New York Restaurant Only Hires Immigrant Grandmothers To Cook Their Food

There’s nothing like the taste of grandmothers cooking. One restaurant in Staten Island, New York knows that. The Daily Mail reports Enoteca Maria owner Joe Scaravalla has employed more than 40 grandmothers (and one grandfather) from across the globe. The restaurant has two kitchens. One has nonnas that are always making Italian food. The other has a rotating list of nonnas from around the world. Algeria, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Sri Lanka, Greece, Turkey. Those are just some of the countries and

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Travel Guru Rick Steves Donates Apartment Complex To Homeless Women And Kids

You probably know Rick Steves for this European travel specials that run all over public television. While you’re watching him show you a quaint inn in Austria or walk a picturesque trail in France, you probably don’t realize that there is one generous heart who has his other passion—giving back. Steves long ago invested in a $4 million apartment complex back home in Washington state. He explains on his website, “One of my pet social causes has long been affordable

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Paramedic Helps Teen Tie His Tie Before Prom

Chances are they didn’t cover this in paramedic training. That didn’t stop one kind man from helping out a teenager in Pennsylvania. Jared Bryer’s partner caught the moment in a photo and posted it on Facebook. Mary Terrinoni explains how she and Bryer were in their truck when the high schooler came up and asked for help. She told Fox5, “He was getting ready for his high school prom and didn’t know how to tie his tie,” Terrinoni said. “My heart was pretty

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When Mother’s Day Means Being The One Who Let’s Her Go

This is to be Mother’s Day? Sure doesn’t feel like it’s supposed to go down. I find myself thinking about that this week. A lot. I read countless posts about daughters celebrating with their mothers. About bountiful brunch feasts. About women so thankful to hold their children close. Then, I look around. At my holiday. This year. This Mother’s Day. The first without my mother who passed last August. There will be no celebrating with her, I tell myself. Over

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How ‘Fixer Upper’s’ Woodwork Designer Clint Harp Went From Flat Broke To TV Stardom

Woodwork designer Clint Harp is living an incredible dream. You’ll recognize him as the go-to woodwork design guy on HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” starring Chip and Joanna Gaines. Need a new table? A bench? A special design piece? Joanna just stops by Clint’s shop in Waco, Texas and he creates whatever she needs to make that week’s house perfect. This is more than a dream come true for Clint. Cranking this beast up today and using it for the first time

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One-Eyed Horse Is Kentucky Derby’s Most Inspirational Story

If you’re looking for the most inspiring horse in this year’s Kentucky Derby, look no further. You’ll find a great story with Patch, a one-eyed horse who is set to run for the roses. The Courier-Journal reports Patch lost his eye last June after suffering an infection. Incredibly, Patch’s trainer, Todd Pletcher, believes the missing eye will be a non-factor when it comes to race day. “If you watched him train and didn’t know that he had one eye, there’s

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Departed Uncle Inspires Campaign That Will Shake Your Love Awake

Flowers. Don’t send them. My former colleague, Tim, lost his beloved Uncle Bill this week. His “changed-my-life-one-of-my-favorite-people” kind of uncle. People send flowers. That’s what they do at times like these. Tim says don’t do it. Not because he didn’t adore this man. Oh, how he adored him. Still does. “He’s the man who influenced me to become a journalist,” he says marking his own life journey with clarity. Tim grew up watching his mother’s older brother run a newspaper,

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Stolen Chickens, Mumbles And Betty, Returned To Aussie Daycare Center

Two stolen chickens have quite the tale to tell about the journey they never planned on. Someone apparently stole Mumbles and Betty from The Botany Daycare Center in Sydney, Australia. In a strange twist, whomever took the cluckers set them loose onboard the train that runs through the city. That’s where this story starts to take an upbeat twist. 7News in Sydney tells the story using as many chicken puns as possible. Mumbles and Betty returned to the kids at

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Husband Of Fallen Police Officer “You Will Not Have My Hatred”

The power of the short life of fallen police officer Xavier Jugele’ continues to ripple. Jugele’ was killed last week while on duty on Paris’ Champs Elysees when an Islamic extremist opened fire. As he’s laid to rest, his husband, Etienne Cardiles, gave the most beautiful tribute, painting a picture of a man so many of us would’ve loved to have known. Cardiles is steadfast in his love and his purpose. His message to those who continue to spread such

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Teen With No Hands Becomes School Basketball Team’s Hero

Jamarion Styles is like a lot of teenaged boys who have big basketball dreams. His was to be included. To be on a team. Which might not sound like the grandest of hoop dreams. Except that Jamarion doesn’t have hands. He’s missing most of his arms, too. What’s a kid like that doing going out for basketball. Only living his dream. And showing the rest of us what’s possible. CBS News’ Steve Hartman once again does a beautiful job telling

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