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This husband spent $800 saved for vacation without asking his wife. Her reaction is great.

When you're working a full time job, attempting to wade through the news cycle, and keeping up a long-term romantic relationship, an annual vacation can be the difference between complete burnout and survival.

In the scheme of everyday life, it's no small thing to forgo that privilege for the greater good, and yet, that is precisely what a teacher on Imgur did when he saw a student in need.

Basically, this teacher noticed over time that one of his students consistently wore the same outfit. At first, he assumed it could've been a matter of style or preference, but as the winter months approached it seemed potentially dangerous.


Since he was concerned about his student's safety in the cold — wearing just a hoodie and sneakers, the teacher asked his student to stay after class for a chat.

He soon found out his student lives with his grandpa and juggles a job at Chick-Fil-A with classes, barely making ends meet. Because of the tight financial situation at home, the student hasn't been able to afford any proper winter clothing.

Without skipping a beat, the teacher offered his student $800 to help with clothing and food needs.

However, that cash came straight from the vacation fund for him and his wife, so he had to find a way to break the news to his wife.

Luckily, his wife was immediately on board with the decision once she heard his reasons for cutting into their vacation fund.

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In fact, his wife was so empathetic to the situation she suggested they invite the student and his grandpa over for Christmas as well.

This wholesome exchanged briefly warmed the icy cockles of the internet's heart.

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You know what they say, the couple that SHARES together CARES together -- I'm so sorry I typed that out.

This article originally appeared on our partner site, someecards, and was written by Bronwyn Isacc.

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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