Chimpanzees Released After 30 Years Of Testing. Brace Yourself For Smiles.

This video is more enjoyable if you focus on how happy they are now, and not what they must have gone through. 

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Here’s Why Dreaming About Your Future Is One Of The Worst Mistakes You Could Ever Make

Graduation speeches are meant to rev up new, hungry diploma carriers eager to make an impact on the big, bright world, right? Dartmouth alum Shonda Rhimes (Creator of “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy”) has choice words for her fellow Ivy Leaguers that would make Olivia Pope proud.

I cued this up to the six-minute mark because that’s when it gets so good. At 6:46, there’s a special dedication for dreamers. Go to 8:52 if you want to avoid living in a basement at any point in your life. And at 13:35 find out why you are sooo lucky right now. Only got a few moments to soak up the goodness? 17:02 is a must see for parents or if the thought of having babies makes you feel all fuzzy (or a little dizzy) inside.

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1 Minute Of Philosophy With A Nice Scientist That Will Help You Sleep At Night

Ah, if only Richard Feynman could have lived forever and taught everywhere. Seriously, I love his perspective on the uncertainty of the universe. Give this a watch if you’ve ever lain awake in bed pondering the meaning of this roller coaster we call “existence.”

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A Little Girl Doesn't Respond To A Stereotype About Her Dog, But Her Look Says It All

Some people have old-fashioned ideas about the kinds of pets up for adoption at shelters. Don’t they realize that shelters are full of healthy, beautiful, loving pets? For every person who wants to fill that little void or enhance their already fabulous life, there’s a cat or dog waiting to do just that.

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I Usually Hate Watching Moms And Kids Cry Their Faces Off, But Today I'll Make An Exception

When I think about my friends in the military, I just hope they make it home safe to their families to live long, healthy lives. Every soldier should get a return like this, and should continue to thrive on U.S. soil and be successful in life. Cheers to all of these beautiful families.


Unfortunately, many soldiers do not get this kind of return. They come back to huge economic hardships and mental and physical health problems. It is a terrible way to welcome home our veterans, and sort of embarrassing for us as a country. However, there are organizations that help our returning troops get the support they need, and you can learn more about them by clicking here.

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This Is What Happens When You Allow Gay People To Get Married In Your Country

New Zealand decided that everyone deserves equality and legalized marriage equality. After an amazing final debate and vote, the the people in the galley and many of the members of Parliament decided the next logical thing to do would be to burst into song. So they sang the Maori love song “Pokarekare Ana.” And it’s wonderful. They start singing at 1:20. 

The woman who everyone keeps hugging is professional athlete and Member of Parliament Louisa Wall, the representative who sponsored the bill. She also happens to be gay, so this one had some special meaning for her. Bet she would love it if you shared this.

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3 Words I Wish I'd Heard When My Boyfriend Cheated On Me

Neil Gaiman, renaissance man and legendary novelist, once gave the best graduation speech I’ve ever heard. It was so good that they’re making a book of it. Here’s my favorite part, which happens to be the one I listen to whenever something awful happens (I wasn’t kidding with that headline, people).

Did I mention they’re making a book of it? We called in a couple of favors, pulled a few strings, and promised a few of our first-borns, and now we have an exclusive page from this gorgeous upcoming printing, designed by Chip Kidd:

Love it? Me too. Want it? ME TOO. Oh my God, we have so much in common! I’m thinking you should support your local independent bookstore by pre-ordering through them so you’ll have it to brighten your day when it comes out on May 14:


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Her Voice Is Unpredictable, But She's Not Embarrassed. Neither Is Her Audience.

Over 3 million Americans stutter, and most of us know at least one person who does. When talking to someone who stutters, interact the way you normally would. There’s no need to raise your voice or avoid eye contact. Be patient, listen, and don’t try to speak for the other person. The more relaxed you are, the more relaxed they will be. Keep calm and stutter on.

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Some Well-Known Musicians Reveal The Top Reasons Why They Make Music

I’ve always admired musicians, especially because I come from a family full of them. It’s cool to hear what makes them tick. And it’s really cool that this organization helps them actually profit from doing what they love to do.

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