When life gives you lemons... you do what? Make limoncello! This attitude is what we’re all about in this post. In times of the pandemic, political turmoil and soaring real estate prices that feel like yet another economic crash is somewhere around the corner (not like we care, most millennials have come to terms with the fact that they won’t be able to afford a house in this lifetime, so we find comfort in a $10 avocado toast instead), we need to lift ourselves up and balance out all the negativity.

So please, make yourself a warm cup of tea, bring on those biscuits, and tuck yourself in with a warm blanket, because we prepared you a good news-only compilation with some heart-soothing and emotionally recharging posts.

Because the truth is, no matter what, there are always good people who bring back hope when we need it the most. And some more good news awaits in our previous post right here.

#1

Don't Have Someone With Whom I Can Celebrate So I Thought To Celebrate With My Online Homies, Guys I Am One Year Sober

Don't Have Someone With Whom I Can Celebrate So I Thought To Celebrate With My Online Homies, Guys I Am One Year Sober

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Lou
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm sure there's a long story. How did you do it - asking for a friend

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#2

A Little Boy About 3 Came Up To Me And Asked If My Head Was Cold. I Said Yes A Little Bit (Melbourne Weather) He Took His Beanie Off And Said That I Could Have It

A Little Boy About 3 Came Up To Me And Asked If My Head Was Cold. I Said Yes A Little Bit (Melbourne Weather) He Took His Beanie Off And Said That I Could Have It

I thanked him with tears in my eyes and said back to him that he would get cold. He came back with I have another one.

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#3

Todd, The Saviour

Todd, The Saviour

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Bored Panda spoke with Dr. Lise Deguire, a clinical psychologist who provides counseling and therapy services for individuals, couples and families in and around Pennington, NJ. Lise is also the author of her award-winning memoir “Flashback Girl: Lessons on Resilience From a Burn Survivor.” She happily shared some very important and useful insights on optimism and how to keep your head up when it feels like the last thing you want and are able to do.

“Optimism is a mental mindset that strongly contributes to psychological resilience,” Lise said. She explained further: “We need to be able to imagine positive outcomes to problems in order to be motivated to work on our issues. That does not mean we have to be positive 100% of the time (which is impossible to do anyway). But it is important to be able to conceive positive outcomes instead of dwelling solely on negative outcomes.”

#4

Woman With Down Syndrome Opens Her Own Bakery After Getting Rejected From Every Bakery She Applied To

Woman With Down Syndrome Opens Her Own Bakery After Getting Rejected From Every Bakery She Applied To

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#5

The Last Two Runners In The Pittsburgh Marathon Not Letting Each Other Quit. Whoever These Two Runners Are, They Totally Made My Day

The Last Two Runners In The Pittsburgh Marathon Not Letting Each Other Quit. Whoever These Two Runners Are, They Totally Made My Day

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#6

What A Strong Relationship

What A Strong Relationship

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Patricia Murray
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love a good love story. And this is a good love story. I wish you both every happiness always

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#7

My Grandmom Is Legally Blind And Made Me This Blanket. She Told That She Had To Keep Calling Her Friend To Come To Look At It And Make Sure The Pattern Was Correct. I Love It

My Grandmom Is Legally Blind And Made Me This Blanket. She Told That She Had To Keep Calling Her Friend To Come To Look At It And Make Sure The Pattern Was Correct. I Love It

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Lise explained that “many of us have a bad habit of thinking "What if this happens?" and the "what if" is almost always a hypothetical catastrophe.” However, “the more we ask "what if" a  bad thing occurs, the worse our mood and outlook become.”

#8

Inspirational

Inspirational

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Caro Caro
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1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They are bad mannered idiots. Good morning BP folks! Edit: to all you BPs: Thanks for responding.

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#9

This Gentleman Buying His First House

This Gentleman Buying His First House

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Brendan
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

From foster child to doctor and homeowner. Sounds like you made it.

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#10

I Was An Addict For Over 10 Years Of My Life But My Son Came Into This World With A Sober Dad

I Was An Addict For Over 10 Years Of My Life But My Son Came Into This World With A Sober Dad

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#11

Jennifer Rocha Took Her Graduation Pictures In The California Fields Where She Has Worked Along Her Immigrant Farmworker Parents Harvesting Vegetables, For Many Years

Jennifer Rocha Took Her Graduation Pictures In The California Fields Where She Has Worked Along Her Immigrant Farmworker Parents Harvesting Vegetables, For Many Years

She is the first member of her family ever to attain a high school degree. 

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SoozeeQ
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

High school? I thought this was her college graduation. That's awesome.

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The clinical psychologist said that “a good trick, when you find yourself imagining the worst scenario, is to force yourself to also imagine the best possible scenario. So, for example, you might think, ‘What if I lose my job and go bankrupt?’ If you think this, then try asking the opposite. ‘What if I do great at my job, get promoted, become the CEO and a multi-millionaire?’”

Lisa said that neither the worst case or the best-case scenario are likely to happen. “But it helps your brain balance out the tendency to focus solely on the negative.”

#12

It's Never Too Late

It's Never Too Late

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Jo Kidd
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Age is only a number if you don't take it seriously! Keep on keeping on

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#13

After My Parents Never Vaccinating Me And Raising Me To Not Believe In Vaccines I Decided Enough Was Enough And Got My Pfizer Covid Vaccine

After My Parents Never Vaccinating Me And Raising Me To Not Believe In Vaccines I Decided Enough Was Enough And Got My Pfizer Covid Vaccine

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love hearing kids get vaccinated against their parents wishes when they are old enough.

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#14

Jax Is 13 Years Young, He Can’t Walk Very Far Nowadays But Would Be Heartbroken If We Didn’t Take Him For A Walk. So We Pull Him In His Wagon

Jax Is 13 Years Young, He Can’t Walk Very Far Nowadays But Would Be Heartbroken If We Didn’t Take Him For A Walk. So We Pull Him In His Wagon

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#15

A Journey

A Journey

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FashionablePigeon (Say hi!)
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1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

On behalf of the alphabet mafia, we are so proud that two of our little fledglings has found their confidences 😀❤

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Lise also confirmed that the news is often depressing and upsetting, and there isn't much we can do about it. “Many people benefit from limiting the amount of TV news they watch, and reading their news instead. Sometimes it's a good idea to take a news break altogether,” she concluded.

#16

Beating Anorexia - 2-Year Transformation

Beating Anorexia - 2-Year Transformation

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Rachknits
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Amazing, well done. That's a tough journey to make

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#17

Please Stop Throwing Kittens Out In The Road, Mkay? I'm Running Out Of Names. Here's Cheese

Please Stop Throwing Kittens Out In The Road, Mkay? I'm Running Out Of Names. Here's Cheese

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Tee
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a**hole is throwing kittens? Effin Coward!

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#18

Guy Spots The Most Adorable Little Squirrels Napping Just Outside His Window

Guy Spots The Most Adorable Little Squirrels Napping Just Outside His Window

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troufaki13
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They look like they're taking a nap from a 20h shift

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#19

My Son Was Born Today. I Don't Have Anyone Else To Share It With

My Son Was Born Today. I Don't Have Anyone Else To Share It With

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Nixxy
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank you for sharing him with us! So adorable

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Previously, Bored Panda also spoke with Sarah Vero from 'Action for Happiness,' who went into detail about finding real happiness and how to move forward after the exhausting year that we've had. According to her, contrary to what most of us believe, living a life of happiness is not necessarily about a state of permanent and eternal happiness. This is not simply possible.

"Finding real happiness isn't about always seeking a temporary state of feeling good. A lot of what actually makes us happy relates to duty and purpose," she said. Sarah believes that 10 main things to happier living are as follows: “giving, relating, exercising, awareness, trying out, direction, resilience, emotions, acceptance, and meaning.”

#20

Now His Teacher Will Not Complain

Now His Teacher Will Not Complain

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JuJu
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Neil Gaiman is a wonderful human being!

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#21

Jellybean Does Not Like The Cone Of Shame. He Tolerates The Flower Of Protection

Jellybean Does Not Like The Cone Of Shame. He Tolerates The Flower Of Protection

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#23

Randall Champion Accidentally Touched A High-Voltage Line, Electrifying Himself And Stopping His Heart

Randall Champion Accidentally Touched A High-Voltage Line, Electrifying Himself And Stopping His Heart

A fellow linemen J.D. Thompson performed mouth-to-mouth CPR until paramedics arrived. Champion survived. This famous photo is known as "The Kiss of Life." (1967)

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Moreover, the creator of ‘Action For Happiness’ believes that “we are likely to be happier if our lives have direction, meaning and purpose and if we are part of something bigger than ourselves." In that sense, we should also think of ways to set ourselves on a more fulfilling path of life by helping others, finding a goal for ourselves, and not just wandering aimlessly.

"Giving or doing things for others is another example. Relating is about being connected to other people and being part of a community. Duty and purpose don't have to be serious things, being part of a cause that you care about or taking part in charity fundraising, all these things make us happy and fulfilled. We should see these things as acts of service that help us to be happy and help other people at the same time. Awareness is about appreciating each moment no matter what we are doing at the time."

#24

You Go, Girl

You Go, Girl

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Had to google what Anthropology even is. For anyone who doesn't know, it's the study of what makes us human.

Fulsome Kitten
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Anthropology grad here. Thanks for looking it up and telling the community! I honestly think if everyone HAD to learn about the human story, we would be able to see beyond culture and religion and respect our fellow humans.

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Eric Law
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very cool... but also sad that it took until 2021 for that to happen.

Wood Carver
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1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's 2021, an amazing achievement and I don't mean to take away from that but holy hell America.... it is twenty ..... twenty ...... one...... she should absolutely not be the first black PhD student from a school as prestigious as Penn state in a field as normal as anthropology...... or one as unusual as theoretical exopaleontology .... or anything. How are y'all still having so many of these firsts

deanna woods
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You are not taking away from her achievement. You are stating something that is very true.

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Aradia Sayner
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Congrats from another anthropologist.

Two_rolling_black_eyes
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1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Dr. Lasisi should be commended for opening up another path for others to follow. I wish her the best and hope her next employment allows her leadership journey to continue. I'm disappointed it took so long. One of the reasons the Quakers founded Pennsylvania was their belief in human equality and the persecution they were getting for denouncing slavery in England It was the first US state to abolish it in 1780. In 1985, a lawsuit brought against the school by students was the beginning of affirmative action when the Supreme Court agreed it needed to do better. Its a shame that its taken almost 161 years since their founding and 35 years since they were told to straighten up to finally recognize a black person as worthy of studying the human condition. I look forward to following Dr. Lasisi to see where she goes.

Kathryn Baylis
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1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Congratulations! I got my Masters a couple years ago, and the last semester (thesis time) totally exhausted me. I’m taking a break before pursuing my doctorate, so I applaud anybody who gets their PhD. It’s a true accomplishment, and one you should always be proud of!

pelemele
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't know how to express what I mean so sorry in advance if my message is misunderstood but I really have trouble understanding this notion of American culture which says that if a person has 1% black blood, it is 100% black ...? This woman is just mixed race but she "goes black" with all the stereotypes and prejudices that come with it, it's ridiculous (and it's even worse with people who are "obviously very black".

BorPand8
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1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's known as the "one drop rule" and dates back to slavery. White slave owners liked to rape their black slaves. The law was that anyone with any "black" blood was "black" and therefore a slave. "The term octoroon referred to a person with one-eighth African/Aboriginal ancestry; that is, someone with family heritage equivalent to one biracial grandparent; in other words, one African great-grandparent and seven European great-grandparents. An example was Russian poet Alexander Pushkin." The Dumas family was part black too. You can read about it online. (PS. Notice how Pushkin and the Dumas were all European.)

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Isa Trip
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

HECK YEAH!!!!! Representing black females! :)

Kona Pake
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You’re following in the footsteps of the first Chinese American woman to graduate from university to become a pharmacist.

Sarah
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is great news, but I also feel sad that it took until 2021 for there to be a black student at Penn State getting a PhD in Anthropology.

Jay James
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1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Congrats Dr Lasisi

Nugget
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is an Incredible achievement,but got me thinking how crazy it is you are the first.

Kim Lorton
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow! Congratulations on graduating with a PhD in Anthropology! A you go girl! For being the first black woman to do so! It's a hard enough subject to take in one class! I admire your fortitude in gaining your PhD in it!

Chris Hills
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

and looked stunning doing it! congrats!!!

Carol Emory
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Anthro!! WooHoo!!!! Welcome to the group!!

Jessi Zultanky
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

congrats! you're so beautiful and i'm so proud of you. you can do anything!

MsLou
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I work at Penn State and I heard your story! Keep kicking ass and taking names

Riley Quinn
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Your family must be so proud of you. Congratulations!

SuperChicken
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Fantastic! Congratulations and I wish you all the very best.

Hélène Catino
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5 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Congratulations ! My daughter studied in PSU from 2012 to 2015 :-)

okpkpkp
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You've come a long way... Congratulations!

Tara Trainor
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You make us all proud!!!!! Keep up the good work!

Patti Smith
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Congratulations 🎈🍾🎉🎊

Jo Chrisco
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

CONGRATULATIONS! You're the Human!!! Perhaps your first study should be titled: Why it took Penn State 170 years to graduate a student of color with a degree in Anthropology.

Sean N
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Black Indiana Jones movie?

Rei
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I hope this post is from 50 years ago.

Moodles
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Intelligent, beautiful and cool! I bet she's warm-hearted too. Some people have it all - go girl!

Raphael Biock
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Congrats, but what has the color of your skin to do with it (even when you're first)?

Nothanks L. Walk
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That had to be a bit of a search. Can't be many places that have anything not covered by the "token X kid" quota's.

Robin Scudder
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i see a graduate not a black student.

Sergio Serg
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THIS is how you make a difference. Not protesting and looting

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#25

Mother Donates Her Deceased Sons Heart To A 4 Year Old Girl And Takes A Listen

Mother Donates Her Deceased Sons Heart To A 4 Year Old Girl And Takes A Listen

"Amid the unthinkable grief of losing her son Lukas, Heather made a decision that saved three lives. Jordan received Lukas' precious heart when she was just 18 months old. Yesterday, Heather heard her son's heartbeat for the first time in nearly three years."

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#26

A 5-Week-Old Sleeping Next To His 101-Year-Old Great-Grandfather

A 5-Week-Old Sleeping Next To His 101-Year-Old Great-Grandfather

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#27

Absolute King

Absolute King

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pusheen buttercup
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm a photographer too! But it's really hard to start out in that business. Honestly have no idea what I'm doing.

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If you have feelings of isolation, burnout, and exhaustion and feel overwhelmed by them, know that you’re not alone. With a pandemic changing our lives beyond recognition, many of us struggle between juggling our responsibilities and slowly returning to the life we knew as normal.

Sarah gave us some tips on how to deal with such emotions, and how to recover our joy in life. First of all, she highlighted the fact that it's perfectly "ok not to be ok," since it's normal to feel isolated and burned out "during a traumatic experience like a pandemic."

The key is not to punish yourself for struggling during these difficult times. Be kind and supportive of yourself, don’t try to make yourself feel better than you really are. Sometimes we become dishonest, hiding our real emotions, with ourselves just like we are with others.

#28

My Wife Is On Her Way Home Right Now And Probably Thinks She's Going To Have To Immediately Take Over Taking Care Of The Kids. This Is What I Have Waiting For Her Instead

My Wife Is On Her Way Home Right Now And Probably Thinks She's Going To Have To Immediately Take Over Taking Care Of The Kids. This Is What I Have Waiting For Her Instead

She got up at 2 AM this morning to hike a mountain with some friends.

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#29

I Think He Did Great At Announcing Our Pregnancy

I Think He Did Great At Announcing Our Pregnancy

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#30

This Father And Son Were Treated By The Same Nurse At NICU More Than 30 Years Apart

This Father And Son Were Treated By The Same Nurse At NICU More Than 30 Years Apart

So as many of you may know, our son was born 10 weeks early at St. Peters hospital and has been in the NICU ever since (he's doing amazing btw!). What some of you may not know is that his father (my amazing fiancee) was also born about 6 weeks early at the same hospital! Last Sunday, he dug out his baby book to show me. As I was looking through, I came across a picture of him as a baby and a lady holding him. I knew that lady!! I immediately asked him who she was and he confirmed that she was the nurse who took care of him during his stay in the NICU and his mom loved her so much that she needed a photo of the two of them on the day he was discharged! Well, the reason I know her is because I swore she was the nurse that had been taking care of our baby boy for the past three days! David didn't believe me. We brought the picture to the hospital where 3 other nurses confirmed it was her! Yesterday (Valentine's Day) she was back at work and taking care of our little nugget again so we had to recreate the picture! The past 2 weeks have been filled with worries and uncertainty but we can breathe easy knowing my lil nuggets nurse is the same one that helped the man I love when he was in the same situation.

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#31

This Connects To A Lot Of People

This Connects To A Lot Of People

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