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MIT Students Design and Donate Special Sleeping Bags to Syrian Refugees

"It's a simple solution to a big problem." Rebecca Linke | MIT News Winter in Syria can be cold. Freezing cold. With over 11 million people displaced...

Students Design Refugee Coat that Becomes Tent, Sleeping Bag

A group of interior design students have created the ultimate outerwear for refugees — a poncho that converts into a tent or sleeping bag,...

Teen Invents Rain, Fire-proof Sleeping Bag for Homeless, and Offers Jobs

An Irish girl has invented a life-saving sleeping bag for the homeless–with the added benefit of creating jobs for some former street dwellers. OUR NEW APP WARMS...

Good News in History, May 1

Happy Birthday to the uniquely whimsical film director and writer Wes Anderson, who celebrates 50 years today. Born in Houston, he befriended actor Owen Wilson...

Stray Pup in Nepal Follows Mountain Climbers to The Top in Amazing Feat – Maybe The World Record for a Dog

A tenacious stray dog may have just set a world record for the highest elevation ever reached by a canine – and it also resulted in a loving new home.

Homeless Magazine Seller is So Beloved By Locals, They Showered Him With Love and a New VW Home

Despite being homeless, this magazine seller is the happiest – and most beloved – man on the streets of Bristol.

Customers Line Up On Black Friday to Buy Gifts for Refugees From Special Pop-Up Store

Instead of spending their money on electrics or new clothes, these customers are waiting to buy resources and gifts for refugees.

How a Teen in a Tent Gave Safety and Reassurance to Distraught Woman Lost on the Road

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Students Spend 200 Hours Making Halloween Costume For Girl With Rare Mutation #TBT

These students are making sure that everyone can enjoy a little Halloween magic – no matter their disabilities. 16-year-old Alex Hayes has trouble dressing up...

Husky Saves Deaf Hiker After She Tumbled 700 Feet – and It’s Not the First Time He’s Saved a Stranger in Alaska

A dog is being hailed for saving the life of a deaf student who was struggling through the Alaskan wilderness – and after news...
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Sign Up for a Sleepover at the National Archives and Curl Up Next to the U.S. Constitution

The US National Archives hosts sleepovers twice a year for kids 8-12 inside the awe-inspiring rotunda where the Declaration and Constitution are displayed?

When She Saw People Sleeping on the Dirt, She Delivered a Healthier Alternative

Thousands of people contract dangerous diseases from sleeping on dirt floors every night – which is why this Stanford student wanted to find a solution.

When Homeless Man Passes Away, Neighbors Step Up to Care For His Beloved Cat Colony

Antonio Garcia was content to stay in his alley as long it meant that he could be with his 30 stray cat companions. So when he passed away in January, Garcia's neighborhood friends took up the mantle as caretakers.

Guy Shows How You Can Now Use Amazon Prime to Instantly Help the Homeless

There's an app for everything now – but instead of using them to serve yourself, this guy shows how you use them for the homeless instead.

From Terrifying to Terrific: Man Redesigns MRI Machine to Delight Children Instead of Scare Them

Hospitals can be scary places for children to endure even without leaving the hallways – those MRI scanners, however, could make it into a...

How a Lost Purse Got a Heroin Addict on the Path to Recovery

Aeric McCoy was a heroin addict living on the streets of Baltimore when he found Kaitlyn Smith's abandoned purse in an alley back in July....

Gas Station Owner With Heart for the Homeless Keeps Doors Open for Them 24/7

While this may look like an ordinary gas station on the outside, something extraordinary happens on the inside. The gas station's owner opens the doors...

This Woman is Singlehandedly Buying Houses For Her City’s Homeless

This woman isn't waiting for someone else to address her city's homelessness problem. Instead of investing in a second house for her and her family,...

Check Out These Kids Who Totally Kicked Butt in 2016

Some people might think 2016 has been a bad year, but these young trailblazers used their time to change the world in incredible ways.

Street Cleaner Mocked For Looking at Jewelry is Showered With Gifts From Strangers

A stranger posted Nazer al-Islam Abdul Karim's photo to Twitter with a mean joke – so social media made it up to him with an outpouring of gifts.