The Shirk Report – Volume 216

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find the 25 funniest images, 10 most interesting articles, and 5 most viral videos from the previous week of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles typically originate from Twitter, RSS and email; videos come from a variety of sources. Any suggestions? Send a note to! […]

Why You Should Care About ALS And The Ice Bucket Challenge.

Over the past few weeks, the rage across the Internet has been the “Ice Bucket Challenge” in order to raise awareness for the disease ALS. Many people have seen those videos (and you may have even made one yourself), but not many people know what ALS is, where it comes from, and what it actually does. So, […]

Chemo is hard, but it’s harder when you’re a kid. Here’s how one hospital is boosting morale.

Battling cancer can be overwhelming, but it can be even harder for young kids with cancer. But the children and teens at the Aflac Cancer Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta have a not-so-secret trick to get through the toughest moments: It’s called guided imagery, and it’s a technique used to help calm people in […]

The mayor of Albuqurque saw a homeless man with a ‘Will work’ sign. It gave him a great idea.

The city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, used to ticket people for panhandling. Now they’re trying something new something that’s got a lot of locals excited. Participants in Albuquerque’s “There’s a Better Way” initiative working on a city beautification project. All photos provided by the city of Albuquerque, used with permission. Two days a week, an […]