Bakers Trapped In Houston Bakery For Two Days Make Tons Of Bread For Hurricane Harvey Shelters

Four bakers in Houston sure did rise to the occasion when they found themselves trapped inside the bakery where they work. The Daily Mail reportsWorkers at the El Bolillo Bakery in Houston, Texas, had been working the night shift on Friday when they realized they couldn’t leave the shop because of the rising floodwater. In the spirit of when life serves you lemons, you make lemonade, these four men made the best use of their time. They go to work.

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Houston Mattress Store Owner Opens His Business To Hundreds Of Hurricane Evacuees

He’s known around Houston as, “Mattress Mack.” Long before Hurricane Harvey ravaged his hometown, Jim McIngvale, was known throughout the region for his good works. This week is a huge cherry on top. Without anyone asking him to do it, McIngvale opened his stores, turning them into evacuation centers for anyone who needed a safe, dry place to stay. Even better, he sent his store’s trucks to pick up folks who might be stranded. No, No one asked. McIngvale would

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Author Terry Pratchett’s Unfinished Novels Destroyed By Steamroller As Friend Fulfills Final Wish

Sir Terry Pratchett was quite prolific during his lifetime, writing more than 70 fantasy novels. He’s best known for his Discworld series which is made up of 41 books. Pratchett is also known for his quirky sense of humor which might help explain one of his final wishes. He started making his plans when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2007.  He died in 2015. He was quite clear he wanted any remaining, unfinished work of his to be

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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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CNN Correspondent Ed Lavandera And Crew Help Rescue Elderly Couple In Texas Floods

CNN correspondent Ed Lavandera is just one of the many reporters, producers and photographers in Texas covering the devastating floods. They are there to do a job. Report the news. And, And, They are human beings first. None finer than the folks who work for CNN. Ed was in the middle of a live shot with anchor Ana Cabrera when they came upon a house with an elderly couple that needed rescuing. There was never a question of what was

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MilesHusband Books $14,500 Luxury First Class Plane Ride For $15

MilesHusband and I are just back from an incredible first class luxury airline experience. We flew Etihad Airways First Class Apartments from New York’s JFK airport to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Forget everything you think you know about flying first class. This one leg would’ve cost $14,500 per person. We paid $15. And 115,000 American AAdvantage miles. Yeah. For 30 bucks we laughed our way through luxury for 12 hours. We’ve actually flown this plane once before

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Earning Frequent Flyer Miles Without Flying-The Basics

How does this “points-chasing” game work? How do MilesHusband and I manage to take over-the-top luxury vacations around the world for mere pennies? The folks at NextAvenue.org recently asked me to explain. Here’s a good primer on the way we earn and burn frequent flyer miles. Basically, it influences every since move we make with any money we spend. This article is just a toe dipper, so be sure to come back here for frequent updates. And if you have

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How I Know The Real Excitement About The Solar Eclipse Has Nothing To Do With Science

I finally get all this historic solar eclipse stuff. Not the science part. I’ve understood that for some time. At 1:16 pm EDT on Monday, the moon will butt its way between the sun and Earth. It’s going to make things really dark in the middle of the day across America. Such excitement! The plans and celebration! People are traveling thousands of miles hoping to see a total eclipse. I get it. Though, I don’t believe all this enthusiasm is

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Ex-Con Misses Job Interview When He Stops To Save Car Crash Victim And Gives Shirt Off His Back

There is so much more to ex-con Aaron Tucker than the fact he recently did time. He is a dad. He is someone grateful for a second chance. He is a hero. Tucker was on his way to a job interview last month when he spotted a terrible car crash from the bus he was riding on. He dashed out of the bus and ran to the injured driver. He even gave him the shirt off his back to help

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Former Stray Dog Is Now World Traveler Who Has Been To 21 Countries

Kala Kutta is a stray dog who was going to be put down. Now, she’s a beloved member of a family who takes her with them as they travel the world. Their Facebook page explains, “John and Rochelle were working in Bengaluru when they fell in love with a black street dog that live outside Rochelle’s office. ‘She was thin and so a friend and I started sharing our dinner with her. Over the next few months, I grew quite

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