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Category Archive for 'Higher Ground'

Wanna adopt a school?

The Phillip H. Sheriden Elementary School is in a really poor area, right near the largest open-air drug market on the East Coast. This kindergarten class caught my eye because the teacher isn’t asking for any hi-tech toys or iPads, just the basics: A carpet for kids to sit on. Seat organizers. A couple of […]

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This was nice of him

What a nice man. And I love DonorsChoose.org, you should check it out: Comedian Stephen Colbert announced Thursday that he would fund every existing grant request South Carolina public school teachers have made on the education crowdfunding website DonorsChoose.org. Colbert made the announcement on a live video feed Thursday at a surprise event at Alexander […]

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Man gives waitress $3000 tip

Talk about heaven sent! Imagine how this waitress felt when she got this: It’s becoming more and more common to leave at least a 20 percent tip when dining out, but one man left his waitress a pretty unheard of gratuity: nearly 7,000 percent. Mike from New York City left his server $3,000 on a […]

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Great idea. Here’s hoping the people putting them together don’t have psychotic breaks from trying to follow the directions! Bookmark It

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The homeless read mean tweets

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First of all, I highly recommend you watch this. Our online lives have become toxic, and it feels awful. I can zing with the best of them — but I don’t usually want to. After all, as I’ve always told my kids, “I’ve yet to see someone on their deathbed say, ‘I really wish I’d […]

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Scientists at the University of California believe they have stumbled upon a “compassion pill” that encourages kind and altruistic behavior in users. The results from the initial study are interesting, but the public shouldn’t expect the pill to be available for use just yet. However, if you want results now, there are non-medicinal ways for […]

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I have so many family members and friends on the spectrum, so this really touched my heart: PETERBOROUGH, ONT.—Odin Camus thought no one could make it to his 13th birthday party. Then love and kindness showed up. And they brought their friends, who brought balloons, cake, pizza, gifts galore, a fire truck, paparazzi and a […]

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What a good man

I love this guy: (RNS) When Pope Francis pays a visit to Naples this Saturday (March 21) he will have lunch with some 90 inmates at a local prison, a contingent that will reportedly include 10 from a section reserved for gay and transgendered prisoners, and those infected with the virus that causes AIDS. The […]

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I know we’re all inundated with donation requests, but I always give to the water charities. It’s too basic to ignore: Half a million babies die in their first month of life from preventable deaths in unclean hospitals and clinics across the world, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) and […]

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