Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
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.
Comedy is hard, but teaching comedy to children is hilariously difficult. Kevin Nealon is giving the challenge to some world-famous comedians. As these young minds meet with comedy’s best, get ready to learn some valuable comedy lessons, and to laugh!
James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Executive produced by Zoe Saldana (who will be the subject of one episode), a celebrity travels back to their hometown to pay tribute to the one person from their past (before they were famous) who helped change their life by giving them an over-the-top, heart-felt surprise.
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.”
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.
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
Digital influencer Justine Ezarik (iJustine) is back. After covering the world of wearable tech last season, iJustine is expanding her coverage this year by profiling the hottest tech trends across the country.
Documentary shorts conceived of and directed by famous actors. Jeff Garlin, Katie Holmes, Alia Shawkat, Judy Greer, and James Purefoy
A 12 episode documentary series following 5 startup companies competing in the 2013 San Francisco TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield as they fine tune their products and eventually present in front of a panel of judges in hopes of winning $50,000 in funding.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
David Epstein: Welcome to Growing Wisdom, this week we are going to be talking about how prune a Deciduous Tree. Depending on the time of year, it depends on really what you are going to prune, so here we are we are talking about end of July, August, and to September; what should be doing for your Deciduous trees. Those are the trees that lose their leaves during the course of the winter, so again our expert Henry Patt is here and Henry we got a Dogwood here.
Henry Patt: Right.
David Epstein: August is this time frame, what do we want to be doing with this?
Henry Patt: We want to encourage the flower buds for next year and by pruning it at this time of the year, it does encourage the flower buds to form. You can see that these look like round balls they are actually the seeds of a Kousa Dogwood and they are going to be a beautiful orange red color in the fall which is very pretty. However, we want to encourage the smaller branches to form some flower buds and by going back here and pruning there where we have some smaller branches. You are cutting it and you not showing the cut too much and this here is going to invigorate the tree more. The amount of food that would be going into this now has to go else where into the plant and therefore you are going to encourage forming more of the flower buds for next year.
David Epstein: What about a Maple tree or any of the other trees?
Henry Patt: I would leave that towards the end of winter to prune, if you doing a Japanese maple, you can prune always to make them more full and bushy since they are not a very bushy plant.
David Epstein: What should I look for in order to know where to prune like if I have never pruned before I am going to be nervous.
Henry Patt: By pruning it so a small bird can fly through the branching, you got to have good air drainage. If the branches cross then you will cut off one of those branches that cross. You do not want branches crossing and rubbing on each other.
David Epstein: Okay, so you want an open airy look and you do not want branches crossing and that sort of what you are looking to prune for.
Henry Patt: Right that is correct.
David Epstein: Alright, thanks Henry.
Henry Patt: Okay.
David Epstein: Alright, so today we have learned about pruning Deciduous trees especially those that flower at the end of July through August, a good time to be pruning. If you have regular Maple trees or oak trees you really do not need to be pruning those right now but you can, you may want to wait until later in March or early April to prune those.
Come back every week for all of our tips here at GrowingWisdom.com.