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Growing a Revolution: How Community Gardens are Changing Your Neighborhood!

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To leave a legacy that helps the world, you need only go as far as your local empty lot! By bringing gardens back to the empty spaces in NYC’s neighborhoods, Hattie Carthan and Liz Christy started a movement that brought life to formerly desolate spaces, and their work is still flourishing all around the city’s residents today.

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14 minutes

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Putting the Future of Food in New Hands: Training Farmworkers to Become Farm Owners

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Creating a new life for ourselves is always possible, and nonprofit ALBA is making that possible for countless people. They’re giving immigrant farmworkers the tools and the knowledge to improve their lives by helping them have organic farms of their own!

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12 minutes

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Ready, Set, Mow! Why Lawn Mowers May Be the New Race Cars

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Missing a piece of the puzzle to reach your dreams? Don’t sweat! With a little creativity and a dash of spunk, you can make those dreams happen. Check out this 12 hour long lawn mower race for proof! 

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6 minutes

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The Rare Bear Protecting a Canadian Rainforest

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Have you heard the secret of the spirit bear? It’s been hidden for centuries, but now, getting the word out is what’s helping to save them. Meet the white black bear saving an ecosystem!

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21 minutes

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No Such Thing as “Unskilled”: The Super-Speed Farmworkers We Couldn’t Live Without

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In a world of automation, there is still one central part of our lives that requires the skilled touch of the human hand: food. Your produce doesn’t just magically appear on your supermarket shelves, so it’s time we met the skilled people that make that fresh food possible!

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21 minutes

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Miss Traveling? Join This Mushroom-Hunting Adventure in Romania!

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Have you been bitten by the travel bug recently? Join us on a trip to a dinner table far far away to enjoy the delicacies and adventures of a place you probably have never been to before!

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8 minutes

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’60s Psychedelic Posters: Why This Visual Language Speaks to Us

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Can works of art perfectly capture the look and feel of a generation? Let’s time-warp to San Francisco in the psychedelic 60s, when trippy band posters communicated far more than who was playing a show!

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4 minutes

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How This Little Town Survives without Roads or Cars

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What if you never had to hear the sound of cars outside of your window again? For the residents of this Netherlandish town, that’s reality: most of Giethoorn isn’t accessible by four wheels, but rather by canal boat! Here’s a lovely look at a world without roads.

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8 minutes

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Is OK the Old OMG? How Teenage Slang Takes Over the World

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Could current teenage slang have the staying power to still be in frequent use 200 years from now? That’s just what happened with a word I’d bet you say every single day. Stick with me on this one, OK?

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20 minutes

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Uncovering a History Lost at Sea: The Slave Wrecks Project

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Can you imagine being able to discover your own history? Black divers and maritime archaeologists are diving to the depths of shipwrecks to recover stories that had been missing from our world history, until now.

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7 minutes

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Want to Meet Like-Minded People? Get Dressed!

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Turns out, your choice of clothing can yield tremendous power. If you’ve ever found yourself yearning for close friends, a dream job, or an easy way to show the world what you are all about, look no further than your dresser drawers. Here’s how your closet tells the world who you are!

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5 minutes

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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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7 minutes

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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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8 minutes

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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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5 minutes

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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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