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A Caring Man Adopts 7 Teens, Giving Them All a Second Chance in Life

60-year-old Joe Toles, has dedicated the past ten years of his life to providing teenage boys, with rough childhoods a second chance. As a former guidance counselor from Queens, New York, Toles was more than aware of the many children and young adults out there who were struggling for a chance to live a happy and healthy life. Not only this, but Joe was already familiar with what it is like growing up in the system. He did not have a secure home growing up and is able to relate to the struggles that young teenagers growing up in similar situations can face.
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Stories

This Secret Millionaire With an MBA Spends Her Time Collecting Cans for $20 a Day

One of the main questions people ask themselves as they go through life is; "what would I do if money were not an object?" The idea of being rich to the point where you don't have to work anymore is extremely exciting. All the things we dream about and wish we could have sitting at the palm of our hands is an image that lights an inner fire that is put out the moment we set our alarms for the next day's work. We could only guess that attaining this level of wealth would mean, shopping, going on vacation, buying our parent's expensive cars and houses, and relaxing by the pool. The fact of the matter is that not all people who can live that way would live that way.
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History

A Tale of Terrible Decisions: The Big Move That Led to Blockbuster’s Demise

Over the course of a couple of generations, Blockbuster was the king of the entertainment industry. In the early 2000s, the struggling founders of Netflix offered to sell their company to Blockbuster for a relatively modest sum of money. They were turned down and laughed at. Ten years later, Blockbuster declared bankruptcy. Now, Netflix dominates the streaming world and Blockbuster is a thing of the past.
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History

The History of Women Wearing Pants as a Power Symbol

The last few years have been successful in breaking down the barriers between what men and women can do. With feminism on the up, the world is a less prejudicial place to what it was in the mid -twentieth century, regarding a woman’s place in society. How was this acceptance achieved? One of the tactics reducing women’s discrimination came down to a simple wardrobe change.
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Science & Tech

Scientists Successfully Create Flowers That Glow After Unlocking DNA Secrets of Luminous Mushrooms

It may sound like something out of science fiction, but it totally true. After editing the DNA of a bioluminescent mushroom, researchers at Planta managed to transfer the genetic code into a tobacco plant. It's a huge and exciting accomplishment in the world of science, as it opens up possibilities for other glow-in-the-dark living organisms. Plants, flowers, and who knows what else could undergo the process that gives them a "pleasant green aura that emanates from their living energy," the researchers explained. And it's simply magical to behold the results.
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