CNN Correspondent Ed Lavandera And Crew Help Rescue Elderly Couple In Texas Floods

CNN correspondent Ed Lavandera is just one of the many reporters, producers and photographers in Texas covering the devastating floods. They are there to do a job. Report the news. And, And, They are human beings first. None finer than the folks who work for CNN. Ed was in the middle of a live shot with anchor Ana Cabrera when they came upon a house with an elderly couple that needed rescuing. There was never a question of what was

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MilesHusband Books $14,500 Luxury First Class Plane Ride For $15

MilesHusband and I are just back from an incredible first class luxury airline experience. We flew Etihad Airways First Class Apartments from New York’s JFK airport to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Forget everything you think you know about flying first class. This one leg would’ve cost $14,500 per person. We paid $15. And 115,000 American AAdvantage miles. Yeah. For 30 bucks we laughed our way through luxury for 12 hours. We’ve actually flown this plane once before

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Earning Frequent Flyer Miles Without Flying-The Basics

How does this “points-chasing” game work? How do MilesHusband and I manage to take over-the-top luxury vacations around the world for mere pennies? The folks at NextAvenue.org recently asked me to explain. Here’s a good primer on the way we earn and burn frequent flyer miles. Basically, it influences every since move we make with any money we spend. This article is just a toe dipper, so be sure to come back here for frequent updates. And if you have

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How I Know The Real Excitement About The Solar Eclipse Has Nothing To Do With Science

I finally get all this historic solar eclipse stuff. Not the science part. I’ve understood that for some time. At 1:16 pm EDT on Monday, the moon will butt its way between the sun and Earth. It’s going to make things really dark in the middle of the day across America. Such excitement! The plans and celebration! People are traveling thousands of miles hoping to see a total eclipse. I get it. Though, I don’t believe all this enthusiasm is

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Ex-Con Misses Job Interview When He Stops To Save Car Crash Victim And Gives Shirt Off His Back

There is so much more to ex-con Aaron Tucker than the fact he recently did time. He is a dad. He is someone grateful for a second chance. He is a hero. Tucker was on his way to a job interview last month when he spotted a terrible car crash from the bus he was riding on. He dashed out of the bus and ran to the injured driver. He even gave him the shirt off his back to help

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Former Stray Dog Is Now World Traveler Who Has Been To 21 Countries

Kala Kutta is a stray dog who was going to be put down. Now, she’s a beloved member of a family who takes her with them as they travel the world. Their Facebook page explains, “John and Rochelle were working in Bengaluru when they fell in love with a black street dog that live outside Rochelle’s office. ‘She was thin and so a friend and I started sharing our dinner with her. Over the next few months, I grew quite

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Something Heartbreaking Is Happening Behind My Daughter’s Bedroom Door

Something unbelievable is happening in my daughter’s bedroom. Behind a closed door. I know what she’s doing in there. Something big. Something heartbreaking. Something totally expected. Daughter is packing for college. I want to run in there 1,425 times an hour. “Have you thought about…?” “Have you considered…?” I stop myself mid-knock outside her door. I’m determined not to be that parent. Have you seen them? There is a special Facebook page for parents of students going to the same

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Professor’s Special Talent Helps Man With Alzheimer’s Capture Beautiful Music Before It Disappears Forever

A beautiful thing is happening with a musician with Alzheimer’s in Portland, Oregon. Three years ago, Steve Goodwin was diagnosed with the awful disease. There is so much that he is losing. None more heartbreaking than the music he has spent almost 50 years composing and playing for his beloved wife, Joni. It has been the soundtrack of their long and happy marriage. The problem is Steve never wrote any of the songs down. Always played from memory. His disease

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Middle School Girls Get Back-To-School Surprise Thanks To Some Awesome Teachers

Middle school is a tough time when confidence can sink. Dreams deflate. Kids can forget the awesome sauce they were in elementary school. It can be especially tough for girls. The teachers at Simmons Middle School in Hoover, Alabama have a great and inspiring surprise waiting for their 6-8th grade girls. They’ll find it in the girls bathroom. AL.com reports the girls will find inspiring messages sprinkled throughout the freshened up bathroom. Sparkly sayings like, “You are beautiful.” Five teachers

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What Happened After Britain’s Got Talent Judge Told This Kid To Get Singing Lessons?

“Britain’s Got Talent” is the overseas first cousin to this country’s “America’s Got Talent.” And just like the US-based show, the program is built on dreams. Dreams of having your talent recognized. Dreams of getting a shot at sharing your talent with the world. It means taking a a huge risk. That’s what 12-year-old Kyle Tomlinson found out when he tried out in 2014. Judge David Walliams told the kid in no uncertain terms he should go get some singing

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