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  • Meet Nick, a young man with a disability who is inspiring others with a new online video.

    Nick graduated from eTrac, an online curriculum built by Midwest Special Services in St. Paul, Minnesota. According to the school's website, the mission of the program is "to teach job search skills to people struggling to overcome barriers to employment, such as disabilities, gaps in employment history or mental health challenges."

    "The six-module program focuses on developing and building soft skills, the skills that are common to all work environments and all types of jobs," wrote Colleen Wieck, Executive Director of the Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities. The council evaluated and endorsed eTrac. "Accessibility and ease of navigation were considered at the outset, and the immediate feedback feature helps to assure that skills are acquired and the purpose of each module successfully achieved."

    After completing the curriculum, Nick sought out an employment opportunity at

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  • A 15-year-old with an insatiable thirst for science has developed shoes that can charge your phone or any USB-powered device by simply walking.

    Angelo Casimiro lives in the Philippines, a country still recovering from last fall's Typhoon Haiyan.

    "A lot of people are still suffering from poverty," he says in a YouTube video in which he demonstrates his invention. Some people have no access to electricity, he adds. For them, "a simple source of light is big," he says.

    Now Angelo is creating a new way to generate power. He placed two pairs of physio-electric discs on the insole of each shoe. The discs produce energy when any type of pressure is placed on them. That energy is then channeled to a USB port, which an electronic device can plug in to.

    "My insole generator does not use coils, motors, magnets, or anything that involves moving parts," he explains. "We have a pair (of physio-electric discs) mounted back-to-back. When you make back-to-back pairs, you're able to harvest twice the

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  • Richard Dunn voluntarily bumped himself off two Delta flights leaving Las Vegas and spent the night at McCarran International Airport.

    The Georgia native who is originally from Canada didn't have enough time to hit a blackjack table or grab a hotel room before his new 6 a.m. departure. So instead he stayed in the terminal and paid tribute to a famous Canadian singer who is no stranger herself to Vegas.

    Dunn filmed a music video in which he lip-syncs to Celine Dion's cover of "All By Myself." Dion, who was born in Quebec, is currently headlining her second residency at Caesars Palace. Dunn uploaded the piece to Vimeo on Sunday. It has since been viewed over 4.4 million times.

    "I was supposed to go out at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, and (Delta) was offering vouchers. They were offering $400," Dunn explained in an interview with CBC Radio. "I thought, 'Oh that's not bad. I'll hang around until 11 p.m. and get bumped."

    The airline, which Dunn has been using for 18 years, then offered him

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  • The World Cup begins in two days, and since you can’t enjoy any real soccer for the time being, we have a stop-gap measure in the form of Purin the Super Beagle. Purin may not be Clint Dempsey, but she at least seems to have a basic understanding of the beautiful game. She’s got good on-field awareness, can cut to the net on a dime, and even plays a mean keeper. Purin is already a huge star in her homeland of Japan, having gotten famous with an uncanny ability to catch with her paws.

    Purin’s stardom is causing YouTube commenters to gush, but also use the opportunity to score points for their own favorite squads, or against their least. One commenter burned the Portuguese National Team by writing, “still better than Ronaldo,” while another gave props to Purin by calling her the “new Messi.” Perhaps in the future host countries can run a parallel dogs-only World Pup in addition to the main event.

    To see more videos like this one check out our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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  • Have you seen this video shared on your Facebook feed lately? There’s a good chance that you have, and if you have not watched the clip yet, we can break it down for you. The YouTube video was posted on Upworthy with the title "No One Applauds This Woman Because They're Too Creeped Out At Themselves To Put Their Hands Together."

    It starts out by showing a group of people watching a talk on "The secrets of food marketing." A woman who tells the group she is a marketing consultant to the food industry proceeds to explain a few of the tips and tricks she and other food marketers use to get people to buy a company’s product, like changing one cereal from square shape to diamond shape.

    Next, the topic turns to meat and animal products. The first lesson, she says, is not to trust a label that says something like "farm fresh" or "100% natural." A picture of a crowded chicken farm is shown, and the eyes of people in the audience widen. Then she shows the audience a few more startling photos

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