ANIMALS | PLANET | WILDLIFE

Cool Video & Great News for Wyoming’s Wolves

Cool Video & Great News for Wyoming’s Wolves

Per the Center for Biological Diversity, there is GREAT news for Wyoming’s wolves, received on 9/23/14: “We just received a court ruling restoring Endangered Species Act protections for the state’s embattled wolf population. The court found that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wrongly relied on state management to secure a future for wolves in Wyoming. […]

(UPDATE) Most Adorable Commercial Ever

(UPDATE) Most Adorable Commercial Ever

UPDATE:  It’s a shame that so much uplifting information turns out to be merely a hoax or a prank. Sadly, it seems this was a PR stunt. We Can’t Trust Anyone, Not Even the Puppy in That KLM Airlines Video BUT THEY REALLY SHOULD DO THIS, DON’T YOU AGREE?   KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines) has […]

ARTS | DESIGN | LIFESTYLE

Austin Band, The Mrs, Tell Women #ImEnough

Austin Band, The Mrs, Tell Women #ImEnough

  These Austin women were out shopping when they happened upon this strange mirror set up in the middle of the Barton Creek Square mall. What happens next will fill  your heart and bring you to tears, so — TISSUE ALERT!!! All this awesome was organized by a band called The Mrs., whose members wanted […]

Look What This 11-year-old Invented to Prevent Hot Car Deaths

Look What This 11-year-old Invented to Prevent Hot Car Deaths

It’s so easy to make that Andrew Pelham of Nasvhille calls his invention the “EZ Baby Saver,” and he hopes that it’ll help parents remember that they’ve left their children (and perhaps pets?) in the back seat. The EZ Baby Saver, which won second place in the The Rubber Band Contest for Young Inventors, is […]

BUSINESS | CO-OPS | NEW ECONOMY

“Have a Pint, Change the World” @OregonPubHouse

“Have a Pint, Change the World” @OregonPubHouse

  From the Oregon Public House website: Portland, Oregon is the craft brewing capital of America and supports an extensive, thriving pub culture. Portland also hosts more non-profit organizations per capita then any other city in America. Our vision is to leverage these two unique attributes of our city by creating a family-friendly pub environment […]

Gifting His 50-Year-Old Business to Staff

Gifting His 50-Year-Old Business to Staff

  What do you do when you’re 84 and own Canada’s most beautiful bookstore? And one that is thriving — no mean feat these days. Sell it? You could. Close it? You could do that, too. But if you’re Jim Munro, who for 50 years has run Munro’s Books in Victoria, B. C., you do […]

CIVICS | COMMUNITY | EDUCATION

Reddit Gives Thanks to Seattle Hero

Reddit Gives Thanks to Seattle Hero

  Jon Meis became a hero after he stopped a gunman at Seattle Pacific University in June of 2014, and the world is showing its gratitude online. Noting that Meis was getting married in June as well, supporters posted his wedding registry on Reddit with the note: “This is the wedding registry for the man who […]

Meet MattyB and Sarah Grace

Meet MattyB and Sarah Grace

  MattyB and his family put together a song and music video to empower his sister, Sarah Grace, who was born with Down Syndrome. Per MattyB’s YouTube Channel: “We live in a world where differences are all around us. Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in these differences, especially when we see them in […]

HEALTH | WELLNESS | SPORTS

High School Cross Country Team Shows True Sportsmanship

High School Cross Country Team Shows True Sportsmanship

Streator Township High School Cross Country athlete, Jacob Chalkey, was nearing the finish line in a four-team meet Thursday afternoon when he felt a seizure coming on. Slowing to a stop, he sat and waited for the debilitating episode to pass. Since birth, Chalkey, 18, has had a rare neurological condition which causes dramatic seizures […]

4000 CDs Donated to Hospital for Music Therapy

4000 CDs Donated to Hospital for Music Therapy

  What can a guy do with 4,000 CDs? Help someone heal, says music therapist Gemma Isaac. That’s what happened Tuesday when a former national music buyer for the now-defunct retailer A&B Sound, Vancouver’s Brian Thompson, packed up his massive collection spanning 23 years of music from 1990 and sent it to Vancouver General Hospital where Isaac will […]

SCIENCE | TECH | INNOVATION

Advances in Solar Toward Printable Plastic Sheets

Advances in Solar Toward Printable Plastic Sheets

    Read complete article loaded with details at Motherboard.   Our most promising visions of a clean-powered future typically position cheap, abundant solar energy as an important cornerstone. And solar panels would be a lot cheaper and abundant if they were made out of plastic instead of silicon—that way, they could be ‘printed’ in a flexible material and easily applied […]

Ecos PowerCube: Multi-Purpose Good

Ecos PowerCube: Multi-Purpose Good

  Ecosphere Technologies, based in Stuart, Florida, has revealed their most recent invention, which combines many forms of GOOD in one unit: shipping containers, off-the-grid solar power, communication systems, and clean drinking water generation.   With their new Ecos PowerCube, the company makes rapid deployment of these units easy by all modes of travel. According to […]

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Dancing on the Turnpike

Dancing on the Turnpike

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

A traffic jam turned into a party Saturday on I-76 just outside of King of Prussia. YouTube user Justin Berk posted a video of the impromptu roadway party, which happened when the road was shut down for an accident. Luckily for the drivers stuck in traffic, band members from Trinidad North Steel Drums were in […]

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Homecoming Queen Shares Her Crown

Homecoming Queen Shares Her Crown

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

  Grand Prairie, Texas, has a homecoming story to tell for years to come, and it has nothing to do with football. It’s a story that is all about heart and friendship.     Lillian “Lilly” Skinner is a senior at Grand Prairie High School, known for her always present smile and sunny disposition, shared […]

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Replicate This: Win-Win Vending Machines

Replicate This: Win-Win Vending Machines

| August 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

  One innovative company in Turkey has created a vending machine that’s dispensing help for both the environment and our furry friends. This is most definitely a Replicate This! Project. The Turkish company Pugedon recently introduced a vending machine in Istanbul that releases food and water for the city’s stray dogs in exchange for recycled […]

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2 Minutes: In the Words of a Former Bully

2 Minutes: In the Words of a Former Bully

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

This two-minute video is full of compassion, empathy, and the Human Spirit. It’s amazing how things can unfold when a simple question is asked:   “Why?”       This video was filmed for I Am That Girl, a movement that inspires a community of over 150,000 girls to love, express, and be who they […]

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Win-Win: Pairing Brazilian Teens with US Elders

Win-Win: Pairing Brazilian Teens with US Elders

| July 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

    So many beautiful things can happen with creative projects like this. Its not only about learning to speak English or alleviating loneliness. It also bridges the age gap, creates intercultural connection and is a positive experience for the development of young minds. All the time we spend looking to the future has made […]

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Student Pallbearers Serve the Underprivileged

Student Pallbearers Serve the Underprivileged

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

  This is one of the most touching programs I’ve ever heard of: The Saint Joseph of Arimathea Pallbearer Ministry This school is in Cleveland, Ohio. We need something like this everywhere. Please check out their website for more information about this service offered by student pallbearers. Per their website: The Saint Joseph of Arimathea […]

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