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5 Most Uplifting Stories of the Week
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 3, 2014 5:22 AM CDT

(Newser) – Proper etiquette, a good sense of humor, and a selfless gesture are features of some of this week's most uplifting stories:

  • Turkish Official Says Women Shouldn't Laugh; Country Cracks Up: Turkey's deputy PM doesn't like it when women laugh in public, but he's caused plenty of hilarity across the country. In a widely mocked speech attacking "moral corruption," Bulent Arinc slammed women for, among other things, laughing in public. After his speech, hundreds of Turkish women took to social media to share photos of themselves doing just that.
  • Teen Invents Way to Stop Hot Car Deaths: An inventor has developed a possible solution to the recurring problem of kids left in hot cars—and she did so before even graduating from high school. Alissa Chavez, 17, came up with the basic idea for her lifesaving contraption for a school science fair. The "Hot Seat" uses a pressure sensor and your car keys.
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