The One Who Cured The Worst Pity Party Of My Life

This week I have the story of one lucky girl.      A story that starts with a pathetic pity party.      Mine.      On a Sunday night, long ago.      What is it about Sunday nights?      How they magnify lonely and sad.      Which is what I cried to my best friend.      It wasn’t the first time we’d had this talk.      Which is probably why she cut short the empathy and sent me a link.      With a simple note.      “I think you need to do this.”      It

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Prince Harry And Duchess Meghan Recycle Royal Wedding Flowers In The Sweetest Way

The thousands of wedding flowers at the royal wedding Saturday were just the right touch to set the backdrop for the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. What happened to those flowers after the big day shines the light again on just how special this couple is. USA Today reports the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex donated a large portion of them to a hospice in London. Fifty gorgeous bouquets showed up at St. Joseph’s Hospice the day

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“Stitch Fix” Founder Katrina Lake Shares How She Built Her Billion Dollar Company

I admit I was a Stitch Fix doubter. How can filling out an online form lead to a stylist you never meet or see sending you clothes you like? The thing is, I knew I needed help.  With my girls moving up and out, I’m getting out in the work world more.  My daily uniform of the same pair of jeans and an Old Navy t shirt (usually with a stain) is not going to cut it. But how am

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Amazing Royal Wedding Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason Comes From One Incredible Family

Teenaged cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason created Saturday what many might think impossible. His solo during the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was a standout moment in a long list of unforgettable moments. Who is this young man? He’s only 19 years old. That is incredible. So is his backstory. At home, he’s not that special. Rather, one member of an incredible family. CBS Sunday Morning‘s Lee Cowan introduces us. This super talented young man had the world watching

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Golden Buzzer Moment For Father Son Duo Reminds Us We Are The Lucky Ones

I watched this Golden Buzzer moment on “Britain’s Got Talent” YouTube channel and thought, “This.” This is what I need. This might be what you need this weekend. Odd to feature a father-son duo on Mother’s Day weekend? Perhaps. But it was the feeling that got me. On this, A weekend that is hard for a lot of folks. Stomp your feet that, “Mother’s Day is a made up holiday. Whatever. It can just be hard. Hard if you don’t

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CBS Sunday Morning Debut: A Mother’s Day Card For My Daughter’s First Mother

Thank you, CBS Sunday Morning, for the chance to be on your incredible program! Such a thrill to hear Jane Pauley introduce my piece. This is about dreams coming true in ways you don’t expect. About being in debt to others, And mostly, about one awesome daughter. And this is for you, You, who might be with the one you want this Mother’s Day. I’m sending love. And understanding. If enjoy this story, you might enjoy my book, “Hope Possible:

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The Two Men Arrested In Philadelphia Starbucks Settle With City For $1 Each

The two young men arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks last month have reached an incredible and inspiring settlement with the city. Rashon Nelson and Dante Robinson made national news when they were taken into custody for sitting in the Starbucks store without ordering anything while they waited to meet a colleague. Starbucks CEO flew to Philadelphia to apologize to the men in person. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross has also apologized for how his officers handled the situation. And now,

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Why, Yes, I Would Save My Dog First In Case Of A Fire. Wouldn’t You?

It’s one of the earliest memories of my horrifying my kids.      Earliest.      Not the last.      I am, after all,      A mother.      A conversation about fire safety started this particular episode.      We started with something like, “How would you get out of the house in an emergency?”      Once I was satisfied with their proposed plans, I shifted to the philosophical. “What is the one thing you would want to save?” I asked. The girls made me go first.      Which was easy, because

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Waffle House Hero, James Shaw Jr., Has Raised Over $227,000 For Other Shooting Victims

Can James Shaw Jr. be any more incredible? Just hours after he stopped a deadly shooter at a Waffle House in Tennessee, he set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money for other victims of the shooting. Four people lost their lives and others are in the hospital. The New York Times was able to shadow Shaw as he visited with some of those victims and their families. Here he is with his daughter, Brooklyn, at a vigil for

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Dog Has Operation For Cancer; Shocked Vet Finds Remains Of Stuffed Teddy Bears

Everyone loves teddy bears. Apparently, a dog in England loves them a little too much. The BBC reports a St. Bernard named, Maisy, was looking quite sick so her humans took her to the vet. An scan showed what looked like a mass throughout her abdomen. No doubt is was cancer and doctors would have to operate. During an operation to remove the spleen, Dr. Nick Blackburn found the soft toys in her stomach. Dr. Blackburn said “this was not

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