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Stoking the Flames of Tradition: How Cooking Over Fire Connects Us With Our Roots

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Cooking meals over open fire has long been tradition worldwide. And now, backyard chef Derek Wolf is bringing us back to our roots by bringing it back to the mainstream. His work reminds us that when you take the time to care about what you’re doing—in this case, eating in the outdoors with carefully prepared food and good people—it makes everything better.

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6 minutes

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Easy Ways to Go Green: The Compost Pick-Up Services Coming to a Stoop Near You!

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Wait! Before those food scraps in the garbage, here’s an easy way to make a positive impact as you go about your daily routine. Turn your food waste into a resource without having to make a compost pile in your own backyard by having it picked up and taken away, right from your front door!

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5 minutes

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Turn Your Junk Mail into a Masterpiece: How to Make Paper!

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Stop throwing away your junk mail! With a little water, that recycling could become your next notebook, card, or to-do list. Let’s rethink our conceptions of waste and think critically about recycling, all with a fun new activity: paper-making! 

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10 minutes

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These Moving Mirrors Reveal a New Reflection of Yourself

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Have you ever peered into a mirror made of troll dolls, penguins, or folding fans? Dive into this artist’s world to see yourself in entirely new ways!

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8 minutes

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How Highway Crossings Are Saving the American Lion

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You may know the American Lion by one of its 83 names, but whether you call it a puma, mountain lion, or catamount, it’s time to start protecting these important creatures. And that starts in—of all places—our highways!

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6 minutes

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Why Are These Fridges Mysteriously Appearing on Street Corners?

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Could a fridge on a curb change the lives of an entire community? In places where getting access to fresh healthy food is nearly impossible, neighbors, restaurants, and friends are teaming up to support and nourish each other. Here’s how it works and how you can get involved!

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8 minutes

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Turning Chopsticks into Tables—Rethinking the Value of “Waste”

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You will never look at your take-out chopsticks the same again. Now, they could become your dining room table or beautiful shelving unit! Here’s a company that is radically redefining the value of our waste items, and creating a new, sustainable path forward for all of us along the way.

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14 minutes

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Hungry Goats: The Unlikely Heroes Preventing Wildfires!

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Goats combating wildfires? In Australia, communities are teaming up with these hungry helpers to restore their forests. And we’re finding inspiration to solve problems in our own lives along the way!

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13 minutes

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How the Colorful World of Oz Changed Movies Forever

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Reds and yellows and blues, oh my! Remember when Dorothy opened the door to Oz? We’re traveling back in time to discover an amazing innovation that has quite literally changed the world we see today!

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8 minutes

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Human Ingenuity Never Fails: The Town Built Underground!

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What do you get when you combine resilient people, extreme weather conditions, and a former mining town?  In Coober Pedy, residents live, work, grocery shop, and do everything else… underground. This unique and fascinating lifestyle is a great look into how humans can learn to thrive, no matter the challenges we face. They give a whole new meaning to the term “down under”!

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Creating Water Out of Thin Air! The Desert Beetle Revolutionizing Our Water Crisis

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In our fight to bring clean, fresh water to billions of people around the world, innovators now have a new source of inspiration from the middle of the… desert? A beetle with a unique ability to capture water out of thin air is inspiring a new generation of life-saving technologies! 

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7 minutes

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When Squids Fly… Anything’s Possible!

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Squids? Flying? Oh, yeah! Across the top of our world’s oceans, squid are taking flight for reasons that still remain to be known. Here’s your nugget of delight for the day!

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12 minutes

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Why Grandmas Are Training to Be the Best Solar Engineers

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Grandmas around the world are learning a new skill! These “solar mamas” are learning to become solar engineers and bringing light back to their communities that once spent their nights in darkness.

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12 minutes

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Proof That You Can Endure! One Paraglider’s Story of Adversity

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Soar to new heights with Jezza Williams! This outdoor enthusiast shows us how to navigate the bumpy winds of change with a recipe for personal success that can be replicated by anyone. It’s a story of innovative perseverance we all need to hear! 

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Turning Pineapples into Plantable Plates!  

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Meet the people turning fruit waste into super-sustainable packaging! Their amazing innovations are opening a whole new world of possibility for us all. Prepare never to look at pineapples—or paper plates—the same again.

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8 minutes

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Meet the Hackers Who Are Saving Lives!

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Can hackers really be saving lives?! This group of hackers is combining their unique skills to do good! They’ve developed an extraordinary partnership that is quite literally saving lives.

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10 minutes

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Asparagus: A New Treatment for Spinal Cord Injuries?

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A feeling very familiar to most of us almost kept this life-changing treatment for spinal cord injuries from making it to testing! Here’s how Andrew Pelling and his fellow researchers overcame self-doubt to create this breakthrough innovation.

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6 minutes

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These Bacteria Have Found a Way to Break Down Plastic!

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Could it be that single-celled organisms have found a solution to our plastic problem? It turns out that nature is far more adaptable than we may think—and we can use their skills to combat plastic pollution!

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18 minutes

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Goodbye, Green Screen — Here’s the Tech That’s Changing Film Forever!

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Movies have a way of taking us on journeys we could not have gone on without them. Now, those journeys just got a whole lot more real! We’re traveling to a galaxy far far away and discovering an other-worldly way of storytelling for at-home audiences everywhere!

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11 minutes

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The Surprising Ways Your Grandparents’ Experiences Shaped You!

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Did you know you can inherit your ancestors experiences?! New science is emerging that helps us understand ourselves in ways that connect us to the experiences of our parents and grandparents like never before!

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6 minutes

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Discover the Problem-Solving Power of Poo!

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Could a toilet help us solve some of our biggest problems? This organization is bringing lasting health to India’s poorest communities with clean water and sanitation, all powered by poo! It’s an ingenious approach to problem-solving that we can all adopt. Just take a look!

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Meet the Ancient Superheroes Fighting Cancer, PTSD,  Pollution, and Saving the Bees!

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What if everything we need to solve many of our most vexing problems is growing, silently, all around us? Mushrooms are an unexplored powerhouse that could very well save the world! 

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See without Eyes and Repurpose the Brain with Daniel Kish

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What if I told you that you don’t need eyes to see? Today’s thought leader is the ‘real-life-Batman’ Daniel Kish. Daniel is an expert in human echolocation and one of the world’s foremost inspirational speakers.

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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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The Undergarment that Could Save Your Life!

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What if something you already wear on your body every day could actually save your life? Well, it’s not that far off! We’re introducing you to a young man who is reinventing the way we look at our undergarments. Meet Julian Rios Cantu, a loving son who is about to change the world of women’s health as we know it—with a brassiere!

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8 minutes

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Who Makes Roller Coasters?

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How does someone start making roller coasters?! If your life isn’t turning out to be a positive and creative thrill yet, hang on to your hat. You could be just one interesting experience away from that if you have the courage to try some things you don’t know much about! Check this out.

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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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7 minutes

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Restoring Sight to the Blind with a $3 Innovation

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Thought leaders who find ingenious solutions right at the root of problems can be an inspiration to us all. Here’s a doctor who is changing the lives of millions with a few fundamental shifts that drove costs of restoring someone’s sight down from $250 to $3!

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Why Some Doctors Are Using VR Instead of Anesthesia!

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Could virtual reality be a form of medicine? For patients who are using VR to help manage their pain and discomfort during minor surgery, it already is! Take a look at the amazing way this technology, originally popular for gaming, is getting a new life in hospitals.

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