A World of Ways to Save the World

Sustainability is more than a buzzword; it’s a global movement and a call to action. From backyard DIY projects to companies that hold themselves to the highest ecological standards, sustainability comes in many different forms. When a Girl Scout troop discovered a way to turn Styrofoam into nontoxic glue, they instantly became part of this ecological movement. As did LifeStraw, a company dedicated to bringing clean water to developing countries with the help of high-tech filtration systems. At home, companies like method are championing green manufacturing, starting with their LEED-certified factory. These stories demonstrate how sustainability innovations can come from anywhere—backyard to beyond. This Great Big Story is a paid contri...

The Groovy Origins of the Waterbed

You remember waterbeds. The plush, squishy mattresses. The hours of bouncy fun. It all started with a homework assignment. In graduate school, industrial design student Charlie Hall was tasked with improving human comfort. He thought beds should be more comfortable. This is the watery story of your dreams. This Great Big Story was inspired by Genesis. SUBSCRIBE: Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: Make our acquaintance on Facebook: Give us a shout on Twitter: Come hang with us on Vimeo: Visit our world directly: Great Big Story is a video network dedicated to the untold, overlooked & flat-out am...

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How Did YouTube Start?

YouTube is a vibrant, thriving community that has taken over a lot of the internet's video sector. In this video we'll take a look at how large the website really is and how it started. Soundtrack: TAPES - Tried To Indian Wells - After the Match (Kyson Remix) Pierce Fulton – Kuaga Dinka - Faces Of Bengalia (Original Mix) [Unreleased Digital] D' SOUND - Talkin' Talk S A L O N & C O U G H - p a r a g o n b o y Owen - Too Many Moons Joe Hertz - Tears » Google + | » Facebook | » Patreon | » My music | or » » Collection of music used in videos: https://ww...

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Vlog #35- The Hashtag

In which the Nerdwriter talks about the literary value of the hashtag. Check out this short piece in the New Yorker: And this is great, from Darcy Moore's Blog: Lean Forward story on Occupy Wall Street: 52 Books 52 Week:

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Enter This 700-Year-Old Temple of Colors

The heart-stopping, brightly colored Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in southern India wasn't built just to catch the eye. It is also one of the largest Hindu houses of worship. The complex is dedicated to the Hindu God of Ranganatha, a reclining form of the deity Vishnu. In total, it has more than six miles of walls and 100 buildings. Its temples are adorned with pyramid-shaped towers and made from sandstone, soapstone or granite. Explore this remarkable site that dates back nearly 700 years. SUBSCRIBE: Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: Make our acquaintance on Facebook: Give us a shout on Twitter: Come hang with us on Vimeo: V...