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Inspirational Quadriplegic Is Also A Surfer

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Aussie Barney Miller is paralyzed from the waist down due to a spinal cord injury, but he doesn’t let his disability stop him from doing what he loves.  To promote the Wings for Life World Run and raise awareness and funds for spinal cord injury research, Red Bull featured Barney is this inspirational video.  What’s your excuse?   Read more: […]

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It Only Takes One Single Minute For This Zany Comedian To Change How You Think About Your Life

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What’s the recipe for making life magical? Failing! Failing like a the zany kooky weirdo you truly are. That’s the catch — you gotta fail at the right stuff for it to work. Take it away, Jimmy! Read more: http://upworthy.com/it-only-takes-one-single-minute-for-this-zany-comedian-to-change-how-you-think-about-your-life

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He Died Too Young. So All His Friends Got Together To Make Sure Future Generations Of Kids Don't.

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Back in May 2013, my life changed forever. A fan wrote to let me know that a teenage musician named Zach Sobiech, who I had written about earlier in the year, had just passed away from a rare cancer. Zach had written a song called “Clouds” about coming to terms with his imminent death. Cancer […]

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It Might Look Like A Bunch Of Scribbles, But It’s Actually Packed With Buckets Of Wisdom

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This is one of the coolest summaries of a book I’ve seen. A blogger named Sacha Chua went to a talk by C.C. Chapman about his book, “Amazing Things Will Happen,” and these are her notes. I love how she takes “sketchnotes.” Now all my messy handwriting looks so boring. Must. Change. This. Immediately. Maybe […]

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A Little Girl Doesn't Respond To A Stereotype About Her Dog, But Her Look Says It All

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Some people have old-fashioned ideas about the kinds of pets up for adoption at shelters. Don’t they realize that shelters are full of healthy, beautiful, loving pets? For every person who wants to fill that little void or enhance their already fabulous life, there’s a cat or dog waiting to do just that. Read more: […]

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He Used To Run Marathons And Climb Mountains. Then He Quit. The Reason Why Could Change Your Life.

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You know that story where the person with some physical disability achieves amazing things and people without physical disabilities use it as a weirdly condescending excuse to do amazing things too? Well this isn’t that. It’s the story of a guy who quit. And the lesson here actually has very little to do with his […]

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How Standardized Tests Are Destroying The Future Of Technological Advancement

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Humans are born curious. Just think about how vigilant you have to be to make sure a curious baby doesn’t try to eat the table because it wanted to know what cedar tasted like. Something changes, though, as the prejudices of a society creep into a child’s life. It’s much harder to wonder about things […]

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What 99.5% Of People In America Will Never Experience, Despite The Hype

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The award for the most popular crime in America goes to … larceny? So why doesn’t the news report on THAT? That 99.5% in the graphic is a projection based on crimes reported in 2010 that I hope will be true for most of us during our lifetimes. It doesn’t refer to current crime rates, […]

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So This Poster Is Hanging In A Therapist’s Office. And It Has Saved More Lives Than You Know.

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One of the more powerful tumblr pages out there has to be Boggle the Owl. The creator behind this tumblr has a truly unique gift when it comes to exploring and explaining depression and self doubt. His words have inspired thousands in their fights with depression, giving them a sense of understanding and a different […]

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Every War On Drugs Myth Thoroughly Destroyed By A Retired Police Captain

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Retired police Capt. Peter Christ is about to make more sense about the War on Drugs than anyone you’ve ever heard in the past. His basic premise is that we need to legalize drugs, but if you’re skeptical, just give him a few minutes to convince you. Highlights include a very honest answer to a […]

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A Comedian Silences A Room For 9 Minutes. It's Not An Awkward Silence.

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Comedians spend years honing their stage persona, but when all-star comic Anthony Griffith tells the story of his life as a comedian and as a father, not even he can keep it together. To be honest, I couldn’t either when I watched this video. It’s so important to remember that the people we idolize aren’t […]

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A Pep Talk From Kid President And Grover

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Soul Pancake‘s Kid President has done a lot in his career. But now he has officially ‘made it’ as he was lucky enough to have Sesame Street’s Grover guest star on his show. The two talk about helping the homeless with Socktober, and offer a little pep talk for inspiration.    Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2014/10/11/a-pep-talk-from-kid-president-and-grover/

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Paying For People’s Groceries

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In honor of Thanksgiving, Andrew Hales of LAHWF ditched the goofy pranks and social experiments that he is so famous for to give back.  He teamed up with GungHo who sponsored the video to pay for random people’s groceries. Naturally, all the ‘winners’ of free groceries were very excited and emotional.    Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2013/11/21/paying-for-peoples-groceries/

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The Meaning Of Life Explained With A Monopoly Board And 3 Minutes

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Monopoly is one of my all-time favorite board games, but I spent an unimaginable amount of time playing it with my neighbors. We learned to buy property, strike backhanded deals, and even cheat to win. The real takeaway from all that time spent playing, was no matter how good we got, every game of Monopoly […]

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Do You Ever Feel Insignificant? Here's Why That's A Good Thing.

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Being insignificant is actually one of the most wonderful, awe-inspiring, significant things about being human. So next time you’re feeling like the world’s really big and you’re really small, just remember how precious and empowering it is that we exist at all. If you’re not sure you’re on board with this perspective just yet, jump […]

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