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September 15, 2016

Champion Mechanic Shares Advice Every Driver Should Know

Award-winning mechanic Eric Vos takes you under the hood to show off the skills needed to win a FedEx “Top Wrench” award and become a SuperTech National Champion—one of the most prestigious titles a mechanic can achieve. Plus, he offers a sneak peek at his pet project, restoring a 1950s classic Chevy Apache truck. One

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September 12, 2016

Seeing the Light: Eight Days in China On Board a Flying Eye Hospital

As I watched the last piece of surgical equipment being loaded onto the MD-10 aircraft, I was struck by the mission before me—watching first hand as a portable hospital took shape, one that will fly to people in need instead of the other way around. This is an opportunity for me to witness Orbis’ sight-saving

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August 8, 2016

Mystic River: How to Heal a Waterway

Invasive water chestnut plants are causing significant damage to rivers throughout the northeastern United States. The non-native aquatic plants negatively impact river life by depleting oxygen levels, choking out other plants, and forming dense mats which block sunlight. The Mystic River Watershed Association protects and restores the Mystic River in Massachusetts, and recently welcomed a

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July 22, 2016

Ride Along in the AIDS LifeCycle with Cyclists from Team FedEx

Join the cyclists from Team FedEx to see what it’s like to train for and ride a bike 545 miles in one week. Louie Butler, captain of Team FedEx, shares his training and motivation for bicycling the AIDS LifeCycle fundraising ride that travels California’s Pacific coast, redwood forests, and lush farmland from San Francisco to

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July 1, 2016

Idea Exchange Features U.S. Military and Industry

Chief Warrant Officer Virgil Peoples has done some amazing things in his 20 years with the US Army, but he never quite pictured himself as presenting to a room packed with business leaders from a Fortune 100 company. CW3 Peoples said, “You can’t imagine the thrill it was to be an outsider and yet still

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June 29, 2016

Citizen Scientists Use Apps for a Cleaner Earth

See. Snap. Click. That’s the basis behind a revolutionary new concept that is helping scientists all over the world with their research. Often the most time consuming and expensive part of a scientific study is the day-to-day collection of data. Observations on a massive scale are critical to understanding ecosystem and climate patterns, but collecting

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