Not only did her parents own and operate a Chinese eatery in San Francisco, but the family — all of them foodies — also constantly went out to eat. Stein still remembers the excitement of sampling Japanese,
(CNN) — One English police department is trying a new, creative way to tackle isolation and loneliness among elderly people. Starting with a simple bench. The Avon and Somerset Police Department set up
EAGLEHAWK NECK, Tasmania — By the time Matt Zurbo plopped on the couch to write his 282nd children’s story, he’d worked all day at an oyster farm, laughed with his daughter on the beach, gone for a swim
Moxi is a robot designed to make nurses’ lives easier. But the friendly bot is turning out to be a welcome presence for some patients, too. Nurses are in high demand: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
MELBOURNE, Australia — It took universal health care, political will and a health campaign designed to terrify the public, but nearly four decades into the H.I.V. crisis, Australian researchers say the
India and Bangladesh drive progress but study identifies vast inequalities between countries and among poor The UN’s key global poverty index has identified that conditions for the world’s poorest 40%
(CNN) — Instruments are enchanting and singing is sublime but sometimes, to stand out, you gotta make stuff go boom. Camille Schrier was crowned Miss Virginia 2019 at the end of June, and for the talent
Ja’karri Green can’t see mosquitoes when they land on his arm, and sometimes he has trouble reading his Japanese comic books. So it was no surprise when the optometrist who came to his Boys & Girls Club
A group of wealthy US philanthropists and investors have donated almost half a million pounds to support the grassroots movement Extinction Rebellion and school strike groups – with the promise of tens
(CNN) — At his high school graduation, Jack Higgins approached the stage to receive his diploma with his fingers in his ears to block what he thought would be applause and cheers. Higgins is a familiar
In 1969, a lone employee paid by Catholic Charities led dozens of volunteers determining the need — primarily food-related — in six Southland communities and how to meet it at a time when the term “safety
(CNN) — When Deputy Will Kimbro stopped a car for speeding last month, he didn't know he would end up saving a newborn's life. The dramatic episode, which took place during a routine patrol in Berkeley
Wreathed in barbecue smoke, Vetjaera Haakuria gestures at the men butchering meat and cooking it over hot coals behind his back. “What have you learned about the risks of eating this?” he asks his young
A scuba diver found a 59-year-old class ring at the bottom of a pond. Then the search began for its owner.
In 13 years of scuba diving with a metal detector in shallow lakes and ponds throughout the Boston area, Luke Berube has found valuable coins, platinum jewelry, a shoe buckle from the mid-1700s and much
For people battling addiction, social isolation can be a big problem. But one charity is rewarding users with fun activities every time they use recovery services Three years ago, Arjun Patel (not his
Olympic swimmer Filippo Magnini’s strong water skills came in handy Sunday. Just not in a pool. Magnini, a 37-year-old Italian, was swimming with his girlfriend when he spotted a tourist who was drowning
(CNN) — They woke up each morning in a New York City homeless shelter, but they didn't let adverse circumstances block their path to success. Last Thursday night, the city's Department of Homeless Services
A dying woman raised money for her own funeral. Strangers donated so much, she’s now giving away the surplus.
Chalise Scholl’s mother died of heart disease and breast cancer two years ago, and to pay for the burial, Scholl cashed in her own small life insurance policy of $1,000. Scholl, then 35, assumed she had
Davian Chester went to Google’s homepage the morning of June 19 expecting to see a Google doodle honoring Juneteenth, the most widely recognized celebration of the end of slavery in the United States.
(CNN) — When New York City Police officers saw a woman accused of shoplifting at a Manhattan Whole Foods store on Thursday, they didn't arrest her; instead, they paid for her meal. A store security guard
After Mary Latham’s mother died in 2013, the New York wedding photographer spent several years feeling adrift, wondering how long her emotions would be so raw. Her mind would routinely go back to something