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Healthy life healthy mind

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by Susana Díez

Posted on September 12, 2019

Healthy life healthy mind

New research shows that a healthy lifestyle has an important impact on our cognitive health. Researchers at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Los Angeles say how five specific lifestyle choices were linked to a 60% reduction in the risk of developing the disease…

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Ice cream from special hands

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by Ezgi Yilmaz

Posted on August 29, 2019

Ice cream from special hands

An ice cream shop in Dallas, Texas, had a special and precious idea which was "to employ people who have Down syndrome and autism". Tom Landis, the company's founder, opened Howdy Homemade, the idea belongs to him. He facilitates work experience teens and adults with special needs. Howdy Homemade Ice Cream has around 13 employees, ages 16 to 31, who all have special needs…

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Working together for a better world: Governments and NGO´s meet and compromise to improve Human rights

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by Zoralys Rojas

Posted on August 22, 2019

Working together for a better world: Governments and NGO´s meet and compromise to improve Human rights

Despite all the hotspots for major human rights violations we have seen last year, Governments and NGOs meet at the 41st Ordinary Session of the UN Human Rights Council recently celebrated in Geneva…

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Three young brothers' light illuminated the darkness of shelters

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by Ezgi Yilmaz

Posted on July 25, 2019

Three young brothers' light illuminated the darkness of shelters

What kind of child were you? Were you crying when your family didn't buy something that you wanted? Were you trying to find a way to buy it? These three young brothers; Collin, 13, Ryan, 11, and Austin, 8 have created a business to buy more video games. After earning money they've changed their mind and donated $500 a month to the homeless…

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7-Year-Old Police Officer

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by Ezgi Yilmaz

Posted on July 11, 2019

7-Year-Old Police Officer

Oliver Davis is a little "police officer" who is spreading love to nursing homes in Kansas City, Kansas. He is 7 and a police officer at the same time. How come? Let's have a look. When his mother, Brandi Davis asked Olive "What is being a police officer?" and then she explained how they are there to help people…

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Nonprofit Organization Plants 250 Million Trees

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by Ezgi Yilmaz

Posted on July 4, 2019

Nonprofit Organization Plants 250 Million Trees

A nonprofit organization has planted more than 250 million trees in the last 15 years and, at the same time, they've achieved this yield by hiring poor people. Eden Reforestation Projects is a non-profit project whose mission is hiring "the poorest of the poor" people and provide them "fair wage" opportunity…

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Pastries made with little hands and a big heart

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by Ezgi Yilmaz

Posted on June 28, 2019

Pastries made with little hands and a big heart

This time, we are going to talk about how 13-year-old boy opened a bakery and served pastries away to the homeless. Our friend is Michael Platt who always loved to bake despite his teenage. So, when he was 11 years old, he launched a baking business called Michaels Desserts. How young is to start a business, isn't it? Furthermore, he decided to use his passion as a means of helping the less fortunate by baking to kids, adults, and families in domestic violence and homeless shelters…

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The Pet Shelter That Only Hires Homeless People

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by Giulia Vandelli

Posted on June 3, 2019

The Pet Shelter That Only Hires Homeless People

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro. A Brazilian couple rescued an injured dog, but what they didn’t know is that the dog was pregnant, very pregnant. So, in addition to their 7 dogs, they now had 14. Most of the puppies found a lovely home in the US, while the others stayed with them. Because of this experience, animal rescue and animal rights became a fundamental part of this couple relationship…

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The Grandmother Who Accommodates Prisoners

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by Sam Soilihi

Posted on May 31, 2019

The Grandmother Who Accommodates Prisoners

For over 40 years, Ángeles Pérez has been visiting prisoners and offering them a place to stay when on a temporary absence or at the end of their sentence. A much need step to help them in their reinsertion. It all started in the 80's in Madrid, when the criminality rate was high because of drugs and imprisonment conditions were harsh. The main question that these prisoners asked themselves was concerning the future, what were they going to do once they get out…

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A National Day of Kindness in New Zealand, Proof of its Progressiveness

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by Sam Soilihi

Posted on May 20, 2019

A National Day of Kindness in New Zealand, Proof of its Progressiveness

On November 16th, New Zealand had it's first Manaaki Day. This Maori word that means kindness, is now a national day where charitable acts are celebrated and encouraged. It started with Eddie Writes' letter, who asked help to his mayor to make an annual "Kindness Day". This idea was liked by the mayor, but also by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern who is determined in making her country more progressive through her policies…

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