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Category Archive for 'Higher Ground'

Awww

This 83-year-old Grandma always wanted to be in the Macy’s parade. This year, her family pulled it off:

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There are no words: LOMA LINDA, Calif. – A video showing a father singing the Beatles’ ‘Blackbird’ to his dying newborn son after his wife died in childbirth is being watched around the world. On Saturday, Nov. 8, Lennon James Picco was delivered by emergency C-section at 24 weeks. Hours later, Lennon’s mother, Ashley Picco, […]

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Feeding the homeless

Russell Brand:

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Inspiration

What an amazing young woman: Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani education campaigner shot by the Taliban, has donated $50,000 (nearly £31,000) towards the reconstruction of schools in Gaza. The Nobel peace prize winner, speaking after receiving the World Children’s Prize for the rights of the child in Marienfred, Sweden, on Wednesday, said the money would be […]

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In Canada!

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Getting in shape

With your compassion muscle! As chronically annoyed as I am, I’m still (I like to think) a compassionate person — much to the dismay of those who know me. They get pretty annoyed with my habit of seeing the other side of everyone’s situation. (I remember my father throwing down a paintbrush in frustration and […]

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Breakthrough

Somewhere, Christopher Reeve, who raised so much money for spinal cord research, is smiling: A man who was completely paralysed from the waist down can walk again after a British-funded surgical breakthrough which offers hope to millions of people who are disabled by spinal cord injuries. Polish surgeons used nerve-supporting cells from the nose of […]

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Hamsters!

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Dance party

From Perth, Australia. I am firmly in favor of singing and dancing in public:

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The plot to help poor kids

Those damned union thugs! Of course, this is part of the master plan to keep poor people dependent.. oh wait, it’s not? It’s just kindness? My bad: Marvin Callahan, a first grade teacher at public school in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has started a program to send backpacks full of food home with some of his […]

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