At just 3 pounds, this therapy dog may be small, but he’s on a big mission! His goal? To spread hope, smiles, and comfort to everyone he meets. Julie Steines’ search for her first dog led her to Norbert, an adorable Chihuahua, Cairn Terrier, and Lhasa Apso mix. Julie was immediately drawn to Norbert, but […]
Ever since Emily Inch was a little girl, she wanted to help less fortunate children in her community. When she was very little, she was unusually generous, donating toys and clothes that she didn’t want anymore. As she grew older and became more aware of challenges that her schoolmates face, she realized that she could make […]
Last year Improv Everywhere constructed a custom wooden lectern with a megaphone holster and an attached sign that read, “Declare Your Love.” The lectern was placed at the corner of 6th Avenue and 42nd Street at the entrance to Bryant Park and then left alone. They wanted to see what would happen if New Yorkers […]
The Keene Pumpkin Festival lost its world title for “Most Lit Jack-o-Lanterns” last year to Boston, but with encouragement, the town came together and put on a display that out-shined the entire world. Watch the faces of the Keene residents light up as the record-breaking number of jack-o -lanterns is announced.
Chocomize was started by three Columbia graduates straight out of college. With the recession the guys realized that they needed to find a more unconventional route to make a living. They decided to capitalize on the growing phenomenon of online shopping and mix it with their love of chocolate. Their site allows customers to chose […]
Meet 23-year-old Alexa Score, a professional wakeboarder living with chronic myeloid leukemia. She was only 16 when she found out, yet she didn’t shy from making her dream a reality. She wanted to wakeboard, and not even cancer could keep her from moving to Orlando to make it happen. There, she continues to push the […]
This video is dedicated to all the awesome girls out there! YouTube channel People are Awesome is celebrating all the women in our lives for their incredible strength and skill!. Awesome athletes from gymnasts to wakesurfers, circus arts and yoga, skydivers, rock climbers, skaters and weightlifters, all are included in this awesome video!
Zion is an adorable and super smart Australian Shepherd from Brondby, Denmark. Not only he knows quite a lot of tricks, Zion also loves dancing. In the video you’re about to see he’s doing his umbrella dance. No wonder this video is going viral, his dance moves are too adorable!
Artists such as Rafael Garcia, have blown the potential for great art wide open. Thanks to a non-profit called A.R.T., disabled individuals bring their creative visions to life with the help of special technologies and highly trained assistants. When it comes to masterpieces, disability is only a minor set-back.
Krystal Cantu doesn’t believe in the word ‘can’t.’ Sports and CrossFit saved her life and now is on a mission to inspire people with her inspirational story. What makes this athlete so amazing is that after a car accident in 2013, she lost one of her arms. Originally from Texas, she was involved in sports […]
What if your morning coffee could change homeless lives? Change Please in London, England, empowers homeless people with the skills, equipment and specialty beans they need to become fully-fledged baristas. With the support and power of The Big Issue, they can serve coffee that tastes good, and does good too. Every homeless person who enters […]
The founders of Project HEAL, Liana Rosenman and Kristina Saffran, met while undergoing treatment for anorexia nervosa. The two girls helped each other to reach full recovery, and then wanted to help others achieve it, as well. In the spring of 2008 they founded Project HEAL: Help to Eat, Accept and Live (www.theprojectheal.org), a not-for-profit […]
This is a list of all the important life skills dogs teach us. When humans bring a dog into their lives, they are most often looking for a companion; what they may not realize is that they are getting a teacher as well. Every single day dogs teach us important life lessons about love, overcoming […]
After quitting her job to travel the world for a year, this woman found her passion… in bringing life-changing care to the world’s orphans. Caroline Boudreaux founded Miracle Foundation on Mother’s Day in 2000 with the goal of empowering orphans to reach their full potential. This Austin, Texas-based non-profit organization is ensuring that orphans have […]
In Winston-Salem, NC, 25% of veterans make up the homeless population. When returning from service, most veterans return home without the proper tools to adjust adequately to civilian life. Whole Man Ministries has created the project Homes 4 Our Heroes as a way to bring homeless veterans an opportunity to restart their lives. Five apartment […]
We all feel a little happier on a sunny day or riding in a car with the windows down. Sometimes the most calming place to be is sitting on the beach listening to the sound of the waves crash on the beach. Have you ever wondered why these small pleasures have such a positive impact […]
Ever need a break from your crazy chaotic lifestyle of the BIG CITY, even for just a few minutes? Long-time meditator and breast cancer survivor, Kristin Westbrook saw the need for a convenient, calm space to relax, so she opened “Calm City”. “It’s a crazy, chaotic environment where you see a lot of stressed out […]
Sophie is a beautiful and extremely smart longhaired cat with daily habits you just have to see! JusEvery nigh when her humans go to bed, Sophie follows and goes right up to her bed that has everything she needs to get a good night’s sleep to get tucked in. This might be the cutest thing […]
There’s no better mood booster than warm fur , irresistible look and wagging tail of dogs. There’s a good reason why they’re called mans best friends. Dogs are also known as one of the best natural antidepressants and can lift your mood in seconds. If you need a proof, just check out this adorable husky […]
In the midst of his most challenging failure, Taylor Conroy found three steps to turn “rock bottom” into a place of growth and opportunity. He shares what he learned going bankrupt, losing his social-change company and was forced to see what is truly important in life. Taylor’s first social enterprise, Change Heroes, funded and built […]