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 Living River

A river in New Zealand has become the first ever river to receive the same rights as a human being. After 140 years of negotiation, New Zealand's parliament have approved a bill that gives the Whanganui river in New Zealand the same legal rights as humans. Since the 1870s, the Mauri tribe of New Zealand …

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Meet Julia: The Muppet with Autism

Julia will appear on the children’s TV show for the first time in April, to raise awareness and celebrate differences of those who are diagnosed with autism. Sesame Street is adding a new character to its ranks – a muppet called Julia, who has autism. Julia, a four-year-old with bright orange hair, a pink dress …

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The Forest that Combats Pollution

The first project of its kind in Asia, towers covered in thousands of plants and trees are under construction in China. The architect wants to build more across Chinese cities to help offset pollution. Work is under way on a ‘vertical forest’ in eastern China: two towers that will be covered in 1,100 trees and …

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Teaching gender equality in India

A creative education is challenging gender stereotypes in India, from picking apart pop songs to girls walking down the street. Could starting at a younger age break down some of the ingrained attitudes in society? “I became so frustrated with the normalisation of gender injustice,” says Gulika Reddy, a 27-year-old human rights lawyer. Pacing the …

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South Carolina Fireman Adopts the Baby Girl He Delivered During a Late Night Emergency Call

A South Carolina fireman who delivered a baby during a late-night emergency call has adopted the little girl as his own daughter. Marc Hadden realized during the response that the woman who called would not reach a doctor in time to deliver her baby. So the firefighter, from Myrtle Beach, acted as a midwife himself …

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Daycare sign goes viral after encouraging parents to ‘get off your phone’

Juliana Farris Mazurkewicz was picking up her children at a day care in Houston, TX, when she spotted a new sign welcoming her at the door. "You are picking up your child! GET OFF YOUR PHONE!!!! Your child is happy to see you! Are you not happy to see your child??" Farris posted the photo …

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