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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A Turtle and Toy Store

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by Ezgi Yilmaz

Posted on June 26, 2019

A Turtle and Toy Store

  Warning! This picture can melt your heart. This time, we'll tell you a story between a turtle and toy store. It sounds weird, doesn't it? Our cute friend is Pedro the handicapable turtle, a patient of Louisiana State University's Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Baton Rouge. Pedro had already lost one of his hind legs. When he ran away from home and returned a few months later, he had no other hind legs…

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10-year-old girl becomes youngest to climb El Capitan’s 3,000-foot

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by Ezgi Yilmaz

Posted on June 25, 2019

10-year-old girl becomes youngest to climb El Capitan’s 3,000-foot

What would you say, if I tell you 10-year-old girl climbed to Yosemite's El Captain? So, be ready for an impressive and inspiring story. In this story, our girl is Selah Schneiter; who is the youngest person in history to climb the park's 3,000-foot-high rock formation, reaching the summit on June 12, 2019. Her interest in mountaineering comes from her family. Her father, Mike, is a climbing instructor and he met with her mother, Joy while they were hiking in Yosemite years prior…

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Saving Bees Thanks to a Revolutionary 'Honey on tap' Beehive

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by Sam Soilihi

Posted on June 20, 2019

Saving Bees Thanks to a Revolutionary 'Honey on tap' Beehive

It has always been known that bees are a much needed insect when it comes to the environment. The reason for this is the fact that we rely on their pollinating activity to feed ourselves. Their pollination, along with the one made by other insects, bird or bats, is the source of one third of the food that we consume everyday…

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Mindfulness in 370 Schools in The UK

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by Giulia Vandelli

Posted on June 10, 2019

Mindfulness in 370 Schools in The UK

Have you ever thought why children start to scream with no reason, they act aggressively, and they kick who / whatever is around them? Most of the time the reason is found in their inability to express in the correct way their emotions and feelings. Nobody taught them how to do it, here’s why 370 schools in the UK are now ready to include mindfulness and meditation classes in their programmes. Thanks to the mental study conducted wanted by the British government, and the NHS research, i…

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The First Erasmus Girl With Down Syndrome

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by Giulia Vandelli

Posted on June 6, 2019

The First Erasmus Girl With Down Syndrome

Carmen, a young girl from Spain, has been the first Erasmus student with the down syndrome. After having seen her sister following an Erasmus programme and having felt a bit jealous, she decided it was the perfect time for her to follow the sister’s path. So last year, at the age of 23, she spent 6 weeks in Portugal, near Oporto, working for a pharmacy, living a new experience. Even though learning Portuguese was a little difficult, she enjoyed this new challenge and as a pioneer, she l…

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Measles May Be a Solution Against Cancer

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by Sam Soilihi

Posted on June 4, 2019

Measles May Be a Solution Against Cancer

While efforts are made to eradicate measles, like any other virus, discoveries are being made about its ability to fight against cancer. It not only make the cancerous cells join together and explode, but it also helps our immune system to detect these cells by stimulating it. Once this is done, our defense mechanism will identify these abnormal cells and get rid of them. Using a virus to cure oneself from a disease is a known technique that is called virotherapy…

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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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