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Doodle 4 Google doodle courtesy of 11-year-old Audrey Zhang

This 11 Year Old Doodler Won a $30,000 Scholarship From Google

“To make the world a better place, I invented a transformative water purifier. It takes in dirty and polluted water from rivers, lakes, and even oceans, then massively transforms the water into clean, safe and sanitary water, when humans and animals drink this water, they will live a healthier life.” – Audrey Zhang

Thanks to Google’s 7th annual Doodle 4 Google Competition, Audrey Zhang, an 11-year-old girl from New York now has money to fund her college.

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Google asked children from grades K-12, to draw an invention that would make the world a better place. Google received over 100,000 submissions and chose 250 state finalists, 50 state winners, and 5 national age group winners.

Google offered Audrey the chance to spend a day with some animators to turn her doodle into a moving animation. The moving image shows can be seen on Google’s Home Page todayAs the animator and director for her project, she took the reigns on describing how she wanted the water to look and added a little imagination by adding ideas. Her inspiration comes from a novel she is currently writing.  

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After she completed the project, Audrey flew back to New York with the $30,000 college scholarship and $50,000 Google for Education technology grant for her school. Google was so inspired by her doodle, they decided to donate $20,000 in her name to a water charity in Bangladesh dedicated to providing clean water for their schools.

Doodle 4 Google is an amazing event that takes place annually. Many students compete year after year showing true perseverance and determination. This year, Audrey’s perseverance granted her a new experience, scholarships, and inspiration to pursue her future goals.

Congratulations to every Doodle 4 Google Winner!

mike king best son surprises dad

An Amazing Son Surprises His Dad With A Promise Made Since 8 Years Old

When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry. – William Shakespeare

We all wish we could give back to the people who love us, especially our parents. Well this good son, Mike King, at the age of 8 was promising his old man something awesomely amazing. He knew his old man could only dream of having it. Take a look to see the reaction of the father and the son’s surprise.

Mike King has a “Go Fund me page” to accept donations for the maintenance of the car. The car doesn’t run well right now and he plans on giving these donations to his father.

Here is what Mike King had to say,

“Growing up my dad always dreamed of owning a 57 chevy bel-air. He grew up poor in a family of 7 children. He never thought he would be able to own his dream vehicle but would talk about it all the time. 

When I was 8 years old I promised him that on his 57th birthday I would buy him a 57 bel-air. I never forgot and was able to fulfill my promise.

Here is his reaction.

Explanation on what he was doing. One of our cornhole boards was broken and we were trying to rig it to stay up, while he was occupied I opened my garage to show the vehicle. He was too intent on fixing the board that he didn’t notice the garage opening which took my sister saying “theres something we can fix it with in the garage, there”.

Also when he states thats the one you have been showing me, that is because I had been,I had showed him pictures of the Bel air. (I have had it for over 2 years waiting to give it to him) We would talk about older vehicles so to gauge how much he would enjoy it etc I would show him pictures of it from the listing I found. He would get so excited and talk about owning something like that but that he “knew her never would be able to.”

What exciting things do you have planned for your father this father’s day??

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Moustache Milk & Cookie Bar

A Successful Business Started By A 21 Year Old With A Small Budget

“The most important thing was not that I didn’t know, but that I wasn’t afraid to find out.” – Deanna Yang

Deanna at Moustache Milk & Cookie Bar

Deanna at Moustache Milk & Cookie Bar

Deanna Yang was a 21 year old with little to no money, no family around, and met a couple of friends who believed in her dreams and helped her get a milk and cookie bar off of the ground. In November 2013 she opened her business, made some mistakes, and still kept going. She is a young lady who let go of stability and a full time job to follow her dreams although she had no idea what was going to happen. It amazes me to see how many creative people there are who hold so much determination and will stop at nothing  to follow their hearts.

 

One thing is for sure, when having a goal and a dream, it is important to get help from others. In order for anything to flourish, it needs more than one person. A house becomes a home with more than one person nurturing it, a business grows and expands with a team of people, it takes more than one person to start and raise a family, and even orange trees need water and sunlight to thrive. This is a world that becomes greater when we have one another. Be true to those who love you. Embrace & appreciate the little things that help us flourish.

Moustache Milk & Cookie Bar

Moustache Milk & Cookie Bar

Here is an excerpt from her blog describing her determination and drive.

The very first thing on my Bucket List however, that a lot of you know about, was #1. Open a cookie shop. Whilst I am incredibly proud of Moustache & how far we’ve come in our first year of opening, I still feel like he is far from perfect…he’s currently only 2% of my version of perfection. Although I’m known to be incredibly harsh on myself. Despite being my baby and something I love & am proud of, I also feel like Moustache stole my soul and identity. Perhaps because his identity was the only one I had enough time to develop these past two years.

But I’m a sucker for all that airy-fairy shit. All that, wanting to be a better person, wanting to reach your potential and of course, chasing your dreams. Yep, I lap that stuff up because like I said, as a child, I promised myself that I would be exceptional.

After a year of being in Moustache almost everyday and him consuming my every pore, I am tired. Those niggly questions that all twenty-somethings are asking themselves float to the surface; what the hell am I doing? Why am I doing this? But mostly, who am I?

And now, with the start of 2014, I’m working very hard to knock a lot more of my Bucket List out of the park. This is the reason why I am traveling to America. Because, ladies and gents, I am going to Disneyland.

Yes, I’ve knocked the Cookie Shop one out and now it’s time to fulfill more of those dreams. “youngtrepreneur
business through young eyes: stories from the owner of Moustache Milk & Cookie Bar”

Check out her inspirational talk where she discusses how she worked through fear and little money to start the now successful Moustache Milk & Cookie Bar

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A Very Romantic Way To Purpose: 4 Years & 26 Countries Later

“To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow – this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.” 
― Elizabeth Gilbert

Love is all about happiness and that’s what Daily Lemonaide is all about. I came across this very romantic video today. The video displays this young gentleman who travels to 26 countries in a span of 4 years while knowing after the first date that he wanted to marry his girlfriend. Very, very nice to see the world and see the love he has in his heart. I don’t know you two but congratulations!!