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Exploring the Farthest Reaches of Space Travel

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Are there limits to how far we can reach in our exploration of the universe? What can intergalactic limitations teach us about appreciating the here and now?

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I am His Hands, He is My Eyes

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Jia Haixia and Jia Wenqi have been planting trees together for 10 years, but there is a small catch, one of the men lost his arms as a child and the other lost his vision 16 years ago. Together though, they make a remarkable team…

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7 minutes

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Harvard’s Incredible Glass Flowers

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What you may not know about Harvard University, is that they possess a flower collection like no other. These remarkably beautifully preserved specimens are not made up of cells but of glass!

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7 minutes

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Comfortable in Your Own Skin?

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How are you doing when it comes to loving your body: every bulge, wrinkle, stretchmark and misbehaving shaft of hair? We may be able to move that in a positive, fun direction today. Take a look!

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19 minutes

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Understand the Design of Anything

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What if I told you that flags could help you see the world differently? Knowing the principles that go into good flag design can give you some insight into the beauty of the designed world around you!

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4 minutes

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You May be Here Because of the Potato…

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The humble potato may seem like a mundane part of life, but it could actually be the reason you are standing here today! Here’s the history of the world through a potato’s eyes…

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What Do We Do With All This Stuff?

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How much time do you spend just managing the things in your life? Here’s an easy way to start simplifying your life and your stuff, and really, it’s easier than you think!

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22 minutes

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Reframing Our Relationship with Things We Can’t Control

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Dr. BJ Miller has some life experiences that can bring us to a new place in considering our own. Enjoy a little transformation here from his many stories that can help us right-size our challenges.

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28 minutes

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Climbing China’s Remarkable Rocks

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What would it be like to head out on an expedition with National Geographic? These are the remarkable stories and images from an incredible adventure to climb some of China’s most amazing rock formations…

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9 minutes

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Let’s Go on a Kindness Triathlon!

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We think it’s the little things that make us happier people, but what if we dedicated a day to being as kind as we could to others? It turns out the science of happiness is a little more complicated than we think…

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9 minutes

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#LikeAGirl

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Did you hear about this movement called #LikeAGirl? I suspect the Millenial generation and younger are actually making some progress on this front! But how’s it doing in the real world?

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17 minutes

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Introverts and The Power of Quiet

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Can Introverts and Extroverts find some common ground of understanding, where both find the best in each other? They can! And it’s a fascinating, even fun, journey!

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Plants Can Talk to Each Other?

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It isn’t crazy science fiction, in fact, plants are able to communicate to warn each other of danger. You might not smell a freshly mown lawn the same again! Jump into this lovely TED Ed video and find out just how this works!

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Are You Really Seeing What I’m Seeing?

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We know each of us sees the world a little differently, but have you ever thought about what the world looks like to another species? Our perspective may not be the most fascinating one out there…

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What’s it Like to Live in Space?

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We have all dreamed of a life lived in space, but what is that really like? Let’s hear from the astronauts themselves about this extraordinary feat of human ingenuity!

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At Our Best, We Can Create Soaring Spaces!

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The Sistine Chapel is one of the world’s more revered artistic sites. Art historian Elizabeth Lev takes us on a journey through this magnificent space that transcends religion and culture, and gets at the essence of wonder!

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Rediscovering Wonder with Janet Echelman

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Can we rediscover our sense of wonder and reshape the way we envision our world? After watching this TED Talk by the incredible artist Janet Echelman, the answer is, most certainly, yes!

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Human Voice Remixed for Wonder

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What happens when your limitations force you to recreate reality? For the cutting-edge musician Beardyman, the desire to push the boundaries of what is possible with the human voice have opened up a new musical and creative world.

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Keeping Tradition Alive in the Modern World

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The weaving traditions of Peru are not only breathtaking in their beauty, but they preserve and celebrate a long cultural heritage of the handcrafted. On this edition of Saturdays Around the World, we take a journey to the Andes for a spectacular glimpse of tradition.

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What Can Camels Teach Us About Fundamental Truths?

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We all know where camels come from, right? A new origin story for these strange creatures is changing how we think about things we take as “fact.” Check out this hilarious TED Talk from Latif Nasser.

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14 minutes

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The Marshmallow Test: Predicting Success?

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What happens when you leave kids in a room, alone, with a marshmallow? The marshmallow test isn’t just hilarious, it’s actually a deeper look into human psychology!

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DeafSpace: How Inclusive Design Changes Our Lives

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Often we don’t think about how tiny design details affect our daily lives. DeafSpace is a new way of designing a world that works optimally for everyone! And once again, inclusive collaboration brings us all forward in a leap!

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10 minutes

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Graffiti that Brings A Message of Hope

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What if graffiti could change communities around the world? The artist el Seed is spreading a message of hope and peace with his unique art form calligraffiti.

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The Soul of the Sign

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We rarely think about how the signage all around us shapes the way we see the world. Here’s a man who is keeping the soul in signs by keeping the essence of craftsmanship alive. (Sound boring? Take a look! There’s magic here.)

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Hilarious James Veitch: Scamming an Email Scammer!

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What would happen if you replied to an email scam in your inbox? Comedian James Veitch decided one day to find out. The story that ensues is very funny and revealing!

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9 minutes

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How Our Clicks Shape Our World

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We hardly ever think about the ways the media we consume affects us, or the power we have when it comes to dictating what we all learn from in the news. It turns out, we have more power than we think when it comes to deciding how positive, balanced, and worldly our media is!

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18 minutes

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Brain Pickings: A Fabulous Place for the Curious Thinker

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There’s a place on the web where you can press the “surprise me” button and almost always find something out of left field that will send your mind on a deeper journey. BrainPickings.org is helping to shape the future of what media can become.

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Basketball: The Beauty and Balance of the Game

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As we watch people who are incredibly talented in their field whether in sport, art, or everyday work, we watch the evolution of their craft. This is the story of how basketball became the game of beauty and balance we know today!

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At the Volcano’s Edge

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What happens when you use drones to explore the depths of one of the world’s most active volcanoes? We join explorer and filmmaker Sam Cossman on his journey to discover life at the edge of one of the planet’s most hostile environments!

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