Amazing ‘When I Play’ Short Film Will Have You Shouting For Women’s Sports

I’m smiling from this love letter to women’s sports. Sports of all levels and abilities. Do you move? Do you compete? Have you ever been told you can’t because you’re a girl? I bet you’ll love this short film as much as I do. ESPN put it together in honor of Women’s History Month, which happens to be now. Just in case you find yourself wanting to read the words as much as hear them, here you go: To Whom It

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World Traveler Gets Creative To Let Mom Know He Is Fine

Any traveler knows it’s great to see the world, but someone is home wondering if you’re okay. Often that means your mom, no matter how old you are. No matter what country you come from. Johnathan Quinonez found that out after he quit his job as an accountant in Brussels, Belgium and took off for an extended adventure. He’s 27 years-old, but his mom was still worried, especially since his first stop was Cuba and phone and internet service there

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The Gift Of Watching My Friend’s Impossible Dream Come True

I stood in the back of a bookstore this week and cried. “Something got in my eye,” I would’ve said if anyone asked. I grabbed one of the paper napkins from the table with a plate of cookies to wipe a nose drip away. Classy, I know. I don’t know why I bothered. I love those tears. What prompted them. Besides, no one was looking at me. All eyes focused on her. About 15 feet away stood a friend. A

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How A Working Mother Would Handle Kids Crashing Her Live Interview

And now for the working mother version of the funny, relatable interview seen around the world. Surely, you’ve seen Professor Robert Kelly being interviewed about South Korea on the BBC when his two young children came in the room. Parents around the world could relate and laughed. Now, a New Zealand comedy duo, Jono and Ben have come up with a comedy skit showing how a working mom would handle the same situation. There are some stereotypes here, to be

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What I Really Want My Late Mother To Say To Me

My mother has cancer. It has metastasized to her forehead. Her eyebrow, actually. She’s in pain. And she’s pissed. This is all horrifying. Sad. And, interesting. Interesting, because my mother passed away last August. I’m living what you might know, Dear Reader. You, who has said goodbye to someone you love. Someone who is gone, just not really gone. And so, it is, these nights, that my mother shows up in dreams. This happens about once a week. She’s angry.

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Dishwasher Is Made A Partner In One Of World’s Greatest Restaurants

It takes a lot of jobs to make a great restaurant work: chef, server, hostess, and yes, dishwasher. This is what they know at Noma, named one of the best restaurants in the world. Ali Sonko has worked at Noma in Copenhagen, Denmark, since it opened in 2003. He emigrated from the West African nation of Gambia. Noma has done so well that it is in the process of building a bigger restaurant. As the business makes the transition, Chef/Owner

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Why Ed Sheeran Says An Illegal Act Is The Secret To His Career Success

How much is there to love about Ed Sheeran? His songwriting? His sweet voice? His impish grin? Yes, yes and yes. He’s become an international superstar. There’s his talent, hardwork, his creative way of building his career. And then there is this– The illegal act that he says is the secret to his success. He opens up to CBS News’ Mark Phillips. I enjoy every second with the singer I like to call, “My Eddie,” (since I imagine he’s singing

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How My Daughter’s Secret Compromised My Marriage

They are the words that inspire panic in any well-meaning parent. “I’m going to tell you something,” my daughter announced this week, but you have to promise me you won’t tell any other member of this family.” Talk about the ultimate morals test. On one hand, I was thrilled and relieved that Daughter trusted me enough to share her deep, dark secret. On the other, keep a secret from my husband? We just don’t have that kind of marriage. On

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Koala Baby Clings To His Mother While She Has Life-Saving Surgery

Leave it to a baby koala named, “Phantom,” to be the best smile therapy you will find today. He certainly was the magic potion for his mum who had to undergo surgery at the Australia Zoo. The Courier Mail newspaper reports the mother and her 6-month-old baby were hit by a car along an Australian highway.  Baby Phantom was okay, but mother Lizzie had significant injuries including a collapsed lung. Veterinarians knew that mama would need surgery. They figured it would

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Kind Stranger Takes Lonely Widower On Dream Vacay After Ad For New Fishing Buddy

You don’t have to go fishing far to find a story that will melt your heart like this one. It starts with Ray Johnstone, a lonely widower in Australia who placed an ad for a new fishing buddy when his old friend passed away. Sky News reports that 22-year-old Mati Batsinilas saw that ad and his heart immediately felt for Mr. Johnstone. Fishing? He wanted a buddy to go fish with? Mati decided to up that idea to the next

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