Tear-Inspiring Reason Fourth Grade Teacher Ditched Books And Traditional Lessons

This one here is about so much more than 1,000 origami cranes. It’s a master class in storytelling. In teaching. In compassion. How one teacher, Kristen Rafferty, led her fourth graders at Carondelet Catholic School to care and hold space for their friend, Owen Guertin, as he faced a massive health crisis. All I can say is get ready for your eyes to leak. A lot. Here’s the master storyteller, Boyd Huppert from KARE in Minneapolis. What a beautiful story

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Jewish Nurse Breastfeeds Palestinian Baby After Mother Hurt In Car Crash And He Won’t Take A Bottle

Is there anything more beautiful than a photo of a mother as she breastfeeds a child? It happens millions of times a day around the world. One photo is making folks stop and breathe in something even more beautiful. It’s a shot of a mother feeding a child who is not her own. The Daily Mail reports Ula Ostrowski-Zak is a nurse at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Ein Kerem in central Israel. A Palestinian family was brought there after their

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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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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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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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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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Stolen Chickens, Mumbles And Betty, Returned To Aussie Daycare Center

Two stolen chickens have quite the tale to tell about the journey they never planned on. Someone apparently stole Mumbles and Betty from The Botany Daycare Center in Sydney, Australia. In a strange twist, whomever took the cluckers set them loose onboard the train that runs through the city. That’s where this story starts to take an upbeat twist. 7News in Sydney tells the story using as many chicken puns as possible. Mumbles and Betty returned to the kids at

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College Student Wins $100,000 Prize And Gives Away All The Money

Many college students will tell you they are strapped for money. Can barely afford tuition, books, and fees, let alone beer and pizza money. So many would dream of winning $100,000. That was a dream come true for Emory University student, Rostam Zafari. $100K was the cash prize that came along with winning the Cyrus Prize, a genius grant that goes to young Iranian inventors. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports Zafari and his partner, Brian Goldstone, developed Rapid Ebola Strips (REDS), a

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What Happens When Reporter Names This County ‘The Worst Place To Live In America?’

You have to be careful when you call someplace “the worst place to live in America.” That’s what Washington Post reporter Chris Ingraham found out. He thought he was completing a simple assignment in 2015, writing about a US Department of Agriculture study that ranked counties in the country on scenery and climate. Ingraham took the data and concluded that Red Lake County, Minnesota was the worst place to live in America. He could never anticipate the reaction that one

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Chick Fil A Serving Up Free Breakfast Following I 85 Collapse

Chick Fil A is doing its part to make Atlanta’s nightmare commute a little more palatable by offering free breakfast! This follows the collapse of the I 85 interstate Thursday in Atlanta. The fire that brought down a huge span of the highway will basically put Atlanta in a stranglehold for months until the road is fixed. The famous chicken chain can’t fix the highway, but they can offer something to make the ride a little better. Here’s the free

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