Tag: Sunday Special

May 12, 2019

Laughter Yoga Replaces ‘Ommmm...

Laughter is the best medicine” is a common phrase often found printed on plaques and sewn onto pillows at your grandma’s house. But the practice of yoga has taken it in a whole new direction over the years. We found a laughter yoga class in Richmond, Virginia

Nigeria Losing $1B Annually to Medi...

Nigerian authorities say the country is losing more than $1 billion annually to medical tourism as tens of thousands of Nigerians travel abroad in search of the best treatment. Nigeria’s Health Ministry says it is building six world class health centers to address the issue

Playing Music to Ease Pain and Nour...

Music has long helped people express their emotions and connect with one another. Over the years, medical studies have proved that music has many health benefits, too. They range from facilitating regular breathing and lifting mood to improving emotional function and motor control in patients

May 5, 2019

Virginia Mosque Trains Members How ...

Members of an Arlington, Virginia, mosque are being trained on how to respond to an active shooter. Worshippers are learning how to take security measures to protect themselves and save the lives of others. The training follows mass shooting at houses of worship around the world, including one in New Zealand that killed 51 people at a mosque, and another one at a Pittsburgh Synagogue that claimed 11 lives

April 21, 2019

Saguaros: Arizona’s Iconic Cacti

The saguaro cactus is an icon of the Sonoran Desert. It can grow up to 18 meters tall and live up to 200 years. Daria Dieguts traveled to Arizona to learn more about this magnificent plant

Precious Companionship: How Assista...

Trained to aid and accompany people with disabilities at all times, assaistance dogs are much more than dedicated friends, they are the ears, the eyes and the moral support that is so needed, whether their companion has a physical disability or an emotional one, like PTSD

Senior Citizens and Children Brough...

Helping children with homework, playing with toddlers, giving sage advice or just listening, the men and women you’re about to meet do what many grandparents do. The Foster Grandparent program has been using volunteers older than 55 to help children and youth in their communities for decades

April 14, 2019

Pink Buses For Female Pakistani Stu...

A new bus service has been launched in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province with the aim of encouraging more women to attend local colleges. The pink, women-only buses each have a conductor and police guard. The Japanese government and UN Women are supporting the project

Kyrgyz Kok-Boru Poses Dangers To Ma...

The traditional Kyrgyz sport of kok-boru, in which horsemen fight to grab a dead goat, is popular and prestigious, and can be lucrative for top riders. But the game can also bring devastating injuries to the players, and deadly ones to their horses

The REDress Project Highlights Miss...

Forty red dresses hang outside of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington. They’re present 24 hours a day, in all weather, to draw attention to the plight of missing and murdered indigenous women who experience violence at a much higher rate than non-indigenous women

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