He Got About 199 Rejection Letters And 1 'Maybe' But Still Managed To Invent Something Amazing

We've been diagnosing this disease ineffectively for decades. One teenager is working to change that.

Meet Jack. When Jack Andraka (who, by the way, is a teenager) was first trying to find a space to do his research on pancreatic cancer, many laboratories turned him down. Why? Because no one had time to entertain what they saw as the silly notions of a teenage boy. Nobody believed that a mere teen could come up with a better diagnostic test for the cancer than the one that's been the medical standard for decades. And to be honest, I didn't really believe it either at first.

But spoiler alert: Yep, he's totally doin' it.


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If you wonder why the LGBTQ community holds Pride parades, look no further than Grayson Fritts.

If you don't know who Grayson Fritts is, here's a brief intro:

He's a pastor. He's a police officer. And he is on video screaming from the pulpit that the government should kill gay people.

That's not an exaggeration.

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Jon Stewart's work on behalf of the 9/11 Victims Fund has truly elevated him to hero status. His tireless efforts to raise awareness and restore funds to survivors and the families of victims have earned him much-deserved praise and literally helped push funding through a House committee last week.

But it shouldn't have to be like this.

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Prince Harry isn't just a member of England's royal family - he's also a new dad. He and Duchess Meghan of Sussex welcomed Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor into the world last month. He joins William and Kate's three offspring (George, Charlotte, and Lewis) as royal grandchildren. I assume he's being accordingly spoiled with elaborate titles, jewels, and small islands.


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A celebrated teacher's 5-point explanation of why she's quitting has gone viral.

"The school system is broken. It may be broken beyond repair."

Talented, dedicated teachers are leaving public schools because the system makes it too hard to truly educate kids.

When I studied to become a teacher in college, I learned what education can and should be. I learned about educational psychology and delved into research about how to reach different learners, and couldn't wait to put that knowledge into practice in the classroom.

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