“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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The People Walker Walks People Instead Of Dogs

Chuck McCarthy is a people walker. He also happens to be a struggling actor who was looking for a way to earn some actual cash around Los Angeles while he goes for his big dream. He thought about dog walking. Chuck loves dogs. Loves walking. Poop, not so much. So he got creative and came up with the idea of walking people. He tells The Guardian newspaper that he went low-tech. He scrawled “The People Walker” on a plain white

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Impossible Trash Can Toss Scores A’s For Entire Chemistry Class

Consider this– the impossible trash can toss heard across the campus of The Ohio State University. One student, Vinny Forte, got what seemed like a impossible dare from the professor in organic chemistry. Make the shot from across the lecture hall and everyone in the class would get an “A” on the first quiz of the year. The attempt and success was captured on video and shared on Twitter. S/o to Benny for making this shot and getting the entire

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Now Separated Conjoined Twins Excited To Start School

Doctors were not optimistic when Ruby and Rosie Formosa were born as conjoined twins four years ago. The tiny girls were born connected at their abdomens and shared one intestine. Doctors gave them a 25% chance of survival. The girls’ parents could hardly imagine this week, when their daughters would be smiling, giggly girls ready to go to school for the first time. The Guardian has the story as these precious girls get ready to launch the next big chapter

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American Gold Medal Swimmer Lilly King Calls Out Drug Cheats When Olympic Officials Won’t

American Gold Medal Swimmer Lilly King is proving to be a champion in more ways than just the shiny hardware she can now wear proudly around her neck. King has been outspoken on drug cheats being allowed to compete in the Olympics. USA Today’s Christine Brennan has been doing a wonderful job of covering the controversy. She reports this particular spat centers around King and her rival, Russia’s Yulia Efimova. The Russian the 2012 bronze medalist and world champion who

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Olympic Gymnastics Superstar Simone Biles Is Also A Former Foster Child

Gymnast Simone Biles is on the verge of Olympics superstardom as she represents the USA and wows the world with her incredible talent at the Rio Summer Games. She also has an incredible backstory. The Bleacher Report shares that Simone and her siblings were born to a mother who had incredible challenges with drug and alcohol addiction. Things got so bad that authorities in Ohio, where Simone was born, intervened and took the kids away. With the kids in foster

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This Internship Program Is ONLY For Women Over 40

So much for an internship only going to ambitious college students. Forbes Magazine has exciting news about a company that figured out a way to give a similar opportunity to women looking to get back into the workforce. Wunderlich Kaplan Communications is a PR firm in New York City. They’ve created what they call The Entership. It’s described on their website as a four-week program for women “looking to re-enter the workforce in an exciting, fast-paced and productive environment. This newly

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How This Teenager From A Tiny African Nation Is Swimming Through Personal Pain

Swimming events at the upcoming Rio Olympics will no doubt be some of the most popular of the entire games. USA, Russia, Poland, Australia–they all have strong contenders heading into the games. But one of the best stories might be about a teenager from the small African nation of Malawi. Save your surfing over to a geography site. It’s also home to an incredibly inspiring teenager with an electric smile. Amy Montalvo of OnePass Productions has the story of Amarra

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