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Guerrilla Street Signs Show The Intersection Of New York And Hip-Hop

Co.EXIST   
March 30th, 2013

Guerrilla Street Signs Show The Intersection Of New York And Hip-Hop

Artist Jay Shells has traveled through New York City, putting up signs with rap lyrics at the specific places the streets are referred to in the songs, creating a visual map of the city in an original form of art.

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How Snowflakes Form Their Intricate Designs

treehugger   
December 20th, 2012

How Snowflakes Form Their Intricate Designs

Ever been curious about exactly how snowflakes form their intricate and beautiful designs? Well, just like no snowflake is shaped the same, no snowflake forms quite the same either.

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It’s Time To Talk Turkey: Sustainable Options For Your Thanksgiving Meal

GOOD   
November 17th, 2012

It’s Time To Talk Turkey: Sustainable Options For Your Thanksgiving Meal

The turkey is one part of the Thanksgiving feast where going local is likely to require a bit more forethought, but it’s well worth it. There are many delicious alternatives to the supermarket turkey that has often traveled far from its factory farm to your table.

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The Cooperative Instinct

GreaterGood   
November 11th, 2012

The Cooperative Instinct

Studies provide strong evidence that people, on average, have an initial impulse to behave cooperatively.

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Floods Make Good Neighbors

onearth   
November 8th, 2012

Floods Make Good Neighbors

In Red Hook, New York, a group of local runners have organized a 10K to raise funds for the youth center that has been helping to feed and clean the town all week in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

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Tween Boys Help Save A 500-Million-Year-Old Species

treehugger   
December 30th, 2012

Tween Boys Help Save A 500-Million-Year-Old Species

After discovering that a rare species of cephalopod, known as the chambered nautilus, was in danger of extinction, twelve-year olds Josiah and Ridgely decided to take action, and began raising awareness and funds in the name of protection and conservation.

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Self-Taught African Teen Amazes M.I.T

GOOD    Video
December 10th, 2012

Self-Taught African Teen Amazes M.I.T

15 year-old Kelvin Doe from Sierra Leone searches through abandoned garbage for spare parts which he uses to build batteries, generators, and transmitters. Entirely self-taught, he has created his own radio station, where he broadcasts news and plays music.

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Kurn Hattin Graduate Wins Outstanding Youth In Philanthropy Award

Kurn Hattin   
November 13th, 2012

Kurn Hattin Graduate Wins Outstanding Youth In Philanthropy Award

Lyssa Jackson of Keene, N.H. has been awarded the 2012 Award for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy by the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Northern New England Chapter (AFP-NNE).

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Smile! It’s Good For Your Heart

GreaterGood   
November 9th, 2012

Smile! It’s Good For Your Heart

Feeling good makes us smile, right? Sure, although a new study suggests the reverse may also be true: Smiles might be good for our health.

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The One Day (Off) When We Can Change The Course of Our Democracy

GOOD   
November 6th, 2012

The One Day (Off) When We Can Change The Course of Our Democracy

Today, one of the top reasons for poor voter turnout is the simple issue of people being too busy or inconvenienced by work to actually make it to the polls on a weekday.

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