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DNA Clears Man After 25 Years in Prison:
A decorated Vietnam veteran accepted the apology of a Texas judge after he was wrongly jailed for 25 years and released when new DNA tests this year proved he couldn't have commited the rape for which he'd been convicted. Last Tuesday, Larry Fuller, 57, walked free saying, "My faith was tested and I won."
KFC Restaurant Swears Off Trans-Fat Oils in Health Move:
Responding to pressure from consumer advocates, Kentucky Fried Chicken said they would stop frying chicken in trans fats -- oils that increase your bad cholesterol and lower your good cholesterol. Other restaurants, like Wendy's and Ruby Tuesdays already fry with non-trans fat oils.
Macs Join the Masai Tribe:
Retired tech executive Patrick O'Sullivan, moved by the plight of a Masai tribe that needed three years to complete a school for their children, built a a new school in three months that runs day and night on solar panels. He brought three new laptops to help teach the children, and now they are gazing wide-eyed at the ocean for the first time.
Vermont Keeps Seniors at Home -- Out of Nursing Homes
A unique experiment is under way in Vermont that allows older people to stay home and avoid nursing homes. Choices for Care allows Medicaid-eligible senior citizens who need home care to be tended by a family member, friend or neighbor, who is then paid by the state $10.00 per hour.
From Miner to Superhero, then a Cold Beer
An Australian man noticed a serving tractor-trailer truck on the other side of the road on his way to work. He turned his car around sped up to the truck and confirmed his suspicion that the driver was in trouble -- slumped over the wheel. He parked his car, ran toward the truck and jumped aboard.
Being Nice Makes You More Successful in Business
One hugely successful New York advertising agency was built on kindness, said the founders Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval in their new book, The Power of Nice: How to Conquer the Business World With Kindness. These dynamic women preach a simple but powerful philosophy. In an era when the corporate world glorifies a dog-eat-dog mentality, it pays to be nice.
World of Warcraft Can Cure Obesity
Gaming with World of Warcraft can cause you to lose weight without having to move from your computer, a gamer has claimed. Greg shed 41 lbs. from a 274-pound frame in just 3 months -- and did it playing World of Warcraft...
A Commune for Grownups
ElderSpirit is an experimental community of older adults committed to spiritual growth, caring for one another, respect for the earth, and service to the larger community. It is an ideal place to retire for the citizens, over 55 years old, who built this cohousing neighborhood in Virginia.
Free Resources for Entrepreneurs
Regardless of whether you're just getting started or launching your umpteenth venture, Business Week offers tipsheets on lots of subjects from hiring to financing, from Starbucks advice to scoring venture capital.
PERSON OF THE WEEK: American Rebuilds Historic Church
One year ago this week, the Frauenkirche church in Dresden, which was destroyed in the firebombing of that city during World War II, was reopened after a thirteen-year rebuilding project energized by the large donation and organizational fundraising of an American named Gόnter Blobel, who'd seen the church once as a child.
Video of the Week - 100 Children You Must See
"Living Compassion" made this video to show you the faces of the first 100 children they've cared for in far away Zambia. The kids will remind you of your neice, your neighbor, or your child. They are happy because they are, for the first time, being fed and educated. These 100 Children live in a slum in one of the poorest countries in the world, but you can't tell by their faces, thanks to the Kantolomba Project (100 Faces)