Tag Happiness & Hope

Need a pick-me-up? These feel-good tales of people changing the world for the better will restore your confidence in humanity and put a spring in your step.

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How to Grow Your Own Bowls, Lamps, and Baskets!

Can we seriously grow everything we need in our backyard? To explore this question, on this edition of Saturday's Around the World we're traveling to an enchanting land to meet a woman who can transform plants into almost any object you desire!
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Did You Have a Good Morning? Thank a Goat!

What do goats, frothed eggs, a hipster and you have in common? Well, around the world, there's a thread that connects us all—and it all starts with one of the most widely preferred morning drinks of choice, coffee!
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Image: Marco Santini on the NYC subway asking a woman what she loves about New York City

What Do New Yorkers Love About Their City?

How does the way we talk about things shape the way we see them? On a hot July day, the artist Marco Santini took to the New York City subway to ask, "What do you love about New York City?" The answers will make you rethink the way language shapes our view of the world!
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When Dreams Come to Life in Your Own Backyard!

How can we use what we are passionate about to enrich the lives of others? Some folks are extra motivated to showcase their interests in a way that others can enjoy. Kick up some dust and reach for the stars, you are about to meet two innovative individuals from very different walks of life, as they give us a tour of their very own backyard wonders!
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Image: Neil Harbisson using his antenna to "see" the color of the flower he's holding in front of himself

A New Look at Life From the World’s First Cyborg!

What if you could hear colors? What what would an autumn hillside sound like? What about your favorite outfit? Your favorite color? This is how Neil Harbisson "sees" the world of color! How? As the world's first cyborg his experiences have a lot to teach us about the future of our senses!
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Image: Intern standing outside in the snow with greens from their greenhouse!

The Joy of Sharing! New Wisdom On An Age-Old Cycle

Whether you're just starting out on your journey or you've become a master of your craft, you can be a part of a cycle that goes back millennia. What is this ancient cycle and how can it apply to our lives today? Let's head to the hills of Colorado and find out!
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