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  • This is how a woman reacted after breathing for the 1st time after her lung transplant

    02/18/2018 7:19:44 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 21 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb 14 2018 - 8:33pm | Lena
    <p>Jennifer Jones looks incredulously around her. She does understand what is going on; she seems to be in a trance. Lying on a bed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, surrounded by machines that keep her balanced and with wires going in and out of her body, she will experience something new. And she is nervous. For the first time, she can breathe on her own after a lung transplant surgery.</p>
  • MSNBC Host: Church, Military and National Anthem Are Part of a “Bygone” Era

    01/31/2018 10:17:04 AM PST · by rktman · 48 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 1/31/2018 | Katie Pavlich
    MSNBC host Joy Reid is known for her outlandish and ugly statements full of factual errors, but last night during the State of the Union she took things to another level. During President Trump's speech, Reid said American institutions like church, police, the military and the National Anthem are all from a bygone era that should be forgotten
  • Joy Villa Wears Anti-Abortion Dress On The 2018 Grammys Red Carpet

    01/28/2018 3:16:38 PM PST · by mkleesma · 14 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 01/28/18 | Kristen Chuba
    Singer Joy Villa made another statement on this year’s Grammy red carpet, stepping out on Sunday in a gown painted with a rainbow fetus and the words “choose life” on her purse.
  • Beer makes you happy: German scientists link beer to brain’s happiness receptors

    01/04/2018 6:10:03 PM PST · by SJackson · 26 replies
    Vail Daily ^ | December 30, 2017 | Randy Wyrick
    Benjamin Franklin famously said, "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." Science has proved him correct … still. A team of German scientists examined more than 13,000 molecular food compounds, looking for substances that may activate dopamine receptors in the same way that actual dopamine does. In other words, food that makes you happy. They found one in beer, a drink so noble that it is thought that beer was the nectar of the gods sipped by the Greek god Zeus from his goblet. "Drink. Be merry," commanded Zeus, or at least that's what...
  • U.S. department store stocks jump on holiday spending record [over $800 billion]

    12/27/2017 9:44:51 AM PST · by GonzoII · 16 replies
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | December 26, 2017 | Richa Naidu
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Shares of U.S. department stores jumped on Tuesday as Mastercard Inc said shoppers spent over $800 billion during the season, more than ever before, boosted by growing consumer confidence, rising employment and early discounts. Sarah Quinlan, head of market insights for Mastercard Advisors, disclosed the figure after the payments processor's analytics arm published its SpendingPulse retail report.
  • MSNBC’s Joy Reid Wrote Multiple Anti-Gay Articles, Conspiracies on Her Old Blog

    MSNBC host Joy Reid wrote a dozen blog posts from 2007 to 2009 containing homophobic conspiracies and jokes, according to recently resurfaced internet archives. Reid's old blog posts—initially tweeted by Twitter user Jamie_Maz and then reported by Mediaite—show a fixation on former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who Reid joked was closeted gay man. At the time of the blog posts, Crist was a Republican. Crist switched parties and became a Democrat in December 2012. Reid joked that Crist was being encouraged to run for office "now that he's married to a girl." "Now that he's married to a girl, Charlie...
  • Sucking the Joy Out of Everything

    09/14/2017 8:30:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 14, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    Remember when people used to let things go? When people would just get along, not hunt for secret meanings behind actions and ways to be offended for the sake of being offended? Thanks to the progressive left that day is done.These guys suck the joy out of everything. The simple things, the complex things – everything is now fertile ground for being offended, for outrage, for an opportunity to attack Republicans, especially President Trump. Being a victim is now a coveted status on the political left, so liberals aspire to it by creating asinine things such as “microaggressions.” A microaggression, for...
  • The Evangelical Quality of Joy, As Seen in an Animated Short Film

    05/28/2016 10:33:38 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-27-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Evangelical Quality of Joy, As Seen in an Animated Short Film Msgr. Charles Pope • May 27, 2016 • All of us have wounds and imperfections. Some of us make do, even living joyfully in spite of them. Others of us brood or withdraw.An old saying attributed to Abraham Lincoln goes, “Most folks are about as happy as they decide to be.”An old Stephen Foster classic, “Some Folks,” goes as follows:Some folks like to sigh,Some folks do, some folks do;Others long to die,But that’s not me nor you. Chorus: Long live the merry, merry heartThat laughs by night...
  • 45 Ways To Be Happier Instantly

    03/23/2017 1:52:28 PM PDT · by TBP · 22 replies
    Just Good News ^ | 03/20/2017 | Lindsay Holmes
    Got joy? Sometimes it can feel hard to keep up a happy state of mind. The emotion, like all the others, isn’t always permanent. But there are ways to keep it up or boost it when you need it ― and luckily, they’re simpler than you think. In honor of the International Day of Happiness, we’ve culled expert tips, research and just a few feel-good suggestions of ways to boost your mood. Take a look below: 1. Log some time with your furry friends. Love GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY Play fetch with Fido or sneak in a...
  • Joy Behar: Benghazi Mom’s RNC Speech ‘Completely Inappropriate’

    07/20/2016 4:03:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 108 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 20, 2016 | Katie Yoder
    A mother speaking out about her son’s death is “inappropriate” for the RNC, according to The View’s Joy Behar. But will she say the same about the DNC’s speakers? On Tuesday, The View ladies discussed the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. At one point, co-host Whoopi Goldberg asked the panel about an RNC speech delivered by Patricia Smith, “a mom who lost her son in Benghazi [and] still blames Hillary for her son's death.” Fox News analyst Jedediah Bila began by defending Smith: I think she feels that Hillary Clinton – you know, and she said this, wrote...
  • Joy Behar: Trump "Basically Working With ISIS To Kill Us"

    06/15/2016 10:14:33 AM PDT · by orchestra · 57 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 6/14/2016 | Ian Schwartz
    JOY BEHAR: The thing about Trump though, he's the recruiter in chief. GOLDBERG: For ISIS. BEHAR: He is basically working with ISIS to kill us. They are working together. Just remember what I'm saying. (Video at link)
  • There is Healing in the arms of Jesus

    04/28/2016 9:54:59 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Disappear My children so that I may manifest freely for there is healing within the Wings of My fullness. Do you "Truly" desire to feel My healing Touch ? For as My Wings envelope you is when "TRUE REST " Begins and saturates your ( ( (( Heart and Soul )) ) ) "FIND ME" AT ~ ~ SURRENDER ~ ~ for I AM there EVEN NOW with outstretched arms with your healing in the ( ( (( Wings of My ARMS )) ) ) outstretched for I AM YOUR CROSS ! ! ! Deuteronomy 33:12 The Lord’s beloved rests...
  • US suicide rate rises sharply, especially among middle-aged whites

    04/22/2016 6:26:35 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 100 replies
    FoxNews (Health) ^ | April 22, 2016 | AP
    Middle-aged white people now account for a third of all suicides in the U.S., a new government report shows. Suicide is the nation's 10th leading cause of death, and the overall rate rose 24 percent in 15 years, according to the report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Suicides have long been most common among white people — particularly older white males. But most striking in the new report is the growth in whites ages 45 to 64. They were a third of suicide deaths in 2014, up from about a quarter in 1999. "The findings in this...
  • Country songbird joins th eholiest singing for her Savior

    03/04/2016 6:16:10 PM PST · by Kozy · 3 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 3/4/2016 | Chris Spano
    You just want to ball up and cry until you realize that Joey and Rory Feek loves life, their family and their Savior. Beautiful story of love between a man and woman. Hope Rory and his girls hold their precious mom in their hearts forever.
  • The Joy of The LORD[ Charismatic Caucus]

    02/05/2016 7:40:47 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The pursuit of happiness is to enter into obedience and not leave. Many of My children are doing their own thing which truly has nothing to do with My Kingdom or The Father's will and in such manner have heaped upon themselves coals of futility weighing themselves down with yokes of bondage. However where My Spirit is there is freedom and in this place you will find My Vessels filled from My Spring of Life within them for there is a well flowing freely that need not be dug again. . . 2 Corinthians 3:17 17 Now the Lord is...
  • Shy Shelter Dog's Reaction To Getting Adopted Is The Definition Of Joy On Earth

    12/24/2015 12:23:22 PM PST · by RummyChick · 46 replies
    huffpo ^ | 12/23 | Cavan Sieczkowski
    A shy shelter dog turned into a jumping, tail-wagging bundle of joy when he was adopted by a loving family.
  • For Advent: Away in a Manger: St Francis and the Nativity

    12/23/2014 6:06:30 PM PST · by Salvation · 42 replies
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | December 23, 2014 | Fr. William Saunders
    Away in a Manger: St Francis and the Nativity Fr. William SaundersAs we learn each week from the saints, one must wonder, “How did the saints celebrate Christmas?” One of the best examples whose celebration lives on in our own is St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226). Thomas of Celano, one of the first biographers of St. Francis, wrote, “More than any other feast, he celebrated Christmas with an indescribable joy. He said that this was the feast of feasts, for on this day God became a little child and sucked milk like all human children. Francis embraced with great...
  • The Sunday Propers: Gaudete Sunday

    12/14/2014 8:32:51 AM PST · by Salvation · 6 replies
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | December 2014 | Kevin Tierney
    The Sunday Propers: Gaudete Sunday Kevin TierneyIn his commentary on today’s Mass in The Liturgical Year, Dom Prosper Gueranger speaks of a Church that will “somewhat lessen” the penitential season in today’s liturgy.  Bells are rung, the Gloria is sung and the organ is played, something that doesn’t happen during Advent normally.  Why is this so?  While normally we answer “to anticipate the joy of the Messiah”, I think a deeper answer is in order, and today’s liturgy provides it.When we fast, it is important to remember that the point is not to “give something up.”  The point is...
  • All is Calm, All is Bright…Really? Maybe This Video Will Help

    12/06/2014 6:52:20 AM PST · by Salvation · 12 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-05-0-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    All is Calm, All is Bright…Really? Maybe This Video Will Help By: Msgr. Charles PopeThe video below was produced by the Archdiocese of Washington for our “Find the Perfect Gift” Christmas outreach. It is an attempt to refocus Catholics and non-Catholics on the truest and most perfect gift of Christmas, Jesus Christ. It also invites each of us to give the perfect gift, the gift of our very self to God and to one another.The video illustrates well a problem that we can all have at Christmas: hectic, hurried lives, made even busier by “holiday” requirements and traditions. These traditions,...
  • Dad's viral videos totally nail Saturday mornings for parents

    04/09/2014 2:04:38 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 19 replies
    Today Moms ^ | April 8, 2014 | Alesandra Dubin
    Being a mom or dad is one of life's greatest joys. But early on weekend mornings? We're not always feeling the joy so much. In a series of Vine videos now going viral, one bleary-eyed dad captures the truth of Saturday mornings as a parent. Tony Serafini, a 38-year-old dad from Leominster, Mass., spends Saturday mornings alone with his 4-year-old daughter after his wife and eldest daughter leave for dance class. He started shooting a series of videos showing the little girl rocking out to her favorite music in the background, while dad blearily waits for his caffeine to kick...