Firstly, for an inspirational story, take a look at the Floating Doctors website.
A a crew of eight men and women are making a two-year voyage to 51 countries around the world, circling the globe and providing medical services free of charge on stops along the way, either in a mobile tented clinic they will set up ashore, or in charitable facilities which they'll visit.
As well as treating patients, they'll be recording important research data about the progress made in global health. Their journey, their data and their experiences are being recorded on the above website.
Secondly some food for thought in an article on The Creative Personality by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, where he discusses ten paradoxical traits creative people share. (And if you've ever wondered how his name is pronounced, a colleague once gave us this tip - it's apparently very close to "chicks-send-me-high"!)
Finally, if you're in the mood for 'quirky', read this story about Nils, a penguin who received a knighthood! You can also watch a video of Nils inspecting the troops. :-)