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    6-Year-Old Aaralyn and Brother Izzy Performing their Song ‘Zombie Skin’

    6-Year-Old Aaralyn and Brother Izzy Performing their Song 'Zombie Skin'

    This is awesome, and in a matter of fact this is so fantastic, so brilliant, in so many ways that I don’t even know where to start. These two kids are Aaralyn and Izzy a brother and sister, drummer and singer, duo performing Zombie Skin, a type of music that will surprise you, to say the least. I guess the first thing that comes to my mind is the fact that these kids, brother and sister, must be living in one of the best households of the world, with the most awesome parents. Just think about i for a moment, there’s nothing like having the freedom to just be yourself and pursue whatever you would like to do, specially when other people may think that what you like to do is a bit strange.

    While I prefer to listen to something a bit less angry, such as Sigur Ros,–which by-the-way I must have mentioned hundreds of times already–I once, back in my teenage years, was quite into heavy metal, which is not quite what they are doing but I can safely say is reasonably close to it, and even though I wouldn’t add Zombie Skin to my favorite playlist, I must say that I quite like it, in a way, is a lovely song.

    It would be amazing if they continue working on their talents to create a successful band, but even if they don’t do it, I’m sure they will grown to become very confident human beings, and most likely extremely happy adults. I suppose is the most important thing I get from them, and I hope that one day, by the time that I become a father myself, I have the wisdom to be as supportive as their parents show to be.

    When will a dependence racket the young cathedral?

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    12-Year-Old Severn Suzuki Gives an Inspirational Speech at the Rio’s 1992 United Nations Earth Summit

    12 Years Old Severn Suzuki Speaks at UN Earth Summit in Rio 1992

    Severn Suzuki is the type of person that was born to make this a better world. At age 9, she started the Environmental Children’s Organization (ECO) to bring together children who are committed to learning and teaching other kids about the environmental issues.

    The ECO traveled from Canada to Brazil in 1992 to attend the UN Earth Summit, where a brave 12-years-old Severn gave a powerful speech that silenced leaders of nations from all around the world attending the summit. Her speech made such a mark that is frequently invited to many UN conferences.

    If you like this, here’s her speech in full:

    Hello, I’m Severn Suzuki, speaking for ECO-the Environmental Children’s Organization. We are a group of twelve and thirteen-year-olds trying to make a difference: Vanessa Suttie, Morgan Geisler, Michelle Quigg and me. We raised all the money to come here five thousand miles to tell you adults you must change your ways.

    Coming up here today, I have no hidden agendas. I am fighting for my future. Losing my future is not like losing an election or a few points on the stock market. I am here to speak for all generations to come. I am here to speak on behalf of the starving children around the world whose cries go unheard. I am here to speak for the countless animals dying across this planet because they have nowhere left to go. I am afraid to go out in the sun now because of the holes in the ozone. I am afraid to breathe the air because I don’t know what chemicals are in it.

    I used to go fishing in Vancouver, my home, with my Dad until just a few years ago we found the fish full of cancers. And now we hear of animals and plants going extinct every day vanishing forever. In my life, I have dreamt of seeing the great herds of wild animals, jungles and rain forests full of birds and butterflies, but now I wonder of they will even exist for my children to see. Did you have to worry about these things when you were my age?

    All this is happening before our eyes and yet we act as if we have all the time we want and all the solutions. I’m only a child and I don’t have all the solutions, but I want you to realize, neither do you. You don’t know how to bring the salmon back up a dead stream. You don’t know how to bring back an animal now extinct. And you can’t bring back the forests that once grew where there is now desert.

    If you don’t know how to fix it, please stop breaking it!

    At school even in kindergarten, you teach us how to behave in the world. You teach us: not to fight with others, to work things out, to respect elders, to clean up our mess, not to hurt other creatures, to share- not be greedy. Then why do you go out and do the things you tell us not to do? Do not forget why you are attending these conferences, who you’re doing this for we are your own children. You are deciding what kind of world we are growing up in. Parents should be able to comfort their children by saying “everything’s going to be all right”, “it’s not the end of the world|, and “we’re doing the best we can”. But I don’t think you can say that to us anymore. Are we even on your list of priorities?

    My Dad always says, ‘You are what you do, not what you say.’ Well, what you do makes me cry at night. You grown-ups say you love us, but I challenge you. Please make your actions reflect your words. Thank you.

    It seems it is true what people say about kids having more knowledge than many adults.Does anyone remember this? This is a speech that will never be forgotten.

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    This 9-Years-Old Cardboard Arcade Story Will Warm Your Heart

    Caine Posing in Front of His Arcade

    Caine’s Arcade is a heartwarming short film about Caine. An enterprising 9-year-old boy who made an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad’s used auto parts shop. The magic really happens when the arcade’s first (and only) customer, filmmaker Nirvan Mullick, arranges for a special surprise for Caine. In the way of a customer flashmob. As you can see in the short video below, Caine is in for a big surprise.

    The full story is at the Caine’s website. You can also help by donating to Caine’s scholarship fund. And now the best part: you can go visit Caine and his wonderful handmade arcade. You will find Caine dad’s shop in the Los Angeles area. Be sure to bring cash for the Fun Pass.

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    This 10-Year-Old Genius Invented a Gadget that Prevents Babies from Dying in Hot Cars

    Bishop Curry Talks About his New Invention

    This 10-year-old boy from Texas has created a device to put a stop on babies dying in hot cars. Bishop Curry is a fifth grader and has always been a curious young man, so when a baby in his hometown died after being left behind in a minivan, he was inspired to do something about it.

    He created Oasis, a device that you attach on top of baby chairs and it recognizes when a child is left alone in a hot car. The device then alerts the parents, local authorities and at the same time blows cold air at the babies’ head while help is on its way.

    Bishop has a 3D prototype and an intellectual patent, but Oasis is still under development. He is hoping to get his product up and running as soon as possible, so his dad created a GoFundMe page to raise the necessary funds, as he explains:

    “Twenty thousand dollars will get us a formal patent and then it will also take us into the prototype production.”

    Bishop’s father, who is an engineer at Toyota, told the company about the life-saving device his son has invented and the Company decided to arrange for both of them to attend the Center for Child Injury Prevention Conference. A great opportunity for the 10-year-old to pitch his idea to car seat manufacturers.

    Oasis has a long journey to production, but you can help Bishop stop hot car deaths. Your donation will bring this incredible idea closer to becoming a reality.

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    What Theses Glasses Can Do for Color Blind People Is So Amazing That Will Make You Tear Up

    Glasses Helping Color-Blind People Experience Color For The First Time

    Science is a wonderful thing; don’t you agree? It has brought amazing things to our eyes, made us see the wonders of the universe, brought light to our houses, tablets to our hands, life would be very different without science. But let’s not stop there because one of its most recent achievement will bring color to life. That’s right, color blind people can now see color for the fist time.

    According to a research from Color Blind Awareness website, approximately 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women in the world are color blind. That means that they can’t see colors as they are, for you to have an idea, take a look at the images below, this is some of the affects color blindness can have on people.

    Glasses Helping Color-Blind People Experience Color For The First Time

    Glasses Helping Color-Blind People Experience Color For The First Time

    Now that you have an idea how color blind see the world, you can probably understand how amazing would be if they could see the full extent of colors, right? So without further ado, we present EnChroma’s glasses, it allows color blind people to experience colors they have ever know existed.

    Glasses Helping Color-Blind People Experience Color For The First Time

    The improvement is remarkable. As you will see in the video below, people are truly happy with the changes. But the funny thing about the glasses is that it all happen by accident. Donald McPherson, co-founder of EnChroma explains that the product was originally intended to be a laser safety eyewear for surgeons.

    They only discover this other property when one of McPherson’s friends who is color blind put on the prototype. He saw a variety of colors, something he has never seen before. And just like that, a new product had emerged. McPherson decided to take the opportunity and produce a product that could benefit others with this condition.

    Glasses Helping Color-Blind People Experience Color For The First Time

    Glasses Helping Color-Blind People Experience Color For The First Time

    The EnChroma glasses has since reached many people; it is a real life changer for those who have never seen colors in its entirety. In particular for kids; it can broaden their sight and help improve their development at school.

    Seen color is so normal for most of the population that we take it for granted. But watching videos of people seen colors for the first time change this. It makes you think about where would we be without science? Once more we should take our hats to the incredible men and women in science. For such amazing discoveries, and for helping bring people to their full potential.

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    This Award Winning Teacher Is Showing Kids How to Use White Privilege for Good

    Teacher Showing Kids How To Use White Privilege For Good

    Abby Erdmann is not your everyday teacher; she knows how it is to be different and to be judged for that reason. Despite her privilege as a white woman, growing up in New Work in the 1960s; she experienced first hand how is it to be one of a few Jewish students in her school.

    Teacher Showing Kids How To Use White Privilege For Good

    She was bullied for this reason and for the fact that, as Abby put it herself, she was fat. And the kids around her made sure she wouldn’t forget:

    “I was aware of being marginalized. In high school, a very popular student drew a caricature of me, and had an arrow to my mouth, and said ‘n-word lips.’ I think that raised my consciousness”.

    Teacher Showing Kids How To Use White Privilege For Good

    The experience changed her. She now understands very well the implications of being an outsider. It also helped her understand that her privilege can only make a difference if used to help others.

    As a teacher, Abby decided to use her knowledge to help her students see that racial issues are to be discussed. And that privileged white people must use their advantage to help others not so fortunate. She wants her students to understand that being white carries a lot of weight that should be used for good.

    In other words, she thought that white students could help color students by offering their support. She also hopes that by doing so, white pupils can challenge others and empower the less privileged, as Abby explains:

    “The problem of racism isn’t the problem of black kids; it’s a problem of white kids and the white power structure. So I used to work with white kids to teach them how to listen to kids of color when they spoke up, to see their privilege, to understand definitions of racism.”

    Abby’s passion for racial issues reached her students quite deep, so much so that one of them nominated her to the Olmsted Award in 2011. An award that values outstanding secondary school teachers with a considerable money prize to the teacher and school. The student was Tatiana Fernandez, and here is what she wrote:

    “She always knew how to be a support for minority students in particular and recognized the importance of having difficult and sometimes uncomfortable discussions. Abby was the first person to teach me, as a Latina woman, about whiteness, and be open about things like white privilege, and she was the loudest advocate for those who are normally silenced.”

    Teacher Showing Kids How To Use White Privilege For Good

    Abby Erdmann won the Olmsted Award and quickly put the money to good use. She started an initiative called Race Reels. The initiative creates awareness about race and starts conversations to change the system and improve the lives of future generations. Her approach is:

    “Guilt is not helpful. Shame is not helpful. Action is.”

    Simple, but so true if you think about it. We could do wonders with more people like Abby Erdmann out there to fight for the rights of the less privileged kids. And open the minds of conservative people to create a welcoming environment for all of us to leave in peace.

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    What This Mom Did to Support the LGBTQ Community Will Restore Faith in Humanity

    Mom Decorates Yard With Rainbow Lights

    Lexi Magnusson, a mother from Washington, wanted to show her support to the LGBTQ community, so she had a wonderful idea. She got hold of 10 thousand Christmas lights and decorated her front yard with a Rainbow Flag.

    The story behind the idea started when Lexi left the Mormon Church because she disagreed with its views on homosexuality. Not long after that, her new neighbors moved in.

    One day, while Lexi and her husband were on the front lawn the mom of the family that had moved next door stop by to introduce herself. She and her family were also Mormons, but their views about homosexuality were quite different as Lexi explains:

    “Basically she told us she moved here to get her children away from the gays.”

    Lexi felt she had to listen to her new neighbor, but she politely reminded her that LGBTQ people are everywhere. That their kids are already exposed to it and that this is a good thing. As you can imagine, Lexi’s new neighbor was not impressed. The conversation ended shortly after and they haven’t spoken since.

    The whole deal with her neighbor and more recent incidents, including the presidential election results struck a cord with Lexi. And with Christmas coming up, she had the idea to express herself and support the LGBTQ community publicly.

    Mom Decorates Yard With Rainbow Lights

    Suddenly a witty idea had emerged, Lexi’s beautiful act of support speaks for itself as her Rainbow Flag light up her front yard. The shining display got people talking about it. Over 14 thousand people have liked and shared her story on social media. Lexi’s message of love and respect for others come at a time where little gestures such as this one are very much welcome.

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    Santa Claus Delivered Presents in a Fire Truck for Kids in New Jersey

    Santa Claus Delivered Presents in a Fire Truck for Kids in New Jersey

    Christmas started earlier to the lucky kids of New Jersey as New Providence Fire Department ‘Santa Delivers Fundraiser’ is a big success bringing joy to children and raising needed donations to the fire station.

    New Providence Fire Department was founded in 1902 and is a 100% volunteers company, depending on donations to keep the garage working. So an idea came to life to help them raise money to maintain fire equipment and bring happiness to kids in their community.

    Santa Claus Delivered Presents in a Fire Truck for Kids in New Jersey

    Santa Claus Delivered Presents in a Fire Truck for Kids in New Jersey

    ‘Santa Delivers Fundraiser’ started a couple of years ago; everyone in the department gets involved, and the whole event is a tremendous fun for the kids, and everyone else involved. The idea is quite witty if you think about it. Parents buy the presents to their kids, wrap them and drop them at the fire station. The firefights deliver them in style to the local community bringing smiles to everyone that cross their path.

    They carefully plan their trip, and everyone gets involved, some of the firefighters dress like Santa and others dress like elves. And there they go, in fire trucks, delivering presents and bringing laughter to every street they visit. Here is what John Signorello, one of the four fire captains has to say about the event:

    “The response has been tremendous once again this year. We certainly hope to keep growing the event as the new tradition continues. We have no problem keeping Santa busy. It’s a really enjoyable experience for the department and the residents.”

    Santa Claus Delivered Presents in a Fire Truck for Kids in New Jersey

    The donations raised by ‘Santa Delivers Fundraiser’ will be put to good use, and improve the firehouse, along to fixing some pretty important equipment. If you like this sweet Christmas story and would like to take part, you can learn more about New Providence Fire Department at their website and join their online community on Facebook.

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    These Kids in China Descend a Half-Mile Cliff Just to Get to School

    Kids in China Have to Climb Down a Half Mile Cliff to Get to School

    Kids in China, from Atuler village in Sichuan province, face a half-mile climb-down to go to school. Kids young as 6-years-old risk their lives using vine ladders, called locally as ‘sky-ladders’, twice a month to attend classes.

    The 800-meter cliff-face descent is the only access to the school as the village don’t have any paved roads. The kids rely only on a set of unstable ladders to make their way down to the school. An adult, usually one of the parents, volunteers help out. He secures the kids with a waist harness. But, even with this measure in place eight people have fallen from the cliff in the past.

    Kids in China Have to Climb Down a Half Mile Cliff to Get to School

    Kids in China Have to Climb Down a Half Mile Cliff to Get to School

    Kids in China Have to Climb Down a Half Mile Cliff to Get to School

    The village asked the government to improve the condition in which children have to face in order to learn. But help only came when worldwide attention was raised after the state-run Beijing News published a series of photos with schoolchildren climbing the rockface.

    The pictures were taken by Chen Jie; the photographer joined the climb to see for himself the struggles kids were facing. The journey up took around two hours;  it so demanding that the children only came back home twice a month. Chen later told CNN:

    “It was dangerous enough climbing. I can’t imagine what it would be like climbing down. Think about it. City parents get worried when their spoiled kids aren’t happy, but what the kids here face is a formidable abyss – they could fall any second.”

    Kids in China Have to Climb Down a Half Mile Cliff to Get to School

    The awareness created by the press helped put some pressure on the Chinese government, so they decided to do something. After considerations and talks about possible ideas, they announced a plan and soon after delivered. The massive cliff now has a brand new steel staircase with railings down the side of the mountain.

    While the solution is far from perfect if you think about, at least now the kids from Atuler Village have a more secure way to reach school. They still need to go down half-mile, but with the vine ladder gone, they feel safer.

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    What This Grandfather Did to Help Premature Babies Will Make You Feel Better About the World

    Grandpa Learns How to Knit to Make Caps for Premature Babies

    Ed Moseley is an 86-year-old grandfather that leaves in Georgia, and he did something amazing to help premature babies. Ed is a sweet grandpa and this is one of his mottos “anyone is too old to learn something new”. So when he found out that his local community was participating on a knitting challenged he refused to be left at a side, just because he didn’t know how to knit.

    Grandpa Learns How to Knit to Make Caps for Premature Babies

    The challenge was to knit caps needed in a nearby Hospital for premature babies staying in its neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Premature babies struggle to stay warm, so having a cozy cap is essential for their first days of life.

    Ed was determined to help out the babies, he told his daughter that he wanted to learn how to knit, and asked for advice as he explained in an interview to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

    “I told my daughter about it, and I said, ‘How can I knit? What do I need to do? And bless her heart, she went to Jo-Anns [Fabrics] and got a kit, yarn, and instruction kit for me. So I started slowly and learned it just takes patience.”

    Grandpa Learns How to Knit to Make Caps for Premature Babies

    After hard work and many failed attempts, Ed finally got the hang of it. His first cap took hours to complete, but that didn’t put him off. He kept going and is much faster these days. Completing  just over 50 caps in 4 months, covering his sofa with them, as he explains:

    “I followed the instructions, and after two or three attempts, I started making fairly good caps. We started filling up my couch with caps, and then all of a sudden, caps started coming from various places.”

    Grandpa Learns How to Knit to Make Caps for Premature Babies

    In total, Ed’s Living Community contributed with over 350 caps for premature babies. The caps arrived on National Preemie Awareness Day and warmed much more than the babies.  It warmed also the hearts of every nurse and doctor in the hospital. In particular, parents that are incredibly grateful for the colorful caps keeping their little ones cozy.

    Ed is now planning to keep up knitting; he wants to fo 30 caps per month and keep sending them to the local hospital, and he added “I got a lot of enjoyment doing this, and now I’ve graduated to large caps. I’m doing caps for all my grandkids.” This inspiring story is simple, but a strong reminder, that when you put your mind to do something, you can achieve incredible things.

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    Mom and Son Built Fairy Houses in the Woods and the Result Is Magical

    Mother and Son Built Fairy Houses in The Woods for Many Years

    What if there was a place where fairies could actually exist in the eyes of kids. Thanks to a very gentle mother and son, this place really exist. The Rahway Trail in the South Mountain Reservation in Millburn, New Jersey is now magical with little fairy houses everywhere you look.

    All started 5 yeas ago when mom Therese Ojibway decided to bring back to life an old habit and started to build little fairy houses in hidden-like places such as an old tree trunk along the reservation pathway. The idea was to create a magical environment where people, in particular kids, could express themselves

    Mother and Son Built Fairy Houses in The Woods for Many Years Therese is also a special-education teacher and has an autistic son, so she knows how important this space is for her son. In fact, they are regular visitors of the reservation for over 22-years. The woods is a place where Colin, Therese’s son, can be himself, explore nature, have fun and don’t worry about what others are thinking of him.

    He can express himself, and he definitely enjoys looking after the fairy houses and creating new ones. Over the years, they’ve left 20-30 of the fairy houses, and it has inspired others to do the same. Many families now visit the reservation to build their own dwelling for the fairies.

    Mother and Son Built Fairy Houses in The Woods for Many Years

    The houses are built of nature-made resources to maintain the rough features of the forest around them. Helping the kids to use their vivid imagination to create a fairy corner out of whatever they can find in the landscape.

    Therese and Colin visit the trail often to make repairs to the houses and enjoy the new hidden-houses that appear every week. She also found the kids would write letters to the fairies and leave them inside the houses, and she kindly does her best to reply to all of them, sometimes getting out of her way to leave a little fairy surprises on their porch.

    Mother and Son Built Fairy Houses in The Woods for Many Years

    The whole concept is really magical and does wonders to the kids that get to explore the trail, play in the woods, and find out that there are more to it than just watching TV, playing on tablets or mobile phones, so she encourages parents to take their kids to the reservation.

    You can find more information on the New Jersey fairy trail here, but know that wherever you are, with a simple and quick online search you can find a trail near you. So go explore the woods and let your kids get their hands dirty.

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    This Polish Christmas Advert is Melting Everybody’s Heart

    Allegro Christmas Commercial

    A Polish Christmas advert for an auction website has reached over 10 million people on social media and melted everybody’s heart in the process. Allegro’s ad, called ‘What are you looking for at Christmas? English for beginners’, tells the story of a Polish man learning to speak English for a very special reason.

    Allegro Christmas CommercialThe adorable Christmas film shows a funny-looking elderly man learning to speak English, stumbling a few times with pronouns and going through some funny situations, such as saying out loud ‘I love you. You are perfect’ while on a bus and surprising the women sitting next to him.

    Allegro Christmas Commercial

    He proceeds to fill his home with sticky notes and repeating everything he listens in English with a very positive attitude. The audience then watches him purchasing a suitcase and embarking on a plane, and I must say that the ending will make you cry so have some tissues at hand.

    Seriously, just writing these lines makes me tear up, the whole ad is heartwarming; it connects with people across the globe as it tells a very real story, and makes an important point about love in between people from different cultures.

    The advert comes at a time where families with mixed race moms and dads are still perceived differently and strongly supports love in between people from different countries and up brings in a very subtle way. Luckily its message will widen the views of some people and open their hearts.