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Wings of Rescue, a nonprofit organization based in Van Nuys, California, has saved the lives of over 12,000 dogs since 2009 thanks to a team of dedicated pilots who transport shelter dogs to new homes around the country. With the help of other volunteers, Wings of Rescue pilots provide air transport for animals who are close to being euthanized due to lack of space in many of California's…

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Missouri-based artist Melissa McCracken paints music. As a synesthete, the sounds that she hears every day—whether it's someone's name or a song on the radio—are translated into vibrant, beautiful colors that carry the cadence of melodies. McCracken's vivid paintings stem from her desire to capture her daily experiences so that others can understand the brilliant, saturated world…

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Alejandro Durán's Washed Up was recently honored with the 2015 Project Launch Juror's Award, which recognizes an outstanding photographer working with fine art or a documentary. For his project, Durán chose to take on the noticeable environmental issues that are currently affecting Sian Ka'an, Mexico's largest federally-protected reserve. 

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Claudine and Honza Lafond combine two of their passions - yoga and travel - in an ongoing series of gorgeous photos they share on Instagram. The couple, who also happen to be yoga instructors, visit beautiful locales and monuments around the world, commemorating their journeys with graceful poses. Their popular account not only highlights their gravity-defying…

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If you’ve ever lamented that a treasured a book was falling apart, then you’ll enjoy seeing how this Japanese craftsman masterfully restored a tattered 1,000-page dictionary to near mint condition. An episode of the Japanese show called Shuri, Bakaseru (translation: The Fascinating Craftsman) featured Nobuo Okano, an artisan who specializes in old…

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Though it might not seem like it, architecture and fashion can go hand in hand. United Nude envisions this with a stunning collection of shoes that are produced using 3D printing. The company teamed up with 3D Systems to create these accessories, which are designed by five of the world’s greatest living architects: Ben van Berkel, Fernando Romero, Michael Young, Ross Lovegrove and…

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If you're not a cat or a dog person, consider the next best thing: a giant tortoise similar to this man's faithful reptile companion. This elderly gentleman has become a familiar sight on the streets of Tsukishima, Tokyo, where he regularly takes his pet African spurred tortoise out for a stroll.

The gentle tortoise, who is sometimes spotted wearing a frilly pink pinafore,…

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Back in 2007, Kenton Lee was at church when he noticed a young girl in a white dress wearing shoes that were too small for her feet. At the time, Lee was living and working in Nairobi, Kenya, where he was surrounded by those living in extreme poverty. After seeing the girl, the hardworking man was inspired to ask himself, “Wouldn’t it be great if there was a shoe that…

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When quality assurance engineer Kevin Blandford won a trip to Puerto Rico for his outstanding work performance, he learned that he wouldn't be able to bring his family along. Seven months earlier, Blandford's wife gave birth to a beautiful baby girl and bringing her along on the trip would have been a liability, so the new mom decided to stay home with her. Not…

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