College commencement ceremonies highlight the transition from being a student to going out into the real world. The moving speech at Rollins College – a private college in Winter Park, Florida – on May 8, 2022, admonished the graduates to use their own voices and serve others. It was especially poignant because the valedictorian is a non-speaking autistic woman who never said a word.
Making hospital patients feel beautiful is the mission of the nonprofit Simply From the Heart. But it is much more than just providing glam. The organization’s volunteers – called the glam squad – lift spirits and self-esteem wherever they go.
A sweet coming-of-age film has captivated audiences, including the judges at the Academy Awards. Following Ruby, a hearing teenage girl with deaf parents and a deaf brother, CODA is shining a wonderful light on the deaf community and sweeping this year's awards season.
Does your cat think it rules the house? Does it expect to be treated like royalty? Don't worry, you aren’t alone. These crafty cats in Russia secured a gig from Empress Elizabeth herself, who welcomed a handful of cats to work in the museum keeping it free of mice and rats. These "guardians of the gallery" are "paid" in room and board, and have been protecting the museum for the last 250 years.
Batteries are extremely useful. Many ordinary household items are powered by single use batteries including, TV remotes, toys, flashlights, and even smoke detectors. But what happens when the batteries are used up and have to be replaced? Could they be turned into... plant fertilizer?
Damage from using traditional road salt on highways comes with an expensive price tag both for tax payers and the environment. Now, innovative cities are using sugar beets, pickle juice, cheese brine, and even leftover beer brine to help solve the problem. So, why does this work?
This caring high school senior is improving accessibility for youngsters with hearing loss by creating an app that translates Disney movies into sign language.
A new initiative underway wants to make life in Barcelona even better by transforming public spaces into 20 miles of pedestrian green spaces for walking, playing, and just spending time, putting the wellbeing of people front and center.
For Damen Fletcher, chess is much more than a game. This inspiring California man uses chess to help young people from some of the most disadvantaged neighborhoods in Southern California and beyond to develop self-confidence and find purpose in their lives.
Looking to get inspired? Check out this amazing 5-year-old who this year hiked the Appalachian Trail—a journey that took 2,193 miles and 209 days—with his parents. As the youngest ever through-hiker of the trail, this journey is one for the books!
Yes, trees sing! A special technology lets you hear this magical song. An artist is harnessing this technology to connect people with nature in an ethereal concert, increasing respect and awareness for majestic trees.
Nemo's Garden is not your typical farm. That's because this unique agricultural enterprise is located under the sea just off the coast of Italy. And the unique biosphere is teaching us tons about the future of sustainable agriculture.
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There is a wave of goodness and progress well underway, all around the world.