Lulu Miller wonders if there's any truth to Mr. Rogers' claims about the "Garden of the Mind."
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Lulu Miller on staving off gravity, and the uplifting hilarity of one photographer's stunning portraits of Olympic divers in flight.
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In this short, a family dog disappears into the woods...and the mystery of what happened to him raises a big question about what it means to be wild.
We begin in the middle of a phone call with Lulu Miller, who tells us the story of a couple with a seemingly unsolvable problem. It's the 1970s, and Richard and Tucker are very much in love. They'd like to get married, but it's against the law. And that would have been the end of the story...except that Richard, worried about Tucker and frustrated that he couldn't legally provide for him, came up with a very unusual (but totally legal) solution.
Lulu says these moments, where one little switch can reframe reality, are a kind of duct tape for the ethereal sadness. It's a form of hope, where an imperfect workaround opens up a door and makes life a little bit better.
And that brings us to a man named Jim Eggers, who suffers from a problem that not only puts his life at risk--it jeopardizes the safety of everybody around him. Producer Pat Walters explains how Jim found a way to manage his anger with the help of a bird named Sadie. African Grey Parrot expert Irene Pepperberg helps us understand how this could work, and shares some insights from her work with a parrot named Alex.
There’s a common problem faced by Alzheimer's and Dementia patients all over the world: lost in their memories, they sometimes get disoriented, and wander off. When this happens, they can end up far from home and frightened, or even hurt. So what are you supposed to do if your loved ...
Two stories about heart-stopping falls:
1. Falling Time: David Eagleman gets to the bottom of what goes on in our brains during those life or death moments when time seems to slow way down.
2. Falling in Love: Lulu Miller brings us the story of Sarita and Simon, who fell in...and then out...of love.
We plunge into a black hole, take a trip over Niagara Falls, and upend some myths about falling cats.