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This Brazilian grandfather has vitiligo, and he crochets dolls for kids with the same condition

Vitiligo is a skin ailment which causes loss of skin color in blotches, and it tends to grow over time. Around 0.5 – 1% of the world’s population has this skin condition. João Stanganelli, a 64-year-old Brazilian granddad has vitiligo. He recently retired from working after facing some health issues and decided to take up crocheting as a hobby with this wife. After mastering rug and animal designs, Stanganelli...

September 27, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Dozens of McDonald’s billboards in Sweden are being turned into bee shelters

Bee populations are on the decline in Sweden, and once again, fast food giant McDonald’s Swedish branch has decided to provide a safe haven to the struggling pollinators. The company is putting their roadside billboards to good use by attaching “bee hotels” to their backs. This is not the first time that McDonalds has used tiny structures to help the dwindling bee populations. In addition to several of the...

September 26, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Fast food giant Burger King ditches plastic toys in the UK

Earlier this year, two little girls Caitlin and Ella from Southampton, England, had launched a petition asking fast food restaurants to reconsider handing out plastic toys with their happy meals as “they get thrown away and harm animals and pollute the sea”. It seems their efforts have borne fruit! Burger King just announced it will remove plastic toys from all Junior Meals in the United Kingdom in an...

September 25, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Parents of a blood cancer survivor help 1,240 underprivileged kids with the disease get medical treatment

In 2011, Monica and Arvind R Vohra’s five year old son Aaryan was diagnosed with blood cancer. The news left the couple shattered, but with great courage and determination, they prepared for the tough time ahead. It was then that they learnt that the chances of recovery from Leukemia (blood cancer) were as high as 90 per cent in children below the age of 14. The statistic was an eye-opener for them. They had...

September 20, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Tiger Woods and Justin Timberlake partner to create a fund and pledge $6 million towards Hurricane Dorian relief efforts

Hurricane Durian unleashed massive destruction in the Bahamas recently. In order to help the Bahamians overcome this crisis, Tiger Woods and Justin Timberlake created the ONE Bahamas Fund wherein they will be matching every donation dollar for dollar. The celebrities have already pledged to match the first $6 million received in donation to make it $12 million that will go towards Hurricane Dorian relief...

September 19, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Scientists come up with indoor solar cells capable of generating electricity from home lighting

In a breakthrough development, researchers from China and Sweden have come up with a new type of organic solar cell that can generate electricity from ambient indoor lighting. This is great news for the world as our demand for small, inexpensive sources of renewable energy is bound to increase to feed the millions of products that the internet of things will bring online. As the internet of things expands, it is...

September 18, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This genius community program in Philippine village solves two problems in one go – hunger and plastic waste

In Philippine’s Bayanan village, one kilogram of rice only costs about 70 cents. Yet it is considered costly by the residents, most of whom are below poverty line. Another issue plaguing the village is ever increasing plastic waste. So, the village leaders decided to tackle both the problems with one genius plan. They launched a program which offers 1 kilogram of rice in exchange for 2 kilograms of plastic...

September 13, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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University of Tennessee makes a boy’s “U.T.”design into an official T-shirt after he gets bullied for making it

A student at the Altamonte Elementary School in Florida made a homemade University of Tennessee t-shirt for “College Colors Day”. He drew a “U.T.” on paper and pinned it to an orange t-shirt. The boy was super excited to show his t-shirt to his teacher Laura Snyder, who was “impressed that he took it one step further to make his own label.” However, she soon found him in tears after getting...

September 12, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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These compostable t-shirts are made out of wood pulp and algae!

London-based tech startup Vollebak has come up with t-shirts that are crafted out of wood pulp and algae and can be easily composted when you get tired of wearing them. This is the first time a clothing company has introduced t-shirts that are sustainable to such a level. The shirt’s fabric is made out of sustainably sourced eucalyptus, beech, and spruce trees that are chipped, pulped, and spun into textile...

September 11, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This Indian man reduced the dependence of rural women on traditional fuels for cooking through super affordable solar cookers

In India, the cost of a regular pressure cooker is more than a thousand bucks, making it almost unaffordable for the less fortunate sections of the society. Women in rural areas depend on traditional fuels for cooking like wood and cow dung. They often have to travel great distances to source wood for cooking. Thanks to Alzubair Saiyed, the senior manager at the Gujarat Grassroots Innovation Augmentation...

September 06, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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