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Starbucks to Open Their First Ever American Sign Language Store

Starbucks has just announced that they will be opening their first American Signing Store that specifically accommodates and welcomes deaf workers and customers. Not only...

Watch Nonverbal Boy’s Delight When Firefighter Stops to Chat With Him in Sign Language

Tegan McCall could not contain his excitement when a firefighter stopped by his family's apartment doorway in order to introduce himself in sign language.

This 2-Year-Old Deaf Girl Loves People – So Her Whole Neighborhood is Learning Sign Language

As a means of having a conversation with their friendly little neighbor, this entire community is learning sign language.

Koko the Gorilla’s Extraordinary Life: From Sign Language to Meeting Mister Rogers (1971-2018)

The Gorilla Foundation announced that their beloved gorilla companion had passed away on Tuesday evening, and that she would be “deeply missed.”

Now You Can Use Snapchat to Learn Sign Language For Free

Have you ever been interested in learning the basics of sign language, but you didn't want to pay for classes? Well, there is already...

Barista Learns Sign Language To Make Deaf Customer Feel Welcome

This sweet gesture should win the award for 'Best Customer Service of 2016'.

College Students Invent Gloves that Speak Sign Language Out Loud

Two University of Washington undergraduates have won a $10,000 prize for their invention of gloves that translate sign language into audible speech, on the...

Kids Give Up Playtime to Learn Sign Language for Deaf Classmate

These fifth graders are learning sign language and the reason why speaks volumes about their character. Students at a Peoria, Illinois school give up recess every Wednesday so they...
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NY Bus Driver Learns Sign Language to Better Serve Deaf Riders

Inspired by a few frustrating encounters with deaf riders who needed help, bus driver Edwin Cora decided to learn American Sign Language to communicate...
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Ten Extraordinary Americans Recognized for Innovation in Health Care

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced the 2008 recipients of its Community Health Leaders Award for individuals who overcome the odds to improve...
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2008 American Government Innovation Awards

Sweeping the honors for this year’s Innovations in American Government Awards are three states: Missouri, for its successful approach to rehabilitating juvenile offenders; North...

Starbucks Barista Hailed as ‘Hero’ After Student’s Photoshoot Gets Rained Out Before Major Surgery

When abysmal weather conditions ruined a student's senior photoshoot, a local barista went above and beyond the call of duty to save the day. Sydney...

Good News in History, April 26

65 years ago today, Seven Samurai was released in theaters, the epic cinematic masterpiece co-written, directed, and edited by Akira Kurosawa. A technical and...

How People Think We Should Use Slang, and Which Ones Should Never Be Heard Again? Survey Says…

If you ever call your partner “bae” or complain that you’re “hangry” you’re officially using some of America’s most annoying slang, according to a...

Good News in History, February 21

Happy 76th Birthday to David Geffen, the head of Geffen records and co-founder Dreamworks. Born to immigrant parents in Brooklyn, the college drop-out began his...

Good News in History, February 12

95 years ago today, George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, a mix of classical music with modern effects written for piano and jazz band, premiered...

Good News in History, January 3

On this day 80 years ago, The March of Dimes charity to fight polio was started by President Franklin Roosevelt, who was afflicted with the disease himself. After funding Jonas Salk's polio vaccine, the group, whose genius was in collecting small contributions of spare change, went on to spend $233 million on polio patient care, Today, they still improve the health of mothers and babies by preventing birth defects and premature birth. To honor the achievement, Roosevelt’s image was imprinted on the U.S. dime. (1938)

Good News in History, December 19

175 years ago today, Charles Dickens' book A Christmas Carol was first published. The wildly successful novella depicts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is...

Good News in History, October 31

  501 years ago today, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to a church door, initiating the Reformation. One of history’s most significant figures, the austere monk...

The Proven Health Benefits of Positive News—and How to Deal With the Reality Today

Many people are grappling with this year’s depressing and disturbing news—meaning, they want to turn away, but they just can‘t. The constant focus on partisan...