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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American Survivor Of Nice, France Truck Attack Is Finally Home Six Months Later #EXCLUSIVE

Home. There is nowhere survivor Greg Krentzman and his family would rather be. After more than six months in France, they can finally say that’s exactly where they are. Home in California. Their ordeal started July 14th, Bastille Day. Greg and his French-born wife, Sophie, were walking down with their 10-year-old on her scooter. “My wife looked up and saw a truck barreling straight at us. I knew right away this was an act of terrorism,” Greg told me in

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Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Marrying The Firefighter Who Saved Her

It’s one thing to survive one of the most awful terrorism attacks in US history. It’s another to have that be the way you meet the man of your dreams. All this was the last thing Roseann Sdoia expected when she went to cheer on runners near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon. Turns out, Roseann was standing very close to where the second bomb went off. Mike Materia was the firefighter who scooped her up and held

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Why I Gave My Phone Number To A Guy At A Bar This Week

    I wrote down my phone number and passed it to a man at a bar this week.     Asked him to call me.     Please, please call me!     My husband is,     Well,     So incredibly proud.     As we have a crisis brewing.     With the new laptop I bought.     Like moving into a new house, I need to move my old files onto the new one.     Which is a problem because my old

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Military Vets Gifted With Professional Portraits With Their Pets

What better picture to gaze at than a portrait of your beloved pet? One veteran of the war in Iraq gets that. She’s a dog lover. And someone who has had her share of personal struggles. Marla Keown tells Fox31 Denver, “When I started going through my own troubles, I realized that I wasn’t alone, that there is lots of veterans out there that would like to have a nice portrait of themselves with their pet, and they don’t.” Now

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Flash Mob Surprises Young Mom With Shower Of Funds For Cancer Treatment

Nothing like a holiday flash mob to warm my heart. But this one is unlike any I’ve ever seen. I recommend you have some Kleenex ready as you watch the surprise that is in store for this young mom of four kids. Amanda Kofoed thought she was in this Idaho coffee house to shoot a video for her new GoFundMe page. Until October of this year, that’s the last thing Amanda thought she would need to have. But when she was

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Could Thanksgiving This Year Be Any More Awkward?

This would appear to be some incredibly poor planning. Thanksgiving. There is no holiday I love more. The spirit of gratitude. The food. You, too, Dear Reader? You are days away from going to great effort to gather around an abundant table of food with your family. You might even spend a lot of money and time to get there. A lovely thought. And, Terrible timing. This year, at least. Who was the genius that scheduled Thanksgiving for the same

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“Emotional Support Duck” Spotted Waddling Down Aisle Of North Carolina Flight

Just when you think you’ve seen it all on a flight, along comes Daniel the emotional support duck. An amused passenger spotted Daniel this weekend on a flight from Charlotte to Asheville, North Carolina. Author Mark Essig tweeted he watched this duck waddle on board like he belonged. He also mentioned Daniel was wearing a Captain America diaper and little red shoes over his webbed feet. Daniel’s human is Carla Fitzgerald. She tells the Citizen Herald that she was in

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American Trumpet Player Creates Symphony of Possibility For Afghan Teen

David Bilger is one of the professional trumpet players in the country. He shows off his talent as principal trumpet player for the Philadelphia Orchestra. But his most inspiring, important performance is being done for an orchestra of one. Oh, but what a one. 17-year-old Baset Azizi believes he was born to play trumpet, as well. He had one big problem. Baset was born and living in Kabul, Afghanistan, a place where you can literally be killed for listening to

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Guest Blogger: The Gift Of Shifting Into Yes

(Note from Daryn: Guest Blogger Valerie Hartman stops into DarynKagan.com to share her big lesson about shifting into yes. Instead of always thinking something isn’t possible, maybe, just maybe it is.) It started in the spring of 2015.   My daughter casually mentioned a conversation she had recently had with her Dad.  She told me that he wanted to take her to Paris on one of their next scheduled trips (spoiler alert-we are divorced-not the most amicable-but have figured out how

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