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200-Year-Old Heirloom Bible Found & Returned to Family

UpdatePosted 04/10/2014 03:15PM

200-Year-Old Heirloom Bible Found and Returned to Family by Goodwill

Originally posted 04/09/2014 01:00PM

The Bible was an odd inclusion in the donation box.

It was surrounded by computer parts when it arrived at a Denver, Colo., Goodwill, which may have been why the employees took notice of it.

It was lucky they did.

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Heroes Among Us: Colorado Women Help Thousands of Ugandans Out of Poverty

Heroes Among Us

Three Colorado Women Help Ugandans Build Businesses by Selling Handmade Beads

Originally posted 04/10/2014 02:30PM

In 2011, Teddy Namuyiga was desperate.

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Introducing the Amazing Teen Who Created a Pancreatic Cancer Test

Teen Scientist Jack Andraka Created a Pancreatic Cancer Test at 15

Originally posted 04/05/2014 10:35AM

Jack Andraka, 17, created a simple test to detect pancreatic cancer when he was only 15.

Motivated by the death of a close family friend, the Crownsville, Md., high school junior wanted to design a way to detect the disease in its early stages. He applied to 200 labs and was rejected by 199 of them. But working at a Johns Hopkins University lab, he came up with a test that costs three cents and gives results in just five minutes.

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Construction Worker Rescues Colleague When Scaffolding Fails Atop 30-Story Building

Construction Worker Rescues Colleague After Scaffolding Collapses Atop 30-Story Building (and 4 More Inspiring Stories)

Originally posted 04/04/2014 09:40AM

Five inspiring stories you might have missed this week. (See last week's list)

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Heroes Among Us: California Woman Uses Art to Help Kids in Need

Heroes Among Us

Ana Jimenez-Hami Brings the Arts to Low-Income Kids

Originally posted 04/03/2014 11:30AM

Growing up in Puerto Rico, Ana Jimenez-Hami's father, Freddy, never let her forget about the importance of helping those who weren't as fortunate as she.

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Doris Day Is 90 – And Lookin' Great!

Doris Day Is 90 – And Lookin' Great!

Originally posted 04/03/2014 08:20AM

She lit up movie screens and record charts in the '40s, '50s and '60s, and – as she turns 90 on April 3 – Doris Day remains one of America's Sweethearts.

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Watch Men Suffer Through Below-the-Belt Waxing for Cancer Awareness

Watch Men Suffer Through Below-the-Belt Waxing for Cancer Awareness

Originally posted 04/02/2014 07:45AM

Testicular cancer is no laughing matter.

This video, though, is a different story – taking a humorous approach to a very serious matter.

A Canadian group, Testicular Cancer Canada, created the clip of men suffering through some below-the-belt waxing (to facilitate examinations) to help spread awareness about the disease. What it may also spread is cringing to those who watch.

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Georgia Woman Finds Sister on Facebook After 37-Year Search

Georgia Woman Finds Sister on Facebook After 37-Year Search (and Other Inspiring Stories This Week)

Originally posted 03/28/2014 10:15AM

Five acts of kindness worth celebrating, and sharing. (See last week's list)

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March Radness: Basketball Star Forms a Special Bond with Girl Battling Cancer

Adreian Payne Forms a Special Bond with Girl Battling Cancer

Originally posted 03/27/2014 03:30PM

He's a 6-foot-10 college basketball star. She's a diminutive 8-year-old battling a rare form of cancer. But Adreian Payne and Lacey Holsworth are finding common ground during March Madness.

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