‘Today‘ co-host Savannah Guthrie has her own Breaking News headline: she’s married and pregnant! It was a big weekend for Savannah and Mike Feldman. The couple tied the knot in Arizona, and Savannah’s ‘Today’ Show family was on hand to celebrate with her.
You MUST watch ‘Gift.’ It’s a short film (only a little over seven minutes long) that packs a powerful punch. ‘Gift‘ is about a boy who grew up not respecting his father because he wasn’t rich and powerful. It was only after his father died that he realized just how good of a man his father was.
I say you must watch it, but I’ll also warn you: have some kleenex handy. You might need a tissue or two. This boy (now a man) learns a powerful lesson. It’s a great reminder for all of us.
I know the title of the video, ‘A Fat Girl Dancing,’ sounds derogatory, but there’s a reason for it! Whitney Thore grew up a regular weight. However, after being diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome, she gained 200 pounds. Whitney reportedly found it surprising how differently she was treated as an overweight woman compared to when she had been of average weight. One thing she did to combat that was make this video, ‘A Fat Girl Dancing,’ as part of her No Body Shame Campaign.
Whitney is combating fat shaming by showing off her body and her dance moves. Why do we have to make someone’s weight so personal? I mean, yes, it’s a health issue, but a person’s weight is not a statement about a person’s character! Check out this video, and be ready to bust a move yourself. Go Whitney!
I LOVE the idea bhind the #BanBossy campaign! It’s meant to encourage girls to pursue leadership, rather than putting them down by calling them “bossy.” Beyonce and Jennifer Garner are two of the celebs in this video. ‘Glee’ star Jane Lynch is in it as well, pointing out that calling a girl bossy is like a “squasher.” She is SO right.
Many powerful women are in this video, including Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, the founder of Leanin.org and the book ‘Lean In.’ Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice is in it, too, among others. But I love Beyonce’s final line the best: “I’m not bossy: I’m the boss.” Check it out, and if you have or know a young girl, make sure she takes a look!
This video is TOO CUTE. Three-year-old Emily James learned that some kids get sick and lose their hair. She said she didn’t want any kid to be said, so why not just cut some of her hair off and give it to them? Emily went to visit “Uncle Mathew,” who’s a L’Oreal ID artist, celebrity hairstylist, and co-owner at Brennen Demelo Studios.
First Mathew cut her doll’s hair. Then he cut Emily’s hair, leaving her with an adorable bob. We could all learn something from Emily’s generosity. Check out the video below.
Awww… this is one of the sweetest stories I’ve seen. Sports Illustrated names SportsKids of the year to honor athletic kids. For SportsKids 2012, they named brothers Conner and Cayden Long as SportsKids of the year. The Long brothers race together in triathlons. What makes them so remarkable is that Cayden has cerebral palsy, so Conner pulls him with his bike. It’s a way for them to bond.
Isn’t that amazing? When Conner spoke at the ceremony, he had a lot of elite athletes tearing up. LeBron James said he “almost” cried while watching their stories, but something tells me he maybe teared up a bit. I can understand why. Take a look at this touching video.
Steve Harvey normally makes us laugh, but he’ll make you tear up a little (okay, probably more than a little) here. The ‘Think Like a Man‘ author paid tribute to his mother, who passed away 15 years ago. Steve admits some painful things, like saying he “hasn’t always been where he should have been in his life,” but he hopes she’s proud of him, wherever she is, now.
Some people may find it a little awkward to watch men cry. I don’t think this video is awkward at all, however. He talked about his mother instilling in him a “love of God and respect for people.” This may make you tear up, but you’ll smile, too. Take a look.