This week Awesome Stories brings you haircuts for the homeless, hemp magic, brain exercises, caring for kids and biophilic design.
Mark Bustos spends his Sundays cruising the streets of New York City to find people that he can help. He offers homeless people free hairstyling and food each Sunday, his one day off from working in a hair salon. Mark has been doing this since May 2012, when he offered free haircuts to impoverished children while on vacation in the Philippines. He enjoyed it so much, he decided to keep going when he returned to NYC and on other trips to Costa Rica, LA and Jamaica. Kudos to Mark for his simple kindness.
Hemp Oil Cures
This story is very disturbing to me. Not for the amazing hemp oil stories and cures. People are using hemp oil to cure cancer, skin rashes, eye disorders and more. Rick Simpson has been making and giving away hemp oil for free to people all around Canada for over 20 years with amazing results. He has done so at great cost to himself; having had his plants and oil confiscated, harrassed and even arrested several times. He has brought evidence to doctors, including his own, and always been refused an audience. No one in the medical establishment is willing to consider the amazing benefits of the hemp oil he makes. I bet you can guess why. It doesn’t fit in their paradigm, medical policy or financial benefit. It’s heart wrenching to me to know that such an amazing plant is treated as harmful and ignored. Rick Barton has faced similar challenges in the US. Please share this story. Here is the Phoenix Tears website with more info and steps you can take to spread the benefits of hemp. Thanks!
Detective Jack Throws a Surprise Hook
Wow. This story brought me to tears with Detective Jack Moot’s surprising kindness. Watch how Detective Jack Moots goes above and beyond his duty.
7 Brain Boosting Exercises
Good timing on this article for me. Research suggests that our mental powers start decreasing after age 50. The good news is that we can maintain our cognitive abilities with some simple exercises. Researchers suggest boosting our main mental functions of memory, synthesis, language, attention and focus with simple exercises like reading, problem solving, learning new words and more. I guess that means it’s time for me to start exercising my brain! But just like physical exercise, these suggestions only work if we use them. 🙂 Brain gym time!
Living walls, interior gardens, water falls, flowing shapes and more are becoming part of the growing design ethic called Biophilic design. It uses our inherent connection with nature in the design and function of buildings. This is the leading edge of sustainability that not only builds efficient buildings, but ones that sooth and enhance our lives. Bill Browning, Terrapin’s founding partner and biophilic pioneer, has written a book about the patterns in nature that captivate and engage us. Personally, I find the designs beautiful and captivating. Companies are interested in the benefits like reduced stress, increased creativity and improved mental function. Google and other early pioneers in biophilic design are beginning to demonstrate tangible financial benefits as well. A win for all.
As you can probably tell, I’m a big fan of hemp for its amazing properties and many uses, but this story blows my mind! Derek Kesek has plans to build the world’s first hemp airplane, then to run it on hemp biofuel! About 75% of the plane will be built from hemp, dramatically reducing its carbon footprint, with big plans to transform the world of aviation. The first flight is scheduled to take off from Kitty Hawk, NC next year. I really hope this project takes off! XD With increased innovation, it’s going to be hard to keep suppressing the use of hemp.