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This Program Keeps Military Families Close Together Through Reading

** Read Across America Day celebrates the simple joy of reading. Enjoy this story of how a special organization is making it possible for service members to read to their kids even when far from home. **

United Through Reading is a non-profit that offers active duty military service members the opportunity to pre-record themselves reading books to their children at home. The program's mission is to keep the connection between parents and children strong, all while encouraging literacy and making homecomings easier.

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Ashlee Muhammad is Harlem’s Rising “Eye-Conic” Fashion Designer

Ashlee Muhammad was born blind in one eye. She spent much of her youth being bullied for being "different" and yearned to fit in... until she finally realized she was born to stand out.

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Black Girl Geek Magic - She's Blazing The Trail For All Like Her

Her family's love of good stories, whether they were comics, anime, video games or even the Harry Potter Books, were all a key part of shaping the "geek" in Jamila Rowser's personality while traveling the world as a military brat with her Air Force mother.

That mix of creativity and imagination that often makes it difficult to fit into new situations was the spark for her popular Girl Gone Geek blog, the root from which all of her other creations have sprouted. "I wanted to write about something I was really passionate about, which was geek culture," Jamila shares. "That one is always going to hold a special place in my heart."

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College Basketball Star Now Making Moves in the Art World

There aren't too many young male artists involved in quilting, but that's been the path for 26-year-old Michael Thorpe. Thorpe is an exciting new artist who is making large-scale quilt portraits using techniques he learned from his Mom, a lifelong quilter.

His works are bright, bold and provocative, and they have grabbed the art world's attention. After popular gallery events, Thorpe's first museum showing will be at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston where they are excited to display his unique and thought provoking artistry.

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Juicing For The Homeless Donates Fresh Fruit Drinks

What is healthier for the body and mind than fresh fruit and vegetables? The Give Project, a California based non-profit, had an inspired idea that they converted into a "feet on the street" action plan that is making a difference for some of the neediest people in Los Angeles.

The GIVE Project started hosting "Juicing For The Homeless" in 2010. They serve fresh, organic juice to over 1000 homeless men, women and children in Downtown Los Angeles. The GIVE project's main goal is to spread the idea of a conscious, healthy, eco-friendly lifestyle that makes you feel energized and strong.

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16-Year-Old From Florida Wants To Run For President

** While this Election season has been anything but amicable, OGTV would like to share a story from a few years back that reminds us of the good that come from enthusiasm and an interest in politics. **

Elijah Manley is a 16-year-old high school student living in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. His whole life he was told he couldn't do things; his sights were set too high. That isn't stopping him from pursuing his dreams... like running for President of the United States in 2016.

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This Woman's Handwritten Love Letters Changes Strangers Lives

While it is exciting to see the bold type of a newly arrived email from an old friend or the pulsing dots of a long awaited text, there is still something special about the arrival of a hand written, stamped envelope in your home mailbox.

For those who are facing personal difficulties, adjusting to new circumstances, or just feeling isolated, the physical experience of handling a letter, opening the sealed side of the envelope, and sliding out a beautiful card brings the thrill and anticipation of contact with another person, something they may been missing for long time. Fulfilling this need is at the heart of an inspiring organization called "The World Needs More Love letters".

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What is the World Record for Most Pizza Boxes? - Not Your Average Joe

Everyone could use a few more smiles in their daily lives…and watching a funny video will often do the trick! OnlyGood TV videos help make your life fun, more manageable, happy and stress free!

There are people who love pizza, and then there's Scott Wiener. In this episode of our "man on the street" series, Not Your Average Joe, comedian Joe Leonardo meets Scott Wiener, a pizza fanatic. Not only does he hold the Guinness World Record for "Most Pizza Boxes", he also owns Scott's Pizza Tours, a company based in New York City which educates tourists on the history of pizza. Guess what Joe and Scott will be having for lunch!

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