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Philadelphia Pizza Parlor Demonstrates It Doesn't Take Much To Make A Difference

By Meera Dolasia on January 28, 2015
Philadelphia Pizza Parlor Demonstrates It Doesn't Take Much To Make A Difference

While most of us want to help those in need, we are often constrained by our own finances. Now a Philadelphia man is demonstrating that sometimes it takes as little as a slice of pizza, to make a big difference in a person's life.

Scientists Identify The Culprits Responsible For The Browning Of India's Taj Mahal

By Meera Dolasia on January 23, 2015
Scientists Identify The Culprits Responsible For The Browning Of India's Taj Mahal

Mention the Indian subcontinent and one of the first things that comes to mind is the Taj Mahal. Located in Agra, the mausoleum that is widely hailed as the "Jewel of Muslim art in India", was built in the 1600's by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Intricately crafted from pure white marble, the masterpiece that took about 22 years to complete, is considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and visited by millions of people each year.

"No-Show" Charge For Missing A Birthday Party Tacky Or Justified? You Decide!

By Meera Dolasia on January 22, 2015
"No-Show" Charge For Missing A Birthday Party Tacky Or Justified? You Decide!

Here is a story most of you are probably familiar with. Kid gets invited to a classmate's birthday party.  Parents respond with a resounding yes, but later realize they have a conflict and decide it's okay to skip the party without informing the host. End of story right? No, says this British mother who wants the errant party to pay for the cost incurred.

Australian Youngsters Start Mobile Laundry Service For The Homeless

By Meera Dolasia on January 17, 2015
Australian Youngsters Start Mobile Laundry Service For The Homeless

First there was San Francisco-based Lava Mae that came up with the brilliant idea of mobile showers for the homeless, and now two Australian youngsters that have created a similar laundry service for those down on their luck.

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

By Meera Dolasia on January 16, 2015
Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

On Monday January 19th, Americans will celebrate the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., (MLK), a Baptist clergyman turned activist, who is often credited with spearheading the country's civil rights movement. It is thanks to his efforts that America is today a nation where everyone has equal rights, regardless of race, color or creed.

World Unites In Historic March Against Terrorism

By Meera Dolasia on January 14, 2015
World Unites In Historic March Against Terrorism

On Sunday, January 11th, almost 4 million people across France and several hundred thousand more globally, marched in solidarity against terrorism. The biggest gathering was in Paris where an estimated 1.7 million people, including 40 world leaders, walked along the boulevards and avenues of central Paris. Some were carrying signs with the slogan “Je suis Charlie” (I am Charlie), while others held up large stylized pencils or wore writing implements on their hats or other items of clothing.

Having A Snow Day? Enjoy It While It Lasts

By Meera Dolasia on January 10, 2015
Having A Snow Day? Enjoy It While It Lasts

Every year around this time, schools districts in the Eastern and Midwestern regions of the United States brace themselves for the inevitable "snow days" - school closures forced by the freezing Arctic blasts that dip temperatures to as low as 40 below in states like Iowa. While a great favorite amongst students, the unscheduled holidays are a big nuisance for educators. That's because in order to complete the State mandated 180 days of student instruction, they have to compensate for the unscheduled holidays by cancelling teacher enrichment days, long weekends and in extreme cases, even cutting short spring and summer vacations.

How Social Media Aided The Fight Against Injustices In 2014

By Meera Dolasia on January 4, 2015
How Social Media Aided The Fight Against Injustices In 2014

2014 will be remembered for many things - the re-emergence of Ebola, cyber attacks on corporations like Target, Home Depot and Sony, and most importantly, numerous extraordinary protests. Though the reasons for the public rallies that occurred in cities all across the globe differed, they had one thing in common - their success can be largely attributed to the use of social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, which helped raise worldwide awareness and brought like-minded people together to organize effective campaigns that lasted for months, some even continuing into 2015.

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