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Judge Robert Francis sees a lot of drug offenders in his courtroom.

Enough to know that if he sends them to prison...


"Nothing's gonna change."

How does he know that? One word:

Yep, you read that right.

Judge Francis loves donuts.

Loves 'em loves 'em loves 'em.

He loves them so much that he knows that if you sent him to prison for a year and told him he couldn't have donuts, the first thing he'd do when he got out would be to run down to the nearest donut shop and go hog wild.

It wouldn't change his behavior. It would just make him crave donuts even harder.

Seriously. He actually says he'd eat a dozen donuts every morning.

And if you think about how addictive we know cocaine, meth, and heroin are, you can imagine how much harder it is for many drug offenders to control their cravings when they get released.

According to Judge Francis, putting people in jail doesn't solve the problem. It only delays it. It might even make it worse. That's why it makes so much more sense to prescribe treatment.

It's an interesting theory. And it really seems to make sense. What do you think?

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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It's Fat Bear Week and we pick the winner.

Everyone knows that fat animals are infinitely more visually appealing, much to veterinarians' collective dismay. They may not be at their pinnacle of health, yet we love them anyway, especially when they're babies. Bears, however, are supposed to get chunky so they get a pass. Before the winter when they hibernate, they're all about feeding their faces and storing fat for the winter. Wildlife archivists Explore has put all these fat bears in one place so we can vote on who gets to be supreme Fat Bear. Fat Bear Week is an annual event that anyone with internet access can participate in.

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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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