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Five quick-thinking boys in Vancouver, Canada are being hailed as heroes after saving an eight-year-old boy in life-threatening danger.

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This NFL player was stuck in the snow trying to get to a playoff game when a homeless man came to his aid.

Both men said their interaction led to “life-changing experiences.”

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Over seven inches of snow fell on Kansas City, Missouri between 7am and the 1:35pm kickoff for the Chiefs versus Indianapolis Colts AFC divisional playoff game last Saturday.

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For Separated Undocumented Immigrants, The Trauma Doesn’t End After Being Reunited

This woman suffered generational trauma from family separation, so she went to the border to help children who were detained.

All photos courtesy of Araceli Cruz.

What motivates you to help someone? Is it a feeling of guilt, sadness? A combination of both?

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Fighting Trump By Giving Back

As Inauguration Day draws near, here’s a guide to getting involved—and not letting up.

Almost immediately following the election, my news feeds and everyday conversations became populated with what I call “the Bad Feeling.” The holidays may have provided a momentary distraction, but, with Inauguration Day looming, it’s back with a vengeance. Donald Trump will soon be the president of the United States, and though the consistency of his policies is shaky (at best), it seems like any number of apocalyptic futures might be possible. The Bad Feeling is nebulous. The Bad Feeling inspires both anger and dread.

But it has also galvanized us into action. A record number of people have turned out to protest, many for the first time. We’ve taken to the streets and opened our wallets. Yet, for those new to all of this, it can be hard to know where to start.

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This Facebook Fundraiser For Aleppo Has Gone Viral But It Still Needs You

Basel Termanini is determined to reach his goal

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Aleppo has been weighing on the hearts of the entire world after the outpour of bone-chilling messages on social media by citizens, journalists, and activists still in the city, many claiming to be saying their goodbyes. In the wake of these desperate dispatches, a Facebook fundraiser started by Basel Termanini has asked for $1.5 million to “help the medical needs of the civilian victims of the air strikes and shelling in besieged Aleppo.” It’s been enormously successful, becoming the first ever Facebook fundraiser to eclipse the $1 million mark. More than 23,000 people from over 60 countries have donated to the cause in support of the Syrian American Medical Society Foundation (SAMS).

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Every September 11, I Remember This Surprising Story About Steve Buscemi

Indie film’s favorite oddball was once an FDNY firefighter, and he’s never forgotten his roots.

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Steve Buscemi, the veteran actor with the one-in-a-million face, known for his depictions of weirdos and gangsters, inspires a lot of creative description: The Guardian referred to him as a “strangely attractive shoelace” and one critic recalled Buscemi as “pale, almost pallid—as if he’d been reared in a mushroom cellar.” The Independent once suggested an “unvarnished ordinariness” was the heart of Buscemi’s appeal. He has been said to look like Don Knotts, John Waters, and Angelina Jolie.

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