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Amazing Animals Who Travel the World!

You often hear stories about extraordinary people who travel the world. But what about animals? When faced with challenges to their safety or well-being, animals often perform these same kinds of feats! For instance, global warming has forced polar bears to swim hundreds of miles in search of the food and the cold temperatures they need…

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Josh Waitzkin – A Master of Chess, Martial Arts, Learning, and Life!

When Josh Waitzkin was a young boy, he went to the park to play. But instead of playing on the swings or the slide, Josh decided he wanted to play something different – the game of chess. He had watched some men playing chess in the park, and his love of the game was born. Josh…

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Kids with Diabetes – Just Trying to Live Normal Lives

Diabetes is a disease that affects millions of people. And for a kid with diabetes, it is a challenging effort just to have a normal childhood! Daily, a diabetic kid must monitor blood sugar levels, be cautious about which foods to eat, and take doses of insulin. These things and other complications make it difficult for a kid to pursue…

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Never Too Young or Too Old to Make a Mark!

Do you think you’re too young to accomplish something great? Too old to make a difference? Well, take a look at the achievements of these people! They prove that age is just a number and that it’s all about your attitude. With hard work and determination, no matter what your age, you can make your mark on the world,…

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Stephen Wiltshire – An Autistic Artist with Incredible Vision

Stephen Wiltshire’s first words were “paper” and “pencil”…..not surprising, because he is now a world-renowned artist. But what is surprising is the fact that Stephen did not say these words until he was five years old! That is because Stephen is autistic. Despite his autism, Stephen possesses an incredible gift – the ability to remember visual details…

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This Sweatshirt Goes Green by Changing Colors!

Have you ever heard of a sweatshirt going green? Well, a new type of sweatshirt created by New York University students Nien Lam and Sue Ngo does just that. The sweatshirt contains an image of a heart or lungs, and the image changes color when it senses pollution in the air! Nien and Sue invented this sweatshirt…

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Random Acts of Kindness – A Little Act Can Go a Long Way!

Random acts of kindness are just what their name suggests – actions, big or small, that are kind to others. And anyone can do them! It doesn’t matter whether you’re young or old, rich or poor, or short or tall. Every single person can perform random acts of kindness every single day, and just one…

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Kerri Strug – A Big Olympic Hero in a Tiny Package

In 1996, Kerri Strug was a tiny teenager with a shy personality. But when it came to gymnastics, Kerri was anything but shy. She was a dedicated athlete and a fierce competitor. And in the 1996 Olympics, Kerri showed a strength and determination that belied her small size. It was the night of the women’s gymnastics team…

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SuperProm Funds for a Super Cause!

What would you do if your class won enough money to throw the ultimate prom? Would you start planning the party? Pick out an awesome dress or tux to wear? Find the perfect date? Well, that is exactly what happened at Cupertino High School in California. In March 2010, they won a contest sponsored by…

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Rachel’s Challenge – Spreading a Legacy of Kindness

Rachel Scott was a girl who was beautiful on the inside and out. She was funny and friendly, and she loved to act and write in her journal. But Rachel was best known for her kindness – she was incredibly kind and uplifting to everyone she met. On April 20, 1999, Rachel’s life came to…

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