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This Man Understands Women On A Level Most Men Never Even Dream Of

Some men get their wives flowers and chocolates. For his, Arunachalam Muruganantham designed affordable and hygienic sanitary napkins after finding out that every month she had to choose between pads or groceries [0:31] for her family.

This Man Understands Women On A Level Most Men Never Even Dream Of

At 2:02 he talks about the difficulties of finding a woman who would volunteer to be his test subject, at 3:19 he jokes about how his solution was like landing on the moon, at 3:50 ladies watching this might find themselves cheering and saying "I told you so," at 4:15 he explains the personal and financial problems with pursuing his research, at 4:46 he reveals the result of four years of hard work, and at 6:11 he explains his amazing open-source business plan, how many countries are using his process, and why he's resisted going corporate.


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If the past year has taught us nothing else, it's that sending love out into the world through selfless acts of kindness can have a positive ripple effect on people and communities. People all over the United States seemed to have gotten the message — 71% of those surveyed by the World Giving Index helped a stranger in need in 2020. A nonprofit survey found 90% helped others by running errands, calling, texting and sending care packages. Many people needed a boost last year in one way or another and obliging good neighbors heeded the call over and over again — and continue to make a positive impact through their actions in this new year.

Upworthy and P&G Good Everyday wanted to help keep kindness going strong, so they partnered up to create the Lead with Love Fund. The fund awards do-gooders in communities around the country with grants to help them continue on with their unique missions. Hundreds of nominations came pouring in and five winners were selected based on three criteria: the impact of action, uniqueness, and "Upworthy-ness" of their story.

Here's a look at the five winners:

Edith Ornelas, co-creator of Mariposas Collective in Memphis, Tenn.

Edith Ornelas has a deep-rooted connection to the asylum-seeking immigrant families she brings food and supplies to families in Memphis, Tenn. She was born in Jalisco, Mexico, and immigrated to the United States when she was 7 years old with her parents and sister. Edith grew up in Chicago, then moved to Memphis in 2016, where she quickly realized how few community programs existed for immigrants. Two years later, she helped create Mariposas Collective, which initially aimed to help families who had just been released from detention centers and were seeking asylum. The collective started out small but has since grown to approximately 400 volunteers.