1.5-Pound “Miracle” Premie Born On Cruise Ship & Survives!

Stories about a premie always get my attention because my daughter was born at 32 weeks and weighed only 3 1/2 pounds. That now sounds gargantuan compared to little Haiden Morgan who was born last month at 23 weeks weighing only 1 1/2 pounds. The odds against a baby that size surviving are as low as 15%. That’s for a baby born in a hospital. Little Haiden clearly has a flair for the more dramatic. He was born last month

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Professor Holds Student’s Restless Baby, Keeps Teaching Class

Single mom Amanda Osborn received a much needed gift and act of kindness this week. She says she had no choice but to bring her 2-year-old son with her to class at DeVry University in Nashville. Fellow parents won’t be surprised that little Xzavier wasn’t interested in staying still. Imagine Amanda’s horror as her toddler started walking around the class and straight up to Professor Joel Brunkowse. Little Xzavier wanted only one thing–for the big man at the front of

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Female Iranian Motorcross Rider Is Breaking Barriers

Female Iranian Motorcross Rider. There are four words you don’t expect to see in the same sentence. That’s the thing. Behnaz Shaffiei is all about changing how people see the world. Especially, how women are seen in her home country of Iran. Behnaz has been riding motorcycles since she was 15-years-old. Keep in mind, Iran is a country where women are banned from riding motorcycles in public. Shoot, women aren’t even allowed to attend sporting events as spectators, let alone

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Nerdy Self-Published Author Creates Hollywood Blockbuster

Here’s a story that gives hope to authors everywhere, especially ones, like me, with our pile of rejection letters. The Telegraph says Andy Weir was a computer geek working in Silicon Valley by day, writing fiction by night. His musings about a human mission to Mars turned into his self-published book called, “The Martian.” That self-published book became a New York Times Bestseller and is about to be an awesome movie starring Matt Damon. Here’s what a self-published book turned

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So, About That Time I Remembered My Life Changed; Maybe Yours, Too?

So, about that time I remembered my life changed…. A couple of precious gifts from neighbors showed up at my front door this week. No, not covered hot casseroles dishes so that I wouldn’t have to cook dinner. Though, that would’ve been nice. All contributions are always graciously accepted. This story starts with Eli. You know all that stuff you hear about what’s wrong with young people today? None of it is true about Eli. Here’s a young man who

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Top High School Football Team Features 4-Foot-5 Running Back

Don’t tell Adam Reed he’s too short to do anything! So what that he stands 4-foot-5 inches tall? That doesn’t stop him from having an impact on his high school football team. And I’m not talking just any football team. Adam is a varsity running back for Plantation American Heritage, which happens to be one of the top ranked high school football teams in the country. Hear how Adam doesn’t let being 4-foot-5 hold him back. The Miami Herald has

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Mom Strips To Underwear In Public; All About Self-Love

This mom strips down in a busy marketplace in downtown Boise, Idaho.   Amy Pence-Brown saw it as a social experiment to promote self-acceptance. Here’s an up-close look of the sign she held.     As this mom strips, I have to ask, “Would you have the courage to do this?” Here’s hoping her brave act just might make you feel a little better about yourself and humankind today!

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Supermodel’s Advice To Women On Aging-Gain Weight!

Supermodel Iman is one of the first of the uber-beauties to become her own brand. She’s now 60 years old and still gorgeous. It could be enough to not be able to relate, until she shares some awesome beauty advice to other women as we age. She tells Yahoo Beauty that women should gain weight! Yes, gain weight! She recommends 5-10 pounds to fill out some of our wrinkles. Talk about keeping it real, Iman says, “I don’t need to

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Lying About Your Age-Here’s How You Should Do It

“So this will be your 25th birthday,” a new acquaintance joked recently when he heard of my upcoming birthday.   There was that assumption again. When people — particularly women — get to a certain age, we’re supposed to lie about our age.     Certainly some people sign up for the game.   My own mother, born in 1936, still celebrates her 29th birthday. My friend Betsy, a devout Catholic, got to the age of 33 and decided to

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Construction Workers Create Sign For Special Little Girl

Just who are those workers so many stories in the air of a construction site? Hidden below the brims of their construction helmets, focused on the challenging and dangerous job in front of them? In St. Louis, two of those workers caught the eye of the “girl in the window.” 2-year-old Vivian Keith was in insolation across the way from the construction site at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, being treated for leukemia. The brightest part of her day? Waving at

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