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Julie Weiss Completes 52 Marathons! »

Julie Weiss is the Energizer Bunny of marathon runners. For 52 weeks, she kept on going and going and going. On Sunday, she finally stopped. As she crossed the finish line of the Los Angeles Marathon, she reached her goal of running a marathon every week for a year to raise awareness for the disease that killed her [...]

Downs syndrome Man sings at ballpark »

Many people dream of singing the national anthem at a major sports event, but few can do it with a spirit rivaling Michael Mullins. Here is a video of him here... http://vimeo.com/93660175 Mullins, a 38-year-old die-hard Red Sox fan, has Down syndrome. Last week, he realized a dream he's had for nearly a decade: Singing "The [...]

Woman Reunited with Daughter after 70 years »

Now this is a lovely story...Brooke Mayo never stopped thinking of the rosy-cheeked little girl she gave up for adoption nearly three-quarters of a century ago.She was certain, though, that she'd never again see the child she had named Delphine. After all, she'd been told in 1945 that the girl had died.Indeed, it wasn't until this past July that [...]

Boston Marathon runners run final mile »

After the terrorist attacks in Boston it was nice to see that some of the affected runners came back to the city and were cheered on by over 2000 people to complete the last mile again. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuYBc2zrdaI    

Obama wins second term! »

Good news for those in the world who want a free world, Obama has been re-elected for another four years after he swept aside the Republicans. Obama, the nation’s first African American president, scored a decisive victory by stringing together a series of narrow ones. Of the election’s seven major battlegrounds, he won at least [...]

Dalai Lama rocks up in Hawaii »

Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama participated in a panel discussion with Native Hawaiian leaders on his second day in Hawaii at the University of Hawaii's East-West Center and spoke about peace at a sold-out public talk on Sunday. He has also presented in front of up to 9000 Hawaii student. The topic of the panel discussion was [...]

Coffee giant to give a bit back »

The global coffee giant Starbucks are giving a bit back to the community in terms of job creation efforts by partnering with the non-profit Opportunity Finance Network, a national network of 180 community development financial institutions (CDFIs) that orchestrate loans to businesses in low-income communities. The Coffee shop network gave OCN [...]

Virtual reality can ease pain »

Virtual reality can ease pain

From BBC News Burn patients in the United States are being helped to escape the pain of burn injuries by immersing them in the virtual reality of a computer game during treatment. Agony from severe burns can be one of the most intense and prolonged types of pain you can experience. And for many, the rehabilitation treatment is as painful [...]

Curry could be good for your liver »

Curry could be good for your liver

Researchers from the USA have claimed that Indian food could be good for your liver.  Curcumin, a chemical that gives curry its zing, holds promise in preventing or treating liver damage from an advanced form of a condition known as fatty liver disease. Curcurmin is contained in turmeric, a plant used by the Chinese to make traditional [...]

Native Hawaiians to reclaim Hawaii »

Native Hawaiians are the last remaining indigenous group in the United States that hasn't been allowed to establish their own government, a right already extended to Alaska Natives and 564 Native American tribes. With a final vote pending in the U.S. Senate and Hawaii-born President Barack Obama on their side, the nation's 400,000 Native [...]

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