“If the blood test is adopted widely, it could eliminate the need for CT scans in at least a third of those with suspected brain injuries.” NYT: Concussions Can Be Detected With New Blood Test Approved by FDA.

+ “Mr. Okra, a beloved New Orleans street vendor, died Thursday. He was 75.” For the uplifting part of this story, you have to read the memories people are sharing about the impact that Mr. Okra had.

+ 60,000 Chinese troops have been deployed to plant trees in an extended area around Beijing roughly the size of Utah.

+ A Memphis teen creates subscription box to inform, inspire African-American girls.

+ Couple who lost everything in fire wins $1 million lottery.

+ Watching These Elderly Jews Have Shabbat Dinner At Wendy’s Will Make Your Week.

+ Husband with Alzheimer’s forgot he was married to his wife of 38 years. He proposed, and they married again.

+ A single dad walked 11 miles to work every day — until his co-workers found out.