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Fox News host reads texts from his liberal Mom that hilariously shame him.

You’ve got to hand it to Fox News Channel host Jesse Watters. The 40-year-old conservative commentator still knows the value of listening to his mom, even when she’s lecturing him about his misguided political views. And regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, watching Watters read these text messages on-air to millions of viewers is pure delight. The unabashed “Trumpet,” as his own mother calls him, read the texts as part of a seemingly ongoing series of “Mom Texts” his mother, Anne Watters, sends to the “The Five”…

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‘Buddy the Elf’ is challenging Bostonians to street pillow fights, and it’s sheer delight.

Pillow fights on the streets of America? It’s 2018, so why not. Imagine walking down the street and having a man dressed as an elf toss you a pillow, while holding his own pillow in a fighting stance. What do you do? You pillow fight, of course! Thanks to fun-loving firefighter Brendan Edwards, the people of Boston are being challenged to pillow fights in the streets. Edwards, dressed as Will Ferrell’s lovable character Buddy from the movie “Elf,” tosses a pillow to passersby in the hopes that they’ll engage in…

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They raised seven kids while drowning in debt. Here are the lessons they’re passing on.

The Kunziers were rich in the things that matter most—family and love—but their finances were in shambles. John Kunzier had been running a successful construction business when 9/11 happened and changed everything. When the business started struggling, John didn’t want to fire his employees, so he made some decisions that, in hindsight, were the wrong ones. The following year, the business failed. John Kunzier. All photos via Upworthy. “It was a big blow to my ego,” says John, “to have something you built completely collapse.” John had to declare bankruptcy.…

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This grandma accidentally invited a teenager to Thanksgiving in 2016, now it’s a tradition.

The Thanksgiving holiday means a lot of different things to people. It could be football, a celebration of chill autumn vibes, praising a deity, gluttony, family, or giving back to those who are less fortunate. For many, it also represents people of all walks of life coming together in gratitude. Something that America needs a lot more of in these politically and racially-divided times. Although there are many myths surrounding the first “Thanksgiving” in 1621, it’s believed that the pilgrims and the Wampanog tribe — two groups that couldn’t be…

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Stan Lee was often asked for advice. These are the quotes that defined his life.

Stan Lee will almost certainly go down as the most influential figure in comic book history. With his passing, people are celebrating his long and illustrious life. A World War II veteran, comic innovator and someone who truly pushed the needle forward on social progress, here are some of the legendary quotes and deep thoughts that helped define his life: His timeless quote made famous through the pages and films of Spider-Man: “With great power comes great responsibility.” On coming to terms with his art: “I used to be embarrassed…

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These kindergarteners surprised their school’s deaf custodian by signing the entire ‘Happy Birthday’ song.

A big group of kindergartners doing anything in unison tends to be sweet, but this video take the cake. A school community is made up of much more than just students and teachers. From lunch servers to janitors, people who help keep schools running smoothly are important. And they can have a much bigger impact on kids than we often acknowledge. The students and faculty at Hickerson Elementary School in Tennessee have a special relationship with their custodian, Anthony James. The joyful janitor known as “Mr. James” has been with…

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This Syrian refugee opened a small falafel shop in Tennessee. It was just named the ‘nicest place in America.’

Reader’s Digest This Tennessee falafel shop was just chosen as the “nicest place in America.” Reader’s Digest asked people what’s the nicest place in America. The winning answer was a big surprise. All too often our news feeds are filled with stories of division, prejudice and heartache. So, it was a welcome surprise that a little falafel shop in Knoxville, Tennessee was just named as the “nicest place” in the United States. Yassin’s Falafel house was chosen amongst a nearly limitless list of possibilities so it’s all the more inspiring…

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Chris Evans absolutely obliterates Piers Morgan for mocking dads who carry their children.

There’s almost nothing cooler than a man who knows how to be a good, loving father. Most people get this. The kind of men who are most appealing to others are the providers, those secure enough in their own skin to be of service to others. Unless you’re Piers Morgan. Than you desperately try to flip your own insecurities into an attack on men who nurture their own young offspring. In a viral tweet that was received in exactly the opposite way Morgan intended, the TV host attacked James Bond…

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This restaurant proves restaurants can feed the homeless and still stay in business.

Kazi Mannan may have grown up in Pakistan in poverty, but that didn’t mean his family wasn’t doing everything they could to help those in need. “My mother taught us if we have a little bit extra, we must share and care for others,” he explains. Mannan’s family back in Pakistan. Photo courtesy of Mannan. That lesson stayed with him long after he grew up and moved to Washington D.C. He managed to land a job at a gas station in Northeast D.C., and while he was there, he couldn’t…

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Amazon just gave its workers a huge raise after a big push from Bernie Sanders.

Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images. Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Amazon have had a long-standing beef. Sanders has been on Jeff Bezos and his company for the way it treats many of its workers: low wages, inhumane working conditions and production demands that rarely trickle down to those who help make it one of the world’s two $1 trillion dollar corporations. Well, Jeff Bezos heard Bernie’s points and decided to make a change, announcing that he’s raising the minimum wage for all full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal employees with Amazon…

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It’s not just about inclusivity here are six other benefits to boys and girls playing.

Have you ever walked past a playground and seen groups of girls playing separately from groups of boys? Sure, really young kids may not be very discerning in their choice of play partners, but once kids become aware of their gender, they often silo off into their respective gendered groups. Girls may start gathering in a group that plays with dolls or puzzles, while boys may prefer to get dirty and play fight. Photo via Pixabay. And while there’s nothing wrong with some separation, if it becomes the norm, over…

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Sorry Baby Boomers, Millennials are better at marriage than you.

Photo by Mona Varga/Flickr   While Baby Boomers may gripe about entitled Millennials and the participation trophies they handed them, studies show the younger generation may be better at life. They work harder. They’re more optimistic. They’re better educated. They give back more to their communities. They had way less teenage pregnancies. And, unlike their parents, they don’t get divorced. Read more: http://www.upworthy.com/sorry-baby-boomers-millennials-are-better-at-marriage-than-you

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After being shamed, she exposed the double standard all breastfeeding mothers face.

via Facebook There’s a sexist double standard in America that goes something like this: It’s acceptable for breasts to be shown on television, the Internet, in movies, and on newsstands. But if you dare pull a breast out in public to breastfeed a baby—the one activity that breasts were made for—you will probably be shamed. No one understands this double standard more than Wittney Hope. Hope was shopping at the Dillard’s in Chattanooga, Tennessee, when her baby began signaling that it was time to nurse. To be polite, Hope asked…

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Bedtime battles got you down, parents? These tweets will have you laughing in solidarity.

Few aspects of parenting unite the masses like bedtime. Sure, there are some superhuman parents who manage to wrangle their offspring into bed with a minimal amount of effort and agony. But then there are the rest of us. If the idea of putting your loinfruit down for the night causes you to twitch uncontrollably, these tweets are for you. Let’s start with the big picture. If “drunk, rabid chimpanzees” is not a relatable description of bedtime with small children at your house, please teach us your ways. I’ve never…

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For the first time in 130 years, most people under 35 live with their parents.

Make yourself at home. There’s been a historic shift in where young people choose to live these days and the trend has nothing to do with hip cultural movements like micro-housing. Instead, this version of the “share economy” is a throwback to the late 1800’s.   Recent data from the Pew Research Center reports that 32.1 percent of adults aged 18-34 are living at home with their parents, a plurality in the survey. Meanwhile, the number of young adults who live with a romantic partner or spouse continues to decline.…

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