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  • Here’s What Would Happen If We All Stopped Adulting And Acted Like Children

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    Being an adult comes with a ton of rules and responsibilities. At times, it’s overwhelming.

    It’s normal to think back to when we were kids and didn’t have to deal with jobs, bills, or any of the other problems that stress us out now. After all, children get to spend all their free time playing, asking silly questions, announcing their every move, and generally goofing off. Who wouldn’t love to return to those days?

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    The video below shows what it would look like if we all just stopped adulting for a while and acted like children.

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    Maybe being an adult isn’t so bad. After all, we get the wine.

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  • Someone Called Her ‘Just A Nurse,’ So She Told Them What Being A Nurse Is All About

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    We all know how hard it is to be a doctor, but we don’t think enough about how much nurses do for us.

    All the soap opera-ish TV shows and accolades are bestowed upon doctors, while nurses often get the short end of the stick. But nurses are the first people we see when we arrive at the doctor’s office or hospital, and they often do the most personal work: asking what’s wrong, checking vitals, and taking blood.

    Caitlin Brassington ran into this attitude when an acquaintance at the grocery store said something that upset her. Later that day, Caitlin wrote: “‘Just a Nurse’. I am just home from a busy shift, looking very ordinary in my scrubs. On the way home today I stopped at the shop for milk and saw an acquaintance. She has never seen me in uniform and said that she didn’t [realize] I was ‘just a nurse.'”

    She continued, “Wow! Over my 18 year career I have heard this phrase many, many time[s], but today it got to me. Am I just a nurse? I have helped babies into the world, many of whom needed assistance to take their first breath, and yet I am just a nurse.”

    She continued, "Wow! Over my 18 year career I have heard this phrase many, many time[s], but today it got to me. Am I just a nurse? I have helped babies into the world, many of whom needed assistance to take their first breath, and yet I am just a nurse."

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    “I have held patients hands and ensured their dignity while they take their last breath, and yet I am just a nurse. I have [counseled] grieving parents after the loss of a child, and yet I am just a nurse.”

    "I have held patients hands and ensured their dignity while they take their last breath, and yet I am just a nurse. I have [counseled] grieving parents after the loss of a child, and yet I am just a nurse."

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    “I have performed CPR on patients and brought them back to life, and yet I am just a nurse. I am the medical officers’ eyes, ears, and hands with the ability to assess, treat, and manage your illness, and yet I am just a nurse.”

    "I have performed CPR on patients and brought them back to life, and yet I am just a nurse. I am the medical officers' eyes, ears, and hands with the ability to assess, treat, and manage your illness, and yet I am just a nurse."

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    “I can [listen to and understand] every lung field on a newborn and assess which field may have a decreased air entry, and yet I am just a nurse. I can educate patients, carers, and junior nurses, and yet I am just a nurse.”

    "I can [listen to and understand] every lung field on a newborn and assess which field may have a decreased air entry, and yet I am just a nurse. I can educate patients, carers, and junior nurses, and yet I am just a nurse."

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    “I am my patient’s advocate in a health system that does not always put my patient’s best interest first, and yet I am just a nurse. I will miss Christmas Days, my children’s birthdays, and school musicals to come to work to care for your loved one, and yet I am just a nurse.”

    “I am my patient's advocate in a health system that does not always put my patient's best interest first, and yet I am just a nurse. I will miss Christmas Days, my children’s birthdays, and school musicals to come to work to care for your loved one, and yet I am just a nurse."

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    “I can take blood, cannulate, and suture a wound, and yet I am just a nurse. I can manage a cardiac arrest in a newborn, a child, or an adult, and yet I am just a nurse. I can tell you the dosage of adrenaline or amiodarone based on weight that your child may need to bring them back to life, and yet I am just a nurse.”

    "I can take blood, cannulate, and suture a wound, and yet I am just a nurse. I can manage a cardiac arrest in a newborn, a child, or an adult, and yet I am just a nurse. I can tell you the dosage of adrenaline or amiodarone based on weight that your child may need to bring them back to life, and yet I am just a nurse."

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    Brassington concludes, “I have the experience and knowledge that has saved people’s lives. So, if I am just a nurse, then I am ridiculously proud to be one!”

    For another perspective on how important nurses are, check out Miss Colorado Kelley Johnson performing a monologue about nursing at the 2016 Miss America pageant below.

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    To nurses everywhere: Thank you for everything you do!

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  • Hazing Is Nothing New, But What This Frat Might Have Told Pledges To Do Is Awful

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    Sexual assault on college campuses is a major issue in America. In fact, one in five women report being sexually assaulted at least once before age 25.

    When you add in the estimated 35 percent of rapes that go unreported, it stands to reason that the true number of college campus assaults is even higher. While some try to pin the blame on what victims were wearing or how much they had to drink, rape is not about uncontrolled sexual urge and it certainly is no one’s fault but the assailant’s. It is a power play meant to demean and belittle victims.

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    Which is exactly what makes the reports coming out of the University of Missouri so disturbing. There, members of the Delta Upsilon fraternity have been accused of giving pledges date rape drugs to incapacitate and sexually assault women.

    The allegations started coming out after a wild party in September sent several people to the hospital with alcohol poisoning.

    Reportedly, the drugs were handed out as part of hazing ceremonies during Greek Week.

    A letter dated September 13, 2016 from the University of Missouri Title IX office to the fraternity reads as follows.

    A letter dated September 13, 2016 from the University of Missouri Title IX office to the fraternity <a href="http://jezebel.com/mizzou-frat-accused-of-requiring-pledges-to-drug-women-1787799707" target="_blank">reads</a> as follows.

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    “Active members of Delta Upsilon fraternity allegedly provided each new member with three pills and instructed them to drug women for the purpose of incapacitating them prior to engaging in sexual activity. It has been alleged that new members are required to engage in such conduct in order to complete their initiation process.”

    This news comes only one month after the fraternity was suspended for using racial slurs.

    And the problem is in no way specific to this campus.

    In June, the nation fumed when Brock Turner, known to the media as the “Standford Swimmer,” was sentenced to only three months for raping an unconscious young woman.


    Certainly, the way our justice system deals with sexual assault in not up to par. For too long, assault has been written off as “guys will be guys.” It’s time to stop normalizing this behavior.


    To learn more about the ongoing investigation, check out the video below.

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    What do you think should be done to stop the prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses?

    If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, you can find help at RAINN. Call their 24/7 hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE or chat anonymously with a support specialist online. Most importantly, remember that you are not alone.

  • After Saving His Money For Two Years, This Kid Got The Surprise Of A Lifetime

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    Some kids sell lemonade to make extra money, but Sebastian Lucas took his apple juice business to a whole new level to achieve his dream of owning a horse. Look at how legit those bottles are!

    Sebastian and his little brother had even been taking riding lessons in preparation to purchase a four-legged friend of their own!

    After saving up more than $3,000 over the course of two years, Sebastian’s parents decided he had more than earned the right to fulfill that dream. Watch their heartwarming surprise below.

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    Overcome with emotion about his new equine friend, Sebastian learned that hard work really does pay off. He’s more than happy to share the wealth with his little bro. Congrats, guys! We hope you two have fun galloping off into the sunset.

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  • Woman Stabbed To Death In Street By Her Ex-Husband With Attack Caught On Tape

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    Domestic violence is a worldwide issue, and sadly, we see tragedy every day.

    A CNN roundup of Domestic (Intimate Partner) Violence Fast Facts shows the following: “Thirty-five percent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence, according to the United Nations.

    “According to a Global Study on Homicide, of all women who were the victims of homicide globally in 2012, an estimated half were killed by intimate partners or family members.”

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    These statistics became all too real in the case of mother-of-two Cigdem Koc, who was killed by her ex-husband, Mustafa Kara. He stabbed her more than 25 times. Surveillance video caught the attack, seen below. (Warning: This footage is graphic.)

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    Mustafa Kara was arrested and is awaiting indictment.

    If you or someone you know is experiencing intimate partner violence, the 24/7 National Domestic Violence Hotline is here to help. Call toll free 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).

  • His Dad Told Him It Was Okay To Nod Off, And This Kid Hilariously Complied

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    I’m not exactly an insomniac, but I spend a good hour or so trying to fall asleep every night. For some reason, student loans, to-do lists, and every mistake I’ve ever made tend to haunt me around bedtime.

    The sweet little boy in this video doesn’t appear to have that problem. He’s still too young and innocent to be stressed out when he’s sleepy. Snug in a fuzzy hat and red gloves, he fights to stay awake and keep Dad company, but the only word his tired brain seems to remember is a pitifully quiet, “yeah.”

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    Watch what happens when his daddy tells him that it’s okay to fall asleep.

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    Good for you, kid. I’ll think of you tonight while I’m tossing and turning.

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  • Americans Are Divided About Breastfeeding In Public — Meanwhile, In Iceland…

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    Breastfeeding in public is a hot-button issue in the U.S. Just last week, a mother of six had her Facebook account deleted for posting a photo of babies tandem nursing.

    On one side of the breastfeeding debate are those who feel it’s “gross” or “immodest.” Despite being confronted with breasts and cleavage in the media, they’d prefer nursing mothers to feed their babies under blankets or in unsanitary bathroom stalls.

    On the other side are moms and allies who say there’s nothing more natural than nursing a hungry baby. You don’t want to eat your dinner cramped under a blanket or in a dirty stall. Why should they?

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    In Iceland, well…you could say that folks are a bit more open-minded. On Wednesday, October 12, Member of Parliament (MP) Unnur Bra Konradsdottir addressed the committee while nursing her six-week-old daughter.

    No, it wasn’t a protest or statement of any kind. She was simply nursing her baby when she was asked a question, and rather than upset her little one, she kept right on nursing as she answered. As you can see for yourself, not one person in the room seemed to care.

    It’s a huge difference from the way nursing mothers are treated in videos on our side of the pond. In June, a mother was nursing in Target when she was berated by a furious man.

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    While it’s great to see that a kind stranger and some Target employees quickly defended the woman, it’s scary to think about what might have happened if she and her baby were alone.

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    What side of the breastfeeding debate are you on? Let us know in the comments. Meanwhile, if you see a woman breastfeeding in public, just keep it movin’ and leave her alone.

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  • Woman Who Lied About Being Pregnant Stabbed Teen To Death And Stole Her Fetus

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    Brazilian police were shocked when Mirian Siqueira turned herself in to police after a failed manhunt. Siqueira, pictured below, faked her pregnancy for months, but what she did to maintain her story is so heartbreaking.

    After luring 15-year-old pregnant teen Valissia Fernandes de Jesus to her home by offering to show her baby clothes, Siqueira stabbed the girl and attempted to cut out her fetus. Both de Jesus and the fetus died.

    Siqueira’s husband found the dead teenager’s body in a barrel in their backyard and the fetus in their bathtub.

    She told her husband before fleeing that she had stabbed the girl and claimed the deceased fetus was her own. This led to the manhunt that failed to locate Siqueira, but it wasn’t long before she appeared at the police station of her own volition.

    After turning herself in, she confessed to the heinous crime.

    After Sequeira’s surrender, a riot of people seeking revenge broke out in the streets. Police had to fight them off, as seen in the video below.

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    This kind of tragedy is all too common. With a clear motive and confession, we can only hope that justice will be served.

  • Mothers Come Together To Donate An Essential For Slain Police Officer’s Baby

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    Recently, two Palm Springs police officers were killed in the line of duty. Compounding this tragedy, we learned that the rookie cop who passed away, Lesley Zerebny, was a young mother whose baby was just four months when the officer’s life was taken.

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    When a woman named Ashley (a mother herself) realized that Zerebny’s baby, Cora, would need breast milk, she led a social media effort to gather donations.

    The donations will be tested and screened before they’re given to Zerebny’s daughter, but there are more than enough units to facilitate the transition from breast milk to formula, which should be done gradually over a few weeks.

    Cora will sadly grow up without her mother, but it looks like she’ll have a whole community of support lifting her up. These thoughtful donations that could only come from moms show what happens when people come together in the spirit of giving.

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    If you’d like to donate to Lesley Zerebny’s memory and support her family in this difficult time, a memorial fund has been created on GoFundMe.

  • If You Don’t Do These Things In The Morning, You’re Setting Yourself Up For Failure

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    If you’re like me, your morning routine looks a little something like this:

    Within the first hour after waking up, I’ve usually hit the snooze button at least once, gotten my daily exercise by trudging down the stairs, opted out of eating breakfast, showered, gotten dressed, and before the hour’s up, I’m out the door and on my way to starting the day. Probably not the healthiest of morning routines, but in my defense, I’m usually still mentally asleep at this point.

    But according to the managing director of CV-Library, Lee Biggins, that first hour of the day can be the most crucial in achieving a productive and successful workflow. “When it comes to staying productive and setting yourself up for a successful day, it’s important to make sure that you’re energized and focused on what you want to accomplish,” Biggins confirmed. Here are some tips you can use to get the most out of your mornings.

    1. Get in some pre-work exercise.

    Get in some pre-work exercise.

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    While you may dread working out at any hour of the day, working out first thing before work can help clear the mind and reduce stress levels. This work out can include a morning jog, yoga, pilates, or weight training.

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    2. Eat a healthy breakfast.

    Eat a healthy breakfast.

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    They don’t call breakfast the most important meal of the day for nothing. By properly fueling your body, you can boost both your energy levels and allow your focus and workflow to reach their fullest potential. A high-vitamin, high-fiber diet should do the trick.

    3. Clear out your inbox.

    Clear out your inbox.

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    Clearing your email and voicemail inboxes first thing in the morning can allow you to prioritize the important tasks and save time later.

    4. Determine your goals for the day.

    Determine your goals for the day.

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    Once you’ve gone through your inbox, the time has come to set a list of goals for the day. It helps to accomplish your goals, if you have a clear mindset of what exactly you wish to accomplish during the day.

    5. Create a prioritized to-do list.

    Create a prioritized to-do list.

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    Once you’ve set your goals, the obvious next step is to prioritize these goals into tasks that need to be completed. I’ve always found that a to-do list helps me stay focused and also serves as a visual progress aid.

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    Aside from my love of to-do lists, I’ve been going about my mornings in all the wrong ways. I wish someone would have told me sooner I was this bad at adulting.

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