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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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These 22 Parents Are So Pumped That School Is Finally Back In Session

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She Knew Everything Would Be Okay When Her Premature Baby Flashed An Enormous Smile

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This Hilarious Ad Perfectly Captures How Awkward It Is For Moms After Giving Birth

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Postpartum: The Musical. 1. HelloFlo is a health company dedicated to helping women and girls navigate all stages of life. You might remember its Full Moon Party ad, which featured the First Period Kit. Well, this new commercial dedicated to moms includes its New Mom Kit. Video available at: http://www.youtube.com/v/1vqVh1YXdro. youtube.com / Via youtube.com 2. […]

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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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In Case You Didn’t Already Know, Kids Are Extremely Weird. Especially These Ones.

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Some kids are just…well…weird…and that’s exactly what makes them AMAZING. The handful of kids below show off some of their weirdest, coolest and hilarious ways of thinking. Seriously, you’ll want to stand up and applaud them when you’re done with this list. I mean, who wants to be like everyone else anyway? What’s life without a little adventure! H/T: Dump […]

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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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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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Creative Dad Makes DIY Starry Ceiling For Soon-To-Be-Born Son’s Nursery

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Engineer and daddy-to-be Brian d’ Arcy has created an amazing ceiling display for his soon-to-be-born son’s nursery that ensures that the tyke will always be reaching for the stars. [Read more…] d’Arcy uploaded a series of images to imgur detailing the project. All told, he installed 596 fiber-optic strands (it would have been 600 but […]

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If You're Thinking Of Having Kids Anytime Ever, This Pie Chart Might Make You Stop And Go WTF

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Could a creeping focus on profits and less on the middle class (and middle-class parents!) in America be a reason no one noticed it got more expensive (for EVERY level of income person, BTW) in America to do the very basic life-thing of raising a child? FACT CHECK TIME! The $45,000 increase in the overall […]

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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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