How ‘Can I Stay At Your Place?’ Became a Wonderful Life Lesson For One Man
We make certain assumptions about people we meet along the journey of life. Such as ... that they actually have a home to live in.
Leon traveled around the world.
He was in Pittsburgh for the night, and asked an acquaintance named Tony a simple question that really didn’t seem like it would lead to where it did.
You see, unbeknownst to Leon, Tony was homeless.
Still, he offered to provide food and safety to Leon, even while on the streets of a big and intimidating city.
Leon says it changed his life.
Learning the value of a human connection to another human being offering you those basic things, even without what’s considered by many in our society to be a basic requirement to even be human — shelter — inspired Leon then and still does today. Watch:
This experience, along with many others that Logothetis lived along the way, are documented in the book, The Kindness Diaries: One Man's Quest to Ignite Goodwill and Transform the Lives Around the World.
If you want to see more from Logothetis, here's an excellent place to start.
Upstreamism advocate Rishi Manchanda calls us to understand health not as a "personal responsibility" but a "common good."
- Upstreamism tasks health care professionals to combat unhealthy social and cultural influences that exist outside — or upstream — of medical facilities.
- Patients from low-income neighborhoods are most at risk of negative health impacts.
- Thankfully, health care professionals are not alone. Upstreamism is increasingly part of our cultural consciousness.
The Bajau people's nomadic lifestyle has given them remarkable adaptions, enabling them to stay underwater for unbelievable periods of time. Their lifestyle, however, is quickly disappearing.
- The Bajau people travel in small flotillas throughout the Phillipines, Malaysia, and Indonesia, hunting fish underwater for food.
- Over the years, practicing this lifestyle has given the Bajau unique adaptations to swimming underwater. Many find it straightforward to dive up to 13 minutes 200 feet below the surface of the ocean.
- Unfortunately, many disparate factors are erasing the traditional Bajau way of life.
We explore the history of blood types and how they are classified to find out what makes the Rh-null type important to science and dangerous for those who live with it.
- Fewer than 50 people worldwide have 'golden blood' — or Rh-null.
- Blood is considered Rh-null if it lacks all of the 61 possible antigens in the Rh system.
- It's also very dangerous to live with this blood type, as so few people have it.
An innovation may lead to lifelike evolving machines.
- Scientists at Cornell University devise a material with 3 key traits of life.
- The goal for the researchers is not to create life but lifelike machines.
- The researchers were able to program metabolism into the material's DNA.
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