Inspiring

December 5, 2018

Interview: Ceramicist Hand-Sculpts 100 Elephants in 24-Hour Livestream

It is estimated that around 100 African elephants are killed every day due to an insatiable demand for ivory. This shocking statistic is what spurred British ceramicist Charlotte Mary Pack to action, causing her to undertake an admirable, self-assigned challenge. On World Wildlife Conservation Day (December 4, 2018), Pack stayed awake for an entire 24 hours to handcraft 100 elephant porcelain figurines.

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November 27, 2018

A Teacher in 1876 Handcrafted This Quilt to Help Teach Astronomy to Her Class

For many teachers, their job is more than just covering the syllabus—they often go beyond the basic requirements, dedicating time and energy to inspire their pupils as much as possible. One teacher of this caliber of commitment to education was Ellen Harding Baker, an American astronomer from the 19th century who is famous for one particularly crafty education method.

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November 19, 2018

Nurse Who Saved Lives in California Fire Shares Images of Scorched Truck, Toyota Responds

As the California fires continue to burn, tales of heroism prove that even in the worst of times, there is good in the world. Registered nurse Allyn Pierce manages the ICU at Adventist Health Feather River Hospital in the city of Paradise, and he barely survived the massive blaze while trying to save people from the flames. Pierce helped evacuate patients as the fire raged toward the hospital on November 8, 2018.

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November 8, 2018

Animator Keeps Late Wife’s Memory Alive Through Heartfelt Sketchbook Doodles

Mother, wife and inspiration. Cruelly taken way too soon. Would have told me off if I didn’t do my #doodleaday pic.twitter.com/R3On6RTw8C — Gary Andrews (@GaryScribbler) October 29, 2017 On his 54th birthday, TV animation director Gary Andrews started a Doodle Diary. This still-ongoing project is simple, but it has proved powerful over the past year; he chronicles his day in a sketch.

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