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"Sour" Reactions to Tasting Lemons

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2015 | 6:37 PM

What was your first reaction to tasting a lemon? Did it surprise you? We found some of the cutest clips of babies and animals trying lemons for the first time. These "sour" reactions are sure to make you laugh!

This HooplaHa Original was edited by Andrew "Oz" Osborne. Want more HooplaHa Originals? Check out our YouTube channel -- and don't forget to...

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Marvel At This Multitasking Mom Raising 15 Kids

(0) Comments | Posted March 3, 2015 | 5:24 PM

Lyette Reback was an only child, but when she married her college love after only a few short months together, she knew she wanted a large family. Meet the Reback family -- complete with 15 kids! If you already think Lyette's life is hectic, you should know she home schools each child and shares her life with the world on her blog, Believe With Me.

Lyette's message is simple: as parents we should be treasuring all the moments with our kids instead of complaining about them because they are gifts. Through her blog, she inspires parents to take joy in this time with her kids and tries to show them about the importance of family, patriotism and coming together to make our world better. We sat down with Lyette and her family to learn their story, find out how she became a mom of 15, what she hopes to accomplish through her blog and the message she wants all parents to know.

This HooplaHa Original was produced by Jean Carlo Ramirez. Want more HooplaHa Originals? Check out our YouTube channel -- and don't forget to...

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Film Workshop Teaches Movie Making to Adults With Developmental Disabilities

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 5:00 PM

Inclusion Films is a vocational program designed to provide adults with developmental disabilities entry-level working experience in film production. Inspired by actor/producer/director Joey Travolta, Inclusion Films Practical Workshop is the product of a seasoned film and TV pro who wanted to share his passion, skills and knowledge to help individuals with developmental disabilities get started in the industry. When working at Inclusion Films, students go beyond the classroom. With instruction that offers students a real-world experience, they are able to work for a real production company as well as become more independent, self-confident and well-rounded individuals.

We sat down with Joey Travolta to learn more about his story, uncover how he started his mission, and what Inclusion Films aims to accomplish with all of their employees from pitch to post. We also met two students in the Inclusion Films program to learn their stories and hear more about the progress they have made while in the program.

This HooplaHa Original was produced by Inclusion Films and their workshop students. Want more HooplaHa Originals? Check out our YouTube channel -- and don't forget to...

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13 Silly Snow Wipeouts

(1) Comments | Posted February 23, 2015 | 2:42 PM

Winter is here to stay whether we like it or not. With tons of snow blanketing most of your backyard, what better thing to do than test your courage on a sled or tube? We found 13 silly snow wipeouts -- are you ready for the ride of your life?

This HooplaHa Original was edited by Andrew "Oz" Osborne. Want more HooplaHa Originals? Check out our YouTube channel -- and don't forget to...

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Non-Profit Helps Homeless Man Turn The Key to a New Life

(1) Comments | Posted February 20, 2015 | 2:29 PM

Founded by singer/songwriter Caitlin Crosby, The Giving Keys employ men and women in Los Angeles looking to transition out of homelessness to hand engrave keys with words of encouragement. Her story began with a hotel room key. After realizing that in a way all humans are like old keys -- unique, flawed, scarred and at risk of being discarded -- she wanted these keys to have their purpose renewed over and over again. By taking old keys and transforming them into jewelry and accessories etched with "hope," "believe," and "dream" among other inspirational words, they serve a special purpose to the wearer until they decide to pay it forward and pass the key long to someone else.

On January 28, The Giving Keys brought one of their hard working men on as a full time employee after his 6 month trial period. Each time The Giving Keys brings on a full time employee they hold a "Bell Ringing Ceremony." We caught up with Robert Benson, the newest full time employee at The Giving Keys to hear his story and learn more about how The Giving Keys is making a difference.

This HooplaHa Original was produced by Brett Dahlenburg. Want more HooplaHa Originals? Check out our YouTube channel -- and don't forget to...

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Master Your Kitchen With These Clever Hacks

(0) Comments | Posted February 17, 2015 | 7:58 PM

Are you a busy mom? Do you need some quick tips to help you get things done in your kitchen faster, easier, and better? Marysol Castro, mom of 2, tackles some kitchen hacks to help you spend less time in the kitchen - they may even impress some of your friends and family and are definitely shareable!

This week, you'll learn how to hull strawberries while saving the entire berry, how one household item can keep your bananas fresh longer and and easy way to serve hard butter!

Kitchen Hacks is a new hit web series produced by

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The Best Ways to Show Your Love on Valentine's Day

(1) Comments | Posted February 11, 2015 | 10:49 PM

Roses? Chocolate? A fancy dinner? If you're not sure how you should show your special someone how much you love them, take the advice of this video where we show you the best ways to show your love.

This HooplaHa Original was edited by Andrew "Oz" Osborne. Want more HooplaHa Originals? Check out our YouTube channel -- and don't forget to...

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9 Reasons Why Your Dog Should Be Your Valentine

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2015 | 7:55 PM

February is the month dedicated to loving everyone who is special in your life -- but what about your four-legged friends? If you need some reasons to love your favorite pup, look no further... Here are 9 reasons why your dog should be your valentine!

This HooplaHa Original was edited by Andrew "Oz" Osborne. Want more HooplaHa Originals? Check out our YouTube channel -- and don't forget to...

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Valentine's Day Stories: A Lifetime of Love

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2015 | 2:49 PM

What's the secret of lasting love? Meet Sandy and Jerry Ziering and Martha and Larry Aasen, two couples who have been married for 58 and 60 years respectively as they share their stories of dating, their wedding day and how they continue to make love last after so many years.

This HooplaHa Original was produced by John Houghton. Want more HooplaHa Originals? Check out our YouTube channel -- and don't forget to...

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UN Foundation Program Empowers Girls Across The Globe

(0) Comments | Posted February 9, 2015 | 4:05 PM

In this week's addition of Chicken Soup For The Soul moments we bring you an organization that is helping shape our future generation. Founder of Stanford University's Girl Up program, Priyanka and her fellow members are teaching young women that no matter your circumstance you can become a leader. Their mission states, "Girl Up is an innovative campaign of the United Nations Foundation. We give American girls the opportunity to become global leaders and channel their energy and compassion to raise awareness and funds for United Nations programs that help some of the world's hardest-to-reach adolescent girls." For more information on the United Nations Foundation campaign Girl Up, visit:

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Balloon Artist Turns Passion Into Profession

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2015 | 1:40 PM

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What do you think of when you see a balloon animal? Does it make you smile? Have you ever imagined someone would be able to twist and turn their way into making balloon art a profession? Meet Holly Hopper, a balloon artist from San Antonio, Texas. She began her ballooning as a child after her father brought home a balloon animal kit. After realizing she had a knack for more than the simple balloon dog or sword, she decided to bring her talent to the next level -- and is now a successful professional at making both children and adults smile! Check out this awesome video and see how Holly makes amazing balloon creations, all with the flick of the wrist!

This HooplaHa Original was produced by John Silva. Want more HooplaHa Originals? Check out our YouTube Channel -- and don't forget to...

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What Does the Phrase 'Gets Your Goat' Have to Do With Horse Racing?

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2015 | 10:24 AM

Have you ever heard of a famous everyday phrase, but never knew what it really means or where it came from? Well, now you can be the smartest student in class -- grab your notebook and a seat, it's time to learn some awesome trivia on "Famous Phrases!"

HooplaHa's hysterical new hit web series "Famous Phrases" brings you to the front row of the classroom to meet Professor Good N' Well, an expert on everything words! He'll take you through history as we find out the origins of words and phrases we hear and use every day. In this week's episode, Professor Good N' Well sits in his living room reading one of his favorite books about American baseball. However, he gets frustrated when he's unable to read the fine print with his magnifying glass. Aggravated by this, he exclaims that the book seems to be "getting his goat!" Looking for answers on the origin of this phrase, Professor Good N' Well asks his faithful students on the street where they think it came from.

Professor Good N' Well is played by comedian Eddie Brill. With more than 100 appearances in both TV and film, Eddie is best known for his work on The Late Show with David Letterman and is also a regular contributor to HooplaHa.

Stay tuned for more "Famous Phrases" with Professor Good N' Well, every other Friday only on HooplaHa! Want more feel good videos? Check out our YouTube channel -- and don't forget to...

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Laughter is Definitely the Best Medicine

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2015 | 3:11 PM

Does a laugh a day keep the doctor away? Laughter is scientifically proven to improve your life, so take some time to watch this video and have a good laugh!

This HooplaHa Original was edited by Andrew "Oz" Osborne. Want more HooplaHa Originals? Check out our YouTube channel -- and don't forget to...

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CT Non-Profit Helps Female Veterans Get Back on Their Feet

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2015 | 12:33 PM


Female Soldiers: Forgotten Heroes is an organization based in Bridgeport, CT which focuses on providing housing and life opportunities to homeless veterans. The PFC Nicholas A. Madaras home, named after a young soldier with an inspiring small town story, specifically houses female veterans and their families. With an amazing mission statement to "provide the housing and services necessary to help homeless individuals return to a productive and meaningful life," Female Soldiers: Forgotten Heroes provides job counseling, life coaching, and a safe and stable community-based environment for women to happily transition back to civilian life after serving in the military.

We sat down with two women involved with the program as well as Joy Kiss, CEO of FS:FH to learn more about the home and the immeasurable impact it has on the self-esteem, confidence, and overall well-being of female veterans.

This HooplaHa Original was produced by Lucia Nazzaro. Want more HooplaHa Originals? Check out our YouTube Channel -- and don't forget to...

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Mexican Immigrant Goes From The Hood To Harvard And Beyond

(0) Comments | Posted February 2, 2015 | 2:41 PM

In this week's Chicken Soup For The Soul Moment we bring you Cesar Cruz, a man who never gives up. Cesar is the first Mexican immigrant male to attend Harvard University's Graduate School of Education in the Doctoral Program for Educational Leadership. In addition to being a teacher for 19 years, this husband, father, and activist co-founded Oakland, CA's Homies Empowerment Program to stop gang violence. Cesar's dream is to utilize his time at Harvard University to find funding and support to one day launch an after-school center for Oakland youth in areas of high gang violence.

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Chicken Soup for the Soul publishes the famous Chicken Soup for the Soul series of books that, for over 20 years, have allowed people just like you to share extraordinary stories that can change someone's life, or even the world. We have been proud to share this inspirational HooplaHa video story with...

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Robin Leach's Most Expensive Vegas Attractions of 2015

(0) Comments | Posted January 31, 2015 | 5:36 PM

Who better than Robin Leach to take you inside the exclusive world of the SUPER RICH? See how the "other half" lives in Las Vegas without spending a dime! #LuxeVegas takes you inside the glamorous and luxurious spending habits of the uber wealthy!

#LUXEVEGAS is produced by A. Christal Production. Want more #LUXEVEGAS? Check out #LUXEVEGAS on YouTube, part of The HooplaHa...

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Meet Sammy & Quinn: The Bashful Brothers of Life In The Dog House YouTube Series

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 3:09 PM

With 8 dogs living together under one roof, things for Mariesa and Chris Hughes can sure get hectic! Fans of HooplaHa's popular web show Life In The Dog House know all about Gremlin, DaVinci, Meatball, Money, Tejas and Stig, but what about Quinn and Sammy? Known as the "bashful brothers" of the Dog House, this week's episode gives you a sneak peek into the lives on Quinn and Sammy, who have tallied a wonderful 10 years together under the Dog House...

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Watch These Cute Animals Frolic in the Snow

(4) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 10:39 AM

Are you looking for a pick me up? Need a little fun in the snow to make you smile? Look no further -- we found the cutest exotic and domesticated animals on the Internet and put these adorable clips together, just for you! Watch as a baby elephant, panda, penguins and horses frolic happily in the snow. It just might make you love winter that much more!

This HooplaHa Original was edited by Andrew "Oz" Osborne. Want more HooplaHa Originals? Check out our YouTube channel -- and don't forget to...

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Modern-Day Underground Railroad Saves Hundreds of Children

(1) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 5:38 PM

Operation Underground Railroad is an organization that rescues stolen children from slavery. As modern-day abolitionists, Tim Ballard and Dutch, both with years of experience in secret government rescue missions, came together with Elizabeth Smart, Laurie Holden, and hundreds of volunteers to save children who are unable to save themselves. There are over 2 million abducted children in the world -- they work every day to bring them home.

This HooplaHa Original was produced by Eric Pasternak. Want more HooplaHa Originals? Check out our YouTube channel -- and don't forget to...

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Connecticut School Gives Women Opportunity for a Better Education

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 11:33 AM

Since 1987, Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport, Inc. (MLC) has educated and supported over 9,000 women. They provide basic literacy and life skills education to low-income, undereducated women using a holistic approach within a compassionate and supportive environment. By helping students to realize what they are truly capable of achieving, MLC empowers them to transform their lives and the lives of their families.

All of Mercy Learning Center's students struggle with a host of poverty-related issues. However, they have made the courageous decision to empower themselves by obtaining an education and a better quality of life. Learning to read, write and express themselves opens up a world of opportunities for the women at MLC. It enables them to enjoy stories with their children, understand their lease agreements, increase their employment opportunities, and achieve greater overall independence and self-sufficiency.

Mercy Learning Center is driven by the dedication and talent of its volunteers and supporters. Over 450 volunteers come to MLC to teach, encourage and connect. The diverse community of supporters is loyal, generous and engaged and makes their work possible. Most volunteers express how in giving to MLC, their own lives, in turn, are forever changed and enriched.

This HooplaHa Original was produced by Lucia Nazzaro. Want more HooplaHa Originals? Check out our YouTube channel -- and don't forget to...

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