Inspired Life

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I have watched many people — adults and children alike — succumb to pressures of the pandemic. I was wrong about one girl.
As neighbors traded gentle insults on their storefront signs, other businesses started chiming in with their own jabs.
I finally settled on what to keep, what to say goodbye to. I now understand that stuff and memories are two very different things.
GoFundMe donors raised more than enough to cover Noah Ruiz's Popsicle spree.
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Tiffany & Co. has been selling the women’s solitaire diamond engagement ring since 1886. It only took 135 years for men to get their own version.
The masks came off, slowly. The fresh air felt good on their skin. As more Washingtonians get vaccinated, people who had stayed locked down are venturing out -- cautious and with wonder.
Instead of being served with cheddar biscuits, Freckles the calico lobster will be on permanent display at the Virginia Living Museum.
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“She had the presence of mind to catch the baby and call for help,” said Dale Glenn, a doctor on the plane who helped her.
“They need as much love and care as you can possibly give them," said Linda Owens, 78.
"There was no Black girl hair,” said Morgan Bugg, who wanted to make her avatar resemble her. “I felt super sad.”
Seven marbled notebooks have circulated around the world, and 115 women have signed up to participate.