What If The Way To Stop An Ebola Pandemic Is So Obvious, We Just Didn't See It?

Remember a couple of months ago when Ebola cases in West Africa started popping up in your news feed? What we couldn't bring ourselves to do then is exactly what we need to get serious about now.I know it's popular to panic and say "Shut it down! Shut it all down!" when it comes to air travel. But insulating ourselves won't stop the spread of Ebola. Fellow Americans, we have to own up to it — most of us simply didn't pay that much attention when Ebola was "just a West Africa problem." But now it has our attention, and we have to be smart about it. This may not be the popular sentiment, but the only reliable way to prevent the spread of Ebola is by quelling it at its epicenter. That means putting our resources to work where they can make the most difference. That means you and I caring about what happens with this disease overseas, supporting U.S. money and help being directed to West African Ebola treatment, and worrying a little less about wearing our full-body latex to the airport. Are you ready now?Here's what's been happening on the front lines.

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Last month, the Chicago Public Library system became the largest in the country to eliminate late fees thanks to Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot.

While the move, which was implemented October 1, was intended to "remove unfair barriers to basic library access, especially for youth and low-income patrons," it had another positive outcome. Since the removal of overdue fees, along with the elimination of any outstanding charges on people's accounts, libraries across the city saw a surge in the return of overdue books over the last several weeks.

"The amount of books returned has increased by 240 percent…We're very, very happy to have that. … Those books have a value and cost money to buy. We want those assets back. We also want the patron to come back," Library Commissioner Andrea Telli said at a City Council budget hearing, the Chicago-Sun Times reports.

According to a press release from Lightfoot, late fees rarely have the impact they're intended to. "Research from other fine-free systems has indicated that fines do not increase return rates, and further that the cost of collecting and maintaining overdue fees often outweighs the revenue generated by them."

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Actress Kristen Bell and "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon showed off their vocal and comedic chops on Tuesday night when the performed a medley of 17 Disney songs, spanning nine decades, in just five minutes.

The duo started with 1940's "When You Wish Upon a Star" and ended with 2013's "Let it Go" from "Frozen."

Bell will reprise her role as Anna in Disney's upcoming "Frozen 2."

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We all know that social media can be a cesspool of trolly negativity, but sometimes a story comes along that totally restores your faith in the whole thing. Enter the KFC proposal that started off being mocked and ended up with a swarm of support from individuals and companies who united to give the couple an experience to remember.

Facebook user Tae Spears shared the story with screenshots from Twitter, and the response has been overwhelming.

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Madison Square Garden in New York City is known for having hosted some legendary performances. George Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh in '71, Billy Joel's 12 sellouts in '06, and Carmelo Anthony's 62 points in a 2014 victory against the Charlotte Bobcats, just to name a few.

But it's hard to imagine one person holding the legendary arena in the palm of their hand quite like Pete DuPré, better known as "Harmonica Pete," did on Veterans Day.

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