Category: Inspiration

Three German Students Surprise a Homeless Guy In The Most Epic Way

How many times do we walk past homeless people ignoring them? However, these three German students did something amazing! They spotted a homeless man and asked if they can borrow his bucket. The homeless man agreed and the magic started. They made his day by helping him earn some money while they were playing music. Source Read more [...]

Over 200,000 People Apply to Become First Colonizers of Mars

The numbers are in, and in just six months a phenomenal 202,586 people have applied to join the very first Mars colony. Frequently dubbed a “suicide mission,” the $4 billion Mars One non-profit venture plans to send a team of four individuals on what may very well be a one way trip to the red planet. The U.S. formed the most enthusiastic applicant pool (24 percent), while other applicants came from another 139 countries. Mars One opened up online applications in April, 2013, and while over Read more [...]

Perfect Match: Brazilian Kids Learn English by Video Chatting With Lonely Elderly Americans

It's such a fantastic and simple idea: Young Brazilians want to learn English. Elderly Americans living in retirement homes just want someone to talk to. Why not connect them? FCB Brazil did just that with its "Speaking Exchange" project for CNA language schools. As seen in the touching case study below, the young Brazilians and older Americans connect via Web chats, and they not only begin to share a language—they develop relationships that enrich both sides culturally and emotionally. The differences Read more [...]

Mark Twain’s Top 9 Tips for Living a Kick-Ass Life

"Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.” “When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it’s a sure sign you’re getting old.” You may know Mark Twain for some of his very popular books like Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He was a writer and also a humorist, satirist and lecturer. Twain is known for his many – and often funny – quotes.  Here are a few of my favourite tips from him. 1. Read more [...]

10 Steps to a Gold Star Handshake

A Fortune 500 CEO once said that when he had to choose between two candidates with similar qualifications, he gave the position to the candidate with the better handshake.  Extreme?  Perhaps, but management experts at the University of Iowa analyzing interactions in job interviews declared handshakes "more important than agreeableness, conscientiousness, or emotional stability."  Other studies determined that a handshake improves the quality of the interaction, producing a higher degree of intimacy Read more [...]

10 Amazing Underground Homes

With the population growing more and more each year, it was only a matter of time before people started building their homes underground like Hobbits from the Tolkien tale. Mankind started off living in caves, and now we realize that "earth homes" are actually a very eco-friendly way to live. These ten underground homes are so amazing they might make you want to set up camp underground too! 1. Cave House in Festus, Missouri This modern and energy-efficient 15,000-square-foot home is built within Read more [...]

Old Man In Nursing Home Reacts To Hearing Music From His Era

For years, therapists have understood the power of music. At nursing homes, hospices and hospitals, it’s not uncommon for specially-trained music therapists to ask a patient what songs they like and play them. The concept isn’t just about making a patient smile. Research shows that music is powerful medicine, with the ability to elevate mood, decrease anxiety, improve sleep quality and reduce pain. In short, it seems music can help heal some of what ails you. Social worker Dan Cohen is a Read more [...]