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25 Percent Of Military Households Rely On Food Banks

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 2:59 PM

An exhaustive hunger report recently concluded that 25 percent of military members rely on food banks.

After compiling four years of data, Feeding America -- the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity -- recently released its largest and most comprehensive study on the issue and found that one in...

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Poor Population In Ferguson Doubled In A Decade: Study (How To Help)

(7) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 10:35 AM

Since a white officer shot and killed an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Missouri, more than a week ago, the small town has been rocked by contentious clashes, and its roots stretch much further beyond the events of Aug. 9.

The exact details of that night remain unclear, but the...

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'Ice bucket challenge': cómo nació este reto viral por la ELA (VÍDEOS)

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 10:32 AM

Seguramente hayas visto un montón de vídeos de famosos echándose un cubo de agua helada por encima. Se trata del Ice bucket challenge, el reto del cubo de hielo que busca llamar la atención sobre la esclerosis lateral amiotrófica (ELA) y concienciar a la población de...

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Robin Williams Fulfilled Bucket List Wish For 21-Year-Old Mom With Terminal Cancer

(21) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 3:02 PM

In the week since Robin Williams’ passing, it has emerged that this beloved actor’s skills stretched far beyond the big screen.

Perhaps one of his greatest yet least-known talents was his ability to bring light to complete strangers who were facing their darkest days.

When Vivian Waller, 21,...

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Meet The Guy Who Made ALS 'Ice Bucket Challenge' Go Viral

(18) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 6:29 PM

By now, you’ve probably seen at least a handful of your Facebook friends risk humiliation and hypothermia by dumping ice on their heads in the name of ALS.

Within just a few weeks, the grassroots "ice bucket challenge" reached Mark Zuckerberg, who naturally challenged Bill Gates to do...

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Mom Arrested For Leaving Kids In Park While She Went To Food Bank

(275) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 4:46 PM

A Florida mother of four was arrested on Tuesday for leaving her four children unattended in a park while she picked up groceries at a local food bank, Bay News 9 reported.

A West Haven officer became suspicious when he saw four young children, whose ages ranged...

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Obama Declines Ice Bucket Challenge, Pledges Donation To ALS Charity Instead

(614) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 6:50 PM

President Obama is willing to go pretty far to raise awareness for ALS. But he draws the line at dumping a bucket of ice over his head.

In recent weeks, a number of heavyweights -- including Mark Zuckerberg and Martha Stewart -- have participated in the...

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Robin Williams Quietly Supported Athletes With Disabilities, Competed Alongside Them

(21) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 5:03 PM

Fans have been remembering Robin Williams as a comedic genius, tireless advocate for the homeless, supporter of kids with cancer and dear friend of the military.

But what people likely don’t know is that the late actor was also an avid athlete, and...

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Robin Williams Once Secretly Fulfilled A Dying Girl's Wish

(236) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 6:31 PM

Since Robin Williams’ passing on Monday, there has been no shortage of inspiring stories to help mourners honor the late actor.

But one particularly poignant event in the beloved comedian’s life was kept a secret, until now.

Back in 2004, the "Good Will Hunting" star arranged through the

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'Doubtfire Face' Aims To Raise Awareness For Suicide Prevention

(11) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 6:22 PM

Since the tragic news of Robin Williams’ suicide broke, fans have shown an outpouring of support by sharing their favorite memories, films, quotes and stand-up bits.

But advocates have been careful to also open up a dialogue about depression -- which the comedian had talked candidly...

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Band Members Bully Teen Struggling With Guitar, Then Get Greatest 'Music Lesson' Ever

(49) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 2:56 PM

Music is quite the healing agent.

That’s the lesson we gleaned from the above Thai Life Insurance ad, which is based on a true story, according to the video.

During the brief clip, a quiet lanky teenager is mocked profusely by his fellow band mates for struggling to...

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Teen Invents 'Snap-On Underwear' For People With Disabilities

(15) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 11:03 AM

When Charlotte Robinson learned that she would have to wear a cumbersome leg brace for a year she wasn’t quite so worried about that the pain and the recuperation.

She was concerned about having to wear frumpy clothing at the very start of high school, the 17-year-old told...

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Watch Robin Williams Call For 'Moral Commitment' To End Homelessness

(2) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 4:16 PM

As the world looks back on Robin Williams' life, it’s remembering some of the esteemed actor’s greatest contributions to humanity, which often had little to do with the big screen.

Williams, who died in an apparent suicide on Monday, was staunchly committed to a number of social justice...

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Robin Williams Was Simply A Good Human Being And Here's Proof

(45) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 10:41 AM

Updated on Aug. 12, 2014

Fans are mourning the loss of a comedic genius who lit up the screen, and a humanitarian who used his wit and generosity to make the world a brighter place.

Academy Award-winner Robin Williams died in an apparent suicide on...

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'I Wish My Son Had Cancer': Dad Stands By Brutally Honest Awareness Campaign

(14) Comments | Posted August 11, 2014 | 6:09 PM

He knew his candid comments would cause a firestorm, but Alex Smith will do whatever it takes to help find a cure for his son’s little-talked-about fatal disease.

Smith’s 8-year-old son, Harrison, has Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a genetic disorder that has no treatment or cure, and causes...

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U.S. Nurse: We're Treating Americans With Ebola Because 'It's The Right Thing'

(23) Comments | Posted August 8, 2014 | 6:26 PM

Bringing two American doctors infected with Ebola back to the U.S. has unleashed a firestorm among critics. But those who are actually treating the patients say the U.S. is obligated to take care of its citizens and anyway, those misgivings are completely unfounded.

Since March, the deadliest Ebola outbreak...

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Dad With Parkinson's Feels 'Free To Dream' After Son Helps Him Fulfill Bucket List

(1) Comments | Posted August 8, 2014 | 3:47 PM

Soon after Graham secured a lucrative Wall Street job, the high-powered exec decided he wanted little do with the vast amount of money he was earning.

So, he decided to get involved in what he calls "reverse tithing" and give away 90 percent of his income.

One of the main...

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Noiva aparece em foto de infância de seu noivo 11 anos antes de se conhecerem

(0) Comments | Posted August 8, 2014 | 2:23 PM

Esta é uma “foto perfeita”, mas não como você imaginaria.

Antes de se casarem, os britânicos Aimee Maiden, 25 anos, e Nick Wheeler, 26, vasculharam fotos antigas na casa dos avôs de Nick. E, reportou o Telegraph, encontraram algo que jamais poderiam ter previsto.

O casal encontrou uma...

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Aid Worker Speaks Out On Why Ebola Keeps Spreading

(6) Comments | Posted August 8, 2014 | 10:22 AM

What would motivate an otherwise healthy 23-year-old American Ivy League graduate to put his life at risk to help Ebola victims?

It’s pretty simple really.

For Raphael Frankfurter, executive director of Wellbody Alliance -- a group that provides free healthcare in Sierra Leone -- it’s a matter...

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Would You Be More Willing To Help A Homeless Person If He Were Wearing A Suit?

(5) Comments | Posted August 6, 2014 | 6:04 PM

Many experts say that giving money to the homeless will just enable their drug habits and cause more people to panhandle on the streets.

But those experts might reconsider their theories if they were approached by a homeless person wearing a spiffy suit.

Sandy Shook,...

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