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The Giving Food Truck Arrives!

The Giving Food Truck Arrives!

Every day refugees arrive in Lesvos cold, tired and hungry. Food is comfort, it’s survival, and above all it’s love. The Giving Food Truck is a mobile truck run by amazing volunteers who tirelessly provide thousands of healthy hot meals to feed the needy 24/7. The volunteer-run food trucks sources their ingredients locally, which is a great way to boost the economy in Lesvos and support local farmers. And you […]

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Finally an electric bike that looks better than yours!

Finally an electric bike that looks better than yours!

E-bikes don’t exactly have the best reputation when it comes to design. The models back in the day resembled more like scooters than actual bicycles. Leave it to the Netherlands, the most bike-centric country in the world, to bring some sanity and design chops to the category. The new Vanmoof 10 Electrified is everything an e-bike should be. It’s light (42 pounds), reasonably priced and dependable.It has a scratch-resistant aluminum […]

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Kids and their toys

Kids and their toys

Gabriele Galimberti visited more than 50 countries for over a year and created images of boys and girls in their homes and neighborhoods with their most prized possessions: their toys. From Texas to India, Malawi to China, Iceland to Fiji, she recorded the spontaneous and natural joy that unites kids despite their diverse backgrounds. Kids love dolls and dinosaurs and trucks and stuffed animals. Gabriele’s conclusion after meeting various children […]

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A safe drinking water solution

One of the biggest problems in the developing world is access to safe, reliable drinking water. The charity organization Water is Life dedicates its energies to providing this most basic of necessities. It’s latest project The Drinkable Book combines a variety of technologies to make safe drinking water accessible in developing countries. On each of its tear-out pages, water safety tips are written in various languages in food-grade ink, providing much-needed […]

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Electric Car Can Float Like a Boat to Survive Tsunamis

Electric Car Can Float Like a Boat to Survive Tsunamis

The Concept One electric car is not only the world’s smallest class four-seater electric vehicle, but it can also float like a boat. It’s said that one in six Japanese people live in areas that are likely to be affected by tsunamis. As we saw in the 2011 devastation, the gushing currents arrive quickly and with little warning, tragically catching many off-guard. Hideo Tsurumaki witnessed the tragedy first-hand, and sought to build […]

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Break Up Box Soothes Broken Hearts While Helping Women in Developing Countries

Break Up Box Soothes Broken Hearts While Helping Women in Developing Countries

You may remember Unbox Love the subscription service that helps busy couples revive their relationships with date ideas in a box. For those whose relationships are beyond repair, Japan’s Shitsuren Box — which translates as Break Up Box — aims to soothe recipients’ broken hearts while also supporting pregnant women in developing countries. Designed by Japanese goods retailer Brandear, the ‘Break Up Box’ has been crafted to heal ones broken heart with the […]

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#NoMakeUpSelfie Trend Raises £1million for Breast Cancer Charity

In the past few days  Instagram and Twitter have been bombarded with selfies  with the trending #nomakeupselfie  hashtags. The goal of these ladies posting their bare faces on social media was to raise money for Cancer Research UK by urging people to text  ‘PINK’ to 70300 or ‘BEAT’ to 70007. The trend seems to have begun with author Laura Lippman who posted a picture of her bare face in support of actress […]

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What Does Your Favourite Ice Cream Flavour Say About You?

What Does Your Favourite Ice Cream Flavour Say About You?

The March Better Awards is coming up soon! Meaning we have 10 inspiring and amazing stories for you to pick from AND we’ll be handing out our Ice Cream Popsicle Awards again. We believe this universal icon is the perfect symbol for our Better Awards, it’s an innocent tasty reward with the simple aim of making you feel better. Your choice of ice cream may say more about you than […]

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The Old Lady that Refused a Million Dollars and Forced a Shopping Mall to Build Around Her House

The Old Lady that Refused a Million Dollars and Forced a Shopping Mall to Build Around Her House

Since today is International Day of Happiness, we picked a story that should break a smile on your face. Most of us are familiar with Pixar’s animation movie ‘UP’ but don’t know the house is likely to be inspired by the house of Edith Macefield. The 84-year old Edith turned down a million dollar offer to sell her home to make way for a shopping mall in Seattle, Washington. Without […]

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Spotify App Raises Money for Charity from Cheesy Tunes

Spotify App Raises Money for Charity from Cheesy Tunes

Guilty Pledgers, a new app for streaming music service Spotify wants people to donate to charity in return for getting their favourite songs played during friends’ parties. The Guilty Pledgers app requires party hosts to sign in using Facebook, then open up a party playlist. Friends can then pledge a minimum of £2 to any of a range of charities – more than 13,000 available on the Just Giving website […]

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