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People With Learning Disabilities 'Need Commissioner'
Offbeat  (tags: Learning disabilities, People, Commissioner )

Ray
- 68 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A commissioner is needed to "protect and promote" the rights of people with learning disabilities in England, a report says.
At Success Academy School, a Stumble in Math and a Teacher's Anger on Video
Offbeat  (tags: offbeat, strange, teachers, education, weird, people, Charlotte Dial )

Robert
- 77 days ago - nytimes.com
In the video, a first-grade class sits cross-legged in a circle on a brightly colored rug. One of the girls has been asked to explain to the class how she solved a math problem, but she has gotten confused.
He Used to Be Homeless. Now He's a Mayor. And He's Only 28.
Offbeat  (tags: offbeat, unusual, people, New York, Ithaca, Svante Myrick, government, human interest )

Robert
- 99 days ago - upworthy.com
When you walk into the office of the 28-year-old mayor of Ithaca, New York, you get an instant taste of what it means to have a young person running your city.
8 Times the 'Helpers' Eased the Pain of Sad Situations in 2015.
Offbeat  (tags: offbeat, unusual, people, helping, 2015, kindness, uplifting, good news )

Robert
- 123 days ago - upworthy.com
There were a lot of helpers in 2015. Here are eight of them that I want to remember because they remind me of the good in the world and inspire me to do my part when I can, no matter how small, to help make the world a better place.
Experts: More People in Water Might Explain Spike in Shark Attacks
Offbeat  (tags: water, people, shark attacks, explanation, attacke, carolinas, animals, environment, humans, interesting, off-beat, wildlife )

Lone
- 293 days ago - newsplex.com
Shark experts have a not-so-reassuring explanation for a recent spate of attacks along the coast of the Carolinas: It's mainly because so many people are getting in the water.
Watch The Sweet Moment A Toddler Says Goodbye To Family Garbage Man, His 'First Friend'
Offbeat  (tags: offbeat, people, friends, friendship, unusual, heartwarming, sad, goodbye )

Robert
- 336 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
For this toddler who has to say farewell to his garbage collector BFF, trash day kind of stinks.
Some Things You'Ll Only See In India...
Offbeat  (tags: india, country, people, Indian Ocean, variety, culture, animals, arts, bizarre, funny, humans, humor, interesting, off-beat, photos, pictures, society, world )

Lone
- 336 days ago - ba-bamail.com
India is a large, beautiful country, filled with warm, wonderful people. From the Indian Ocean to the south to the Himalaya Mountains in the north, it is a land of variety and culture.
Sikh Man Who Removed Turban To Help Injured Boy Surprised When Friendly Strangers Return The Favor
Offbeat  (tags: offbeat, unusual, New Zeland, people, heartwarming, Sikhs, good samaritan )

Robert
- 341 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
After a 22-year-old Sikh man removed his turban to help an injured boy, a handful of friendly strangers acted quickly to return the favor.
You're Worth the Wait: A Predeployment Engagement Shoot
Offbeat  (tags: offbeat, different, military, equality, people, society, LGBT, love, weddings, Memorial Day )

Robert
- 364 days ago - msn.com
With Memorial Day on our minds, we thought it'd be the perfect time to share a beautiful engagement shoot that honors our military and celebrates same-sex love.
Arctic Sea Ice Extent Hits Record Low for Winter
Offbeat  (tags: environment, Sea ice, Arctic Ocean, Polar Regions, people, animals, plants, US scientists, University of Colorado, USA )

Ray
- 376 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has fallen to the lowest recorded level for the winter season, according to US scientists.The maximum this year was 14.5 million sq km,
Sick of Insensitive Questions About Your Adopted Kids? This Pastor Has An Answer
Offbeat  (tags: People, adoption, rudeness, racial diversity, off-beat, funny, video )

Kamia
- 458 days ago - today.com
People tempted to blurt out a comment about an adopted child may want to think about breast augmentation first . That is the advice Jesse Butterworth, who was sick of many of the questions about his adopted daughter, recorded in this funny video.
Rod Taylor, 'The Birds' and 'The Time Machine' Star, Dies at 84
Offbeat  (tags: offbeat, news, celebrities, people, Hollywood, Rod Taylor, films, movies, Alfred Hitchcock )

Robert
- 476 days ago - msn.com
Rod Taylor, the Australian-born actor who starred in George Pal's adaptation of H.G. Wells' "The Time Machine" and in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds," died Wednesday of a heart attack in Los Angeles. He was 84.
The People Pushed Out of Ethiopia's Fertile Farmland
Offbeat  (tags: people, culture, society, business, indigenous pastoralists, fertile farmland, politics, swathes of ancestral land, Ethiopian ministries )

Ray
- 479 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The construction of a huge dam in Ethiopia and the introduction of large-scale agricultural businesses has been controversial - finding out what local people think can be hard, but with the help of a bottle of rum nothing is impossible.
World Record for Biggest Nativity Scene Broken in Utah (Video Included!)
Offbeat  (tags: world's largest, nativity scene, animals, people, baby jesus, video )

Barb
- 511 days ago - aol.com
There's a world record for everything, including the world's largest live nativity scene.
 

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