A tragic story with very few clear answers.
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Here is the dash-cam footage
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On Monday, 13 Marines were on their way home, returning from Afghanistan. And before their American Airlines flight from Chicago to San Diego took off, the airline realized it had six open seats in first class.
So they upgraded six of the Marines, which is their policy when it comes to members of the armed services. But the other seven were still in coach. So seven first-class passengers gave up THEIR seats, so all 13 Marines could sit together.
Also, the fiancée of one of the soldiers' called the USO while they were on a connecting flight from Baltimore, and told them a bunch of soldiers would be showing up.
So with only one hour to work with, a 74-year-old USO worker and former Marine named John Colas managed to pull off an impromptu welcome.
When they landed, their plane taxied under a huge arch of water being sprayed from a fire truck. Then when they got to the terminal, there was a group of people CHEERING for them.
One of the Marines did an interview, and said it's, quote, "amazing when we are 10 years [into] a war, and there is still that kind of community, [and] that level of support."
I've occasionally run into some of the cast members around town. This story is just sad.
One of the stars of AMISH MAFIA was severely beaten by her boyfriend. FULL DETAILS HERE > http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/914685_-Amish-Mafia--star-severely-beaten-in-Strasburg.html
Look, this study ISN'T saying that when a couple has a fight, the WOMAN is the one who can't move on, holds a grudge, and thrives off being passive-aggressive for weeks or YEARS afterward. I swear, it's not. BUT . . .
According to a new study out of the University of California-Berkeley, the key to marital happiness is . . . how fast the WIFE stops being angry after arguments.
The researchers analyzed video of 80 couples and found a direct link between their happiness and how fast the woman got over being angry. The man's speed in getting over arguments didn't really have an impact on the couple's happiness.
The researchers say, quote, "When it comes to managing negative emotion during conflict, wives really matter . . . but our study suggests that if spouses, especially wives, are able to calm themselves, their marriages can continue to thrive."
UPS delivers about 16 million packages every single day. And obviously, at that volume, SOME of them are going to get TRASHED or LOST. How can you make sure that doesn't happen to YOUR package?
Here are four secrets from a former UPS worker on how to make sure your package gets where it's going safely . . .
1. Don't bother writing "FRAGILE" on the box. Each handler loads about 250 packages an hour. They aren't going to notice "fragile" . . . and since SO many boxes say "fragile," they'll probably ignore it anyway.
2. Disguise your box as a gift. The one time the handlers WILL take special care of a package is if it looks like a kid put some effort into making sure it looks good. So wrap it, add bows, maybe add a handwritten message in crayon, and you're good.
3. Don't reuse boxes without removing EVERY old sticker. The scanners scan the first barcode they encounter. So if there's an old shipping label on there, or a FedEx or Post Office label that could scan . . . your package could be lost.
4. Follow their instructions perfectly. If your package IS destroyed or lost, you might be able to get reimbursed . . . but follow ALL of their instructions. Use a new box, don't overpack it, use wide tape, and waterproof what's inside.
In 2012, Alabama photographer Amanda Chapman decided to undertake the immense task of getting made up in a different Halloween look every, single, day. The results were astonishing and she's done it again this year! Like her Facebook page and check out larger pictures on her Flickr Photo Stream.
2013 Zombie Snow White Source:Amanda Chapman Photography
Here are some random stats and stories about Halloween, candy, and trick-or-treating . . .
1. The average kid's trick-or-treating haul will contain approximately 11,000 CALORIES. That's the same as about seven days' worth of food for a kid.
2. More than HALF of parents say kids have to SHARE the candy they get trick-or-treating . . . either with each other, with their parents, with their friends, or all of the above. 78% of parents handle dividing up their kids' candy.
3. One in 10 people say their house has been pranked on Halloween. One in 200 people say they've had to call the COPS because of something on Halloween.
4. Here's some FANTASTIC news. A study of national crime reports from 30 states between 1997 and 2005 found there's NO increased risk for children when it comes to predators on Halloween. It's just as safe . . . or risky . . . as any other day.
5. If you aren't going to eat candy on Halloween, maybe you can use it for art projects? An artist named Eric Millikin creates pictures of monsters using Halloween candy and they're amazing.
(Check them out here.)