Heart Melting Reason San Diego Chargers’ PR Director Won’t Move To LA With The Team

San Diego’s longtime NFL team, The Chargers, announced earlier this year that they would be making the move two hours north to Los Angeles. NFL teams do this from time to time. It’s about bigger stadiums. Bigger markets. About money. But it’s more than just players and coaches who are affected. The folks behind the scenes need to decide if they are going to uproot their lives. The team’s public relations director, Bill Johnston, has decided he won’t go, even

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Golfer Phil Mickelson Will Skip US Open For Daughter’s Graduation Ceremony

Phil Mickelson is one of the greatest golfers in the world. He also knows what’s really important. The New York Times reports Mickelson has informed the organizers of the upcoming US Open Championship that he won’t be competing. The reason? The opening round is Saturday, June 15th in Wisconsin. That’s the same day his oldest chid, his daughter Amanda, will be graduating from high school in San Diego. To truly appreciate this choice, you have to understand Mickelson’s relationship with

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Finding Meaning In The Aftermath Of An Exploded Soda Can

No one is claiming responsibility. It’s possible they were scared off by my rather loud verbal reaction when I came upon the scene of the crime. A crime, I admit, That probably started with a relatively good intention. Last weekend, someone, A mystery someone, Got the inspired idea to compensate for a lack of cold sodas in the fridge. Anonymous put a room temperature can of Coke Zero in the freezer. Which is a great idea. When you remember to

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NYC Subway Riders Host Impromptu Graduation Ceremony For Student Stuck On Delayed Train

There’s no telling what you’ll see when riding the subway in New York City. Include in the list of possibilities a graduation ceremony. An impromptu, makeshift one at that, thanks to the kindness of strangers. NYMag.com reports that nursing student Jerich Marco Alcantara certainly gave himself enough time last week to make it to his graduation ceremony at the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing. Three hours, in fact. But when the subway train he was riding in became stuck, he starting getting

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Veterinarian Sings To Dog To Soothe Her Before Surgery

My dog loving heart is melting thanks to veterinarian Dr. Ross Henderson. He combines his love for animals, his medical skill and his music talent to bring the best care for his patients. Sometimes that means singing to a dog before surgery like he did in this video posted by his office, Fox Hollow Animal Hospital in Lakewood, Colorado. Ruby was about to have her spay surgery and was nervous, so Dr. Henderson got out his guitar and started singing

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Portland Stabbing Hero Did Not Die Alone

Folks in Portland, Oregon are rallying around the families of three men who stood up to hate. 16-year-old Destinee Magnum and her friend were riding a city train on Friday when they confronted shocking hate. A man started yelling at Destinee and her friend who was wearing a hijab. “He told us to go back to Saudi Arabia and he told us we shouldn’t be here, to get out of his country,” Mangum told KPTV. “He was just telling us

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Graduation Fear Confession: My Girl Might Not Get Her Diploma

It’s possible I’m a terrible mother. As I have a crisis of confidence in my girl. She’s supposed to graduate this weekend. Between you and me- I’m not sure she’s going to make it. I scroll through Facebook seeing photo after photo of students boldly holding up their diplomas. “Look at what I’ve done!” Their smiles scream through my screen. As for our ceremony this weekend, The chances that my girl will come home with a diploma? Uh… It’s not

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New York Restaurant Only Hires Immigrant Grandmothers To Cook Their Food

There’s nothing like the taste of grandmothers cooking. One restaurant in Staten Island, New York knows that. The Daily Mail reports Enoteca Maria owner Joe Scaravalla has employed more than 40 grandmothers (and one grandfather) from across the globe. The restaurant has two kitchens. One has nonnas that are always making Italian food. The other has a rotating list of nonnas from around the world. Algeria, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Sri Lanka, Greece, Turkey. Those are just some of the countries and

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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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Paramedic Helps Teen Tie His Tie Before Prom

Chances are they didn’t cover this in paramedic training. That didn’t stop one kind man from helping out a teenager in Pennsylvania. Jared Bryer’s partner caught the moment in a photo and posted it on Facebook. Mary Terrinoni explains how she and Bryer were in their truck when the high schooler came up and asked for help. She told Fox5, “He was getting ready for his high school prom and didn’t know how to tie his tie,” Terrinoni said. “My heart was pretty

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