Read this short history of poems about nature.
Looking for an outlet to be heard, people have increasingly gone to Yelp to offer satirical and straight-forward critiques of business owners who have made political statements.
Historians and locals celebrate the settlement of St. Augustine, which was founded 450 years ago and is the oldest city in the United States.
The artist Julian Beever uses perspective to create amazing sidewalk art that looks three-dimensional—as long as you look at it from the right angle.
A study found that jobs that pose high risks of injury or death don’t often have a high wage to match.
Schools in Finland regularly score among the best in the world. In this interview, the Finnish minister of education discusses how her country built this success story from scratch.
Most people think of armies of men fighting each other during the Civil War, but women also served in various ways. Read about six female spies who worked for the Union or Confederacy.
Read about the start of the environmental justice movement, when activists protested the location of hazardous waste sites in low-income and minority communities.
Traveler and writer Amy Ragsdale shares how exploring both the parks and building-lined streets of New York City can trigger an examination of the relationship between man and nature.
Culture can help people to learn to share freely. Listen to this report comparing people in modern economies like those of the United States to hunter-gatherers.
Psychologist Ben Newell explains how previous experience affects risky decisions.
Something as simple as a window with a view of trees can help improve the recovery of hospital patients. This article explores how exposure to nature can help people suffering problems from ADD to cancer.
It is difficult to predict who will succeed at long-term tasks. In this talk, Angela Duckworth argues that a person’s persistence, or “grit,” is what will help them overcome challenges.
Getting closer to nature may help prison inmates build new lives once they are released. Watch a story about one woman trying to help change lives through starting gardens inside prisons.
The patterns that appear in nature not only inspire art, but have health benefits as well.
Learn about the significance of textiles and knitting in protest movements throughout history, and how people continue to use the craft to fight for causes they believe in.
This article outlines both the risky and the thoughtful genetic research currently happening outside federal regulations.
Inspired by The Canterbury Tales, a non-profit organization in England brings together volunteers and refugees who share their personal journeys on a five-day trek. Their goal is to create empathy through storytelling.
Teenagers who have already achieved success in the business world share their future goals and the best advice they’ve ever received.
Philosophy professor Nick Smith recounts the history of apologies made by national governments, and reflects on their significance.