Paralympian Medalist Blake Leeper Helps Out 2-year-old Kid Trying Out Prosthetic Legs for First Time

In a heart-warming video, Blake Leeper, an eight-time Paralympic international medalist, was seen helping out a two-year-old kid, who was trying to walk with his prosthetic leg for the first time. The world record-holding athlete inspired the toddler to make him comfortable in his new artificial leg. The video is melting hearts of the people on social media, who are…

When “How was school today” stops conversation

“Hi, honey, how did you do in school today?” That may be the most common greeting heard each day in homes across the nation. Though not discussed very much, it is also the start of an interaction that can be quite uncomfortable. Instead of eliciting a happy recounting of the day’s activities, often what follows is silence or mumbled one-to-two…

5 moments that gave us hope in 2020

By Michelle Gant for upworthy.com When we look back on the year 2020, most of us will recall a time of devastating loss and uncertainty. But amidst the pain and suffering of a global pandemic, there were still many impactful moments over the past 12 months that brought us joy and gave us hope for the future. Here are five…

Monopoly Was Designed to Teach the 99% About Income Inequality

By Mary Pilon for smithsonianmag.com In the 1930s, at the height of the Great Depression, a down-on-his-luck family man named Charles Darrow invented a game to entertain his friends and loved ones, using an oilcloth as a playing surface. He called the game Monopoly, and when he sold it to Parker Brothers he became fantastically rich—an inspiring Horatio Alger tale…

U.S. student debt has increased by more than 100% over the past 10 years

By Abigail Hess for cnbc.com As 2020 comes to a close, it is clear that the year will be marked by a series of somber statistics. More than 300,000 Americans have died due to Covid-19. There are still 10 million fewer U.S. jobs than before the coronavirus pandemic began And as college students across the country pivoted between on-campus and remote learning, 2020 was…