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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...

Rebels Renegades and Wild Women of History

"Well-behaved women seldom make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Women throughout history have broken the rules and stepped outside conventional social norms to make history happen. We investigate several women who stand out as the rebels of their time. A Beautiful World is a solutions journalism news program...

Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls

Elena Favilli: We didn't want to give children the usual fairy tales. Heather McElhatton: That's Elena Favilli (ELLEN-ah FAH-vee-lee), who wrote Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, with co-author Francesca Cavallo (FRAHN-chess-kah -KAH-vall-oh.)  It's not your typical book of fairy tales, these stories are true and...

Mozart’s Starling

  [embed]https://youtu.be/xCF99unTx80[/embed] Mozart's Starling I'm Heather McElhatton and This is A beautiful World. This week we learn about nature inspiring artistic genius and the beauty of communing with the wild from author Lyanda Lynn Haupt, (LIE-anda Lynn Hoe-pt) and her book 'Mozart's Starling" Haupt: I was fascinated by the...

Kevin Kling on the Beauty of Healing

Heather McElhatton: Kevin Kling is an award-winning playwright and storyteller, residing in Minneapolis Minnesota. He was born with a congenital birth defect, his left arm is deformed, it has no wrist or thumb. His right arm was normal, but was completely torn off his body on...

LAGI

[embed]https://youtu.be/bXkywv5tJHA[/embed] The Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) brings together artists, architects, scientists, landscape architects, engineers, and others to create renewable energy art. Transcript: Heather McElhatton: I'm Heather McElhatton and this is A Beautiful World. Connie Hedegaard: "When it comes to renewables it's not a question of 'nice to have.'...

Ancient Rope Knots

Mark Cook: My name's Mark Cook and I live in the Orkney Islands, a group of islands at the top of Scotland.  If you look at a map of the UK, and you go to the top, swim six miles north and there's a bunch...

How Art Can Make You Happy

[embed]https://animoto.com/play/PQqSHYQ0XcL1sCgsjWgrZw#[/embed] Why is art magical? How can it make us happy? How Art Can Make You Happy offers the keys to unlocking a rich and rewarding source of joy in life. This easy, breezy handbook by Bridget Watson Payne is full of insight that will help...