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5 things I'll miss most about Rick Santorum now that he's shifting into perpetual irrelevance.

With the sad news that Rick Santorum is dropping out of the presidential race, we thought it might be good to remember all the ways we love him. From keeping Mitt Romney on the right side of the crazy train to telling women what to do with their lady bits, this guy was an amazingly out-of-touch, Bronze Age thinker with a delightful smile, a stunning sweater vest collection, and a brain full of horrible ideas we could always make fun of. Farewell Rick, you will be missed.

1. The dude could pull off sweater vests like it was his job.





2. Whether it was slut-shaming virgins or opposing the use of birth control in the year 2012, he always used that special Santorum Style™ to inflame ladies' hearts!




3. Bronze Age thinking in a handsome handsome package. And man, was he fascinated with porn.




4. He was way old-school Catholic, like Mel Gibson Catholic, like Spanish Inquisition Catholic, like anybody-who's-not-a-Catholic-is-not-even-a-Christian Catholic.




5. He was always an eternal optimist!







You should probably share this and tell everyone what your favorite thing about him was. Just sayin'.

10/10. The Mayyas dance.

We can almost always expect to see amazing acts and rare skills on “America’s Got Talent.” But sometimes, we get even more than that.

The Mayyas, a Lebanese women’s dance troupe whose name means “proud walk of a lioness,” delivered a performance so mesmerizing that judge Simon Cowell called it the “best dance act” the show has ever seen, winning them an almost instant golden buzzer.

Perhaps this victory comes as no surprise, considering that the Mayyas had previously won “Arab’s Got Talent” in 2019 and competed on “Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions.” But truly, it’s what motivates them to take to the stage that’s remarkable.

“Lebanon is a very beautiful country, but we live a daily struggle," one of the dancers said to the judges just moments before their audition. Another explained, “being a dancer as a female Arab is not fully supported yet.”

Nadim Cherfan, the team’s choreographer, added that “Lebanon is not considered a place where you can build a career out of dancing, so it’s really hard, and harder for women.”

Still, Cherfan shared that it was a previous “AGT” star who inspired the Mayyas to defy the odds and audition anyway. Nightbirde, a breakout singer who also earned a golden buzzer before tragically passing away in February 2021 due to cancer, had told the audience, “You can't wait until life isn't hard anymore before you decide to be happy.” The dance team took the advice to heart.

For the Mayyas, coming onto the “AGT” stage became more than an audition opportunity. Getting emotional, one of the dancers declared that it was “our only chance to prove to the world what Arab women can do, the art we can create, the fights we fight.”

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5 easy ways to practice self care

Because taking care of yourself should never feel like a chore

Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life we forget the important things: like taking care of ourselves. While binge watching your favorite show and ordering take out can be just the treat-yourself-thing you need, your body might not always feel the same. So we’re bringing you 5 easy ways to practice self-care that both you and your body will thank us for.

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Saving the life of one small animal among the billions upon billions of living things on Earth may not seem significant in the big picture, but when that one small animal's life is in your hands, it means the world.

Yassin Elmahgoub is a medical student from Egypt who recently shared the journey of a tiny baby parrot he rescued. The parrot, who he named Mumble, was born with birth defects and wasn't able to stand or walk. With the help of a parrot behavior consultant, Elmahgoub hand-fed Mumble, nursed him to good health and helped him develop mobility.

In a TikTok video that's been viewed more than 8 million times, Elmahgoub shared Mumble's journey from his earliest days until he was finally able to walk on his own.

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