Female Runner In For Shocking Surprises As She Crosses Iran Alone

Swedish ultra-marathon runner Kristina took on her biggest challenge when she came up with the ambitious goal of running across Iran and doing it alone. She wanted to challenge preconceived notions she had about the country and the people. It wasn’t easy. It was just her and that converted baby jogger she dubbed, “Baby Blue.” What she found scared her, challenged her, and ultimately delighted her. The Guardian newspaper covered her run. Middle East Eye has more of the details

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Delta Airlines Makes Crazy Travel Delays Easier To Swallow With Pizza Delivery

United Airlines could take some PR and customer service lessons here. Delta Airlines knows it’s been one crazy, frustrating travel week for Atlanta. First, there was the collapse of I 85, making driving incredibly tough throughout the city. Wednesday, intense storms across the Southeast caused a ground stop for hours canceling about 300 flights and leaving some folks stranded sitting on planes. The airline couldn’t make the weather clear up, but they could order pizza! WSB-TV reports the airline ordered more

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IHOP Waiter’s Act Of Kindness Goes Viral Creating Celebration Of Nice

You go to IHOP for all you can eat pancakes, but how about a giant serving of kindness. That’s what one woman witnessed last week in an IHOP in Springfield, Illinois. She watched as waiter Joe Thomas sat down with an older couple that included a woman who had medical issues. Thomas sat down and helped the woman eat her meal. Apparently, the couple are regular customers and Thomas was familiar with the challenges the woman faces. Her husband usually

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College Student Wins $100,000 Prize And Gives Away All The Money

Many college students will tell you they are strapped for money. Can barely afford tuition, books, and fees, let alone beer and pizza money. So many would dream of winning $100,000. That was a dream come true for Emory University student, Rostam Zafari. $100K was the cash prize that came along with winning the Cyrus Prize, a genius grant that goes to young Iranian inventors. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports Zafari and his partner, Brian Goldstone, developed Rapid Ebola Strips (REDS), a

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What Happens When Reporter Names This County ‘The Worst Place To Live In America?’

You have to be careful when you call someplace “the worst place to live in America.” That’s what Washington Post reporter Chris Ingraham found out. He thought he was completing a simple assignment in 2015, writing about a US Department of Agriculture study that ranked counties in the country on scenery and climate. Ingraham took the data and concluded that Red Lake County, Minnesota was the worst place to live in America. He could never anticipate the reaction that one

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Your Miracle Cure When Raising Teenagers Gets You Down

I’m still shaking my head. At this miracle treatment. The syndrome for which I was told there was no cure. That only time would heal this common malady. The affliction of living with teenagers. Perhaps you know the symptoms, Dear Reader. The rejection of your very being. To be told, That you are a dumb adult, Totally no fun to be around, A colossal bore. With an 16-year-old and an 18-year-old at home, we are in the thick of it.

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Chick Fil A Serving Up Free Breakfast Following I 85 Collapse

Chick Fil A is doing its part to make Atlanta’s nightmare commute a little more palatable by offering free breakfast! This follows the collapse of the I 85 interstate Thursday in Atlanta. The fire that brought down a huge span of the highway will basically put Atlanta in a stranglehold for months until the road is fixed. The famous chicken chain can’t fix the highway, but they can offer something to make the ride a little better. Here’s the free

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American Nurse Fails At Retirement As He Spreads Hope And Help In Kenya

Nurse anesthetist Steve James is good at a lot of things. Retirement is not one of them. Not since he found his way to Kenya. A journey inspired by the tragedy of losing his late daughter. How do you take pain like that and turn it inside out? Steve James and his wife, Greta, found out with the people of Kenya. Their love and passion to help has grown into an organization called, Kenya Relief. Amy Montalvo takes us to

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Harry Potter Actor Jim Tavare Cries As He’s Reunited With His Dog After Hospital Stay

Harry Potter actor Jim Tavare knows there is no better medicine than love from his dog. Tavare posted a moving video this week showing him getting to see his dog, Mr. Kippy, for the first time after a two-week hospital stay. The Daily Mail reports Mr. Kippy was in the car when Tavare was involved in serious head on collision in Los Angeles earlier this month. He suffered a punctured lung, broken neck, 15 fractured ribs and multiple other injuries

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The Puppy You Prescribed For My Broken Doggie Heart

You did this. I’ve said that many times these last few days. You, Dear Reader. You, who took the time to reach out after my beloved Darla Dog passed. You, who encouraged me to get another dog. You, who told me to not wait too long. You, who said the ache would ease. You, who said it wouldn’t, but to take the dive anyway. And so well, Saturday. The day my daughter saw a crack of opportunity in my husband’s

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