Inspiring

November 30, 2020

Alex Trebek Spreads Hope and Encouragement in Posthumous Message Recorded for Thanksgiving

As we approach the month of December, fans are still mourning the loss of beloved television personality Alex Trebek, the long-standing host of the popular game show Jeopardy! His death in early November was an unwelcome addition to the long list of tragedies assigned to the year 2020. But on Thanksgiving, many fans were touched by a posthumous message from Trebek, recorded before his death for the show’s episode airing that day.

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November 17, 2020

Arkansas School Installs Solar Panels to Save Millions On Energy and Pay Teachers More

Public school districts across the nation are facing massive budget deficits. As districts tighten their fiscal belts, art classes are cut, teacher salaries stagnate, and it grows harder to attract (and keep) talented staff. The way out of large deficits may seem daunting, but the economic success of one Arkansas school district offers a guiding example for many others.

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November 10, 2020

Former Ballerina With Alzheimer’s Hears Music and Remembers Her Routine To ‘Swan Lake’

Music can awaken the deepest parts of our memories—even if those moments seem gone forever. Marta C. González proves this in a poignant video that has recently gone viral. It shows González—a former New York City Ballet prima ballerina living with Alzheimer’s disease—as she recognizes Tchaikovsky’s classic Swan Lake. Upon hearing the music, González begins to move her arms and dance the routine she performed so long ago.

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October 28, 2020

Artist Transforms Abandoned Tanks in Kabul Into Colorful Works of Art

In Afghanistan, there are a number of deserted war tanks, stationed as a constant reminder of combat and violent conflicts. Luckily, Iranian artist Neda Taiyebi has stepped in and is finding another use for them. She has reimagined the abandoned vessels in Kabul, Afghanistan by adorning them with colorful motifs including fruits and flowers, as well as swirling geometric designs.

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