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In A Girl of the Limberlost, Gene Stratton-Porter writes, “The world is full of happy people, but no one ever hears of them. You have to fight and make a scandal to get into the papers.” Here is your opportunity to hear the good news: Every day people like you build a grateful world through acts of creativity and compassion.
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Philippine typhoon: Trying to help after Haiyan
Even as attention is focused on major national and international aid efforts, stories are emerging from across the Philippines of ordinary people who are trying to help those affected by the typhoon. » Full Story
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Coffee for a smile
Dan Dewey has spent $10,000 of his own money to buy coffee for cancer patients at Michigan hospitals. He brings more to the patients and staff than just coffee. All he wants in return are smiles.
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Marvel Comics debuts female Muslim superhero
Move over Black Widow and step aside She-Hulk: Marvel Comics is introducing a new superhero - a 16-year-old Muslim-American girl named Kamala Khan, to reflect the growing diversity of its readers.
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Revivals Victorian, Gothic and Civic
Newburgh, N.Y., Seeks Renewal Without Gentrification. The new arrivals are not replacing lifelong residents to open artisanal mayonnaise shops; instead they are joining the community.
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Photographer Puts Two Strangers Together For Intimate Photographs, and The Results Are Surprising
Photographer Richard Renaldi takes random people he meets and asks them to pose in pictures together as if they were family members, friends or lovers. This unorthodox recipe for truly magical moments speaks volumes about both art and humanity. » Full Story and Video
Chemical Weapons Watchdog Wins Nobel Peace Prize
This year’s 2013 Nobel Peace Prize went to the U.N.- backed Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, that works tirelessly to rid the world of chemical weapons.» Full Story
Angelique Namaika finds strength in God to help the displaced in the Congo
Sister Angelique Namaika – a nun working in the Congo – has helped transform the lives of more than 2,000 women and girls forced from their homes and abused by the Lord's Resistance Army. » Full Story
Debt collector thrives with simple strategy: kindness
TULSA, Okla. - Nurse Lori Factor from Tecumseh, Okla., could be any one of the 35 million Americans who owe money to a collection agency. The only difference is that Lori loves her debt collector, CFS-2. It looks like any other collection agency -- but if you listen in on the calls, you realize it's not. » Full Story and Video
How To Bounce Back From Failure -- Over And Over Again
Our ability to deal with failure and rejection has a hand in determining how successful and happy we are. One of the seven habits of highly resilient people -- and ways that you can improve your own ability to cope with challenges – is to be endlessly grateful.
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A Staff of Robots
If all goes well with the robots that Alion Energy have designed, executives expect that they can help bring the price of solar electricity into line with that of natural gas by cutting the cost of building and maintaining large solar installations. » Full Story