Articles in the category Social Good

These Grannies Spend Their Days Tagging Walls with Graffiti

What would you like to do when you retire? Move to a tropical climate, perhaps? Live it up in a private resort community? How about making kick-ass street art with other retirees? Thanks to Lata65, an organization that runs workshops for people over 65, those interested in the last option might get the chance to do it—and […]

Humane Society Teams Up with Uber for Kitten Deliveries

Kittens. They’re fluffy balls of happiness that will one day grow into a ten pound mini-dictator who claims your computer keyboard as its own sovereign property. But they’re more than the baby versions of those things that think they own your house, they’re also fantastic for stress relief. For National Cat Day—and yes, that is […]

This Bikini Could Save The Ocean [Science]

Yep, you read that right — this bikini could save the ocean. Literally. We’re not making this up. Mihri and Cengiz Ozkan are two professors at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering. Together with Ph.D student Daisy Patino and Ph. D graduate Hamed Bay, they have developed a material named Sponge, designed […]

Terminally-ill Patients Live Out Final Wishes, Thanks to Dutch Non-Profit

When it comes to final wishes, it just takes a little compassion to give a terminally-ill person some kindness and dignity. Stichting Ambulance Wens — or Ambulance Wish Foundation — is a Dutch non-profit Organization that is dedicated to helping terminally-ill patients a chance to live out their dying wishes to the best of their […]

‘Dog Train’ Takes Rescued Pups on Adventures

An 80 year-old man in Fort Worth, Texas has taken it upon himself to rescue (and entertain) abandoned dogs in his neighborhood.  E ugene Bostick retired nearly fifteen years ago, but he’s been working hard for his neighborhood’s abandoned dogs. “We live down on a dead-end street, where me and my brother have a horse barn,” the […]

Powerful Tweet Reminds Us: Steve Jobs Was the Child of a Syrian Immigrant

Amidst the worst humanitarian crisis of the last decade, a Swedish tech entrepreneur reminds us of Steve Job’s heritage. he world had an epiphany upon seeing photos of a drowned Syrian toddler, face down on the shores of a Turkish beach. The refugee problem can’t be ignored. Keeping with that momentum, activists and observers continue to […]