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  • Looking at most advertising, one would assume that the fashion world is a place only for the young. Very few ads feature anyone over the age of 30, let alone 80. Well, meet Ali. The 83-year-old tailor has become something of a star on Tumblr, thanks to a blog called What Ali Wore.

    Created by photographer Zoe Spawton, the blog is a tribute to the ever-changing custom wardrobe of Ali, who walks by her coffee shop at 9:05 every morning. After seeing him many times, she asked if she could start photographing him, with his unique choices in clothing. He agreed, and thus What Ali Wore was born.

    Ali is Turkish but has been living in Berlin, where the photos are taken, for 44 years. His skill at tailoring means that his clothes are often handmade, and he rarely wears the same thing twice. Since he wants to looks his best, Spawton says, Ali has some restrictions on when she can photograph him. She told Spiegel Online, "Sometimes [he] just does not feel good, [is] in a bad mood or sick." She

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  • Deployment to Afghanistan is a difficult situation for many U.S. soldiers, but it is also a time when strong bonds are formed between soldiers. Staff Sgt. Jesse Knotts formed lasting friendships with his fellow soldiers, but also with someone a lot smaller -- a stray cat that he named Koshka.

    Knotts found Koshka in the Maiwand district in Afghanistan in 2011 and took him in because he said the cat was "showing some signs that people weren't taking very good care of him." U.S. personnel are not allowed to keep pets, but Knotts cleared out a small space in his office for Koshka to hide in anyway.

    In December 2011, a suicide bomber targeted a convoy near the base, taking the lives of two of the sergeant's friends. While he was crying in his office, Knotts said, Koshka approached him and lay down in his lap to comfort the man who had rescued him. Knotts said, "He pulled me out of one of my darkest times, so I had to pull him out of one of his darkest places." He added, "You lose faith in a

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  • You would be hard-pressed to travel anywhere in the world and not be able to buy a Coca-Cola. Sadly, the same cannot be said for access to clean water and vital medicine. One man is doing what he can to change that, using the distribution power of large corporations.

    In the 1980s, entrepreneur Simon Barry was an aid worker in remote villages in Zambia, and he became aware of how easy it was to grab a Coke nearly every place he went, but he also noticed how many basic necessities were missing. Barry got the idea to somehow use Coca-Cola's distributing success to deliver lifesaving supplies to the countries most in need. Unfortunately, the idea did not become a reality until about five years ago, with the help of Facebook and the Internet.

    Once Barry's idea caught the attention of the Coca-Cola Company, the joint efforts resulted in a test program, called ColaLife. The program gets medical aid to Zambia using the extra space in Coke crates. The wedge-shaped AidPods fit in between the

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  • During the past few days, if you have frequented Facebook or Twitter, you may have noticed a trend in the look of some of your friends' profile pictures. People around the world are changing their profile picture to show their support for gay marriage. The image in common is a distinct red square with a pink equal sign in the center. So where did the sign come from?

    The social media campaign is in response to the U.S. Supreme Court addressing two sweeping laws affecting gay rights in America: California's Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act. The official symbol of the Human Rights Campaign, an advocacy group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered individuals, is a yellow equal sign on a royal-blue background, and it stands for equality.

    HRC is pushing to have people show their support on Facebook during the Supreme Court decisions, so the red-and-pink version was created. HRC wrote a message to its supporters on Facebook: "Make sure your wear red to show your

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  • It's pretty safe to assume that many of us allow our imaginations to get the best of us about what may be going on in the dark when we're sleeping at night in our beds. Some of us have little ones who are still getting used to sleeping on their own and occasionally wander the halls in the middle of the night.

    Well, a mother named Joann Moser wanted to know what her 2-year-old son was up to, so she set up a night-vision camera in the hallway to capture what she calls her "2 yr old Bedtime Bandit" in action. In the video, set to the classical tune "In the Hall of the Mountain King," Moser's son is seen leaving his own room and then trying to get into his 8-year-old sister's room. Her door is locked, so he has to figure out a way to get in.

    He has come prepared with a tool, a fingernail clipper. He cleverly uses the clipper to manipulate the lock, and voilà! The door is unlocked. He walks to his room to get rid of the evidence and then heads back next door to his sister's room. As he

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