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Teen brightens smiles of ailing children

Teen brightens smiles of ailing children

She may have been too young to officially volunteer her time but at 14, Arielle Davis found another way to help her local Ronald McDonald House.

“I looked on their website and it said they needed toothbrushes,” said Davis, now 18. “It’s only a dollar a toothbrush, so even a child can afford to donate one.”

But Davis went further than just donating one toothbrush. She contacted every dentist she could find in a 10-mile radius, set up a collection bin at her school and contacted her local newspaper for some media attention. Within six to eight months she had managed to collect 1,500 toothbrushes and 1,000 tubes of toothpaste.

Last Updated ( Friday, 31 October 2014 08:07 )

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Warsaw's POLIN museum celebrates and mourns Polish Jewish life

Warsaw's POLIN museum celebrates and mourns Polish Jewish lifeWARSAW — In a Europe wracked by fears of rising anti-Semitism, and in a country whose Jews were all but annihilated in the Holocaust, a dazzling new “museum of life” celebrates the Jewish past and looks forward to a vital future. Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday, Oct.28, jointly inaugurated the long-awaited core exhibit of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, a more than $100 million complex first conceived 20 years ago. “I...

Last Updated ( Friday, 31 October 2014 08:15 )

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Boston-area teen assists those in need

Boston-area teen assists those in needWASHINGTON — Adopted from China as infants, Maxine Harvey and her younger sister, Talia, were taught the importance of giving back by their adoptive mother. “It was instilled in us at such a young age that I thought it’s what you’re supposed to do,” said Harvey, 18. For as long as she can remember, Harvey said her family would collect items at their annual Chanukah party and donate them to local families in need.
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Israel: the most vegans per capita

Israel: the most vegans per capitaTEL AVIV — The music pounded, the liquor flowed, dancers filled the floor and khinkali meat dumplings and kababi skewers — staples of traditional Georgian cuisines — sat on almost every table. That was back in February, before Nana Shrier, the owner of the hip Tel Aviv bar and restaurant Nanuchka, saw a television news report about factory farming. Then everything changed. Abhorred by how animals are treated in industrial meat and dairy production, Shrier stripped all the animal products...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 23 October 2014 13:16 )

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Jerusalem’s light rail merges past, future

Jerusalem’s light rail merges past, futureJERUSALEM is arguably the world’s most complex city. It is a place of sanctity for three faiths; a site of antiquity; home to a diverse population; and capital of a nation with an ancient heritage and forward-looking vision. Reconciling the myriad challenges this multi-faceted city presents might seem daunting, if not completely overwhelming. However, for Jerusalem Transportation Masterplan (JTM), what began as a formidable task — creating a new transportation system that would complement t...

Last Updated ( Monday, 20 October 2014 13:23 )

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