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They Came Out To Their Dad To 'Keep Things Normal.' His Response Is Extraordinary.

Twin brothers Aaron and Austin were visibly nervous when they decided to come out to their dad. Thankfully, he just wants to see them happy.

Meet "The Rhodes Bros."

They run a weekly YouTube channel where they share video blogs about their lives as teenagers and aspiring models and funny lists about everything from being from the Midwest to pros and cons of being a twin.


But their most recent video is very different and a lot more personal. In it they share that they're both gay and have decided to tell their dad together, on camera. What follows is an incredibly emotional, honest, and touching conversation about a parent's love and embracing who you are.


The whole video is really touching. But what stuck out to me most of all is that the Rhodes brothers turned their coming out story into a chance to encourage others to love who they are no matter what, which is really beautiful.

Coming out is a different experience for everyone, and sadly not every parent is as accepting. But hopefully this video can inspire others to find the courage to talk to their parents. I also hope this video reminds people everywhere that you are who you are, no matter who you love.

Check out the full video below, along with Aaron and Austin's inspirational message at 7:25.

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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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RumorGuard by The News Literacy Project.

The 2016 election was a watershed moment when misinformation online became a serious problem and had enormous consequences. Even though social media sites have tried to slow the spread of misleading information, it doesn’t show any signs of letting up.

A NewsGuard report from 2020 found that engagement with unreliable sites between 2019 and 2020 doubled over that time period. But we don’t need studies to show that misinformation is a huge problem. The fact that COVID-19 misinformation was such a hindrance to stopping the virus and one-third of American voters believe that the 2020 election was stolen is proof enough.

What’s worse is that according to Pew Research, only 26% of American adults are able to distinguish between fact and opinion.

To help teach Americans how to discern real news from fake news, The News Literacy Project has created a new website called RumorGuard that debunks questionable news stories and teaches people how to become more news literate.

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A mom describes her tween son's brain. It's a must-read for all parents.

"Sometimes I just feel really angry and I don’t know why."

This story originally appeared on 1.05.19


It started with a simple, sincere question from a mother of an 11-year-old boy.

An anonymous mother posted a question to Quora, a website where people can ask questions and other people can answer them. This mother wrote:

How do I tell my wonderful 11 year old son, (in a way that won't tear him down), that the way he has started talking to me (disrespectfully) makes me not want to be around him (I've already told him the bad attitude is unacceptable)?

It's a familiar scenario for those of us who have raised kids into the teen years. Our sweet, snuggly little kids turn into moody middle schoolers seemingly overnight, and sometimes we're left reeling trying to figure out how to handle their sensitive-yet-insensitive selves.


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