Mexican Billionaire Donates Million Laptops

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreBillionaire Carlos Slim, a telecom mogul, pledged to donate a million low-cost laptops to Mexican children by the end of 2008, saying, “Education holds the key for Mexico’s poor.” (AP)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img


New Artificial Disk May Offer Real Pain Relief

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreLast week a dozen patients around the U.S. were the first to receive a “stainless steel replacement disk that could offer hope to hundreds of thousands of people nationwide who suffer from neck pain.” last_img


Good Samaritans Out in Force Among Stranded Motorists in Record U.S. Snowstorm

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreWith snow totals of anywhere from one to two feet falling across nine midwestern states along with brutalizing winds, the February snowstorm of 2011 left a 2000-mile trail of misery (and some deaths) all the way to Maine. But, other acts of nature — tales of kindness and generosity — were just as prolific.100 National Guard troops mobilized statewide in Wisconsin as 7 foot drifts formed on rural roads and white-out conditions stranded motorists. Rescuers in snowmobiles were even getting stuck.Emergency personnel — police, firefighters and 911 dispatchers, along with thousands of tow truck drivers and snow plow operators — worked through Tuesday’s rush hour, overnight and into the morning to help towns and cities dig out. Yet, perhaps those who worked without pay, with only the motivation to serve, provide the real inspirational stories. (Photo: Helpful pedestrians in Grand Rapids, Mich. by Victoria Fanning)Homeowners welcomed strangers indoors after roads became impassable and all hope of evening rescue evaporated. One couple near Madison, Wisc, even threw an impromptu ‘blizzard party’ to make the best of it.Ski goggle-protected Peggy Stormoen and her partner Ann, knocked on a car window at midnight, shouting, “Why don’t you come into the house?” The two women bundled up and offered assistance to five occupants of three cars. They served hot cocoa — and later brandy — for the young guests, the couple told the Wisconsin State Journal. At about 10 a.m Wednesday, tow trucks arrived to pull the cars from the snow.Good Samaritans were out in full force in Oklahoma, according to a local news website, in many cases, driving powerful four-wheel drive trucks, to help motorists out of snowdrifts.“Doesn’t seem right to have a truck like this and me sitting in a warm house when people could be out here freezing to death,” explained Josh Fulgium, of Edmond.In Illinois, the Northwest Herald reported that Colin Chase, listening to the police scanner from home, “heard reports of cars stuck on snowy roadways, so around midnight Wednesday he hopped in his four-wheel-drive Jeep Cherokee and headed out.”“The police can’t get to them, so who else can?” Chase told the Herald.And, of course, there are close-to-home angels. Neighbors who, with the benefit of a snowblower, or just a shovel, emerge to help clear driveways for others in their neighborhood.In Menomonee Falls, Wisc., Beth Fromm’s neighbor plowed her driveway without even asking. She got to return the favor after he went off to work when the city plow came through leaving a mound at the bottom of each of their properties. “We all help each other out,” she said.Even with as much trouble as severe weather causes, it seems to usher in a warm front, evoking compassion and generosity in most people who see opportunities to help.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more


Nobel for Quantum ‘Parlor Trick’ that Could Make Super Computers

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA French and an American scientist won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for finding ways to measure quantum particles without destroying them, which could make it possible to build a new kind of computer far more powerful than any seen before.Serge Haroche of France and American David Wineland, both 68, found ways to manipulate the very smallest particles of matter and light to observe strange behaviour that previously could only be imagined in equations and thought experiments. (READ the story from Reuters)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more


US Navy Promotes First Woman to Four-star Admiral

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreFor the first time in its history, the U.S. Navy promoted a woman, Adm. Michelle J. Howard, to become a four-star admiral.Howard is also the first African-American to earn the rank.Adm. Michelle Howard accepted her new rank during a July 1 ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.(WATCH the video below or READ the story at the Washington Post)U.S. Navy photo by Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales –Story tip from Joel Arellano AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img


Wichita State Welcomes Opponent’s Lone Cheerleader to Join Them

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreDue to conflicts with midterms, the Loyola University cheer squad could only send one cheerleader to a women’s basketball tournament this week.After hearing the news, the Wichita State squad, which had a full complement of cheerleaders and yell leaders, immediately invited her to join them mid-court during time-outs.“It was absolutely incredible and it really meant a lot to see the sportsmanship Wichita State displayed,” said Maddie Kenney, who even got the chance to go airborne, thanks to the dynamic Kansas squad.(READ the story from the Wichita Eagle)File credit: UCLA cheerleaders by Han Shot First (CC license) / Story tip from Mike McGinleyAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more


4-Year-old Who Lost His Dad Receives Support From Thousands Worldwide

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA concerned mother’s Facebook plea is helping ease the grief of a young boy who lost his father.When four-year-old Wyatt Revels’ daddy died in January, Alysha Starling posted a message to other mothers in her Fayetteville, North Carolina Gymboree group asking for notes of support. She opened a post office box to collect their cards and words of encouragement that might arrive.When a local reporter from WTVD heard about the family, she posted online asking her audience to mail cards to Wyatt. The post was shared by thousands and folks across the world have been sending him letters, stickers, and stuffed animals ever since.Each time the boy receive a package from a different U.S. state or country, they mark the location on a map of the world.Starling says that Wyatt doesn’t understand the magnitude of what’s happening, but he looks forward to the trip to the post office every day, where there is now a special area set aside for his mail due to the huge volume of gifts.Celebrities have also participated. TV’s ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ shared the story to numerous followers on social media, and Sugarland singer Kristian Bush sent Wyatt a guitar pick.Starling says this process has been therapeutic for her as well, having lost her own father at age 11. The mother of two, who also has five-month-old daughter, is amazed by the generosity of strangers.But Wyatt calls everyone who sends him a card his “best friend.”(WATCH the video below or READ the story from WTVD)Photo Credits: Letters For Wyatt – FacebookAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more


High School Teens Surprise Blind Student With Special Yearbook in Braille

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first_imgThese high school seniors weren’t about to leave Maycie Vorreiter out of the annual yearbook fun – that’s why they surprised her with what could be the first yearbook ever printed in braille. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore Charlie Sparacio, the yearbook’s editor-in-chief, suggested printing the special edition after the Windsor High School yearbook club in Santa Rosa, California won a $500 prize over the summer. – and since 18-year-old Maycie has reportedly been blind since birth, her excitement was tangible.MORE: 17-Year-Old Blind Pole Vaulter Wins Bronze at State Championship“It was one of those really awesome moments that I would want to relive again,” Vorreiter told the Press Democrat. “My hope is that in the future, if there are other visually impaired students that go through high school, they get a yearbook for their senior year, too.”The yearbook is a foot thick with over four volumes. Though the yearbook reportedly cost over $4,000 to print, the school and publisher divided the costs.Click To Share The News With Your Friends – Photo by the Press DemocratAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more


I Transformed Haunting Memories By Returning to Those Places With Gifts

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreI was a heroin addict the last time I walked the sidewalks of this California beach town. I ruined my relationship with the girl of my dreams, but recently got a second chance to do it over.While the town is outwardly beautiful, I worried about how I would react passing by, once again, the street corners and hang-outs that haunted my memory of this place.My girlfriend, Jess, suggested that together we could transform these locations, by returning there with gifts and joyful hearts. We loaded up her truck with flowers to give away, bottles of water to hand out, and a stack of yellow paper with inspirational messages printed out for anyone who looked like they could use new perspective on life.SkipAds byThe first stop confirmed the brilliance of this idea. We parked next to a small home where I previously bought dope. The mailbox was right next to the sidewalk, so we placed inside the yellow motivational message, some flowers, and a personal note of forgiveness to let the man know how his dealing of heroin had affected one of his customers.POPULAR: Rick Steves Sacrifices Nest Egg to House Dozens of Homeless Women and KidsWe said a prayer, lingered awhile kissing at the front gate, and when we turned to leave, my girlfriend exclaimed, “Look at those elephant ears! I used to grow those back in Florida.”Then a woman’s voice came through the open front door saying, “You like my elephant ears?”“Oh, yes,” replied Jess, who began to engage a kindhearted woman in chatter about gardening. The small yard was well-tended with a variety of tropical flowers and shrubs that she described for us.“Do you want to take some home? They are growing all over the place,” she said as she pointed to all the baby elephant ears that had sprung up around the porch.Jess was thrilled and entered the gate to go look. The middle-aged woman, who we’ll call Deborah, grabbed a small silver pail and a trowel and began digging out three little baby plants from the dark, rich soil. She said her mother-in-law, who owned the home, was sitting in a chair just inside the door.RELATED: Former Addict Cuts Homeless People’s Hair and Spreads Joy of RehabWhile she dug, I grabbed the flowers from the mailbox, which she likely hadn’t noticed, and waited to hand them to her as a gift in return. Then, my girlfriend asked if we could get a photo to remember this amazing moment on Peach Street—which now held a significance that Deborah might never know.We walked away in a giddy daze, quite stunned at the lovely turn of events, and we knew that whenever we drove past this house in the future, we would remember the blissful encounter with Deborah.Transforming a traumatic memory by revisiting the location and creating an alternate reality was a great idea! We moved on to a bus stop, where we met a homeless man, gave him snacks and water, and engaged him in a long conversation, vigorously shaking his hand before hopping back into the truck. Next was a park where drunks and junkies hung out; also on site were a couple families and teens just playing basketball. We brought a neon yellow frisbee to help reengineer the energy of this place, and began running and tossing it back and forth. After 20 minutes, we handed out more water, snacks, blessings and inspiring words. With his wife sitting in a lawn chair next to him holding the flowers we’d just handed her, a large man named Frank gave my girlfriend a big bear hug and assured me that all it took to stay clean was a strong connection to the spiritual being within my own heart.WATCH: Therapy Wolves Become Guides for Troubled TeensAt one of the last stops, an Alcoholics Anonymous hall where I used to attend meetings—but also get into trouble—we found that a gorgeous new arts center had sprung up next door. Out front was a fierce ten-foot high metal sculpture of a dragon and a bird that overlooked the sidewalk. It was a fitting symbol of rebirth.Quenching the addictive fire in my personality was something I had been striving to do for many years, and birdwatching was a hobby I’d shared with my beloved whenever times were good.The dragon is a symbol of power, strength, and good luck for people who are worthy of it. If I can remain honest and disciplined, I think I can finally believe that I am worthy, no matter what street corner I find myself on.MULTIPLY the Good… SHARE the idea with Friends  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more


First Country in the World to Give Free Sanitary Products to All Students

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first_img“In a country as rich as Scotland it’s unacceptable that anyone should struggle to buy basic sanitary products,” said communities secretary, Aileen Campbell, according to The Guardian.RELATED: Café That Hires and Feeds the Homeless Has Just Built a Village for Their Rough Sleeping Employees“I am proud that Scotland is taking this world-leading action to fight period poverty and I welcome the support of local authorities, colleges and universities in implementing this initiative.“Our £5.2m investment will mean these essential products will be available to those who need them in a sensitive and dignified way, which will make it easier for students to full focus on their studies.”Be Sure And Pass On The Positive News To Your Friends – Representative photo by The Period Blog, CCAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreScotland is now set to become the first country in the world that provides free feminine hygiene products to all of their students.The $6.6 million (£5.2 million) initiative will benefit roughly 400,000 students across all of the country’s schools, universities, and colleges.Recent surveys have shown that one in four responding pupils have had trouble accessing sanitary products, while one in five participants have experienced “period poverty” in the past. The new scheme will ensure that Scottish students will no longer have to forgo their hygienic needs based on their income or social situation.last_img read more