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‘MacArturos': Junot Diaz, Natalia Almada Become Newest Latino MacArthur 'Genius' Grant Recipients

Roque Planas | October 2, 2012 | Latino Voices
Add a couple more names to the “MacArturos” list. Dominican-American writer Junot Diaz and Mexican-American filmmaker Natalia Almada both officially became MacArturos on Monday, each receiving a prestigious MacArthur 'Genius' Grant. The two Latinos join 21 other MacArthur Fellows this year, earning one of...

Joseph Katz And Al Spiegal, Friends For 91 Years, Celebrate 100th Birthdays Together

Sarah Medina | October 2, 2012 | Good News
Best friends for 91 years, Joseph Katz and Al Spiegal celebrated their 100th birthdays together in Lauderhill, Fla. on Saturday. The party, which took place at the Inverrary Diner near their homes in Florida, was one for the books. Spiegal’s actual birthday was August 26, but he waited...

Daisy's Dog Shame Blues (VIDEO)

Sarah Medina | October 2, 2012 | Good News
Combine an incorrigible but ridiculously cute Chihuahua with a music video sung to the tune of Bob Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues," and voila, you have the funniest/most adorable 5 minutes of your day. Brought to us by The Pet Collective (those wonderful people behind the...

Brock Mealer, Ohio Car Crash Victim, Defies Doctors To Walk Again (VIDEO)

Sarah Medina | October 3, 2012 | Good News
Doctors told Brock Mealer that he would never walk again. On Christmas Eve 2007, a car driven by T. Edward Johnson, 90, collided with the Mealer family's SUV, sending it spiraling into a ditch. The crash killed Brock's father, Dave Mealer, along with his brother's 17-year-old girlfriend,... 'Show Them That You Ain't A Punk' And Vote In 2012 Election

Paige Lavender | October 2, 2012 | Politics is telling people to "come as individual and come collectively" to the polls this November. "Show them that you ain't a punk," says in a new video for Our Time. "I am somebody, and you are somebody, too," says. "You have the whole world telling you that...

Jakub Halik, Czech Man, Has Lived Without A Real Heart For Six Months (PHOTO)

Dominique Mosbergen | October 3, 2012 | Healthy Living
Thanks to a revolutionary surgery, a former firefighter from the Czech Republic has become the first man to live without a heart for six months, reports say. (Credit: Caters News) Jakub Halik is one of the first people in history...

Ryan Lochte, Conor Dwyer Campaign For Global Water Crisis (VIDEO)

Jessica Prois | October 3, 2012 | Impact
Ryan Lochte appears in a new water PSA -- which we kind of wish meant "pictorial Speedo ad." Still, we're happy to report that America's favorite bro is tackling the global water crisis, along with fellow Olympic gold medalist, Conor Dwyer. The two speak out in an endearingly awkward...

17 Actually Useful Pet Tricks (VIDEO)

Katla McGlynn | October 2, 2012 | Comedy
Not all pet tricks have to be stupid pet tricks. Some of them can be downright handy. We've already shown you how great dogs are at fetching beers for their owners, and now we've found 17 other actually useful pet tricks being demonstrated on YouTube. These pups...

Jennifer Livingston, TV Anchor, Responds To Viewer's Attack On Her Weight (VIDEO)

Katherine Fung | October 3, 2012 | Media
Jennifer Livingston, a local news anchor in La Crosse, Wisconsin, responded to a viewer's outrageous attack on her appearance on Tuesday morning. Livingston recently received an email from a male viewer criticizing her weight. Her husband and fellow news anchor Mike Thompson posted the text to the Facebook page...

Jasmine Hudson: 4-Year-Old's Message In A Bottle Travels From England To Australia (VIDEO)

Sarah Medina | October 2, 2012 | Good News
Four-year-old Jasmine Hudson of Tasmouth, U.K., intended for her message in a bottle to reach her aunt in Guernsey, on the other side of the English Channel. She never dreamed her letter would go astray until a reply arrived from 10,000 miles away. While on vacation in Bournemouth, Hudson...

Horace Mann School For The Deaf Axed From Taylor Swift Concert Contest After 4chan Prank

Cavan Sieczkowski | October 2, 2012 | Education
A school for the deaf was axed from a Taylor Swift concert contest because a multitude of votes were retrieved through an Internet prank. Despite the disappointing disqualification -- and the seemingly mean-spirited prank spearheaded by the website 4chan -- the school has been given a hefty consolation prize. ...

Navy SEAL David Goggins Attempts 24 Hours Of Pull-Ups To Raise Money For Fallen Soldiers' Kids (VIDEO)

Ryan Grenoble | October 2, 2012 | Impact
It is never wise to tell David Goggins he can't do something. In the late 1990s, Goggins used to weigh 297lbs. Now, reports the Today Show, he's a US Navy SEAL turned ultra-marathon runner, with aspirations to break the world record for the most pull-ups ever in a...
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