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A Better Place For All

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Grim headlines dominate most newsfeeds. It's no wonder many of us spend more time talking about what's wrong instead of what's right in the world. Step in innovators and goodwill ambassadors to our beautiful planet, Bill and Melinda Gates. Their namesake foundation is on the cutting edge in creating solutions for what Bill Gates calls "advancing the human condition." Humanity is on the fortunate receiving end of their generosity, as shown in the documentary, Inside Bill's Brain on Netflix. Bill and Melinda delivered a raw and poignant punch to brighten up the gloomy lens we view the world through these days.

The Gates Foundation works with groups of people and companies to help improve sanitation in poverty-stricken areas around the world. The innovation helped create toilets that don't require sanitation plants to process human waste--helping to prevent deaths from disease caused by extreme unsanitary conditions. Among their many goals: help eradicate pol…

Life is Full of Pleasures: Cyndi's Top 3

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Quote of the Day

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Life is Full of Pleasures: Cyndi's Top 3

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Quote of the Day

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Quote of the Day

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María Lorena Ramírez, A Hero In Her Own Right

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María Lorena Ramírez is in a league of her own among her indigenous group—the Tarahumara, in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. They call themselves Rarámuri, which loosely translates to "light feet." This indigenous group of people known for long-distance runners with extraordinary abilities to crisscross the terrain in their home state, deeper and larger than the Grand Canyon. María's ultra-marathon achievements in the past few years have landed her on this month's cover of Vogue Mexico.

The traditional woven, long, puffy-sleeved red dress she dons on the cover of Vogue is a great sense of pride for her. She says that she's much more comfortable wearing her dress instead of athletic wear, her sandals made of leather with a rubber-tire sole. María, 25, along with many women in her community, wears the same outfits when they travel long distances between towns herding animals. Kids in her village were shown running for fun in their sandals and placing odds on the fas…

Life is Full of Pleasures: Cyndi's Top 3

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