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Growing a Community by Growing Food

Growing a Community by Growing Food

In Oakland, CA, there is a food problem. Fortunately, one Bay Area-based group is striving to combat this, while also offering ways communities can help themselves. If you were to walk down the streets of West Oakland you would see a handful of fast-food eateries mixed in with a few restaurants, but one thing you […]
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Free Hearing Aids Bring Music to the World

Free Hearing Aids Bring Music to the World

Raindrops and music, children’s laughter and bubble wrap popping are some of the best sounds in the world. But not everyone can hear them. The Starkey Hearing Foundation, started by Bill Austin of Eden Prairie, Minnesota is working to change this through the gift of free hearing aids. The Foundation travels throughout the United States […]
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‘A’ Student Turned ‘A+’ Hero

‘A’ Student Turned ‘A+’ Hero

While most would call the fire department in the event that a fire breaks out, one quick-thinking 14-year-old jumped into action in late June. Latrell McCockran of Fairfield, CA saved his disabled neighbor, and his dog, from a fire. He was enjoying his first week of summer vacation when his mom alerted him of a […]
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A Shower a Day Brings Hope Your Way

A Shower a Day Brings Hope Your Way

At least this is the idea behind Lava Mae, a bus turned mobile shower and sanitation unit for homeless individuals that is finally up and running in San Francisco, California. The company started when Doniece Sandoval, founder, heard a homeless woman’s plea to be clean. In San Francisco there are over 3,500 homeless individuals, with […]
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Adventures of the “Pavement Bookworm”

Adventures of the “Pavement Bookworm”

Philani Dladla turned a new page in his book of life when he started reading self-help books to help cure himself of a drug addiction. Now the 24-year old homeless man, known as the “Pavement Bookworm,” shares his appreciation of books with the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa. Instead of simply begging for money, Dladla […]
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Lacrosse Rivalry a Big Win for Veterans

Lacrosse Rivalry a Big Win for Veterans

Veterans have been in the news a lot lately, not just because of D-Day commemorations, but also because of the help many local communities are lending them. After serving their country, it’s not surprising so many people jump at the opportunity to help vets. 
 Recently, two rival lacrosse teams joined forces to help veterans […]
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The European Bison Returns to Romania

The European Bison Returns to Romania

The European Bison, or Wisent, is back. As part of a rewilding effort, 17 wisent have been successfully reintroduced to the wilderness of Romania. Rewilding Europe, the organization leading the effort, is trying to bring a new way of conservation to the continent by reintroducing bison that came from various wildlife parks and breeding stations […]
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Vet Staying Army Strong Through Her Recovery

Vet Staying Army Strong Through Her Recovery

When you’re a part of the Army, it goes unsaid that you must be physically, emotionally, and mentality tough. Nothing could be more true for Mariela Meylan, an Army specialist, who is still recovering 10 years after waking up from an eight-month coma. On December 19, 2004, Meylan and three other soldiers were struck by […]
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Lighting Up the Sky with Shining S.C.A.R.S.


Lighting Up the Sky with Shining S.C.A.R.S.


Krystian Leonard has many titles, high school student, Miss Northern West Virginia, public speaker, author, but more importantly, founder. Just a junior in high school, Leonard is the founder of the nonprofit organization Shining S.C.A.R.S., developed as an outreach to help people dealing with visible scars. At the age of 6, Leonard had her first […]
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Why Zebras Have Stripes

Why Zebras Have Stripes

Scientists have long been unable to conclude why zebras have their characteristic black-and-white stripes, until now. After analyzing five hypotheses, a team of scientists at the University of California, Davis, has determined that zebras’ stripes protect them from biting flies.
 Scientists believe the zebras evolved to have stripes to deter biting flies and avoid contracting […]
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