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Kendrick Castillo lost his life to save the lives of his classmates. When they spotted a classmate with a gun, three students at STEM School Highlands Ranch in Colorado felt a call to act. The teenagers jumped from their desks, […]

Rosie the Riveter is still alive and well in the modern world. The iconic poster and theme, “We can do it!” is alive and well in Vermont. There, the organization called Rosie’s Girls works to help girls develop and interest […]

When it comes to what appears in most media, the bad news dominates. Scandals and disasters sell, so most news media focuses on the unhappy and depressing. The worse the catastrophe, the better. This can give people the impression that […]

Stories of canine courage normally involve dogs who saved their owners from house fires or protected them from attack. People may also think of the dogs who sniff out bombs and drugs for police officers and soldiers alike. Most people, […]

Dogs have long been described as man’s best friend, but most people do not think of canine companions as life savers. For veterans, however, dogs can be exactly that. Maddy Gibson, a 38 year old Navy veteran, divides the world […]

Nelson Mandela has become a household name in recent years for his work as a nonviolence activist who worked ceaselessly to dismantle apartheid in South Africa. He directed a campaign of peaceful, nonviolent defiance against the apartheid government of South […]

Millions of people across the nation were shocked and saddened by the news that Toys ‘R’ Us was closing its doors forever. One person, however, decided to see to it that at least one more group of children was able […]

Dogs are said to be man’s best friend and are known for being loyal companions and loving family members. Every now and then, however, there is a dog that goes above and beyond for the two legged members of their […]

Malaysian entrepreneur, Vijay Eswaran, is Executive Chairman of the Quest International Group, a controlling shareholder of Sri Lankan blue chip Asia Capital and is featured among the top 50 philanthropists in Forbes Asia’s annual list of Heroes of Philanthropy in […]

Our “People Who Do Good” series has been a blast and I’ve enjoyed highlighting the stories and lives of everyday heroes. This one comes to us from writer Rebecca Brittingham who traveled to Florida to find a cake-maker with a […]