Earn 1,000 Bonus United MileagePlus Miles By Helping Hurricane Harvey Victims

Admittedly, it might seem a bit self-serving to go looking for bonus MileagePlus miles in exchange for helping out victims of Hurricane Harvey. What if you looked at it as a win-win when you share the goodness of your heart? Indeed, United Airlines is offering 1,000 bonus MileagePlus miles by donating a minimum of $50 to one of four charitable partners United is partnering with. United writes on a special webpage, “United will match the first $200,000 raised through this

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Professor’s Special Talent Helps Man With Alzheimer’s Capture Beautiful Music Before It Disappears Forever

A beautiful thing is happening with a musician with Alzheimer’s in Portland, Oregon. Three years ago, Steve Goodwin was diagnosed with the awful disease. There is so much that he is losing. None more heartbreaking than the music he has spent almost 50 years composing and playing for his beloved wife, Joni. It has been the soundtrack of their long and happy marriage. The problem is Steve never wrote any of the songs down. Always played from memory. His disease

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Middle School Girls Get Back-To-School Surprise Thanks To Some Awesome Teachers

Middle school is a tough time when confidence can sink. Dreams deflate. Kids can forget the awesome sauce they were in elementary school. It can be especially tough for girls. The teachers at Simmons Middle School in Hoover, Alabama have a great and inspiring surprise waiting for their 6-8th grade girls. They’ll find it in the girls bathroom. AL.com reports the girls will find inspiring messages sprinkled throughout the freshened up bathroom. Sparkly sayings like, “You are beautiful.” Five teachers

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The Awesome Reason Football Star Leonard Fournette Helped To Melt Down 700 Trophies

Leonard Fournette knows what it is to achieve greatness on the football field. He was an All-American running back at LSU and the fourth pick in the most recent NFL draft. No doubt a ton of accolades have been showered on him in the run up to what is about to be his rookie season in the NFL. With accolades come trophies. Lots and lots of trophies. Which are good for stroking your ego and collecting dust. At least that’s

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Shocking News Inspires Son To Fulfill His Mother’s Bucket List Of Joy

One son figured fulfilling his mother’s bucket list of joy was the best thing he could do. The best way to help her heal from losing her job. The best way to make up for being a tough kid growing up. The best way to tell a wonderful, heartfelt mother-son adventure story. CBS News’ Steve Hartman says the adventure began with Rebecca Danigelis getting the news that she was losing her longtime job. She’d worked in housekeeping for years at a

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Boy Covers Thousands Veterans’ Graves In Flags And Respect

11-year-old Preston Sharp is on a mission to cover the graves of veterans in flags, flowers and respect. His passion surfaced a couple years ago while visiting his grandfather’s grave. He became upset seeing not all the other markers had flags. His mother told him if something bothers him then he needs to do something about it. Little did she realize the movement she was unleashing in her son. CBS News’ Steve Hartman has the story. Preston has a GoFundMe

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Jewish Nurse Breastfeeds Palestinian Baby After Mother Hurt In Car Crash And He Won’t Take A Bottle

Is there anything more beautiful than a photo of a mother as she breastfeeds a child? It happens millions of times a day around the world. One photo is making folks stop and breathe in something even more beautiful. It’s a shot of a mother feeding a child who is not her own. The Daily Mail reports Ula Ostrowski-Zak is a nurse at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Ein Kerem in central Israel. A Palestinian family was brought there after their

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Travel Guru Rick Steves Donates Apartment Complex To Homeless Women And Kids

You probably know Rick Steves for this European travel specials that run all over public television. While you’re watching him show you a quaint inn in Austria or walk a picturesque trail in France, you probably don’t realize that there is one generous heart who has his other passion—giving back. Steves long ago invested in a $4 million apartment complex back home in Washington state. He explains on his website, “One of my pet social causes has long been affordable

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How Baseball Hall Of Famer Rod Carew Got His Heart Transplant From Former NFL Player Konrad Reuland

Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew has some incredible stories to tell about his amazing MLB career. Nothing can top how he almost died a couple years ago from a heart attack they call a “widow maker,” his very bumpy road waiting for a heart transplant, and most of all, how that incredible gift of a heart ended up coming from former NFL player, Konrad Reuland. Reuland died in December after a brain aneurysm burst. He was 29 years old

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What Bold Thing Does Melinda Gates Say About Her Partnership With Bill Gates?

Melinda Gates is coming into her own. What makes the wife of Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates tick? Why is she now not afraid to make waves? How did she raise the ire of The Vatican. How is she a rather brilliant person in her own right? A very interesting interview with CBS News’ Jane Pauley. You might enjoy my book, “Hope Possible: A Network News Anchor’s Thoughts On Losing Her Job, Finding Love, A New Career, And My Dog, Always

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