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6 superhero life lessons you don't need a cape to love

Not everyone's built for crime-fighting and the pursuit of justice, but that doesn't mean we can't learn a thing or two.

Look, it's a bird! It's a plane! It's a ... life coach?

Never in my life did I think I'd be taking advice from anyone in a latex body suit, but it turns out these heroes have it all figured out.



It's comforting to remember everyone needs a little encouragement sometimes, even the people we look up to.

This entire series hit me right in the feels. Here's a run down of my inner monologue as I scrolled through these: "True. ... You're tellin' me. ... Preach! ... OK, did someone write these specifically for me?"

Thing is, I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who's ever felt alone, underappreciated or frustrated with the world. Everyone's had moments where they needed extra encouragement to keep kicking butt (figuratively and literally). That's kind of the beauty of these super life lessons. You don't need a cape to enjoy them.

So next time you're vegging out and watching Spider-Man for the billionth time, don't feel guilty for wasting time; you're giving yourself a pep talk.

A breastfeeding mother's experience at Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo is touching people's hearts—but not without a fair amount of controversy.

Gemma Copeland shared her story on Facebook, which was then picked up by the Facebook page Boobie Babies. Photos show the mom breastfeeding her baby next to the window of the zoo's orangutan habitat, with a female orangutan sitting close to the glass, gazing at them.

"Today I got feeding support from the most unlikely of places, the most surreal moment of my life that had me in tears," Copeland wrote.

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People have clearly missed their free treats.

The COVID-19 pandemic had us waving a sad farewell to many of life’s modern conveniences. And where it certainly hasn’t been the worst loss, not having free samples at grocery stores has undoubtedly been a buzzkill. Sure, one can shop around without the enticing scent of hot, fresh artisan pizza cut into tiny slices or testing out the latest fancy ice cream … but is it as joyful? Not so much.

Trader Joe’s, famous for its prepandemic sampling stations, has recently brought the tradition back to life, and customers are practically dancing through the aisles.


On the big comeback weekend, people flocked to social media to share images and videos of their free treats, including festive Halloween cookies (because who doesn’t love TJ’s holiday themed items?) along with hopeful messages for the future.
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She's enjoying the big benefits of some simple life hacks.

James Clear’s landmark book “Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones” has sold more than 9 million copies worldwide. The book is incredibly popular because it has a simple message that can help everyone. We can develop habits that increase our productivity and success by making small changes to our daily routines.

"It is so easy to overestimate the importance of one defining moment and underestimate the value of making small improvements on a daily basis,” James Clear writes. “It is only when looking back 2 or 5 or 10 years later that the value of good habits and the cost of bad ones becomes strikingly apparent.”

His work proves that we don’t need to move mountains to improve ourselves, just get 1% better every day.

Most of us are reluctant to change because breaking old habits and starting new ones can be hard. However, there are a lot of incredibly easy habits we can develop that can add up to monumental changes.

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