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Sep
21
Can Tiny Homes Solve Homelessness In The U.S.?

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Sawhorse Revolution is a youth-oriented construction program currently focusing on building an eco-village at Nickelsville, a homeless encampment in Seattle, Washington. Sarah Smith and a team of high schoolers approach the residents of Nickelsville as their clients to deliver customized, hand-built homes to help ease the transition from homelessness to the next stage of the resident's life.

Special thanks to Sawhorse Revolution and Jessica Sherry of Alita Films.
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19
Stranded in Japan, An Unforgettable Act of Kindness

When writer Matthew Treadwell was preparing for a trip to Japan with his wife, he anticipated an amazing travel experience. What he did not expect was a random act of kindness that would change his life. While visiting a quaint countryside village, Treadwell and his wife lost track of time. They realized too late that they had missed the last bus back to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport. Amid pounding rain and increasing panic, the couple ran out of ideas. That’s when a friendly stranger stepped in to help and treated them to an experience they would never forget.

This Great Big Story is a paid contribution by ANA. (http://cnn.com/actsofkindness).

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Sep
18
Enter the Deadliest Garden in the World

Locked behind black steel doors in Northumberland, England, the Poison Garden at Alnwick Castle grows around 100 infamous killers. From deadly nightshade to hemlock, the only way a plant can take root in this garden is if it is lethal to humans. Created by the Duchess of Northumberland, this is one garden where you won't want to stop and smell the flowers.

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Sep
15
What It's Like to Lead Gaming's Greatest Team

Isaiah "TriForce" Johnson is a competitive gamer whose parents came to the U.S. from Jamaica. He grew up in New York City, running from arcade to arcade with his friends. In 2003, the group formed a network called ‘Empire Arcadia’ and they have since become gaming champions. Now in his mid-30s, TriForce goes face-to-face with his triumphs and failures.

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Sep
14
My Philosophy for a Happy Life

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Just before his passing on January 10, 2014, Sam Berns was a Junior at Foxboro High School in Foxboro, Massachusetts, where he achieved highest honors and was a percussion section leader in the high school marching band. He also achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. Sam was diagnosed with Progeria, a rare, rapid aging disease, at the age of 2. He is featured in the Emmy award-winning documentary Life According to Sam, which premiered on HBO on October 21, 2013, 2 days before his 17th birthday.

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Sep
13
One Artist’s Surprising Technique to Inspire Change

Crochet is not generally viewed as a fine art, nor is it commonly used as a vehicle for social change. But New York-based artist Agata Oleksiak (aka Olek) is challenging those assumptions by elevating the craft and using it as a force for community building. With the streets as her canvas, Olek uses the help of local volunteers to crochet her large-scale crochet masterpieces. For her latest project, “Love Across the USA,” she will travel to every state in the United States to produce crocheted murals that celebrate prominent women in US history. With each unique installation, she’s developed an art form that truly belongs to everyone.

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Sep
12
The Fight To Make Bad Jobs Better

It's easy to find a job, just not a good one.


Sources:
https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/04_jobs_autor.pdf
https://cew-7632.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/Americas-Divided-Recovery-web.pdf
http://www.epi.org/publication/still-falling-short-on-hours-and-pay-part-time-work-becoming-new-normal/
https://krueger.princeton.edu/sites/default/files/akrueger/files/katz_krueger_cws_-_march_29_20165.pdf
https://cornerstonecapinc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Retail-Automation_Stranded-Workers-Final-May-2017_corrected.pdf
https://newrepublic.com/political-ad-database
https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2013/04/art2full.pdf
http://www.unionstats.com/
https://www.bls.gov/iag/tgs/iag44-45.htm
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