Saudi Arabia took a significant step forward this week by allowing women for the first time to both register to vote and to run for office in the municipal elections due to take place in December. The move allays concerns that King Salman, rumored to be closer to the country’s hardline conservative religious establishment than […]
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Harvor Davis’ best work happens in places most never see. “Driving the ambulance, you get a lot of attention,” Davis said. “People want you to stop, and they say, ‘Hey, what is the SoupMobile?’” The SoupMobile is a non-profit that feeds the homeless, and Davis runs their warehouse. He understands the homeless because he used […]
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A Calgary taxi driver carrying more than just a fare is counting his lucky stars after he was able to successfully return nearly $11,000 to its rightful owners Thursday morning. After picking up a mother and son duo from the Calgary Airport around 5 p.m. Wednesday, Mohammad Khawaja, a driver for Associated Cabs, unloaded the […]
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Welcome to the border between the US and Mexico. Home to numerous migrant, snarling police officers – and the most subversive game of volleyball in the world. Known affectionately as “wallyball”, the border sport is thought to have been first played as part of a Mexican fiesta in 1979, before being re-staged by a magazine […]
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A Calico tabby named Ruthie Rosemary is a little miracle, but after the stunt she pulled last week, she likely has spent every last one of her nine lives. In Northern California early last week, a lightning-sparked wildfire raged through Trinity County — and has since burned more than 33,000 acres — sending Debi and […]
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John Cena had long ago turned “Never give up” from his wrestling catchphrase into a motto for sick children who have to fight daily more than the WWE superstar ever has inside the ring. On Monday, he will become the first celebrity to grant 500 wishes in Make-A-Wish Foundation history. “I just drop everything,” Cena […]
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A very shy man from a tiny Alberta hamlet made his wife blush and a room full of people laugh Thursday when asked why he was in the Mini Mart that day. “We had to go get birth control,” said Raymond Scott, glancing at his wife, Sheena. Then he chuckled, and everyone joined in. It […]
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At this point in the 3D-printing game it should be obvious why the tech exists and why we should all own 3D printers: because they can change lives. Nowhere is that point hammered home more than in videos featuring the E-nable arms. In this latest video a girl named Isabella gets an amazing purple and […]
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When was the last time you felt a light-hearted awareness where you had a skip in your step, care-free grin on your face, and overwhelming sense that despite what happened, everything was going to work out? In other words, when was the last time you were truly happy? It’s an amazing, but often fleeting, feeling. And […]
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In 2009, Seattle poet Heather McHugh was awarded a MacArthur Foundation fellowship that came with a $500,000 prize. She had no idea what to do with the prize money: “Nobody deserves that kind of money, and I think something in me was chastened by being awarded such a big amount of money,” she said.Then, her […]
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