Teacher Overwhelmed by the Kindness of Strangers

Chicago teacher Kimber Bermudez was on a flight to Florida to visit her parents. In a widely shared Facebook post, she explains how a conversation with the man sitting beside her about her challenging job prompted the generosity of three other passengers who had been listening in. She told him she was a teacher and …

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Chennai Super Kings take home third IPL title

Chennai Super Kings won the Vivo 2018 IPL yesterday at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai following a spectacular performance from Shane Watson. Watson, the former captain of the Australian Cricket team pulled of an incredible 117* off just 57 balls after not being able to take a single run off the first 10 balls. This is …

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3D printed, Self Driving Boats could be the answer to city congestion

Fleets of autonomous boats could be the future of transportation in cities such as Amsterdam, Bangkok and Venice where waterways and bridges are weaved in to the infrastructure of the city. Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and the Senseable City Lab in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP), …

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‘The Man with the Golden Arm’ – Australian Man who saved more than 2 million babies thanks to his rare blood donates for the final time

 James Harrison, has donated blood since he was 18, and has given blood a record-breaking 1,173 times, helping save countless babies. The Australian, who is 81, has blood which contains a rare antibody used in medication to combat Rhesus disease - a condition which makes the blood of pregnant mothers attack their unborn children. He …

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Neuroscientists have found the most relaxing song

And no, it's not Master of Puppets. In fact, it's the opposite of that. Everybody manages stress differently. Some people exercise, others practice the art of mindfulness with meditation or a yoga class. Some people stress eat (not recommended). Some ignore it and hope it goes away (again, not recommended). And some listen to relaxing …

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The Human Brain is wired for Optimism, although some may not believe it

Have you ever ran across a busy street, pushed your car beyond the speed limit or drank milk when it's passed its expiration date? The consequences don't happen to you right? Even if you don't consciously feel lucky, you behave as if you are. We all do. Rather than naivety or fantasy, science suggests that …

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London Conservation Summit shares positive stories to combat negativity

Trying to combat huge challenges facing our planet is a big ask, so the conservation summit in London have shared the stories of conservation success. The Conservation Optimist Summit was born in response to the fact that in 40 years, over the half of the world's wildlife has disappeared.  The University of Oxford's Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation …

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