Nerdy Self-Published Author Creates Hollywood Blockbuster

Here’s a story that gives hope to authors everywhere, especially ones, like me, with our pile of rejection letters. The Telegraph says Andy Weir was a computer geek working in Silicon Valley by day, writing fiction by night. His musings about a human mission to Mars turned into his self-published book called, “The Martian.” That self-published book became a New York Times Bestseller and is about to be an awesome movie starring Matt Damon. Here’s what a self-published book turned

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Groom Becomes A Hero At His Own Wedding

Did you hear the one where the groom becomes a hero at his own wedding? It happened to fire fighter Cody Campbell. It’s one thing to get choked up when the father of the groom is giving a toast, but one guest took that idea too far. It was so outrageous that some guests thought it was a stunt. Cody didn’t waste time finding out. He jumped up, saved the day and saved the woman’s life. Here’s the happy couple

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F-16 Pilot Was Ready To Give Her Life On September 11th

The top trending article on WashingtonPost.com revisits the story of one incredible American hero. It’s the story of Major Heather Penney, one of the first female fighter pilots allowed in the US Air Force. She had her hand on the throttle of her F-16 with very clear orders–bring down United Flight 93, the fourth of the hijacked airliners. But consider this: She had no ammunition. No missiles. Nothing. Talk about a different time–there were no armed aircraft standing by near

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Top High School Football Team Features 4-Foot-5 Running Back

Don’t tell Adam Reed he’s too short to do anything! So what that he stands 4-foot-5 inches tall? That doesn’t stop him from having an impact on his high school football team. And I’m not talking just any football team. Adam is a varsity running back for Plantation American Heritage, which happens to be one of the top ranked high school football teams in the country. Hear how Adam doesn’t let being 4-foot-5 hold him back. The Miami Herald has

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Mom Strips To Underwear In Public; All About Self-Love

This mom strips down in a busy marketplace in downtown Boise, Idaho.   Amy Pence-Brown saw it as a social experiment to promote self-acceptance. Here’s an up-close look of the sign she held.     As this mom strips, I have to ask, “Would you have the courage to do this?” Here’s hoping her brave act just might make you feel a little better about yourself and humankind today!

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Last Known Living 9/11 Search & Rescue Dog Honored With 16th Birthday Celebration

100 search and rescue dogs deployed at Ground Zero after 9/11. Bretagne, the golden retriever, is the last known living dog of that group of heroes 9/11 search and rescue dogs. Of course, she is so special in the eyes of many New Yorkers. To honor Bretagne and to pay respects to the upcoming September 11th anniversary, BarkPost teamed up with 1 Hotels to give Bretagne her best day ever for her 16th birthday. Bretagne and her owner/handler, Denise Corliss, were invited back

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Teen Provides Back Up For Police Officer–Kid Hero!

Just in case you were wondering if there are some great teenagers out there, check out this Facebook post from a police officer just outside of Houston, Texas. Harris County Deputy Constable Tammi Jones Kelley posted a photo on Facebook this week of her and Mckinley Zollner. Apparently, Mckinley approached Officer Kelley as she was pumping gas in the rain and asked if it would be all right if he had her back while she finished up. When she asked

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Adorable Rescued Bird Thinks It’s A Member of This Family

Young Noah Bloom found an abandoned magpie chick in 2013. The little bird was only a couple weeks home. The family tried to turn it over to a rescue group, but were advised the magpie would probably be put down, so they gave they did their best to nurture Noah’s new young friend. The TLC has paid off big time. “Penguin” the magpie is now a regular member of the family.   The Daily Mail reports Penguin loves to snuggle

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One Direction’s Harry Styles Spots Fan’s Bad Grammar On Sign; Fixes It On Stage!

I have a pop star that screaming tweens, teens, and English teachers everywhere can swoon over. One Direction’s Harry Styles spotted a handwritten sign from the stage in Philadelphia and decided he had to do something about a key grammar mistake. Nothing like the present to take matters into his own hands.     What about the 16-year-old girl who created the sign? Was she embarrassed? Are you kidding? Taelor Ford told the BBC that she’s thrilled! You can bet

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