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Fierce Competition to Be the Kindest Inmate Inside a Women’s Prison

Typically, kindness doesn't top the list of survival skills needed in a women's prison. But last week, inmates around the world who call themselves "compassionistas" teamed up to see who could perform the most acts of compassion, and competed other prisons and citizens in The 2017 Compassion Games. style="display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px" data-ad-client="ca-pub-8420654331411867"

10 times Dumbledore nailed it with kindness

I came to the Harry Potter books late in life. I was in my early 40s when Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was published and to me, at that time, they were books meant for children. And although I have never actually left my childhood, my literary tastes were

Youth Risks His Life to Crawl After Suicidal Woman and Talk Her Down

A situation that could have ended in tragedy took an inspiring turn last weekend when a Good Samaritan risked his own life to comfort a suicidal woman and talk her down from the edge. The woman was first spotted on Saturday afternoon crawling across a section of beams in the

August web watch

Lets face it, August has been a fairly rubbish month. I'm not talking about the weather here, but world events. In a month that is normally part of the silly season when news is notoriously slow we have suffered terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Denmark, Hurricane Harvey, and what was that

Guardian Angel of Southwest to the Rescue

Upon flying home from Nashville to Pittsburgh on a rerouted Southwest Airlines flight, Stacy Hurt learned her suitcase was misplaced in transit. To top it all off, the bag contained essential items for her 9 a.m. chemotherapy appointment the next day. Hurt, who has been battling colon cancer since 2014,

Thai policeman comforts stressed knifeman

Officer Anirut Malee of Huay Kwang Police Station in Bangkok, Thailand showed his great depth of courage and compassion when confronted with a desperate knife-wielding man at the police station. His actions quickly defused what could have been a dangerous and explosive situation. Closed circuit camera footage shows Malee calmly talking to

A Prescription for Compassion, This Handyman Builds Cheap Wheelchairs and Gives Them to Disabled Dogs

This animal lover dreamed up a brilliant solution for the dozens of disabled pups wandering around his city. When 40-year-old Pan Chieh isn't working as a machine operator, he is busy building homemade canine wheelchairs out of water pipes. style="display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px" data-ad-client="ca-pub-8420654331411867" data-ad-slot="1313712966"> Chieh's design, which only costs about $30 to

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