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'Two Trees in Jerusalem' by Cornelia Schmalz-Jacobsen, A Review

Noam Schimmel | Posted 11.13.2015 | Religion
Noam Schimmel

Two Trees in Jerusalem, which has now been translated into English and is newly available in the United States, is a deeply personal, intimate memoir by a German woman, Cornelia Schmalz-Jacobsen, recalling her childhood years in Germany during World War 2 and the Holocaust, and her parents' highly exceptional actions in protecting and rescuing Jews from the Nazis.

Helpless Cat Found Chained And Padlocked In The Woods

The Dodo | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.03.2015 | Green

If someone hadn't happened to walk by, this sweet black and white cat would likely still be chained up all alone in the woods outside of Spring, Texa...

Coast Guard Crew Travels Thousands Of Miles To Rescue 36 Stranded Fishermen

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 10.28.2015 | Good News

When it comes to helping those in distress, the U.S. Coast Guard will literally traverse the globe to be of assistance. Case and point: When 36 f...

PEAK - Ep.5

Spottoon | Posted 10.23.2015 | Entertainment

'We are the rescue rangers!' Yun with his crew faces a life-threatening journey as they are assigned to the mountain police rescue unit at Mount Bukhan for their mandatory military service. Relying only on their bravery, their lives are now in jeopardy. Would the group be able to beat the Mother Nature in the battle to survive?

Rescue Dog Hilariously Avoids Bath Time | Posted 10.21.2015 | Good News

Not all dogs enjoy bath time like this adorable gentle giant or this fox-lookalike little dog lounging in soapy water, but bath time is extra important for rescue doggies that are hoping to get adopted.

Veteran, Girl He Rescued From Iconic Katrina Image Have Emotional Reunion

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.23.2015 | Good News

Air Force veteran Master Sgt. Michael Maroney recently made headlines after he was able to track down LeShay Brown, a girl whom he rescued d...

Piglet's Impromptu Pool Party Ends In Adorable Rescue

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 09.18.2015 | Good News

End of summer tip: If you're going for a dip in the pool, make sure your legs are long enough to exit said pool. Kawika Singson was working on the roo...

Rescuers Throw Children From Burning Building In China

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.17.2015 | World

Heart-stopping footage captured on Wednesday shows children being thrown out of a burning building in China’s Fujian province. Accordi...

That Time I Got Rescued From a Lake in Colorado

Rachael Oakes-Ash | Posted 09.14.2015 | Travel
Rachael Oakes-Ash

Since arriving in Colorado a month ago I have been desperate to hike to a lake, a stunning crystal clear mountain lake. I had pictured myself stripping naked with good friends or new friends and throwing ourselves into the lake waterfalls squealing like children under the sun.

People With Disabilities Left Behind During Katrina Tell Their Stories

Jordan Melograna | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics
Jordan Melograna

What you probably won't hear about very much in the coverage looking back at Katrina is the enormous impact this disaster had on people with disabilities. They, too, were disproportionately affected, but just not because of Mother Nature.

Excerpt: The Coast Guard's First Rescue

David Helvarg | Posted 08.26.2015 | Books
David Helvarg

The following is excerpted from my book: Rescue Warriors - The U.S. Coast Guard America's Forgotten Heroes (now in paperback). Friday, August 26, 20...

'Strange Looking' Pup Finds The Perfect Family

The Dodo | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 08.19.2015 | Green

When Lisa first arrived at the Humane Society of Silicon Valley (HSSV) in Milpitas, California, she was, as shelter staff put it, "unusual-looking." ...

Rescued Baby Elephant Keeps Her Life, But Loses Her Family

The Dodo | Chloe Angyal | Posted 08.17.2015 | Green

A baby elephant who fell into a steep-sided watering hole in Africa was determined not to die....

Kid Is Having A Whole Lotta Trouble Getting This Kitten 'Situation' Under Control

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.14.2015 | Good News

This kid has a cat-tastrophe on his hands! Or so he thinks.  A video shared on YouTube features a boy named Ryder from Cedar Falls...

Teen Sets Out For A Swim, Rescues 20 Stranded Hikers Instead

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 08.06.2015 | Good News

Thanks to a teen who just wanted to go swimming, more than 20 hikers were rescued Sunday from one of the wettest places in the world. Sonny Boiser, 15...

Saved in America

Leslie Zemeckis | Posted 07.30.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Zemeckis

In her debut documentary Saved in America I quizzed filmmaker and bombshell (not important, but she is) director Kim Sill about her journey protesting, benignly and politely (she is southern and a lady after all) in front of pet shops that sell puppies born and breed in puppy mills.

Facebook Helps Save Life Of Man With Disability After His Incoherent Post Caught Friends’ Attention

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.20.2015 | Good News

Chris Thomas, a 28-year-old Pittsburgh man, will always remember July 15, 2015, as the day Facebook came to his rescue.   On that day, Thomas, a...

Become an Animal Foster Parent Today

Noelani Guerrero | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact
Noelani Guerrero

Have you ever seen a photo of a pet in need of a home and thought, "I wish I could help"? But maybe you work too much. Maybe you don't have the money. Maybe you don't how how he or she will get along with your current pet.

Heroic Boys Rescue Young Children From Burning Home In Florida

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 06.19.2015 | Good News

OAKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Typical of their hot summer days free from school, 11-year-old Jeremiah Grimes and 10-year-old Isiah Francis were plopped on th...

Stop Saving And Start Loving: The Healing Power of Relationships

Elisabeth Corey | Posted 06.12.2015 | Good News
Elisabeth Corey

Children are born with needs that are hard for adults to meet. And so, deep inside, there is a part that waits for those needs to be met by others.

Sharp-Eyed California Bus Driver Saves Boy Kidnapped From Library

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 06.06.2015 | Crime

A sharp-eyed bus driver foiled a library kidnapper in the East Bay area on Friday. A three-year-old was kidnapped from the children's section of a...

WATCH: Girl Makes Touching Movie Trailer to Show Love for Her Dog

Zorianna Kit | Posted 05.15.2015 | Good News
Zorianna Kit

My eldest daughter, Kit, made a movie trailer starring herself and Petey. It's a wonderful tribute to a wonderful dog. And she's a wonderful kid for doing it. Some days, when I miss that black-and-white face, I watch it. It makes me weep every time, but it also fills me with so much love.

How We Are Saved By Change

Polly Campbell | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

Curiosity can turn transition into an exploration. It fosters engagement and learning and growth. When we are curious we pay attention and seek meaning and, instead of becoming stuck in the undertow of change, we become participants in the dynamic process of it.

Firefighters Come To The Rescue When Puppy Falls 50 Feet Down Old Well Casing

The Associated Press | Posted 04.09.2015 | Good News

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- A puppy in California apparently is doing OK after he fell about 50 feet down an old well casing and was rescued by firefighter...

Daring Veterinarian Traverses Far-Flung Places In Hawaiian Islands To Treat Wild Animals

The Associated Press | Sue Manning | Posted 04.02.2015 | Good News

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Not every veterinarian would call it paradise. Scott Sims gets to far-flung locales in the Hawaiian Islands by flying a plane he...