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Do you know that watching cute animal videos is actually good for your health?

A recent study undertaken jointly by Tourism Western Australia and The University of Leeds has confirmed that watching cute and funny animal videos greatly reduces stress and is therefore, great for your health. The finding was based on a careful study of the physiological and psychological impact of cute animals on students and staff at the University of Leeds. The sessions involved 19 subjects — 15...

October 08, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This Greek athlete fulfilled the dream of a disabled woman by carrying her up Mount Olympus

Eleftheria Tosiou is a 22-year old disabled woman who dreamed of experiencing the Mount Olympus summit some day – but she knew that the chances of that dream getting realized were slim. That is until she befriended long-distance runner Marios Giannakou who decided to carry her to the highest peak in Greece in a specially modified backpack! Marios Giannakou has a long track record of taking on challenges:...

October 07, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This Texas shelter is building tiny houses for rescue pups

There is no doubt about the fact that animal shelters do an amazing job, but very few go above and beyond like this non-profit rescue in Texas called Austin Pets Alive! that is ensuring their pups don’t feel anxious or overwhelmed as they adjust to their new surroundings. The non-profit is creating two small cabins on their shelter grounds complete with heating and air conditioning, dog-friendly furniture,...

October 02, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Tel Aviv will soon be world’s first city with an electric road that can charge public transportation

Tel Aviv is all set to be the first city in the world to run a fleet of specially equipped electric buses that won’t need any expensive batteries, or frequently go to gas stations or charging stations. These buses will be capable of being charged directly from under-road electric infrastructure as they run on a specially constructed electric road. Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality, in partnership with ElectReon...

October 01, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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US Forest Service in California welcomes firefighters from Mexico because ‘Fires Do Not Have Borders’

The US state of California has been ravaged by record-breaking wildfires that have caused massive destruction, burning over three million acres of land. So in a first, firefighters from Mexico have arrived in California to assist in fighting the wildfires. In spite of the not-so-cordial relations between the US and Mexico under the Trump administration, the additional assistance from Mexico has been welcomed...

September 30, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This retirement center cares for abandoned senior dogs and fills their last years with love

Life can get tough for canines who get abandoned by their owners in old age. They often end up in animal shelters where the conditions they’re kept in are less than ideal. And because of their advanced age, the chances of them getting adopted get pretty bleak. However, there is a new retirement sanctuary for these abandoned senior pooches called the Marty’s Place in Upper Freehold, New Jersey, where many...

September 25, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This great philanthropist billionaire finally gives up his entire fortune after 38 years of low-profile donations

Chuck Feeney is an Irish American businessman who made his fortune worth $8 billion over several years of his life, primarily in the duty-free shopping business. The great man, known for his frugality and humility, quietly set up a philanthropic foundation back in 1982. His goal was to secretly give away his entire fortune. Now, almost four decades later, he has achieved his goal at the age of 89 as this week...

September 24, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Farmers in North Dakota cut 1,000 acres for fellow farmer who suffered heart attack

A farmer from North Dakota, Lane Unjhem, suffered a heart attack last week while he was in the middle of harvesting. Although he was immediately flown to Minot where he is currently recuperating, there is a long road of recovery ahead. When local farmers learned about the unfortunate news, they immediately started coordinating an effort to help Unjhem and his family out. Around 60 farmers brought 11 combines,...

September 23, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Generous McDonald’s franchise owner gives away 10,000 free meals to people affected by Hurricane Laura

Louisiana recently witnessed the wrath of Hurricane Laura, the most powerful hurricane to hit the state since 1856.  It tore off roofs, knocked out power to hundreds of thousands, led to widespread flooding and left scores of people without power, running water, and many other basic necessities. When Rikesh Patel, who owns and operates 25 McDonald’s locations in the area, realized the storm’s full impact the day...

September 18, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This Indian man just invented vegan wool from wild dry-land shrubs

We were all taught about natural and synthetic fibers in school. We know that natural textiles are good for the environment as they decompose easily. Wool, being a natural fiber, is also considered environment- friendly – but not necessarily animal-friendly. This is because animal activists across the globe have raised concerns about the unfair conditions in which the sheep are bred and reared for the...

September 17, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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