THE HAPPINESS REPORT (8.31.21)
PROFESSOR SPENDS 2 YEARS SECRETLY IMPROVING HIS HEALTH TO DONATE KIDNEY TO COLLEAGUEThe professor at the Industrial and Labor Relations and Economics School at Cornell University had been looking for a kidney transplant for two years, testing every friend and family in hopes of finding a potential donor.
With no one meeting the requirements, Ehrenberg, who was living with end-stage renal disease, began dialysis to give him more time with his family. As a result, his life was tethered to the hospital because a dialysis machine and supplies would fill up his entire car for a two-day supply.
BLIND TEEN SWIMMER AND GUIDE DOG MAKE 'PERFECT PAIR' IN PARALYMPICS QUESTSwimmer Anastasia Pagonis will compete for the U.S. at the Tokyo Paralympics, which begin this week. TODAY profiled Pagonis, now 17, in this story from September 2020.
New York resident Anastasia Pagonis cheered for the New York Islanders long before she had any idea the professional hockey team would raise a guide dog for her.
But when she was 14 years old — around the time a little Labrador retriever named Radar became the first “Puppy with a Purpose” for the Isles — Pagonis rapidly lost her vision over the course of two months.
THIS MESMERIZING ROCK ART SEEMS TO DEFY GRAVITY… BUT THE OPPOSITE IS TRUE WITH ‘GRAVITY GLUE’Artist Michael Grab creates contemplative vertical stone arrangements; involving patience, problem-solving, critical thinking, adaptation, slow-breathing, steady hands, and a host of other practiced skills… all bound together with “Gravity Glue”.
WATCH AN ASTONISHING HEART BEING FORMED BY SHEEP, AS AUSTRALIAN FARMER PAYS TRIBUTE TO HIS BELOVED AUNTWhen a much-loved aunt passes away, how do you pay homage? If you’re one Australian farmer, you involve your sheep in the most moving way.
Farmer Ben Jackson was stuck in lockdown in New South Wales. Unable to make the funeral of his aunty Deb after she lost her battle with cancer in Brisbane, he wanted to convey the impact she’d had on his life.
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FIREFIGHTERS RESCUE DEAF DOG FROM STORM DRAIN IN 10-HOUR OPERATIONTexas firefighters, police, paramedics and other city workers worked around the clock to rescue a 15-year-old deaf dog trapped in a storm drain.
The dog, Zoey, was discovered on Saturday stuck in a drainage pipe. Owner Andrea Tankersley said "people were hearing animal sounds, but they were hearing them all over the neighborhood."
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BLACK CAT CLIMBS INTO BED AND BASICALLY BECOMES A VOIDMunji is just like any other typical cat. Sometimes he can be super feisty and playful. Other times he can be super gentle and sweet. And, above all, he absolutely loves to hide.
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ARTIST TRANSFORMS SAND AND SEASHELLS INTO STUNNING SCULPTURESAnna Chan started making sculptures out of sand and seashells at the beach as a way to pass the time during the pandemic. Now, it’s become an artistic passion.
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