If you aren’t sure exactly what Ebola is or how you should respond to it, this short video is for you. It covers everything from where it originated and how it spreads to what the virus does to your body and, most importantly, what you need to do about it…
In a story that amounts to a real-life version of Taken, in which Liam Neeson goes to the ends of the earth to rescue his daughter from kidnappers, The Hindustan Times reports that an Indian father trekked over 300 miles to Nepal to track down and save his three sons who had been stolen into slavery by human traffickers…
We’ve all laughed at a sign that communicated something that wasn’t intended, whether because of a poor translation from some other language into English or because of accidental humor in English-speaking countries where you’d think the sign maker would have known better.
National television station France 2 equipped a Syrian woman with a hidden camera under her niqab to document everyday life in the city of Raqqa, an ISIS-controlled city in northern Syria.
The resulting footage shows men and women carrying AK-47′s as if they’re everyday accessories. One man orders a woman to cover 100% of her face because “God loves women who are covered.” French women are seen talking with loved ones back home, reassuring them that they’re okay and defending their choice to move to Syria as jihadi brides.
The entire video opens a shocking window for Westerners into everyday life under the extreme rule of ISIS…
In an effort to see how various cultures perceive and portray beauty, journalist Priscilla Yuki Wilson sent this photo to designers in over 25 countries around the world…
Her request was simple: “Make me beautiful.”
If this all sounds familiar, it’s because Wilson’s friend Esther Honig embarked on the same project earlier this year. Wilson wanted to repeat the endeavor to see how different the results would be for someone who is biracial. Wilson’s mother is Japanese and her father is Black, creating a unique element for designers to work with.
In the Chinese city of Chongqing, they are trying something new to protect those who text while they’re on the road…and those who are near them. No, it’s not meant to help drivers who text — there’s no excuse or accommodation for that dangerously obnoxious habit. This is a special adaptation for those who can’t stop texting while they walk.
In September 2001, Heather “Lucky” Penney was a young, inexperienced F-16 pilot with the 121st Fighter Squadron of the D.C. Air National Guard. As the first female pilot in her squadron, it was a dream come true; her father had served as a fighter pilot in Vietnam, so when Congress opened up combat aviation to women, she was the first in line:
I signed up immediately. I wanted to be a fighter pilot like my dad.
But on that fateful Tuesday morning thirteen years ago, 26-year-old Lt. Penney was called upon to make the greatest sacrifice of her life…bring down United Airlines flight 93, no matter what. Even knowing that the pilot for one of the planes could be her own father, Penney was prepared to take them down —
Several months ago, Phil Laboon asked the woman he thought was the love of his life to marry him. But, unfortunately, things didn’t work out for them and they called off the wedding. So Phil was left with a scheduled reception that had already been paid for — almost $20,000 of food, drink, and entertainment.
Instead of feeling sorry for himself, he decided to make the best of a bad situation, and used his prepaid wedding resources to host a charity ball.
Selling out all the $75 tickets and taking additional donations online and at the party, Laboon and friends raised tens of thousands of dollars for the Surgicorps International, which performs free surgeries for children in developing countries.
The nonprofit has performed over 4,000 surgeries in over 18 countries and looks forward to being able to continue their mission thanks in part to the generosity of Laboon and all his guests.
It was obviously pretty heartbreaking for everybody involved. But this ended up becoming a really good scenario…. Bad things happen, but nothing I experience will ever be equal to the obstacles these kids face each day of their lives.