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Heart-Stopping Video Shows The Harrowing Rescue Of A Skier Who Was Buried Alive By An Avalanche

A 20-year-old Australian skier was buried by an avalanche in Europe, and then rescued by his friends. The heart-stopping feat was captured on camera.<p>James Mort had been skiing with some friends in Les Crosets, a ski resort on the border of Switzerland and France, at the end of January when he …

Super Humans, These People Are What Strength Looks Like, Prepare To Be Amazed!

This video has such visual and emotional impact! This is for anyone who feels they are at rock bottom and want to just give up on things. It is a …

Paralyzed Man “Hikes” The Grand Canyon With The Help Of His Loving Family

There is so much in our life that we take for granted until it is too late.<p>Bob Headings has always been a very active man. He shared his love of …

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What It’s Like to Be Poor

When I was young, my situation didn’t feel that different from other people’s. We lived in a house in the ’burbs, with a backyard and a fence — just …

He Was Abandoned Because Of The Way He Looked, Now He Is Changing People’s Lives

Beautiful is an interesting word. It’s meaning has changed over time – it has been morphed and twisted by leading figures throughout history. A new …

Why These Volunteers Are Braving Dire Conditions To Provide For Refugees

They offer food, medical care and emotional support to people fleeing war while living in a rat-infested camp.<p>DUNKIRK, France -- Social worker Rita Beesbrouck shares a tent with five Kurdish teenagers at a refugee camp in northern France, pitched in ankle-deep mud where rats run rampant.<p>There are …

This Model with Muscular Dystrophy Is Beyonce’s Newest Muse

She twirls on them haters.<p>Jillian Mercado is the latest face to model Beyonce's "Formation" merchandise, and to that we say, <i>"swag."</i><p>The 28-year-old beauty, who was diagnosed with spastic muscular dystrophy as a child, has also appeared in campaigns for Nordstrom and Diesel, and she's thrilled to now …

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Love, grace and kindness: a blind backpacker in Central America and Mexico

Severe visual impairment didn’t stop me from flying to Mexico and into the helping hands of a chain of fellow backpackers, with whom I enjoyed jungles, raves, zipwires and more<p><b>“I don’t know when you will go blind, Allan. I just don’t know.”</b> My doctor, Professor Peng Tee Khaw, was trying to explain …

A Young Woman With Autism Interviewed Channing Tatum, And It Was Magic

And really funny, too.<p>Carly Fleischmann has autism and is unable to speak. She also happens to be one helluva an interviewer.<p>Fleischmann chatted with Hollywood star Channing Tatum in the first episode of "Speechless With Carly Fleischmann," Fleischmann's new YouTube series.<p>From her introduction …

15-Year-Old Creates Ingenious Way to Fight Internet Hate

Most people in most situations could probably benefit from one tiny prompt: “Are you sure you want to do that?” Fifteen-year-old techie Trisha Prabhu …

The Most Successful Female Everest Climber of All Time Is a Housekeeper in Hartford, Connecticut

Lhakpa Sherpa awoke before dawn on a cold Connecticut morning in January 2015 and shuffled into the kitchen of her two-bedroom apartment in West Hartford. The walls were covered in drawings and coloring-book pages of Disney princesses shaded in crayon and pencil by her two daughters, ages 8 and 13. …

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The 5 Most Important Things Malala Has Done In 2014

Malala Yousafzai won a Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for her "struggle against the suppression of children" and her commitment to children's rights around the world.<p>After surviving life-threatening gunshot wounds to the face by the Taliban almost exactly two years ago, the 17-year-old Pakistani girl …

How Video Games Can Teach Your Brain to Fight Depression

What’s the opposite of play?<p>Your first instinct is probably to say: “work.” But there’s another, better answer to the same question that could be the …

How People Learn to Become Resilient

Norman Garmezy, a developmental psychologist and clinician at the University of Minnesota, met thousands of children in his four decades of research. But one boy in particular stuck with him. He was nine years old, with an alcoholic mother and an absent father. Each day, he would arrive at school …

How much can a 2,000-mile hike on the Appalachian Trail change a man? Take a look

In May of 2014, a man set out, walking down a trail from Springer Mountain in Georgia's Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest. He kept walking for the …

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The 3 Things That Stop Most People From Achieving Their Goals

Identify and overcome these three obstacles to achieve any goal you set.<p>How many goals have you set in your life? A hundred? Ten thousand? Even more?<p><i>How many of these goals have you actually achieved?</i><p>If you're like most people, this second number is going to be a fraction of the first. A big reason …

21 Lessons From Lizzie Velasquez, Who Is Actually Amazingly Beautiful

Keay Nigel<p>Read full profile<p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sohGDfNQV7M&feature=youtu.be<p>24-year-old Lizzie Velasquez was born with an extremely rare …

Mike Durant: More than just the 'Black Hawk Down' guy

<b>Huntsville, Alabama (CNN) —</b> "I can hear them coming ... they are on their way and they are going to kill me."<p>Sitting in the cockpit of his downed Black Hawk helicopter, Chief Warrant Officer Mike Durant looked to the sky and tried to come to terms with his imminent death.<p>With each passing moment, …

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The Librarian Who Saved Timbuktu’s Cultural Treasures From al Qaeda

A middle-aged book collector in Mali helped keep the fabled city’s libraries, books and manuscripts safe from occupying jihadists<p>For custodians of the ancient heritage of the Middle East and North Africa, the recent rise of Islamist extremist groups has posed a dire challenge. Since its seizure of …

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