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This Scientist Created A Deadly Virus That Could Kill 400 Million

This Scientist Created A Deadly Virus That Could Kill 400 Million

“Perhaps the most notable fact about the great flu pandemic of 2018 was not that it came exactly 100 years after the Spanish flu of 1918, but that it killed 5% of the world’s population – nearly 400 million people. The NHS couldn’t handle the high numbers of infection, which […]

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Britain Attempts To Ban Anyone Born After 2000 From Smoking

Britain Attempts To Ban Anyone Born After 2000 From Smoking

Tobacco claims a life every six seconds. It’s estimated that in the 21st century, one billion people will die from smoking-induced diseases. Last Tuesday, doctors in Britain voted to ban cigarettes for any person born after the year 2000. This is the first step in an initiative toward creating a tobacco-free Britain […]

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This Restaurant Has Banned All Tips And Donates Gratuity To Charity

This Restaurant Has Banned All Tips And Donates Gratuity To Charity

There’s a new restaurant in San Antonio that’s challenging the typical business model of restaurants. Oaks Crossing restaurant doesn’t let their servers take home any tips – and it’s definitely raising some eyebrows. The restaurant opened last Friday, becoming the first restaurant in San Antonio to use a no-tip policy […]

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Pope Francis Stops Motorcade To Bless Disabled Woman (VIDEO)

Pope Francis Stops Motorcade To Bless Disabled Woman (VIDEO)

During Pope Francis’ pastoral visit to Calabria in southern Italy, the Pope halted the car he was riding in to bless a young disabled woman and her family after seeing them standing on the side of the road. The family posted a video of the encounter online, shown below: The […]

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Always #LikeAGirl Ad Addresses The Sneaky Stereotype That Harms Girls (VIDEO)

Always #LikeAGirl Ad Addresses The Sneaky Stereotype That Harms Girls (VIDEO)

Growing up, we’re taught that doing anything “like a girl” is usually an insult. So how do you think it feels when you actually are an adolescent girl? Feminine product company Always is trying to change this perception with a new campaign called #LikeAGirl. This ad shines direct light on […]

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Homeless Man Gives Kids Free Books To Encourage Them To Read

Homeless Man Gives Kids Free Books To Encourage Them To Read

This homeless man is exactly why you should never judge a book by its cover. Philani Dladla, a 24-year-old who lives on the streets, doesn’t look like someone who constantly has their nose in a book. However, he’s earned his name the “pavement bookworm” – a nickname given to him by […]

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Man Volunteers To Drive Entire Bar Home In Memory Of Fatal Crash

Man Volunteers To Drive Entire Bar Home In Memory Of Fatal Crash

It was the first anniversary of a drunk driving accident that ended in a fatality. In memory of the victim, founder of humanitarian group Because I Said I Would Alex Sheen volunteered to drive every intoxicated people home. The man responsible for the crash, Matthew Cordle, had Sheen help him film […]

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Shopper Buys $120 Worth Of Diapers For New Mom Struggling At Walmart Cash Register

Shopper Buys $120 Worth Of Diapers For New Mom Struggling At Walmart Cash Register

Most of us just get annoyed when we’re being held up in a store line. What this woman did is amazing. When Carol Flynn noticed a young mother struggling to pay for diapers at the Sioux Falls, South Dakota Walmart checkout, she didn’t tell her off. Instead, she pulled out her […]

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Navy Promotes Michelle Howard, Making Her Its First Female Four-Star Admiral

Navy Promotes Michelle Howard, Making Her Its First Female Four-Star Admiral

For the first time in its 236-year history, the Navy has its first female four-star admiral! Michelle Howard, formerly vice admiral, has just been promoted. She will also be the Navy’s new vice chief of naval operations. On Tuesday morning, Howard paid tribute to the nation’s service members during her […]

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Unemployed Mother of 5 Wins Half A Million Bucks in Grocery Contest

Unemployed Mother of 5 Wins Half A Million Bucks in Grocery Contest

Melissa Edwards-Munoz could not believe her ears. She thought this had to be a prank phone call. The 38-year-old mother of five got a phone call from complete strangers who informed her that she’d won $500,000 in an online grocery store contest, beating 48 million other entries. This news couldn’t […]

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13 Signs That Make The Best Case For Marriage Equality

13 Signs That Make The Best Case For Marriage Equality

Currently, there are nineteen states within the U.S. that have legalized gay marriage, and twelve states where judges have issued rulings in favor of the freedom to marry. Although the struggle for the legalization of gay marriage across the board still exists, it’s been a crucial year for gay rights – […]

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Cheerleader Posing With Dead Animals Forces Facebook To Take Action

Cheerleader Posing With Dead Animals Forces Facebook To Take Action

Recently, a 19-year-old Texas Tech University cheerleader has been getting animal lovers around the world all riled up. Kendall Jones, who has a Facebook page called Kendall Takes Wild, has made herself a well-known and controversial figure on social media. But it’s not cheerleading she’s become famous for. WARNING: The images […]

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Trucker Pulls Over Speeding Cop To Educate Him About The Law (VIDEO)

Trucker Pulls Over Speeding Cop To Educate Him About The Law (VIDEO)

This incident makes us glad that more people are choosing to record their encounters with police. This event was recorded by Brian Miner, who honked his horn at an officer that sped past his truck. At the time, Miner was driving under the speed limit due to a storm having just […]

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Prep School’s First Female Black Student President Forced To Resign Over ‘Offensive’ Photos

Prep School’s First Female Black Student President Forced To Resign Over ‘Offensive’ Photos

Earlier this year at a prestigious Lawrenceville prep school in New Jersey, the former black student body president Maya Peterson was forced to resign following a series of photos that appeared on the internet.

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Small Coffee Shop Uses The Honor System Instead Of Employees…And It Works

Small Coffee Shop Uses The Honor System Instead Of Employees…And It Works

If you’re an optimist, you believe that people are inherently good if given the chance to prove it. There might be some weight to that belief! In North Dakota, there is a coffee shop called The Vault – and no employees work there! This coffee shop, stocked with tea, baked […]

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Customer Complaining About Breastfeeding Gets Owned By Starbucks Barista

Customer Complaining About Breastfeeding Gets Owned By Starbucks Barista

Breastfeeding in public is perfectly legal in Ontario, so Canadian mom Julia Wykes never thought she’d hear someone complain about seeing her nurse her baby. However at one Starbucks, a customer decided to prove her wrong.   It was early in the morning and Julia was waiting for a drink […]

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How To Identify Sexual Assault, In A Simple 3-Word Sentence

How To Identify Sexual Assault, In A Simple 3-Word Sentence

At the bottom of this infographic, you’ll see a message that will clear things up when it comes to the broken way our society thinks about sexual assault survivors and perpetrators. Scroll all the way to the bottom, and just let it sink in for a minute or two.    […]

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