BATTLING CANCER CAN BE A LAUGHING MATTER, IF ONLY FOR ONE SECOND

What is something you wish you could give to a person battling cancer –  how about the gift of a moment of carefree laughter?  Leo Burnett France together with The Mimi Foundation provided an unusual surprise makeover to 20 cancer patients.  Photographer Vincent Dixon captured the moments.  Instead of the usual “glamorous” makeovers, the group(…)

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A WONDERFUL MEMORY – FROZEN IN BUBBLES

Sixteen degrees outside — what do you do?  Angela Kelly and her seven year old son found it to be a unique bonding moment.  They mixed up some homemade bubble mixture from soap in their home and blew bubbles.  They watched them freeze, thaw, crack and break apart.  Photos from the various stages of the(…)

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A LASTING LESSON ON LIVING

Teachers give us so much… how often do we get the opportunity to give back?  David Menasche taught 11th grade English in Miami for 16 years; that is until brain cancer made that impossible to do.  Instead of focusing on his terminal illness, David took to social media and asked his former students on Facebook(…)

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QUILTS OF VALOR: BRINGING COMFORT TO THOSE WHO EARNED IT

Many are now familiar with the picture of the Army Ranger Josh Hargis (http://dailynightly.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/10/21/21066936-quilts-of-valor-offers-warmth-to-wounded-soldiers ) as his virtually motionless body managed a salute as he was awarded the Purple Heart.  What many don’t know is the quilt that was on his hospital bed was created by the Quilts of Valor Foundation.  Catherine Roberts founded this(…)

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GET A HANDLE ON UNION HARDWARE’S STARRY NIGHT

Want a rich, cultural experience?  Visit Union Hardware Store in Bethesda, Maryland.  When confronted with a warehouse full of discontinued cabinet hardware, rather than sending them to the scrap pile, they were repurposed.  This is David van Go-berg’s recreation of van Gogh’s “Starry Night” painting.  Made out of over 1250 knobs, levers and backplates, this(…)

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BALL DROPPING, JAW DROPPING FACTS FOR 2013 NYC TIMES SQUARE

“For Times Square 2013, 288 of the Waterford Crystal triangles introduce the new Let There Be Peace design of a dove with wings spread symbolizing a message of peace; 288 triangles feature the Let There Be Friendship engraving of people holding hands around the world; 288 triangles are emblazoned with the romantic Let There Be(…)

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