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Sara Gates
Sara Gates is Trends Editor, covering a broad range of content for The Huffington Post. A graduate of NYU, Sara studied journalism and politics and dabbled in ethnography.

Entries by Sara Gates

Formerly Deaf Woman From Viral Video Gets Mega-Sweet Invite From Megadeth

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2014 | 3:52 PM

Remember Sarah Churman? She warmed hearts around the world when a video of her hearing for the first time was widely shared in 2011.

Now, three years later, the Texas woman who was born deaf is set to attend her first rock concert. Heavy metal band

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Refugee Faces Deportation Until Plane Passengers Intervene In Inspiring Move Of Solidarity

(26) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 4:53 PM

Last week, an Iranian man reluctantly boarded a plane in Sweden. The refugee was being forced to return to his native country, where his life would likely be in danger, even though he had a wife -- a Swedish resident -- and two young children in Östersund.

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Anneau autour du soleil: le phénomène expliqué (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 4:16 PM

Vous avez vu voyez ce drôle d'anneau autour du soleil cette semaine?

De nombreux habitants de la région de New york ont remarqué ce halo circulaire, mais le phénomène n'est en aucun cas limité à une région du monde.

Alors de quoi s'agit-il?

Aussi connu sous...

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To Cheer Up Sad Panda, Zoo Workers Build Amusement Park

(9) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 1:56 PM

Don't cry, Sijia. Your friend may be gone, but zoo keepers have built something special for you.

After a giant panda was separated from her panda pal, who was sent to another zoo in China, staff at Yunnan Safari Park decided to spruce up the depressed...

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There's Such A Thing As A Bunny Hop Competition, And It Was Held In Prague

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 6:46 PM

Who says horses should have all the fun?

Inspired by equestrian jumping events, rabbit enthusiasts in the Czech Republic recently organized a bunny hop competition as an early Easter celebration. In a video from the contest, the hares jump miniature fences and hurdles in a steeple chase race.

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Jane Richard Embodies 'Boston Strong' A Year After Marathon Bombing

(1) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 2:01 PM

It's been a year since now-8-year-old Jane Richard lost her leg in the Boston Marathon bombing.

The young girl, who was watching from the sidelines on Boylston Street at the time the bombs detonated, returned to the site on the anniversary Tuesday morning with...

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Young Boy Rescued From Well In India After 6-Hour Ordeal

(3) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 6:03 PM

After almost six hours of work, a boy was rescued from a well in India.

The young boy had fallen down a narrow borehole on a farm in the village of Kuthalaperi on Monday and was stuck at a depth of about 20 feet, the Press...

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Dog Waits Outside Hospital For 8 Days Before Reuniting With Owner

(117) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 1:58 PM

A patient pup was finally reunited with his owner who was hospitalized for more than a week in Brazil.

According to local reports, the dog waited outside the hospital in Passo Fundo for eight days while his owner, Lauri da Costa, was undergoing an operation. In...

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It's Spring, And We Want To Run Through A Field Of Daisies, Fly A Kite And Feed Ducks. All At Once.

(1) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 9:45 AM

Spring may have sprung on March 20 but, for most, it still felt a lot like winter. There was snow, there was rain and average temperatures stayed relatively low. Punxsutawney Phil's predication had come true --...

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These Cats And Dogs Are Basically Obsessed With Their Owners

(17) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 4:10 PM

On National Pet Day, these furry friends are here to set the record straight. Your pet adores the crap out of you. Your dog isn't happy just being man's best friend -- he wants to be in a relationship with you, and he wants it to be Facebook official. And...

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This Lion Cub Falling Asleep Epitomizes How We Feel After A Long Week

(4) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 1:19 PM

Tired from a long week? We know exactly how you feel, and so does this baby lion.

The adorable cub falling asleep perfectly sums up our excitement for the weekend -- or mostly how thrilled we are to kick back, relax and sleep late.

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Portraits Of Boston Marathon Survivors See Runners Returning To The Finish Line To Look Back

(103) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 8:52 AM

It has been nearly a year since the Boston Marathon bombing. So to reflect on the events of April 15, 2013, Boston Marathon survivors returned to the finish line with uplifting messages painted on their skin.

Photographer Robert X. Fogarty of Dear World, a message-on-skin photography...

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Dog Missing Since 2007 Reunited With Owners After 7 Years

(39) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 2:43 PM

Welcome home, Buddy!

A black Labrador retriever who went missing during the 2007 California wildfires has finally found his way home. The dog was reunited with his owners in San Diego on April 1 thanks a $10 microchip the family had implanted in the pup as a precaution,...

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Doctor Credits Google Glass For Saving This Patient's Life

(3) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 11:52 AM

There may be a lot of hype surrounding Google Glass' capabilities, but one doctor credits the wearable technology for doing something miraculous: saving a patient's life.

Dr. Stephen Horng of Massachusetts' Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has used Google Glass in the...

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Nate Scimio, Franklin Regional High School Student, Reportedly Pulled Alarm During Stabbing

(205) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 2:03 PM

In the aftermath of the stabbing at Franklin Regional High School in Pennsylvania, a student named Nate Scimio has been identified as the person who pulled the fire alarm during the incident that left 20 people injured.

During a press conference Wednesday, Murrysville Police Chief

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Helpful Horse Assists Cat With An Itch (VIDEO)

(12) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 12:37 PM

Yep, that's the spot.

A French YouTube user recently stumbled upon a horse giving a cat a bit of assistance by scratching a hard-to-reach itch. In a video of the odd coupling, the horse nuzzles the cat and uses its nose to give the feline a gentle head...

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Woman Receives Letters After 45 Years

(140) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 4:33 PM

Better late than never.

A New York woman has finally received three letters mailed from loved ones. The letters just arrived 45 years late.

Susan Heifetz of Brooklyn received a call last week from the current tenant of an apartment she was once shared with her family....

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Pete And Tally Wedding Photos Show That Even Dogs Can Bask In Wedded Bliss

(4) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 1:18 PM

It was a big day for Pete and Tally. The lovable couple finally tied the knot in an adorable dog wedding in Georgia.

Pete and Tally's owners, who wish to remain unnamed, decided to put together the ceremony and asked a friend, Sarah Joiner, to photograph...

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Flower Petals Explode Like A Volcano Over Town In Costa Rica (PHOTOS)

(58) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 8:44 AM

It may have looked like a scene out of a dream, but, for one day last year, a town in Central America was covered in 8 million flower petals.

While the rain of petals over Costa Rica was all part of a shoot for a Sony advertising...

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