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70 Years Later, A WWII Veteran Receives his High School Diploma

posted by Dave Halliday

70 years after he was supposed to graduate, Jack Fletcher has finished his high school degree.  The 86 year-old dropped out to enlist in the army during WWII, but has longed for a degree ever since.  Watch this inspiring story […]

From Homeless to Harvard – Disadvantaged High Schooler Beats the Odds

posted by Dave Halliday

David Boone is both smart and charming.  If you see him now, you’d never realize that he’d been homeless through part of high school.  But against the odds–including having to sleep on the streets some nights–he has excelled at math […]

Even with Cystic Fibrosis, This Boy Owns the Dancefloor!

posted by Dave Halliday

Dylan’s Cystic Fibrosis treatments consist of long periods of time in a breathing apparatus.  Watch his mom’s creative solution for how to keep him entertained–and athletic!

Men Knitting? Watch this Inspiring Prison Education Program!

posted by Dave Halliday

As soon as they walk in the door, the students make a beeline for their knitting projects.  Once they start knitting a pleasant calm falls over the room as the students settle into their work. These results would speak for […]

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Happiness Happens Month
When anyone finds out that I’m the founder of the Secret Society of Happy People, inevitably, I get one of two responses. The optimist can’t help but grin and often says, “How do I join?” The pessimist can’t help but get that frozen look on their face that poses the question, “Are you on

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Canine Summer Olympics 2012
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Adorable: Baby Pandas Tumbling Down a Slide
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGF6bOi1NfA&t=26s[/youtube] Watch an adorable mosh pit of pandas tumble down a slide!

posted 3:41:41pm Jul. 11, 2012 | read full post »

Two Cute Polar Bear Cubs to Cool Off Your Day
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5kdjrhuzrs&t=10s[/youtube]    

posted 12:17:08pm Jul. 02, 2012 | read full post »

You Won't Believe This 9 Year-Old's Ping Pong Tricks
Tom Spicer is a 9-year with stunning hand-eye coordination. He does tricks by bouncing ping pong balls - which might sound easy - until you see how he does it! [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKbwp1mcK00[/youtube] [caption id="attachment_1379" align="alignright" width="150"] He shoots,

posted 12:01:00pm Jul. 02, 2012 | read full post »


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