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Josh Kaufman
January 2, 2016

Josh Kaufman: Learning anything fast

Imagine learning a brand new skill, anything, in just 20 hours. From speaking a new language or playing an instrument to riding a windsurfing board or even taking amazing photographs.

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Dr. Miguel Nicolelis
January 2, 2016

Dr. Miguel Nicolelis: Beyond the brain’s boundaries

In 2014, millions around the world watched as a 29-year-old paraplegic from Brazil used a mind-controlled robotic suit to kick the official ball during the FIFA World Cup opening ceremony. While it was a brief moment, it was a kick that was years in the […]

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Researcher
January 2, 2016

Daily Exercise: Improving your memory

Researchers are finding that physical activity, especially aerobic exercise, has a significant positive impact on brain function, from improving learning to preventing dementia.

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Bryn Mooser
December 19, 2015

Bryn Mooser: Humanitarian filmmaker

When there are major disasters around the globe, humanitarian Bryn Mooser has found his way there. He’s served with the Peace Corps in West Africa and, in 2010, he helped build Haiti’s largest cholera center after the country was hit by a devastating earthquake.

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Andrew Morgan
December 19, 2015

Andrew Morgan: The cost of clothing

How does fashion impact the people who make it and the world we live in? In 2013, an eight-story garment factory, filled with workers making clothes for major Western brands, collapsed in Bangladesh.

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Justin Baldoni
December 19, 2015

Justin Baldoni: Creating socially-conscious media

Justin Baldoni has become one of American television’s favorite leading men and possesses a unique combination of good looks and good intentions. In the breakout hit, Jane the Virgin, Justin plays cancer survivor and former playboy “Rafael Solano” who often finds himself surrounded by women […]

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November 28, 2015

Nigel Skeet: Turning the homeless into “Rock Stars”

Photographer Nigel Skeet has made a very successful career out of taking pictures of famous American rock bands like Motley Crue, AC/DC and Metallica, among others. When he became aware of the homeless problem in his own community, he decided to photograph some of them […]

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Danica McKellar
November 21, 2015

Danica McKellar: Why math matters

Actress, turned mathematician, Danica McKellar, is out to disprove a myth that women and girls are not as good at math as men and boys. And Danica is living proof. She is a summa cum laude graduate of UCLA with a degree in mathematics. She […]

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Marlee Matlin
November 21, 2015

Marlee Matlin: Combining courage with dreams

Actress Marlee Matlin first received worldwide critical acclaim for her debut role in the hit film, Children of a Lesser God. Her performance won the Academy Award for Best Actress, and at 21 years old, she became the youngest actress ever to receive the honor.

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Nancy Frates
November 14, 2015

Nancy Frates: A challenge becomes a worldwide phenomenon

When lifelong athlete Pete Frates’ wrist never recovered from an injury, the diagnosis wasn’t a fracture or even nerve damage, it was ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The night of his diagnosis, the then 27-year-old gathered his family and made his mission crystal […]

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Paparazzi Proposals
November 14, 2015

Paparazzi Proposals: Memories for a lifetime

Some may look at them as a nuisance. But the paparazzi play an essential role in documenting history and capturing some of the world’s most enduring images in a single moment in time.  And often the pictures they generate go viral.

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Mike Walter with Andrew and Peggy Cherng
November 7, 2015

Andrew and Peggy Cherng: The Panda Express explosion

Husband and wife Andrew and Peggy Cherng are among the names on the Forbes list of the world’s billionaires and they’re not just partners in life, but in business, too. They founded Panda Express in 1983 and since then, it’s become one of the world’s […]

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Toyz Are Us
November 7, 2015

Toyz Are Us: Modern B-Boy dance

Commonly, but incorrectly, referred to as “Break Dancing”, “B-Boying” or “Breaking” is a style of street dance that originated in New York City in the 1970’s.

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Lilian Chen
October 31, 2015

Lilian Chen: Sexism in gaming

Retired gamer Lilian Chen, also known as the nickname “Milktea” in the gaming world, started playing Super Smash Brothers Melee when she was just a kid. She liked it so much she decided to start competing. While just 17 years old, she became one of […]

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Maddy Myers
October 31, 2015

Maddy Myers: Feminism in gaming

The global video game market is exploding! Financial experts say it will reach more than $110 billion in 2015. Growth and profits are predicted to only increase in the coming years. Gaming journalist Maddy Myers has her finger on the pulse of the gaming industry.

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Next generation of girl gamers
October 31, 2015

Game changers: Next generation of girl gamers

While no one thing is causing a lack of women in the gaming industry, there are efforts being made to find a better gender balance. It includes empowering girls and young women to take leadership roles as content producers and designers and giving them better […]

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Brianna Wu
October 31, 2015

Brianna Wu: Harassment in gaming

Brianna Wu is a video game developer and gaming aficionado who credits Princess Peach from “Super Mario Brothers Two” for sparking her passion for games. She says playing the female character made her realize equality was necessary in the gaming world.

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October 28, 2015

This week on Full Frame: Gamer Girls

Video games are a cross-cultural phenomenon. The industry generates more than $55 billion in global revenue annually. If that statistic doesn’t impress you, than how about this one: nearly 60% of all Americans play video games on a regular basis.

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Gretchen Bleiler
October 24, 2015

Gretchen Bleiler: Protecting winters

Professional snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler is one of the most successful and decorated athletes in the sport. She’s won numerous awards, including a silver medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics, and four gold medals at the Winter X Games.

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Marina DeBris
October 24, 2015

Marina DeBris: Protecting beaches

Human behavior has a lasting impact on our oceans. A study published in the journal Science in 2014 reported that eight million metric tons of human-generated plastic waste makes its way into the world’s oceans every year.

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May Boeve
October 24, 2015

May Boeve: Protecting Earth

One of the few female leaders in the green movement, May Boeve successfully helped launched one of the largest climate change demonstrations in history.

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Larry King
October 3, 2015

Larry King: Changing health habits

With broadcasting jobs dating back to the 1950s, American television host Larry King has been redefining the art of conversation with memorable interviews. He’s interviewed political leaders, celebrities and more than 50,000 newsmakers from all walks of life.

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