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    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami Dolphins met with Robert Renick Educational Center students and Special Olympics athletes in Miami Gardens on Tuesday. The lucky kids got the opportunity to do some drills with players Jerome Baker and Zach Sieler. READ MORE: The Votes Are In For The CBS4 Nat Moore ???? And 'Winning Would Mean A Lot' To All The Finalists“It definitely means a lot. Just to play this game and see how much we impact people, it really means a lot. And we’re all just grateful to be out here and have fun,” said Baker. “And just to do that today is definitely special.” The student athletes also got a chance to meet Dolphins mascot “T.D.” “They were definitely looking forward to this. A lot of them dressed out in Dolphins gear all day today, so we know that they were well prepared for today,” said Natasha Hollerman with the Robert Renick Educational Center.” READ MORE: Art Basel Puts NFTs And Tech In FocusThe visit comes ahead of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which is this Friday. The...
    THE new CEO of Twitter, Parag Agrawal, is married to Vineeta Agrawal according to sources close to the couple. Agrawal was promoted to the CEO position on Monday after Twitter's previous CEO, Jack Dorsey, stepped down. 1Parag Agrawal is married to his longtime partner Vineeta Agrawal Who is Vineeta Agrawal? Little is known about Parag Agrawal’s wife Vineeta as information only began to surface after Agrawal became the CEO of Twitter. Vineeta and Parag live in San Francisco, California and together they have a son Ansh. Parag keeps his family life private and revealed very little prior to his promotion. Why did Parag Agrawal replace Jack Dorsey? Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey stepped down today, November 29, after Paul Singer, the founder and billionaire investor of Elliott Management suggested he back away from his role at Twitter. Dorsey insists passing the torch to Agrawal is the right move and will not stay on the board past the deadline of May 2022 so he can give Agrawal the space he needs. Most read in NewsPINE-ING FOR MELANIA Jill's Xmas tree...
    Mindy Kaling is giving the world a glimpse of a part of life that she usually keeps close to the vest. On Thanksgiving, the actress-producer, 42, shared to Instagram a rare photo of her daughter, Katherine Swati, 3, and son Spencer Avu, 1, as the eldest child pushed her baby brother in a stroller during a sunset beach outing. "What I’m grateful for this year," she captioned the tranquil snap. "Happy Thanksgiving, everyone." The "Mindy Project" star quietly welcomed her son on September 3, 2020, but didn’t reveal her new arrival until more than a month later during an appearance on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" in early October of last year. MINDY KALING CELEBRATES 'VERY SPECIAL' BIRTHDAY WITH RARE PHOTO OF DAUGHTER KATHERINE Mindy Kaling revealed she welcomed her son, Spencer, during an October 2020 appearance on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert." (Scott Kowalchyk/CBS) "I’m telling this for the first time. It feels so strange," she said at the time. "This is news to a lot of people. It’s true." Kaling gave birth to her daughter Katherine...
    More On: hilaria baldwin Hilaria Baldwin jokes she’s ‘proud’ of 6-year-old son for spelling F-word Alec and Hilaria Baldwin dine in NYC amid ‘Rust’ shooting lawsuit Hilaria Baldwin ‘checking in’ with fans amid Alec Baldwin ‘Rust’ incident Alec Baldwin househunting in Vermont Hilaria Baldwin took a moment on Thanksgiving to reflect on her “challenging year” and thank her followers for their support. “Sometimes I didn’t think I was gonna make it through,” the yoga instructor, 37, captioned a video on Instagram of her daughters being silly at a supermarket. “I want you to know how much you have helped me through some pretty dark struggles. Knowing you were there—such comfort.” Hilaria, who is married to Alec Baldwin and shares six kids with him, said her “family and close friends have been invaluable,” but she still wanted her express her gratitude for her fans. “I miss our chats and the safety net of our community,” she wrote. “I’m hoping, one day, we will get back there.” Hilaria said her struggles have taught her to say “I love you” more. She...
    Hilaria Baldwin reflected on a 'challenging year' and expressed gratitude toward her friends, family and followers on Thanksgiving. The 37-year-old yoga enthusiast shared a clip of daughters Carmen and MariLu playing at the market to Instagram on Thursday afternoon. Hilaria's endured a difficult year which included her husband Alec's involvement in last month's fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the New Mexico set of Rust, her heritage scandal, and adding two new members to their family. Staying strong: Hilaria Baldwin reflected on a 'challenging year' and expressed gratitude toward her friends, family and followers on Thanksgiving 'I didn't take a photo of my whole family today,' she admitted to her followers on social media. Here is Carmen and Marilu dancing in the supermarket.'  'I want to tell you all how grateful I am for you. This has been one of a challenging year. I know for many, many of us…but I will only speak from personal experience right now.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next Kanye West shares throwback image kissing estranged wife Kim... ...
    Princess Alexandra's granddaughter Flora Ogilvy has shared a glimpse into her wedding to beau Timothy Vesterberg online.  Art curator Flora, 25, originally tied the knot with the Swedish financier, 27, in September 2020 with the couple exchanging vows in a private ceremony at St James's Palace amidst strict Covid restrictions.  However the couple were joined by friends and family at St James in September as their marriage was blessed, with guests including Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex as well as Lord Frederick Windsor and his Peep Show actress wife Sophie Winkleman.  Posting two previously unseen snaps on Instagram last night, Flora shared a glimpse inside the church as she walked down the aisle alongside her cousin Marina Windsor, writing: 'So grateful.' Princess Alexandra's granddaughter Flora Ogilvy has shared a glimpse into her wedding to beau Timothy Vesterberg online In another black-and-white photo, the bride could be seen snuggling up with new husband Timothy. Flora wore a stunning white lace bridal Phillipa Lepley gown, a pearl detailed tiara, and held a small posy, later posing with her husband underneath an archway...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A Lancaster teacher who spent weeks teaching her elementary school class from her hospital room is thankful to be home celebrating Thanksgiving with her family. Janet Udomratsak was hospitalized last year for pregnancy complications during the height of the pandemic. She was on bedrest alone in her room for weeks unable to see her husband or her family. “It was the hardest thing ever. To not be able to get up. To not be able to do anything. Not being able to see family,” said Udomratsak. Udomratsak, an elementary school teacher, was determined to keep working converting her hospital suite into a virtual classroom. She had a laptop and white board inches away from a hospital monitor and rolling bed just out of frame for the students connected to a video class from their computers at home. She even timed lunch breaks with doctors making their rounds. To keep her students from worrying, she kept it at a secret for as long as she could – until one little girl noticed something funny. “I slipped my...
    On Thursday, Hollywood stars shared their Thanksgiving Day dinners, celebrations with family, and messages of gratitude for the past year. Nicole Kidman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Gwen Stefani, Heidi Klum, Miley Cyrus and many more celebs posted behind-the-scenes pics of their traditions on social media and penned the reasons why they feel thankful in 2021.  Kidman posted a photo of herself and her husband, Keith Urban, embracing on the beach. "Just feeling incredibly grateful," she captioned the image.  Zeta-Jones shared a video on Instagram of her Thanksgiving dinner with her husband, Michael Douglas, and their children, Dylan, 21, and Carys, 18. "Happy Thanksgiving to all. So much to be thankful for," she wrote.  HOW STARS HAVE CELEBRATED THANKSGIVING OVER THE YEARS Stefani and Blake Shelton spent their first Thanksgiving as husband and wife along with her sons Kingston, 15, Zuma, 13, and Apollo, 7, at the country star's ranch in Oklahoma. "Sooooo much to be thankful for @blakeshelton #iloveu #firstmarriedthanksgiving gx," Stefani wrote on social media. "#onelove #family #beliver."  Klum posted a photo looking cozy with her husband Tom Kaulitz with the caption "Thankful for you [heart emoji]...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- On this Thanksgiving Day, we asked people in San Francisco to share what they are thankful for. Most people said they are happy to enjoy the little things."I am thankful for the beautiful day we had," said Kate Osterland, who was in town visiting the city. "It was a good day for a run. I am training for a marathon. I am also thankful my husband, Nick, was with me."Traveling was a popular thing people mentioned when asked the question. A year ago, many people could not travel as COVID cases surged. This year is a little different.RELATED: Thanksgiving travelers set pandemic record with more than 2.3 million in the air, TSA says"I am really thankful because we are meeting people," said Natalia Boyer, who traveled to San Francisco from the south. "The people are more grateful because everything is opening back up so we have been to meet a lot of cool people."Some people also mentioned minor moments, like going to a park. At Marina Green, many were out playing with dogs and their message...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A Lancaster teacher who spent weeks teaching her elementary school class from her hospital room is thankful to be home celebrating Thanksgiving with her family. Janet Udomratsak was hospitalized last year for pregnancy complications during the height of the pandemic. She was on bedrest alone in her room for weeks unable to see her husband or her family. “It was the hardest thing ever. To not be able to get up. To not be able to do anything. Not being able to see family,” said Udomratsak. Udomratsak, an elementary school teacher, was determined to keep working converting her hospital suite into a virtual classroom. She had a laptop and white board inches away from a hospital monitor and rolling bed just out of frame for the students connected to a video class from their computers at home. She even timed lunch breaks with doctors making their rounds. To keep her students from worrying, she kept it at a secret for as long as she could – until one little girl noticed something funny. “I slipped my...
    Nichole Schmidt, the mother of murdered hiker Gabby Petito, tweeted Thursday marking the first Thanksgiving without her daughter, just days after Petito's boyfriend Brian Laundrie's death was ruled a suicide.  Petito, 22, was was discovered slain in September on the edge of Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, with an autopsy later concluding she died by strangulation and that it was a homicide.  Schmidt tweeted Thursday that she was thinking of her beloved daughter in the spirit of the holiday. 'Gabby will forever remind me to be grateful for every moment, every breath, and every memory,' she wrote. 'I will cherish what I’ve had, and have in the present, always. Live with love, laughter and gratitude.' Gabby's father, Joe Petito, also took to Twitter to offer his thoughts on the holiday.  'Thanksgiving, a day for being thankful, thoughtful, and giving,' he wrote. 'Hug your family and friends. Be thankful for the time you get to spend with them all. We miss you #Gabbypetito. You should be with us but now all we have are the pictures.' Laundrie, 23, a person of interest...
    Do you need to hear a happy story? A “so hundreds of thousands of people have died and large swaths of the country have refused to try to save lives and we’ve seen the Capitol attacked in an attempt to overturn an election but everything isn’t terrible all the time” kind of story? So my son turned 4 early in this historic, life-altering pandemic, and obviously we had to cancel his birthday party. Oh, we had a Zoom party for his preschool classmates, with music by a local kids’ musician. But to tell a kid who was at the time regularly having us take walks past his school so he could peer in the door to be sure it’s closed because he wasn’t going to have his party, or a visit from his grandmothers, or anything, really, the first year he’d really thought ahead of time about the birthday he wanted? Oof. So we consulted our resident public health professionals (seriously, our building has two of them) and emailed everyone in our building asking for their help to make his day a little more special than a...
    Bay Area residents spent Thanksgiving Day savoring their opportunity to feel normal — or something close to it — but the emotional weight and residual stress of an enduring COVID-19 pandemic were not so easy to shed. A year ago, the anxiety of a growing winter surge had dampened Thanksgiving’s festivities, with most families either isolating themselves at home or undertaking well-documented health risks to gather with their loved ones. On Thursday, by contrast, residents felt cautious relief as they breathed fresh air with family members at holiday events or shared human moments with strangers in need at local meal giveaways. Near Lake Merritt, the mood was festive as several thousand people of all ages — some clad in turkey hats, tutus sprouting fake feathers or carrying loud bells to ring — poured into Eastshore Park to watch or take part in the first Turkey Trot in two years. Anne Lopez, 73, watched on from the sidelines with her husband Rudy as their 10-year-old grandson ran the course. Their arrival at San Francisco Airport from Tucson marked the first time...
    President Joe Biden issued a proclamation for Thanksgiving, noting Americans were grateful during the coronavirus pandemic. “Thanksgiving provides us with a time to reflect on our many blessings — from God, this Nation, and each other,” Biden wrote. “We are grateful for these blessings, even — and especially — during times of challenge.” Biden recalled George Washington declaring a day of Thanksgiving for his troops in the Revolutionary War, Abraham Lincoln celebrating Thanksgiving during the Civil War, and the Pilgrims celebrating Thanksgiving after their first hard year in America. The president noted that just like the pilgrims expressed gratitude to the Wampanoag American Indians for helping them through their first year, Americans should be grateful to those who helped them through the coronavirus pandemic. Biden specifically cited farmworkers and frontline workers for thanks, noting “many of whom are immigrants.” Hunter Biden, son of U.S. President Joe Biden is seen on the tarmac after stepping off Air Force One upon arrival at Nantucket Memorial Airport in Nantucket, Massachusetts on November 23, 2021. Biden is in Nantucket to spend the Thanksgiving holiday....
    Instagram Kim Richards, Teddi Mellencamp and Kyle Richards at Friendsgiving. Housewives from across multiple cities shared photos and videos of how they were celebrating Thanksgiving in 2021. RHOC’s Vicki Gunvalson shared a photo with her grandsons. Vicki recently revealed she had been battling cancer and had her uterus removed as a result. “Happy Thanksgiving to all my family, my friends and my followers. I am thankful and grateful this holiday season and wish you all health, happiness and peace,” she wrote under a graphic reading Happy Thanksgiving. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Vicki Gunvalson (@vickigunvalson) Kim Richards Shared ‘Friendsgiving Video With Kyle Richards & Teddi Mellencamp View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kim Richards (@kimrichards11) Kyle Richards shared a video of herself with her sister Kyle Richards and fellow former RHOBH castmate, Teddi Mellencamp, singing and dancing with the caption, “Friendsgiving.” The trio was singing Teddi’s father’s song, “Jack and Diane.” Teddi shared a photo of her large family with the following caption. “Thanksgiving is a busy and sometimes...
    CULVER CITY, Calif. (KABC) -- Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson recently created an unforgettable moment for one special, and deserving, fan.Johnson gifted his own custom-made truck to a Navy veteran from Culver City who is active in community causes and cares for his 75-year-old mother.Johnson presented the truck to Oscar Rodriguez, who collapsed in grateful tears as he received the gift.Johnson says he chose Rodriguez after holding a special screening for his new film "Red Notice" in theaters and then seeking out more details about people in the audience.Johnson wrote:"I gathered as much information as I could about everyone in the audience and ultimately, Oscar's story moved me.Takes care of his 75 year old mom.Personal trainer.Leader at his church.Provides support and meals for women victimized by domestic violence.Proud & humble Navy veteran.Kind human being."The Rock says the original plan was to gift Rodriguez the Porsche Taycan he drives in the movie - but Porsche said no. So instead he gave away his own personal custom truck.Rodriguez responded on social media."I woke up today, counted my blessings," he said. "It's Thanksgiving. There's...
    Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee slammed the left for claiming America is "evil" Wednesday on "Fox News Primetime."  This Thanksgiving, I'm thankful for democracy and the commonsense of ordinary Americans MIKE HUCKABEE: I really don't care what they think. I love this country. I'm grateful to God for America. I could have been born anywhere on this planet, but by His dear grace, I was born in this country where I've had freedom. Now I grew up poor, but I'm not poor anymore. And I'm grateful that in this country I didn't have to stop where I started. And that's the greatest thing for which all of us can be thankful. We have the right to speak. We have the right to worship as we please. We can get on our knees and thank God.  And by the way, we can get on our knees and protest the flag if we want to. We look like idiots doing it to this country, but we're free to do that. We're free to be stupid, and a lot of people are exercising...
    Nobody who has been reading my column here at Dailymail.com the last few months will be shocked at how divided Americans are as a nation and a culture. A recent survey by the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia found that about 50% of Donald Trump voters and 40% of Joe Biden voters agree to some extent with the proposition that the country should split up, with either red or blue states seceding. It is both shocking and jarring that so many citizens find so little in common or that connects us that half of the country thinks we are better off scrapping our 250 year experiment with freedom and democracy. I get it, there is a lot to be pessimistic about after five particularly horrible years that started with the chaos of the Trump administration and are continuing with the ineptitude and extremism of the Biden administration. Inflation, Afghanistan, insane school boards and woke culture run amok, a media that signals it's okay to loot businesses as long as it is in the name of racial justice,...
    Two actors on the long-running soap opera General Hospital left the show over the ABC Network's COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Steve Burton, who had a role on the show since 1992, announced Tuesday he was fired for not complying with the vaccine policy. “I wanted you to hear it from me personally. Unfortunately, General Hospital has let me go due to the vaccine mandate,” Burton said in an Instagram video. “I did apply for my medical and religious exemptions, and both of those were denied, which hurts. But this is also about personal freedom to me. I don’t think anyone should lose their livelihood over this.” BIDEN ADMINISTRATION TO REQUIRE VACCINES FOR ESSENTIAL BORDER CROSSERS ABC, which is owned by Disney, enforces a vaccine mandate, although comparable soap operas on other networks such as NBC’s Days of Our Lives and CBS’s The Young and the Restless have not implemented a similar policy. Burton said he was grateful for the fans he gained in the nearly 30 years since starting the show and looks forward to...
    Hosts of The View are grateful for a president this Thanksgiving, and — surprise — it's not former President Donald Trump . Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, and Sara Haines praised President Joe Biden on Wednesday. They listed each accomplishment they were grateful for, from infrastructure to coronavirus relief. "I don't want to bore people with the list, but the list is long," Behar said. THE VIEW CO-HOST BLAMES HARRIS'S LOW APPROVAL ON PEOPLE WANTING TO 'COME DOWN ON THE WOMAN' She mentioned his signing of the infrastructure bill, a coronavirus relief plan, the "little bit messy" ending of the War in Afghanistan, canceling student loan debt for people with disabilities, returning the United States to the Paris climate accord, and lower unemployment rates. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER Hostin complimented Biden's "positive" address Tuesday on the holidays amid the coronavirus pandemic and supply chain crisis. Goldberg didn't let the conversation end without a jab at Trump. "Forget him." News The View Joe Biden Thanksgiving Joy Behar Sunny Hostin Whoopi Goldberg
    Actor Steve Burton, best known for the ABC soap opera “General Hospital,” said Tuesday that he was fired from the show for refusing to take the COVID-19 vaccine. “I know there’s been a lot of rumors and speculations about me and General Hospital and I wanted you to hear it from me personally,” Burton said in an Instagram video posted Tuesday. “Unfortunately, General Hospital has let me go because of the vaccine mandate.”   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Steve Burton (@1steveburton) Burton then shared that he applied for both medical and religious exemptions, but they were denied. He said the decision “hurts” and that “this is also about personal freedom” and he doesn’t think anyone should “lose their livelihood” over the decision not to take the vaccine. “You know me, I’ll always be grateful for my time at General Hospital. I love it there, I grew up there, I grew up with some of you,” Burton continued. “So, I’ll always be grateful, and I believe that when one door closes, multiple doors open....
    The persistence of COVID-19, supply chain challenges and difficult labor markets made 2021 a trying year for the agriculture industry in Minnesota. Throw in the most severe drought in decades, and this growing season felt almost insurmountable. Thankfully, for some crop farmers, there was one saving grace this season — the ability to irrigate — so that our crops, and our nation’s food supply, had a fighting chance. Minnesota has more than 600,000 acres of agricultural irrigation permits throughout the state. Particularly in the coarse, sandy soil region of central Minnesota, irrigation is used to ensure crops receive the necessary amount of water to grow and thrive. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the University of Minnesota recommend a suite of technology and data analysis tools to help farmers use just what they need and do so at scale. It used to be that farmers had to drive from field to field so we could touch the soil and see how it was doing. While many of us still do that to some degree, we also have soil monitors...
    "General Hospital" star Steve Burton confirmed he has been ousted from his longtime gig after he did not comply with production's COVID-19 vaccine mandate.  "I wanted you to hear it from me personally," he said on Instagram, before explaining his stance on the topic as a whole. "Unfortunately, ‘General Hospital’ has let me go because of the vaccine mandate. I did apply for my medical and religious exemptions, and both of those were denied, which, you know, hurts. But this is also about personal freedom to me." Murmurs of Burton’s firing had been swirling on the internet for weeks.  In August, Burton tested positive for COVID-19. He said at the time that he believed he was "exposed at work." 'GENERAL HOSPITAL' STAR BERGEN WILLIAMS DEAD AT 62 AFTER BATTLING RARE WILSON'S DISEASE ‘General Hospital’ star Steve Burton confirmed his firing from the ABC show after refusing to comply with show's vaccine mandate.  (Scott Kirkland) On Tuesday, Burton maintained that he doesn’t agree with ABC’s choice to institute a mandate when other soap dramas on competing networks, including NBC’s "Days of...
    A second actor from a long-running and popular TV show has been fired for refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Steve Burton, one of the stars from the ABC soap opera General Hospital, made the announcement in a video posted on Instagram on Tuesday, Nov. 23. Earlier this month, Variety reported that Ingo Rademacher, age 50, another longtime actor on the show, was fired for refusing to comply with the show's vaccine mandate. The 51-year-old Burton, who has played the character Jason Morgan on the show since 1991, said he applied for medical and religious exemptions, both of which were denied. He added that he was hurt by the decision, saying he considers it to be an issue of "personal freedom." Burton said he doesn't think people should be fired for deciding not to get the COVID vaccine. He also said that he will always be grateful for his time on the show and thanked fans. "I am excited to see what the future brings, and maybe one day if these mandates are lifted I can return and finish my career...
    PUEBLO, Colo. (CBS4) — It appears the Grinch struck early this year — someone stole a car in Pueblo that had all the groceries for one family’s entire Thanksgiving dinner inside. Police later found the car, but everything for the holiday meal was gone. However, members of the community made sure this story had a happy ending. “Pueblo Police officers and Walmart pulled together to help this family have a great Thanksgiving!” the Pueblo Police Department wrote on Facebook. Walmart donated a complete Thanksgiving feast for the family — and police officers provided Christmas gifts for the five young children. (credit: Pueblo Police) The grateful mom, Jocelyn Tilley, expressed her gratitude. “Thank you Pueblo PD! Every single officer I had contact with today was so nice and really made Thanksgiving possible for my family this year,” Tilley wrote on Facebook. “You have truly blessed us.” “I am proud to live in a city where the community can come together and help out a family who was the victim of a criminal’s extremely poor choices,” Tilley added. “Thank you Northside Walmart and...
    Getty Lala Kent. Lala Kent dropped the “Rand” from her brand. The 31-year-old “Vanderpump Rules” star, who previously hosted a podcast with her former fiance Randall Emmett, titled “Give Them Lala…With Randall,” revealed that the show will go on – solo — following her split from the movie producer. Weeks after the celebrity couple ended their engagement, Lala shared important business news with fans and thanked them for their support. Here’s what she said:Lala Announced the Launch of Her New Podcast GettyLala Kent of Vanderpump Rules. Eagle-eyed fans recently noticed that Lala had a tattoo that said “Rand” altered to say bRand new.” But her arm ink isn’t the only thing with Randall’s name on it that she is adjusting. On her Instagram story, Lala posted a video to announce her podcast relaunch. “Babes, I am so excited to announce that I have a brand new podcast called ‘Give Them Lala’…obviously,” she said in the video shared to her social media story. “A new episode comes out Wednesday [November 24]. I hope that you guys enjoy it....
    (CNN)One-time efforts to celebrate gratitude, like Thanksgiving, undeniably make us feel good. Practicing gratitude can increase feelings of happiness and life satisfaction while decreasing depressive symptoms, many studies have shown. To keep experiencing gratitude's mood-boosting benefits, you should make practicing thankfulness a consistent part of your daily life. That said, you don't need a daily turkey dinner with all the fixings to be grateful. It's more about exercising your gratitude muscles in your everyday routine through simple activities that cultivate and express thankfulness.Like any skill worth mastering, gratitude takes practice to realize its full potential. Scientists have found that daily doses of gratitude deliver benefits beyond feelings of happiness, extending to enhanced relationships, self-esteem and overall life satisfaction. To start sharpening your gratitude skill and begin making it an ongoing practice, try my five-day gratitude challenge. Here's how to begin. Day 1: Begin focusing on your 5 sensesRead MoreToo often people focus their gratitude on the material things that they associate with status, like a fancy car or piece of clothing. Being glad you have those items isn't necessarily a...
    (CNN)As Americans head into the Thanksgiving holiday, I know everyone talks about being grateful, and that can feel rote or even cruel during a pandemic when so many and much have been lost. But I am truly grateful.I am grateful for the scientists who worked so hard for decades, hoping that their research would one day be useful to the world; for the people who kept my elders safe during the pandemic; for my family, friends and spiritual leaders who reminded me we've fought big battles before; for my child's teachers, coaches and administrators who kept educating middle schoolers -- who were so incredibly lost in the middle of the pandemic. I'm grateful for the courage of people who lost loved ones and spoke up so that we'd remember them.I'm also grateful for CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen, who has so many medical and CNN network responsibilities, and still finds the time to do a weekly Q&A with me. She helps us all sort out what we can safely do -- for school, visiting family, celebrating the holidays and...
    (CNN)This year, we've watched the story of a little chopper unfold on another planet. And much like the joy brought by the successful landing of the Perseverance rover on Mars in February, the journey of its Ingenuity helicopter sidekick is just what we needed in 2021.From millions of miles away, we've looked to the red planet as a distraction from our woes as we live through the second year of a pandemic. Meanwhile, two robots are achieving what was once thought to be impossible on Mars. It's easy to project our hopes on them, envision them as two robot pals playing out some buddy cop scenario. Their discoveries bring us wonder. Their successes are worth celebrating. And they send back stunning postcards from a rust-colored world. Ingenuity was built and is powered by the same human trait from which it takes its name. Thousands of dedicated, hardworking and creative people worked for years to make it a reality. When I ask scientists if they ever imagined a helicopter flying on Mars, most of them say no -- but they are...
    Drew Angerer/Getty Images Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D- MN) fired back Wednesday night at Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R- CO) for attacking her as part of “the Jihad Squad.” Boebert erupted on the House floor against the resolution to censure Paul Gosar, shouting that Eric Swalwell was “sleeping with the enemy” and going after Omar in particular. The jihad squad member from Minnesota has paid her husband – and not her brother-husband – the other one, over a million dollars in campaign funds. This member is allowed on the Foreign Affairs Committee while praising terrorists. Omar unleashed in her response hours later. “Luckily my dad raised me right, otherwise I might have gone to the floor to talk about this insurrectionist who sleeps with a pervert,” she tweeted. “I am grateful I was raised to be a decent human and not a deprived person who shamefully defecates & defiles the House of Representatives.” Luckily my dad raised me right, otherwise I might have gone to the floor to talk about this insurrectionist who sleeps with a pervert. I am grateful I was...
    JIM Bob and Michelle Duggar shared a rare photo of their youngest child Josie, 11. The Counting On alums said they’re “grateful” she survived as a premie. 5Jim Bob and Michelle shared a rare photo of their daughter Josie, 11Credit: Instagram 5The couple said they're 'grateful' she survived as a premieCredit: Instagram/@duggarfam While taking to their family’s Instagram account on Wednesday, Jim Bob, 56, and Michelle, 55, shared four photos of Josie recently and of her time as a newborn. The 11-year-old smiled for the camera in the first snap, while the second photo captured a newborn Josie in the hospital with numerous tubes and wires attached to her. The third snap caught a baby Josie wearing oxygen tubes in her nose, which was followed by a throwback photo of the youngest Duggar smiling for the camera. The couple explained in the captioned that it’s World Prematurity Day, writing: “Josie was born at 25 1/2 weeks gestation and weighed just 1 lb. 6 oz. "After battling in the NICU for 6 months, we brought her home! T "hanks to...
    Volunteers keep Christmas light tradition going for man who survived Covid-19, two strokes and a heart attack House Republican touts benefits of infrastructure law he voted against $200 Sign Up Bonus Just In Time For The Holidays Ad Microsoft Refi With No Hidden Fees/Points – As Low as 2.02% APR Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/13 SLIDES © Getty / Ian West - PA Images I'm Eternally Grateful to Live During the Era of Lady Gaga and Adam Driver's Friendship If you'd told me even five years ago that come 2021, Lady Gaga and Adam Driver would be Hollywood's hottest new friendship duo, I'd wonder how on earth the universe managed to hack into my dream journal. The talented stars operated in decidedly different circles until joining forces for House of Gucci, in which they portray fashionable power couple Patrizia Reggiani and Maurizio Gucci. The actors don't just have...
    BrownEyedWomen/Facebook He’s gone, and by that I mean any male presence onstage during this Grateful Dead tribute set from an all-woman band called Brown-Eyed Women. The outfit—singer Jill Simmons, Joni Bottari on lead guitar, bassist Dana Carroll, keyboardist/vocalist Caroline Killoh, Katie Moore on guitar and vocals, plus drummer and lead singer Denise Parent—kicks off its four-stop Florida tour on Friday at Dunedin Brewery. The 8 p.m. show is free, which means you and your uncle have more money for beer and merch. Support local journalism in these crazy days. Our small but mighty team works tirelessly to share music news, events and concert announcements as the Tampa Bay music scene recovers from coronavirus shutdowns. Please consider making a one time or monthly donation to help support our staff. Every little bit helps. Follow @cl_tampabay on Twitter and subscribe to our newsletter.
    Jacob Blake, the black man whose shooting by Kenosha police last year set off the riots during which Kyle Rittenhouse fatally shot two men and wounded a third, is rehabilitating his injuries in Chicago. Blake, 30, is learning to walk again, according to his uncle, Justin Blake, who has been a vocal protester outside the courthouse in Kenosha where Rittenhouse is due to learn his fate. ‘He has bad days, there’s no doubt, but he’s so grateful to be alive,’ Justin Blake, a 52-year-old Chicago resident, told The New York Times. Justin Blake said that his nephew has not been following the Rittenhouse trial. Instead, he has focused on his new t-shirt printing business. ‘He needs to be focusing on himself, focusing on his children and his new normal,’ Justin Blake said of his nephew. A GoFundMe campaign started by Jacob Blake’s mother, Julia Jackson, has raised more than $2.3million. Jacob Blake (seen above after he was hospitalized in Milwaukee) has been rehabbing the spinal cord injuries he suffered as a result of the shooting at the hands of Kenosha,...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Britney Spears has broken her silence after finally being freed from the conservatorship she was under for more than 13 years. The pop icon posted a two-minute video to Instagram Tuesday, thanking her fans, and describing how she is finally able to use cash and buy small things for herself, like candles. READ MORE: Staples Center To Be Renamed Crypto.com Arena In Largest Naming Rights Deal In History“I’m just grateful, honestly, for each day and being able to have the keys to my car, and be able to be independent and feel like a woman, and owning an ATM card, and seeing cash for the first time, being able to buy candles,” she said in the video. “It’s the little things for us women, but it makes a huge difference. And I’m grateful for that, you know. It’s nice. It’s really nice.” Spears was freed from her conservatorship after a years-long campaign by her fans to #FreeBritney. The fan-driven campaign shined a harsh spotlight on her father, Jamie Spears, who was her co-conservator and held power...
    GRAND LAKE, Colo. (CBS4) – While many who lost homes to the East Troublesome Fire fight with insurance companies and struggle to rebuild, the community has come together to help as many owners as possible. One family says without that outreach, they wouldn’t be where they are today. “We can’t believe how far we’ve come in a year,” said Barbara King. READ MORE: Single Engine Plane Reportedly Crashes Near Kruger Rock FireKing’s cabin had been in her family for generations when it was destroyed by the East Troublesome fire. The landscape around the property is a sign of the sheer force of what’s now the fastest moving wildfire in U.S. history. (credit: CBS) “The winds were blowing over 120 miles and hour when the fire came through here,” said Stephan King, Barbara’s husband. “Because of the wind and the heat, it heated the sap up and it sorta froze those trees in that position.” Barbara’s son Todd Rusch, now living in Florida with his family, watched the progress of the fire from afar. “Mom had called me and said,...
    The second patient in the world to be 'naturally' cured of HIV without the help of drug or other treatments is speaking out about how grateful she is to be virus-free. The 30-year-old woman, whom researchers call the 'Esperanza Patient' after the city where she lives in Argentina, has been studied by a team in Buenos Aires and at the Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital, MIT, and Harvard.  Researchers analyzed genetic material from over one billion cells in the patient's body and saw no evidence of HIV. They believe the woman is what is known as an 'elite controller' of the virus, a rare patient whose body is able to suppress the virus and shows no signs of infection. 'I enjoy being healthy,' she told NBC News in Spanish over email on the condition of anonymity. 'I have a healthy family. I don't have to medicate, and I live as though nothing has happened. This already is a privilege.'  Studies suggest that about 0.5 percent of HIV-infected people have uniquely strong immune responses to the virus, out of about...
    Journalist Danny Fenster is returning to the U.S. following his release in Myanmar, where he had been detained for months on a number of charges. Fenster, the 37-year-old editor at the online magazine Frontier Myanmar, is expected to arrive in the U.S. on Tuesday, according to The Associated Press. He told reporters while passing through Doha, Qatar that he was “happy to be on my way home.” Fenster, who was sentenced to 11 years in prison in Myanmar last week, was freed from prison on Monday. Myanmar’s military government found him guilty of incitement for allegedly spreading false or inflammatory information, contacting illegal organizations and violating visa regulations, among other charges in May. He had been detained since then. The specific allegations against him are not clearly known, but they are believed to be connected to his previous employment at an online news site that was ordered to shutter operations, according to the AP. Fenster, with a beard and wearing baggy drawstring pants and a knit hat, said in Doha that he was “feeling all right physically.” “It’s just the same privations...
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki likes to “circle back.” On Friday, she did just that as she returned to the White House’s James S. Brady Press Briefing Room, just over a week after testing positive for the coronavirus. Psaki announced on Oct. 31 she tested positive for Covid. In her statement that day, she said that “in coordination with senior leadership at the White House,” she decided not to accompany President Joe Biden on his five-day trip to Europe that included going to the Vatican, where Biden, who is Catholic, met with Pope Francis; Rome for the G20; and in Scotland for a U.N. climate change conference. Psaki said that “members of her household [tested] positive for Covid-19” and that she had quarantined and tested negative over four days afterward only to get a positive test the day before her announcement. She noted that she hadn’t “had close contact with the president or senior members of the White House since [the previous] Wednesday.” Psaki reiterated on Friday that she made the announcement “out of an abundance of transparency” and...
    IT'S been five years since Marc Diakiese burst into the UFC - but he's far from happy with his stint in MMA's premier promotion. The former BAMMA 155lb champ entered the promotion with plenty of hype behind him following nine victories - including a stunning KO of Kane Mousah - on the bounce. 9Marc Diakiese made his octagon debut in October 2016 at UFC 204Credit: GETTY 9The Bonecrusher registered three wins on the bounce, including a stunning KO of Teemu PackalenCredit: Getty 9But a three-fight skid - including a submission loss to Dan Hooker - then followedCredit: USA TODAY 9And the Congolese-born Brit is less than happy with his body of workCredit: AP Life in mixed martial arts' premier promotion couldn't have started any better for the Congolese-born Brit, who rattled off three consecutive victories - including a viral KO of Teemu Packalen. His ascension up the ranks, however, was halted by a three-fight skid - which saw him lose to divisional standouts Drakkar Klose, Dan Hooker and Nasrat Haqparast. The Bonecrusher bounced back with decision victories over Joseph Duffy...
    "While the Jeep wasn't registered to Sechriest, he lived with the person who it was registered to, and investigators found that Sechriest fit the description of the suspect seen in surveillance videos," KXAN reported. Following the suspect's arrest, senior Rabbi Steve Folberg of Congregation Beth Israel gave a statement to the media: We are grateful to the authorities including the Austin Fire Department, Austin Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for their diligent and persistent work investigating this hateful, antisemitic act. It gives us some sense of relief to learn of this arrest, but we are staying vigilant. Across Central Texas and beyond, we are seeing a spike in attacks against Jews. We denounce all acts of bigotry and violence, especially those motivated by blind hatred of any of the proud and distinctive communities that enrich our civic life. We will remain strong and vigilant in the ongoing work of justice, safety and peace for ourselves and all our neighbors.Rabbi Folberg added the congregation is grateful to Shalom Austin, Anti-Defamation League Austin, the Austin community, and people...
    (CNN)The pandemic keeps dragging on. Our politics feel as bitter as ever. People everywhere seem a little less civil.It's been a rough time for the world. And yet many of us, if we stop to think about it, still have much to be grateful for.If you have a personal story to tell about profound gratitude -- an act of kindness or generosity, for example -- from the past year or so, we want to hear from you. CNN may contact you for an interview for a future article. Your story may help inspire others.
    An 82-year-old woman was rescued from a house fire in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, by a family member and good Samaritans who were passing by. Firefighters responded to a house fire call shortly after 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, according to the Tuscaloosa Fire Department. They learned en route to the scene that a person may have been inside in the home. Posted by Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue on Friday, November 5, 2021 ABC3340 reported that an 82-year-old woman resident was watching television in her living room when the house began to fill with smoke. “She was explaining how she heard a lot of loud noises and stuff but by the time she went to see what it was the house was already filling up with smoke,” the woman’s granddaughter Sharda Smith told ABC3340. “Her main concern when it happened was, ‘I’ve got to get out of this home,'” Smith told the outlet. The victim was attempting to open her front door when a family member and good Samaritans who witnessed the fire while passing by came to her aid, according to the outlet. The make-shift rescue team...
    November is a month of thanks, thanks to our veterans and then thanks for our families and things we love or appreciate. I wanted to do something for thanks and teach our children about why it is important to teach your children to give thanks to others, and I stumbled on a site that you would not have thought would be all about thanks, but it had just what I wanted. https://www.naturalbeachliving.com/alphabet-gratitude-list There are lots of creative ways you can help kids show their gratitude. Why not try a gratitude challenge with your children? Have them make a gratitude list from A-Z filling each letter with gratitude word or idea. After they have completed their own list save it for Thanksgiving Week to share with each other. Next, talk about the following A-Z Gratitude List and do some or all of these things during the month of November. What better way to teach gratitude than to do many of these suggestions: A to Z Gratitude List A Apologize Being willing to say you’re sorry is an important way...
    HIGH School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens shows she has graduated with honours since those early days. The actress, 32, shot to fame in the Noughties TV and film franchise. 3Actress Vanessa Hudgens has certainly come a long way since her days on High School MusicalCredit: THOMAS WHITESIDE 3The stunner, 32, showed off her incredible figure in a series of swimwear snapsCredit: THOMAS WHITESIDE She dated her co-star Zac Efron for five years but is now with baseball player Cole Tucker, 25. But Vanessa tells this month’s Shape magazine there is one relationship she rates the highest. She said: “My relationship with myself is something I value deeply, even if things don’t always go the way I expected. "I’m very grateful every day for where I am in this moment of my life.” Most read in The US SunLatestFESTIVAL HORROR 8 dead after crowd surges towards stage at Travis Scott's sold-out showLASER QUEST US developing most powerful laser yet to blast missiles after China’s nuke test'STAY SEXY' Mama June's daughter Lauryn shows off her curves three months after son's birthHOTEL...
    Dorit Kemsley is still recovering but "grateful" her family is safe after reportedly being held at gunpoint during a home invasion, according to "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" castmate Garcelle Beauvais. Beauvais spoke to "Extra" at an event in Los Angeles Thursday night about Kemsley's scary experience.  "I have seen Dorit," the TV host shared. "She is taking it one day at a time. She is just grateful that she was not harmed and her kids weren’t harmed and that’s all she is focusing on and she’s got security, but she’s a little shaky." The LAPD confirmed to Fox News the burglary occurred at 10:50 p.m. on October 27 at her Encino Hills home. 'REAL HOUSEWIVES' STAR DORIT KEMSLEY ROBBED DURING HOME INVASION There were three male suspects and an unknown amount of property was stolen. Kemsley’s children were home at the time but no one was harmed during the incident. Dorit Kemsley was robbed during a home invasion. An unknown amount of property was stolen. ((Photo by Arturo Holmes/WireImage)) The 45-year-old broke her silence about the ordeal on...
    CORAL GABLES (CBSMiami) – On Wednesday, Mayte Nardo was waiting for a new window door to come in. The owner of Mayte Nardo Hair Design on Giralda Ave. has been in this location for nine years and in Coral Gables for more than 30. READ MORE: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Takes Aim Again At ElectionsShe’s never experienced anything suspicious. But overnight on Tuesday, someone broke through her door and tried to get cash from her register. “To find loose change,” said Nardo. It happened to Mayte and a few other businesses on her block. “That’s how I found out. We all called each other and honestly couldn’t believe it. Almost thought it was a joke,” said Nardo. READ MORE: Early Voting Schedule Released For Run-Off Election For Miami Beach Commission SeatsThe Coral Gables Police Department said they are following up on leads. “Thankfully, they didn’t take anything else so I’m grateful for that, but it’s still a violation,” said Nardo. Nardo said the burglar moved the iPad and laptop before flipping the desk. He then tried to open the register....
    Save 20% on Select LEGO Advent Calendars Just in Time for the Holiday Season Sick kicks: Coolest shoes of the 2021-22 NBA season Model Maggie Rizer is grateful younger children have been given the green light to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. © Provided by People Maggie Rize/instagram On Wednesday, the model shared a snap on Instagram of herself surrounded by crayons, workbooks and piles of worksheets on the floor, the 43-year-old Rizer posed from her makeshift at-home classroom, with a smile on her face. "So much to be grateful for with youth vaccines being available. Least of all is not creating and organizing curriculum for 4 every week! I sure will miss these guys home all day everyday though. May need another year off from school soon ❤️" the Vogue cover model wrote. © Maggie Rize/instagram Surrounded by crayons, workbooks and piles of worksheets on the floor, the 43-year-old model posed in her makeshift at-home classroom in an Instagram post Fellow model Karen Elson praised the surrogate teacher and mom of four: "Maggie that's so impressive, home schooling...
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