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Captain America and Star-Lord: Real Life Superheroes

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Chris Pratt, a Seattle Seahawks fan, had a bet going with Chris Evans, a fan of the New England Patriots, over which team would win the Super Bowl. The loser would visit a children’s hospital in the winning team’s city. Pratt held up his end by visiting Christopher’s Haven in Boston dressed in his Star-Lord costume from “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Then the stars decided to head to another hospital, this time in Washington State. Evans, dressed as Captain America,…

The (Haunted) House Of His Dreams

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Twenty-six year-old Jacob Bailey made it his mission to build a haunted house in the parking lot of Southern Hills Hospital. He and a group of volunteers from Molasky Junior High School worked to get the haunted house up and running in time for Halloween—all with the goal of giving visitors a Good scare, and raising money to go towards further Good. All in all, it took eight months and a lot of work to build the haunted house of…

Interview With Author Donna Jo Napoli

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Donna Jo Napoli is a prominent linguist and author of children’s fiction. Donna Jo, who received her B.A. (in Mathematics) and PhD (in Romance Languages) from Harvard University, has taught linguistics at Georgetown University and is currently a professor of linguistics at Swarthmore College. Donna Jo is known for her extensive work on behalf of the deaf community and was named the 2014 recipient of the Linguistics, Language, and the Public Award by the Linguistic Society of America. Anonymous Good…

READ ALL ABOUT IT – HOW ONE DRIVER MADE THE BACK OF THE BUS THE BEST PLACE TO BE

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A school bus driver in Jamestown, North Carolina, wanted to do a good deed for one small boy who was afraid to ride the bus with the big kids.  She approached one of the older kids and asked if she would sit with the boy and read to him on the bus ride.  Soon, the boy’s tears dried up and he was enjoying the ride. Her students call her Ms. Tish, and her reading plan worked so well she decided…