Laid Off News Anchor Moves To Sailboat To Afford Living In Bay Area

I’ll admit that a headline announcing that a laid off news anchor has to live aboard a small sailboat just to make ends meet in the incredibly expensive San Francisco Bay Area doesn’t sound very inspiring or uplifting. When I clicked on the SFGate.com link, I was expecting to hear a tale of woe, even bitterness. What I found, instead, was an uplifting tale of a woman who has taken something she would’ve never chosen–losing her job–and turned it into

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Janitor Graduates From College He Spent Decade Cleaning

Michael Vaudreuil didn’t set out to be a janitor. But he sure was grateful for the job when his world fell apart. Here’s a man who had his own plastering business, but lost everything when the recession hit in 2007. Everything. His business, his home, his car. This tremendous man did what he had to. Took the only job he could find. Turns out it was at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachussettes. Just to break up the boredom he took

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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. There are many things that can be done to make life easier for the hearing impaired. In fact, doorbells for hearing impaired are becoming much more common among the home’s of deaf people. 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

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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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