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Man Says Kitten Saved His Life Days After Adoption From Shelter

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | February 5, 2016 | Good News
Glen Schallman knew that Blake, a black kitten he took home from the Humane Society of North Texas in January, was special. "This little boy and I bonded," Schallman told The Huffington Post. "He was meowing, trying to get the [shelter worker’s] attention, like, 'get me out of here!'" But...

Campbell’s Super Bowl Ad Pays Tribute To The Heroic Sports Mom

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | February 5, 2016 | Sports
Soup is supposed to warm up your insides, but Campbell's Chunky Soup is making damn sure you feel warm all over while watching its Super Bowl 50 ad. It features Mom. Hard to go wrong with Mom, right? Watch above as a very encouraging mother is seen through the face mask of her son as he grows from a pee-wee footballer into, well, just check it out. Yes, that is a lump forming in your throat. What else but Mom and the Super Bowl could do that? The ad, which is getting lots of play online, will air in the Green Bay market during the game. We predict there will be tears in Wisconsin, even though the Packers aren't playing.   Also on HuffPost:

This Hijab-Wearing Barbie Is Your New Favorite Instagram Fashion Icon

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | February 5, 2016 | Good News
One woman gave Barbie a gorgeous new look, making for a uniquely fierce fashion plate.  Haneefah Adam, a 24-year-old who lives in Nigeria, runs an Instagram account called "Hijarbie." The account features a Barbie doll dressed up in what Adam describes as "mini...

It's Now Illegal For Supermarkets To Waste Food In France

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | February 5, 2016 | World
Hooray, more bread and cheese for all! France's Parliament took definitive steps to prevent food waste on Wednesday. The country's Senate unanimously voted to ban large food stores from throwing away food that's approaching its...

9 Awesome Inventions Courtesy Of Kids' Fascinating Imaginations

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | February 5, 2016 | Parents
After recognizing the power of children's imaginations, an inventor decided to help turn kids' fascinating ideas into reality. For his INVENTORS! Project, Dominic Wilcox had more than 450 children and a handful of adults come up with an idea for an invention and illustrate it. The...

Cat Missing For 16 Months Found Living In The Most Purrfect Place

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | February 5, 2016 | Weird News
A clever kitty who disappeared 16 months ago has been found living inside a pet food warehouse. Clive the Norwegian Forest cat vanished from his home in Nottinghamshire, central England, when he...

Try Not To Cry During This Spine-Tingling Disney A Cappella Medley

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | February 5, 2016 | Entertainment
Sometimes a song just gets to you. Here's a perfect example. Pentatonix's Kirstin Maldonado teamed up with her boyfriend Jeremy Michael Lewis for this beautiful a cappella rendition of three Disney movie classics. Accompanied by the a cappella collective Voctave, they sang "I See The Light" from "Tangled," "You'll Be In My Heart" from "Tarzan" and "Go The Distance" from "Hercules." Footage of the singers recording the spine-tingling medley at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, was posted to YouTube on Tuesday, and is going viral. Maldonado said fans had been asking her to record with her University of Kentucky acoUstiKats alumnus partner "for years." They decided to do exactly that after being invited into the studio by Rollins College music technology lecturer Jamey Ray. "We're both huge Disney fans so we knew it was the perfect fit for us to perform together," said Maldonado in a University of Kentucky press release.   Also on...

Now You Can Look Tipsy Before You’re Drunk With An Upside Down Wine Glass

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | February 5, 2016 | Good News
Bottoms up, literally. A company called Red5 has made an upside down wine glass in which you can sip your Malbec from the foot of the glass rather than the lip for the bargain price of $10. “We don’t mean to be rude but...

Hilarious Parody Illustrates Parents' Classroom Valentines Struggles

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | February 5, 2016 | Parents
With the pressure to put together elaborate Pinterest-style valentines for every single child in their kid's class, February 14 ends up being anything but a relaxing, romantic occasion for parents.  This parody video from Laughing Moms and SheKnows highlights this Valentine's Day parenting struggle. From last-minute scrambles to crafting injuries, things get a little out of hand for the two moms in the video.  Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the classroom valentine tradition. Also on...

Take 2 Minutes To Learn Why Obama's $10 Fee On Oil Is So Important

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | February 4, 2016 | Business
A forthcoming White House proposal to put a $10 per barrel fee on oil essentially amounts to a partial tax on carbon. Over the next decade, that fee, to be paid by oil companies, would fund $300 billion of investments in mass transit, high-speed rail, self-driving vehicles and other forms of transportation that reduce dependence carbon, according to Politico. It's long overdue. Companies currently spew carbon emissions into the atmosphere with impunity. Those emissions, largely in the form of carbon dioxide, serve as greenhouse gases that warm the planet and have begun to drastically alter the climate. Without severe intervention by business leaders and governments, the planet is expected to warm by more than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial temperatures. At that point, human civilization -- particularly that which is situated along coastlines -- will be in jeopardy or, to be frank, underwater. One long-proposed solution has been to put a tax on carbon, thereby financially incentivizing polluters to emit less and ultimately wean off fossil fuels.  According to the World Bank, which made the animation above, there are two main types of carbon taxes: An [Emissions Trading Systems] – sometimes referred to as a cap-and-trade system – caps the total level of greenhouse gas emissions and allows those industries with low emissions to sell their extra allowances to larger emitters. By creating supply and demand for emissions allowances, an ETS establishes a market price for greenhouse gas emissions. The cap helps ensure that the required emission reductions will take place to keep the emitters (in aggregate) within their pre-allocated carbon budget. A carbon tax directly sets a price on carbon by defining a tax rate on greenhouse gas emissions or – more commonly – on the carbon content of fossil fuels. It is different from an ETS in that the emission reduction outcome of a carbon tax is not pre-defined but the carbon price is. President Obama's proposal, expected to be made public next week, could provide a third possible option.  Unfortunately, the measure is sure to be dead upon arrival in the Republican-controlled Congress. Republicans have fought the administration on every regulation aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions that Obama has implemented while in office. This one will likely be no different, as the president's annual budget proposal must go through Congress. Laura Barron-Lopez contributed to this...

A Letter To My 52-Year-Old Self On The Eve Of My Second Wedding

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | February 4, 2016 | Divorce
Five years after her first marriage ended, Lisa Copeland married for a second time in 2007, believing she'd finally found the one.  Though the marriage also ended in divorce two years later, it taught her a lot about what it takes to make a relationship work -- so...

Boy With Cancer Proposes To Favorite Nurse, Makes Us Believe In Love Again

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | February 5, 2016 | Good News
A boy who has cancer popped the question to a very special lady in his life.  Gideon Robinson, a 5-year-old who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia last year, has grown close to nurse Sarah Richards while undergoing treatments at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego.

How Art History Taught Me That I, A Woman Of Color, Could Create

The Huffington Post | Tricia Tongco | February 5, 2016 | Arts
Throughout elementary and junior high, I had been a straight-A student. But by high school, I had become a slacker who made an effort in the only two classes that didn’t bore me -- English and Art. Chalk it up to a glasses-to-contacts makeover, newly put-on...

Adorable Beagle vs. Rabbit Puppet

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | February 4, 2016 | Weird News
Maymo the beagle gets into all kinds of silly adventures, but this time we get to see a feistier and still quite adorable side. Watch the pooch take on a puppet rabbit. Yeah, you wrestle that carrot away, Maymo. H/T Laughing Squid Also on HuffPost:

Rare Footage Captures America's Only Known Wild Jaguar

The Huffington Post | Chris D'Angelo | February 4, 2016 | Science
In the Santa Rita Mountains outside of Tucson, Arizona, roams a lonely and unlikely predator.  His name is El Jefe, Spanish for "the boss" -- and he is America's only known wild jaguar. While scientists have been tracking the animal for about three years, the big cat is making...

This Group Is Bringing Safe Abortions To Women In Zika-Affected Countries

Hilary Hanson | February 4, 2016 | Impact
In the wake of Zika virus outbreaks in South and Central America, a Dutch nonprofit is providing free, safe medical abortions for women in affected regions. Women on Web, a group dedicated to helping women obtain safe abortions, announced in a press release on Tuesday that...

A Joyous, Jumpsuit-Filled Instagram To Fight Your Fear Of Aging

Jillian Capewell | February 5, 2016 | Arts
Coming into a new decade of life often prompts a certain amount of dread, whether you feel obliged to inventory your accomplishments or simply give in to the age-old (pun intended) fear that your birthdate suddenly makes you out of touch, washed-up or just plain old. The effect seems even...

Floating Library Proves Books Should Be Shared In Improbable Places

Maddie Crum | February 4, 2016 | Arts
Books can transport you to faraway lands and sunny escapes -- which may be just what readers need as winter winds down. But your reading material needn’t be island-based to get you in a mood for adventure. Next week, from Feb. 11...

Afro-Latino Spider-Man Miles Morales Steps Into Official Spider-Shoes In Reboot

Carolina Moreno | February 5, 2016 | Latino Voices
It wasn't the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man you might expect who swung into action this week, as Marvel debuted the franchise's first black and Latino character in the role of New York City's official webslinger. "Our message has to be it’s not Spider-Man with an...

#BeforeFacebookI Hashtag Reminds Us What Life Was Like Before Social Media

Samantha Guff | February 4, 2016 | Good News
Remember a time before Facebook existed?  A time when you never had to worry about seeing people from high school again? When you remembered people's birthdays because you actually cared about them, and not because you got a...
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