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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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5 minutes

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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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25 minutes

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How to Grow Your Own Bowls, Lamps, and Baskets!

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Can we seriously grow everything we need in our backyard? To explore this question, on this edition of Saturday’s Around the World we’re traveling to an enchanting land to meet a woman who can transform plants into almost any object you desire!

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16 minutes

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The Fascinating History Behind Some of Your Favorite Movies!

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What do giant stag beetles have to do with Wallace & Gromit, King Kong, or The Nightmare Before Christmas? The answer is a surprising trip down memory lane to the wonderful land of stop motion animation! Trust us, you’ll want to hear this wild tale!

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7 minutes

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Do You See the Ancient Superhero In This Photo?!

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Want to get a dose of wonder 5 or 6 times a day, while doing something you have to do anyway? You have an element in your home right now that is critical to human history and you probably wouldn’t even be here without it! 

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9 minutes

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When Dreams Come to Life in Your Own Backyard!

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How can we use what we are passionate about to enrich the lives of others? Some folks are extra motivated to showcase their interests in a way that others can enjoy. Kick up some dust and reach for the stars, you are about to meet two innovative individuals from very different walks of life, as they give us a tour of their very own backyard wonders!

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25 minutes

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Welcome to the Earthship—The Future of Living Well and Doing Good!

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Can a house made from old tires, recycled beer bottles, and detached from water and electricity be a luxurious answer to sustainable housing needs? Well, for those who have discovered the magic of Earthships the answer is “Yes!” Find out how people are creating the buildings of the future with surprisingly low-tech innovations! 

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9 minutes

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Medical Device to Fashion Statement: The Amazing History of Glasses

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In the past few decades, glasses have become a fashion statement and form of expression. But how did they make the transition from a medical device to a stylish accessory? And can we transform prosthetics, wheelchairs, and hearing aids in the same creative and widely accepted way?

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The Surprising Genius Behind Your To-Go Cup! 

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There’s a little piece of history sitting right on top of the to-go cup of coffee you grabbed today. The coffee cup lid may seem like a humble piece of human innovation, but it’s got a secret history!

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11 minutes

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Can You Fit a 2-Acre Garden in a Shipping Container?

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How do we increase access to fresh, nutritious foods in places lacking the land to grow it? Square Roots may be bringing us towards the solution by growing the equivalent of a 2-acre garden inside a shipping container!

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Fighting ALS One Pickle at a Time!

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When life throws us unexpected bad news, what do we do? The story of what Arthur Cohen turned his ALS diagnosis into may help you recognize your own tools to find your way through whatever pickle you may be facing!

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15 minutes

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This Disney Animator Brings Characters to Life in Virtual Reality! 

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What if you could step into an entire world created by one of your favorite artists? Here’s a peek at what happens when you mix the wonder of virtual reality with the magic of a Disney animator!

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What if Mass Media was Used for Good?

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There’s more power in positive media than just making us feel good! Sharing stories that celebrate progress around the world has the ability to change lives. Check out this collective of creators redefining the way we tell the stories about some of our world’s biggest issues, and the people working to alleviate them.

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11 minutes

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Little Lichen Wonders of the World

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Be prepared to see the world with new eyes! Never again will you look at the rocks, trees, and buildings around you without seeing one of the world’s mysterious wonders; lichen.

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10 minutes

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Meet The Company Making Travel Accessible for Everyone!

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Trekking up Machu Pichu, exploring Easter Island, navigating through the wilds of Mexico; these were all trips once impossible for travelers who use wheelchairs. But this organization is changing all of that!

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7 minutes

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The Gratitude Economy is Changing Business for the Better!

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It’s time to celebrate a leap in progress that most of us are a part of, and barely know it. Savvy consumers are rewarding companies that care about their impact and the most remarkable things are happening!

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The Amazing Artists of the Special Olympics! 

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For the 2022 USA Special Olympics Games, organizers wanted to create a logo that truly represented the spirit of their organization. So, they did something that had never been done before: turn to their athletes for their expertise! Here’s what happened.

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20 minutes

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Breaking Through Musical Barriers with the Magical Mi.Mu Gloves!

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This innovation is opening up new possibilities in music with a swish of a finger. Literally! Join us in exploring a fascinating piece of technology that’s making electronic music more human.

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The Conspiracy Chronicles: Plastic Waste, October 2019

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What can we do to reduce plastic waste? Here are some creative ways people are tackling our world’s plastic problem, and ways you can help!

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18 minutes

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Could Mastering the Art of Asking for Help Change Your Life?

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Asking for help is our ticket to actually making our dreams come true. But why is it so hard?! Here’s a thought leader that will help us see the true value in the ask and give us the courage to just go for it. 

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Transforming Detroit One Beehive at a Time!

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Could vacant lots actually hold the potential to make cities healthier? Take a look at how this couple is transforming Detroit’s many vacant lots into an oasis for urban beekeeping and enriching their community! 

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8 minutes

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How a Bra Company Brought Us to the Moon!

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What do bra manufacturing and the first man to step on the moon have in common? Meet the unsung heroes of the first moon landing and hear the curious tale of how bra technology helped support the astronauts of Apollo 11!

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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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17 minutes

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Discover the Man Who Sees Only with Sound! He’s Redefining What’s “Impossible”!

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Daniel Kish has no eyes yet he can see the world around him using sound, much like a dolphin or bat, and he’s teaching us all to redefine what seems impossible.

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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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