My Favorite Food Confession No One Understands

I could blame it on my mother-in-law. This week’s challenge, that is. My mother-in-law, truly a lovely lady. So delightful that when she came to town this week, she brought with her a container of homemade oatmeal cookies. My mouth waters just thinking about what might be, the best oatmeal cookie I’ve ever had. Perfectly round, baked to chewy consistency. I devoured a couple. Ok, maybe it was twelve. Who’s judging? Surely, not you. I savored each bite giving thanks

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Teen Carries His Brother On His Back For Over 100 Miles

It’s something to see as Hunter Grandee carries his brother on his back. It’s nothing new to these brothers. Ever since Braden was little and diagnosed with cerebral palsy, Hunter has carried his brother on his back. It’s just how they like to get around. Recently, they’ve taken their brotherly transportation to the next level. Last month, the brothers took on a 111-mile walk to raise awareness about CP. They went from Ann Arbor to Lansing, Michigan. It’s an incredible

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Barista Does Something Wonderful For Deaf Customer

Ibby Piracha knows it’s not easy being a deaf person in a hearing world. That’s why a stranger’s wonderful act has moved him so much. That stranger was Krystal Payne, a new barista at the Starbucks in Leesburg, Virginia. Soon after starting at the store, Krystal noticed Ibby and how he was challenged making his regular order. That’s when Krystal decided to do something wonderful. Something kind. Something beyond the barista call of duty. CBS News’ Steve Hartman has their

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Much More To Magnificence Than Just Motherhood

For you, Magnificent Woman–who is a creator whether or not you have kids, Mother’s Day. I actually write about magnificent aunts and women without children in my book,  “Hope Possible: A Network News Anchor’s Thoughts On Losing Her Job, Finding Love, A New Career, And My Dog, Always My Dog.”   And here is my column that ran this last week in The Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Dayton Daily News and other Cox Newspapers across the country. You, who thinks

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Divorced Couple Become Successful Business Partners

Ken and Wanda Bass are one divorced couple worth paying attention to. They’ve become successful business partners long after their marriage ended. They did it by creating something they found they needed themselves— Greeting cards exes can give to each other. These two have been in each other’s lives a long time. They became a couple in 2002, we’re married 15 years and had two sons together before they divorced. Even though their marriage didn’t work out, they respected each

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Princeton Professor Posts Resume Of His Failures For World To See

I’m applauding Princeton professor Johannes Haushofer who did something really bold–he posted a CV, a resume of all his FAILURES to his Twitter feed. How refreshing is this during this age where everyone is boasting how great their life is. So many are so quick to toot their own horn, it looks like success comes easy to everyone else? That’s why Prof. Haushofer said he did it. At the top of the CV, he writes, “Most of what I try fails,

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Year-Old Pothole Gets Birthday Card From Frustrated Resident

All you have to do is think of the pothole on your own city street and understand Eddie Prosser’s frustration. He’s had pothole on his street in Jackson, Mississippi for a long time. Too long. He’s tried a number of times to call the city to come out and fix it. When more than a year had gone by, Eddie went with the old adage– If you can’t beat’em, make’em laugh. He put a birthday card and balloons on a

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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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