Adorable Photo Of Firefighter With Little Girl After Crash Goes Viral









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This picture is just too sweet but the firefighter says he was just doing his job.





Capt. Chris Blazek of the Chattanooga Fire Department in Chattanooga, Tennessee arrived at the scene of a car crash on June 2 to find a pregnant mom and her three children, all of whom seemed pretty shaken up by the wreck. The mother was extremely distressed as she was having abdominal and back pain, and her 4-month-old baby was crying as well.

Blazek did his part to ensure everyone was OK physically and also gave one of the children some old-fashioned tender loving care to calm her down and make her feel safe. The Chattanooga Fire Department shared a sweet photo of Blazek cradling the little girl at the site of the crash, along with his story of what happened, on Facebook this week:

“The children ranged in age from 7 years to 4 months,” Blazek explained in the post. “Both big girls were fine, but the baby was screaming hysterically, too. So I took her out of her car seat and did a quick physical exam to make sure she was OK. She immediately laid her head on my shoulder. Shortly after that I decided that my guys had the scene under control, so I decided to take a break with my new friend. She immediately fell asleep in my arms.”





How sweet! Blazek added that the baby’s mother was transported to the hospital and that other fire department personnel stayed on the scene with the children until they were turned over to family members.

“It’s moments like this, that I am reminded, this is why I do the job,” Blazek wrote.

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The department’s post has since gone viral and has been shared about 8,000 times and liked more than 11,000 times! People flooded the comments section with messages of support for Blazek’s service and act of kindness. For his part, Blazek says he was just doing his job.

“My peers do this on a daily basis,” he told Chattanooga’s WRCB-TV. “This was a normal call for us. This is something we would do without thinking. Recognition like this is amazing but we do it knowing that some day there may be no recognition.”





The woman involved in the accident, Whittley Hightower, also later added to the comments, “I really want to say thank you for being there for my three girls. It was such a scary moment for all of us. God bless you.”

Blazek responded in kind, writing, “Mrs. Hightower it was an honor and privilege. Glad to know you and the girls are doing well.”

What an inspiring story! We’re so glad to know that first responders like Blazek are out there helping those in need.

Buy Skinny Freezers Vodka Ice Pops To Make Days By The Pool So Much Fun









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Yes, please!





The summer heat will be in full swing before you know it, and you’re going to need something to get you through it. Thankfully, there are some chilly treats out there for adults that will make your time spent outdoors this summer a whole lot more enjoyable.

Here’s one to drop into your pool bag: Slim Chillers Skinny Freezers vodka ice pops, which come in a sleeve, just like those colorful pops you loved as a kid (only better!). Whether you’re hosting a backyard party, sitting poolside or lounging on the shore, these 100-calorie boozy, icy treats are bound to help you beat the heat.

These delicious adult pops come in four cocktail flavors, including Cosmopolitan, Watermelon Lemonade, Appletini and Lemon Drop. Yum!





According to the brand, these are available at retailers such as Costco and Lee’s Discount Liquor, but you can also check out the official website to find a location that carries these pops near you.

Of course, these Skinny Freezers aren’t the only way you can enjoy alcohol in a yummy frozen form. Aldi started selling alcoholic popsicles last summer. Brands like Fruta Pop carry flavors such as Pina Colada, and SnoBar offers alcoholic pops and ice cream in certain states.

Or, if you’re feeling ambitious — you can create your own alcoholic frozen treats at home. There are plenty of recipes online for boozy pops and ice cream treats for you to enjoy.

We’ve selected a few that will definitely get you through the hottest days this season:

1. Jack And Coke Popsicles

This classic combo is sure to please in frozen form. We put this recipe from Boulder Locavore to the test — and our taste testers were not disappointed!





2. Strawberry Moscato Pops

If you’re looking for an extra sweet treat, these strawberry moscato pops are exactly what you need. Get the recipe at Mind Over Batter.

Mind Over Batter

3. Moscow Mule Pops

Even the most classic of cocktails can be frozen for easy, portable enjoyment. Get the recipe at Shutterbean.

Shutterbean

4. Red Wine Ice Cream

Looking for an excuse to have wine before dinner? Well, now that you can consume it in ice cream form, you’ve got all the more reason to day drink — umm, we mean eat. Get the recipe at Cooking With Janica.

Cooking With Janica

So, who’s ready to kick off summer with these adult treats? Please eat responsibly!

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Reportedly Found A Weekend Country Home









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Sounds like a lovely countryside getaway for the royal pair!





Now that Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are officially husband and wife, they can move on to the next stage of their lives together. According to a source who spoke to Us Weekly, the newlyweds are in full-on nesting mode and have signed a two-year lease on a home on the Great Tew Estate in the Cotswolds, a lush and beautiful area that is just a 90-minute drive from London.

The pair (along with Markle’s adorable dog!) is currently waiting for renovations to be completed at their Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace, which will serve as their primary residence. Until then, they will reportedly spend their weekends at their new country home.





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“Meghan loves the Cotswolds and fell in love with the estate the first time she went,” the source told Us Weekly. “They recently had security cameras installed around the perimeter.”

With their super-busy schedule, the royal couple is definitely overdue for some rest and relaxation! The Great Tew Estate describes itself as encapsulating “much of what might be considered the archetypal English Country Estate. Spring lambs playing in rolling grassland, oak woods with a carpet of bluebells, chocolate box thatch cottages.”

The idyllic village also counts another famous British couple, David and Victoria Beckham, among its residents. Ahead of the wedding, Markle’s spa-themed wedding shower was hosted at Soho Farmhouse, a members-only retreat located on the estate.

A shortage of places to call their own won’t be a problem for the pair, as Queen Elizabeth II is known for giving property as wedding gifts. She gave Prince William and Duchess Kate Anmer Hall on her private Sandringham Estate after they wed in 2011, and some people predict that she’ll gift Prince Harry and Markle another cottage on the same estate.





Here’s hoping we get a glimpse of the couple’s new homes — as well as how they decorate them — sometime soon!

Sandra Bullock Opens Up About Her Path To Adoption In An Emotional Interview









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Have the tissues handy!





Sandra Bullock originally sat down with Hoda Kotb to talk about her role in the upcoming “Ocean’s 8,” but they quickly changed subjects to talk about the top priorities in Bullock’s life — her two kids.

Bullock adopted now-8-year-old Louis in 2010, when he was about 3 months old. She later adopted Laila, now age 5, when the little girl was 3 years old. Ever since she became a mother, Bullock’s life has revolved around her family, and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

“My priorities are my kids, my kids, my kids,” the actress told Kotb.

Despite not becoming a mother until she was 45 years old, Bullock always knew that she wanted to be a mom.





“Being a mom, I finally realize, ‘Oh this is what I was supposed to do when I grew up,’” she said. “This is my purpose, and I knew it at a very young age … I felt that calling at a very young age, but I had to become the mom that I was supposed to be for the kids that were waiting for me.”

Becoming A Mom

Bullock’s a firm believer that there’s no “right way” to become a mother. The adoption process wasn’t an easy one for her — or short, since it took about four years — but it was certainly worth it.

“The beautiful thing that I was constantly told was, ‘The perfect child will find you. You will find your child,’” Bullock said. “But you don’t believe that when it’s not happening, when you’re going, ‘Where is my family?’ When it does happen, you know exactly what they’re talking about.”

And once you have those children in your arms, you’re officially a mom, and the child is yours, undeniably. That’s precisely why she’s an advocate for not referring to kids as “adopted children.”

“Let’s all just refer to these kids as ‘our kids.’ Don’t say ‘my adopted child,’”she told InStyle. “No one calls their kid their ‘IVF child’ or their ‘oh, sh**, I went to a bar and got knocked-up child.’ Let just say, ‘our children.’”

The actress seems to protect her privacy and is rarely photographed with her children, but when she is, it’s absolutely adorable, as you can see in this tweet from AOL Lifestyle:

Inspiring Others

Bullock is hopeful that this inclusive way of thinking will inspire families of all shapes and sizes.





“It’s amazing to me how we can take away people’s happiness by telling them, ‘This is the box you have to stay in.’ There is no box,” she explained about motherhood.

And, she’s already inspired Kotb to adopt a child. Kotb told Bullock that it wasn’t until after Bullock adopted Louis that she herself considered adoption. Kotb added a baby girl, Haley Joy, to her family in 2017.

“You don’t even know who you’ve inspired,” Kotb told the actress.

And Bullock certainly hopes that’s true.

“I hope me telling my story lets people know that there is no end game,” Bullock replied. “There are hundreds of thousands of children that are ready to be your child. You’re a forever parent the minute you accept the love of that child.”

She couldn’t be more accurate!

What do you think of Bullock’s stance on parenting and adoption?

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FOOD KING: MALA LAND!









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The original hosts are back, and together, they take a trip to Mala Land! PS: Try spotting the Food King in the video. 😀 1. Paradise Dynasty Orchard ION 2 …





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Ciao bellezze! Sono davvero felice di parlarvi di Garnier Fructis Hair Food, sono sicura li amerete: http://bit.ly/Mikeligna ▻ Seguimi su: . TWITTER: …





DIY Miniature Fruit tart ミニチュアフルーツタルト作り Fake food









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How to make miniature fake food – Miniature Fruit tart. I made miniature fake food for dollhouse. ミニチュアフルーツタルト作り カフェのドールハウスアイテムとして6…





‘Sex And The City’ Turns 20









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Can you believe it’s been 20 years since „Sex and the City“ premiered?





The world has changed, but the love for “Sex and the City” remains.

The groundbreaking HBO series about four friends living in New York City premiered on HBO on June 6, 1998, and ran until 2004.

Along the way there were plenty of dates, Cosmos and expensive shoes for the crew.

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Fans have been praising the show and sharing memories on social media since; for many, “Sex and the City” was as much a lifestyle as it was a series.





“Shoutout to all the formerly Single Ladies who came to our place every Sunday night for a gay/gal ritual starting 20 yrs ago,” pop culture experts Tom and Lorenzo tweeted. “You’re all married and seeing your kids through high school now, but we’re raising a virtual Cosmo to you all and some fine memories.”

Writer Declan Cashin pointed out that star Sarah Jessica Parker “doesn’t get enough kudos for making it ‘acceptable’ for proud movie actors to do TV series.”

“She blazed a trail in lots of ways. Martin Sheen & Rob Lowe followed suit with The West Wing a year later; then Kiefer Sutherland in 2001 with ’24,’ Cashin tweeted. “In short: SATC is a groundbreaking show for lots of reasons. And SJP’s then-risky move from movies to TV was one of the very first turns in a crucial pivot within the entertainment industry. Bravo SJ.”

Parker starred on the series with Kim Catrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis.

Nixon is now running for governor of New York and had a surprise for those who first came to know her as Miranda Hobbes.

On June 4, she tweeted: “To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Sex and the City, we’re dropping a line of anniversary-inspired merchandise tomorrow designed by the team behind the “Every Outfit on Sex and the City” Instagram account.”





The shirts, hats and tote bags are inscribed with the words “I’m a Miranda and I’m voting for Cynthia.”

Alas, “SATC” lovers will have to comfort themselves with memories and merchandise as there appears to be no hope for a “Sex and the City 3” movie.

At least we will always have the #WokeCharlotte memes.

Written by Lisa Respers France for CNN.

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4 Ways To Get Help For Someone Who Might Be Suicidal









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This is a great resource for helping a friend or family member.





Fashion designer Kate Spade’s suicide spotlights the importance of recognizing the potential warning signs when someone intends to end their life.

The attention is needed, especially now.

When a high-profile person dies by suicide, the “celebrity-suicide effect” can lead to a rise in copycat deaths. In the four months after Robin William’s took his own life in 2014, there was a 10 percent increase — almost 2,000 additional suicides — recorded.





There is already a rise in suicide rates in the US, making it the 10th leading cause of death in 2015, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Here Are Ways To Help If You Or Someone You Know Is At Risk:

1. By Phone

Call 1-800-273-8255 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. It provides free and confidential support 24 hours a day, seven days a week for people in suicidal crisis or distress. You can learn more about its services here, including its guide on what to do if you see suicidal language on social media. You can also call 1-800-273-8255 to talk to someone about how you can help a person in crisis.

2. By Text

Text HOME to 741741 to have a confidential text conversation with a trained crisis counselor from Crisis Text Line. Counselors are available 24/7. You can learn more about how their texting service works here.

3. By Online Chat

For online chat, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides a confidential chat window, with counselors available 24/7. Boys Town also provides counselors for youth-specific online chat at this link. It is available every Monday through Friday between 6 p.m. and midnight in the Central time zone.

4. In Spanish

For crisis support in Spanish, call 1-888-628-9454. For support outside of the US, a worldwide directory of resources and international hotlines is provided by the International Association for Suicide Prevention. You can also turn to Befrienders Worldwide.





Another way to help is by supporting the nonprofits that provide suicide counseling, prevention and education. Volunteers are needed, and some train to become counselors.

Online donations for some of these organizations can be made by clicking the button above.

Written by Christopher Dawson for CNN.

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