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Preemie Inspires Parents With Dazzling Smile 5 Days After Birth

A toddler named Freya is giving hope to preemie parents through a photo that was captured when she was just 5 days old.

Lauren Vinje, Freya’s mother, shared the smiling picture with a childbirth blog. Within days, the photo received thousands of shares on social media.

“It made me feel really good,” mom of two Vinje, of Minnesota, told ABC News. “Under the comments, I read through a lot of the stories and it’s [for] moms to know, especially mom who are going through it now … they don’t have to go through it alone.”

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Man ok but that post about passing down cast iron cookware like enchanted swords?

Imagine a family of witches, and each matriarch has enchanted the skillet and endowed it with magic every time she cooked in it. Every meal made with intention and love and magical ingredients to season it. And when she dies it goes to her daughter, who enchants and casts and brews in it. And so eventually, it gets to the most recent daughter who is just moving in to her first apartment in the city right out of college.  Her mother says to be careful and mindful for it is very, very powerful for this pot has over 100 years of magic in it. So don’t fucking wash it with soap or just throw it in the dishwasher ok. 

I am a pretty patient person but if there is one thing I will lose my shit over almost instantly it’s my computer/internet being slow my tolerance level is exactly 0 for that shit man I did my time in the 90’s/2000’s I don’t need any of this garbage

Emotional Support Therapy Duck Rides Plane with Owner

Like many of the other passengers on a weekend flight from Charlotte to Asheville, North Carolina, Daniel Turducken Stinkerbutt walked through the aisle mid-flight to stretch his legs.

However, unlike the other passengers, Daniel Turducken Stinkerbutt’s legs ended in webbed feet.

Better known as Daniel the Duck, this passenger decided to forgo using his wings so he could fly with his owner Carla Fitzgerald. Daniel is a certified emotional support animal, who helps his 37-year-old owner battle the post traumatic stress disorder she has had since an accident in 2013.

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Pokemon Go saved my pastor's life

No joke.

My pastor was riding to church on a Wednesday on his motorcycle to do some work. It’s WAY out in the country and there aren’t many people around it.
On the way, he was stung by a bee in the back of the head. He’s deathly allergic to them.
He felt himself getting faint, pulled into the parking lot, and tried to get into the church, but it was locked.
Well, it turns out the church is a pokestop, and a van full of Pokemon Goers pulled up. He stumbled towards them for help like a zombie (because he was going into shock and passing out).
At first they freaked out and took off, but one girl convinced them to turn around and see if he was ok.
He told them he got stung by a bee, and asked them to call 911 before dropping to the ground and blacking out. The girl had an allergy herself, and used her EpiPen on him.
The ambulance people said that if they hadn’t helped him when they did, he would have most definitely been dead.
Now my pastor happily greets and talks to all the Pokemon Goers that pull into the church.


Major heat wave moving across the US this week - how many people feel this California Condor has the right idea?

Henry Rollins gave each member of his audience in Toronto a $10 bill after working out they’d been overcharged for their tickets on Thursday night.

The former Black Flag and Rollins Band frontman, who’s touring his popular spoken word show, told the crowd he’d received a number of complaints about the price of entry, and after investigating the situation, had worked out a computer error was to blame.

He then went into the audience with a bundle of banknotes and handed one to each ticketholder, before going on with his show.

Eyewitness Nicole H reports: “Henry told us a tale of how a few folks had gotten in touch to say, politely, ‘Hey, it’s awesome you’re coming to town, but, oh gosh, the ticket prices are kinda crazy – even with the Ticketmaster fees.’

“Enough people had made contact for him to start ferreting out some information, tracking it back through agents and managers to the point where he discovered that, due to a computer error, the tickets were about $10 more than they should have been.

“So he produced a wad of bills and handed us all one personally. What a bloody champ!”

Rollins, who recently repeated that he may never perform musically again, continues his North American tour until mid-April. He’s set to appear in the UK in August, with two shows in Edinburgh followed by sets at the Reading and Leeds festivals.


Swedish woman goes to Nigeria to meet the man who scammed her 

When Maria Grette first discovered that the 58-year-old Danish man with whom she had fallen in love was actually a 24-year-old Nigerian “419” internet scammer, the 62-year-old Swede was distraught. But, soon, her feelings changed.

“The most terrible thing was not that he had cheated me, but that he had lost his innocence,” she said.

She became consumed with what she describes as “a profound need to make a difference to the people of Nigeria”.

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Dashcam video shows officer save 3-year-old’s life after boy stops breathing

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Part 1: Today in class we were discussing social stigmas and stereotypes as well as other social issues. Someone made the comment that cultural appropriation is a social issue that is not given much or any thought at all and a white girl jumps off her seat and says very firmly, "cultural appropriation is not a real thing, it's another excuse people came up with to spread hate". About half the class laughed and applauded her audacious remark. I was so enraged I thought I was going to slap her.

But I didn’t. I asked the professor if both of us, her and me, could stand in front of the class to further explain cultural appropriation.

Once in front of everyone I asked her why she bought the shirt she had on. She responded with “because it looks cool”. I told her that I bought my shirt because I like the little mermaid, that I knew the story behind the character and that it belongs to Disney. I told her that even the brand acknowledges that the little mermaid belongs to Disney. The brand is giving credit to Disney for using something that belongs to them.

I asked her if she knew the story behind the graphics in her shirt and she said “there is none, it’s just a cool design”. The design of her shirt were 2 sugar skulls, some flowers, and a girl with a sugar skull patter on her face.

I told her that the design on that shirt came from the “Day of the Dead” that Mexicans have. That the brand never acknowledges that, and that people like her have no idea of the meaning of the symbols they’re wearing. I explained to her that the brand took a part of a culture and turn it into something profitable, something that is now mainstream, without acknowledging its people or having any respect for its meaning.

And with her same firm tone and I told her and the entire class, “THAT IS CULTURAL APPROPRIATION”. I walked back to my seat triumphant while she stood there not being able to lift her head. Best day of my college says so far.

 Sweetheart, I am so proud of you right now. -Alex

He was suddenly flooded with paint.

Was this… a color?

It felt warm, reassuring… no, more than that. It was powerful. Light, but overwhelming all at once.

And then it went to another color. Disgust. Sadness. Rage! Plenitude! Laziness! Content! Those were colors! Those were life, finally! A full rainbow in this empty, blank world!

Suddenly, he felt happy.


He felt.

[Part 3 here] [Part 5 coming soon]