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Bark-Activated Washing Machine for Service Dogs

Bark-Activated Washing Machine for Service Dogs

Service dogs help their owners achieve a better quality of life, but the relationship between Helen Bree and her retriever mix, Amber, is more than that. They live in England and have been together for two years, and in that time, Amber has become an invaluable part of Bree’s life. After health problems from multiple […]
Animal Stories,Fun Stories

Student Builds Lego Printer for the Blind

Student Builds Lego Printer for the Blind

A seventh-grader from California has built his very own Braille printer, the Braigo. While a basic model Braille printer usually costs about $2,000, Shubham Banerjee’s model cost only $350 to build. His low-cost version of the printer is made out of Legos, specifically the Lego Mindstorms EV3 kit and $5 worth of add-ons purchased at […]
Humanitarian Stories

Limbcare Turns Old Limbs into New Hope

Limbcare Turns Old Limbs into New Hope

Britain has launched a new kind of recycling center, specializing in false limbs. It is run by Limbcare, a charity that offers advice, peer support, and hope to the limb-impaired and those affected around them, according to their website. 
 
Limbcare is especially invested in making sure that the limb-impaired are helped; all Limbcare officers […]
Humanitarian Stories

Couple Runs 365 Marathons in 365 Days

Couple Runs 365 Marathons in 365 Days

Australia saw a whole lot of Janette Murray-Wakelin and Alan Murray in 2013. The couple, both in their 60s, ran a marathon every day for an entire year, completing their 365-day run on December 31st. Their goals, as stated on their website, were to motivate conscious lifestyle choices and to promote kindness and compassion for […]
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Therapy Dogs for Finals Week

Therapy Dogs for Finals Week

Dogs are not just excellent pets, they’re also great at helping people de-stress. At Emory University, the stars on campus have been dogs from CanineAssistants, a Georgia nonprofit that provides therapy dogs for people with disabilities. Like any good therapy dog, the CanineAssistants dogs are required to go through training in order to be certified. […]
Animal Stories

Young Man with Down Syndrome Gets LIFE after High School

Young Man with Down Syndrome Gets LIFE after High School

Rion Holcombe is going to college! The 20-year-old has been accepted into the LIFE program at Clemson University in South Carolina. LIFE, is a two-year program for students with intellectual disabilities. Clemson LIFE’s webpage describes the program as a coordinated course of study that includes career exploration and preparation through a framework of courses, internships, […]
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High School Monster Trucker

High School Monster Trucker

Sixteen-year-old Rosalee Ramer is the nation’s youngest professional monster truck driver. She has been riding in monster truck rallies for the past two years. The California teen has already entered 24 shows. She drives a 10-ton truck, “Just being in a truck loud, feeling it under you, stepping on the throttle, it almost doesn’t feel […]
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The Teddy Bear Toss!

The Teddy Bear Toss!

Hockey teams are spreading holiday cheer with the annual Teddy Bear Toss. Every year, around the holidays, senior and junior hockey leagues participate in the toss. Fans are asked to bring wrapped teddy bears to the game. Once the home team scores their first goal, the fans toss the stuffed animals onto the ice. The […]
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E-Bike: The Smart Wheel

E-Bike: The Smart Wheel

A new invention is going to help you, and the environment, while commuting to work. The FlyKly Smart Wheel is designed to be attached to any bicycle, automatically making it an electric bicycle, helping you cut down on smog that you would produce if you drove to work. With everyone looking to cut costs on […]
Environmental Stories

Airport Raptor Traps Save Birds, Passengers

Airport Raptor Traps Save Birds, Passengers

San Jose teenager, and Branham High School junior, Caleb Levine, has created special “Raptor Traps” to be used to capture red-tailed hawks and other large birds that are attracted to airports. The 16-year-old built the traps for his Eagle Scout project because he wanted to make something that would help wildlife. The U.S. Department of […]
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