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Healing the Wounds of War

Read an inspiring story on the 60 Minutes Web site about soldiers who are living without limbs, but doing so while helping others to...
Photo by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Nathan Klaus, a senior wildlife biologist with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, stands beside a rare American chestnut tree he spotted in Georgia

One in a Million Chestnut Tree Discovered

In an amazing discovery in Georgia, a small patch of American Chestnut trees, which were largely wiped out due to a quick-spreading fungus in...
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Schools Take Action on Overweight Kids

In response to a steep rise in obesity among children, some public schools are taking action. It shocked me to learn that only 6...
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Convict Mends Life Stitching Artwork While in Prison

The most inspirational stories to me are convicts who transform themselves with some activity or study while in prison. GNN has featured inmates whose...

New Therapeutic Approach to Obesity uses Body’s own Hormone to Limit Hunger, Increase Activity

A new therapeutic approach to treating obesity uses a naturally occurring hormone. The best news is that the chemical comes from our own bodies,...

Drug Treatment Instead of Prison Yields Encouraging Results in CA

A new study from UCLA reports California has saved about $800 million over the last five years by sentencing non-violent drug offenders to community-based...

A Drug that Prevents Cell Damage in Spinal injuries, Cancer and Parkinson’s Diseases?

UPI reports on some excited researcers at Purdue University who said Tuesday that the hypertension drug hydralazine appears to prevent cell death. ...
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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...
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Morals Guide Young Voters in their Politics

Harvard students published the results of their spring poll which measured the political ideals of college students today. The study showed that morality and...

Harvard Course in Happiness Draws Students in Droves

The most popular course at Harvard this semester teaches the skill of positive thinking. 855 students signed up for a positive psychology course to...
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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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Optimism is Healthy

A 2006 Dutch study of elderly men found a lower risk for cardiovascular death for those identified as optimistic. The research found optimism to be...
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Reintroduction of Wolves an Environmental Success

One of the greatest environmental success stories in history is playing out on the landscapes of the rural West. When wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone...

Preemies Succeed Despite Challenges

A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed extremely low birth-weight infants attained similar levels of education, employment and independence as...
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Staying Healthy (Naturally) is Smart Science

Thousands of Americans wrote to a small, but forward-thinking company to say 'thanks’ for inventing an arthritis treatment that works often when nothing else...
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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...

29 Year-Old Single-Handedly Raises Relief Supplies for Hurricane Victims

Esther Stevens’ dining table in Colorado Springs, CO, has become a makeshift operations center for getting aid to the victims of Hurricane Mitch. “I’ve never...
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A Message For Christmas: Find the Star Within

With so many things to do in the holiday season, it is difficult to stay in the moment, to take time to really BE...
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The Doctor is a Clown?!?

Do you like the academy award-winning actor Robin Williams? Does free medical care sound like a good idea to you? How about a movie...