Today’s Solutions: June 12, 2024

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15-year-old inventor named Time’s ‘Kid of the Year’

For 92 years, Time Magazine has finished the year off by presenting a “Person of the Year” on its front cover. Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg graced the magazine’s front cover last year, becoming the youngest ever to do so at the age of 16. This year, Time wanted to recognize “the Read More...

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Volunteers release more than 10,000 baby turtles into sea off Bali

With sea turtle populations having seen a decline in recent years, conservation groups are stepping up their game to bring sea turtle numbers back up. This past week, conservation groups carried crates each full of dozens of tiny turtles to Gianyar beach on the Indonesian island of Bali, and Read More...

How divers recovered a man’s

How divers recovered a man’s lost prosthetic leg from the ocean floor

DeWalt Mix was paddle-boarding off the coast of Long Beach, training for the 2021 Paralympic Games in Tokyo when he lost his specialized prosthetic leg. The Fire Department dove right in to try to retrieve it for him, but to no avail. When rescue divers couldn’t find it on Sunday, Mix all but Read More...

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This NFL champion will skip 2020 season to fight Covid-19 in his hometown

In February, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif won America’s biggest sporting event, the Super Bowl, with the Kansas City Chiefs. But rather than spend the offseason getting ready to defend the Super Bowl title, the football player has been on the front lines of the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, Read More...

This mom donated her lottery w

This mom donated her lottery winnings to a wounded police officer

Shetara Sims is a single mom who was down to her last $7 when she found a dollar bill in a grocery store parking lot. The Kansas City native used it to buy a lottery ticket and ended up winning $100. But rather than keep it for herself, she listened to her daughter Rakiya’s advice and donated Read More...

Video: Oatmeal, the sloth, is

Video: Oatmeal, the sloth, is a little reminder to never lose hope

Meet Oatmeal, the sloth. She was first discovered in critical condition after she and her mother were severely shocked by an overhanging electric wire in Sarapiquí, Costa Rica. She is not the first orphaned sloth to call the Toucan Rescue Ranch (TRR) in Costa Rica her home. She is also not the Read More...

This man started a father 

This man started a father & daughter coding startup after being in prison

Antoine Patton had a difficult childhood. He got his first full time "dead end" job when he was just 14 years old. He became a father when he was still a teenager. And a few years later he was committing crimes. But Patton sought inspiration in the darkest place — prison — which he describes as Read More...

Afghanistan’s all-girl robot

Afghanistan’s all-girl robotics team is making ventilators using car parts

With Afghanistan in great need of ventilators to treat COVID 19 patients, a team of Afghan teenage girls has stepped up to build ventilators from used car parts. The girls are members of the all-girls robotics team, named the Afghan Dreamers, whom you might remember from 2017. That’s when they Read More...

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A Stanford graduate is on a quest to rid the world of dirt floors

The idea of living on a floor made of dirt may seem completely alien to you, but for more than a billion people in the world, living in homes with dirt floors is the norm. And that’s a problem. Dirt floors are unsanitary and can make people sick, often playing host to bugs such as termites and Read More...

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This great-grandmother just earned her college degree at the age of 93

It’s never too late to learn something new! If you don’t believe us, then you have to read this story about Joyce Lowenstein, an unlikely graduate of Georgia State University. Lowenstein's pursuit of a degree began in 1943, but it was interrupted for nearly 70 years after becoming a mother, Read More...