Personal Sacrifices Made So This Story Could Be Told

City of Ghosts is influential, powerful and important. It’s a movie that, in a perfect world, didn’t need to exist but because of Matthew Heinaman’s eye and the worsening situation in the world, this documentary is something that needs to be. This documentary is something that brings the phrase “the pen is mightier than the sword” to a whole new level; not only does the movie depicts how the Pen is used to fight ISIS, but how it’s also winning. Stories are told based off of narrative of the people…

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Full story: talking body confidence with cover models Georgia Gibbs and Kate Wasley

Thunder thighs. Mum tum. Tuckshop lady arms. Far from a biological predisposition, our modern tendency to criticise parts of our own body is instead an ugly by-product of a media-saturated world. Something that the October 2018 cover models and founders of body-love movement, AnyBODY, are on a mission to change. West-Aussie models and body confidence activists Georgia Gibbs and Kate Wasley sat down with us to talk the impact of social media, health at any size and beauty with no boundaries. Because – in the words of WH&F – it’s…

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The Story About LEGO Is Not About Playing With Toys, But Building A Dream

Lego = ‘I put together’ in Latin. Think about it. When you pick up a Lego brick, you don’t realize the journey it has taken to get from the very beginning of an idea in 1932, to being on your living room floor, ready to be turned into a plane, or train, a storm trooper, or anything you want. Having started simply because he was made redundant, the young carpenter began creating high-quality wooden toys that he began to sell himself, encouraged by his children’s enthusiasm for his creations. A few…

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Guy Uses Chewing Gum Wrap To Tell His Love Story. The Girl Cries When Reading One Of Them

Chewing gum isn’t commonly associated with romance, with most of us just tossing the wrappers aside when we’re done. However, this video proves that love can help use even the most mundane of items in a creative fashion. Juan first met Sarah outside her locker in high school. She offered him a stick of gum as a gesture of thanks when he helped pick up some books and papers she had dropped. The couple started a relationship, and she got into the habit of offering him gum even at important events such as…

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A Touching Story of a Daughter on Her Battle To Save Her Father’s Life

Nothing hurts more than knowing someone important in your life is in pain. That someone who used to be a vision of a strong man whom you can lean on. That someone who protected you from your reckless decisions. That someone who taught you how to ride a bike. That someone you call Dad. Joanna William, a 19-year-old student from the Philippines, is now going through the biggest trial of her life. Her 47-year-old father, John, has deteriorated and now barely hanging on to his life. It started with pneumonia,…

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This story of lost Syrian refugees in a Canadian train station is going viral.

<br> This is a story of a family from Syria who got to experience the full force of Canadian kindness. When some of the first Syrian refugee families came to Canada, Canadians like these greeted them at the airport. Image via Dominic Santiago/Flickr. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Human Affairs, 4.8 million Syrian refugees have fled to Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Iraq, and elsewhere since 2011. 6.5 million people are still displaced in Syria. And Canada has resettled over 29,000 of those refugees since November 2015. One such Syrian family was traveling in…

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Perla’s peanut recipe helped support her family. Now her story is helping others.

<br> Perla Almaden never forgot her grandmother’s peanuts. As a child growing up in Mindanao, Philippines, she couldn’t wait for her grandmother’s visits and the delicious home-roasted peanuts she would bring along with her. One day, noticing Perla’s love for the nuts, her grandmother decided to teach Perla her secret recipe to roast crispy peanuts without grease. Perla forever held the memory close to her heart. Image via Jellaluna/Flickr. Decades later in 1987, when she was a young woman, Perla married a worker from the biggest industrial company in Iligan…

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Perla’s peanut recipe helped support her family. Now her story is helping others.

<br> Perla Almaden never forgot her grandmother’s peanuts. As a child growing up in Mindanao, Philippines, she couldn’t wait for her grandmother’s visits and the delicious home-roasted peanuts she would bring along with her. One day, noticing Perla’s love for the nuts, her grandmother decided to teach Perla her secret recipe to roast crispy peanuts without grease. Perla forever held the memory close to her heart. Image via Jellaluna/Flickr. Decades later in 1987, when she was a young woman, Perla married a worker from the biggest industrial company in Iligan…

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Lonely Planet Kids: Story Starter competition

We know your kids love to travel but often the journey itself can test everyone’s patience. But we’re hoping to change all of that with our latest Lonely Planet Kids book, Boredom Buster. To celebrate its release, this month’s Lonely Planet Kids challenge is all about busting that travel journey boredom. Follow the instructions below for a chance to win a bundle of Lonely Planet Kids books worth £60! THE TASK We want your family to tell us a brilliant story, using one of our ‘Story Starters’ from Boredom Buster. Take it…

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