Guinea Pig Saves Choking Dog at Shelter

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore”Snowball, an albino Guinea pig at the Humane Society shelter of Harrisburg, is being called a hero in the rescue of a choking pit bull-mix puppy.”  In Harrisburg, PA, a “resident” guinea pig at the West Shore shelter of the Humane Society saved the life of a choking puppy by alerting staff members. They heard frantic squealing and shuffling from the cage of Snowball, an albino guinea pig that shared a hallway with Bianca, a deaf white pit bull mixed puppy. When staff arrived, they discovered that Bianca had tried to escape her crate by wedging her head through the door. When she became caught, she started choking and struggling to remain conscious. Bianca was quickly released from the crate door and is now fine. “The dog got lots of hugs, gave us lots of kisses, and the hero enjoyed two carrots,” said Claudi Luci, an HSHA volunteer. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

$4M In Counterfeit Shoes Being Donated To Haiti

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA shipment of more than 27,000 pairs of shoes will soon be on its way to a country in desperate need of a donations. The U. S. Customs and Border Protection is donating the counterfeit shoes, worth more than $4 million, to Haiti, after intercepting them at Port Everglades and the Port of Miami. (CBS-4 in Miami) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

New Owner of Lincoln Logs to Re-hire Laid Off Workers

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore The decision by Lincoln Logs to shut down production late last year as they filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection jolted the Adirondack region of Chestertown. But the 32-year-old company was purchased by a company that was already interviewing former employees for new jobs. “They are happy this will put people back to work who would otherwise be unemployed.” (Read more in the Albany Times Union) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Apple Passes Microsoft as No. 1 in Tech

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreApple, Inc. shot past Microsoft, the computer software giant, on Wednesday to become the world’s most valuable technology company. This changing of the guard caps one of the most stunning turnarounds in business history. As of Wednesday, Wall Street valued Apple at $222.12 billion and Microsoft at $219.18 billion. The only American company valued higher is Exxon Mobil, with a market capitalization of $278.64 billion. A little more than a decade ago, Apple was widely believed to be on the path to extinction. Michael Dell, the founder and chief executive of Dell computer, went so far as to suggest that Apple should shut down and return any money to shareholders. (Dell is now worth about a tenth of Apple.) Around the same time, Microsoft’s chief technology officer called Apple “already dead.” (READ the story at the New York Times) Thanks to my Mac pal, Liz, for the link – Love it!AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Camera Catches Dad Wailing With Joy as Son’s Grades Improve

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA video of a man crying with happiness over his son’s improving report card will leave you cheering for this supportive parent.The British teen had failed math a year ago, and his father had said, if you just get a “C” you can do anything.The boy set up a camera in the doorway of the kitchen to record the moment when he unveils his new grade for mathematics.Disbelief turns to hearty congratulations and joyful hugs.“Is that real?” his father repeats over and over. “My God” he exclaimed and then bursts into a fit of sobs.(WATCH the video below – or READ a story at TODAY)ALSO: Watch the Father and Son’s Interview, when they talk about what happened the next daylast_img read more

UPDATE: Praise For Shirt-Giving Samaritan When Girlfriend’s Mom Sees

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreWant to get on the good side of your girlfriend’s mom? Try giving a stranger the shirt off your back.That isn’t what Joey Resto meant to do when he helped a cold and hungry homeless man on a New York City subway. The 23-year-old didn’t know someone was recording his act of kindness as he gave up his shirt and hat to keep the man warm.FIND MORE RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS WITH OUR NEW APP—>  Download FREE for Android and iOSBut Annie Martinez knew right away the good Samaritan in the viral video was the young man dating her daughter.“I thought, wonderful thing he did, because we have to help others in need,” Martinez told WABC News.Resto said his decision to help the man “just came naturally.”RELATED: Clothing Pantry on Wheels Delivers Winter Gear to Cold Folks on the StreetAdditionally, what no one could hear in the video was Resto offering the man an invitation to come back to his apartment for food and more warm clothes. The man declined, but Resto hopes his act inspires other subway riders to help the once shirtless man and other homeless people seen riding on trains.(WATCH the video from WIPX News below) – Photo: WABC News; Läzaro El Feo, FacebookSpread the Love–Share The Update…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

When Cancer-Stricken Farmer Can’t Go Outside, Neighbors Complete His Weeks of Work in a Few Hours

first_imgDozens of people came out to lend their support – so many, that some needed to be turned away. A local restaurant provided free burgers to all of the helpers. Even local fuel companies offered to support the event with free fuel and funding, but the farmers decided to pay for the costs anyway.RELATED: Farmers Stay Silent During Auction So Young Man Can Win the Bid on His Long-Lost Family FarmWithin five hours, the volunteers had processed 1,200 bales of cotton worth $420,000. If Bishop had been forced to do it by himself, it would have taken weeks.When asked why they so readily offered their help, the volunteer helpers simply gushed about Bishop’s character.“He’s a very good Christian man. Just a good-hearted man. He’s very humble. He’s just the best person,” Aaron Hendricks, general manager of Floydada Co-Op Gins, shared with Inside Edition.MORE: Israeli and Palestinian Farmers Find Peace Through Olive OilNeedless to say, Bishop was emotional over the kindness of his community.“He was just overwhelmed by what everybody did,” Hendricks told Inside Edition. “He was in tears; He couldn’t thank us enough for what we did.”The future for Gary Bishop is looking brighter each day, as he continues his treatment and plans for a bone marrow treatment in the upcoming months. His neighbors and friends, ever-willing to help, have established a fund that will help pay for his continuing treatment.Plant Some Positivity Amongst Your Friends By Sharing The Good News – Photo by Aaron HendricksAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreGreg Bishop is never one to ask for favors, but he is always first to offer them – which is why he has become so beloved by the people of Floyd County, Texas.So when the community heard that the farmer would be unable to participate in this year’s harvest because of the debilitating effects of his chemotherapy treatment, Bishop’s friends and neighbors rushed to his aid and harvested his crop for free.His crop, spanning 450 acres, was nearly ready to be harvested when his doctor informed him that he must remain indoors due to his weakened immune system – but with the help from the community, the entirety of his harvest was ready to be ginned within days.last_img read more

Robert Downey Jr. is Creating a Foundation That Will Use Robots to Clean Up the Environment

first_imgRobert Downey Jr. is famed for being a beloved Hollywood actor, philanthropist, and writer – but now he is adding “robotics environmentalist” to his list of good qualities.Earlier this week, the Iron Man actor took to the stage at the Amazon Re:Mars conference in Las Vegas to announce the creation of his new foundation which will use nanotechnology and robotics as a means of cleaning up the planet. Downey Jr. did not disclose many details on how the organization will begin its clean-up mission, but a Footprint Coalition website went live shortly after the actor’s announcement.WATCH: Willie Nelson Has Rescued 70 Horses Destined for the Slaughterhouse, So They Can Roam Free On His FarmAs of right now, the website only features a sign-up sheet for future newsletters and updates, but Downey Jr. says that he will be spending the next 11 months collaborating with UN experts and building up the organization so the coalition can get to work by April 2020.After that, Downey Jr. says that “between robotics and nanotechnology we could probably clean up the planet significantly, if not entirely, within a decade.”Downey Jr. also explained how his neglect towards the environment in the past is now inspiring him to take action. “I have this quiet sense of crisis,” he said, according to reporters. “I’m a one-man carbon footprint nightmare colossus … [but] I want to change.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore center_img Regardless of the actor’s precise plan of action, Forbes estimates that Downey Jr.’s net worth is about $81 million – more than enough to start tidying up the planet.The Re:Mars conference, which stands for “Machine learning, Automation, Robotics and Space”, hosted a variety of speakers who gave presentations on the benefits of artificial intelligence. In addition to announcing the launch of his organization, Downey Jr. also talked about how he and his wife Susan will be the executive producers of a new YouTube Red documentary series on the wonders of AI – which will of course be narrated by Downey Jr.(WATCH the Downey Jr.’s entrance in the video below)Be Sure And Share The Super News With Your Friends On Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Majority of Americans Wish They Could Give Patience and Peace to Their Loved Ones This Holiday

first_imgIn fact, the study, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Slumber Cloud, found that 60% wished they could gift somebody in their life with peace of mind.LOOK: ‘Best Boyfriend Ever’ Fills Anniversary Gift – a Prescription of ‘Love Pills’– With Tiny NotesAnother 42% wished they could give somebody rest and 47% said they wish they could give the gift of time.While giving somebody an intangible gift would be great, most of us must settle for spending money on something physical.Excluding gifts for their partner, the average American plans to spend $170 this year on gifts for their loved ones—and that money will be spread across an average of eight people.CHECK OUT: Child With ‘Nothing to Give’ Sacrifices the ‘Best Part of Her Breakfast’ as Gift for Her TeacherHowever, if money were no object, what would Americans splurge on?WHAT AMERICANS WOULD GET SOMEBODY IF MONEY WEREN’T AN ISSUE…“A new car for my mom.”“A ticket to the Philippines for my mom to visit her family.”“A home for my mom.”“A happier life and peace of mind for my mom.”“A more comfortable motorized wheelchair for my husband.”“A paid college tuition for my friend.”“A small retirement home for my husband and I so he would be under less stress.”“A trip to Italy for my dad.”“A secluded island for my mom to relax.”“A front row meet and greet Neil Diamond ticket for my mom.”If you find yourself in a last-minute situation—and you can’t find a way to gift them patience—another OnePoll survey suggested that the majority of Americans preferred to receive a heartfelt present rather than something from a store.Give Your Friends This Heartwarming Testament To The Magi By Sharing It To Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA new survey of 2,000 Americans found that the holiday spirit transcends the physical realm, as half of those polled said they wished they could give somebody in their life something intangible this year.Of that half, 70% wish they could give somebody good health, while another 43% wish they could gift somebody with patience.With one in three Americans wishing they could gift somebody “less stress” this holiday season, the perfect gift is probably not hiding in a department store after all.last_img read more

Waste-Free Wednesdays’ improves steadily

first_imgFor a second year in a row, Waste-Free Wednesdays have challenged students to eat and drink consciously in the dining hall during the month of November. The challenge, organized and directed by senior Elizabeth Davis, reduced monthly waste by more than half last year, and similar success was found this year. Davis said the project met its primary goals. “We had a two-fold goal: to decrease the amount of liquid and food waste, of course, but also to increase awareness of how much we were wasting,” Davis said. The challenge was created through a partnership through the Office of Sustainability, Food Services and the GreeND Club. Students with no leftover food or drink on their trays were given raffle tickets, which could be entered into a drawing for 100 free Flex Points. “The partnership between the three groups allowed there to be a student arm collaborating with the administrative aspect as well,” she said. Analysis of the typical student eating patterns showed that at the beginning of the year, the average patron of South Dining Hall wasted 6.01 ounces of food per meal. The November data revealed that this number has fallen to 5.11 ounces — a 15 percent decrease. North Dining Hall increased its waste slightly during the challenge, going from 3.27 ounces to 3.34 ounces wasted. Combined, the campus decreased from 4.26 to 4.23 ounces wasted per person per meal. “We did pretty well, since the recorded total number of people who didn’t waste in both dining halls was 949,” Davis said. “The exciting thing is, if we maintain this level of reduction, we’ll be saving 67,500 pounds of food per year in South Dining Hall.” Davis said some of the reduction could be attributed to the smaller trays now used in South Dining Hall, but that the project’s work to increase awareness was also a definite success. “It’s so easy to just take more food than you need when you’re going through the dining hall,” Davis said. “If people kept the project’s idea in the back of their minds, we could save an unbelievable amount of food.” Sophomore Tim Bontrager was named winner of the raffle Wednesday and was awarded the 100 Flex Points. Davis said one common misconception about dining hall waste blames Food Services for the waste problems, claiming the organization makes too much food and disposes of it after each meal. However, Davis said, leftover cooked food is donated to two local homeless shelters and not added to the wasted food total. While the University is very conscious of food disposal, little can be done with the leftovers that students leave on their trays, and by addressing this issue, the Waste-Free project solves a different aspect of the dining hall sustainability problem, she said. “We really wanted to create a positive image for the whole thing, instead of making people feel reprimanded for wasting,” Davis said. “If we can continue this trend, we can make a big difference.”last_img read more