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A New “Twist” on Embracing Your Hidden Talents 

Was there something that you just naturally did as a child that you stopped doing because of the critique or lack of support from others? What if that gift is just waiting to take you to your zone of genius! This unusually flexible guy shows us what's possible!
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Saving Our Future by Looking to the Past

When was the last time you turned to your plate and thought about where it all comes from? Food, and the seeds that make it all possible, have an untold history all their own. And this group of Native American farmers is preserving this heritage to ensure we all have food security for generations to come! 
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Could Your Water Bottle Become a Monk’s Robes?

Hundreds of tons of plastic waste have never looked so good! By transforming plastic refuse collected from around the country into a fiber, this monastery in Thailand is helping us rethink the life cycle of our plastic! Could recycling actually just be the beginning of a new exciting journey? Check this out.  
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When Two Wheels Save Over Five Thousand Lives!

How many people does it take to transform the life of another? Or to change their future completely? Most of us know instinctively that the answer is one. Here's a story that starts with that 1:1 ratio and ends up at 1:5,000! What could we each be doing? Here's your inspiration to get creative with what you have.
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The Undergarment that Could Save Your Life!

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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Discover the Weird and Wonderful World of Cheese!

Is cheese the great unifying force? Travel the world of this dairy delight with us and you may find your answer! Whether from donkeys in Serbia or with maggots in Italy, cheese around the globe is as diverse and exciting as the cultures it has sustained for generations!
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The Magic of Opera from Subway to Stage!

How in the world has opera been so popular for so long? What is it about these hours-long performances that have kept people fascinated over centuries? Take a journey with us behind the curtain of this world to discover why you, too, are a fan of the opera!

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