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Woman comes to livestock auction to sell her hog to help her ailing cousin, receives overwhelming support

A young woman came to the Montcalm County 4-H Fair livestock auction in Greenville to sell her overweight hog and said the proceeds from the sale would go to her cousin who was mom to four kids and had been diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer. When Jason Clark, owner of Pioneer Auction Service, came to know of her story, he hoped it would turn out good for the young lady. And it did, eventually! So when the...

October 25, 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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How this guy used social media to save the lives of dozens of canines

Matt Neslon was just a regular guy who adored dogs. Then, when he was a freshman in college, he started a Twitter account named ‘We Rate Dogs’ just to upload pictures of cute dogs and rate them on a 10/10 scale. Needless to add, every dog got the perfect rating, and his channel soon became a hit. Since starting with several thousand followers, his Twitter account has today accumulated 8 million...

April 23, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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71-yo walks 10 miles to help cyclone victims, wins the heart of one of Africa’s richest men

Plaxedes Dilon, also known as Gogo Magombo, is a hardworking 71-year-old African woman who gets up at 4 a.m. every morning and covers long distances on foot selling clothes for a living. However, her limited income and old age did not deter her from walking 10 miles to donate clothing and kitchen supplies to people hit by a cyclone in southern Africa! Magombo had just returned home from a long day of vending...

April 02, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Millions in India to benefit from major price cuts offered by government on anti-cancer drugs

The Indian National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) recently announced major price cuts (some of them as much as 87%) on 390 different anti-cancer treatment brands, which means that these lifesaving cancer medicines will be available to over 2 million cancer patients in the country at much cheaper rates. The price cuts are expected to collectively save roughly 8 billion INR ($115 million) in medical...

March 13, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Shaken by a beggar’s death due to starvation, this Indian couple feeds more than 70 homeless daily

One day, while returning from a restaurant, a couple from Chennai, India, came across an old man begging for food. Johnson Joshua and his wife Shareen did what every good Samaritan should do – they ordered some food and fed the old beggar. The couple came across the same man quite a few times in the next few days and fed him whenever they could. Sadly, just a few days later, they came to know that the man...

March 05, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Costa Rica plans to fully decarbonize by 2050

Latin American country Costa Rica just announced its plan to completely decarbonize towards the middle of this century. President Carlos Alvarado revealed on Monday that the country would extend its moratorium on oil exploration to 2050, too. Costa Rica’s plan involves decarbonizing four sectors: transportation, industry, waste management, and agriculture. The country has set targets from now until 2050—like a...

February 28, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Why scientists say experiencing awe can help you live your best life

Maybe you’ve felt it standing on the rim of the Grand Canyon. Maybe it happens when you think about the vastness of space or glance up at the sky and marvel at a supermoon. Or maybe you feel it when you see someone offer up a seat on a crowded train to another individual they’ve never met. The emotion is awe. And, psychologists say it can play an important role in bolstering happiness, health and our social...

February 21, 2019 by wpdev 0 Comments
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This Indian city is using discarded wood and cargo packaging to beautify public parks

Noida, an industrial city right next to the Indian capital New Delhi, produces a lot of packaging waste and wooden pallets that are usually discarded and dumped. The government garbage collectors segregate discarded wooden packaging from other unusable items and sell it to small businesses to be reused or burned. However, thanks to the sustainable initiatives of the Noida authorities, this discarded material is...

February 14, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Ben & Jerry’s bids goodbye to single-use plastics

Popular ice-cream maker Ben & Jerry’s is the latest company to join the ongoing war against single-use plastics. The company recently announced that it will stop the use of plastic straws and spoons across its 600-plus Scoop Shops around the globe very soon. It also plans to shift completely to wooden spoons by April this year. Paper straws will only be available upon request. Jenna Evans, Ben &...

January 29, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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