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Tag 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.

Image: Green door in the sandstone—an entrance to an underground home in Coober Pedy

Human Ingenuity Never Fails: The Town Built Underground!

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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Image: David Zinn sitting on his front porch steps with his little creations gathered around him

Obstacles Can Be Inspiration—Just Look at This Chalk Artist! 

If you've ever felt stuck, held back, or like you just couldn't make sense of the task in front of you, here's an interesting place to start: your limitations. Using your obstacles for inspiration is just what chalk artist David Zinn does when he needs to break through his creative block. His story proves that perhaps, your roadblocks could be just what you need to create something amazing. 
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Image: Wooden sauna in the grasses with mountains in the background

The Steamy Reasons Finland Is Obsessed with Saunas

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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Image: person standing infront of a large painting with their hands behind their back

How Nuclear Bombs Are Revealing Forgeries!

What do priceless works of art and nuclear bombs have in common? Well, if you're trying to sniff out art forgeries, those bombs come in handy! It turns out art heists are a lot more high tech than you may expect.
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Image: someone handing over a plate of oysters

Heroes from Table Scraps: How Oysters Are Protecting NYC!

New York Harbor is the cleanest it's been in over a century and it's thanks to a delicacy many of us love to slurp down...oysters! Using nature's knowhow, table scraps, and a little ingenuity, oysters are bringing life back to polluted waters and protecting one of America's most beloved cities!
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Image: Two cans of Spam by the grill!

Why Does the World Love Spam So Much?!

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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Image: Nataliz in a white gown smiling and playing the musical saw!

When One Dream Ends, How Do We Find Another?

Are you working towards a certain goal? Have you felt like your life has been thrown off track lately? The story of how Natalia Paruz became known as the "Saw Lady" will have you finding delightful inspiration in the most unusual places!
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