Chicago paleta vendor Fidencio Sanchez melts US hearts

More than $200,000 (£150,000) has been raised online in days for an elderly Chicago ice popsicle vendor who was pictured struggling to push his cart.

Fidencio Sanchez, 89, was forced out of retirement in the summer after his only daughter died and he took custody of her children.

The GoFundMe page was set up by a stranger who was moved to see the paleta seller hunched over his trolley.

Despite the windfall, Mr Sanchez says he has no plans to stop working. Read More

95-year-old fashion icon Iris Apfel says hard work is her fountain of youth

Iris Apfel’s life is colorful, but the 95-year-old fashion diva says it’s hard work that keeps her going.

“I just I love what I do. I work very hard. I think hard work is my medicine, my salvation,” Apfel says at the launch of her partnership with the Macy’s brand INC International Concepts, called “Iris Meets INC,” in New York City earlier this week. Read the full Story