Family Is Why

 

By: American Heart Association

Originally published on Nov 18, 2015

Being a mom isn’t easy. Especially when it comes to making sure your family lives a healthy lifestyle. Relax mom. The American Heart Association has your back.

Learn how you can unite with other moms and impact the health of your family, and families everywhere, by visiting lifeiswhy.org/moms.

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Pencils of Promise 400th School Dedication to Eva “Ma” Braun

 

By: Pencils of Promise

Originally uploaded on Feb 22, 2017

Read Eva’s story here: http://bit.ly/2lMxcOr

Today, we’re proud to let you know that, since our founding in 2009, we’ve broken ground on our 400th school! Yes, 400.

We celebrate the schools we’ve built together, the communities we’ve partnered with, the teachers we’ve supported and the students who are studying hard every day to get closer to achieving their dreams.

Today, we also remember one of the first members of our PoP Family—the woman who helped inspire a dream of building one school, which inspired a movement for global education. Today, we dedicate our 400th school in loving memory of Eva “Ma” Braun, who passed away in November 2016. For many years now, Ma’s journey of resilience has been a guiding light for our organization, and her inspiration has led us to impact more than 35,000 students in PoP classrooms.

Your PoP Family is forever grateful, Ma.

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You Are Why (American Heart Association)

 

By: American Heart Association

Originally published on Nov 14, 2016

You Are Why the American Heart Association gives thanks, for all of the ways you help us save millions of lives.

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/

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Making Humans a Multiplanetary Species

 

By: SpaceX

Published on Sep 27, 2016

SpaceX Founder, CEO, and Lead Designer Elon Musk will discuss the long-term technical challenges that need to be solved to support the creation of a permanent, self-sustaining human presence on Mars. The technical presentation will focus on potential architectures for sustaining humans on the Red Planet that industry, government and the scientific community can collaborate on in the years ahead.

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This is exactly what you need to hear today – Okay – Official Video

 

By: ThePianoGuys

Published on Sep 19, 2016

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Story behind the song:
We’ve all had that phone call. That email or that message. That conversation.

Bad news.

We’re all struggling with something – a debilitating weakness or illness. Or someone we love is barely holding on.

We watch the news. We see the tweets, the Facebook posts. The YouTube comments!

We hear about hate, terror, and despair. But just because what sells, what goes “viral,” or what gets attention may try to drown out the good in the world, it doesn’t mean that goodness is gone. Just because choruses of controversy and scandal shout louder than quiet symphonies of service, it doesn’t mean that inside most of us still genuinely want happiness not only for ourselves, but also our family, our friends, and our fellow human beings.

Media can make the world look bleak. They’ve given themselves this job description, in part because there’s a darker side on the surface of human nature that feeds on fear and cynicism. But deep down, we are beings of light. And in the end, since darkness is merely the absence of light, light will inevitably overcome dark.

This is the essence of hope. And the essence of this song. “No matter what you’ve been through, no matter if you think you’re falling apart, it’s gonna be okay.”

Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow. But we believe that someday, somehow, all things will be made right. And as the Proverb says, “They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.”

In the meantime, there are so many more things to hope for and to work at while we yearn for the outcome we want so badly – more gratitude for what we have, more love for those we’ve taken for granted, more faith in ourselves and those we hold dear, and more confidence in a Divine purpose.

We felt like the best way to spread the message of this song was to supplement our standard classically-influenced instrumental niche with a more pop-driven tune featuring Al’s superb vocal skills.

As Oscar Hammerstein once said, “It is a modern tragedy that despair has so many spokesmen, and hope so few.” Please share this song with someone you think might need it today. Thank you!

CREDITS

“Okay” written by Andy Grammar and Dave Bassett
The Piano Guys Arrangement produced and written by Al van der Beek & Steven Sharp Nelson
Performed by The Piano Guys:
Al: Vocals
Jon Schmidt: Piano
Steven Sharp Nelson: Cello, cello percussion
Mixed and mastered by Al van der Beek at TPG Studios, Utah
Video Produced by Paul Anderson
Filmed by Paul Anderson & Shaye Scott
Edited by Shaye Scott & Paul Anderson

Check out our Top 10 videos!
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri: https://youtu.be/QgaTQ5-XfMM
Disney’s Let It Go / Vivaldi’s Winter: https://youtu.be/6Dakd7EIgBE
Beethoven’s 5 Secrets – OneRepublic: https://youtu.be/mJ_fkw5j-t0
Titanium / Pavane David Guetta / Faure: https://youtu.be/fz4MzJTeL0c
What Makes You beautiful / One Direction: https://youtu.be/0VqTwnAuHws
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Story of My Life – One Direction: https://youtu.be/yET4p-r2TI8

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Benefits for Humanity: Know Your Water

 

By: NASA Johnson

Originally published on Aug 29, 2016

What if that clear, sparkling stream coming from the ground or a faucet were teeming with contaminants? How would you know?

Whether you live in some remote region of Africa, a high rise in New York City or aboard an orbiting laboratory in space, you need reliable drinking water to survive. You now can check the cleanliness of your water using the mWater app on your mobile phone.

This handy tool, based in part on International Space Station technology, provides a global resource available for free download as an app or usable via the Web browser version of the app on most smart- phones. Governments, health workers and the public all can make use of mWater to record and share water test results. During the first year of the beta release of mWater, more than 1,000 users downloaded it and mapped several thousand water sources.

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Mwater website http://www.mwater.co

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24 Hours of YES Challenge! | New Age Creators

 

By: SoulPancake

Originally published on Aug 29, 2016

Recently, I have been getting in the habit of saying NO. To everything. But it’s time to change that, because when I say YES, I always wind up learning more, meeting amazing people, and doing things I never thought I could. If you’ve found yourself coming down with a case of the “No’s,” I challenge you to 24 Hours of YES! Only say YES for a full day, and see where it takes you!
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NASA Astronaut Jeff Williams Celebrates the National Park Service Centennial from Space

 

By: NASA Johnson

Originally published on Aug 25, 2016

NASA Astronaut Jeff Williams shares his photos and personal stories as he celebrates the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. Jeff’s affection for the National Parks began when he was a child. His father was a seasonal park ranger severing at Devils Tower National Monument. Now, his unique vantage point on the International Space Station provides an endless panorama of the natural beauty and awesome grandeur that is found in the National Parks.
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Juno Approach Movie of Jupiter and the Galilean Moons

 

By: NASAJuno

Originally published on Jul 4, 2016

NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured a unique time-lapse movie of the Galilean satellites in motion about Jupiter. The movie begins on June 12th with Juno 10 million miles from Jupiter, and ends on June 29th, 3 million miles distant. The innermost moon is volcanic Io; next in line is the ice-crusted ocean world Europa, followed by massive Ganymede, and finally, heavily cratered Callisto. Galileo observed these moons to change position with respect to Jupiter over the course of a few nights. From this observation he realized that the moons were orbiting mighty Jupiter, a truth that forever changed humanity’s understanding of our place in the cosmos. Earth was not the center of the Universe. For the first time in history, we look upon these moons as they orbit Jupiter and share in Galileo’s revelation. This is the motion of nature’s harmony.

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Every piece of art you’ve ever wanted to see — up close and searchable | Amit Sood

 

By: TED

Originally published on Jun 29, 2016

What does a cultural Big Bang look like? For Amit Sood, director of Google’s Cultural Institute and Art Project, it’s an online platform where anyone can explore the world’s greatest collections of art and artifacts in vivid, lifelike detail. Join Sood and Google artist in residence Cyril Diagne in a mind-bending demo of experiments from the Cultural Institute and glimpse the exciting future of accessibility to arts and culture.

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design — plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more.
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