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Prisoners Are Finding Purpose–and Rehabilitation–By Caring for Lambs for Drought-Stricken Farmers

Not only does the program help to alleviate stress for struggling farmers, it also teaches Australian inmates about agriculture and livestock.

Carbon Emissions From 30 of the World’s Largest Cities Are Already Dropping Since Signing Climate Pact

Not only have dozens of the world's most influential cities curbed their CO2 emissions, they have also passed legislation on plastic and free transit.

After Making History With New Film Studio, Tyler Perry to Build a Shelter for Disadvantaged Women and Children

The shelter for disadvantaged youth and homeless women will be located on his new 330-acre film studio property in Atlanta, Georgia.

Scientists Create First Ever Lab-Grown Meat in Space Lab 248 Miles From Earth

The project is a groundbreaking proof-of-concept initiative which means that humans can grow nutritious food without the Earth's natural resources.

Emma Watson Launches Hotline That Offers Free Legal Advice for Women Experiencing Workplace Harassment

Though the first-of-its-kind hotline is currently only available to women in England and Wales, it could spark similar projects around the world.

After Years of Gaining Trust of Local Squirrels, Photographer Has Captured the Most Wholesome Pictures

For 6 years, wildlife photographer Geert Weggen has used his friendship with the local squirrels to take the most enchanting and adorable wildlife photos.

Drought-Proof ‘Cooling Houses’ Use Saltwater and Cardboard to Grow Tons of Healthy Produce in the Desert

Just ten square miles of these plantations could produce enough crops and vegetables to feed a country of four million people.

This National Park is Asking You to Vote on Who Will Be the Fattest Bear of Their Annual ‘Fat Bear Week’

An Alaskan park service has been publishing photos of their chubbiest local bears so social media can determine who will be the Fattest Bear of 2019.

Tourist Photo of Cloudy Belgian Sky Holds Stunning Similarity to Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’

A Canadian tourist is being hailed for capturing the magical moment that the cloudy skies of Bruges held a surprising similarity to “The Starry Night”.

Ocean Cleanup Makes History by Successfully Collecting First Plastic From Great Pacific Garbage Patch

For the first time in history, activists have cleaned up some of the trash from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch—and they will quickly collect much more.

TripAdvisor Has Just Cut Ties With Attractions That Breed Whales and Dolphins in Captivity

The company says that their new initiative is an expansion of the animal welfare policy which they launched back in 2016.

Kids Are Hailed as ‘Junior Detectives’ After They Successfully Track Down Missing 97-Year-old With Dementia

These five children spent their Monday evening searching for a missing person—and adults were surprised and impressed by the youngsters' success.

On 95th Birthday, Jimmy Carter is Still Proving Age is No Obstacle as He Builds Homes for Humanity

Not only is the 39th US president now the oldest in history, he is also celebrating his 95th birthday by building houses for those in need.

EU Approves Groundbreaking New ‘Right to Repair’ Laws Requiring Appliances to Be Easier to Fix

The new laws will require common household products to be manufactured with sustainability and repair in mind for the consumer.

Stranger Who Taught Grieving Man to Tie a Tie for Dad’s Funeral Attends the Service to Pay His Respects

A grieving man has found new friendship and support in an older Walmart shopper who helped teach him to tie a tie in the aisles of the store.

These Simple, Wearable Devices Use a Laser to Prevent ‘Freezing’ Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

These simple, wearable lasers have been shown to prevent “freezing of gait”—and its creators have just been given the money to bring the devices to the US.

When Bus Driver Sees His Students Waiting in Weeds, He Returned to Mow the Entire Bus Stop

Rather than allow his students to wait for him at an overgrown bus stop, Jerry Martin took it upon himself to clean up the area.

First Gas Station in the U.S. to Transition Away From Gas to Exclusively Offering EV Charging

The newly-renovated RS Automotive station—which resides in Takoma Park, Maryland—will be able to power four electric vehicles at a time.
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UCLA is Launching the World’s First Research Institute on the Science of Kindness

The UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute is set to support kindness research and create opportunities to translate that research into real-world practices.

We Can Now Help Keep Plastics Out of the Ocean Simply By Ditching the ‘Delicate’ Washing Machine Cycle

Scientists have uncovered yet another way that we can do our part to help keep oceans clean—all we have to do is ditch the “delicate” wash cycle.