TJ Maxx And Marshalls Still Paying Employees Of Their Closed Stores In Puerto Rico

TJ Maxx and Marshalls know more than good deals. They know how to be good to their employees. NBC Boston reports that the company is still sending paychecks to their workers in Puerto Rico, even though stores on the island have been closed since Hurricane Maria in September. The company says simply, “We believe it is the right thing for us to do under these circumstances.” Do good the right thing like this and people are going to talk.  One

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How Daughter Is Sure Mother With Alzheimer’s Will Get The Last Laugh

How could I laugh? How could I not? Laughing with my friend and neighbor, Pat. For the last couple of years, she has posted stories on Facebook about Momma Jane. Her 91-year-old mother who is living with Alzheimer’s. This means, of course, that Pat has been living with Alzheimer’s, as well. You expect that. You expect a disease as awful as Alzheimer’s to affect an entire family. What I didn’t see coming, Was the laughter. Yes, laughter. Pat just has

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Hurricane Hero Loses $10 Million Bet When Houston Astros Won The World Series

Has anyone ever been so happy to lose a bet? You might remember the awesome Jim McIngvale. He’s known around Houston as, “Mattress Mack,” for the commercials he does for his furniture stores. After Hurricane Harvey, he opened those stores as shelters for folks who needed a place to stay. Now, Mattress Mack has done it again. The Houston Chronicle reports he made a bet with customers on The World Series. McIngvale promised to refund customers of Gallery Furniture who spent $3,000

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Preemie Babies Are Super Heroes For Halloween

Preemie babies are tiny, but they are mighty. They are fighters! Why should they miss out on the fun for their first Halloween? USA Today reports NICU nurse Christina Gillen and her mom got busy making costumes for their tiniest patients at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. If you like stories like these, you might enjoy my book, “Hope Possible: A Network News Anchor’s Thoughts On Losing Her Job, Finding Love, A New Career, And My Dog, Always My

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Groom Jumps Into River During Wedding Photoshoot To Save Drowning Boy

Groom Clayton Cook and his bride, Brittany, picked a beautiful place to have their wedding photos taken along stream in a park in Ontario, Canada. It was a moment that could’ve, should’ve been all about gazing into each other’s eyes. It was. That is, until Clayton saw something distressing out of the corner of his eye. He saw a little boy who had fallen in the water and appeared to be in distress. Without a thought, Clayton bolted into the

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To Spouse Or Not To Spouse. That Is The Class Reunion Question

This was not in the book. Not in the book about marriage. The one with 276 questions you and your intended should ask each other before you say, “I do.” So you really know each other. Your true wishes and desires. How you go about things. Almost like you’ve known each other all your lives. Instead of the months you’ve been dating. Somehow, Husband and I sailed through all the really big stuff. Religion. Politics. Raising kids. It was pretty

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Morning Phone Call Reveals Unexpected Revelation From His 91-Year-Old Father

The call came at 8:45. As it does each morning. Not my phone. My friend, Gene’s. It was his dad. His 91-year-old dad. “We don’t actually say the words out loud,” Gene said, “But it’s his daily, ‘Yes, I’m alive’ call.” Some days the calls are short. Some days longer. Monday was a chatty call. Dad felt like talking. So, Gene shared his story from the night before. How he had splurged. Dug into his family wallet to take his

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That Thing You Share In Common With One Of The Richest Women In The World

That was a shock. To discover, I, of all people, have something in common with one of the richest women in the world. Not just me, though. I’m thinking you’re also in on this one, Dear Reader. I’m talking Melinda Gates. Wife of Microsoft founder, Bill Gates. A brilliant, accomplished woman in her own right. Let’s be clear. I’m not talking our bank accounts. I’d recommend calling her, not me, if you’re looking for a spare buck. This commonality is

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Kindergartener Empties Her Piggy Bank To Pay For Classmates’ Milk

Kindergartener Sunshine Oelfke shows wisdom and generosity know no age. Her grandmother saw her emptying out her piggy bank and counting her money. Jackie Oelfke told CBS News she asked her granddaughter what she was doing. She said, “I’m going to take it for milk money. I’m taking it for my friend Layla,” she explained. “She doesn’t get milk — her mom doesn’t have milk money and I do.” Sunshine came up with $30 for the first round. Then, grandma shared

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Herd Of Goats Saved By Hero Dog Who Refused To Evacuate During California Fires

A herd of goats and some very grateful, awestruck humans are celebrating one awesome dog today. Rolando Tembo Hendel shares on his Facebook page the harrowing story of his family’s escape from the California wildfires. As the Tubbs Fire threatened their home, the family loaded up their dog and cats, minus one. Odin, their devoted Great Pyrenees, refused to leave the herd of goats. Hendel says on a regular night it is nearly impossible to separate Odie from the herd.

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