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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 […]
Inspiring Stories,Success Stories

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 […]
Animal Stories,Fun Stories

The Landfillharmonic
 Recycled Orchestra

The Landfillharmonic
 Recycled Orchestra

Proving that nothing is impossible and music is everywhere, a group of children from a slum in Paraguay took garbage from the landfill where many of their parents work and created musical instruments. They are the Landfillharmonic Recycled Orchestra. The orchestra started out as an extension of the social program, “Sonidos de la Tierra”, or […]
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Cut Phone Time, Save Lives with the Tap Project

Cut Phone Time, Save Lives with the Tap Project

A global humanitarian group spread awareness of water necessity last month by challenging people to do the unthinkable: go 10 minutes without touching a cell phone. UNICEF, a global organization that spreads poverty awareness and raises the quality of life for people in developing countries, supplemented this year’s UNICEF Tap Project with a mobile component. […]
Humanitarian Stories

“Real Barbie” Gives Teen Girls a Positive, Realistic Role Model

“Real Barbie” Gives Teen Girls a Positive, Realistic Role Model

After garnering a lot of attention last year over “Real Barbie,” an image depicting what the famous Mattel doll would look like with accurate female proportions, an artist is now getting the chance to turn his dream into a tangible reality. On March 5, 2014, artist and researcher Nickolay Lamm launched a crowdsourcing campaign on […]
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New App Actually Makes Wishes Come True

New App Actually Makes Wishes Come True

There’s now a social network that can help you help others, or help others help you. There is no bartering or payment; it’s just a community of people helping others, no strings attached. I Am Possible Ltd. has created an app that uses your location to find people near you who need some help. It […]
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Dancing for a Cause and a Little Applause

Dancing for a Cause and a Little Applause

This past weekend I had the distinct pleasure of joining the legion of dancers and volunteers of Dance Marathon in their crusade to support and raise awareness for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. For those that don’t know, Dance Marathon is an event that is held at over 150 colleges and high schools across the nation. […]
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High Schooler Rocks Paralympic Sled Hockey

High Schooler Rocks Paralympic Sled Hockey

With the 2014 Paralympic Games underway, Brody Roybal of Chicago is one of many athletes playing for gold. Roybal is the youngest member of the U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team, his coach told Daily Mail, “This kid has the potential to be the best that’s ever played the game.” 
 Roybal was born a congenital […]
Sports Stories,Success Stories

Neat Knit Sweaters Save Petit Penguins

Neat Knit Sweaters Save Petit Penguins

Penguins are being outfitted with sweaters at Phillip Island Nature Park in Australia, but it is not part of a fashion statement. The penguins that receive a knitted sweater are those affected by oil spills. Once their feathers have been covered in oil, their waterproof and heating qualities no longer work, and the penguins, left […]
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