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Jack is a 17-year-old high schooler.

He's just like any other kid his age...

He goes to class, does his homework assignments, and sometimes gets picked up by his mom.


...except for what he does after school.

'Cause what Jack is up to after school is anything but normal. See, he's a 17-year-old cancer researcher.

Inspired by the death of a close family friend and armed with eighth-grade biology, Jack set out years ago to change cancer diagnostics. And he's had quite a great start: In 2012, Jack won Intel's Gordon E. Moore Award (with a $75,000 prize) for his innovative and accurate cancer diagnostic test strip.

It's not always easy, but Jack doesn't let his mistakes get him down.

Pretty cool attitude to have, right?

To hear more of Jack's story, check out the video below.

Whoa, wait a second, is Jack actuallysaving lives?

Not yet, of course, but the things he's accomplished are pretty impressive regardless of his age. Jack's been criticized by people who say that his diagnostic test strip isn't as accurate or well-tested as he claims. But what do I say? We've all gotta start somewhere. I'm psyched to see what this kid's gonna do next.

A breastfeeding mother's experience at Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo is touching people's hearts—but not without a fair amount of controversy.

Gemma Copeland shared her story on Facebook, which was then picked up by the Facebook page Boobie Babies. Photos show the mom breastfeeding her baby next to the window of the zoo's orangutan habitat, with a female orangutan sitting close to the glass, gazing at them.

"Today I got feeding support from the most unlikely of places, the most surreal moment of my life that had me in tears," Copeland wrote.

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It's Fat Bear Week and we pick the winner.

Everyone knows that fat animals are infinitely more visually appealing, much to veterinarians' collective dismay. They may not be at their pinnacle of health, yet we love them anyway, especially when they're babies. Bears, however, are supposed to get chunky so they get a pass. Before the winter when they hibernate, they're all about feeding their faces and storing fat for the winter. Wildlife archivists Explore has put all these fat bears in one place so we can vote on who gets to be supreme Fat Bear. Fat Bear Week is an annual event that anyone with internet access can participate in.

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She's enjoying the big benefits of some simple life hacks.

James Clear’s landmark book “Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones” has sold more than 9 million copies worldwide. The book is incredibly popular because it has a simple message that can help everyone. We can develop habits that increase our productivity and success by making small changes to our daily routines.

"It is so easy to overestimate the importance of one defining moment and underestimate the value of making small improvements on a daily basis,” James Clear writes. “It is only when looking back 2 or 5 or 10 years later that the value of good habits and the cost of bad ones becomes strikingly apparent.”

His work proves that we don’t need to move mountains to improve ourselves, just get 1% better every day.

Most of us are reluctant to change because breaking old habits and starting new ones can be hard. However, there are a lot of incredibly easy habits we can develop that can add up to monumental changes.

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