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Donated Prosthetic Limbs Get a Second Life - ABC News

Donated Prosthetic Limbs Get a Second Life - ABC News | Life | Scoop.it
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Donated Prosthetic Limbs Get a Second Life
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Limbs for Life director Lucy Fraser in Oklahoma City, Okla., said her organization sends 500 to 700 limbs a year overseas, mainly to poor South American and African countries.
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Peter and Gracie Rosenberg run an organization called Standing For Hope where they provide people who've had the misfortune of loosing a body part with prosthetic limbs. After having many of these prosthetic limbs lying around with no use, they were able to donate them out to Ghana where waiting patients could receive these recycled prosthetic limbs free of charge. Many of them are not affordable to people in different countries, so by donating them, they are actually helping out people and a great cause. Not only do they just send these prosthetic parts, they also do follow ups with both the patients and caregivers.  Article was found on abc news website. 

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Top 10 Ways Disney Corrupts Children - Listverse

Top 10 Ways Disney Corrupts Children - Listverse | Life | Scoop.it
To many, Disney is synonymous with innocent morality stories and fluffy rodents singing songs of hope and joy. This is an image Disney has worked hard to p
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As much as I absolutely love Disney movies, I do have to admit that some of these movies portray the expectations that society so strongly tries to force upon us. They definitely give child a false sense of reality. Though I do believe that people are  actually just focusing too deep into the movie. All kids see is a girl finding her prince charming, falling in love, and getting married. That's all. I don't think they're actually "corrupting" children. We all grow out of wanting that fairy tale ending at some point in our adult lives.

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A New, More Humane Way to Euthanize Stranded Whales

A New, More Humane Way to Euthanize Stranded Whales | Life | Scoop.it
Researchers have come up with a new, safer, and more humane way of euthanizing beached whales that can't be saved.
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Finally, people thinking of the safety for not only the whale, but humans and the environment itself. Instead of injecting whatever the hell they think will put the whale soundly to sleep, scientists are figuring out other more humane ways to euthanize whales so that they pass as quickly and gentle as possible without the suffering effects. It's important to protect sea life, others take too much advantage of such beautiful creatures and treat them as though they are garbage, sometimes worse. This new way of euthanizing suffering whales need to spread, asap. Why is it that it took so long to this figure out? Who knows, but looks like they're heading in the right direction this time. Next step, sending some of the live whales back into the ocean, but that's a long shot away. I can only dream. Article was found in the Daily News for National Geographic.

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Five majors to avoid

Five majors to avoid | Life | Scoop.it
Do you ever stop and think about how your college degree will look to future employers? As it turns out, when it comes to picking a major, not all disciplines are equal in the eyes of hiring managers. Read on for the inside scoop on degrees employers love, and love to hate.
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This is article explains what majors college students should avoid. There isn't much work out there for them, especially once someone has graduated in that specific major. There is a high chance there won't be anyone hiring anytime soon. This article was taking from Yahoo! education.

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Why Are Cat Bites Linked To Depression?

Why Are Cat Bites Linked To Depression? | Life | Scoop.it
A 10-year study involving 1.3 million people has revealed the unfriendly truth that cat bites and depression are inextricably linked.
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The article states 3 theories: depressed people are more likely to own a cat and/or multiple cats, cats can sense if their owner has depression so they give them what i call "love  bites," and cats can cause depression by transmitting a parasite through biting. Now, I've owned a cat for about 3 years now. He has given me plenty of "love bites," not actual hard bites. I think its just a way to show affection. He does it every time I pet him in his soft spot. It doesn't specifically mean that I am depressed or will soon become depressed. I'd have to strongly disagree with what this article is trying to entail. Maybe I just love cats more than I love people, that can't conclude that I have "mental instability." Cats are beautiful creatures, they don't need to have the fault of possibly causing depression or other forms of mental illnesses in a person. 

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