Ecosia is an Internet search engine that plants trees by donating part of it’s income to non-profit organizations that focus on reforestation and conservationism. They have been responsible for the planting of more than 60 million trees. Ecosia claims to be a privacy friendly, encrypted search engine that doesn’t store or sell data to third […]

In 1939, George Dantzig arrived late for a graduate-level statistics class at the University of California, Berkeley. On the board were two problems of “unsolved” statistics that George mistook for a homework assignment. He copied them down and started working on them from home, six weeks later he turned in the work late, hoping to get […]

“Take a Seat, Make a Friend.” An organization called SoulPancake has a project to see what happens when two strangers take a seat in a ball pit and talk about life’s big questions. This project gives people an opportunity to learn something meaningful about a fellow human being face to face. Questions are written on balloons […]

This short speech changed hate and anger to Love.

Christopher Harmon can see about 18 inches. He can’t hear anything. He’s also quadriplegic, and because he uses a respirator, he can’t talk. Despite this, he’s written four books using help from his interpreters. When he was about six years old, doctors diagnosed him with spinocerebellar degeneration. It’s a rare neurological condition that interferes with […]

I was having a discussion the other day,  with my uncle, and as we dived deeper into the topic a comment was made that I hear from time to time, “You think too much”. I paused for a second, which, if you think about it (no pun intended), is the fulfillment of the spirit of why the statement was made.

I literally stopped thinking and actively questioned whether I was wasting time. Luckily for me, I became more energized against that statement and stated out loud just before returning to the debate, “No! If anything, we need to think more!”. Continue reading

“He’s the one who has motivated me because if it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t be out there doing triathlons. What I’m doing is loaning Rick my arms and legs so he can be out there competing like everybody else” — Dick Hoyt Dick and Rick Hoyt, better known as “Team Hoyt.” Rick was born […]