VIDEO – A Boy and His Bot (via Jordan Shakeshaft)

High schooler Lyndon Baty dreams of becoming a sports star. But with a ravaged immune system that makes it too dangerous for him to even go to school, he’ll need a little help— from a robot.

VIDEO – The World Is Where We Live (via Kristine Lockewood)

The World Wildlife Fund offers this stunning proof that we are all, in fact, connected.

The world is where we live from WWF on Vimeo.

VIDEO – Five Year Redemption (via Lisa LaValle)

Five years ago, freeskier Roy Tuscany broke his back in a skiing accident and was partially paralyzed. Watch him return toMammoth Mountain after years of intense rehabilitation to take on the same run.

NPR – One Woman’s Struggle to Shed Weight, and Shame (via Calvin Men)

As part of an ongoing series on obesity in America, NPR shares Kara Curtis’s honest quest for happiness, health, and balance.

VIDEO – Girl’s Death Inspires Thousands to Donate (via Leah Rocketto)

For her 9th birthday, Rachel Beckwith didn’t want a super-sized cake or elaborate gifts. Her last wish was to raise money for Charity Water, a nonprofit that brings clean drinking water to people in developing nations.

VIDEO – Water Ink (via Jenni Whalen)

To mark World Water Day, Solidarités International and BDDP Unlimited crafted this masterful campaign to build awareness of the scourge of undrinkable water.

VIDEO – Three Bear Cubs Take a Dip (via Shana Lebowitz)

And for a final ode to H20, see how these three cubs beat the heat in a Wisconsin kiddie pool.