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ElegantScience. One Man’s Mission to Revive the Last Redwood Forests. Dolly Parton Watches Fan Covers on YouTube. This 11-year-old sells cups of lemonade to buy diapers for single moms. Untitled. Sea creatures: the driftwood sculptures bringing joy to Australian beaches during the pandemic – in pictures. Untitled. - The Washington Post.

Smile! Could the pandemic lead to happier times? In January 2018, a Yale University professor named Laurie Santos launched a course, Psychology and the Good Life, which quickly became the most popular class in the institution’s 319-year-history.

Smile! Could the pandemic lead to happier times?

After 13 years at Yale, in 2016, the 44-year-old had taken charge of one of the university’s residential colleges and had become alarmed by widespread mental illness and stress. She wanted to explain the paradox of why so many students were still suffering, having achieved their dreams of being admitted to Yale and having met society’s definition of success. Santos created the lecture series in a bid to teach her students what really mattered – to help them carve out lives of meaning and contentment.

Within a few days of the course’s launch, roughly a quarter of Yale’s entire undergraduate population had signed up. A few months later, in March 2018, Santos launched a 10-week online version of the original happiness course that anyone could access. A Teenager Who Cycled Her Father Across India Gets An Offer To Train For The Olympics : NPR. Adopted Son Repays The Poor Couple Who Took Him In As A Kid By Giving Them Their Dream Life, Goes Viral. Nanay and Tatay were poor and did not have much.

Adopted Son Repays The Poor Couple Who Took Him In As A Kid By Giving Them Their Dream Life, Goes Viral

But it was enough to change one child’s life. The couple from the Philippines adopted a little boy and gave him everything they could. And even though their life wasn’t easy as he was growing up, Jayvee Lazaro Badile II became a successful man. Indigenous Runner Rosalie Fish Runs For Her People. Rosalie Fish is an enrolled member of the Cowlitz Tribe of southwest Washington.

Indigenous Runner Rosalie Fish Runs For Her People

She started running when she was a student at a public middle school in south Seattle. She liked staying in shape, hanging out with her friends, improving her times. Tell Them, I Am. Misha Misha Euceph heard Maz Jobrani’s stand-up comedy when she was 12 years old.

Tell Them, I Am

Young boy invites entire kindergarten class to his adoption. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — It's been said time and time again, there's no place like home, especially come the holidays.

Young boy invites entire kindergarten class to his adoption

On Thursday in Kent County, 36 children became part of their forever homes. One child named Michael Orlando Clark Jr. invited his entire kindergarten class to attend his adoption hearing. The class joined him Thursday morning as he celebrated joining his new family. "We began the school year as a family," Clark's teacher said. This 9-Year-Old Russian Boy ‘Sells’ His Custom Pet Paintings For Food And Supplies For Shelter Animals. Not all heroes wear capes but their good deeds speak for themselves.

This 9-Year-Old Russian Boy ‘Sells’ His Custom Pet Paintings For Food And Supplies For Shelter Animals

This is yet another story to prove that even the smallest of us are capable of changing the world for the better and restore the faith in younger generations. Children come up with the most brilliant ways to solve problems that adults often fail at. Blind Engineer Invents A ‘Smart Cane’ That Uses Google Maps To Help Blind People Navigate. Today, many products have been reinvented through technology.

Blind Engineer Invents A ‘Smart Cane’ That Uses Google Maps To Help Blind People Navigate

From smart planters to smart TVs, the power of technology doesn’t surprise us anymore. While many of the newest technological creations are dedicated to entertainment, there are many which contribute to our well being, especially to those who experience a disability of some sort. In one year, this woman has picked up 2 tonnes of plastic ocean trash. Karen Jenner scans a rocky Nova Scotia beach, looking for dots of colour amidst the rocks and seaweed — signs of plastic garbage deposited by the Bay of Fundy's massive tides.

In one year, this woman has picked up 2 tonnes of plastic ocean trash

"Today you could be here for a long time, because there's a lot of trash on the beach. " Moms Offer 'Free Hugs' at Pride Parade. CMU honors mom who missed her ceremony. Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.

CMU honors mom who missed her ceremony

All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Environmental beach party protest for 100-year-old. A 100-year-old woman has celebrated her birthday with a climate change-themed beach party.

Environmental beach party protest for 100-year-old

Keen environmentalist Ti Østmo, who lives near Praze-An-Beeble in Cornwall, celebrated with family and friends at Gyllyngvase Beach in Falmouth. "I want to know that things are moving in the right direction before I go," the centenarian said. Instead of buying birthday presents for her, Mrs Østmo asked people if they would plant trees instead. Image copyright Gavin Ostmo. Jane Goodall and team release a rehabilitated chimp back into the wild GIF by gangbangkang (@gangbangkang) Jane Goodall and team release a rehabilitated chimp back into the wild GIF by gangbangkang (@gangbangkang) Instituto Terra: A Replanted Forest That's Home to 500 Endangered Species.

Nearly 30 years ago, Brazilian photojournalist Sebastião Ribeiro Salgado returned from East Africa, where he was on location documenting the horrors of the Rwanda genocide. Children's joy at seeing dolls like them. Against All Odds, England's Massive Chalk Horse Has Survived 3,000 Years. If you stand in the valley near the village of Uffington in Oxfordshire, England, and look up at the high curve of chalk grassland above you, one thing dominates the view. Across the flank of the hill runs an enormous white, abstract stick figure horse cut from the chalk itself.

It has a thin, sweeping body, stubby legs, a curiously long tail and a round eye set in a square head. This is the Uffington White Horse, the oldest of the English hill figures. It’s a 3,000-year-old pictogram the size of a football field and visible from 20 miles away. On this July morning black specks dot the lower slopes as small groups of people trudge slowly upwards. Young Man Invents “Water You Can Eat” to Help Dementia Patients Like His Grandma Stay Hydrated.

Young gentlemen helping a disabled elderly woman get into her car GIF by KSG (@westhampton) Sikh community feeds workers affected by shutdown. The Sikh community is known for its kind gesture and benevolence. In a recent incident that will restore our faith in humanity, the community has offered free meals to fellow American government employees after they were caught amid the shutdown that has left thousands without pay. The Gurdwara menu which includes lentils, vegetables, rice and tortillas helped the employees in San Antonio, Texas. The shutdown which has been in its fourth week has left roughly 8 lakh federal government workers without work in key departments. Since president Trump wants to build a wall on the US-Mexico border using USD 5.7 billion. The Democrats, however, say that this move is a “waste” of money and all federal employees have been working without pay. "Workers and families affected by the shutdown are invited to Sikh Centre all weekend for free meals starting today," the Center posted on its Facebook on Friday.

Viralized - Good guy helps hawk who flew into a cactus □□... Nairobi mall attack: how an ex-SAS man and a former Irish soldier helped to save lives. A little after half-past midday on a sunny Saturday a disturbing call came through to Mark and John at the Nairobi offices of the oil company for which they work. Rescue on snowy mountain. PAM BALES left the firm pavement of the Base Road and stepped onto the snow-covered Jewell Trail to begin her mid-October climb. She planned a six-hour loop hike by herself. She had packed for almost every contingency and intended to walk alone. 25-year-old Kenyan invents gloves that convert sign language into audio speech - Pulse Kenya. More than 30 million people around the globe have speech impairments and must rely on sign language.

Roy Allela’s six-year-old niece was born deaf and found it extremely difficult to communicate with her family, none of whom knew sign language. Save the whales: How Moko the dolphin came to the rescue of a mother and her calf. The two beached whales were in distress. Rescuers had tried without success to push them back out to sea. Muslims Worked a Soup Kitchen on Christmas Eve to Give Christians the Day Off. In a gesture of goodwill and human decency, a group of Muslims in Detroit volunteered at a Christian church’s soup kitchen on Christmas Eve so the usual volunteers could take time off for the holiday. Volunteers served up meals at the soup kitchen inside St.

Peter’s Episcopal Church. UP: This 25-Year-Old Has Brought About A Dozen Dead Lakes Back To Life. This is an awesome project. A Coeur d'Alene artist found a unique way to re... GIF by KSG (@westhampton) How This Guy Cleaned a Lake. Aki Ra. Double click. Scooterdriver helps woman catch her runaway horse. Wild Elephants salutes the men who rescued their baby elephant from a ditch. California fire evacuees do their best on a sad Thanksgiving. Imgur. This teen with Down syndrome was sitting alone at a fast food restaurant, when a worker decided to dress up as the restaurant's mascot and entertain him.

Toyota will replace burnt Tundra as a thank you to brave nurse click2x. Swiss Businessman is Contributing $1 Billion Towards Protecting 30% of the Planet. A Swiss businessman is taking it upon himself to ensure the planet’s survival by contributing $1 billion to an astonishing international conservation effort. In a recent op-ed that he published through the New York Times, Hansjörg Wyss announced that he will be using the money to launch the Wyss Campaign for Nature: an ambitious collaborative mission to protect 30% of the world’s surface by 2030. The money will be distributed through his foundation over the course of the next decade in partnership with the National Geographic Society, the Nature Conservancy, and Argentinian environmental group Fundacion Flora y Fauna.

“This money will support locally led conservation efforts around the world, push for increased global targets for land and ocean protection, seek to raise public awareness about the importance of this effort, and fund scientific studies to identify the best strategies to reach our target,” wrote Wyss. Cleaning services free to women going through cancer treatment. 'I’m not anti-Trump, I’m just pro-Jesus': the evangelicals stumping for the Democrats. Muslims Raise $60K For Pittsburgh Synagogue Victims. My friend Denis Mukwege is a beacon for all men to follow.

She made the discovery but a man got the Nobel. A half-century later, she's won a $3 million prize. Makerspace Starter Kit. How to Start a Makerspace When You're Broke. Young Man Invents “Water You Can Eat” to Help Dementia Patients. Principal installs laundromat when students are bullied for dirty clothes. The book that fights sexism with science. “C’mon man he’s not worth it” : funny.

Walmart cashier steps in when nail salon refuses wheelchair-bound woman. We Are America ft. John Cena. All Cats Go to Heaven. Michael Phelps reveals he considered suicide after 2012 Olympics. Utah bus driver braids hair of 11-year-old girl who lost mother to illness click 2x. This Is America: 20+ Wholesome Pictures click 2x. Paul McCartney Carpool Karaoke. Seth MacFarlane Donates $2.5 Million To NPR & Its LA Station KPCC. Celebrity Dads Are Hoping to Normalize Breastfeeding With Social Media Posts. The older man was paused at the top of an escalator afraid to hop on. This young man offered the simplest kindness: an out-reached arm and a "can I help you on, sir?" He searched for his Japanese birth mother. He found her — and the restaurant she had named after him. Impactful Teacher in Ghana Teaches Computer Programs Sans Computer.