Adrianne Haslet, the professional dancer who lost part of her left leg during the Boston Marathon bombings, will be making an appearance on the hit TV show Dancing with the Stars. Haslet has become a symbol of resilience during the aftermath of the terror that affected Boston and has promised that she will dance again.
Although no details have been shared regarding her role on the show, the ballroom dancer will appear on next week's episode. This must be so exciting for her!Continue Reading >
Police often get a bad rap, but this cop did his job incredibly well by saving a suicidal man who intended on jumping in front of a moving train. The heroic effort which occurred in Medellín, Colombia was captured on video seconds before an oncoming train arrived at the station.
The man was two seconds from getting crushed by the train when a fast thinking police officer happened to be at the right place, at the right time and pulls him away. Phew!Continue Reading >
Emma Nicholson, a former primary school teacher, had an epiphany and decided that education was no longer for her, but that pole dancing was her true calling.
The 36-year-old from Hull, England had a history of dancing before teaching and realized that she preferred to pursue her love of dance and switch professions. Now she is a competitive pole dancer in the British Pole Superstars Championship, owns her own pole dancing studio, and has no regrets!Continue Reading >
My husband and I grew up in Roman Catholic families who never missed Sunday mass. We continued this tradition when the kids were young and agreed that they should receive every Sacrament that's required by the Catholic Church. Also, they attended religious education until they received Confirmation. We did all of this because we strongly believe in the basic principles of the Catholic Church and feel that its teachings provide our kids with a solid moral foundation.
But with time, our family has become part of the growing number of "Cafeteria Catholics" who have left the Church but choose to retain certain aspects of the Catholic faith.Continue Reading >
Harry Weathersby Stamps left his legacy through a heartfelt obituary written by his daughter Amanda Lewis which was printed in southern Mississippi's Sun Herald. The 80-year-old passed away in his Long Beach, Mississippi home from heart complications, but during his time alive, he was a strong influence on those who knew him which drove Lewis to write about the man who was Harry Stamps.
The obituary went viral on Twitter and Facebook--something Lewis says Stamps would hilariously think was a contagious disease he contracted--and has touched many of those who have read it. The obituary is so well-written that Lewis told the Sun Herald that many people even thought Stamps wrote it himself.Continue Reading >
If I had been born into this world with the knowledge and experiences I've gathered today as a viejita, I would have definitely lived my life very differently:
Love and Relationships: Rather than spending time socializing with multitudes of "friends" (many of them who I really didn't care for), I would have spent more time nurturing and deepening my relationship with the few great friends I've had in my life and meeting new ones that add value to my life rather than drain it. I would have spent more time alone with my husband. And, although I love my gringo and my life here in the U.S., I am not sure I would have left my family behind in my native country (Chile).
If you remember hearing that your parents and grandparents had to walk a ridiculous amount of miles to school, then you'll be impressed by this story. Queens, New York teen Santiago Munoz leaves his home in the Far Rockaways at 6 a.m. every morning in order to get to his pretigious school, Bronx High School of Science on time, two and a half hours away! That's five hours a day spent commuting! The 14-year-old may seem like an average kid, but his school commute has made him the student with the longest travel time on the planet, according to the United Nations! This kid is truly an inspiration...
Recently, there has been no shortage of negative stories about teens in high school--but this one is surely one to make you celebrate and restore your faith in humanity (and teenagers!). During a recent basketball game, one special needs student's dream became a reality after he was given the chance by a member of the opposing team to score the last points for his high school team in their season's last game. Mitchell Marcus, a special needs teen is the team manager for his basketball team, the Thunderbirds at Coronado High School in El Paso, Texas. The team had 90 seconds left of the game, when a teammate on the opposing, Jonathon Montanez, did the unthinkable by passing the ball to Marcus and giving him the chance to make a the last shot of the game.
Isn't that one of the most amazing things you've read today?Continue Reading >
It's heartwarming to know that there are still selfless people in the world willing to put others needs before theirs. One of them at the top of the list is shoe shiner, Albert Lexie of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Lexie is known to set up his shoe shining station in the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and is making headlines for donating more than $200,000 in tips to the hospital.
Lexie has been shining shoes for more than 32 years at the hospital and wanted to give back to the children who couldn't afford to pay their medical costs. How sweet is that?!Continue Reading >
If there is one thing I require in my dating life it's that my significant other must love dogs. Even if he isn't obsessed the way I am, I do think it's important that your partner likes your pet and vice versa. So when I came across the video of the guy who bought his girlfriend a pug puppy after her beloved Beagle died, I cried.
Yes, I cried because it's sad to lose your dog, but the boyfriend's gesture also shows how much he cares about his girlfriend's happiness. The amazing video has gone viral since it was released and I can't blame you if you watch it 5 times just to catch a glimpse of the beyond adorable pug. I know I did!Continue Reading >