Archives: One-in-a-Million

The Little Engine That Could

Little Train That Could

Many of us were raised on the timeworn wisdom of The Little Engine That Could.  And even long after we’ve grown out of our diapers and into our grown-up clothes, we still invoke that little engine’s mantra – “I think I can, I think I can” – when life hands us lemons.  It’s always relevant, yet sweetly nostalgic.

Just like the story of Steve, who …FIND OUT AFTER THE JUMP!

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Slackliners

There are two kinds of people in the world.  Those who will walk on tightropes 7,000 feet above the ground and those who won’t.  I give you one guess which kind I am.  Still I am so fascinated by thrill-seekers – maybe even a little jealous of their chutzpah (though, on the flipside, I could probably crush them in any kind of timed eating contest).

Check out the gorgeous video from Slack & Run, a group of slackliners, who scaled the jagged rocks of La Réunion and then walked between them on what was essentially a long seatbelt.  (Their video sort of reminded me of these incredible action photos.)

There’s a subtle thumping in the soundtrack of the video, but I gotta be honest, at times I thought it was my own heart beating out of my chest.

Does anyone else think these guys don’t look old enough to be out without a babysitter?!

Would you do this?

(via The Huffington Post)

 

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Be Your Own Beyoncé

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Happy Monday, everyone!  So last night I went to Beyoncé’s concert in Brooklyn (wearing a really aggressive sequin shirt), and – as if you didn’t already know – she is ONE.BAD.BITCH.

I mean let’s face it – we all want to BE her (yes, even you, straight guy).  I can make that happen – for the low, low price of free.

I give to you…My Top 11 Ways to Be Your Own Beyoncé: …AFTER THE JUMP!

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The Tutu Project

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This guy had me at “tutu.”  Meet Bob.  Bob began photographing himself in a pink tutu 9 years ago and hasn’t stopped since.  Not because he harbors secret hopes of becoming a bunhead, but because …READ MORE!

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Bad Boy, Bad Boy, Whatcha Gonna Do

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I like a tatted up guy as much as the next girl, but I like these bad boys most of all: rough riders with hearts of gold.

They come out in full force – sometimes an entire gang at once – to meet children who are victims of child abuse.  Signaling their arrival with booming exhaust pipes, skull caps, and long beards, they’re a scary bunch.  But that’s the point – they’re using a bad reputation for good.

…Read more about this incredible group AFTER THE JUMP!

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Dinovember

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So we are halfway through MOvember – the month-long event during which men grow moustaches to raise awareness for men’s health issues, and their girlfriends battle beard-burn with expensive face lotions.  Since I love a sprinkling of facial hair on my men, November is far and away my favorite month.

But NOW it’s my favorite month for a completely different reason …Find out why AFTER THE JUMP!

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Dancing Traffic Cop

No one loves to cut a rug more than I do.  Or maybe this lady does.  Meet Mentoria Hutchinson, the dancing traffic cop who’s been dancing in traffic for 33 years.  I love her and her story!  Like she says, “I’ve never seen nobody dance and be mad.  It’s the best way to keep yourself happy!”

(Thank you Swiss Miss for the share!)

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Dancing Traffic Cop

No one loves to cut a rug more than I do.  Or maybe this lady does.  Meet Mentoria Hutchinson, the dancing traffic cop who’s been dancing in traffic for 33 years.  I love her and her story!  Like she says, “I’ve never seen nobody dance and be mad.  It’s the best way to keep yourself happy!”

(Thank you Swiss Miss for the share!)

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A Winning Play

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I grew up in a hardcore football town – a real-life Friday Night Lights (I played the bit part of a girl who got shoved into lockers by cheerleaders).  Ah, high school politics.

But what this middle school football team did for their classmate, Keith, is our feel-good moment of the week.  Keith is a learning disabled student whose struggle with boundaries manifests itself in the sweetest way – a need to hug everyone.  Little did he (or the football coaches) know, that the whole team was conspiring to embrace him right back.

Watch and share the video!

(Via Upworthy)

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Marathon Knitting

Marathon Knitter

The NYC Marathon is coming up this weekend!  Runners from all over the world will descend upon the city in their fanny packs and short shorts, leaving the streets littered with runner’s gu.  Marathon running sure isn’t for sissies – salt comes out of your pores, your feet blister, your nipples chafe.  It’s not glamorous.  But David Babcock makes it look so ridiculously easy. …SEE HOW AFTER THE JUMP!

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