Man travels to Alabama for treatment, invites entire city to his wedding: "Birmingham has become a part of my life"
A man who lives in Pakistan decided to travel all the way to Birmingham, Alabama, to receive treatment that wasn't available in his country. He made this choice after looking into alternative routes and options in different countries. In the end, he gave up on all locations that had too many restrictions and headed for Alabama.
Nonspeaking Valedictorian delivers commencement speech: "See the worth in everyone you meet"
Photo credit: RollinsCollege/ YouTube video screenshot. Elizabeth Bonker has non-speaking autism and can only communicate with other people by typing. In her commencement speech, she urged other fellow graduates to keep serving others, remember their voice always matters, and try their best to see the good side in every person they meet.
Store owner helps elderly man avoid losing $12,000: "He came in shaking and distressed"
On seeing a 92-year-old man's shipping request, a UPS store owner quickly recognized the signs of a scam and acted quickly to prevent any losses. Julie Osborne called one of his relatives and saved him from giving up $12,000.
Driver jumps out of car, gives umbrella to couple stuck in the rain: "He was raised well"
Photo credit: SunnySkyzVideos/ YouTube video screenshot. A driver's reaction during a downpour in Washington D.C. showed how much it matters to be there for other people, even if they are strangers. Helping someone stay dry was a little gesture that meant so much to a couple who was getting soaked in the rain.
Keystone Heights Elementary teacher finds new opportunity to showcase students’ artwork
Artwork by Keystone Heights Elementary School students can now be seen around town in local businesses and government buildings. The idea was presented by the schools’ art teacher as another way to showcase her students’ work.
Statistics show sexual abuse may be more common than you think.
Advocacy and Awareness for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. April is Sexual Assault Awareness month. This campaign is supported by the government as well as non-government organizations. The main goal of SAAM is to raise awareness concerning the prevention of sexual assault and learn the concept of consent. The aim also includes education in understanding the importance of boundaries.
Basketball crowd stays silent for blind player to hear the hoop
Photo credit: Zeeland Public Schools/ Twitter video screenshot. A basketball game that took place recently brought a whole new meaning to solidarity and kindness. The entire crowd stopped cheering and went completely silent so one of the players, who is blind, could hear clearly and know where to throw.
Connecting to alpacas makes woman "smile in a way she hadn't for years"
Trying to forget about everyday pressures and stress can be challenging, and sometimes, you may feel like you're out of inspiration when it comes to relaxing. A counselor from Worcester has realized that a new type of help could come in handy. The word keeps spreading about her furry helpers and about how they can add positive energy and make people smile again.
Diversity in Education is Focus of Latest Senate Legislative Package
A shot of the Frederick Law Olmsted School at Kensington in Buffalo, New York.Photo by J.M. Lesinski. The New York State Senate recently passed a series of legislation aimed at officially establishing the state’s “Grow Your Own Initiative.” The goal of the initiative is to develop effective recruitment programs and networking conventions for bilingual and minority educators, attract underrepresented teachers to schools, and establish a task force to study the impacts of the programs and provide future solutions.
My Compulsive Shopping Story
I’m not a psychological expert on compulsive shopping behavior — I’m a personal one. For several years, I hid my compulsive purchases from my spouse. I sought the immediate satisfaction of hitting the “Buy” button. I snuck boxes in the house and made secretive trips to pick up stones from a local vendor. When the orders arrived, I usually experienced guilt and stashed them away out of sight.
Many Americans have faith that their family and friends will be there for them when they need help
One of the most hyped studies of the century may need to be reevaluated. In 2006, the results of a sociological study burst from the seams of a staid academic journal into the public consciousness. The findings made a huge splash and have continued to reverberate ever since. In the article, “Social isolation in America: Changes in core discussion networks over two decades,” Miller McPherson and his colleagues claimed that in 2004, one out of every four Americans had no one they talked to about matters important to them. That was a dramatic drop from twenty years before; in 1985, only one in ten said they had no one they had talked to about important matters in the previous six months.
How to Use a Haakaa Breast Pump. Review, Tips, & Tutorial
How to Use a Haakaa Breast Pump. Review, Tips, & Tutorial This is one of the best breastfeeding products available.