Laid-Off ‘Super Star’ Nurse Gets Dream Job

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA super-star nurse who drew widespread attention when budget cuts eliminated her job in Chicago has landed the job of her dreams. last_img

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Siberian Villages Witness Russian Healthcare Revival

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA healthcare revolution is sweeping Russia. Both Russia’s federal and regional governments — enriched by energy and commodity exports over the last decade — have poured money into the country’s healthcare system, which crumbled after the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin have made improving the health of Russians central to their policies and pledged billions of dollars to boost healthcare. We are sorry. The content item you requested needs to be replaced since the sydicator has abruptly ended this news service. The Good News Network is committed to finding another version of this news story elsewhere and adding the replacement link by mid-January, 2009. Please check back!AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Send a Live Singing Telegram For Valentine’s Day for $5

first_img Typically, songs can be ordered the day before delivery. If they are sold out for a particular date, delivery for that date will no longer be an option for all songs. As of this writing, Valentine’s Day is still open. (I sent Cupid’s Arrow to my husband… Shhh!) On top of being economical to send, TajTunes are eco-friendly too. They use Paypal for payments. Check out their wonderful Valentine’s Day song, called Cupid’s Arrow, on TajTunes.com AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore A company based in Boston and Bangalore offers a cool way of sending a Valentine or Birthday wish to someone special in the United States. Send live singing telegrams from India to any mobile phone or land line for only $5.  TajTunes.com features an original lineup of songs written by Boston songwriters. The songs are quirky, fun, and out of the ordinary and the sender receives a digital recording of the song, including the recipient’s reaction, after the call is made. last_img read more

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Holiday Heroes: Foster Kids Feel Her Love Each Year

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreKnowing that even if a foster child is placed with a family, it doesn’t guarantee a Christmas gift under the tree, Frances Smith for 15 years has used her annual vacation to amass new dolls, clothes, bikes, and games for every child in the foster care system of Coweta County, Georgia.For 500 to 600 foster children and vulnerable elderly adults, Smith, 64, has been a volunteer elf, in charge of the impressive Christmas Joy program.To donate to the Joy Project, contact Frances Smith at 770-683-9217 or donate to the address below. She doesn’t accept cash or checks, but you can send toys or gift cards to:Frances Smith – PO box 465 Newnan, GA 30264 (Newnan, not Newman)(READ the story w/ photos in the Atlanta-Journal Constitution)Image by ppdigital via MorguefileAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Company Hits Milestone With $1Billion Spent on College Degrees for Employees

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreSometimes big companies actually do good things for their employees during bad times. And keep on doing it, quietly, without making a fuss.United Technologies Corp., a hard-nosed industrial conglomerate that makes things like aircraft engines and elevators, reached an unusual milestone: spending $1 billion on a program to send its employees to college. The most interesting part? UTC is preparing its employees not only for their UTC future but also for the next job they may take with another employer, saying, “It’s in our interest to have an educated workforce.”(READ the story in the Washington Post)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Post-Storm Kindness Spreads, Warming Hearts and Phones

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreOne of the most inspiring examples of neighbors helping neighbors around the New York City area in the wake of Hurricane Sandy is the emergence of ad hoc “charging stations” for people without power who need to charge their cell phones.From his blog, AmericanScience, a Professor at the Stevens Institute of Technology reported in Hoboken, NJ, on the neighborly phenomenon of sharing electricity which he calls, a social innovation: We don’t have riots here. It’s just the opposite. If anything, you see real solidarity. Strangers are helping strangers. My colleagues and I check in on each other. The community…has rallied.The neatest thing I’ve run across: We were walking down 11th Street, and we saw that people with electricity had run extension cords out of their front windows to power strips on the sidewalk.People who don’t have power are coming to these places to charge up their electronics and cellphones.I walked down 11th St around noon. There were around 20 charging stations within the span of four blocks.I’ve seen more since, up and down Hudson Street, at Clinton and 11th. There must be nearly fifty of them.Photo, top: Russell Stainer, Hoboken, NJBottom photo by Lee, American Science BlogAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Amazing Video! Cat Chases Attacking Dog to Rescue 4-Year-old

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore A little boy named Jeremy was riding a bike calmly around his driveway when suddenly the neighbor’s Labrador-Chow puppy came into the yard and attacked his leg, pulling him to the ground and shaking him violently.The Triantafilo family posted an amazing video on YouTube from surveillance cameras that showed the family’s cat, Tara, charging at the dog in mid-attack, and running it off their property.The hero cat, a stray adopted by the Bakersfield, California family six years ago, has been seen by millions of people worldwide, after the story went viral on news and social media websites.Jeremy is doing fine, after getting ten stitches to sew up his leg.(READ more and watch an interview with the family on TODAY) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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12-Year-Old CEO Has Already Made $150,000 With Stylish Bow Tie Company

first_img”I like to wear bow ties because they make me look good and feel good.”Today he employs five seamstresses from his home in Memphis, Tenn., and has topped $165,000 in revenue.Moziah appeared on CNBC recently to talk about how business is going.(WATCH the videos from TODAY and CNBC) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreMoziah Bridges loved dressing with style, but he couldn’t find bow ties that were cool and fit his 9-year-old fancy. So he asked his grandmother to teach him to sew.“Mo’s Bows” was born and he used Granny’s whimsical scrap fabric to make and sell bow ties and pocket squares. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Scientists Create Stem Cells That Can Target and Kill Brain Cancer

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreHarvard scientists have discovered “a way of turning stem cells into killing machines to fight brain cancer,” reports the BBC.In experiments on mice, the stem cells were genetically engineered to produce and secrete toxins which kill brain tumors, without killing normal cells or themselves.Researchers said the next stage was to test the procedure in humans.(READ the story from BBC)Image via Nephron (CC license) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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A Hopeful Message From Good News Network On the Morning After Elections

first_imgAmerica is essentially the same today, as it was yesterday: the caretaker of 400 National Parks brimming with magnificence; the engine for lively cities that are bustling hubs of cultural engagement and exchange; the historic land for which heroes fought for independence and freedom; the home of beloved and talented artists, poets, musicians, thinkers, engineers, and philanthropists who love this country like you do.3 Scientifically Proven Ways to be HappierIt may feel impossible to have faith in the future. It may feel like you’re going to continue waking up to disappointment and despair, but remember there is always renewal—as sure as spring follows winter.Every day, Good News Network will labor to bring you positive stories about people working to eliminate poverty and cruelty, making a difference with their kindness and love. Some of the stories may seem small and insignificant against a backdrop of global unrest, but it’s these small deeds, these grains of sand that make up a beach.It’s your mindset that will create your world.We are with you. And we are going to work harder than ever, every day, to remind you that you are a part of a community that chooses positivity over negativity—to remind you that even though things may look bleak, people are waking up all over the world and doing good.MORE: How to Be Grateful Even During Tough TimesToday can be seen as a rebirth, on many levels. Let’s lay down our judgement and adversarial attitudes for two minutes and allow for the possibility of hope. Let’s try to stay open to the fact that history’s arc always bends toward the good.– With affection, from McKinley Corbley, Managing Editor, and Geri, the Founder of Good News Network… (You can support the Good News Network with a Membership Donation, here)SHARE the Inspiration with Friends… AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreTo Our Good News Network fans,On this morning after election day, we know that you may be hurting over the prospect of an uncertain future. Abrupt change is always difficult.But if there is one thing that has been–and will always be–true, it’s that you’re not alone.Terrible things have happened since Good News Network was first published 19 years ago — 9/11, the Wall Street crash and the terrible recession that followed, bombings in the world’s greatest cities—but neighbors in communities always found strength and comfort.last_img read more

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