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How Time is on Your Side

According to author and artist Bridget Watson Payne, there really is enough time to do it all: the passion projects, the to-do list, or simply making time to do nothing. The—the trick is knowing how to look for it. Time: it's not the enemy; it's...

Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs

[embed]https://youtu.be/-wfwriDc4Ik[/embed] Camilla Townsend's new book, "Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs," documents the story of the Aztecs from an entirely new perspective, from the Aztecs themselves. Townsend is a Distinguished Professor of History at Rutgers University and the author of numerous historical books. She...

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

[embed]https://youtu.be/-iZuKozVJKA[/embed] Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls “We didn't want to give children the usual fairy tales.” Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is not a typical book of fairy tales. All these stories are true. Authors Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo say they're true stories, about real...

Space Archaeology – Help Find Ancient Sites from Home

[embed]https://youtu.be/ThnIbwtXi50[/embed]  Help Find Ancient Egyptian Sites on your Coffee Break Sarah Parcak is a professor of anthropology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and she’s a space archaeologist.  Her new book is called “Archaeology from Space.”   Parcak was a child of the 80’s and one of her...

School for Broken Hearts

[caption id="attachment_1414" align="alignleft" width="410"] The School of Broken Hearts, Seihon Cho[/caption] Zen Buddhist teacher and author, leads a session at the School of Broken Hearts, a nonprofit that offers group counseling and meditation for people experiencing challenges in life. Haemin Sunim Haemin Sunim, the Zen Buddhist monk who...

Girl Rising

  Story Transcript: Heather McElhatton: I'm Heather McElhatton, and this is A Beautiful World Tanya Stone: You know, there has been so much turmoil and negativity lately, I've been looking for moments to find beauty, and I'm finding it in the voices and faces of people who are...

Gita – How an Ancient Manuscript can Help You Today

[embed]https://youtu.be/I4wvXHXmNoA[/embed] How an Ancient Transcript Can Help Today The Gita is an ancient manuscript considered by many to be one of the most renowned guides for a meditation in a development and happiness. It was written in 500 B.C. and it's said the three aspects of...

How Music Can Make You Better

[embed]https://youtu.be/FYAC9fFvdg8[/embed] How Music Can Make You Better Indre Viskontas is an opera singer and a neuroscientist. She’s professor of sciences and humanities at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of San Francisco, and the Creative Director of Pasadena Opera. (sigh...

How to Keep Going in Good Times and Bad

[embed]https://youtu.be/NN8ikje6-kY[/embed] Austin Kleon is the author of “Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad.” Despite the immense success of his previous book,  “Steal Like an Artist,” Kleon found himself struggling a few years later.He was on the verge of quitting writing...

Nile Water Musicians

Musicians from the Nile River Basin perform for water rights awareness...