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3) Macs Join the Masai Tribe - Retired tech executive Patrick O'Sullivan, moved by the plight of a Masai tribe that needed three years to complete a school for their children, raised the money and materials needed to build a new school that runs day and night on solar panels. He brought three new laptops to help teach the village kids, and now they are gazing wide-eyed at the ocean for the first time. (Civics)
4) Vermont Keeps Seniors at Home, Out of Nursing Homes - A unique experiment is under way in Vermont that allows older people to stay home and avoid nursing homes. Under the Choices for Care program, Medicaid-eligible senior citizens who need home care can be tended by a family member, friend or neighbor, who is then paid by the state $10.00 per hour. (Health)
5) From Miner to Superhero, then a Cold Beer - An Australian man noticed a serving tractor-trailer truck on the other side of the road on his way to work. He turned his car around sped up to the truck and confirmed his suspicion that the driver was in trouble -- slumped over the wheel. He parked his car, ran toward the truck and climbed inside it to pull the hand brake. An ambulance officer called to the scene exclaimed.... (Inspired! Individuals )
6) Being Nice Makes You More Successful in Business - One hugely successful New York advertising agency was built on kindness, said the founders Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval in their new book, The Power of Nice: How to Conquer the Business World With Kindness. Their simple but powerful philosophy: In an era when the corporate world glorifies a dog-eat-dog mentality, it pays to be nice. (Business)
7) World of Warcraft Can Cure Obesity - Gaming with World of Warcraft can cause you to lose weight without having to move from your computer, a gamer has claimed. Greg shed 41 lbs. from a 274-pound frame in just 3 months -- and did it playing World of Warcraft... (Health)
8) A Commune for Grownups - ElderSpirit is an experimental community of older adults committed to spiritual growth, caring for one another, respect for the earth, and service to the larger community. It is an ideal place to retire for the citizens, over 55 years old, who built this cohousing neighborhood in Abingdon, Virginia. (Home Life)
9) PERSON OF THE WEEK: American Helps Rebuild Historic Church
One year ago this week, the Frauenkirche church in Dresden, which was destroyed in the firebombing of that city during World War II, was reopened after a thirteen-year rebuilding project energized by the large donation and organizational fundraising of an American named Günter Blobel, who'd seen the church once as a child... (On This Day in History)
10) VIDEO OF THE WEEK: 100 Children You Must See - "Living Compassion" made this video to show you the faces of the first 100 children they are feeding and schooling in far away Zambia. The kids will remind you of your neice, your neighbor, or your child. They are happy because they are, for the first time, being fed and educated. These 100 Children live in a slum in one of the poorest countries in the world, but you can't tell by their faces, thanks to the Kanolomba Project. (Inspired!) _________________________________________________________________
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