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Boy, Six, Saves Kid Brother from Cougar

The Canadian Press reports on a 6-year-old boy from British Columbia whose instincts for caring about a younger brother overcame his fear as he...
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G is for Girl Flicks

EDITOR'S BLOG I just curled up to watch the kind of movie no one else in my family is particularly interested in....

Rape Victim Awakens Pakistani Village Womens’ Rights

Mukhtar Mai is a shy Pakistani woman with such extraordinary courage that she was named Glamour's Woman of the Year, one of Asia's Heros...

Innovation Wins Good Government Awards for Six States

Six state programs, ranging from Maine's comprehensive health care reform to Wisconsin's environmental program for businesses, are competing for $100,000 grants in one of...

Help Others.org

Help Others is a web community that features stories of kindness. Nothing is known publicly about the site, but the stories are powerful so...
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G is for Ginger Cascades Girl Scout Camp

EDITOR'S BLOG This weekend I brought our kids and myself to the Ginger Cascades Girl Scout camp in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina....
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Room to Move, a Sanctuary for Retired, Rescued Zoo Elephants

Elephants are majestic creatures who are highly intelligent, complex, social, sensitive and even humorous. They form intricate family structures and grieve for their dead....
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Paul Allen, Billionaire Philanthropist Delivers A Better Future Today

Do you think humans should strive to send airplanes into space? Listen for ET? Develop a real understanding of the human mind? Such ambitious...
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Teen Presents $18,000 Check To Injured Columbine Student

DENVER (Reuters) - A San Francisco teenager who raised $18,000 by running in a road race Tuesday presented the check to one of the...
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U.S. WWII Flying Ace Dies, Lived Heroic and Humble Life

Fred Christensen was an ace pilot in World War II. He always flew his P-47 Thunderbolt with a stray black cat he found named...

Teacher to Donate Kidney to 10-Year-Old Student

Cbs2Chicago.com features the inspiring story of fourth grade teacher Patricia Donohue and her decision to donate a kidney to her 10-year-old student, Brandon Shafer. Brandon's...
Jon Bon Jovi performs during the shooting of a music video at a Habitat for Humanity build site in north Philadelphia in October 2005.

Bon Jovi to Sponsor Six Homes with Habitat for Humanity in Philly

A Philadelphia radio station announced the expansion of a partnership between Jon Bon Jovi and the city's Habitat for Humanity charity by highlighting the...

HP Leads in PC Recycling

From Business Week comes an article about the movement in statehouses from Maine to Washington to rid local dumps of toxic old computers and...
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First Brazilian in Space

Brazil's first astronaut docked at the International Space Station. Marcos Pontes and his American and Russian crewmates arrived in their Soyuz spacecraft, while in...
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National Donate for Life Month

April is National Donate Life Month, a time to bring awareness to the astounding fact that with a simple choice today, you can save...
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Belief in a Higher Calling Creates Health

An article by Serena Gordon lists many positive ways that "spirituality" can influence health and longevity. But the experts interviewed are defining spirituality to...

Six months after Katrina, Kitty Reunited with Owner

A 7-pound black kitty named "Cupcake" proved to be tough and streetwise prowling the devastated New Orleans neighborhood for six months in search of...
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How to Get a Small Business Loan

When I finished writing my Loan Financing Guide for Small Business Owners, I realized that the book is only a small step toward the...
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Small World Stories

This is an inspiring letter I received from Michael in Canada. He calls it his small-world story. It should remind you that striking up...
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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?...