The Honest Reason Why It’s Better We Are 500 Miles Apart On Our Anniversary

We won’t be together this anniversary. It makes perfect sense, actually. Things are working just as they are supposed to. In a world where often not much makes sense, This does. I need to remind myself of that today. This is an anniversary that very few get. And one, I bet, You, who are a parent, Dear Reader, will understand. I did not come to motherhood in a traditional way. I married a single dad who was raising his young

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Teenager Uses Lego To Build His Own Prosthetic Arm

18-year-old David Aguilar has been Lego obsessed since he was a little boy. He has always loved building things with the little plastic blocks. The usual little boy stuff–helicopters, boats, buildings. Never mind that he was born without a fully formed right arm. That never stopped David. In fact, it inspired him to go for his most inspiring Lego projects. He built himself a prosthetic arm. And then another one. He calls his invention, “MK2.” See how it works. Brilliance

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Woman Adopts Senior Dog And Realizes It’s Same Dog She Had To Give Up As A Kid

Any story about the adoption of a senior dog is going to warm my heart. This was has an incredible twist. KDKA reports Nicole Grimes of West Brownsville, PA had a beloved puppy when she was 10 years-old. A fuzzball Pomeranian-poodle mix. Nicole named her, “Chloe.” It was love at first sight. Love that led to a broken heart when Nicole’s step-father decided Chloe wasn’t a fit for the family anymore and they gave the dog up for adoption. That

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Delta Flight Attendant’s Compassionate Act Of Kindness Goes Viral

Delta Airlines flight attendant Jeffery Jones might not realize it, but he’s turning into a viral internet star. Why? For his simple act of kindness and compassion. The best part, to read the account from another passenger, Jeffery was simply being Jeffery. Passenger Sharon Radcliffe was on a flight from Detroit to Nashville on March 6th.  She shared on Facebook something that moved her to tears. Radcliffe wrote that flight attendant Jones spotted a woman seated in coach who has

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Donated Comfy Furniture Gives Rescue Dogs A Boost At No-Kill Shelter

No one is telling the dogs to get off the furniture at the Knox County Humane Society in Galesburg, Illinois. Far from it. They got the brilliant idea to make each dog’s life a little brighter, a little more comfy, a little less stressful while each pup waits for a forever home. They put out the call for donated recliners. The response has been incredible. From local residents to the millions of likes this idea is getting on social media.

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The Treasure My Ex-Boyfriend Left Behind

She wasn’t the gift I was expecting. Not from my boyfriend. A very long ago boyfriend, I should clarify. This is a story about where we get our people. About how ugly can sometimes, Sometimes, Leave behind a treasure. There was so much wrong with this particular relationship. Red flags from the beginning. And yet, I stayed. Stayed for years. I, the columnist who writes about a healthy marriage, raising kids, normalish stuff, I’m so disappointed when I look at

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South Carolina Woman Decides To Take Down Confederate Flag She’s Flown For 7 Years

There are few issues that can heat up tempers in the South like the Confederate flag. Many see it as a symbol of racism and hate. Some see it as an homage to their heritage and Southern ancestors. Annie Caddell was one of the latter. She moved into a modest home just outside Charleston, SC about eight years ago. One of the first things she did was put up her confederate flag. She saw it as a tribute to her

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That Time My Husband Declared Me Guilty Without A Fair Trial

The truth is, I’m not sorry. Let’s establish that right off. Before we get to the thing, The accusation, My husband has accused me of. Yes, that husband. The one, Who, wonderful as he is, Is not great at sharing, In one certain circumstance. He’ll give you his last dime, The shirt off his back. But dessert? Don’t let him close. A single lick of an ice cream cone is not in his repertoire. Split a dessert at a restaurant?

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Daryn’s TED Talk: “How To Watch The News And Get Inspired”

Giving a TED Talk has long been on my bucket list. A gajillion thanks to the folks at TEDxBigSky who invited me to be part of their 2018 event. The theme of this entire TEDx event was “Positivity.” My talk, “How To Watch The News And Get Inspired.” Yes, I really do believe there is a way to be informed and inspired. I’d love to hear your thoughts at the bottom of the page. I’d also love to come speak

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Brilliant Plan Helping Female Pakistani Doctors Return To Practicing Medicine

70% of Pakistani medical students are women. So you would think there is no shortage of female doctors in the country. Yet, education runs up against cultural expectations. That when a woman has a baby, she gives up her career and stays home. This has meant the end of many promising careers. It also means with fewer female doctors, many women aren’t getting the medical attention they should because they would never go see a male doctor. Along comes two

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