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A Smartypants Scientist Makes An Easy Analogy About Our Planet, And Now I'm Scared

A good analogy can go a long way. What's great about this clip is that it starts out all cheery and hypothetical. Then here comes the punch line and BAM you're sort of kind of terrified. I know I am.

A Smartypants Scientist Makes An Easy Analogy About Our Planet, And Now I'm Scared

We've got your attention, so let's note that population growth hasn't been perfectly exponential everywhere on the planet. But growth has without a doubt been explosive, and that means our planet is at risk. We have to do something about this.

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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