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The Revolutionary Cardboard Bicycle
"Izhar Gafni smiles and shakes his head in wonder when asked about the whirlwind of events that have taken place since news of his revolutionary cardboard bicycle first made international headlines..."It's all happened so fast, and we did not expect it at all," exclaims Mr. Gafni, a heavyset man who displays all the qualities of an archetypal inventor -- a rapid, if somewhat erratic thought proces... posted on Apr 26 2013, 6,970 reads

 

7 People Under 30 Changing Our World
"Members of the Millennial Generation are predisposed to start organizations and businesses, with 15% doing so right out of college, an increase of 300% from 20 years ago. Here are the stories of seven people under 30 who are making this kind of impact from Fast Future: How the Millennial Generation is Shaping Our World." This Fast Company article shares more.... posted on Apr 20 2013, 8,677 reads

 

Jessica Cox: The World's First Arm-less Pilot
Jessica Cox is the world's first licensed arm-less pilot. Born without arms, she has never let this obstacle stand in her way. With a dauntless spirit and valiant creativity, she not only drives and plays piano but has also become the first arm-less black-belt in the American Taekwondo Association. Her story reminds us of the infinite capacities of the human spirit, and what we can do when we make... posted on Apr 18 2013, 4,960 reads

 

Hitting Rock Bottom & Learning to Truly Live
"Have you ever thought to yourself how amazing it is the way we control our body? We don't even have to think about it, we just do it. On the other hand, what if things were different? Imagine not being able to take a step, let alone stand." Vik Shivdasani has done more than just imagine that reality. At 22, a tragic fall from a third-floor balcony left him paralyzed waist down. For years he strug... posted on Apr 15 2013, 11,554 reads

 

L'Equip Petit: The Little Team
"Zero. We always end at zero," muses Haritz, goalkeeper of the very special football team profiled in this delightful video."We haven't scored a goal yet, but we've almost scored them," reports Ruth with a wistful hopefulness. The other teams do substantially better. Always. But the lopsided scoreboard tallies have hardly dimmed their passion for the game. "We don't even care if we don't score bec... posted on Apr 11 2013, 2,666 reads

 

Maya Angelou: Still I Rise
From the moment it was published in 1978, "Still I Rise" has been one of Maya Angelou's best-loved and most influential poems. It has inspired figures as diverse as Bill Clinton and Tupac Shakur and has become a staple in the canon of American poetry. Dr. Angelou's directness and candor affirms the power of individual strength over collective history, as well as to the power of individual lives to... posted on Apr 06 2013, 8,510 reads

 

The Guardian of Golden Gate
The Golden Gate Bridge is an iconic landmark of San Francisco, drawing millions of visitors each year. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most popular suicide destinations in the world. California Highway Patrol Sergeant, Kevin Briggs, has saved hundreds of people from jumping over the famous railings in his 26 years of patrolling the bridge through his compassion and dedication - a true everyda... posted on Mar 30 2013, 4,373 reads

 

A Writer, a Plumber and a Plan to Save the Planet
"Aabid Surti is an odd character. A few years ago, the angular, bearded author was invited to meet the President of India to receive a national award for literature at a ceremony in the capital, New Delhi. He politely declined. Absorbed in writing the first draft of his new novel, he cited the reason that he did not have time. But what he has made time for every Sunday for seven years now, is goin... posted on Mar 25 2013, 10,726 reads

 

Jessie's Joy Jars
Jessie Rees was diagnosed with an inoperable and incurable brain tumor at age 11. As part of an outpatient clinical trial, she was asked to undergo 30 days of radiation and chemotherapy. When she found out that some of the kids in the cancer ward did not get to go home everyday, she decided to do something to cheer them up and give them hope, and Jessie's Joy Jars was born. Before Jessie died a li... posted on Mar 23 2013, 6,241 reads

 

What Signs Are You Not Seeing?
"I want you to think about some of the big signs with big messages that I bet you wish you could wear around your neck sometimes so that people would be more gentle ... or even that you could put around the neck of someone you love ... my husband had an accident in 2004 that injured the frontal lobe of his brain. It has taken 6 years to get him back but in the middle there, between 2004 and now lo... posted on Mar 19 2013, 61,393 reads

 

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