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Have Kids, Will Pedal. #3. “Be honest. You’ve thought about tossing it all, loading up your bike and heading towards the horizon. That impulse has crept into you afternoons or your regular routine where typically it gets cut down by reason: What about the kids? What about the 401k? The clark family pushed past that reason into a more natural state.” (Have Kids, Will Pedal Blog)

Beehive’s Epic Story-Graphic, Mesoamrica Resiste! “Help us print Mesoamérica Resiste, the long-awaited final graphic in an epic trilogy about globalization in the Americas.” (Beehive Collective)

Looking At Models Changes Your Brain!Media has a way of glorifying men with large muscles and women who are skinny. This is especially troubling for women, as they see thinness being associated with beauty, leading to eating disorders and women who are underweight. But just how long does it take to affect someone?” (D News)

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How 2 people in black aprons wrecked their Prime Minister’s anti-climate PR strategy. “Climate change is devastating more and more live every year. Most impacted people can’t get an audience with Prime Ministers and Presidents. Their voices are rarely ever heard. So these brilliant Canadian protestors put on black aprons and brought a powerful message directly to the leader of their country.” (350 Stories)

(worthWILD) Los Padres. “The story of Los Padres ForestWatch’s campaign to secure permanent protection for more than 200,000 acres of wildlands and 124 miles of free-flowing rivers in California’s Los Padres National Forest. The film also illustrates how the protection of this Wilderness will benefit businesses and the local economy in the surrounding area.” (Prana)

"Danny and Annie" from StoryCorps. “Danny Perasa and his wife, Annie, came to StoryCorps to recount their twenty-seven-year romance. As they remember their life together from their first date to Danny’s final days with terminal cancer, these remarkable Brooklynites personify the eloquence, grace, and poetry that can be found in the voices of everyday people…” (StoryCorps YouTube)

What Is Love? “2013 was the year the couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. In the video, Bill tells the tale of how their relationship has changed over the years. From riding his bike to meet her in their youth to making a special bike she now can sit in…” (CNS News)

Joshua (time lapse). “The overall goal of this time lapse is to provide the beauty of Joshua trees that only live in the U.S. I thought it would be amazing If I can collect all the footages of Joshua trees with different weather condition like snowing, different types of clouds, sun, moon, milky way, and meteor shower.” (Vimeo and Prana)

Body Evolution - Model Before and After. “See Why We Have An Absolutely Ridiculous Standard Of Beauty In Just 37 Seconds” (Upworthy).