News Appetizers That Aren’t Completely Awful

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Did you know that good stuff happens in the world? It does, but you have to look pretty hard to find it. Which is a little disheartening.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton looks to be on the road to a full recovery after being hospitalized for a blood clot on Sunday. As an added bonus, people are starting to acknowledge the sexism and hypocrisy in questioning her ability to do her job, as many high-profile male politicians have kept and advanced in office with serious health conditions. (AP)

The Dead Sea Scrolls have been released in an online archive, allowing anyone with an Internet connection to take a look at the historically critical texts. Imaging technology developed by NASA was used, bringing a greater level of detail to study of the scrolls. (NPR)

Is Winnipeg the nicest place on Earth? A 228-person “pay it forward” chain at a Winnipeg Tim Horton’s is just the latest in what is an apparently long-standing tradition of random acts of kindness. Will 2013 bring a challenger for the “Kindest Place On the Planet” award? And wouldn’t it be great to try? (HuffPo)

A $5000 robot designed to take inventory is allowing a home-confined seven-year-old in Buffalo, NY to be able to attend classes and interact with his classmates remotely. (Al Jazeera)

Aboriginal women entrepreneurs in Canada are seeing 2013 as their opportunity to mentor other women and encourage entrepreneurship in Aboriginal Canadian women, having a potentially drastic and positive effect on the financial and socioeconomic standing of the demographic. (Financial Post)

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    [E] Hillary

    I’m so glad people are finally pointing out that it’s total bullshit that people thought Hillary Clinton was faking a concussion. I’ve never seen a male politician treated that way, though I’m sorry it took a blood clot in her brain to make people realize it was real.

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    Trulybst

    So excited about the dead sea scrolls! I saw them when the exhibit traveled to Seattle years ago, and have always been amazed at the age and story of how they survived through history.

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    BaseballChica03

    I read a thing about the kid with the robot a couple of months back! [here] It was super cute, there were interviews with his classmates and stuff.

    It wasn’t lost on me, though, that it’s a kid from a wealthy white suburb who was able to do this. Resources in the city school district (or most of the parents of kids who attend) definitely couldn’t support it.

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    Dormouse

    I told the mister about the Dead Sea scrolls. He’s a theology/Bible nerd, so I’m sure that’ll tickle his fancy. :)

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