking spot and let us guide you through a flashback under the stars that will leave you feeling hopeful—no matter what decade you live in!

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11 minutes

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This Secret Restaurant Serves Up Delights in an Unexpected Place!

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How can we realistically build the lives that we want? According to this couple and their popular (but secret) restaurant, the answer is pretty simple. Here’s a roadmap to happiness that’ll have you seeing new possibilities daily!

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There Are Two Ways to Think About Time: Which Are You?

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What if the tension and conflict you experience with your loved ones or your co-workers could be explained in terms of time! Your perception of time may be entirely different than somebody else, but knowing how this works could leave you with a lot less conflict in your life. This simple test will help you get started! 

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How a Vancouver Hotel Is Supporting First Nations Artists

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How can a hotel support the art and culture of a community? When it comes to doing good business that’s good for the world, Skwachàys Lodge has created a model for supporting Indigenous artists while giving people a world-class vacation in Vancouver!

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10 minutes

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The World’s First “Rock Star” Isn’t Who You Think!

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Who was history’s first rockstar? I’ll give you a hint: he had long flowing hair, refused to bow to convention, made audiences swoon, and even broke a few instruments in his day. He wasn’t from the 1960s, or the 1950s, no, he made his name in the 40s—the 1840s! Any guesses yet?

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7 minutes

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Meet a Man and His Dog Taking a Walk Around the World!

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Join a man and his pooch on an epic walk around the globe! When we travel we are reminded of the things that make life worth living: natural wonders, the joy of discovery, and warm conversations with kind strangers. Here’s what can happen when you bring your best pal along for the journey. 

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6 minutes

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When Is a Haircut More Than a Haircut?

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Where do you go where you’re welcomed like a true friend? COVID-19 has made these places really stand out, like our salons, for instance. But even with closed doors, some of these barbers and hairdressers are finding ways to keep that connection going. Here’s a fun look at why!

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12 minutes

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You’ve Heard of This Game Before… But Never Like This!

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You’ve probably heard of this game on TV and in popular culture, but what you probably don’t know is why people like it so much! By tapping into some of the most fundamental elements of our humanity, this game can remind us to pause, come together (even virtually), and have a little fun.

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5 minutes

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Celebrating Culture by Getting Down with the Limbo Queen!

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How low can you go? Many of us associate the limbo with a game played at children’s birthday parties, but do you know where it actually came from? Let’s uncover the history behind the limbo, and watch the world’s reigning limbo champion shimmy her way to the top by scooting down mind-blowingly low!

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8 minutes

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Savoring the Flavor of the Moment with Lemon Caviar!

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Can the juicy insides of citrus fruit change the way we experience life? We’re pausing to savor the moments that delight, starting with a tiny fruit that has a tasty, sunshiney surprise inside! Take your taste buds on an adventure by discovering the wonder in the caviar of the Finger Lime!

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10 minutes

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Enjoy the World’s Greatest Museums in Your PJs!

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What if you could meet the world’s rarest animals, get up close to some of the most famous paintings, and dive into the wonders of science without leaving your couch? Museums and zoos are giving us a new way to explore the world through virtual experiences!

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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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10 minutes

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Indonesia’s Extreme Vespas

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Here are two words you probably haven’t heard together before: Extreme Vespas. On the streets of Indonesia though, extreme Vespas are pushing art and culture in some wild new directions!

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13 minutes

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Celebrating the Quirky Signs of Change

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For the residents of San Francisco, one bird and an iconic sign sparked a new love for a little piece of their quirky history! Take a close look around you and you might start to notice the details that make your hometown special. 

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A Charming Tradition that is Equally as Sweet!

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It only takes one person to breathe new life into a dying tradition. Meet Shinri Tezuka, the craftsman who is sculpting the sweet, ancient Japanese art form of Amezaiku back into the hands (and mouths!) of modern society.

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