kids, play, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you forward fashion, vagus nerve, and play. Forward Fashion I must admit I’m not big on shopping or feeding our collective consumption, but this line of clothing strives to make a difference in a meaningful way. Founder Shannon Keith was touched by the harsh lives of women, especially those in the…

eco-friendly hardware, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you solutions to create better buildings that protect our precious planet like bio-concrete, eco-friendly hardware, solar smiles and slowing down. Bio-Concrete Henk Jonkers, of the Delft University of Technology, in the Netherlands, has come up with a new concrete that heals itself with bacteria. Concrete is a very alkaline, dry, harsh…

Capstone, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you food security, celebrity baby, teaching sustainability and the science of awe! Capstone for Food Security Capstone was formed to help bring food security to residents of the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans. David Young came to S. Louisiana thinking he would help rehab some homes, but he found a bigger…

educational revolution

Reforming Education

This is a fascinating TED Talk by Ken Robinson about education. I’ve been dancing around the educational system for years. I’ve worked as a sub and teachers aid, considered advanced degrees, and reviewed alternative approaches like Waldorf and Montessori Schools. Ultimately, I decided to not pursue teaching as a profession because I couldn’t see myself…

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This week Awesome Stories brings you stars of wonder, better education, safe havens, compassion and getting unstuck. Education to Change the World This post by Steve McCurry reminds us how education can change lives, and maybe even the world using a poignant series of photos and quotes. I have great respect for teachers and appreciate…

free books, Awesome Stories

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This week’s Awesome Stories bring you free books, miles of smiles, solar success and schools in the cloud. Concord Free Press Concord Free Press encourages generosity with every book they publish. Founder, Stona Fitch, had a simple idea to publish and distribute quality books for free along with a simple request to make a donation of their choice. So…

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This week Amazing Stories brings you grace, beauty, airships, passion, creative healing and communion with nature. Amazing Grace To me, Keshia Thomas was and is an everyday hero. She walks the talk of kindness and compassion. She made headlines as a teenager, during a KKK rally in Ann Arbor Michigan. Things started to get out…

relationships with animals

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This week Awesome Stories brings you special connections with nature, compassion, teaching relationships, simple solar and love in action. Special Relationships This story about Steve Karlin and a bear named Susie really captivated my attention. In fact, I would love to go visit this unique sanctuary for animals, called Wildlife Associates, that Steve created over…

sustainability, inspiration

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This is a touching story about a young girl’s brave and compassionate act to help a friend. She demonstrates the beauty of kindness in action. Be prepared for tears. To learn more about what she did and why, read the Help Other’s blog on noble action. Architects are getting creative about designing new buildings that do…