Lines Of Spontaneous Hugs Break Out For Dallas Police Officers

Is a long line of hugs going to heal all the wounds from this past weekend? Can hugs solve the world’s problems? Of course not. Still, I had to share this scene that warmed my heart so– Residents of Dallas, Texas spontaneously showing up at police headquarters simply to give a hug to police officers. To offer their condolences for the five officers killed Thursday and the seven others wounded. To say they appreciate them putting their lives on the line

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Swimsuit Supermodel And Superstar Husband Make Shocking Confession

Supermodel Chrissy Teigen shot to international fame by being gorgeous and posing in swimsuits. She has been on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit edition and graced those pages many times. Her fame lead her to meet and marry superstar singer John Legend. She recently had their first baby, a little girl named, Luna. Apparently, of all the requirements that go into being an international swimsuit model, being able to swim is not one of them. She tells People Magazine

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Man Thwarts Facebook Scammer By Responding With Adele Lyrics

We’ve all gotten those annoying private messages from email or a Facebook scammer. They reach out with some crazy sob story trying to hook you to send money or give them access to private financial information. The Daily Mail reports one man becomes our hero when he gets back at one of these awful people by responding to with lyrics to the song, “Hello” by Adele. It’s hysterical the way the scammer is slow to catch on, so Frank Fleming Jensen

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Governor’s Wife Takes Summer Job Waiting Tables

A governor’s wife is turning heads in a seaside town in Maine where she has taken a summer job waiting tables. Ann LePage is the First Lady of Maine. Sounds glamorous. Most of the year she works her tail off supporting causes around her state. Her husband, Paul LePage, makes $70,000 a year, making him the lowest paid governor in the country. The LePages aren’t exactly complaining, but it does mean things can be tight, especially if you want some

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Funny Horse Keeps Reporter Laughing As He Fails At Stand Up After Stand Up

So many of my current and fellow reporters will appreciate this reporter for Greek TV as he tries to shoot a stand up with a teasing horse determined to make him laugh. The Daily Mail says the reporter was trying to do a story for Makedonia TV, which was to include a stand up with Frankie the horse in the background. Clearly, Frankie has very specific ideas on how this stand up should go. And once the reporter gets the

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Best Friends From Compton Make Good On Pact To Succeed

Compton is perhaps not the first place a reporter would think to do a story on six academic superstars. That would be a mistake. A mistake to underestimate the power of girlfriends. Six girls who made a pact in middle school. CBS News reports that if one was going to succeed, they were all going to succeed. In the spirit of, “You, Go, Girlfriend!” check out what these girls have accomplished. Dedicated to each of my girlfriends who has pushed

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Teary Reunion As Chimps See Woman Who Saved Them 25 Years Ago

“Do you remember me?” What a beautiful question and moment as a woman who has dedicated her life to saving chimps reunites with a trio she helped save and rehabilitate 25 years ago. The Daily News reports that Linda Koebner was a young graduate student when she helped free three chimps who had been used for research for a hepatitis vaccine. When the studies were done, it was time to release the chimps, but researchers weren’t sure if they could

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When You Wonder What Else Can Go Wrong

I’m no doctor. I don’t even play one on TV. Yet, I’m about to make a bold diagnosis. Because I know a case of this when I see it. A case of “What Else-itis.” My friend, Tricia, has it right now. A freakish house fire burned down half her home last Fall. The company where she works has been bought, so her job is about to go away. Did I mention her husband has filed for divorce? Oh, and last

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Woman’s Kind Act Changes Life For Man With Cardboard Sign

It’s so easy to keep driving past a stranger with a cardboard sign. Kenyada Waters knows that. USA Today reports that Waters saw a man named, Richard, holding a sign last week as she was sitting in her car. The sign read, “Laid off 2 long. Anything helps.” Waters saw a lot of folks just drive by. She decided to be the one to stop and simply listen to his story. Richard explained how he wasn’t a bum, rather, a

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The Three Words That Brought Me Peace

The decks have cleared. In the life of a woman whom I’ve never met, Yet who felt compelled to share her story with me. Folks do that. I guess that’s the gift I get for sharing my bumpy road to happy here on these pages. A gift I love. She shared how her career had soared among some of the highest positions in Washington. How once she was the youngest this. The most accomplished that. And then, Seemingly, Suddenly she

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