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Hicks launches groups that empower Africa's poor and disabled

Hicks launches groups that empower Africa’s poor and disabled

Photographer Paul Joynson-Hicks has a second vocation: He founds nonprofit organizations in Uganda and Tanzania that serve the needy. Paul Joynson-Hicks isn't very good at giving money to beggars at traffic lights. He finds it "awkward and slightly demeaning," he says. Instead, he finds out w

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How Love Lasts

How Love Lasts

Nothing compares to the rush of being newly in love. But even after a decade of marriage or more, some people say their love remains intense. And when these people see pictures of their beloved, found a new study, their brains respond in an area associated with deeply rewarding and motivating

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Are Ghosts Calling Your Cell Phone?

Are Ghosts Calling Your Cell Phone?

GHOSTS are trying to make contact with living friends using mobile phones, a paranormal expert claims. Paranormal The calls often feature heavy static and the voice sounds faint and distant, he revealed. Nine in ten show as "withheld number" or "000000000000" on caller ID. Statistics show two

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Why 'Unrealistic' Goals Are Easier to Achieve

Why ‘Unrealistic’ Goals Are Easier to Achieve

I had to bribe them. What other choice did I have? My lecture at Princeton had just ended with smiles and enthusiastic questions. At the same time, I knew that most students would go out and promptly do the opposite of what I preached. Most of them would be putting in 80-hour weeks as high

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Prayers really can heal the sick

Prayers really can heal the sick

The power of prayer really can help to heal the sick, an international study has found - especially if the well-wisher is standing near the person they are praying for. Researchers say the vision and hearing of patients in their tests improved after healing practitioners prayed for them.

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Why Do Astronauts Experience God?

Why Do Astronauts Experience God?

In February, 1971, Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell experienced the little understood phenomenon sometimes called the “Overview Effect”. He describes being completely engulfed by a profound sense of universal connectedness. Without warning, he says, a feeing of bliss, timelessn

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Tycoon donates entire fortune, worth $1.2B

Tycoon donates entire fortune, worth $1.2B

A real estate tycoon has donated all his assets of 8.2 billion yuan ($1.2 billion) to charity, making him China's top philanthropist. Yu Pengnian, an 88-year-old Shenzhen hotel and real estate entrepreneur,  donated his remaining fortune worth 3.2 billion yuan to the Yu Pengnian Foundation

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Noah's Ark found on Turkish mountain?

Noah’s Ark found on Turkish mountain?

A group of Chinese and Turkish evangelical explorers said they believe they may have found Noah's Ark — four thousand metres up a mountain in Turkey. The team say they recovered wooden specimens from a structure on Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey that carbon dating proved was 4,800 years o

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Violin Prodigy Helps Rebuild Haitian School

Violin Prodigy Helps Rebuild Haitian School

Brianna Kahane sounds like your typical second grader - that is, until you put a violin in her hands. Brianna picked up her first violin when she was 3. And she's played nearly every day since. "What do you like about playing the violin?" asked CBS News correspondent Kelly Cobiella. "It's

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Millionaire gives away fortune that made him miserable

Millionaire gives away fortune that made him miserable

Austrian millionaire Karl Rabeder is giving away every penny of his £3 million fortune after realising his riches were making him unhappy. Mr Rabeder, 47, a businessman from Telfs is in the process of selling his luxury 3,455 sq ft villa with lake, sauna and spectacular mountain views over th

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