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Dad Builds Full-Scale Replica Of Optimus Prime® To Inspire His Son

Written by: Debbie Earnston Autobots vs. Decepticons. Cybertron. The matrix of leadership. If any of these sound familiar, then you have probably heard about or even watched Transformers on the big screen. Currently the 10th highest-grossing action film series based on...

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3 Things To Consider In End-Of-Life Planning

Written by: Joe Fiduccia Inevitably the day will come when we say our final goodbye. And when we do, all of our life's belongings and anything else we leave behind will become the responsibility of someone else. But in the...

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The Best Advice for Planning and Paying for Long-Term Care

Written by: June Duncan Long-term care can seem like a distant concern. While you may think you'll never need it, the majority of us will be forced to rely on it at some point in life. If you do need long-term...

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The Story Behind The Smile: A Famous Actress Who Struggled To Find Her Happiness

Judy Garland was an American singer and actress. Her vocals helped her achieve international stardom that helped her launch a career spanning more than 40 years. Garland is perhaps most famous for her role as Dorothy Gale in the light-hearted...

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Advice for Seniors: Better Health for a Better Life in Retirement

Written by: Jason Lewis Forget high school -- retirement can easily be the best years of your life! Your years of experience have given you the wisdom you need to truly enjoy life right now. The only thing that can...

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A Late Night Problem That Changed My Perspective On The Life We Consider "Boring"

Written by: Joe Fiduccia Recently I enjoyed some drinks and a conversation with a good friend of mine who I hadn't seen in quite a while. We were catching up on small talk, and spent hours reminiscing on the good...

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Superheroes Who Became The Nationally Recognized "Band Of Heroes"

Meet the Band Of Heroes – everyday citizens who become superheroes in the form of volunteer cosplayers. From volunteering at Make-A-Wish events to smaller community festivals, they are a group of people dedicated to making a difference across the northeast....

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Sharing Your Life Story Shouldn't Be Scary

Written by: Devon noel Lee Panic set in as beta readers began reading chapters for my upcoming memoir "From Metal to Rhinestones," the story of my teenage quest for a beauty pageant crown. What if the readers hated the manuscript?...

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Three Life Lessons That Kicked My Ass, And What I Learned From Them

Written by: Joe Fiduccia There aren't too many things that are guaranteed in life. Of course there are the obvious ones like death and taxes, not to mention that your journey through life will be chock full of lessons. What the...

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Elementary School Girl Opens Lemonade Stand To Raise Money For Brother's Heart Surgery

It's getting warm outside, and you know what that means. Ice cream trucks start inching along those residential streets, sprinklers become the next best thing to a water park in your own front yard, and 10-cent lemonade stands pop up...

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65-y-o Starts Clothing Company To Help Her Granddaughter Feel Confident

When 4-year-old Maggie was having difficulty shopping for clothes, an unlkely family member decided to take action. Maggie has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. And as a result, it isn't easy to find a set of clothes that are the...

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Teenager's Kind Act In Exchange For Food Has Netted His Family Over $300,000!

When shopping for groceries, we typically don't expect to meet someone who will change your life forever. Especially not someone who is only 16 years old. Meet Chauncy Jones Black. The teenager was making his way through the aisles of...

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Officer Breathes Life Back Into 5-y-o Girl, Then Shows Up At Her College Graduation

Imagine coming face-to-face with the man who literally brought you back to life almost 25 years ago. That's exactly what happened to Josi Aponte at her High School graduation ceremony. Back in 1988, police officer Peter Getz was dispatched to...

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Who Says The 1920's Weren't Cool

In today's world, it's hard to imagine life in the 1920's.  We've grown so accustomed to technology and fashion, that sometimes just the thought of life in the early 1900's screams "vintage, outdated, and boring." Often when we think of...

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The Secrets to Writing a Compelling Family History

Written by: Devon noel Lee Search for family history writing tips on the internet and you'll come across numerous articles that teach you how to write compelling stories. Unfortunately, the posts all suggest composing a personal or an ancestor's story...

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