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WATCH: Puppies Getting Swim Lessons Will Cure Your Winter Blues

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2016 | 5:40 PM

When you think winter activities, you don't often think swimming. Unless it's indoors or you live in a warm climate (unlike us here in CT.) But maybe some thoughts of swimming will help cure those winter blues.

The coaches at Dog Gone Smart get to spend their days teaching puppies...

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WATCH: One Man Uses Strangers To Make The World A Better Place

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2016 | 2:27 PM

There are 7.4 billion people on this earth, how many of them have you talked to? Robbie Stokes Jr. worked for Congress. After traveling and realizing his purpose was much greater, he quit his job to travel the world and make the world a better place.

In 2012, Robbie Stokes...

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WATCH: These Animals Think They're Human!

(1) Comments | Posted February 9, 2016 | 4:33 PM

Playing fetch or taking a leisurely walk in the park doesn't seem to be enough for these clever creatures! Watch as they enjoy activities that are normally reserved for humans, such as skateboarding, "working" at the office or enjoying a nice bowl of soup. You won't be able resist laughing...

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WATCH: Flash Mob Fitness Program Motivates And Promotes Togetherness

(0) Comments | Posted February 9, 2016 | 1:33 PM

Instead of going to the gym or buying exercise equipment, this group of people found another way to stay fit. The November Project™ is a FREE fitness movement that was born in Boston as a way to stay in shape during cold New England months. Strangers turned friends gather to...

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WATCH: Never Give Up... Anyone Can Be A Winner

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2016 | 12:49 PM

Sports and competition teach us many valuable lessons about life, especially to give it all you have and never give up!

"You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what...
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WATCH: College Students & Senior Citizens Bond Living Under One Roof

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2016 | 12:44 PM

Judson Senior Living is not your average retirement home. Students are invited to stay there, for free, in return for companionship. These two generations bond over music, long talks and meals. This intergenerational program benefits the lives of everyone involved.

In 2010 Judson Senior Living and the Cleveland Institute of...

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WATCH: Rescued Wildcats Form An Inseparable Bond

(1) Comments | Posted January 29, 2016 | 3:07 PM

In the woods of Minnesota, lies a beautiful sanctuary where rescued wildcats go to live happy, carefree lives. This beautiful story is about The Wildcat Sanctuary and an unbelievable friendship that formed there.

At less than a year old, Morgan the bobcat was found in a room at the Ritz...

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WATCH: Puppies Trying to Howl Is the Cutest Thing You'll See Today

(2) Comments | Posted January 27, 2016 | 10:11 PM

Anything a puppy does is cute. The way they walk, run, sleep, eat and even their barks are adorable. Puppies don't know their size or age, they'd like to think they are ferocious big dogs. This makes them so funny to watch. When they howl like the big guys, it...

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WATCH: Fuzzberta the Guinea Pig, Instagram Star

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2016 | 10:09 PM

We have seen our share of interesting animals. Whether it's a painting donkey, cat that sings or an owl that dances, we thought we've seen it all. That was until we met Fuzzberta.

Fuzzberta is no stranger to the spotlight. This extravagant guinea pig has gained massive internet fame for...

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WATCH: 15-Year-Old Raises $39,000 For Smile Train Charity

(3) Comments | Posted January 21, 2016 | 3:53 PM

Recycling can improve the world in many ways. One of our favorites comes from a very caring high school student. Sonali Ranaweera was given $100 as a gift and decided she was going to use that money to help people. That's when Recycling4Smiles was born. She got the idea to...

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WATCH: How Two People From Different Worlds Found Love

(0) Comments | Posted January 15, 2016 | 5:27 PM

Love has no boundaries. No matter who you are and where you are, love has the power to bring people together. It is strong enough to overcome all the obstacles and keep us together forever.

This is a love story about two very unlikely partners from two totally different worlds....

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WATCH: Ziggy the Not-So-Little Piggy is One of a Kind Pet

(0) Comments | Posted January 15, 2016 | 10:03 AM

When Kristin Hartness and Jay Yontz got Ziggy, an advertised teacup pig, they were told he would stay small. Now, 5 years later their beloved pig weights about 250 pounds! Ziggy has always lived inside with them, but a pig that size proves to be difficult when trying to find...

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WATCH: K-9 Kisses are the Best Kind

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2016 | 11:56 AM

Dogs have so much love to give! They are so happy to be around us. There is really no better feeling than coming home after a long day to walk in to your overly excited pup so happy to see you. Their love and affection make them the most wonderful...

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WATCH: Miniature Horses Impact The Lives Of Children & Adults In Need

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2016 | 2:24 PM

We have all heard of therapy animals such as dogs or bunnies; but what about horses? This new kind of therapy animal brings magic to whoever it visits. Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity. The team of tiny horses visits over 45,000 adults and...

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WATCH: Look Who's Walking! These Babies Are On The Move

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2016 | 12:21 PM

There are many milestones in life worth remembering. Losing your first tooth, riding your first bike and getting your driver's license are all huge, but a baby's first steps are one of the first and most important! Although they may be clumsy, their wobbly first steps are definitely something to...

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WATCH: Warrior Expeditions Help Soldiers Heal and Have Fun

(1) Comments | Posted January 6, 2016 | 12:17 PM

After soldiers fulfill their acts of duty, what happens next? Do they go on vacation? Do they have time to heal and decompress? Not usually. In today's age, military personnel are thrown right back into their lives. When does the healing come? When do they get to process everything that...

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WATCH: Animals Celebrating the Holidays Will Make Your Jolly With Joy

(1) Comments | Posted December 23, 2015 | 4:55 PM

Christmas is almost here! Are you guys ready? I just have wrapping left to do... that's more than I can usually say. Well, these animals are ready! They have their special festive hats, trees picked out and are willing and able to help you 'decorate.' Do your animals love to...

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WATCH: Sullivan the Therapy Dog Helps Make Special Christmas Movie

(0) Comments | Posted December 22, 2015 | 1:02 PM

Therapy dogs help so many different people in so many ways. In this second installment in a new short series from HooplaHa and Inclusion Films, Sullivan's Travels, we get a pawsitively adorable look. Sullivan is a young therapy dog who got her training at Project Chance in Jacksonville, Florida. She...

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WATCH: 10 Festive Facts About the Holiday Season

(0) Comments | Posted December 21, 2015 | 11:52 AM

The holidays are upon us! Whether you just finished celebrating Hanukkah or you are patiently (not really) waiting for Santa, we all have something to be grateful for! Between all the shopping, cooking, wrapping, traveling and spending time with loved ones, it is hard to find time for anything else....

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WATCH: Santa's Chief Elf Makes NYC Kids' Holiday Wishes Come True

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2015 | 4:10 PM

Thousands of children each year send their wishes to Santa. Where do the letters really go? Do they get answered? Did you know there is a Chief Elf at the United States Post Office who help makes children's holiday wishes come true?

Pete Fontana reports directly to Santa as Chief...

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