What Happens When Two Homeless Men Arm Wrestle for $100 in New York City? VIDEO

Model Pranksters TVYou won’t believe what happens when two homeless men have to arm wrestle for $100 on the streets of New York. This is a very inspirational video from ModelPrankstersTV.  Good on them for going out and making good things happen!

What would happen if we all had this attitude?  As the winner of the contest said, “Feed the needy, not the greedy”.

Thanks to Noreen Feeney Plath for sharing it on Facebook and to Elite Daily for sharing the video on their site.

Your Chance to Do a Good Deed

Send Danny Nickerson a Birthday Card

From Robert in Seattle on Facebook:
Just sent the little guy a birthday card today and now sharing this with all my friends!

Come on, everyone – Share this on your page too. It’s just a card and a postage stamp!  Danny loves Lego and Super Mario too!

 

Danny Nickerson has an inoperable brain tumor. His mom says he gets lonely since he can’t go to kindergarten anymore. All Danny wants for his birthday is some birthday cards since he can read his name now:http://www.king5.com/news/editors-pick/5-year-old-with-cancer-just-wants-birthday-cards–268022001.html
Danny’s 6th birthday is July 25, if you’d like to send a card or Legos or Super Mario:

Danny Nickerson
P.O. Box 212
Foxboro, MA, 02035

Thanks to Robert Lee for sharing this and King 5 TV for the story.

Buy the Book: Manifest Change – Stop Wanting. Start Having.

Manifest Change Stop Wanting Start HavingIt’s so cool – my fiance, Stacia “Soon to Be” Kennedy, or Stacia Loo, The Millionairess in Training is now a published author.  She is one of 19 co-authors of the new book “Manifest Change”, which was edited by Erica Glessing.

There are so many great stories in the book – including the story of how Stacia manifested her dream job working for a successful real estate broker, developer and philanthropist. (Chapter 13) [Read more...]

New DNA-lengthening Therapy Could Double Human Lifespan

Living BlissHarvard-trained neurosurgeon Dr. C. Norman Shealy develops an innovative new therapy that challenges the phenomenon of aging. For the first time, he has shown in a clinical study that telomeres can be regenerated in healthy people and plans to release results of the Bliss Oils study in August.

“Every time DNA cells divide, we lose a little bit of telomere length, and eventually, the loss is what prevents proper cell division and limits human life,” Shealy said. 

Science has established that people who have longer telomeres, the tips of strands of human DNA, live longer lives and are less susceptible to some diseases. It is the natural lifelong reduction in the length and integrity of the DNA tips that has been a challenge for researchers, until now.
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Good News Beats Bad on Social Networks

According to a New York Times article from March 2013, good news actually travels faster and further on social networks.  This is super good news.  Perhaps times are really changing for the good?  Are you more likely to share good news via Google+, Twitter and Facebook – or do you prefer to share the mainstream, media=fueled downer news of dirty laundry, death and tragedy?

 

Fireworks Show Shot via Drone and GoPro

Fireworks Filmed by a DroneThis is a super cool video by Jos Stiglingh with a drone and a GoPro camera.  He sent the drone up into the middle of the fireworks show (at great risk to the drone and the camera) and it came back with some awesome shots.

As of this post, this video has 2,056,057 views (including some haters comments) and has been posted on the site at Time.com.  It has over 100,000 views in just the last 30 minutes.  The video itself was first posted on YouTube on May 13, 2014.  Great job Jos!

American Meat Consumption at Lowest Levels in 30 Years

per-capita-meat-intake-300x252According to a post at Dr. Barnard’s blog, the latest statistics from the USDA show that Americans are consuming less meat per capita than at any time in the past 30 years.  This is super good news for the fight against the dangerous obesity epidemic in the US, as it has been proven that those who avoid meat are thinner than meat eaters.

Dr. Barnard is an adjunct associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine, and conducts studies on the role of nutrition in diabetes, obesity, and lipid management.  He is from a family that includes both doctors and cattle ranchers – those who advise against eating meat and those who provide it. [Read more...]

US Veteran Saved by Good Samaritan in Cincinnati Ohio

Good Samaritan Saves Veteran in CincinnatiAccording to a story from WLWT in Cincinnati, Ohio, Jared Baker was in the right place at the right time and took the actions of a real hero in saving 82 year old Veteran George Asher from his burning car.  Asher had crashed his car,  and Baker just happened to be there to save him – because for ‘some reason’ he had decided to skip a couple of holes during his game of frisbee golf at Mount Airy Forest early on the morning of July 2nd.

Asher had accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brakes, which caused his car to go off the road and down an embankment.  Until the Good Samaritan Baker had come by, Asher had been stuck and unable to get out of the burning car.

Cincinnati firefighters credit Baker for his actions and will nominate him for a Citizens’ Award for Bravery.  Good job Mr. Jared Baker – we at Good News know that you skipped those holes so you could be there for Mr. Asher.  We are thankful for you!

Publisher’s Surprise Public Proposal – She Said YES!!

Ribbon Cutting Turns into Surprise Public ProposalWhat started out as a ribbon cutting ceremony for Robbins Brothers’s Re-Grand Opening, turned into a surprise public proposal – and she said YES!

Surprise public proposal at Robbins Brothers Bellevue to my future wife Stacia Loo.  Special thanks to Robbins Brothers, Tracey Lyles, Eric Freund and the entire amazing staff at Robbins Brothers Bellevue, Paparazzi Proposals, Scott Ecklund Photographer, DJ Ed Paudins of Kappa Entertainment, and my friend Robert Lee who shot the video.

More thanks and extreme gratitude to everyone who attended, helped make this happen – and keep it a secret.

I’m especially thankful to Stacia’s mom Jojann Worrell and dad Gordon Loo for making Stacia for me – and to them and step-dad Steven Worrell for raising her right. Sorry y’all could not be there – but it HAD to be a secret …

More Inspiration from Karma Tube: The League of Afghanistan

Jess Markt Teaches Wheelchair Basketball in AfghanistanFrom the amazing videos at Karma Tube:  This is the trailer for the Kindling Group’s upcoming film ‘The League of Afghanistan’.  

Jess Markt was a high jumper on the University of Oregon track team when a spinal chord injury left him a paraplegic.  Instead of feeling sorry for himself, he decided to turn things around and began playing wheelchair basketball and now plays for the New York Rollin’ Knicks.

Two years ago he answered an open call for an experienced American player to teach the game of wheelchair basketball in a little town called Maimana. Maimana, Afghanistan.  This trailer shows part of the story – we’re really looking forward to seeing the entire film.

A film by The Kindling Group.

All he knew of this country were the endless US news reports depicting a land ravaged by war: suicide bombers, men in black turbans raising Kalashnikovs, women covered from head to toe in burkas. The men Jess coached on this trip would teach him there is much more to Afghanistan and its people than what was being shown to the world. This simple trip had turned into something much larger: an opportunity to help rebuild the spirit of an entire community of men.

In 2012, despite the ever-increasing danger and growing unrest as the American presence in the region dwindles, Jess will return to Afghanistan and attempt to bring a true wheelchair basketball league to the country – the first fully organized sports league for disabled men and women the country has ever seen.

Jess understood that he could dive deep into despair over his new future or he could simply embrace the challenge. He chose the latter. As it happened, Jess decided to take-on not simply his own disability, but also the traumatic disabilities of a very special group of people: Afghans crippled in the violence of the U.S. war against the Taliban. Watch as Jess helps to build confidence and purpose in a group of men who, quite literally, have had the ground taken from beneath their feet.

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