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75-year old hockey athlete plays again after 40 years

Steph Daniels, a 75-year-old woman from Bedfordshire, has rediscovered her love for hockey after a 40-year break. Despite giving up the sport in her thirties, she recently picked up her sticks again and even tried out for England's over-70s team. Not only has this renewed passion kept her active, but it has also allowed her to make new friends of all ages and become part of an inclusive and supportive community.

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This Baby Had a Successful Surgery to Save Her Eyesight

In a heartwarming turn of events, baby Madison Artale's sight was saved by a team at Children’s Nebraska after being diagnosed with congenital cataracts. Thanks to Dr. Paul Rychwalski and his team, the 7-month-old is now seeing clearly with special prescription glasses. Despite needing future surgery for a replacement lens, Madison's parents are grateful for the incredible care provided by the hospital staff throughout this journey.

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This Canadian Man is Building Portable Washrooms for Homeless People

In a heartwarming gesture, a Sudbury man is creating portable toilets for homeless individuals in need. With limited public washrooms available downtown, Holland Marshall saw the need to help those facing homelessness. Despite challenges accessing existing facilities, Marshall's portable toilets offer a dignified solution at an affordable cost. His compassionate efforts are making a difference in the community and sparking conversations about the importance of accessible public washrooms for all.

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This Train Buff Spent 30 Years Building a Working Mini Railway in His Backyard

An 84-year-old train enthusiast spent over 30 years building a working miniature railway track in his back garden. Derek Burwell, from Walsall, West Mids, created the 272-yard line and travels around it in eight mini-engines he built himself. His hobby has cost thousands of pounds since 1993 but brings him joy every day as he continues to build and restore old engines. Derek's love for trains began as a child and now he can ride his own train whenever he likes right at home.

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Meet the Female Botanists Who Established the Field of Ecological Restoration

Historian and ecologist Laura J. Martin uncovers the forgotten female scientists behind ecological restoration in her book Wild by Design. Martin's research reveals a network of early 20th-century botanists like Eloise Butler and Edith Roberts, who laid the foundation for today's restoration efforts. These women pioneered practices such as native plant propagation and experimental planting to restore degraded ecosystems long before it became a global trend. Their stories offer hope and inspiration for future environmental conservation efforts worldwide.

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How One Group is Helping Colorado Kids Save the Bees This Summer

National Pollinator Awareness Week kicks off next Monday in Colorado, with a flower planting drive organized by Great Outdoors Colorado to rewild the state's meadows and gardens. Generation Wild is giving away 100,000 packets of wildflower seeds to encourage kids and families to participate. The initiative aims to make Colorado more beautiful and friendly for pollinators, like bees. By planting native wildflowers, Coloradans can help protect endangered bee species while enjoying fun outdoor activities.

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Meet the 21-Year-Old Walking from Manchester to Ibiza to Raise Money for Charity

A 21-year-old man named Henry Moores is on a mission to raise money for the Tony Hudgell Foundation by walking from Manchester City Centre to Ibiza. Despite facing tough challenges, he has already exceeded his initial fundraising goal of £107,297 and raised over €177,000. With the support of celebrities and friends along the way, Henry remains determined to complete his 2400km journey in around 60 days. His positive attitude and dedication have inspired followers worldwide who eagerly await updates on his progress.

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Can a Diet that's Good for the Planet Reduce Your Risk of Dying from Disease?

A new study suggests that following a plant-based diet could lower your risk of dying from major diseases. The Planetary Health Diet, focusing on plant-based proteins and healthy fats, showed significant benefits in reducing mortality rates. Participants who closely followed the diet had lower risks of heart disease, cancer, and respiratory issues. This research provides important insights into how dietary choices can impact health outcomes positively.

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The University of Cambridge Returned 39 Traditional Artifacts to Uganda In a Major Act of Restitution

In a major act of restitution, the University of Cambridge has returned over three dozen traditional artifacts to Uganda, much to the delight of local officials. The items, including tribal regalia and delicate pottery, were loaned by the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology for an initial period of three years. This collaboration aims to put these meaningful objects back in the hands of the Ugandan people after being away from home for so long.

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Soccer - and Life - Through the Eyes of the U.S. Deaf Women's National Team

The U.S. deaf women's national team, undefeated since 2005, is preparing for a historic game against Australia on home soil after joining the U.S. Soccer Federation two years ago. Coaches use unique methods to inspire players before the big match, emphasizing gratitude and unity within the team. The friendly match against Australia is nationally televised and part of a doubleheader with the senior women's national team - marking a significant moment for the USDWNT in gaining exposure and recognition from wider audiences.

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23 Sets of Twins Just Graduated from This Massachusetts Middle School

Needham, Massachusetts' Pollard Middle School recently honored its eighth-grade class with a "moving up" ceremony that included an extraordinary 23 sets of twins. Principal Tamantha Bibbo described the high number as quite unusual for their school, which typically sees only five to 10 sets of twins per year among approximately 450 to 500 students in each grade. This remarkable occurrence surpasses the national average for twin births in the U.S., showcasing a joyful moment for both the school and community.

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This Baby Had a Successful Surgery to Save Her Eyesight

This Canadian Man is Building Portable Washrooms for Homeless People

This Train Buff Spent 30 Years Building a Working Mini Railway in His Backyard

Meet the Female Botanists Who Established the Field of Ecological Restoration

How One Group is Helping Colorado Kids Save the Bees This Summer

Meet the 21-Year-Old Walking from Manchester to Ibiza to Raise Money for Charity

Can a Diet that's Good for the Planet Reduce Your Risk of Dying from Disease?

The University of Cambridge Returned 39 Traditional Artifacts to Uganda In a Major Act of Restitution

Soccer - and Life - Through the Eyes of the U.S. Deaf Women's National Team

23 Sets of Twins Just Graduated from This Massachusetts Middle School