Posing Nude: 11 Women Celebrate Their Weight Loss

It’s one thing to lose some weight, it’s another to feel confident enough to be posing nude in a national magazine. That’s what 11 women did as they celebrated their weight loss in Weight Watcher’s Magazine. People Magazine reports The May/June issue features women who have lost a range of 12-87 pounds through Weight Watchers. Some had excess weight from earlier pregnancies, some had health conditions, some were dealing with mental challenges. Each woman decided now was her time. To get healthy.

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Innocent Man Befriends Crooked Cop Who Framed Him

An innocent man, an incredible man, a magnificent man has me thinking today. Thinking. Searching. Wondering. Do I have a drop of the magnificence he does when it comes to forgiveness? I’m pretty sure not. And yet, I’m still so inspired by this story. Caught my breath more than once as I watched it. Dropped more than a few tears, as well. I hope you’re as moved. And inspired. Here’s another wonderfully told story from CBS News’ Steve Hartman. For

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Inky The Octopus Escapes Tank, Slips Out Pipe To Ocean & Freedom

Supporters of a certain octopus can be heard chanting around the world, “Go, Inky, Go!” The Washington Post reports that Inky spent the last months living in a tank at the New Zealand National Aquarium. He arrived after being rescued. If you didn’t have a chance to see him, this is what Inky looked like. So flowy and beautiful. But, behind that fluid ballet-like octopus was a scheming mind. The Post reports that Inky slipped through a gap left by maintenance workers

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Student Finds Out She’s Into First-Choice College LIVE On Today Show

It’s exciting enough to find out you got into your first choice for college. High school senior Tyra Riedemonn really got a thrill she’ll never forget. She found out she got into Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania while standing outside The Today Show. And to think, she thought she was just there to watch Al Roker do the weather. Tyra has been taking part in The College Bound Initiative which is a program funded by the Young Women’s Leadership Network, which also

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My HLN Interview: I Can Go Home Again!

Feeling so grateful to my professional family at HLN, first cousins to CNN. The beautiful Christi Paul invited me to come talk about reinventing my career, finding love and becoming a mom. The producers also found a ton of clips from my CNN career. Those moments seem like yesterday and another life. Just in case you missed the segment, here it is. If you want to see more about “Hope Possible,” you can find it here. Available in both print and

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The Lesson Waiting For Me On My Shower Floor

This is not the place to boast. Or brag. It’s not what I like to do here. And yet. I find the need to share. To make hooray. For me. For something I did this week. Something that until I did it, seemed far beyond my reach. My possibility. It happened on Wednesday. Okay. Here it is. I shampooed my hair. Reached my arms up over my scalp. And scrubbed. It’s possible I have underwhelmed you, Dear Reader? “Shampoo your

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Cookie Monster Outtakes Even Better Than His iPhone Commercial

I have been so delighted and amused by Cookie Monster’s recent commercial for Apple’s iPhone 6s. I watch it over and over again, as Cookie goes crazy wanting Siri to tell him his cookies are ready to come out of the oven. It speaks to my love of cookies and how hard it is to be patient when you want something to happen right away. We all get that, right? Cookie Monster is a long-time star. A true professional, but

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Hugest Smile As Baby Sees His Mother For The First Time

There are no words to describe the incredible joy as this baby sees his mother clearly for the first time. The Daily Mail reports Baby Leopold has a rare condition called oculocutaneous albinism. The condition affects the color of a person’s hair, skin and eyes and means that the youngster is unable to see properly. This video is short, but the best few seconds you have today, as Leopold’s mother slips a pair of glasses on her son’s head. It takes

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How A Burn Victim Became An Online Beauty Inspiration And Star

Shalom Nchom, is a burn victim who is known as Shalom Blac to her thousands of YouTube fans. She was severely injured and scarred when she was burned by hot oil when she was a child. Badly scarred, she used makeup as a way to protect herself from bullying. Glamour Magazine has a great piece where Shalom describes what it is to look different, how her pain inspired her to help others. Now, Shalom shares with others how to feel beautiful —

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Pilot Thankful For Plane Crash That Brought Him Incredible Riches

You have to look long and far for a pilot who wants a plane crash to happen. Don Rheinheart certainly didn’t want that 40 years ago. He’s now so thankful that it did. KARE-TV has the incredible story of Don Rheinhart. 40 years ago he was a 22-year-old pilot flying a Cessna from Dayton, Ohio when his plane crashed in Bloomington, Minnesota. The first responders were doubtful he would survive. He did more than that. Sit back for an amazing and

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