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Beating the Odds: A Tale Of A Single Parent

What do you do when the odds are against you? When statistics predict failure in spite of your best intentions, how do you react?...
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Diet Linked to Hyper Kids

A revolution has turned around Central Alternative High School in Appleton, Wisconsin, and its ‘problem kids’, sent there from twelve area schools. Respect, achievement,...
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First International Positive Psychology Summit: Psychologists Herald ways to Live Happily Ever After

A group of upstart scientists, scholars and researchers in the field of psychology have decided that it is more important to focus on what...
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Persistence Pays for PhD Student Once Labeled Retarded

Dave Dawson's future looked bleak in 1974. Based on tests, his ninth-grade teachers labeled him mentally retarded. “My vocational expectation was to be a...
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Maximum-Security Prisoners Knit for Needy Children

In New York's maximum-security prison in Auburn, inmates from the prison chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America spent their free time making Christmas gifts...

Forgiving the Unforgivable

Why would Peter and Linda Biehl, a wealthy, conservative Newport Beach couple, leave their privileged community for South Africa to work arm in arm...
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Scout’s Volunteer Garden Yields Harvest of Compassion, and Sharing for Food Banks

Marshall Levit of Houston, Texas, was 14 years old and seeking an Eagle Scout project. He looked at the large parcel of land next...

Thousands Raised for Cancer Research by 8 Year-Old Girl Honoring Dad

Why did Georgetown University rename its cancer research lab in honor a donation of just $5,000? Because the money was raised by a nine...
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CARE Comes to Rescue: Builds Tremor-Proof Homes in India

CARE and The Federation of India’s Chambers of Commerce have joined forces on one of the biggest rehabilitation projects since a devastating earthquake ripped...

All is in Divine Order

Eloise Vincent founded SOFTLY International-- Securing Our Future Today Loving Youth -- to supply medical care, clothing and beds to families living in extreme...
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Cancer and Christmas Both Begin with C

We can even use holidays to enrich the soul and strengthen it for harder times, so that when those times come, as they will...
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Teaching Kids to Ride Bikes

Today was an interesting day. The phone had rang last night and told me where to go. The program was teaching disabled children how to...

A “Point of Light” in Brazil’s Jungle; a Nurse’s Story

Doctors Without Borders not only won the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize, but Kathleen Mahoney, one of its volunteers, a graduate nursing student at the...
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Michigan CEO Splits $128Mil Among Employees

Workers in Belleville, Michigan will never forget hometown businessman Bob Thompson, who sold his successful asphalt paving business for $422 million. He paid the taxes...
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Toastmasters Reforms Inmates While They Are in Prison

A Letter From A Louisiana Judge According to criminal justice sources, 95 percent of crime is committed by criminals who have already been to prison....
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The United Arab Emirates Focus on 2000

Two thousand prisoners and their families will receive assistance, 2,000 more orphans around the world will be helped, 2,000 poor people will receive clothes,...
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All the Good Things About You

He was in the first third grade class I taught at Saint Mary's School in Morris, Minn. All 34 of my students were dear...

17 Year-Old Out To Prove That Guys Are Not Idiots!

Rob Sowell, 17, has always loved children. Even when he was in elementary school, he gave up recesses to watch the smaller kids while...
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Operation Smile Turning Disfigured Faces into Smiling Faces

In 16 years, Operation Smile has treated over 45,000 children and young adults with deformities in the U.S. and abroad, offering hope and changing...
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Basketball Player Dikembe Mutombo Gives $2 Million to Congo Hospital

Atlanta Hawks center Dikembe Mutombo has announced that he will donate $2 million toward the building of a planned $44 million hospital and medical...