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This UK restaurant is offering free food to kids if their parents don’t use phones at the table

A UK-based restaurant chain is making sure that parents give adequate attention to their little ones and not their mobile screens while enjoying a meal. It is already well known that kids hate their parents using cellphones at the table instead of engaging in some quality family time. From November 29 till December 7, Frankie and Benny’s will be asking families to leave their phones in a “no phone...

November 30, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Sri Lanka’s Mangrove Master : The man who spent 16 years of his life planting 2 million trees

Mangrove trees are of utmost importance, especially in coastal areas, where they are the best defense against tidal waves and tsunamis. Many poor fisher families in western Sri Lanka also rely heavily on mangroves for sustenance, with generation after generation deriving protein sources from the rich waters or sustainably harvesting the forests’ many by-products. However, deforestation has put the trees in a...

November 29, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Meet the man who saved 12 endangered animal species from extinction

It is extremely unfortunate how we human beings are literally ruining the only planet that we have to call home – right from our carbon emissions to climate change to plastic pollution to human-driven mass extinction of animal and bird species. According to WWF, as of now, one in eight bird species are threatened with complete extinction. Under such grim circumstances, there are a few stories that give us...

November 28, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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An IKEA store in Italy is letting in stray dogs during cold winter months

In a heartwarming gesture, an IKEA store in Catania, Italy, is drawing praises by allowing stray dogs to sleep inside its premises to keep them warm during harsh winter months. Social media users from all over the world are praising the furniture retailer’s open-door policy for stray animals after video and photos of the dogs circulated online. “A good initiative to shelter the strays while...

November 27, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This scientist just made cottonseed edible, and this could help feed millions of people

Cottonseed is usually considered inedible as it contains a gene that produces a toxin called gossypol. However, an Indian scientist Dr. Keerti Rathore has managed to make cottonseed edible by muting that particular gene after nearly two decades of research. To illustrate the significance of this research and its potential, let’s do some quick math. Considering how the world produces 48.5 million tons of cotton...

November 26, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This coal plant will soon be transformed into a solar-powered village

Rugeley coal-fired power plant, England, is all set to be transformed into a village of 2,000 homes – all of which shall be powered by solar energy. Featuring rooftop, ground-mounted and even floating solar, battery storage, heat pumps, and other energy efficiency measures, the homes are projected to use about 1/3 less power than equivalent conventional buildings, and also get half of that power directly...

November 23, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan clears debts of 1,398 farmers

In a commendable act of kindness and generosity, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan cleared the debts of 1,398 farmers from his home state of Uttar Pradesh. The farmers owed loans worth more than $560,000  to the Bank of India, which Mr Bachchan cleared in a “one time settlement”. “Gratitude leans across to the desire of removing some of the burdens that farmers continue to suffer from...

November 22, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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The awe-inspiring story of Pabiben : The woman who went from fetching water at just Re 1 to becoming a successful entreprenuer

Pabiben was born in a small village in the Indian state of Gujarat where women weren’t even allowed to go outside their homes, let alone pursue dreams of education and a career. As a young girl, Pabiben used to fetch water for the villagers for a measly amount of Re 1 to support her mother who was a young widow raising three daughters. Now Pabiben had always been good with needle and threads and she learned the...

November 21, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This restaurant owner is serving warm meals to hundreds of displaced Californians

Jose Uriarte runs a Mexican restaurant named Gordo Burrito in Chico, California. These days, it is not just his restaurant that is keeping him busy. The kind man has taken upon himself to hand out warm food to hundreds of displaced Californians who have taken refuge from the deadly Camp Fire. Uriarte donated 300 meals at the Chico Elks Lodge refuge. And everyday he is giving away food to others in the community...

November 20, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This garbageman insisted on checking on all his elderly customers instead of fleeing wildfire, and saved a life in the process

Dane Ray Cummings, a garbageman from Butte County, California, was asked by his boss to stop working and flee the area last week as the raging wildfire was headed towards them. However, the brave man did not flee before checking in on all his elderly customers, just to ensure everyone had evacuated. Cummings had driven the same trash route for eight years – so he knew where all the elderly people lived....

November 19, 2018 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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