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Two Cute Polar Bear Cubs to Cool Off Your Day

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You Won’t Believe This 9 Year-Old’s Ping Pong Tricks

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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!

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My Hero! Dog Drags Unconscious Owner out of the Way of a Freight Train

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Brilliant in Braille: Blind 11 Year-Old Competes in National Spelling Bee

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  If you had to work 5-10 times harder than your competitors to accomplish a task, how would you fare? Richelle Zampella must face that exact question everyday as she prepares to compete in the National Spelling Bee. The 11-year-old […]

Four Legs & Two Pedals? Watch Norman the Bike-Riding Dog

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Watch this Furry Friend pedal his way across the Parking Lot.  With his sky-blue custom bike, he’s got the style of Evil Knieval–and a wagging tail!                  

Marine Returns Home to Find that His Disabled Son Can Walk!

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  Jeremy Cooney, a US Marine Sergeant, returned home to find that his son with Cerebral Palsy could walk for the first time.  His wife had kept the good news secret throughout the length of his deployment, leading to a […]

No Arm? No Hitter! Teen Pitches Perfect Game

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Born with only one arm, Coleman Shannon refuses to wear a prosthetic, yet still manages to  hunt, play guitar, and throw the occasional no-hitter.  When he was a toddler, he mother would try to put a prosthetic arm on him, […]

The Smartest 2 Year-Old Ever? Certainly the Funniest!

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If you know what Prayer endings, Homer Simpson, Borat, and the Kool Aid man sound like, you just may be as smart as this 2 year-old!

Seal Saves a Dog from Drowning

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“I’ve been kissed by a…”  Wait, not that Seal.  An actual seal rescued a dog that was being swept away from shore by swift currents.  While this story is nearly 10 years old, it still manages to delight and inspire today. […]

Inspiring “Hallelujah” video thrills 7 million

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There’s something eternal, yes, and thrilling about this video — at last count viewed by more than 7 million. Some time ago, the Opera Company of Philadelphia brought together over 650 singers from community chorales, school choirs, local opera clubs […]

Take one kitten and one hamster ball …

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Ok, where did that hamster go? Tom Tom the kitten distinctly remembers seeing that obnoxious rodent rolling around in here somewhere.

Don’t take a Thanksgiving Day nap after stuffing yourself! Instead … everybody dance!

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So, you intend to stuff yourself at your Thanksgiving Day feast? After all, it’s a tradition, right? Well, there’s probably no point in talking you out of it — not with the smell of roasting turkey wafting in from the […]

Dad, what the heck did that dentist do?

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We have to admit feeling a little guilty for finding this little guy’s condition humorous. However, it’s obvious that he has a loving dad. And, apparently, healthy teeth.

Moms ‘fess up: “I ate your candy”

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Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel admits he did not expect what happened when he challenged parents across America to tell their kids that Mom and Dad had eaten all their Halloween candy — and that none was left. The result […]

Baby helps dad get over job rejection letter

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When Dad got a job rejection letter, all it took was 8-month-old Micah to boost Papa’s spirits. The job interview had gone great. But then the bad news came in the mail. Was Micah worried? Let’s rip that letter to pieces, […]

Let There Be Light in Rural Africa: Evans Wadongo, CNN Hero

posted by Dave Halliday

One of the CNN heroes caught my attention this week.  Evans Wadongo is a young Kenyan who invented a simple solar powered lantern.  In villages without electricity, light is a luxury.   Children study by candlelight or kerosene lantern–if they […]

Celebrate a Life: Leslie Nielsen’s Funniest Quotes

posted by Dave Halliday

“Cheer up, Ed. This is not goodbye. It’s just I won’t ever see you again.” Rumack: Can you fly this plane, and land it?Ted Striker: Surely you can’t be serious. Rumack: I am serious … and don’t call me Shirley. Lt. Frank Drebin: Jane, since […]

Funny Celebrity Thanksgiving Quotes

posted by Dave Halliday

You can tell you ate too much for Thanksgiving when you have to let your bathrobe out. – Jay Leno I love Thanksgiving turkey…it’s the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts. – Arnold Schwarzenegger Thanksgiving is […]

Oprah’s Ultimate Favorite Things: Holiday Shopping Made Easy

posted by Dave Halliday

Oprah saved her best for the farewell season.  Find your dream holiday gifts for your family–or yourself–no one is telling!  

Superhero Grandma Caught on Camera

posted by Dave Halliday

Frederika Goldberger is your normal, everyday 91 year-old grandmother–except for the times when she flies to the supermarket, lifts cars to save her dog, or reads her thousands of fan letters.  Last year, she was suffering–like many women her age–from […]

A Thanksgiving Poem

posted by Dave Halliday

For each new morning with its light,For rest and shelter of the night,For health and food, for love and friends,For everything Thy goodness sends. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happy Birthday, Freedom. Gettysburg Address Turns 147

posted by Dave Halliday

147 years ago today, Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg Address.  Though it took him just two minutes to deliver, the speech has had an effect on our nation’s ideals that has lasted over a century.   His opening lines […]

9-Year Old Hero Saves 5

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Nine year-old Shakia Mason was at home Monday night when a fire broke out in her family’s Florida home.   While her mother and grandmother attempted to put the fire out, she grabbed her baby sister and moved her other […]

Mini-Pigs are Mega Cute

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There’s a new pet fad across the pond: mini-pigs.  Breeders like Jane Croft are raising mini versions of our favorite barnyard oinkers as too-cute pets.   These little piglets can grow to be the size of a springer spaniel.   […]

Trust Me! Build Trust with these 14 Steps

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From Divine Caroline: Trust is what keeps our society functioning. Evolutionarily speaking, we must trust to survive. But it can be a slippery thing. What makes us trust people? And more curiously, what makes us trust some people but not […]

Want to Win the Big Game? Try a Hug!

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The University of California–Berkeley has determined that the players who make-contact together, win together.   A fist-bump, high-five, and good ol’ pat on the back all add up to better performance for a team–even if the team is losing.  Watch […]

Penguins Dressed as Santa – It’s Hard to be Adorable

posted by Dave Halliday

It ain’t easy being cute–that’s the takeaway from The Today Show’s coverage of a penguins dressed as Santa.  Watch the Penguins waddle their way into your heart.

Wheelchair Skydivers? Creative Pie Contests? See the Pics Here

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USA Today’s “Today in Photos” contains inspiring–and awe inspiring–photos including: Penguins costumed for the holidays (They’re already wearing tuxedos, right??) Wheelchair Skydivers Pie Contest Judges with a sense of humor See them here.

World’s Largest Christmas Tree? Learn the Roots of the Rockefeller

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This year’s Rockefeller Christmas Tree hails from the backyard of a 9/11 hero.

Dick Van Dyke Saved by Dolphins

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Dick Van Dyke claims to have been recently saved by porpoises.   The actor says that he fell asleep while surfing, and woke up far from land.   That’s when he saw the fins…  … of lifesaving porpoises!  The friendly […]

Dog Sniffs Out Trouble for Sitter

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Smoke and the Bandit:  Bandit, a four-legged family friend, saved his sitters from toxic smoke while his owners were at a wedding party.  Watch the video here!

Look before you leap! Ducklings take “flight”

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Watch as these baby ducks leap from their nest–high up in a tree–for the first time.

Welcome to Good News!

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We at beliefnet.com are happy to present our newest inspirational initiative: Good News!  Check in often for the best in good news: Heroes Good Samaritans Uplifting Pictures Inspiring Quotes Feel-good Videos We hope to see you back here soon! -Dave […]

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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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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!

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Two Cute Polar Bear Cubs to Cool Off Your Day
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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,

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