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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Your Miracle Cure When Raising Teenagers Gets You Down

I’m still shaking my head. At this miracle treatment. The syndrome for which I was told there was no cure. That only time would heal this common malady. The affliction of living with teenagers. Perhaps you know the symptoms, Dear Reader. The rejection of your very being. To be told, That you are a dumb adult, Totally no fun to be around, A colossal bore. With an 16-year-old and an 18-year-old at home, we are in the thick of it.

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How A Working Mother Would Handle Kids Crashing Her Live Interview

And now for the working mother version of the funny, relatable interview seen around the world. Surely, you’ve seen Professor Robert Kelly being interviewed about South Korea on the BBC when his two young children came in the room. Parents around the world could relate and laughed. Now, a New Zealand comedy duo, Jono and Ben have come up with a comedy skit showing how a working mom would handle the same situation. There are some stereotypes here, to be

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How My Daughter’s Secret Compromised My Marriage

They are the words that inspire panic in any well-meaning parent. “I’m going to tell you something,” my daughter announced this week, but you have to promise me you won’t tell any other member of this family.” Talk about the ultimate morals test. On one hand, I was thrilled and relieved that Daughter trusted me enough to share her deep, dark secret. On the other, keep a secret from my husband? We just don’t have that kind of marriage. On

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TODAY Show Anchor Hoda Kotb Adopts A Baby Girl! Welcome To Motherhood!

Congratulations to TODAY Show anchor Hoda Kotb who announced this morning she’s adopted a baby girl! Her name is Haley Joy Kotb and she was born on Valentine’s Day. Welcome to motherhood, Mama Hotb! Of course, I’m a sucker for any adoption story. Matt Lauer helped spill the beans this morning on TODAY, saying that Hoda has been leaving a string of clues on her social media feeds. And if you like stories about the different ways to become a

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Teen Plays Hooky And Steals The Show At Bruce Springsteen Concert

Rocker Bruce Springsteen made sure one Australian teenager learned his lesson about playing hooky from school. Nathan Testa found out it was probably the best idea of his life. Testa was close to the stage during a recent concert in Brisbane, Australia. He held up a sign reading, ““Missed school, in the s—, now can I play ‘Growin’ Up’ with you?” What was the superstar to do but invite the lad up to do just that. As you’ll see, Nathan

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Girl Scout Crumbles False Advertising When Time To Sell Cookies

Have you been hit up to buy Girl Scout Cookies? Tis the season. One girl in New Jersey is taking the scout oath very seriously. Charlotte McCourt says the first eight words of the oath are, “I will do my best to be honest.” Trying to convince her potential customers that all the cookie flavors are awesome? Well, that wasn’t going to do. She wrote a letter where she gave an honest grade to each of the available flavors. Let’s just

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Daddy-Daughter Ballet Class Will Have You Leaping With Smiles

Watching ballet has never been so entertaining. The Philadelphia Dance Center had a brilliant idea this past Valentine’s Day to invite dads to participate in their daughter’s ballet classes. Even better, they made and posted videos of the dads and their gallant efforts to keep up with their girls. Some dads even wore tutus! Cue up Tchaikovsky’s “Waltz of the Flowers” and let the dancing and smiles begin. The studio made sure this wasn’t just a Daddy-Daughter deal. “We had fathers

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City Council Here She Comes! Teenager Wins Right To Run For Office

When most teenagers might focus on getting a ton of likes on social media, Mary Pat Hector dreams of getting votes to elect her to city council. Talk about a motivated young woman. Mary Pat is 19 and a sophomore at Spellman College in Decatur, Georgia. She set her sights on running for city council in the newly-created city of Stonecrest, Georgia. Hooray for her, yes? A young person getting involved in changing the world. Her potential opponent in the

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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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