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Doctors Have Restored The Sight of Two People in a Monumental World First

This could end one of the most common forms of blindness.<p>British physicians have successfully used stem cells to repair the degenerating tissue at …

I had a good job, a loving family, and a white picket fence. This is how I lost it all.

<i>This story is part of a series called</i> <i>Craigslist Confessional</i><i>. Writer Helena Bala has been meeting people via Craigslist and documenting their stories for over two years. Each story is written as it was told to her. Bala says that by listening to their stories, she hopes to bear witness to her</i> …

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Woman Raises Over $300,000 For Homeless Man Who Gave Her His Last $20

After her car ran out of gas on a dark New Jersey highway last month, Kate McClure pulled over and tried to walk to the nearest gas station on foot. But a nearby homeless man didn’t let her go far, telling her to climb back in the car and lock the doors while he went instead.<p>McClure said the man, …

Empathy

Make the New Year your Miracle Year: Manifest Life You Want

Manifest the Life You Want<p>4 Ways in 4 Days New Year Program<p>The New Year is THE perfect time to take stock of your life! This is a time when many of …

Spirituality

When your child is an old soul: kids who remember their Divine origin

Parenting kids who remember their Divine origin<p>Have you ever heard someone say <i>“oh, he’s such an old soul”</i>?<p>Usually, it’s in response to a child’s …

Homeless man who gave away his last $20 buys home thanks to fundraiser

<b>PHILADELPHIA --</b> A homeless man who used his last $20 to fill up the gas tank of a stranded motorist in Philadelphia has bought a home with some of …

Anonymous donor buys every toy at Goodwill, gives them to children

Loading...<p><b>FORT COLLINS, Colo.</b> - For nearly a decade, an anonymous donor has bought every toy in a Goodwill so that any child who walks through the …

Aldi to give away all its unsold fresh food to 'less fortunate individuals' on Christmas Eve

Aldi has offered to give all its unsold fresh food away to charities and good causes when its stores close on Christmas Eve.<p>The supermarket chain …

New Study Shows Dogs Adore Human Smiles (and Vice Versa!) Because of the 'Love Hormone'

You’re not imagining it: Your dog loves looking deeply into your eyes while you smile just as much as <i>you</i> love your pup’s sweet doggie grin. It’s …

‘Do any shoppers really like loudly blaring radios?’

The Quiet Hour program, which reduces noise and distractions to make shopping easier for customers who find heightened sensory environments …

Bill Gates Gives $100 Million To Alzheimer's Research. Move Called Game Changer By Advocates.

“Beating Alzheimer’s is going to be a team sport. We now have our new quarterback.” Referencing billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates’ announcement today to join the fight to cure Alzheimer’s, George Vradenburg, chairman, president and co-founder of UsAgainstAlzheimer’s – a movement bent on …

Dementia

The kindness of strangers: Seven tales of totally unexpected benevolence, from our readers

<i>We asked readers to submit stories of a time a stranger performed an act so unexpectedly kind that it stayed with them. Here are some of the most poignant ones, in honor of World Kindness Day today.</i><p><i>[World Kindness Day encourages random acts of kindness. Tell us about your experience.]</i><p><b>“I’m free</b> …

Living Rooms

Man who walked miles every day to find kidney donor for wife finally gets his wish

Loading...<p><b>FARR WEST, Utah</b> - A 74-year-old man who walked several miles every day searching for a kidney donation for his wife finally got what he was …

Obama's Name to Replace Jefferson Davis' on Mississippi School

A public elementary school in Mississippi named after the president of the Confederacy will be renamed to honor the first black president of the United States.<p>Davis Magnet International Baccalaureate Elementary in Jackson, which is named for Jefferson Davis, will be renamed Barack Obama Magnet …

Barack Obama

An Afghan girl who spoke no English gets first-class law degree

When 13-year-old Hameeda Hussani arrived in the UK from Afghanistan her dream of reading law seemed like an impossible goal.<p>Unable to read or speak …

A Catfishing With a Happy Ending

Emma Perrier was deceived by an older man on the internet—a hoax that turned into an unbelievable love story.<p>Emma Perrier spent the summer of 2015 mending a broken heart, after a recent breakup. By September, the restaurant manager had grown tired of watching <i>The Notebook</i> alone in her apartment in …

Relationships

This song is so relaxing, scientists recommend NOT listening while behind the wheel

The next time you need to unwind, there’s one song in particular that’s likely to relax you. Its effect is so strong, in fact, that one doctor …

Puzzles

Texas inmates pool commissary funds to donate $53G to Hurricane Harvey relief

They might be convicted criminals, but when it came to the heartbreaking devastation left by Hurricane Harvey this summer, they became heroes of sorts.<p>Inmates in Texas’ criminal justice system wanted to help those impacted by the Category 4 hurricane, which caused $200 billion in damage in the …

Extreme Weather

Michael Jordan gives $7M to open medical clinics in poor areas of Charlotte

Hornets owner Michael Jordan is donating $7 million to launch two medical clinics in troubled Charlotte communities, in one of the largest gifts ever …

Signing up for the Peace Corps at 63

Before my wife Champa and I joined the Peace Corps at age 63 to volunteer in Moldova in eastern Europe, people asked us how we’d feel to be …

Chhattisgarh

This museum is making some serious mindfulness moves

When you need to meditate, pretty much anywhere will do—your own Zen den, a repurposed phone booth, or a Lululemon store. Even if achieving your …

Art

Just an hour of exercise a week could prevent depression, study finds

Just an hour of exercise a week could prevent depression, a study has found.<p>In the largest ever study of its kind, analysis involving more than 30,000 adults revealed those who do not exercise are almost twice as likely - 44 per cent - to suffer with depression, compared to those who were …

Free farmers market gives cancer patients better opportunity for health

Kristin Murphy, KSL<p>By | Posted Sep 24th, 2017 @ 7:05pm<p> 10 photos<p>2<p>MURRAY — Hugh Clawson is fighting pancreatic cancer for a second time.<p>But this time …

Goodwill Worker Rewarded After Returning $39K Found In Donated Purse

<b>CBS Local —</b> A Goodwill employee working at a thrift store in Queens, New York, made a shocking discovery while going through a batch of donated items …

Gravitational waves detected for fourth time by observatories on either side of the world - Science News - ABC News

Scientists have detected gravitational waves — tiny ripples in the fabric of space-time — for the fourth time.<p>Rumours have been widely circulating …

Gravitational Waves

Canada groom saves child from drowning

<b>A wedding photoshoot in Canada took an unexpectedly dramatic turn as the bridegroom leapt into a lake to save a little boy from drowning.</b><p>Clayton and Brittany Cook were posing for wedding photos on a park bridge in Kitchener, Ontario, when the groom noticed a boy in distress in the water.<p>With no …

Weddings

Cops Took $60 From A Hot Dog Vendor, So The Internet Gave Him $87,000 Back

When Beto Matias headed onto the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, earlier this month with a cart full of hot dogs and fixings, he just hoped to make a little money off hungry college football fans. Instead, his day ended in a now viral confrontation with university police, in which …

UC Berkeley

Clean Energy Is Approaching a Tipping Point

The cost of renewables is plunging faster than forecasters anticipated just a few years ago as as technologies like gigantic wind turbines arrive on …

Renewable Energy

Syrian student in Japan translates local comic books into Arabic

Many Syrian children are finding it difficult to adjust to countries and cultures far away from home, but in Tokyo, one exchange student has found a …

Nerve implant 'restores consciousness' to man in persistent vegetative state

Stimulation of the vagus nerve allows patient who had been in a persistent vegetative state for 15 years to track objects with his eyes and respond to simple requests<p>A 35-year-old man who had been in a persistent vegetative state (PVS) for 15 years has shown signs of consciousness after receiving a …

Neurology