For 113 days straight, Costa Rica has generated 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources. The country already set a record last year for its 99% green energy production, forgoing fossil fuels for a total of 285 days; now, the nation’s next goal is to maintain its current streak for an entire year.

That ambition may sound lofty, but it's likely to succeed and to remain a…

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In the aftermath of the Rio Olympic Games, Team Great Britain—which brought home 67 medals and finished second overall—faced their biggest challenge yet: finding their luggage. Each of the 366-strong Team GB members carried identical red luggage to the Games, causing great confusion at the Heathrow baggage claim, as athletes spent tedious…

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For many new parents, a baby’s fleeting moments of slumber are a valuable opportunity to play catch-up on their own lives: work, cleaning, and most importantly, sleep. Photographer Laura Izumikawa Choi uses her daughter Joey’s nap time as a way to exercise her own creativity. While Joey lays peacefully in her crib, Choi transforms…

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Photographer Daan Verhoeven is well-adjusted to diving deep underwater. He typically forgoes the use of a scuba tank so he can plunge below 40 meters without cumbersome gear—except for his camera, which he uses to shoot submerged portraits and entrancing images of the typically unseen ocean floor. However, his newest…

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Photographer Anne Geddes has made a name for herself with her iconic baby photography. Her simple, yet creative portraits of newborn babies have decorated calendars, greeting cards, and desktop wallpapers for over 30 years. Thousands of babies have come through her studio to be dressed up as butterflies, sunflowers, and other seasonal…

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Ishmael Musa has been a local hero and inspiration to the town of Mt. Albert in Auckland for 12 years, and his efforts have finally been rightfully recognized. The Kuwait-born resident moved to Mt. Albert in 2004 with his family, and was disturbed by the amount of trash he saw lying about. "The country needed to look nice and clean. I didn't want to see it getting messy," Musa said to the…

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Starting on September 15, the Italian government is giving a generous birthday gift to all of its citizens as they turn 18 years old: a “culture bonus” of €500, or about $563. Teens will register online to receive money vouchers through a smartphone app called 18app.it, then use them to purchase cultural products like books and buy tickets to concerts, films, theater performances, museums, and…

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If you needed proof that the Internet can be a very generous place, this is it. This inspiring story begins as many feel-good Internet tales do: with a Facebook call to action post. Deborah Grimshaw Skouson's daughter, Cami, has autism and loves to wear a very specific flower-patterned shirt from Target. She's been wearing this particularly designed shirt ever since she was in kindergarten, five years…

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