Amy Bucci

Dalai Lama and Other Leaders in Livestream Discussion About Importance of Well-Being

How might the world look 15 years from now if we choose well-being today? While economic prosperity has generally increased, why haven’t happiness and well-being? How can we decrease the costs related to depression and stress-related disorders that are projected to double to U.S. $6 trillion by 2030? How can we learn to be happy,…

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Meet Danitsja, a Potty-Trained Sloth

By Lucy Cooke, NG Emerging Explorer Sloths have something of a reputation for having eccentric bathroom habits, but this resident of a sanctuary in Suriname, really takes the … bidet. When sloth conservationist Monique Pool rescued this particular sloth, named Danitsja, and brought her back to her sanctuary she discovered something totally extraordinary about her. When…

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Transatlantic Kayaker Declares: “Done With Paddling for a While…”

Aleksander Doba, a 67-year-old retired engineer and Polish kayaker steadily paddled on a solo, unsupported expedition across the Atlantic Ocean. He made his way across the Atlantic Ocean between Lisbon, Portugal and New Smyrna Beach, Florida starting October 5, 2013 and finishing the expedition on April 19, 2014. Doba spent 166 days, 23 hours, and…

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Solo Transatlantic Expedition: Kayaker Declines Rescue

Aleksander Doba, a 67-year-old retired engineer and Polish kayaker, is about 900 miles from Florida’s coast—steadily paddling on a solo, unsupported expedition across the Atlantic Ocean. He has been making his way across the 4,700 nautical miles of ocean between Lisbon, Portugal and New Smyrna Beach, Florida since October 6, 2013. Learn more about the…

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Solo Transatlantic Expedition: Kayaker Declines Rescue

Aleksander Doba, a 67-year-old retired engineer and Polish kayaker, is about 900 miles from Florida’s coast—steadily paddling on a solo, unsupported expedition across the Atlantic Ocean. He has been making his way across the 4,700 nautical miles of ocean between Lisbon, Portugal and New Smyrna Beach, Florida since October 6, 2013. Learn more about the…

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Retirement Plan: Transatlantic Kayak Expedition

Rather than settling down in a condo in Florida, Aleksander Doba, a 67-year-old retired engineer and Polish kayaker, is spending his retirement about 900 miles from Florida’s coast—steadily paddling on a solo, unsupported expedition across the Atlantic Ocean. Battling storms, prolonged saltwater exposure, and multiple equipment failures, the sexagenarian has been making his way across the…

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Retirement Plan: Transatlantic Kayak Expedition

Rather than settling down in a condo in Florida, Aleksander Doba, a 67-year-old retired engineer and Polish kayaker, is spending his retirement about 900 miles from Florida’s coast—steadily paddling on a solo, unsupported expedition across the Atlantic Ocean. Battling storms, prolonged saltwater exposure, and multiple equipment failures, the sexagenarian has been making his way across the…

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Rare Footage of Snow Leopards Caught by Mountain Yak Herder

A young yak herder, Wangchuk, captured this footage of snow leopards with camera traps provided by the Bhutan Foundation and biologist Tshewang Wangchuk, also a National Geographic Waitt grantee.  The yak herder, Wangchuk (who goes by only one name), is a 24-year-old young man who lives in the mountains of Bhutan, in Tsharijathang Valley near…

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International Women’s Day: Photos and Quotes From Women Explorers

Here at National Geographic, we’d like to celebrate International Women’s Day by highlighting favorite quotes from our women explorers. Whether they are educating young girls in Africa, or searching for fossils in Madagascar with their two young children, we are proud to support their work. “Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with…

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Explorers Give Thanks!

National Geographic explorers kicked off their Thanksgiving celebrations by sharing with us some of the things they are grateful for. From chirping monkeys to the essential local burritto truck, our explorers continue to remind us to cherish the earth and celebrate the world around us. “After frightening mishaps in small aircraft in remote places, accidents…

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Explorer of the Week: Mike Wesch

Cultural anthropologist and media ecologist Mike Wesch examines how the internet has changed communication and relationships today. He addresses questions of anonymity, user generated filtering, participatory culture, and more with various experiments online. As one reviewer exclaimed, “Who knew anthropology could be so much fun?” What project are you working on now? I am working…

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