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Dorothy Custer Celebrating Birthdays 100, 101, and 102, What is next?

Dorothy Custer Celebrating Birthdays 100, 101, and 102 ~ What Will She Think of Next? Dorothy Custer was born May 30, 1911 is an American. As a centenarian, she became most famous for her two appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and has since become the subject of the most-viewed story...

Sewer Men of Mumbai India, Indian Sewage Still Cleaned By Hand, Poop!

Sewer Men of Mumbai India "WORKING CONDITIONS ARE SH*T" Every day Mumbai produces enough sewage to fill 4,500 Olympic-size swimming pools. Despite the many modern comforts of Mumbai, the sewer system is outdated and is still cleaned by hand. Once a year the manhole covers are removed and a...

Illegal Sex in the United States, Laws You Never Knew You Were...

Illegal Sex in the United States ~ Weird Laws You Never Knew You Were Breaking Do you know what constitutes illegal sex in the United States? Maybe you'd better find out before your next tryst. Have a look at this map of some strange laws regulating what you do, with whom, and where...

Best Carlsburg Beer Commercial Ever Theater Bikers Deliver Message WOW

Best Carlsburg Beer Commercial Ever Theater Bikers Deliver Message This commercial is a little older (2010) but the message is timeless. Carlberg Beer planted 148 bikers in a movie theater, then sent in unknowing couples to take their seats. What the innocent couples find is a theater full of...

Chinese Man Undergoes Surgery to Remove Enormous Tumor From His Face

Chinese Man Undergoes Surgery to Remove Enormous Tumor From His Face Some of us have to go through life carrying a huge burden. Huang Chuncai, 37, from Hunan province in China, unfortunately has had to carry an enormous tumor on his face. Huang suffers from an extreme case of...

Allowing Rapists to Marry Victims to Avoid Trial, Law Amendment Coming

Allowing Rapists to Marry Victims to Avoid Trial Legislators propose amending Moroccan law allowing rapists to marry victims to escape trial Zohra Filali, mother 16 year-old Amina Filali, raped, beaten and forced to wed her rapist, killed herself - the only way she saw to escape the trap set...

My Personal Experiences of Sitting With the Dying as Hospice Volunteer

My Personal Experiences of Sitting With the Dying as Hospice Volunteer For several years, I worked as a volunteer for Hospice, also known as Palliative Care in some regions. I want to tell you some of my personal experiences of sitting with the dying. Initially I did respite care but eventually...

Straight People Answer A Question Gay People Have Been Asked For Years

Straight People Answer A Question Gay People Have Been Asked For Years Street interviews conducted by Travis Nuckolls and Chris Baker in Colorado Springs prove that asking the right question can be more important than anything you can tell someone. Watch as these straight people answer a...

The Biggest Problem With Gratitude, How You Can Use It To Be Happier

The Biggest Problem With Gratitude ~ How You Can Fix It To Make Yourself (and others) Happy(er) ~ What do I mean, the "biggest problem with gratitude?" You hear it everywhere these days that gratitude is supposed to make us happy, right? So how can it be a problem? It's not.

12 Common Regrets of Dying People That You Can Avoid by Acting Now

12 Common Regrets of Dying People ~~ Avoid These Regrets by Acting Now ~~ Recently I wrote a post about my personal experiences of sitting with the dying as a HOSPICE volunteer. In that article, I promised that I would put together a list of the most common regrets of dying people that I...

50 Fascinating Facts About Chinese New Year (INFOGRAPHIC)

Gung Hei Fat Choy! Today marks the Chinese New Year, which holds deep-rooted, beautiful traditions that are still practiced today by many Chinese families. As a multicultural country, many of us here in the States (and the West as a whole) celebrate...

Sometimes You Never Know How You Helped Someone - Until They Tell You

Sometimes You Never Know How You Helped Someone ~ Until They Tell You ~ When I was old enough to get on a bus and go downtown by myself, a young girl of about 12 years old, I would go to the library and look for books about different religions and philosophies.

Shocking Response from Dallas Sportscaster on Michael Sam Being Gay

Shocking Response From Dallas Sportscaster on Michael Sam Being Gay Watch this shocking response from Dallas sportscaster on Michael Sam being gay. Michael Sam is the first openly gay player in the NFL and says he "knows there will be problems ... and they've already started." Published...

Do You Hold Yourself Accountable For Your Actions or Blame the Cat?

Do You Hold Yourself Accountable For Your Actions or Blame the Cat? Do you hold yourself accountable for your actions? I hope you do a better job of it than this man. I was looking through the archives of old news feeds earlier today, and came across this headline from 2010: "Man blames...

Shoalin Kung Fu Monks Make Impression in First Ever African Appearance

Africans get a kick out of Shaolin kung fu (via AFP) Ten grey-suited Buddhists crouch like leopards stalking a muntjac before barrelling across the stage in an explosion of gravity-defying pivots, kicks and somersaults that would make an osteopath wince. These are the warrior monks of China's fabled Shaolin...

Alarming Number of Severe Birth Defects Stun Washington State Counties

Alarming Number of Severe Birth Defects Stun Washington State Counties ~ Three Counties Reporting Higher Number of Birth Defects ~ An alarming number of severe birth defects in three counties of rural Washington state is causing some concern for health experts, who say they can find no cause...

Carpenter With No Arms Does Not Let That Stop Him From Being Creative

Carpenter With No Arms ~~ Not a Hindrance to His Creativity ~~ Wait! Did I just say, "a carpenter with no arms?" Yes, I did, as crazy as it sounds. The carpenter I am referring to is a man named 'Sentayehu Teshale', a so-called 'disabled' man who cannot use his hands, so he uses...

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Letter From A Mother To Her Daughter, I Dedicate This to My Sister

Letter From A Mother To Her Daughter by Guillermo Peña Ode to Old Age and Alzheimer's Disease The following letter from a mother to her daughter was reportedly penned by Guillermo Peña, and translated to English by Sergio Cadena. We understand that the photo is also by Mr. Peña. Enjoy!...

New study: Babies Born Near Colorado Gas Wells May Have Birth Defects

By: Brian Bienkowski, Environmental Health News Lisa McKenzie was lead researcher. Image: Colorado School of Public Health. January 31, 2014 - Women who live near natural gas wells in rural Colorado are more likely to have babies with neural tube and...

Most Expensive Facebook Status Update Costs Family $80,000 - OUCH!

Most Expensive Facebook Status Update Costs Family $80,000 Easy Come, Easy Go! Have you heard the news? "Most Expensive Facebook Status Update Costs Family $80,000." This has got to be the biggest Facebook mistake ever. Oh my goodness. Can you imagine how angry her parents must be?...

Most Expensive Facebook Status Update Costs Family $80,000 - OUCH!

Most Expensive Facebook Status Update Costs Family $80,000 Easy Come, Easy Go! Have you heard the news? "Most Expensive Facebook Status Update Costs Family $80,000." This has got to be the biggest Facebook mistake ever. Oh my goodness. Can you imagine how angry her parents must be?...

Amazing - Doctors Discover Rare Brain Tumor Containing Teeth in Baby

Rare Brain Tumor Containing Teeth in Baby Doctors discover a rare brain tumor containing teeth in baby from Maryland. The 4-month-old boy may be the first person to have had teeth form in his brain as a result of a specific type of rare brain tumor, according to a new report of the case.

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SoulPancake Street Team Dancewalk Why Just Walk When You Can Dance? We often head from place to place so quickly that we forget to take a break and just enjoy the moment. So SoulPancake set out to give people a way to inject some fun into an everyday activity.

Dobri Dobrev, Saint of Baylovo, Not an Ordinary 100 Year Old Beggar

Dobri Dobrev, Saint of Baylovo - 100 Year Old Beggar Dobri Dobrev is also known as "Grandpa Dobri" or "The Saint of Baylovo" to the people of Bulgaria. Don't be fooled by his tattered clothes and cardboard sign. Dobri Dobrev is no ordinary beggar. He isn't homeless. Far from it.