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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 […]
Animal Stories,Environmental Stories,History Stories,Inspiring Stories

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 […]
Fun Stories,Humanitarian Stories

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 […]
Humanitarian Stories,Inspiring Stories

The Playoff Beard

The Playoff Beard

As the playoffs for any sport is an intense and stressful time, superstitions ease the players and fans involved. One tradition that has grown since its beginning is the “playoff beard,” which was founded by the NHL’s New York Islanders in 1980. The Islanders won championships from 1980 to 1983 and famously lifted the Stanley […]
Fun Stories,Sports Stories

The Volunteers of the Special Olympics

The Volunteers of the Special Olympics

Although the Special Olympics are about athletes with disabilities competing to win their respective sports, the volunteers help make it the successful event that it is. 1.4 million volunteers participate in programs around the world, both locally and globally. There are long-term and short-term commitments, so anyone can give back. Not only do helpers meet […]
Sports Stories

Special Olympic World Games Closing Ceremony

Special Olympic World Games Closing Ceremony

Thousands of people from all over the world gathered in Los Angeles on August 2nd to pay their final tribute to the Special Olympics World Games’ athletes, coaches, and volunteers. The closing ceremony took place at LA’s Coliseum where nearly half a million people were in attendance. Broadcasted on ESPN, Paralympic Gold Medalist and Reporter, […]
Inspiring Stories,Sports Stories

89-year-old Figure Skater ‘Axels’ at Her Passion

89-year-old Figure Skater ‘Axels’ at Her Passion

An 89-year-old figure skater refuses to let age stop her from doing what she loves. Yvonne Dowlen trains every day continuing to pursue her craft. “I never used to like to admit how old I was when I was 40, but now I am delighted to say I have lasted this long and I am […]
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