The Wisdom of Mr. Rogers
Posted on : 06-10-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
There is an inspirational story on the Entertainment Weekly website about television legend Mr. Rogers. The author of the piece, Anthony Breznican, reminisces about a time in 2001 when he meet Mr. Rogers in an elevator in Pittsburgh. Breznican was a college student at the time, and he had grown up watching Mr. Rogers on television. Because Rogers' children-oriented show had always been a comfort to Breznican when he was a little boy, he was thrilled to actually meet him in person.   He found out that Mr. Rogers in…
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Retraining Programs to Help Coal Workers Survive
Posted on : 06-09-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
https://qz.com/990192/a-chinese-company-wants-to-retrain-wyoming-coal-miners-to-become-wind-farmers/ - From reddit.com/r/upliftingnews Coal miners are known for working hard, experiencing life shortening illnesses and diseases due to coal exposure, and being stone solid representations of achieving the American dream. Many coal miners started off as immigrants from other countries needing to earn living wages to support families. Working in coal mines and fields often runs in families, which may not end well because the use of coal is slowing and many believe it will reach a complete stop within one or two generations. Goldwind is based in China…
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Two Students Receive Wonderful Surprise
Posted on : 06-08-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
Two high school seniors who are about to graduate from high school in Ypsilanti, Michigan, received a wonderful surprise recently. They were called to the gymnasium of their school for a special assembly, and when they got there they were told that they had each won a $50,000 scholarship for college.   The money is a gift from an anonymous donor, and the high school, Washtenaw International High School, is one that has number of gifted students from immigrant families in its student body. The graduating class numbers around 90.…
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Humans Save Stray Dog Stuck in Tar
Posted on : 06-07-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
The New York Post has a heartwarming article on their website about how human intervention recently saved a stray dog from a terrible fate. A man in Yazoo County, Mississippi, was out walking when he saw a stray dog trapped in tar that was leaking from a barrel on farmland. The man quickly called for help, and a team of people from a local animal rescue agency arrived on the scene and were able to extract the animal and take him to safety at a nearby shelter.   The dog…
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Vivaldi Teams Up With Ecosia to Save Environment
Posted on : 05-22-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
while everyone may have some worry over the rising temperature of the planet, web browser Vivaldi has come up with a solution to better conserve and replenish the environment. The latest version of Vivaldi, Vivaldi 1.9, has partnered with a search engine named Ecosia. Ecosia shifts 80 percent of all revenue generated from advertisements toward the operating budgets of a variety tree plantations across the globe. Vivaldi has decided to reciprocate Ecosia's green-mindedness by making Ecosia the default search engine of its web browser. Anyone using an older version of…
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