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Smart Girls Run the World

Smart Girls Run the World

Amy Poehler and Meredith Walker offer young people the opportunity to be themselves and inspire positivity with Smart Girls, a website that proves “smart girls have more fun.” “What began as an online show for young girls and an excuse to host spontaneous dance parties has become a place for information, comedy and community.” The […]
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The Outcast Dolphin and the Whales Who Adopted Him

The Outcast Dolphin and the Whales Who Adopted Him

When people think of friendly sea animals, dolphins are likely to be on the top of people’s lists instead of their larger cousins, the whales. Yet, these enormous animals, while not as playful as dolphins, have shown that they have the capability to form close bonds with animals other than themselves, as one group of […]
Animal Stories
Planting Trees with No Arms and No Eyes

Planting Trees with No Arms and No Eyes

It’s 7AM in the village of Yeli in the northern province of Hebi, China. 53 year olds Jia Haixia and Jia Wenqi head off to a day’s work of planting trees, a task they’ve been working on for over a decade. But planting trees is no easy task for these two, because Haixia is blind, […]
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Beer Bottles:  From Beverage Containers to Building Material

Beer Bottles: From Beverage Containers to Building Material

Recycling used bottles, whether glass or plastic, is always a good idea, but while most of us are content to drop them off at recycling centers, some people find more inventive uses for them. You might think they make works of art, but some people build homes, buildings, and even temples from an everyday staple […]
Environmental Stories,Inspiring Stories
It’s Never Too Late:  People Who Found Success Late In Life

It’s Never Too Late: People Who Found Success Late In Life

Our society loves stories of hot and talented youngsters who become famous and wildly successful as a 20-something, so much so that we often tell people that if they haven’t achieved financial stability by 30, or scored a lasting career at 50, they’re a failure in life. However, some individuals have proven that it’s never too late to […]
History Stories,Inspiring Stories,Success Stories
Man and Crocodile:  Best Friends Forever

Man and Crocodile: Best Friends Forever

A boy and his dog. A girl and her horse. A man and his crocodile. Say what? No, it’s not a tall tale told around a campfire. For over 20 years, a man and a crocodile formed a unique bond, proving that friendships can flourish between even the most different of creatures. Gilberto Shedden was […]
Animal Stories,Fun Stories
How Landmines Saved the Falkland Islands’ Penguins

How Landmines Saved the Falkland Islands’ Penguins

The penguins of the Falkland Islands have never had it easy. Once lords of the tiny islands with a population of close to ten million, the five species of penguins that call the island home (Southern Rockhopper, King Macaroni, Magellanic, and Gentoo) found themselves in trouble when whale hunters showed up in the 1800’s. With […]
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The Island of Adorable Birds

The Island of Adorable Birds

For 65 million years, New Zealand sat alone in the ocean, cut off from its neighbor, Australia, and the many animals that grew and diversified there. Only those animals that could fly or swim settled on the island, where they flourished, creating an ecosystem unlike any other on Earth, an island of birds. Before the […]
Animal Stories,Environmental Stories,Success Stories
Ready Freddie: The Fun Way to Beat AIDS

Ready Freddie: The Fun Way to Beat AIDS

As Sept. 5 approaches, people are beginning to don fake mustaches, kimonos, and tight pants as the world celebrates Freddie Mercury’s birthday with Freddie for a Day to raise money for the continuous fight against HIV/AIDS. Freddie for a Day, in partnership with the Mercury Phoenix Trust, encourages people of all ages to support the […]
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A Heartfelt Letter and Call to Action

A Heartfelt Letter and Call to Action

At the Special Olympics, a viewer will see talented athletes, supportive family and friends, and an overwhelming feeling of acceptance. It was an uphill battle for some of the athletes as they fought to be the best in their field, but they are also fighting a battle of respect and the right to be treated […]
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