Author: Cassandra Ledger

Sixth Graders Promoting Kindness

Credit: Longroom Huge gestures of kindness and love go miles for those on the receiving end. Helping someone who needs it—perhaps to afford medical treatment, or to feed their family—is an impactful feat that often has a ripple effect on those who witness it, spreading that warm nature to those near and far. But something we don’t see celebrated often enough is the many random acts of kindness people promote in their day to day lives. A class of sixth graders at Osolo Elementary School is learning how even the tiniest of goodwill can make a monumental difference in...

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A Boy’s Way to Keep His Friend’s Memory Alive

Credit: Detroit News Whether it has a direct impact or not, cancer seems to have an effect on each and every one of our lives. Perhaps a family member had breast cancer. Perhaps a friend had melanoma. While cancer isn’t something most children consider, for Kenneth Gross Jr., it was a reality he unfortunately had to face. Over the course of his 12 years, the Michigan boy went through more than many experience in a lifetime, because at 13 months old, KJ was diagnosed with leukemia. At a young age he underwent two bone-marrow transplants, and continued to battle...

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Providing Support to the California Wildfire Victims

Credit: Worldnes Easybranches California’s summer and autumn months plunge the state into an unbelievable dry-spell annually. Wildfires are unfortunately commonplace in the Golden State, as the dry terrain easily bursts into flames from even the tiniest ember. People lose their homes and belongings every year to the destruction, but the 2018 wildfire season, however, was the most destructive one in California record. Over the course of just a few months, 7,500 fires scorched more than 1,600,000 acres of California’s beautiful scenery. Mountains, grasslands, and communities were engulfed in flame. The damage burnt homes to the ground, but even more...

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Dr. Dale Eubank and the Right Way to Lose Weight

Though we all have differing opinions and values, there are two things men and women across the United States collectively approach at a near-obsessive level. That first obsession for many, is food. We need food for energy, so it’s no wonder we all share such a passionate love for our individual, favorite foods. But restaurants serve our favorites in portions that could feed a family of four, and pre-packaged grocery goods are full of sugar, sodium, and artificial preservatives that, if enjoyed a little too often, leads many to resort to America’s second obsession: dieting. Credit: HomeGymr There are...

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Gift

Credit: Content Coms gift noun A thing given willingly to someone without payment; a present. “a Christmas gift” A natural ability or talent. “he has a gift for comedy” verb Give (something) as a gift, especially formally or as a donation or bequest. “the company gifted 2,999 shares to a charity” Credit: Google Dictionary The Symbolic Power of the Gift This time of year, the word “gift” more prevalent on our lips and in our heads than usual. Whether one celebrates Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, the custom of exchanging gifts between family and loved ones eats up our wallets,...

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