Finding Meaning In The Aftermath Of An Exploded Soda Can

No one is claiming responsibility. It’s possible they were scared off by my rather loud verbal reaction when I came upon the scene of the crime. A crime, I admit, That probably started with a relatively good intention. Last weekend, someone, A mystery someone, Got the inspired idea to compensate for a lack of cold sodas in the fridge. Anonymous put a room temperature can of Coke Zero in the freezer. Which is a great idea. When you remember to

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NYC Subway Riders Host Impromptu Graduation Ceremony For Student Stuck On Delayed Train

There’s no telling what you’ll see when riding the subway in New York City. Include in the list of possibilities a graduation ceremony. An impromptu, makeshift one at that, thanks to the kindness of strangers. NYMag.com reports that nursing student Jerich Marco Alcantara certainly gave himself enough time last week to make it to his graduation ceremony at the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing. Three hours, in fact. But when the subway train he was riding in became stuck, he starting getting

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Veterinarian Sings To Dog To Soothe Her Before Surgery

My dog loving heart is melting thanks to veterinarian Dr. Ross Henderson. He combines his love for animals, his medical skill and his music talent to bring the best care for his patients. Sometimes that means singing to a dog before surgery like he did in this video posted by his office, Fox Hollow Animal Hospital in Lakewood, Colorado. Ruby was about to have her spay surgery and was nervous, so Dr. Henderson got out his guitar and started singing

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Portland Stabbing Hero Did Not Die Alone

Folks in Portland, Oregon are rallying around the families of three men who stood up to hate. 16-year-old Destinee Magnum and her friend were riding a city train on Friday when they confronted shocking hate. A man started yelling at Destinee and her friend who was wearing a hijab. “He told us to go back to Saudi Arabia and he told us we shouldn’t be here, to get out of his country,” Mangum told KPTV. “He was just telling us

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Graduation Fear Confession: My Girl Might Not Get Her Diploma

It’s possible I’m a terrible mother. As I have a crisis of confidence in my girl. She’s supposed to graduate this weekend. Between you and me- I’m not sure she’s going to make it. I scroll through Facebook seeing photo after photo of students boldly holding up their diplomas. “Look at what I’ve done!” Their smiles scream through my screen. As for our ceremony this weekend, The chances that my girl will come home with a diploma? Uh… It’s not

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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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