INSPIRATIONAL: Give Umbrellas to people caught in the rain?

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/watch-the-moment-a-guy-jumps-out-of-his-car-to-give-umbrella-to-couple-stuck-in-d-c-downpour/?utm_campaign=newsletters&utm_medium=weekly_mailout&utm_source=25-04-2022

Watch the Moment a Guy Jumps Out of His Car to Give Umbrella to Couple Stuck in D.C. Downpour
By Good News Network-Apr 23, 2022

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Recently, a random act of kindness in the Nation’s Capital inspired a driver to share the video of a Good Samaritan.

Thousands were inspired by the moment that happened on April 14th, after it was shared on Reddit.

It may look like the woman, who was being drenched on the sidewalk, began holding the umbrella over a covered baby stroller, but upon closer inspection, you can see it was someone in a wheelchair holding a newspaper to cover their head.

Not only did the driver go out of his way, the woman used the umbrella to shelter the person in the wheelchair instead of herself.

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I never really thought about this but I must have some old umbrellas to hand out.

How about you?

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TECHNOLOGY: Automating a beehive?

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/beewise-hives-save-colonies-from-colony-collapse/?utm_campaign=newsletters&utm_medium=weekly_mailout&utm_source=05-04-2022

Company’s Innovative Smart Beehive Gets $80 Million in Funding to Save Bees From Any Hazard

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The traditional hive most commonly used in the world today (the Langstroth box) was designed by humans about 150 years ago. Most people are so used to them they mistakenly confuse them with bees’ natural habitat.

By completely redesigning the beehive, a company called Beewise was able to address many of the inefficiencies of the box and significantly improve bees’ well-being and life longevity.

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I found this fascinating.

And, an example of replacing a 150 year old solution with an improved one.

400$/month? Too rich for my backyard.

Maybe a GoFundMe could put one in a park as a way of “helping”?

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