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Saving Two Bear Cubs in Wisconsin

Saving Two Bear Cubs in Wisconsin

In a quiet cabin on Little Pine Lake, near Milltown, Wisconsin, two loud cries could be heard. A cabin owner called the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources after she followed the cries to a tree where she saw two bear cub snouts sticking out of a hole at the bottom of a tree. Two wardens […]

Beavers Put to Work Restoring Streams

Beavers Put to Work Restoring Streams

  “Landowners typically trap or kill beavers that block irrigation canals and flood homes in the Yakima Valley. But biologists are using the skills of nature’s best engineers, relocating the troublemaking creatures to the headwaters of the Yakima River, where their talent for chewing willows and constructing lodges can be put to use, helping to […]

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

This Teen Turned Her Pain into Positive Post-It Day

This Teen Turned Her Pain into Positive Post-It Day

  When Airdrie, Alberta (Canada) student Caitlin Prater-Haacke was the victim of bullying, she didn’t get mad. Instead, she wanted to transform her pain and turn it into something positive. Last month, a fellow student in George McDougall High School broke into Caitlin’s locker. They used her iPad to post messages to her Facebook page, […]

These Young People Gave Away Their Birthday

These Young People Gave Away Their Birthday

  Below are a few of the stories of generosity by kids and young adults from the last couple of years. They are acts of kindness which may seem like small gestures from big hearts, but we never know how such acts can change the life of another. Another story is included at the end; […]

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

Hybrid Materials Could Smash the Solar Efficiency Ceiling

Hybrid Materials Could Smash the Solar Efficiency Ceiling

  A new method for transferring energy from organic to inorganic semiconductors could boost the efficiency of widely used inorganic solar cells.    Researchers have developed a new method for harvesting the energy carried by particles known as ‘dark’ spin-triplet excitons with close to 100% efficiency, clearing the way for hybrid solar cells which could […]

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 […]

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These Adults Gave Away Their Birthday

These Adults Gave Away Their Birthday

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

    In 2010, Robyn Bomar of Destin, Florida, decided to celebrate her 38th birthday by doing 38 acts of kindness. This experience led to the creation of The Birthday Project. I was going to select a few of the 38 awesome acts of kindness Robyn (and her family) participated in that first year, but […]

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Hero Firefighters in Pittsburgh, PA

Hero Firefighters in Pittsburgh, PA

| October 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

  One of their own was diagnosed with ALS, and what his fellow firefighters did to support him is nothing short of incredible. Watch their amazing story. Matt Onyshko, a firefighter in Pittsburgh, is going through a difficult battle with ALS, but you would never know it from the positive and incredible outlook both he […]

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Reddit Gives Thanks to Seattle Hero

Reddit Gives Thanks to Seattle Hero

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

  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 […]

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Meet MattyB and Sarah Grace

Meet MattyB and Sarah Grace

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

  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 […]

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Cool Video & Great News for Wyoming’s Wolves

Cool Video & Great News for Wyoming’s Wolves

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

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. […]

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(UPDATE) Most Adorable Commercial Ever

(UPDATE) Most Adorable Commercial Ever

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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