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DJ Turns The Sounds Of A Classroom Into The Feel Good Song Of The Summer

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | July 18, 2014 | Parents
Pencils on desks. High-pitched giggles. Balls launched (briefly) into the air. We bet you've never heard the sounds of a school quite like this before. Edgar Camago is a San Francisco third grade teacher and also a music producer. For the second time, he's combined his...

3 Young Cancer Fighters From Powerful Viral Photo Are Now All Cancer-Free Or In Remission

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | July 18, 2014 | Good News
A moving photograph that showed strength and community in the face of adversity, now has another message to share -- triumph. Earlier this year, this touching image of three young girls who were all battling cancer went viral. In it, the children hold one another and draw...

Then And Now: Brothers Recreate Photographs From Their Childhood With Brilliant Results

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | July 18, 2014 | UK Lifestyle
Richard and Joseph Luxton decided what their mother really, really wanted for Christmas was a calendar featuring the two of them and their dad recreating old childhood photographs. Joe, who is a designer at design studio Build, created a tumblr entitled Then/Now to showcase their...

The Words That Made This Teen Finally Embrace Her 'Crazy-Curly' Hair

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | July 18, 2014 | Teen
Avery felt like she didn't fit in at school, until her friend Emma told her something that changed everything. "The first time I saw you in a room full of people, you were the only one that stood out. The way you stood out, and you were different than...

Malaysia Airlines Victims' Photos Surface As World Mourns

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | July 18, 2014 | World
All 298 passengers on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 died after the plane exploded high over eastern Ukraine on Thursday. U.S. officials believe the plane was shot down by a surface-to-air missile from an area inside Ukraine controlled by Russian-backed separatists. See images of the victims below, and...

Al Roker's Son Interrupts His Dad's Weather Report And It's Adorable

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | July 18, 2014 | Media
Al Roker's son crashed the "Today" show on Friday and it was the cutest thing we've seen all day. Nicky Roker was in the studio to celebrate his 12th birthday. In the middle of his father's weather report, little Roker made an entrance that no "Today" co-host can...

Dog Steals Baby's Toy, Then Repents By Spoiling Her Rotten

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | July 18, 2014 | Good News
This lil' pup can teach us all a lesson or two about apologies. When Charlie the dog borrowed his human sibling's stuffed animal without asking, the baby wasn't too happy about it. The guilty pup felt so bad for making the baby cry that he decided make it...

Some Boys Dream Of Becoming Police Officers, This One Raised $11,000 To Protect Them

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | July 18, 2014 | Impact
When Jacen Troxell was just 4 years old, he made a profound wish "that police officers would not get killed" as part of a kindergarten class assignment. Unfortunately, his wish hasn't come true yet. But Jacen, whose father is a member of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD),...

Shanesha Taylor, Mom Who Left Kids In Hot Car, May Avoid Prosecution

AP | David Lohr | July 18, 2014 | Crime
PHOENIX (AP) — Prosecutors and a Phoenix woman reached a deal Friday that would allow her to avoid prosecution for leaving her two young sons alone in a hot car while she was at a job interview. Shanesha Taylor, who faced being tried on two felony child abuse charges, said...

19 Heinous Acts That Prove Babies Are Masters Of Crime

Buzzfeed | Caroline Bologna | July 18, 2014 | Parents
These criminals are dangerous, unhinged and adorable.

How This School Psychologist And Her Husband Found Blended Family Bliss

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | July 18, 2014 | Divorce
As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two families. Our hope is that by telling their stories, we'll bring you closer to blended family bliss in your own life! Want to share your own story?...

Cobras Appear To 'Protect' Sleeping Human Baby, And We're Completely Freaked Out

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | July 18, 2014 | Weird News
Worst daycare ever? A video titled "Four Cobra Snakes Protecting a Sleeping Baby" appears to show venomous reptiles around an actual human infant. Watching the baby roll over on one of the snakes will give you a serious case of the willies, whether or not this clip is...

Indian Boy Tethered To Bus Stop Finds New Home

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | July 18, 2014 | World
An Indian boy with severe disabilities who spent years living on the street is getting a chance at a new life. Lahkan Kale, 9, was regularly tethered to a bus stop pole in his village in Mumbai while his grandmother Sakhubai Kale, 66, went to work selling small...

Using Laughing Gas To Relieve The Pain Of Childbirth

The Atlantic | Caroline Bologna | July 18, 2014 | Parents
The pain of giving birth has been likened to amputating a finger. While everyone's childbirth experience is subjective of course, it's safe to say it hurts. A lot. And though doctors and midwives can offer everything from birthing balls to epidurals to ease, dull, and numb that pain, one thing...

Vanessa And Melanie's Story From The Let Love Define Family Series

James Nichols | July 18, 2014 | Gay Voices
This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family” installment highlights the journey of a couple from Florida who overcame discrimination to successfully adopt and who are currently fighting for the right to marry. Florida may be known as “The Sunshine State,” but many of its LGBT...

Kentucky Kingdom Under Fire After Breastfeeding Mother Told To Nurse In The Bathroom

Mandy Velez | July 18, 2014 | Parents
Renee Villatoro had only been in the Kentucky Kingdom amusement park for 15 minutes before an employee shamed her for breastfeeding in public, an act the park has since apologized for. The mother of two bought four passes for her family and decided to take her infant,...

Family Pit Bull Comes To The Rescue, Wakes Deaf Teenager So They Can Escape Burning Home

Melissa McGlensey | July 18, 2014 | Good News
One heroic pit bull's loving licks saved his teen owner from a destructive house fire in Indianapolis this week. On Wednesday afternoon, 13-year-old Nick Lamb was asleep in his room when his house caught fire and began to fill with smoke, the Indianapolis Star reported. Nick is...

How A San Francisco Law Aimed At Healthier Fast Food Failed

Amanda L. Chan | July 18, 2014 | Healthy Living
San Francisco’s Healthy Food Incentives Ordinance , commonly called the “toy ordinance,” was meant to improve the nutritional value of fast-food kids meals. It made it so that fast-food companies couldn’t give away toys in kids meals unless they met certain nutritional criteria, such as fewer than 600 calories, inclusion...

The Hand-Made Magic Of 'The NeverEnding Story'

Lauren Duca | July 18, 2014 | Entertainment
Three decades after its U.S. premiere on July 20, 1984, "The NeverEnding Story" feels magical in a way that's unattainable for a dark fantasy of today. It's twisted and rife with imperfections, but that's part of what makes it so charming. Constructing an entire universe was no small...

5 Must-Read Beach Novels For Your Next Vacation

Joann Pan | July 18, 2014 | OWN
Read them by the sea, by the pool, on the porch. Each one is secret vacation inside your vacation. The Hundred-Year House By Rebecca Makkai 352 pages; Viking Adult Author Rebecca Makkai is known for...
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