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It warmed my heart to see a gay couple gets the loudest, longest applause on the Dodgers Stadium "kiss cam."

They're the fifth couple in — skip to around 0:25 if you're not super into strangers making out at sporting events.

The Dodgers haven't always been super friendly to LGBT couples.

Just 15 years ago, they removed a woman and her girlfriend from a game for kissing in the stands, according to one member of the couple.


"To tell the story of the Kiss Cam, let's start with a kiss that happened off camera. On Aug. 8, 2000, Danielle Goldey and Meredith Kott attended a game at Dodger Stadium. At one point, as couples are wont to do, they smooched. Before long, security guards arrived, removed the women from their seats, and escorted them out of the ballpark. 'It was shocking,' Goldey told me not long ago. 'I'm a diehard, true blue Dodger fan and this is happening. Are you kidding me?'" — Alan Siegel, Deadspin

Slowly but surely, they've come around.

In 2011, the team contributed a video to the "It Gets Better" campaign, which aims to give hope to LGBT youth. And in 2013, they hosted their first LGBT Night.

But the "kiss cam" is a holy sports ritual, right up there with overpriced beer and the wave. And only a few professional teams have featured an LGBT couple to date. It's a big deal.

So cheers to these mystery gentlemen!

I'm normally not super into PDA, but yours makes me feel feelings, so you get a pass. The Los Angeles Dodgers love your love. And so do I.

And hey, no offense to any of the other couples featured.

You guys are super great. Keep on kissing.

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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Small actions lead to big movements.

Acts of kindness—we know they’re important not only for others, but for ourselves. They can contribute to a more positive community and help us feel more connected, happier even. But in our incessantly busy and hectic lives, performing good deeds can feel like an unattainable goal. Or perhaps we equate generosity with monetary contribution, which can feel like an impossible task depending on a person’s financial situation.

Perhaps surprisingly, the main reason people don’t offer more acts of kindness is the fear of being misunderstood. That is, at least, according to The Kindness Test—an online questionnaire about being nice to others that more than 60,000 people from 144 countries completed. It does make sense—having your good intentions be viewed as an awkward source of discomfort is not exactly fun for either party.

However, the results of The Kindness Test also indicated those fears were perhaps unfounded. The most common words people used were "happy," "grateful," "loved," "relieved" and "pleased" to describe their feelings after receiving kindness. Less than 1% of people said they felt embarrassed, according to the BBC.


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This article originally appeared on 07.10.21


Dr. Daniel Mansfield and his team at the University of New South Wales in Australia have just made an incredible discovery. While studying a 3,700-year-old tablet from the ancient civilization of Babylon, they found evidence that the Babylonians were doing something astounding: trigonometry!

Most historians have credited the Greeks with creating the study of triangles' sides and angles, but this tablet presents indisputable evidence that the Babylonians were using the technique 1,500 years before the Greeks ever were.


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