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Knitted Bird Nests, Effective HIV Treatment, and Reading Cures Racism

Knitted Bird Nests, Effective HIV Treatment, and Reading Cures Racism

Do-gooders knit thousands of nests for baby birds; a mother and son graduate together; a judge chooses to educate kids in juvie, leads to convincing them not to be racist; dogs can improve your social life; library of congress provides online access to digital versions of over 100 ultra-rare children's books, apologizes for insensitive messages from the past; an effective HIV treatment has been developed that prevents patients from spreading the virus to their partners; one man quit his high paying corporate gig to volunteer full time, eventually creating his own non-profit and couldn't be happier; a radio program improves a refugee camp.

Teaching Kids to Read, a Beloved Janitor, and Keanu Reeves

Teaching Kids to Read, a Beloved Janitor, and Keanu Reeves

A 13-year-old buys his mom a car; immunologist James Allison has a documentary, “Breakthrough”, made about him; the Too Small to Fail initiative brings reading lessons to otherwise bored children at laundromats and other unusual locations; a Humpday appearance by Keanu Reeves.