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At First I Was All, 'Really, David Blaine?' But By The Time He Started Crying, I Was A Fan.

Magician David Blaine believes anything is possible. And no matter what you think of his history of "crazy" stunts, believing that anything is possible isn’t a bad way to live your life. Here, David tells the fascinating and entertaining story about the training for his 2008 breath-holding stunt, which ended up being “the most amazing journey of [his] life.” Here are some highlights you shouldn’t miss: At 8:24, see before and after shots of David’s 50-pounds-in-3-months weight loss, which was required for this feat. Dang. At 10:59, he calls on everyone’s favorite hero for her help. At 12:23, you hear about his first big success at breath-holding … and learn who was decidedly unimpressed with this accomplishment. Then, around 17:26, he shares the surprising urge he had 14 minutes into his 17-minute breath hold. Finally, at 19:38, David gets seriously choked up and gives us all a sense of how emotional it can be to live your dreams.

At First I Was All, 'Really, David Blaine?' But By The Time He Started Crying, I Was A Fan.
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"Baking cakes gave me the confidence to believe in my own brand and now I put my heart into giving my customers something they'll enjoy eating," Klohr said.

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La Cocina VA's, which translates to "the kitchen" in Spanish, offers its Bilingual Culinary Training program to prepare low-and moderate-income individuals from diverse backgrounds to launch careers in the food industry.

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A young boy tried to grab the Pope's skull cap

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The boy, later identified as Paolo, Jr., greeted the pope by shaking his hand and when it was clear that he had no intention of leaving, the pontiff asked Monsignor Leonardo Sapienza, the head of protocol, to let the boy borrow his chair.

The boy's activity on the stage was clearly a breach of Vatican protocol but Pope Francis didn't seem to be bothered one bit. He looked at the child with a sense of joy and wasn't even disturbed when he repeatedly motioned that he wanted to remove his skull cap.

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