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This Dog’s Reaction To Being Rescued Is So Sad — He Can’t Even Believe It! ?>

This Dog’s Reaction To Being Rescued Is So Sad — He Can’t Even Believe It!

While living on the streets is terrifying enough, being in a home and then finding yourself at animal control is probably even scarier for our pets. They’ve become accustomed to a life filled with love, cushy beds, and quiet naps. Then, for whatever reason, they wind up at the county pound. It’s loud, unfamiliar, and entirely horrible. That’s why it’s understandable that when A Place To Bark rescued this guy from animal control, he couldn’t believe someone was finally showing…

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This Is How Youll Find Yourself ?>

This Is How Youll Find Yourself

You will find yourself on the days in which you stop seeking perfection. For it is in these pure moments of imperfection and clarity that you are the most exposed, the rawest. Perfection is too simplistic. Perfection has no color. Perfection has no pattern, or no depth. It is a plain black and white page in a story book. The lines are all straight, measurable, and errorless, making right angles and perfect shapes. You can look at this story book…

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Why we read: authors and readers on the power of literature ?>

Why we read: authors and readers on the power of literature

As World Book Day is celebrated around the world and World Book Night in the UK we look at great quotes from authors on why they like reading, as well as some from our own readers When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense of myself in the world, I would do that again by reading, just as I did when…

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Sheepdog Pero travels 240 miles to former home near Aberystwyth ?>

Sheepdog Pero travels 240 miles to former home near Aberystwyth

A dog sold to a farm in Cumbria surprises previous owners by making two week long journey back to his original home near Aberystwyth A sheepdog has made a 240-mile trek to be reunited with his original owners in Wales after apparently deciding that he didnt want to settle on a farm in Cumbria, where he had been sent to work. Pero, a four-year-old working sheepdog, will now remain with his previous owners after turning up again on their farm…

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JK Rowling posts letters of rejection on Twitter to help budding authors ?>

JK Rowling posts letters of rejection on Twitter to help budding authors

Harry Potter writer shares publishers brush-offs for first Robert Galbraith novel to inspire other authors Harry Potter author JK Rowling has shared two rejection letters she received from publishers while writing under her pen name, Robert Galbraith. The famous author posted them on Twitter to encourage other writers. She posted the letters relating to her first post-Potter novel, The Cuckoos Calling, after a fan asked for a picture of a rejection letter. She said: The Potter ones are now in…

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A beautiful friendship: Two World World II heroes bound by loyalty and a barber’s chair | Fox News ?>

A beautiful friendship: Two World World II heroes bound by loyalty and a barber’s chair | Fox News

Courtesy Jason F. Wright You might think 97-year-old Ralph Kimball of Murray, Utah, would be more careful with his hair. Instead, this World War II veteran and two-time Purple Heart recipient says with a sly chuckle, I trust it to a kid. That kid is 91-year-old Wayne Chidester of Springville, Utah. Chidester is also a World War II veteran, and in the age of social media and digital relationships, their lengthy, loyal friendship is refreshing. Approximately once a month for…

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How Getting Physically Strong Can Upgrade Every Part Of Your Life ?>

How Getting Physically Strong Can Upgrade Every Part Of Your Life

In partnership with NBCs upcoming show STRONG, weve partnered with one of the shows contestants for a little inspiration and insight into her personal journey to becoming a more confident and physically strong woman. Be sure to catch the 2-night series premiere of STRONG, the ultimate test of physical and emotional transformation on NBC starting Wednesday April 13th 9/8c. This past weekend, I walked out of the house carrying an iconic jumbo black leather handbag for the very first time….

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Traveller T-Shirt With 40 Icons Lets You Communicate In Any Country Even If You Dont Speak Its Language ?>

Traveller T-Shirt With 40 Icons Lets You Communicate In Any Country Even If You Dont Speak Its Language

I wish I had this shirt when I was in Afghanistan. In 2009, we were situated in a little Observation Post somewhere in Kandahar for a week or two at a time, with nothing but rations to fill our bellies. After many days and much elaborate drawing, I finally managed to communicate to a local Afghan National Army soldier that we were interested in real food. For the rest of our stay, and for just a few dollars per week,…

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The Secret Movement to Draft General James Mattis for President ?>

The Secret Movement to Draft General James Mattis for President

Gen. James Mattis doesnt necessarily want to be presidentbut thats not stopping a group of billionaire donors from hatching a plan to get him there.”> An anonymous group of conservative billionaires is ready to place their bets on a man dubbed Mad Dog, hoping to draft him into the presidential race to confront Donald Trump. Think of it as a Plan B should Trump be nominated by the Republican Party in Cleveland: swing behind retired U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James…

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A Billionaire Just Donated $250 Million To Form A Revolutionary Cancer-Fighting Team Of Scientists ?>

A Billionaire Just Donated $250 Million To Form A Revolutionary Cancer-Fighting Team Of Scientists

Medical science is on a constant quest to understand cancer, and ultimately destroy it. Certainly, there have been some incredible advances in the last decade or so. We are now able to use nanosized Trojan horses to erode leukemia cells from within. We can get certain types of cancerous cells to turn on and kill each other. We can even use microscopic backpacks made of algae to deliver targeted chemotherapy treatment to tumors. However, all this requires constant funding, constant…

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Conor McGregor Makes Sensational Announcement Regarding His Retirement ?>

Conor McGregor Makes Sensational Announcement Regarding His Retirement

In a sensational statement posted on his Facebook page, UFC fighter Conor McGregor has revealed that he is not retired, and will be back for his “revenge”. In the lengthy post, McGregor said that he has been caught up in the promotion and PR side of his job, and therefore lost focus on fighting. “I am just trying to do my job and fight here. I am paid to fight. I am not yet paid to promote. I have become…

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Remember that pizzeria that was feeding the homeless? See what happened when you shared their story. ?>

Remember that pizzeria that was feeding the homeless? See what happened when you shared their story.

  You may recall the story of Rosa’s Fresh Pizza from the first time we covered it back in March 2015. The Philadelphia-based eatery is making sure kindness isn’t just a slogan in the City of Brotherly Love. They invite customers to pay it forward by pre-purchasing $1 slices of pizza for homeless patrons. And people happily chip in. reading about @RosasFreshPizza Tyler for his 7/7 #Birthday decided to donate $77 to #PayItForward / @tz34652 pic.twitter.com/DxSGzbpqNc Steven Zimmerman (@StevesGulf_com) July…

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Anthony Howe Makes Incredible, Wind-Powered Sculptures ?>

Anthony Howe Makes Incredible, Wind-Powered Sculptures

Anthony Howe gets plenty of stares when people see his sculptures. The wind-powered, kinetic contraptions are carefully designed and so well thought out that it’s hard to believe they’re sturdy, welded metal constructions. When a gentle breeze begins to blow, the sculpture’s wind-catching spoons and paddles begin to turn, and the entire piece begins to undulate in fascinating patterns. These pieces are so mesmerizing that Anthony has been able to manage his business and livelihood with his wife for 30…

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Tiny Cottage Is Straight Out Of A Fairy-Tale ?>

Tiny Cottage Is Straight Out Of A Fairy-Tale

Wouldn’t it be great to get away? If you’re in the throes of a late, late winter snowstorm like many are in the country, we’re betting a beautiful cottage retreat sounds like a dream right now. Well, here’s a particular cottage that also looks like a dream! The Cottage Company offered up a tour of this incredible cottage that isn’t quite tiny house material but still manages to fit an astounding amount of useful stuff (and plenty of charm) into a…

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Parents Create Harry Potter Nursery For Their Muggle-Born Little Wizard ?>

Parents Create Harry Potter Nursery For Their Muggle-Born Little Wizard

You’re never too old to be a Harry Potter fan. Nor, it seems, can you ever be too young. In fact, Tiffany Nicole and her husband made sure that their fourth child was destined to be a Potterhead even before he was born by creating this magical Harry Potter-themed nursery for him. “I just recently introduced the movies to my other children,” Tiffany told Buzzfeed. “And that’s when we decided it would be perfect to design his nursery with a…

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How Many Hidden Tigers Do You Count In This Puzzling Painting? ?>

How Many Hidden Tigers Do You Count In This Puzzling Painting?

On a sluggish morning, I always find that theres no better way to wake up my brain than with a quick and clever puzzle! Sure, a cup of coffee is a great pick-me-up, but nothing beats a brainteaser to get your creative powers going when youre feeling a little foggy. Thats why I usually try to fill out the crossword puzzle in the paper at breakfast time, or give my visual skills a challenge with an optical illusion like this…

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Neighbors Give Heartwarming Send-Off To WWII Vet Who Died With No Family ?>

Neighbors Give Heartwarming Send-Off To WWII Vet Who Died With No Family

When World War II veteran Andrew Moore died of heart failure at age 89 in December, his body was left unclaimed inside a morgue. He had no family or friends. His destiny? Most likely a nameless pauper’s grave. That was until his big-hearted neighbors at the State House apartment building in Washington, D.C., stepped in to organize the noble memorial service they believed he deserved, reports The Washington Post. Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images Nick Addams, left, and…

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Family Gives Their Boring Old Kitchen Table A Unique And Gorgeous Copper Top ?>

Family Gives Their Boring Old Kitchen Table A Unique And Gorgeous Copper Top

Some of the best furniture designs out there may look incredibly simple, but hold a remarkable sense of elegance and sophistication. I love creations like this American flag-themed pallet wood coffee table, but also enjoy designs that are much more abstract and vibrant. Recently, Imgur user culb77uploaded pictures of his family’s latest DIY project: a tabletop makeover. Their kitchen table had been overused and was rusting away slowly. It was covered with scratches and stains, and in a desperate need…

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A Horse In A Tweed Suit … Why Not? ?>

A Horse In A Tweed Suit … Why Not?

The Cheltenham Festival is one of the most exciting horse racing events in the United Kingdom. Since the 1860s, elite racers from all over Britain and Ireland have converged on Gloucestershire to compete in a series of races over the course of a single week. But, according to Irish horse racing legend Sir Anthony McCoy, the Cheltenham Festival “is as much about the horses as it is about the tweed.” Every year, those attending the festival dust off their finest…

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She Decided To Explore This Abandoned House. Just Wait Until You See Who She Found Inside ?>

She Decided To Explore This Abandoned House. Just Wait Until You See Who She Found Inside

If youve ever come across an abandoned building you know the allure of taking a peek inside. There is a history within that is interesting to observe, especially if the house or building had been abruptly abandoned and much of the remnants remain. People have even formed a hobby out of this type of fascination. Man-made ruins are explored as part of a movement called urban exploration (urbex and UE it is also called). Often photography is included in the…

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Missing Granny Is Found By A Gentleman Cop ?>

Missing Granny Is Found By A Gentleman Cop

Growing old is no walk in the park. Your body starts to give out on you, aches and pains start sprouting up in places you weren’t sure existed, your looks change as your skin starts to wrinkle and sag, and your hair starts thinning and/or graying. As if all of that wasn’t bad enough, there’s also the possibility of your mind starting to give out on you too, with dementia slowly taking away bits and pieces of your functionality. My…

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Time Lapse Captures Monarch Butterfly Metamorphosis ?>

Time Lapse Captures Monarch Butterfly Metamorphosis

Like most people in the world, I love butterflies. My family used to have plenty of them around the plants in our garden, and I would love to sit and read on the grass while all the butterflies did their thing. Butterflies are beautiful and fascinating creatures, and my favorite has to be the monarch. There’s just something so cool about monarch butterflies; I could watch one float around for hours. Most of us have learned about the life cycle of…

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Spoiled Baby Deer Gets Belly Rubs ?>

Spoiled Baby Deer Gets Belly Rubs

When you work outside, you’re bound to get up close and personal with nature from time to time. In July 2014, that’s exactly what happened to Justin Lewis and his coworker. As they were clearing roadside brush to make way for electrical lines they found a tiny fawn tangled in some thorns. With no mother in sight, Justin decided to cut the baby deer loose and move him to a safer location. The rest, as they say, is YouTube history….

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2-Yr-Old Is Starved After Being Accused of Witchcraft8 Weeks Later, His Transformation is STUNNING ?>

2-Yr-Old Is Starved After Being Accused of Witchcraft8 Weeks Later, His Transformation is STUNNING

His family abandoned him and left him in the streets to fend for himself. He was found riddled with worms and barely alive. This starved Nigerian boy was naked, full of worms, and walking the streets of Nigeria alone when he was found by Anja, a Danish rescue worker.The emaciated 2-year-old was abandoned by his family because they believed he was a witch. “Thousands of children are being accused of being witches and we’ve both seen torture of children, dead…

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The Extensive Storage Rooms Of The Smithsonian National Museum ?>

The Extensive Storage Rooms Of The Smithsonian National Museum

To say the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. is large is, to put it lightly, an understatement. The museum, which does not charge a fee for admission, is housed in a building with a total area of 1,320,000 square feet! If that whopping figure puts you off, don’t be intimidated; the space accessible by the public is a comparatively minuscule 350,000 square feet.  So what occupies the remaining approximately 1,000,000 square feet of space? Obviously, there…

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Dog With 2 Noses Finds Home In The Nick Of Time ?>

Dog With 2 Noses Finds Home In The Nick Of Time

It’s an awful truth of the world that beauty goes a long way in anyone’s success. That includes shelter dogs trying to get adopted. Toby was a shelter dog whose time was nearly up. He was about to be given up to a certain death at the hands of the local animal shelter. The rescue that was caring for him couldn’t seem to get him adopted out to a forever home. Thankfully, beauty is also in the eyes of the…

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Bob Ross once painted only in gray for a colorblind fan. It was incredible. ?>

Bob Ross once painted only in gray for a colorblind fan. It was incredible.

  The soft sound of slow-moving water down a creek. The smell of fresh coffee roasting in the morning. A thick blanket resting across your lap during the first snowfall of winter. Sure, you might find these things soothing. But none of them none of them compares to watching (and listening to) Bob Ross paint. All GIFs via “The Joy of Painting.” In case you’ve never experienced Ross, he’s that “soft spoken guy painting happy clouds, mountains, and trees in…

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Man Risks His Life To Photograph His Hometown, Budapest From The Best Angle ?>

Man Risks His Life To Photograph His Hometown, Budapest From The Best Angle

For 6 years I’ve been climbing Budapest’s most significant buildings, towers, monuments and everything I can to shoot the perfect pictures about my hometown. Real love and passion! I even risk my life to take pictures of my hometown in unrepeatable lights and from unbelievable heights. I try to take pictures in different lights and weather conditions because I would like to show everyone how beautiful Budapest is. Originally I am a train driver but my true passion is photography….

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This Colorful Moth Might Just Be The Worlds Most Beautiful Insect ?>

This Colorful Moth Might Just Be The Worlds Most Beautiful Insect

When you think of beautiful animals, what comes to mind? Probably butterflies, or peacocks, or maybe something bigger like a mountain lion or elephant. One thing that surely doesn’t come to mind is a moth. Usually, if we find ourselves face to face with one, we are creeped out and try to shoo it away as quickly as possible. No one builds moth gardens or keeps them as pets – and certainly no one has looked at one and thought…

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Majestic Horses Turn This Wedding Photo Into A Masterpiece ?>

Majestic Horses Turn This Wedding Photo Into A Masterpiece

We’re not horsing around when we tell you this is one perfectly timed wedding photo. In September 2015, Irish couple Andrea Thorntonand Eoin Murphy tied the knot at Sundance Guest Ranch in Ashcroft, British Columbia. Photographer duo Jelger Vitt and Tanja Aelbrecht of Jelger + Tanja were there to capture some incredible photos of the newlyweds and the ranch’s horses, including this exquisite shot:  Jelger and Tanja Photographers 120 horses at the Sundance Guest Ranch gallop through the newlyweds’ portrait session. “Jelger shot…

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