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Why an obscure Indian journal has a growing international stature
The [Indian Journal of Medical Ethics] seems to be operating pretty ethically. It doesn’t charge authors a fee to publish, and its articles are available online to everyone for free (the print edition carries a modest annual subscription fee). It doesn’t accept advertising from drug companies or medical device manufacturers, Jesani said. The staff is 1.5 full-time employees — whose salaries are paid for by donations from individuals and philanthropies — and a cadre of volunteers.
uplifting  health  science  drugs  india 
september 2016 by iamfantastikate
Frat Brothers Brighten Hospital Room for Lexi Brown, Little Girl Fighting Cancer
Lexi's room at UCLA faced the college's fraternity row. To take their minds off things, Lexi and her mom drew a sign asking for pizza and put it in the window.

Over on frat row, a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house got word of the sign, and tipped off his brothers to take look.

That's when all the action started. First, a group of guys walked over with pizza — and more.
uplifting  kindness  children  amazing-men  amazing-youngsters  california 
december 2015 by iamfantastikate
An Artist's Brainstorm: Put Photos On Those Faceless Ebola Suits
Here was her idea: Snap a photo of the health worker with a big smile on their face. Hook up the camera to a portable printer and print out a stack of copies on large stickers. Then every time the worker puts on a protective suit they can slap one of their pictures on their chest, and patients can get a sense of the warm, friendly human underneath the suit.
uplifting  art  health  liberia  sierra-leone  u.s.a. 
april 2015 by iamfantastikate
BBC News - The girl who gets gifts from birds
She didn't gather this collection. Each item was a gift - given to her by crows. She holds up a pearl coloured heart. It is her most-prized present. "It's showing me how much they love me." Gabi's relationship with the neighbourhood crows began accidentally in 2011. She was four years old, and prone to dropping food. She'd get out of the car, and a chicken nugget would tumble off her lap. A crow would rush in to recover it. Soon, the crows were watching for her, hoping for another bite. As she got older, she rewarded their attention, by sharing her packed lunch on the way to the bus stop. Her brother joined in. Soon, crows were lining up in the afternoon to greet Gabi's bus, hoping for another feeding session.
seattle  washington-state  children  uplifting  animals  amazing  amazing-youngsters  environment 
march 2015 by iamfantastikate
Philadelphia Pizza Lovers Pay It Forward One Slice At A Time
Over the past nine months, Wartman says, clients have bought 8,400 slices of pizza for their homeless neighbors. He kept track of the prepaid slices with Post-it notes on the walls until he hit about 500 free slices. Then the accounting system became untenable. He now keeps track at the register.
uplifting  food  pennsylvania  poverty  homelessness  amazing  amazing-men  u.s.a. 
february 2015 by iamfantastikate
Kenyan grandmother at school with her great-great-grandchildren
She joined Leaders Vision Preparatory School five years ago and has also served her village of Ndalat in the Rift Valley as a midwife for the last 65 years. In fact, she has helped deliver some of her own classmates, who are aged between 10 and 14. Affectionately known as "Gogo", which means grandmother in the local Kalenjin language, she says at 90 she is finally learning to read and write - an opportunity she never had as a child.
uplifting  kenya  amazing  amazing-women  education 
january 2015 by iamfantastikate
The world is not falling apart: The trend lines reveal an increasingly peaceful period in history.
The world is not falling apart. The kinds of violence to which most people are vulnerable—homicide, rape, battering, child abuse—have been in steady decline in most of the world. Autocracy is giving way to democracy. Wars between states—by far the most destructive of all conflicts—are all but obsolete. The increase in the number and deadliness of civil wars since 2010 is circumscribed, puny in comparison with the decline that preceded it, and unlikely to escalate.
statistics  war  abuse  crime  uplifting  politics 
december 2014 by iamfantastikate
Young demonstrator's tearful hug with Portland officer
Barnum said the interaction with Devonte took place at the beginning of the rally. With emotions running high as speakers were addressing the crowd, he noticed a young man with tears in his eyes holding a "Free Hugs" sign among a group of people. After talking to Devonte about such things as school, art and life, Barnum said he pointed to the sign and asked, "Do I get one of those?"
oregon  u.s.a.  photography  politics  police  amazing-youngsters  amazing-women  amazing-men  uplifting 
november 2014 by iamfantastikate
Boy Carries His Younger Brother Through Triathlon, Wins At Life
Earlier this month, Noah completed a mini-triathlon in Boise, Idaho, all while alternately pushing and pulling Lucas, who, as a result of a rare genetic condition, cannot walk, talk or eat on his own.
uplifting  children  idaho  sports 
july 2014 by iamfantastikate
Meet the Australian Who's Saved 160 People from Suicide
Don Ritchie lives across the street from the most famous suicide spot in Australia: A cliff known as "The Gap." Most people would move, but Ritchie's stayed for almost 50 years—saving an estimated 160 people from suicide.
amazing-men  amazing  psychology  australia  uplifting 
july 2014 by iamfantastikate
Army veteran risks life to save injured beagle
Schneider crossed three lanes of traffic on foot and put himself in between oncoming traffic and the dog until he was able to coax the injured beagle off of the interstate, according to reports. Schneider waited nearly three hours in the rain by the dog’s side and was able to gain enough trust with the beagle to get him onto a makeshift stretcher and into the back of a friend’s pickup truck.
amazing  amazing-men  u.s.a.  war  animals  uplifting  missouri 
june 2014 by iamfantastikate
Guest: Dick’s Drive-In proposes a middle ground for the minimum wage
Instead, a smart minimum wage would increase as your education and skills increase. For example, if you were a high-school dropout but you earned a GED, your minimum wage should go up. Graduate from high school, and it should go up again. Continue your education and earn a technical certificate, and it should go even higher. A smart minimum wage would also include the value of tax-free benefits and other compensation. Health insurance and scholarships matter. They provide thousands of dollars of tax-free compensation to employees. Just as important, employers can often purchase these benefits for their employees at a much lower cost than employees can for themselves.
money  poverty  education  seattle  washington-state  u.s.a.  politics  equality  uplifting 
april 2014 by iamfantastikate
'Waiter' Delivers Food to Surprised Homeless People
A group of homeless people in California were shocked to see not just a man giving them food on the street, but doing so dressed in a waiter's uniform and carrying a serving tray.
food  california  u.s.a.  homelessness  uplifting 
march 2014 by iamfantastikate
(Tycho the Dog and Refurb the Three-Legged Cat)
cute  uplifting  animals 
march 2014 by iamfantastikate
Meet the dogs and cats that help heal sick Portland kids (Photos)
Doctors and other caregivers have long known this as well, which is why the major hospital systems in Portland prescribe pet therapy to bring a few minutes of comfort and joy to patients.
animals  oregon  u.s.a.  uplifting  health  children 
march 2014 by iamfantastikate

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