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Ashton Kutcher Gives Emotional Testimony At Hearing To End Human Trafficking [Watch]

mardi 7 novembre 2017

Everyone needs to hear this. By now, many have seen the well-established actor and philanthropist, Ashton Kutcher’s famous photograph of him holding a sign that says, “Real Men Don’t Buy Girls.” He’s now taken his mission to save victims of sex trafficking to the next level: recently,  Kutcher testified at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington, D.C. During the hearing, he spoke about the requirement to end modern slavery and human trafficking and gave an emotional testimony to support his message.


This Desperate Mother Spends All Night On The Internet While Her Baby lays In A Sink. What A Story.

mardi 31 octobre 2017

Stephanie Smith, 35, has a little son named Isaiah. When the little guy is born, she couldn’t be happier. When she sees something stranger on her newborn’s skin, the tiny baby’s life transforms into a nightmare.


Mom Sold Stillborn Son’s Crib at Garage Sale, Buyer Transforms It Into This Beautiful Memorial Instead

dimanche 10 septembre 2017

Grieving a miscarriage or a stillborn child is a terrible experience, and unfortunately, not an uncommon one. Around 500,000 American women miscarry every single year, and there are approximately 26,000 stillbirths per year as well (1). But out of tragedy and grief, one family received a great deal of kindness and compassion from an unexpected place. This is their heartwarming story.

Valerie Watts of Cokata Minnesota carried her son to full term, but she could sense something felt wrong. “All week I knew, he wasn’t moving as much. I was very nervous,” she said. At the last week of her pregnancy, Valerie’s doctors told her that her unborn baby had passed away.

As she grieved the loss of her child, Valerie chose to leave all of the things she had bought for her son intact, keeping his nursery in her home. One year later, she finally felt she was ready to move on and pass on all of her baby items, including a crib, to someone else who could use them.

Meanwhile, coming from a few miles outside of town, Gerald Kumpula and his wife visited Valerie’s garage sale and drew interest in the crib. Gerald restores antique furniture in his spare time, and thought he could make good use of the crib. But he admitted he noticed Valerie’s hesitation in parting with it: “She was kind of hesitant, I knew that maybe she didn’t want to sell it, yet she did.”

It wasn’t until he had already loaded the crib into his truck when he realized the true significance of the special item. Gerald’s wife casually asked Valerie how old her baby was, noticing all of the infant’s items – that’s when Valerie shared her story of loss with them. It made a massive impression on the Kumpula’s, who didn’t want to take away something so special. So, Gerald came up with a brilliant and touching idea.

One week later, Valerie was surprised with a gift: Gerald had converted her son’s crib into a bench, which could honor her lost child in a new way. “I started crying instantly”, Valerie recounted.

Dealing With Stillborn Babies and Miscarriages

Miscarriages and stillbirths are both types of pregnancy loss, differing only in the time of the loss; the term miscarriage is used before 20 weeks’ gestation, and the term stillbirth is used after 20 weeks. When a baby dies in the womb, their mothers still have to give birth. Usually doctors will allow their patients time to process their grief and then plan to induce labor (when necessary and possible).

Stillbirths can also happen during labor; although they are less common, they can be caused by an infection or a problem with the placenta or umbilical cord. Other causes of stillbirths include abnormal growth of the fetus, pre-eclampsia, or complications with the mother’s health such as diabetes. A post-mortem can be performed to help identify the potential causes of the stillbirth.

Every mom deals with grief and her own way, and it’s important to keep an open mind about how to be supportive for a friend or family member who’s dealing with loss. If you have experienced a miscarriage or stillbirth, you can find supportive groups like the charity Baby Steps to help you through the difficult times (2). Many women find the physical experiences of loss especially challenging – vaginal bleeding and lactation can be unbearable reminders of a lost child, and it can be very encouraging to talk with other women who have experienced the same things.

If you or your loved one start to show signs of depression, don’t hesitate to speak to your doctor to find ways to cope and heal through the process of grief.

Ultimately, it’s important to be open about the experience of miscarriage and stillborn babies in order to provide more support for new moms going through the same thing. We’re grateful for kindhearted people like Gerald who go the extra mile to reach out to the parents of lost children.




This is the most incredible story – you’ll read today. You should know that this is a good lesson for all of us. It doesn’t matter if you are old or young. Just read the article bellow and you’ll see what I mean.
Here’s how the story goes – a young woman went to her grandmother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She told her grandma that her husband had cheated on her and she was shocked. The young woman didn’t know how she was going to make it. She wanted to give up on life. She told her grandma that she was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as soon as one problem was solved, a new one arose.
Her grandma heard her story and she took her to the kitchen. Her grandma filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. They’ve waited until the water started to boil. In the first pot, her grandma placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil and didn’t said anything – not even a word.
After 20 minutes she turned off the stove. She took the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. And finally, she poured the coffee in a bowl.
Then, she asked her granddaughter:“Tell me what you see.” The young woman said: “Carrots, eggs, and coffee.” Then, her grandmother brought her closer and asked her to touch the carrots. The young woman did and said that they were soft. The grandmother then asked the granddaughter to take an egg and break it. So, she broke the egg shell and saw the hardboiled egg. And finally, her grandma asked the granddaughter to sip the coffee. The granddaughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma.
Then, the young woman asked her grandmother: ‘What does it mean, grandmother? What’s the point of this?” So, the old and wise woman explained that each of these objects had faced the same problem (boiling water) and all of them reacted differently. The carrot was strong, hard, and unrelenting. But, after 20 minutes in the boiling water, it softened and became weak. The egg had become fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior, but after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened. The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water.
So, the old woman asked her granddaughter: “Which are you? When a problem knocks at your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?” You should think of this – which am I? Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity? Do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength? Or, am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff? Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and hardened heart?Or am I like the coffee bean? You’ve seen that the coffee bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you. When the hour is the darkest and trials are their greatest, do you elevate yourself to another level?
And now, I’m asking your – How do you handle adversity? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?
I wish that all of you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough challenges to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep your human and enough hope to make you happy. Many happy people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way. The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past; you can’t go forward in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.
Think about it – when you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life so at the end, you’re the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying. We really hope you enjoyed this article and don’t forget to share this article with your friends and family. Thank You.



dimanche 3 septembre 2017

An 80 year old man was sitting on the sofa in his house along with his 45 years old highly educated son. Suddenly a crow perched on their window.

The Father asked his Son, “What is this?” The Son replied “It is a crow”. After a few minutes, the Father asked his Son the 2nd time, “What is this?” The Son said “Father, I have just now told you “It’s a crow”. After a little while, the old Father again asked his Son the 3rd time, What is this?”
At this time some expression of irritation was felt in the Son’s tone when he said to his Father with a rebuff. “It’s a crow, a crow”.A little after, the Father again asked his Son the 4th time, “What is this?”
This time the Son shouted at his Father, “Why do you keep asking me the same question again and again, although I have told you so many times ‘IT IS A CROW’. Are you not able to understand this?”
A little later the Father went to his room and came back with an old tattered diary, which he had maintained since his Son was born. On opening a page, he asked his Son to read that page. When the son read it, the following words were written in the diary :-
“Today my little son aged three was sitting with me on the sofa, when a crow was sitting on the window. My Son asked me 23 times what it was, and I replied to him all 23 times that it was a Crow. I hugged him lovingly each time he asked me the same question again and again for 23 times. I did not at all feel irritated I rather felt affection for my innocent child”.
While the little child asked him 23 times “What is this”, the Father had felt no irritation in replying to the same question all 23 times and when today the Father asked his Son the same question just 4 times, the Son felt irritated and annoyed.
If your parents attain old age, do not repulse them or look at them as a burden, but speak to them a gracious word, be cool, obedient, humble and kind to them. Be considerate to your parents.From today say this aloud, “I want to see my parents happy forever. They have cared for me ever since I was a little child. They have always showered their selfless love on me.
They crossed all mountains and valleys without seeing the storm and heat to make me a person presentable in the society today”. Say a prayer to God, “I will serve my old parents in the BEST way. I will say all good and kind words to my dear parents, no matter how they behave.
Thanks for spending your time on reading this story……


vendredi 1 septembre 2017

No matter how much you love your spouse, arguing with them is pretty much inevitable — especially when you have kids. When you both work hard to do what’s best for your family, the stress and frustration may become too much to bear.

So when this wife felt unappreciated by her husband, she got tired of fighting with him. She tearfully left him alone with the children without any sign that she’d come back. Just two days later, though, her husband decided to write her a letter about his feelings, and you need to see what it says.

“My darling,
Two nights ago, we had a huge argument. I was exhausted when I got home from work. It was 8:00 p.m and all I wanted to do was to lie down and watch the game. You weren’t in a good mood, and you were clearly tired after having a long day. You were trying to put the baby to sleep as the other kids were fighting, and all I did was turn the volume up.
“Would it kill you to play a more active role in your children’s upbringing?” you asked, turning the television volume back down. “You can help out more around the house, too.”

“Hey,” I said defensively. “I work hard all day just so you could play in the doll’s house all day.” The argument just kept going like that. I said terrible things to you that I can never take back, and you screamed, saying that you were sick of it all. So you tearfully ran out of the house, leaving me to take care of the children on my own.
I was forced to feed the kids and put them to bed all by myself. When you didn’t come back the next day, I was forced to ask my boss if I could take a day off so I could take care of the children.
I experienced the crying and the tantrums. I experienced having to run around so much all day that I didn’t even have a chance to shower.
I experienced being forced to heat the milk, getting the kids dressed, and cleaning the kitchen all at once. I experienced being cooped up all day without speaking to an adult. I experienced the inability to sit calmly at the table to have a relaxed meal whenever I wanted, because I had to run after the kids.
I experienced feeling so physically and emotionally drained that I just wanted to sleep for 20 hours straight, but had to get up a few hours after falling asleep because the baby was crying. I lived two days and two nights the way that you do, and I think I get it now.
I get your exhaustion. I get that being a mother is all about sacrifice. I get that it is more tiring than being among corporate bigwigs for 10 hours and making economic decisions.
I get how frustrated you must be to have to sacrifice your job and financial freedom so that you can provide for your children.
I get how uncertain you are about the fact that your economic security now depends on your partner and not just you. I get how hard it is to not be able to hang out with your friends, exercise, or get a good night’s sleep.
I get how challenging it is, being locked up and being forced to to watch the children while imagining what you must be missing in the outside world. I also get that you become upset when my mother criticizes how you choose to raise our children, because nobody in the world knows what is best for children like their own mother.
I get that being a mother means carrying society’s greatest burdens. Being the person that nobody appreciates, values, or remembers. I write you this letter not just to tell you that you are missed, but additionally because I don’t want to go another day without telling you: “You are strong, doing an excellent job, and I admire you.”
I did not expect that ending. It looks like he learned his lesson the hard way!
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How One Woman Went from Weighing 657 Pounds and Not Being Able to Walk, to Look Like This

mardi 29 août 2017

Whether you have actually watched the show or not, you’ve probably at least heard of the TLC show My 600 Pound Life. This reality TV series follows the lives of people with extreme obesity: Their backstory and how they got to where they are, their daily lives, and their struggles to do simple tasks such as bathing, cooking, and driving. What we often don’t see is what happens to the subjects after the cameras are off.

While not every person on the show is able to turn their lives around, for some it is a wake up call and a turning point to getting their lives back. This couldn’t be more true for Amber Rachdi, who was the subject of the kick-off show for season 3. Since filming the episode in 2014, the now 26-year old has lost over 400 pounds and gained a new sense of confidence and purpose.

Amber Rachdi’s Story

Amber’s episode was filmed in 2014 and aired in 2015. The then 23-year old’s weight had reached 657 pounds, and simple things like walking more than a few feet were nearly impossible. She couldn’t drive, as she could barely fit in a car, she couldn’t shower or bath herself and instead had to use a scrub brush to get clean. She was completely miserable.
Though she expressed in the show that she had doubts as to whether she would ever be able to change her health for the better, after her episode aired, she decided to take action. In the three years since filming, Amber has completely changed her life.

Amber’s Transformation

Due to her contract with TLC, Amber can’t actually disclose how much she weighs at this time. However, in a conversation with a fan on her Facebook page, she mentioned how excited she was when she reached 250 pounds, and has lost more since then. So how did she manage to lose over 400 pounds?

First, Amber worked hard to change some of her eating habits and daily physical activity in order to lose enough weight to qualify for gastric bypass surgery. After the surgery, she continued making positive changes to continue on her weight loss journey. She spoke candidly about her experience with gastric bypass in a Q&A on her page, but most importantly, she expressed how gastric bypass is an aid, not a solution, for major weight loss.
“I think it’s [gastric bypass surgery] a great tool for the temporary impact it has on the leptin cycle, stomach capacity, and insulin secretion processes of the body. I think mostly what it does is buy an overweight person time to learn new habits, get into therapy, and learn to make better choices on their own. Tons of folks need revision if they don’t focus their energy on learning new skills while the surgery is super restrictive.” Amber said while responding to fan’s questions on her page.
Amber has changed her approach to food, focusing on balanced, home-cooked meals and snacks, as well as sticking to a regular exercise routine. She has received much support from her fans, as well as from her family and friends. The biggest message she wants people to hear is that it is never too late to turn your life around and get healthy again. No matter how much weight you have to lose, you can do it, as long as you are dedicated, focused, and approach weight loss as a lifestyle change and not just a temporary diet.
We hope that her story will encourage others who are struggling with their own weight loss to take control of their health and prove that they, too, can change their lives, no matter how far gone they think they are.
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After 77 Years Of Marriage, Loving Couple Holds Hands As They Drift Off To Heaven Together

mercredi 23 août 2017

Recently, one couple showed everyone what the marriage vow, “Til death do us part” really means. In the heartbreaking photo shared by a granddaughter on Reddit, her 100-year-old grandfather and 96-year-old grandma hold hands as death tears them apart after 77-years of marriage.

The viral picture has touched the hearts of millions as they continue to spread the image across the internet sharing it with their families and friends on Facebook and Pinterest…
The image, which came from Reddit user RealLiveGirl from California wrote: “My Grandma, 96, with my Grandpa, 100, hours before her death this weekend. 77 years of marriage.”
In the picture, the elderly couple hold hands as they lie in hospital beds adjacent to each other.
After the picture went viral, the Reddit user added: “I know they are my grandparents. But this picture is seriously the saddest and cutest thing I’ve ever seen.”
Thousands of other social media users agreed. The picture was liked more than 5000 times and generated nearly 1500 comments to date.
“Sorry for your loss,” Reddit user CramPacked wrote in the comments. “But what a ‘great’ way to go. Holding hands with your spouse, in a warm bed, presumably with loved ones around. Sympathy to your Grandfather who lost his lifelong wife. God bless all around.”
Other people shared similar stories from their family in the thread.
“This hit deep for me. My grandparents raised me and continue to allow me to live with them,” user hammer shared. They’re both 74, 5 hours apart in birth, and have been together since 16. My grandfather’s mortality has been really hitting him mentally lately. Me leaving for college next weekend is going to feel conflicting for the first little while I think. I would be on the street without them. Sending love and care to you, your grandfather, and your family OP this is a memorable photo.”
In response to that comment, losmescaleros wrote: “I don’t know how to say this, but I feel like I have to. I was in a similar situation to yours. While I didn’t understand it until after, I lost my grandpa two years ago, and in so doing, I lost my greatest supporter and best friend. I just want to say, God bless you, your grandpa, and your grandma. May you all understand what you mean to one another and live happily and healthily.”
Everyone who came upon the picture had something kind and wise to say:
“This image is what it truly means to grow old together.”
Surprisingly, the granddaughter has written back that she has received a lot of hate mail for sharing the image. It’s unclear why someone would have something bad to say about the image but she wrote later: “Thank you. This note made much of the ‘hate’ I’ve received worth it.”


jeudi 23 mars 2017
These days, divorce is no longer uncommon, but this man’s divorce is anything but normal. What began as a strange request ended in a surprise. If you read to the end of this story, you’ll be sure to learn something about the thing we call love. But warning: Grab your tissues!
One day I came home, handed my wife her dinner, took her hand and said, “I want a divorce.” She didn’t seem the least bit upset, but calmly asked why. My answer was evasive, and that made her angry. She let her dinner plate fall and screamed, “You’re not a real man!” We didn’t speak at all that night. She cried. I knew she was searching for a reason for our failed marriage, but I couldn’t give her it: She’d lost me to Jane. I didn’t love her anymore. I just felt sorry for her!
I guiltily showed her the divorce papers, leaving her the house, car, and a 30% stake in my company. She looked angry and tore the papers apart. The woman with whom I’d spent 10 years of my life, was a stranger. I was sorry that she’d invested so much time, strength, and resources in our marriage, but I couldn’t take back what I’d said or felt. Finally, she broke down in tears, the reaction I had expected from the beginning – suddenly the divorce felt more real.
When I came home late from work the next day, she was sitting at the table writing. I didn’t have anything to eat, just went straight to bed and fell asleep.
The next morning she told me her terms for our divorce: She didn’t demand anything from me, but asked that I spend the next month living side-by-side with her like normal. Her reason: Our son had important exams coming up in one month and she didn’t want to burden him with the divorce before that.
She also asked that I think back to our wedding day and how I carried her over the threshold to our house and into our bedroom. From now on, every morning for one month, I was to carry her out of our bedroom. I thought she was crazy, but to make our last days together more bearable, I agreed.
On day 1, we were both a bit clumsy when I carried her out, but our son clapped and sang, “Dad’s carrying Mom in his arms!” His words released a wave of pain within me. I carried her out of the bedroom, through the living room, and then to the front door. She closed her eyes and said in a soft voice, “Don’t tell our son a thing about the divorce.” I nodded and set her down outside in front of the door.
On day 2, we had already improved. She nestled herself into my chest and I could smell the scent from her shirt. I became aware that it had been a long time since I had consciously looked at my wife. Her face had fine wrinkles and her hair was slowly turning grey. Our marriage had left its marks on her. For a moment I asked myself what I’d done to her.
When I lifted her into my arms on day 3, I felt a flash of intimacy return: This was the woman that had gifted me 10 years of her life. On day 4 and 5 I could feel that intimacy even stronger. As the month went on, it got easier and easier to carry her, and I suddenly realized she was getting thinner.
One morning it hit me that she must be carrying so much pain and bitterness towards me. Without thinking, I brushed my hand over her head. In that moment, our son came in and said, “Dad, it’s time to carry Mom out!” It had become a morning ritual for him that his dad would carry his mom out of the house. My wife grabbed him and held him to her chest. I turned away, because I was afraid it would change things. I lifted her into my arms and her hands instinctively wrapped around my neck. I held her tight – just like on our wedding day.
On the final day, as I held her in my arms, I couldn’t take it. I knew what I had to do. I drove to Jane’s apartment, climbed the stairs and said, “I’m sorry Jane, but I don’t want to leave my wife.”
Suddenly it was clear: I carried my wife over that threshold on our wedding day and promised to hold her “til death do us part.” On my way home, I bought my wife flowers and when the florist asked what she should write on the card, I smiled and said, “I will carry you every morning, until death do us part.”
With the flowers in my hand and a huge smile on my face, I returned home. But my wife had passed away in her sleep when I was away. I later found out that she had been suffering from cancer for the last months, but I was so preoccupied with Jane that I hadn’t noticed. She must’ve known that she was going to die soon and wanted to make sure that the relationship between me and my son wasn’t impacted by our divorce. In his eyes, I was the most romantic husband he could imagine. And so I carried her one last time over the door frame…
Sometimes we only realize what we have when it’s too late. Maybe this story will remind someone to think back to the day you fell in love with someone before breaking things off. It’s an important message, and one that should be shared with your friends.

The Boy Died an Hour after Bathing. All Parents Should See This

Cassandra Jackson was out enjoying a normal afternoon with her son. Johnny is a 10-year-old boy from South Carolina, who loved splashing around in the neighborhood swimming pool. It seemed like typical summer fun, but Cassandra had no idea that this day would change her life forever.
After hours of playing and bathing, it was time to go home. Johnny began to feel ill and told his Mom that he felt sleepy. She didn’t react, assuming that he was tired from the hours he’d spent playing in the sun. The boy went to his room to rest. An hour later, Cassandra went to check in on him. She discovered his mouth covered in foam – and that he was not breathing, NBC reports.
Cassandra rushed to a hospital, but it was too late. Johnny didn’t make it. When doctors examined him they determined asphyxiation by drowning as cause of death. Cassandra was shocked and didn’t understand how this could have happened.
This unusual phenomenon is called late or dry drowning, and can occur up to 72 hours after taking a bath or swallowing water. It can happen to both children and adults, although children are more exposed to the risk.
Dry drowning damages the lining of the lungs and hinders the lungs’ essential function: to get oxygen into the blood and carbon dioxide out of the blood. The terrifying part is that the effect can be delayed and end up with choking.
“I never knew that a child could walk around and talk with their lungs filled with water,” Cassandra Johnson told
“He was a very loving boy. Full of life. He was my little man.”
If you recognize these symptoms and immediately see a doctor, lives can be saved. Doctors first and foremost recommend to keep an eye on three symptoms that can indicate that the brain is not getting enough oxygen.
The symptoms are:
  • Difficulty breathing.
  • Extreme tiredness.
  • Changes in behavior. For example is the child is abnormally cranky or combative.
This tragic event broke my heart. No parent should have to experience such a tragic thing. That’s why it is so important that every parent read this. Especially now during summer.
Please SHARE this story with as many people as you know. Also, please do not hesitate to place this story on all of your social media pages. We need to raise awareness so no parent ever has to experience the same tragedy that Cassandra went through.
Watch this news clip about the tragic accident:

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