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LGBT Whisper App Users Share The Best Reactions To Their Coming Out

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | September 4, 2014 | Gay Voices
For many, coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) is still a significant and challenging rite-of-passage. While there's still plenty of work to be done, there have been significant improvements over the years; Public figures like Michael Sam, Ellen Page and...

Paulo Coelho Explains How 'The Alchemist' Went From Flop To Record-Breaking Bestseller (VIDEO)

Lisa Capretto | September 4, 2014 | OWN
In 1988, a little-known Brazilian author named Paulo Coelho published a book called The Alchemist, an allegory about a young shepherd in search of his treasure. Coelho had written this profound spiritual novel in just two weeks and strongly believed it was destined to be a...

This Teen Has Autism. He's Also One Of The Top High School Runners In The Country.

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | September 4, 2014 | Teen
When Mike Brannigan was 18 months old, he was diagnosed with autism. At the time, his doctors said he would likely need a special school and a group home. His mom, Edie, admits she thought he'd “never be able to function in the world.” Fast-forward several years....

Rebel Wilson Is The Best Celebrity Of All Time

www.fishwrapper.com | Leigh Blickley | September 4, 2014 | Entertainment
We've always known that Rebel Wilson is incredibly, sincerely wonderful -- there was never, ever a single doubt about it -- but, shame on us, we had no clue just how wonderful she was.

Queen's Guard Spices Up Buckingham Palace Routine, Sparks Inquiry

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | September 4, 2014 | World
If you were stuck walking back and forth in a straight line all day, you might do something crazy, too. Maybe even something really out there, like switching up your tempo from time to time. Or pretending to stop and pick something up off the sidewalk. Or, in a truly...

Pit Bull Brothers' Visible Scars Tell Story Of Horrific Past Abuse, But Their Futures Are Bright

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | September 4, 2014 | Good News
Odin and Rorschach are pit bull brothers who live in Arizona, where they like to do everything together: Play, hike in the desert, take adorable siestas all piled up on top of each other. And it's lucky they get to do all these things as a pair.

Single Mom Brought To Tears When Given Thousands To Start Her Own Cleaning Business

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | September 4, 2014 | Good News
When Give Back Films partnered with gluten-free brand Udi's to ask its social communities "How Would You Give Back?" they got a slew of answers. But one particular response caught their eye. "Erin K" asked to give to Upstream Impact, an organization...

This Is Why Grandparents Are The Most Important People

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | September 4, 2014 | Fifty
With Grandparents Day coming up on Sunday, Sept. 7th, Huff/Post 50 decided to take a moment to celebrate the incredible contributions grandparents have made to our lives. We asked you to tell us about your own grandparents -- and your own grandchildren. We were inundated with inspiring stories....

This 3-Year-Old Golfer With 1 Arm Has An Incredible Swing

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | September 3, 2014 | Sports
At just 3 years old, Tommy Morrissey can swing a golf club better than most people. What's more, Tommy, who hails from Linwood, New Jersey, was born with just one arm, but you'd never notice that from his impressive swing. His parents, both avid golfers themselves, told Golf...

Internal Memo Recommends Major Global Charities Adopt New Outreach Strategy

Christina Wilkie | September 3, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- As the international community considers the next round of development goals to address some of the world's most critical challenges, more than a dozen of the most recognized global charities are quietly adopting a new PR formula intended to boost public support for their missions. The Narrative Project...

If This Is Will Smith Dancing At Burning Man, We're Super Impressed

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | September 3, 2014 | Entertainment
Plot twist: Jaden Smith may not be the most eccentric member of the Smith family after all. Sure, the 16-year-old wore a white batman suit to Kimye's wedding like it was no big deal. And okay, sometimes his tweets are, a little, um, out there:

23 Husbands Describe The Moment They Knew They Found 'The One'

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | September 3, 2014 | Weddings
Every couple's love story features a series of moments: the first date, the first kiss, the first fight, and of course those first feelings of love. But how exactly do couples go from "in love" to "I do"? A Reddit thread popped up on Monday asking married...

Are Peanuts Banned At Your Child's School? These Kids Have The Most Adorable Solution.

The Washington Post | Caroline Bologna | September 3, 2014 | Parents
If you have kids, you know that peanuts are increasingly verboten in schools. The food-allergy rate has risen at an alarming clip in recent decades, and, according to the largest allergy-activism group, the peanut-allergy rate tripled to 3 million — 4 percent of the school-age population.

Bear With 'Bucket' Stuck On Its Head Is Now Free, Thanks To Brave Volunteers

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | September 3, 2014 | Green
The "Bucket Bear" is now beyond the pail. A Clarion County, Pennsylvania, bear with a bucket-like item stuck on its head for more than a month was freed of its entanglement Monday. Some brave citizens chased the bear down and pinned it to the ground before removing the...

Abandoned Dog Spent Months Under A Dumpster, Now He's The Loving Pup He Was Born To Be

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | September 3, 2014 | Good News
Cowboy the dog spent 11 months hiding beneath a dumpster in Compton, California, likely after having been abandoned by his previous family. But now he has a new forwarding address, and it's clear in the video (above) that he couldn't be happier about it. Although he was...

Watch This 1-Legged Breakdancer Blow His Crowd Away

Alena Hall | September 3, 2014 | Good News
As if the art of breakdancing isn't already challenging enough, this talented B-boy taught himself how to maneuver through the gravity-defying moves with only one leg. Watch as he transforms his crutches from supports to props, loses them entirely, and amazes his audience with skillful floor work. From his...

This Doctor Is Determined To See Girl Who Survived Multiple Brain Tumors Walk Down The Aisle

Alena Hall | September 3, 2014 | Good News
Doctors treat countless patients throughout their careers, but it's those with incredible strength against all odds that remind them why they chose the profession in the first place. When Mark and Michelle Williams brought their 4-year-old daughter, Chloe, into Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando, Florida, on Christmas Eve of...

Pug Plays In Ball Pit For First Time, Shows Palpable Joy

Avery Stone | September 3, 2014 | Good News
It's a natural equation: pug plus ball pit equals undeniable cuteness. In this video from Youtuber Mel Stringer, we see little Grover play amongst the pastel plastic balls for the first time. We love how enthusiastic he is at first, but we love it more when he pauses...

7-Week-Old Baby Hears For The First Time. His Smile Says It All.

Dominique Mosbergen | September 3, 2014 | Parents
When baby Lachlan was 7 weeks old, he was fitted with his very first hearing aid. His reaction? Pure magic. "When they turned the headphones on and Lachlan smiled and his face lit up, it was the most magical thing I’d ever seen in my life,"...

One Teen's Quest To Save The World Using A Common Household Material

Amanda Scherker | September 3, 2014 | Teen
Ridding the Earth of pollution may sound like an impossible task to most. But not to 16-year-old UK whiz-kid Samuel Burrow, who was recently named one of 18 finalists in the 2014 Google Science Fair. Burrow believes the key to reducing pollution could lie in...
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