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His brother in law, Pete, smuggled 500 pounds of marijuana from Jamaica but Bo refused. Pete went to jail. Bo went to an ashram. They were both wearing white, woke up at five every morning, worked all day and didn't get paid. Similar circumstances, but Pete hated life and Bo loved it. Bo Lozoff had an epiphany -- prison time can be an opportunity for spiritual growth, that the cell can be an ... posted on Jan 15 2003, 1,029 reads

 


In 1996, Debi Farris saw a TV report about a newborn left in a duffel bag by a freeway -- dead. Deeply moved, she bought some space at a local cemetery and started Garden of Angels, to bury children -- freeway babies, dumpster babies, babies discarded in canals, on front lawns. As always, she'll wrap each in his or her own blanket, hold them in her arms, bestow names, arrange for burial. Hundred... posted on Jan 14 2003, 548 reads

 


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Dawn and Ed started their family by adopting two children. A year later, they adopted a child from an Native Adoption Program and three from Vietnam. Then, two more from DHS and one from India! With a 500 dollar grant from a local club, Dawn started an adoption agency in 1977 to share her knowledge. Today, MAPS helps children worldwide ... from starting an orphanage to building a one-room sch... posted on Jan 11 2003, 389 reads

 

Doctors Going the Extra Mile
Every year, about 160 Filipino born doctors in California, pack-up and head to the Philippines to provide free medical services, including medication and operations, for the indigent. This year, 160 of them made the trip and saved many lives.... posted on Jan 09 2003, 740 reads

 

Micro-Loan Revolution
In 1974, Professor Yunus took his Economics students in Bangaladesh to a poor village. They interviewed a woman who made bamboo stools, but who made less than a penny per stool because of all the interest she had to pay to the middlemen. So in 1976, he started the Grameen Bank which gave micro-loans to promote economic growth amongst the world's poorest. Today, they have over 2 million borrower... posted on Jan 04 2003, 385 reads

 


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No wonder Santa Claus just seems to go on forever. According to new research out of the University of Michigan, giving can actually help you live longer.... posted on Dec 25 2002, 196 reads

 


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