The Gift Of Watching My Friend’s Impossible Dream Come True

I stood in the back of a bookstore this week and cried. “Something got in my eye,” I would’ve said if anyone asked. I grabbed one of the paper napkins from the table with a plate of cookies to wipe a nose drip away. Classy, I know. I don’t know why I bothered. I love those tears. What prompted them. Besides, no one was looking at me. All eyes focused on her. About 15 feet away stood a friend. A

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Dishwasher Is Made A Partner In One Of World’s Greatest Restaurants

It takes a lot of jobs to make a great restaurant work: chef, server, hostess, and yes, dishwasher. This is what they know at Noma, named one of the best restaurants in the world. Ali Sonko has worked at Noma in Copenhagen, Denmark, since it opened in 2003. He emigrated from the West African nation of Gambia. Noma has done so well that it is in the process of building a bigger restaurant. As the business makes the transition, Chef/Owner

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Why Ed Sheeran Says An Illegal Act Is The Secret To His Career Success

How much is there to love about Ed Sheeran? His songwriting? His sweet voice? His impish grin? Yes, yes and yes. He’s become an international superstar. There’s his talent, hardwork, his creative way of building his career. And then there is this– The illegal act that he says is the secret to his success. He opens up to CBS News’ Mark Phillips. I enjoy every second with the singer I like to call, “My Eddie,” (since I imagine he’s singing

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Koala Baby Clings To His Mother While She Has Life-Saving Surgery

Leave it to a baby koala named, “Phantom,” to be the best smile therapy you will find today. He certainly was the magic potion for his mum who had to undergo surgery at the Australia Zoo. The Courier Mail newspaper reports the mother and her 6-month-old baby were hit by a car along an Australian highway.  Baby Phantom was okay, but mother Lizzie had significant injuries including a collapsed lung. Veterinarians knew that mama would need surgery. They figured it would

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Lost Boy Of Sudan Refugee Becomes Atlanta Police Officer

Jacob Mach has one incredible refugee story as a former “Lost Boy of Sudan.” NPR reports Mach was one of 20,000 boys forced from their home in Sudan in 1987 because of the Second Sudanese Civil War. Only half survived the thousand-mile trek by foot to a refugee camp in Kenya. Mach arrived in the US when he was 21. He went on to graduate from Georgia State University. That’s where his big dream of becoming a police officer was

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Couple Is More In Love And Adorable Than Ever After Husband’s Brush With Death

I am in love with this story about a couple who shows me what long lasting love is all about. How adorable are Joe and Margie Leifken? When Joe felt chest pains a few months ago, his biggest fear was being separated from his wife, his Margie. The paramedics who responded to the call tell an incredible story of what Joe’s final words were to them. Leave it to Steve Hartman of CBS News to tell this sweet story. And

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Firefighter Adopts Baby Girl He Delivered In Back Of An Ambulance

Firefighter Marc Hadden can look at his baby girl, Gracie, and know that this was meant to be. Even if Gracie didn’t come to Marc and his wife, Rebecca, in the most traditional way. Marc tells CBS News that he helped deliver a baby in the back of an ambulance five years ago. It was only after mother and child arrived at the hospital, that Marc over heard a nurse say that the mother wanted to give the baby up

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Patriotic Chicken Plays “America The Beautiful” On Keyboard Piano

Be still my chicken-loving heart! I need to go out to my 9 chickens in my backyard right now and have a talk with them. “Ladies, it’s no longer enough to lay fresh eggs, we need to get you music lessons!” Take a look at this delightful video of a chicken playing “America The Beautiful.” Really. The video is put together by Two Creative Chicks who describe themselves on their Facebook page as “advocates for fowl play.” And if you

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5th Grade Teacher Connects With Students With Custom Handshakes

Fifth grade teacher Barry White, Jr. uses handshakes to connect with his students. The idea is simple. Each student gets to feel special as they enter his classroom at Ashley Park PreK-8 School in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mr. White tells WCNC he believes that moment when he connects with each student is a ticket into their brain. A chance to teach. Doubt that? Just watch the handshakes in action. Mr. White shares that he’s a big fan of the Cleveland

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Actress Octavia Spencer Buys Out Theater So Families Can See “Hidden Figures”

Wonderful actress Octavia Spencer knows it’s time to let the kindness shine. The star of the hit movie, “Hidden Figures” bought out a theater in Los Angeles over MLK weekend so that low income families could come see the film. Spencer made the announcement on her Instagram account. Tomorrow I’ve bought the 8pm showing of #hiddenfigures the rave Baldwin hills. If you know a family in need that would like to see our movie but can’t afford it have them

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