Laid Off News Anchor Moves To Sailboat To Afford Living In Bay Area

I’ll admit that a headline announcing that a laid off news anchor has to live aboard a small sailboat just to make ends meet in the incredibly expensive San Francisco Bay Area doesn’t sound very inspiring or uplifting. When I clicked on the SFGate.com link, I was expecting to hear a tale of woe, even bitterness. What I found, instead, was an uplifting tale of a woman who has taken something she would’ve never chosen–losing her job–and turned it into

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Woman Pays For Man’s Groceries; What He Did Next Will Blow Your Mind

Tracy Warshal would tell you it was no big thing when she paid for the groceries of the man in back of her in line at the store in Smyrna, Georgia. After all, it was only seven dollars. She was simply helping out a guy who she spied shuffling around because he’d forgotten his wallet. Was the the real story? Maybe it was a ruse? To Tracy, it didn’t really matter. What’s seven bucks? She told ABC News, “Anyone would’ve done

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Janitor Graduates From College He Spent Decade Cleaning

Michael Vaudreuil didn’t set out to be a janitor. But he sure was grateful for the job when his world fell apart. Here’s a man who had his own plastering business, but lost everything when the recession hit in 2007. Everything. His business, his home, his car. This tremendous man did what he had to. Took the only job he could find. Turns out it was at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachussettes. Just to break up the boredom he took

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My Favorite Food Confession No One Understands

I could blame it on my mother-in-law. This week’s challenge, that is. My mother-in-law, truly a lovely lady. So delightful that when she came to town this week, she brought with her a container of homemade oatmeal cookies. My mouth waters just thinking about what might be, the best oatmeal cookie I’ve ever had. Perfectly round, baked to chewy consistency. I devoured a couple. Ok, maybe it was twelve. Who’s judging? Surely, not you. I savored each bite giving thanks

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Daughter Surprises Stepdad With Petition For Adoption

I’ve never been one for family labels like stepdad, half-this, kinda that. Adoption instantly changes a lot of that language. Something tells me a young woman named, Misty Knight, knows exactly what I’m talking about. Misty’s bio dad has never really had anything to do with her. Meanwhile, her mom married a great man named, Ryan, who has raised her, loved her, been her dad since she was 5 years old. He’s always wanted to adopt Misty. She’s wanted it.

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Surprise Ball Pit Party For Dog Birthdays

What? Throw a party for dog birthdays? How crazy is that? I would never! Well, actually, yes, I have. I’ve thrown more than one party for my DarlaDog. Complete with doggie birthday cake. The cake and other dog friends at the park was Darla’s idea of happy that year. I had to pull out the photo album and reminisce when I saw this story. The humans attached to Laki, Shelby, and Maya knew what their Golden Retrievers would love—balls.  Lots

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New Parents Surprise Family With Adopted Daughter

Talk about the ultimate baby announcement! Banks and Lacey Farris rolled video as they introduced their newborn adopted daughter to friends and family. Lacey tells People Magazine that they had been through a long infertility journey and had one adoption fall through. Once the adoption for baby Finley was in motion, they decided they would keep the news to themselves until they actually had their baby girl in their arms. Once she was, they went on tour, capturing the magic

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How Women Took Over The World Of Running

Full disclosure–running has long been my drug of choice. Ever since high school, when Coach Chuck Kloes turned me into a very successful junior varsity cross country runner, which pretty much meant I finished the race. I’ve been running one way or another ever since. Now, The Wall Street Journal says I’m part of a growing trend and didn’t even know it. Women are taking over the world and business of running. So many women are participating in weekend events,

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Library-Hotel Where You Sleep Among The Bookshelves

Can you imagine a better place for a book lover to spend the night than in a library-hotel? Such a place really exists. The Guardian says Book And Bed opened late last year in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro district. There’s nothing fancy here. It sounds like it is more of a hostel than a high-end hotel. Book And Bed’s website explains what you should expect: “There are no comfortable mattresses, fluffy pillows nor lightweight and warm down duvets.” More than an upscale experience,

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How Many Phones Do You Need To Connect Anyway?

A phone diet. I know I need to go on one. To cut back. Like any other situation in my life where I know I’ve over done it. This now applies to the phone. Not so much about time spent on phone. Simply the number of phones. Have you done your own phone math, Dear Reader? Seems like yesterday, I had a home phone, a business phone, and a cell phone. And shoot, just to be honest and retro, I’ll

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