College Student Wins $100,000 Prize And Gives Away All The Money

Many college students will tell you they are strapped for money. Can barely afford tuition, books, and fees, let alone beer and pizza money. So many would dream of winning $100,000. That was a dream come true for Emory University student, Rostam Zafari. $100K was the cash prize that came along with winning the Cyrus Prize, a genius grant that goes to young Iranian inventors. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports Zafari and his partner, Brian Goldstone, developed Rapid Ebola Strips (REDS), a

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What Happens When Reporter Names This County ‘The Worst Place To Live In America?’

You have to be careful when you call someplace “the worst place to live in America.” That’s what Washington Post reporter Chris Ingraham found out. He thought he was completing a simple assignment in 2015, writing about a US Department of Agriculture study that ranked counties in the country on scenery and climate. Ingraham took the data and concluded that Red Lake County, Minnesota was the worst place to live in America. He could never anticipate the reaction that one

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Chick Fil A Serving Up Free Breakfast Following I 85 Collapse

Chick Fil A is doing its part to make Atlanta’s nightmare commute a little more palatable by offering free breakfast! This follows the collapse of the I 85 interstate Thursday in Atlanta. The fire that brought down a huge span of the highway will basically put Atlanta in a stranglehold for months until the road is fixed. The famous chicken chain can’t fix the highway, but they can offer something to make the ride a little better. Here’s the free

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American Nurse Fails At Retirement As He Spreads Hope And Help In Kenya

Nurse anesthetist Steve James is good at a lot of things. Retirement is not one of them. Not since he found his way to Kenya. A journey inspired by the tragedy of losing his late daughter. How do you take pain like that and turn it inside out? Steve James and his wife, Greta, found out with the people of Kenya. Their love and passion to help has grown into an organization called, Kenya Relief. Amy Montalvo takes us to

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The Puppy You Prescribed For My Broken Doggie Heart

You did this. I’ve said that many times these last few days. You, Dear Reader. You, who took the time to reach out after my beloved Darla Dog passed. You, who encouraged me to get another dog. You, who told me to not wait too long. You, who said the ache would ease. You, who said it wouldn’t, but to take the dive anyway. And so well, Saturday. The day my daughter saw a crack of opportunity in my husband’s

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McDondald’s Worker Jumps Through Drive Thru Window To Save Cop’s Life

How about a side of hero the next time you drive thru a McDonald’s restaurant looking for a burger and some fries? That’s what one off-duty police officer got earlier this month. The cop was driving through with her two kids in the car. The young man working the window noticed something was wrong as he handed her their food. It appeared the woman was having some kind of seizure and the car started rolling away. That’s when Pedro Viloria

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Double Amputee Marine Becomes A Cop And Makes History

So much of Matias Ferreira’s life has not gone to plan. He never planned on losing both his legs and becoming a double-amputee while serving with the US Marines in Afghanistan. Once he started healing, Ferriera is the kind of man who was determined to come up with a new dream. Leave it to him to come up with a goal no one had accomplished before. He wanted to become a police officer. Friday, that dream came true. Big time. Steve

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World Traveler Gets Creative To Let Mom Know He Is Fine

Any traveler knows it’s great to see the world, but someone is home wondering if you’re okay. Often that means your mom, no matter how old you are. No matter what country you come from. Johnathan Quinonez found that out after he quit his job as an accountant in Brussels, Belgium and took off for an extended adventure. He’s 27 years-old, but his mom was still worried, especially since his first stop was Cuba and phone and internet service there

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The Gift Of Watching My Friend’s Impossible Dream Come True

I stood in the back of a bookstore this week and cried. “Something got in my eye,” I would’ve said if anyone asked. I grabbed one of the paper napkins from the table with a plate of cookies to wipe a nose drip away. Classy, I know. I don’t know why I bothered. I love those tears. What prompted them. Besides, no one was looking at me. All eyes focused on her. About 15 feet away stood a friend. A

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Dishwasher Is Made A Partner In One Of World’s Greatest Restaurants

It takes a lot of jobs to make a great restaurant work: chef, server, hostess, and yes, dishwasher. This is what they know at Noma, named one of the best restaurants in the world. Ali Sonko has worked at Noma in Copenhagen, Denmark, since it opened in 2003. He emigrated from the West African nation of Gambia. Noma has done so well that it is in the process of building a bigger restaurant. As the business makes the transition, Chef/Owner

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