• Kid President shouts out feminist heroes in new 'Awesome Girls' video

    “Sandra Day O’Connor referred to as Your Honor”

    Kid President is back with some dope beats and sick egalitarian rhymes as he shouts out all the awesome women and girls who have made the world a better place.

    Kid President, a.k.a. 10-year-old Robby Novak, was an Internet star long before name dropping all the coolest women to have graced this planet. But since his latest video has already received more than 70,000 views, Kid’s star is still rising. 

    The video cites influential women of the past and present, including as Rosa Parks, Susan B. Anthony, Jane Goodall and Tina Fey.


    Sally Ride went to space, Mary Bowser was a freed slave.


    Amelia Earhart flew around the world, I’m talking awesome girls, I’m talking awesome girls.

    The second half of the video highlights the many girls who are currently working towards making the world a better place, but Kid forgets to mention one very important person – his sister, Lexi.


    I forgot to name one! My sister!

    Don’t sweat it K.P. You didn’t mention Beyonce either and you met Queen Bey in person!


    Who run

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  • Injured fawn refuses to leave the man who nursed her back to health

    “She’s already used to me, and she follows me…but nobody can replace her real mom"


    When a Lithuanian outdoorsman discovered an injured fawn that’d been abandoned in his backyard near Yellowstone National Park, he decided to help nurse it back to health. 

    Although Darius Sasnauskas doesn’t support the idea of keeping wild animals as pets, he knew that if he didn’t step in to help the baby deer, its fate would be grim. So he documented his efforts

    “With so many predators around, she had no chance to survive on her own,” he writes in the video.

    So, using a brace made from an oatmeal box, Sasnauskas helped nurse the tiny animal back to health. He fed it every four hours and even got help from his dog, who showed affection by licking the fawn’s face and body. The fawn soon made herself at home amongst the other dogs and cats of the house, following them around and even cozying up to the dogs.

    All that tender, loving care paid off and the fawn learned how to walk on its own. However, it didn’t want to leave Sasnauskas’ side, as he attempted to release her back into the

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  • Decked out in his bright white, green and blue outfit, his heart pumping and his body strapped to his motorcycle, Bruce Cook goes up the ramp, flips upside down and lands cleanly on the other side.

    And with that, the 28-year-old sets a new record – becoming the first paraplegic to successfully backflip a motorcycle.

    The Kelowna, B.C. native completed the feat earlier this month in front of a packed house at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

    Watch Cook perform the stunt at his Nitro Circus perfomance in the video (stunt begins at 1:20):


    “It was great to succeed after failing so badly,” said Cook, recalling how he felt after sticking the landing, in a phone interview with Yahoo Canada.

    Things went very, very badly the last time the freestyle motocross star tried to set a record.

    The athlete was attempting a record-setting double-front flip on his bike at Copps Coliseum (now named FirstOntario Centre) in Hamilton on Jan. 3, 2014.

    He went up off the ramp and it looked like he was

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  • Bystanders speak up against bullies in social experiment

    “You want someone doing that to you? You think it’s funny?”

    Bullying has always been an issue and in today’s ultra-connected world it’s even easier to be mean to someone under the veil of the Internet.

    With one in three kids bullied at school, the people at UPtv decided to see how strangers would react to the plight of a young girl getting bullied by two older ones.

    The mean girls really lay into the younger one, and the bystanders involved are having none of it.

    “You want someone doing that to you? You think it’s funny?” said one woman sitting across the three.

    “Do you guys have anything nice to say or you guys just talking s***,” chimed in a concerned young man.

    The older girls call the young one a "freak" for reading, which gets a security guard’s attention, telling the two to quit messing with her, and encouraging the victim to keep reading.

    It’s always nice to see people sticking up for those who can’t defend themselves. For more information of how to prevent bullying, UPtv has some tips.

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  • Got an extra $15 to spare? If so, consider sending it to Sasa Pejčić, of Nis, and his 450 closest companions.

    The “happiest man in Serbia” runs an animal sanctuary that is a one of a kind sanctuary where hundreds of stray or abandoned dogs live together in one huge open space.

    “I know exactly how each dog arrived at my shelter, I know their names, personalities,” Pejčić told Business Insider.

    His mission to provide shelter for the unwanted dogs began after he found four puppies, abandoned in the woods near his home. After some time, Pejčić, who was out of a job, decided his new work would be saving strays full time. 

    He took over an old equestrian yard rent-free and set up his haven for his canine companions. Every dog receives medical attention, and unlimited food and water. The most valuable experience the shelter offers, however, is a safe environment and lots of love.

    It costs about $15 per dog, per month to keep the sanctuary open, and works with an American organization The

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  • One of British Columbia’s newest suspension bridges, which overlooks the waterfall in Elk Falls Provincial Park, has quickly become a major tourist draw.  It has drawn attention, lately, for helping an elderly woman complete a lifelong goal.

    Dorothy Goodwin, 94, decided she wanted to hike across the bridge. Unfortunately, she was unable to handle the numerous steps leading up to and away from the bridge on her own, Buzzfeed reports.

    Goodwin’s great-grandson, Russell Spiers, asked his dad, Rob, if there was something they could do help make her wish come true, according to the Campbell River Mirror.

    The paper reports Rob mentioned his son’s idea to a co-worker who volunteers with Campbell River Search and Rescue. Within three days, Goodwin was able to cross the bridge off her list.

    Six crew members reportedly answered the call, utilizing a wheelchair specially designed for hiking in an operation they decided to call “Operation: Get Granny to the Bridge,” according to Buzzfeed.


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  • Baltimore couple’s identical triplets ‘incredibly rare’

    The odds of having identical triplets are as high as one in two million

    Kristen and Tom Hewitt have their hands full after welcoming three bundles of joy to their family.

    Dr. Victor Khouzami said what makes their experience "incredibly rare" is that all three of their baby boys are identical.

    Earlier this month, three healthy Hewitt boys were born at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC), Fox45 News reports.

    The odds of having identical triplets, where one fertilized egg splits three times, are slim. According to ABC News, it’s as high as one in two million.

    “Incidence of fraternal twins are much higher (90 per cent) than identical (10 per cent), but it is even a more significant ratio for triplets,” Khouzami, chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and medical director of the Women's and Infant Services at GBMC, told Fox45 News.

    The hospital told ABC News that they deliver 30 to 40 sets of triplets per year, but this was the first time they had an identical set.

    Thomas III (Trip), Finnegan (Finn) and Oliver (Ollie) were conceived without the use

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  • John JoyceJohn Joyce


    John Joyce is 83 years old and at that age most people would think that he would be retired and living the good life, but John is actually still trying to earn a living mowing people’s lawns for $20 apiece. The engine block in his truck recently broke down and two of his customers, Robert and Nikki Norton, decided to start a GoFundMe campaign that has attracted the attention of USA today and to date have raised close to $12,000 to go towards a working truck in just 20 days.

    It’s amazing what a community can do when it decides to rally around an amazing man. Given he’s only charging $20 for a freshly mowed lawn, Joyce would have had to mow nearly 600 yards to raise $12,000. While he’ll most certainly have a working vehicle in no time, Joyce clearly isn’t mowing lawns to build wealth. He just wants to be able to get by, help his daughter raise her three children and work simply because he loves to stay active and productive.

     "I think anybody who is 83 years old who works as hard as

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  • Pants-a-plenty: This photo captures the outpouring of new clothes up for the taking from last year's inaugural Street Store event.Pants-a-plenty: This photo captures the outpouring of new clothes up for the taking from last year's inaugural Street Store event.

    Pop-up shops have proven to be a trendy way for fashion labels and brands to create a buzz and promote their wares without setting up a permanent bricks and mortar shop. It’s also a formula that Edmonton’s Street Store is borrowing to help bring winter clothing to homeless people.

    This Saturday, October 24, the group will open a pop up shop for an afternoon in order to give those living on the streets the chance to pick out warm clothes for the coming chilly months. Spokesman Joel Wegner tells the Edmonton Sun that it’s a dignified way to help bring layers to people who need the clothes the  most.

    “It’s a cool empowering experience,” Wegner told the paper. “What they’re used to is getting clothes in a garbage bag that maybe doesn’t meet their fashion sense or style. It’s more about an angle of sympathy, whereas with us, it’s much more about empowerment.”

    Last year, the Street Store clothed over 200 homeless people with shoes, shirts, hoodies, sweaters, pants and gloves as well as new

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  • Sesame Street is well-known for bridging cultural and socio-economic divides, and over 40 years since its inception, the much-loved children’s program has continually tried to raise the bar.

    Sesame Workshop, the non-profit organization behind the television program, has introduced a new character as part of its program Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children.  

    The new character, Julia, will live on a digital app, geared toward helping parents and children with autism communicate through story cards, reports CNN. The app, available on both mobile devices and desktops, will include resources to help friends and family of those children living with autism. 

    The app also includes a digital storybook, in which Elmo explains to another friend that Julia plays differently.

    “Elmo’s daddy told Elmo that Julia has autism,” he says, according to CNN. “So she does things a little differently. Sometimes Elmo talks to Julia using fewer words and says the same thing a few times.”

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