Caine is 9 years old, and as Nirvan Mullick commented, "he's a genius." When Nirvan came across Caine's homemade arcade, built of cardboard boxes, calculators, and duct tape, he decided to surprise the visionary: When Caine came back to his East LA home one afternoon, a flash mob was waiting to play his arcade games. Caine's arcade has now raised thousands of dollars in scholarship money, and Nirvan has done him justice in the short film below, documenting Caine's creative spirit.
Nothing makes me wish I was packing up my backpack again like this video. "Make it count," might seem a touch cliche, but in just ten days, this duo managed to get an amazing experience, and more so, inspire others to want the same.
One more thing to add to my dream house: the slide/stair combination. It's a time saver and it's just fun. "What do you need?" she shouts from above, "One sec, I'll slide right down."
If you need a bone marrow transplant, odds are you won't find a match. Patients and families of patients have gone so far as to challenge laws that prohibit offering monetary rewards to potential matches. Douglas Graham's brother beat leukemia, and a decade later Graham fulfilled his idea to help those with cancer: Put a sign-up kit inside a Band-Aid box. When someone cuts their finger and goes hunting for a Band-Aid, they can just dab some of the blood on a Q-tip-like swab, drop it in an envelope (already included in the kit) and mail it to the lab. Simple. Then, they’re in the registry and could save a life.
His idea has expanded. With the help of Help Remedies, their bandages are now products called, “Help: I cut myself.” For $4: 16 you get both adhesive bandages, plus a bone marrow testing kit.
Help Remedies is confident they'll even turn a profit on “Help: I cut myself” starting next week, when they release the product in stores. More importantly, they hope the band-aids will register enough people to save 10,000 lives.
At Smile Squared, a toothbrush isn't just a toothbrush, it's a symbol of children's AND environmental health. I grab toothbrushes where I can: The dentist's office, an overseas flight, a last-minute drugstore purchase... but for Eric Cope, his mission to deliver BPA-free toothbrushes to children in Central America and then teach them how to effectively use them. It's this second step that impresses me most - lead a fish to water, lead a child to brush. Buy a toothbrush for yourself or your child, and Eric will match your purchase.
Check out carpooling.com, the world's largest carpooling network - connecting people in 5000 cities and 45 countries. Not only to people hitch rides, but they get hitched. Carpooling.com boasts more than 10 weddings as a result of their sharing ride services, not to mention the environmental impact.
The best part: The street art. Carpooling.com shows off peculiar and unique street art that its shared ride users create along their journeys, like this Marilyn Monroe to the left. Even etched in a dusty Volkswagen, Marilyn's still a bombshell in red.