Stressed Out and Stir Crazy? This is “Ocean Medicine”

Australian Filmmaker Darius Devas understands the mesmerizing and calming power of ocean wave imagery. In “Ocean Medicine,” his personal response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Byron Bay filmmaker combines two of his passions: filming the ocean and mental health. “Like many others working in the film and television industry all

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Who is the Comeback Heroine of the Jersey Surf?

Since doors opened in 2017 for Lucky Dog Surf Co. in Sea Bright, New Jersey, Owner Melissa D’Anna has battled Nor’easters and hurricanes, a life-threatening surfing injury that blinded her in one eye, and the coronavirus global pandemic shutdown. Still, she and her shop thrive with contagious optimism. “Bigger waves

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Behind-the-Scenes Workers Keep Front Lines Strong

During World War II, millions of Americans banded together in a united front of patriotism that crossed cultural boundaries, economic strata, and community structure. Paralleling this era on the home front, our nation is once again in the throes of a new type of battle that calls upon reserves of

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The Foster Care System Needs a Boost

Nearly 450,000 children are placed in temporary foster homes across the United States to escape lives of extreme poverty, child abuse, and neglect. “That number represents so many young lives that we each have the power to improve,” says changemaker Dr. John DeGarmo, founder of The Foster Care Institute. As

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8th Grader Jayden Daniel Brightens Easter for Foster Kids

Some measures of kindness inspire a movement of community support. Jayden Daniel of Eatonton, Georgia, an 8th grader at Georgia Military College Prep School, initiated an Easter basket project for some very deserving foster care children. Amid a global health crisis, Jayden inspired people to come together and renew the

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