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CHANGEmakers: America Ferrera

Activists Inspiring Change:  America Ferrera America Ferrera got her start on the Disney Channel almost ten years ago starring alongside her close friends in a feel-good movie Gotta Kick It Up and later on the iconic “Ugly Betty” and “Superstore” series.  However, after pursuing her degree, America became deeply entrenched in activism and almost quit…

This Grandpa’s reaction is LIT – literally!

Gotta love the old folks! This Grandpa has wanted light-up kicks since he saw his grandson and other kids in the neighborhood rockin’ them. Well, guess what?! His daughters got him a pair – and his reaction is truly priceless. Click the link – it’ll generate a smile, guaranteed. http://abc7ny.com/family/mind-blowing-birthday-surprise-for-dad/1533975/  

One small gesture can mean so much!

We came across this amazing story, and felt compelled to share it with you. It is the story of a kid who, like many of us, was having a difficult time adjusting in high school, until one small gesture — grew into a friendship that inspired… life. We hope you find it inspirational and uplifting…

Instructors Teach Kids in Hospice How to Dance!

Dancin Power is a nonprofit organization that gives free dance lessons to children in hospice care. Since their debut in 2006, instructors have been inspiring sick kids to find joy and healing through dance. The teachers are trained to customize their lessons for whatever disabilities the children may have. Whether they’re wheelchair-bound, or need to stay in…

The Perseverance of Haitians

In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, Haiti has, once again, been left devastated by natural disaster. But as you see photos of the collapsed buildings and displaced citizens – what you won’t see is a dejected people. Haitians persevere. Pictures taken days after the Hurricane battered the island, show people helping each other, trying to put…

Barista Learns Sign Language To Make Deaf Customer Feel Welcome

It wasn’t just the coffee that perked up this customer’s morning – it was the kindness shown to him by an employee who had only met him once before. Ibby Piracha is one of the many regulars at the Starbucks in Leesburg, Virginia – he is also deaf. Krystal Payne, a newly hired employee at…

3 Scientifically Proven Ways to be Happier

Until recently, I had no idea that you could fairly easily teach your brain to be happier. As most of us could have guessed, researchers have found that positivity (having a positive outlook) makes us happier. Research shows that we are happier and more open to possibilities when we notice the positive. Positivity has also…

Meet the Police Officer Who Sits on Sidewalks with Street People

It was a heartwarming sight that made passerby Bruno Baurin stop and take a photo. He called it “Totally awesome” when he saw a Halifax Regional Police officer sitting on the sidewalk in conversation with a street person on a busy city street. The officer, Shawn Currie, didn’t know about the photo until his wife…

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