Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity. We'll hear their inspiring stories firsthand, whether fighting back from a career-ending injury or transforming their lives and bodies through diet and exercise.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
The Future Of Us is a powerful original series from television personality, futurist, filmmaker and techno-philosopher, Jason Silva. In this series, Silva shares his excitement around recent discoveries and inventions.
ACTING DISRUPTIVE takes viewers inside the businesses and passion projects of Hollywood’s top celebrities.
They say every picture tells a story and AOL On's new original series My Ink proves it. Travel along as some of the world's greatest athletes bring their tattoos to life through exclusive interviews and visits to their favorite tattoo parlors.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Discover crowdfunded small business success stories with author, comedian, and entrepreneur Baratunde Thurston.
Go behind-the-scenes with racing's hottest, young talent, 17-year-old Dylan Kwasniewski, as he aspires to make it in the #1 motorsport in America – NASCAR
Follow Scott Schuman, the Sartorialist, from the streets of NYC to the capitals of Europe on his quest to photograph and document the best in culture and fashion.
Iconic potter, designer, author and personality Jonathan Adler shares his unique perspective on creativity. Showcasing the inspiration Jonathan finds in the most unlikely people and places, Inspiration Point will add style, craft and joy to your life.
Serving Innovation gives a fresh look into the stories and passions that motivate some of the most innovative tastemakers in America.
A documentary directed by Alex Winter exploring the Napster downloading revolution; the kids who created it, the bands and businesses that were affected and its impact on the world at large.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is worried about the economy, specifically high unemployment. He's digging in the Fed's pockets to spend $85 billion a month to buy government and mortgage debt. All this buying will keep-on until the jobless rate falls below 6-1/2 percent. SOUNDBITE: FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIRMAN BEN BERNANKE (ENGLISH) SAYING: "We expect to continue asset purchases until we see a substantial improvement in the outlook for the labor market in a context of price stability. In assessing the extent of progress, the committee will be evaluating a range of labor market indicators including the unemployment rate, payroll employment, hours worked, and labor force participation among others. Because increase in demand and production are normally precursors to improvement in labor market conditions, we'll also be looking carefully at the pace of economic activity more broadly." Price stability for the Fed means an inflation rate no hotter than 2-1/2 percent. This is the first time the Fed has been so clear in signaling a trigger for policy response. And while transparency may be a good thing, it can also be a hazard. A drop in unemployment could mask underlying weakness in the economy, when it comes and the "when" could also be a risk, warns Brian Jacobsen of Wells Fargo Advantage Funds. SOUNDBITE: BRIAN JACOBSEN, CHIEF PORTFOLIO STRATEGIST, WELLS FARGO ADVANTAGE FUNDS (ENGLISH): "The unemployment rate can change rather quickly, so right now we are at 7.7 percent, I think that we could actually get to 6.5 percent probably by the middle of 2014, which is actually a full year before the Fed thinks we can get there." But guideposts aside, the Fed still thinks the economy is weak enough to warrant near-zero interest rates for the foreseeable future. SOUNDBITE: BRIAN JACOBSEN, CHIEF PORTFOLIO STRATEGIST, WELLS FARGO ADVANTAGE FUNDS (ENGLISH): "They are attempting to do everything they can, which might not be much, but think about what has happened in terms of the automotive industry, a lot of automobile purchases are financed on credit and really if you look at the cost of credit, the cost of financing is very low and the Fed had played a rather important part for the comeback of the auto industry and they are trying to do the same thing now for the housing industry." And with Bernanke admitting there's not much he can do if the economy goes over the fiscal cliff, he's trying to do what he can, as that fiscal cliff casts a darker shadow on the economy.