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Category Arts & Culture
From artistic collaborations to creative problem solving, the arts have the power to lift us up and transform our future. These stories celebrate art, creativity, and culture in all its forms.
Why Does Bob Ross Continue to Spread So Much Joy?
Why did Bob Ross and his paintings become so famous? How did such a simple show spread so much joy? Let's take a deeper look at this joyful permed painter and the lives he's had an impact on!Read More
How Beautiful Trucks Can Bring Home, Safety, and Tradition to the Road!
There may be a better way to make our roads safer that doesn't involve more signage and limits. India's beautifully decorated trucks bring a new meaning to "street art". Combining color, with cultural expression, and safety they are a unique folk art with a language all their own!Read More
Can the Photos You Share Really Make a Difference?
Do your shares on social media really mean anything? We're taking a look in the history books to see how sharing photographs has changed the world before, and how you can have a hand in making a difference today!Read More
How a Bra Company Brought Us to the Moon!
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!Read More
Skate After School: How Skateboarding Can Change a Kid’s Life!
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!Read More
How Spain’s Human Towers Define Community
How do you build a tower of people 50 feet tall and weighing as much as three elephants? Maybe more importantly, why? The castell builders of Catalonia, Spain are, quite literally, the definition of an uplifting and supportive community.Read More
The Unexpected Ways Surfing is Helping Youth Heal
Life is tough, but it's a whole lot easier when we're around people who share similar experiences in a no pressure environment. Waves for Change is one of the organizations out there harnessing the power of sport and play to create environments where children are able to open up and heal!Read More
Save the World One Paper Towel at a Time
Want to be a part of making the world a little better place? Here's a profoundly simple but impactful way to start! The U.S. uses 13 billion pounds of paper towels a year! And you—yes you—can begin to make a dent in that after you learn to shake and fold.Read More
Can Your Buttons Change the Way You Look at the World?
It's a simple innovation but the button is one of many small wonders we see every day. So what is it that makes the button so special, and could learning about it make us happier, maybe even come up with the next small wonder? It can!Read More
What Happened to Your Blueberries?
They've been growing in North America for thousands of years but we were not able to tame them up until very recently. This fruit has quite the rich history, so let's dive in...Read More
Trolls We Can All Come to Love!
What if we slowed our impulse to create new "stuff", and instead, focused on using what we already have in excess? Take trash for example. Is there endless potential in the things we are discarding? Here's is someone who is pointing to possibility in a wondrous way!Read More
What Happens When Athletes and Scientists Team Up?
To put it simply: breakthroughs. This nonprofit is making it possible for scientists to get the data they need from every corner of the planet by teaming them up with the adventurers who are already there.Read More
Cut through today’s negative noise.
There is a wave of goodness and progress well underway, all around the world.