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By Robin S | Things that make you happy and grateful.... And a tad nostalgic.

A Man Decided To Share A Bunch Of Positive Stories From 2017 To Make People Feel Better About The Year

"I hope people take away that there is always some good even if it’s hard to see."

From an evolutionary perspective, does it make any sense to be nice?

Solving Darwin’s puzzle of kindness.<p>World Kindness Day is a global 24-hour celebration dedicated to paying-it-forward and focusing on the good. We are encouraged to perform acts of kindness such as giving blood, cleaning a communal microwave at work, or volunteering at a nursing home.<p>Of course, …

Ridiculously Photogenic Gecko Inspires Photoshop Battle, And It’s Hilarious (Add Yours!)

Ever seen someone so photogenic that it makes you feel like a toad in comparison? Well, get ready to turn green with envy, because the latest …

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From her dad’s killing during the crack epidemic to a Supreme Court clerkship

On the way to the most important job interview of her life, Tiffany Wright took a detour, turning up Trinidad Avenue in Northeast Washington and slowing as a brown brick rowhouse came into view.<p>She glanced out of her passenger-side window and thought back to the night that shaped her life. It was …

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The Winners Of The Greatest Photoshop Battles Ever (10+ Pics)

We've featured several Photoshop Battles here on Bored Panda over the years, from badass hawks and awkward half-cats to naked guinea pigs and …

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This Nervous Cheetah Was Given A 'Support' Puppy, In Cutest Move Ever By Zoo

In possibly the cutest move ever made in the history of zoos, this nervous baby cheetah has been given a "support puppy" to play with, to help make …

Meet the globe-trotting hairdresser who helps homeless people look sharp

When Joshua Coombes got off the bus at Union Station in Washington this past February, he didn’t set off for the usual tourist attractions along the Mall. Instead, the London-based hairdresser headed for the marble fountain where homeless people gather outside. Most travelers walk by without a …

Guy Makes Tiny Hats For The Toad Who Hangs Out On His Porch

He shows up every night to try on a different one.<p>One night over the summer, Chris Newsome noticed a little toad sitting on his porch. He didn't …

Accepted, 8 times over: Ohio quadruplets earn spots at Yale, Harvard

Nick Wade was at track practice late one afternoon last week when he found out. The 18-year-old checked his phone and learned that he had made it into the Ivy League.<p>“One by one,” he said. “I found out I had gotten into my schools.”<p>Wade is a quadruplet, though, with three brothers on his high …

37 Childhood Things You'll Only Know If You're Over 30

There was a time when you found playing with a Dustbuster exciting.

100 Pictures That'll Make You Pee Yourself Laughing

What more do you need?

50 Inspiring Motivational Quotes About Mental Toughness and Willpower

Looking for a burst of inspiration and motivation when times get tough? These quotes will help you keep pursuing your goals.<p>Arguably one of the most important qualities successful people possess is mental toughness: the drive and determination and willpower to keep going when the going gets …

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17 Easy Steps To Get You Through A Rough Day

You need this.

Grandma's wrong number Thanksgiving invitation ends in the best way possible

The heartwarming tale of a grandma texting a Thanksgiving invitation to the wrong number just got a perfect ending.<p>After 17-year-old Jamal Hinton …

Rescue Goat With Anxiety Only Calms Down In Her Duck Costume

"As soon as I put it on her, she just instantly got calm."<p>It all started when Leanne Lauricella went shopping at Marshalls before Halloween. She was …

This Muslim And Jewish Duo Cutting Homeless People's Hair For Free Will Give You Life

"The power of giving people a haircut is an amazing thing."<p>Jamali's service is part of a drive from the social justice campaigning group Who Is Hussain, which each week sets up a stand offering free food to homeless people and passers by in the heart of central London.<p>View this post on …

A Service Dog Got His Caricature Drawn At Disneyland And People Can't Handle It

"There is beauty in the world."

This Police Officer Dancing To Beyoncé Will Heal Your Soul

Thank you, universe.<p>"The first thing I did was tell my foster family, and after I told them they disowned me," Diggs said. "I told one person at the school, and I asked her not to tell anybody, and [then it] spread like wildfire. I spent roughly the next year in isolation. That was the worst year …

In Other News: This Photo Of An Elephant Snuggling An Ostrich

The news this week.<p>For that reason, we're bringing you this photo of a baby elephant named Jotto cuddled up to an ostrich named Pea.<p>Conservationists with the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya came across Pea two years ago today, while they were rescuing a different infant elephant. The trust …

The janitor felt invisible to Georgetown students — until one changed his life

Every night, they had the same routine.<p>The Georgetown University business student would settle in for his cram session — soda, chips, books lined up.<p>And the janitor would come in to start his night shift — polishing each of the windows in the study room, moving amid all those books and chips and …

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016 Finalists

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016 (see 2015 here) came to an end on October 1st, and the shortlisted final 40 entries have finally been …

Stranger's Kind Gesture To Pregnant Mother Who Was Alone On Flight Moves Passenger To Tears

'There are still good people out there.'<p>A passenger on a flight was brought to tears when she witnessed a stranger calm a pregnant mother’s …

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These 1500-Meter Paralympian Runners Were So Fast That Their Fourth-Place Time Would Have Won Gold At The Rio Olympics

Even the fourth-place time would have been good enough for Olympic gold.

Paralympic Swimmer Jessica Long Wants to Be a Role Model for Young Girls

Paralympic swimmer Jessica Long has won 12 gold medals but nothing makes her feel more accomplished than being a role model.<p>“Winning gold medals is …

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This Woman’s Nature Art Is Insanely Popular On Instagram

"I'm searching for light and beauty and making art out of what I find."

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This Runner Stopped In Her Olympics Semi-Final To Help Her Injured Competitor Finish

I'm not crying, you are. No, I lied. I am crying. A lot.