The Return of the Guaimaro Tree
Posted on : 04-09-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
Since 2011, Envol Vert, a French organization devoted to protecting biodiversity and forests throughout the world, has been working with Columbian farmers and villagers to resuscitate 20 tree species, most notably the endangered guaimaro tree. The guaimaro (Brosmium alicastrum) is an evergreen that can grow anywhere from Mexico to Brazil and has consequently picked up a lot of names: Campeche, ramon, mewu, and ojoche. English-speakers call it the Maya nut. Throughout its range, the guaimaro has been able to adapt to different climates, altitudes, and soil conditions. The tree is…
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Dominos Delivery Girl Receives Tip from Chicago Church of Over $1800
Posted on : 03-31-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
On February 25, a Dominos delivery driver in Humboldt Park in Chicago received the surprise of her life when she delivered a pizza to the New Covenant Christian Church on Sunday morning. The pastor of the church, Pastor Wilfredo De Jesús, was in the midst of the service when he ordered a pizza to make his point. He had been teaching on honoring people in their every day lives, and he challenged his people to do that. Pastor De Jesus used a tangible example when he ordered a pizza, and…
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Police Offers Attends Birthday Party for Baby He Delivered
Posted on : 03-30-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
Deputy Constable Mark Diebold was heading to work in Texas when he noticed that a vehicle was whizzing past him. He signaled to the car and that's when the driver, Caleb Hall, let Diebold know that his wife's water broke and she was about to give birth. Hall and Diebold then pulled over at a nearby gas station, and the police officer helped Caleb and his wife Destiny welcome a baby girl into the world. Officer Diebold even caught the newborn and helped to ensure her airway was clear. The…
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Man Adopts Pregnant Dog and Helps Deliver Puppies
Posted on : 03-29-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
A kindhearted man in Charlotte, North Carolina just got the deal of a lifetime - seven dogs for the price of one. The man, going by the name of Nicholas R., only expected to foster a single dog from the animal shelter Jesse's Place Rescue Inc. in Lake Wylie, South Carolina. Having recently lost a dog he'd been fostering to cancer, a friend thought taking in another stray would be the perfect way to help him feel better. Agreeing, the two got in contact with the shelter to find a…
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What It Truly Takes to Improve Your Skills
Posted on : 03-27-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
If you want to get better at anything in life, you need to be prepared for the mental and physical work that it will take to reach your goals. You'll also need to brace yourself for resistance, which is a part of self-improvement that you may not have heard a lot about. When you begin your journey to self-improvement, you'll likely be very excited and motivated. Then, you'll come to a place where moving forward is tedious and you're almost tempted to quit. This is resistance. It's necessary to build…
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