Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols (Lieutenant Uhura) changed far more than the television game. As one of the only black women on the small screen at the time and with words of encouragement from Martin Luther King Jr., this champion for diversity changed not only the history of science fiction, but the history of space exploration. Her work became undeniable proof that if you can see it, you can be it.
You're never too old to learn or try something new. Not ever. If you need proof, take a look at 81 year-old Masako Wakamiya, who after never touching a computer until she was 58, coded an entire app to help seniors in her community stay connected and live more fulfilling lives.
There is still a precious time when we can come together over life's simple pleasures: game night. And here's a story of wonder with Settlers of Catan, a worldwide classic. This game didn't come from a big corporation or fancy focus group—no, its origins are far closer to home.
Missing a piece of the puzzle to reach your dreams? Don't sweat! With a little creativity and a dash of spunk, you can make those dreams happen. Check out this 12 hour long lawn mower race for proof!
Can following our passions lead to a world-wide phenomenon? When Smokin' Ed Currie invented the Carolina Reaper, he was driven by curiosity and creativity, inspired by one question: how hot can a pepper get?
What if you never had to hear the sound of cars outside of your window again? For the residents of this Netherlandish town, that's reality: most of Giethoorn isn't accessible by four wheels, but rather by canal boat! Here's a lovely look at a world without roads.
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"!
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!
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.
Can a story of human compassion be found within a sea of discarded umbrellas? We’re traveling to Tokyo to witness a treasure trove of kindness inside of the world's most efficient lost and found!
Who makes the bullfighter’s jacket? Why does the showgirl sparkle on stage? Join us for a journey around the world to learn why time and fervor are key components in some of the most awe-inspiring fashion traditions!
When was the last time you saw human handwriting on a piece of snail mail? Handwritten letters can be the absolute best, and these people are doing some remarkable things with this lost way of connection!
You’re not alone in caring.
There is a wave of goodness and progress well underway, all around the world.