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6-year-old surfer girl won't let disease wipe out her serious skills

Nicknamed The Flying Squirrel," 6-year-old Quincy Symonds is making waves not only for her incredible surfing skills, but also for her courage while coping with a genetic condition called congenital adrenal hyperplasia.With a growing social-media following both on Instagram and YouTube, the Australian phenom might just be the best 6-year-old surfer in the world.






Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:23:39 GMT
Make it so! Patrick Stewart puts other bucket challenges on ice

Patrick Stewart moved on to the final frontier of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Friday, boldly going where no other challenger has gone before. His simple and classy video speaks for itself.






Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:47:00 GMT
Kim Kardashian credits corset for tiny midsection, but does 'waist training' work?

She may be known for her derriere, but the latest Kim Kardashian body part to cause a stir is her waist, cinched tight in a corset and looking tiny in a new Instagram photo.






Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:28:45 GMT
10 lunchbox snacks so good you'll want to steal them for yourself

Among the new clothes and shiny supplies that signal its time for your kids to go back to school is another important consideration: what will you pack in their lunch sack that will not only be healthy, but that theyll actually eat? Look no further than the following foods, many of which are Non GMO, organic and completely kid friendly. Theres even a treat or two in there for mom and dad.






Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:25:00 GMT
Ice Bucket Challenge is now a Halloween costume

While some may be wishing the Ice Bucket Challenge would just go away, the new "Ice Bucket Challenge Costume" promises to keep fuelingthe Internet craze until at least Halloween.It's "totally real," insists creator Johnathon Weeks, owner of the BrandsonSale.com costume e-commerce site where the outfit is available.






Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:08:00 GMT
Never saw this coming: Makeup inspired by...Marge Simpson?

So, when it comes to beauty icons, a yellow cartoon character with a sky-high blue bouffant hairdo isnt generally the first image that comes to mind. But, doh!, Marge Simpson is poised to take the reins as the newest face for M.A.C cosmetics.

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:06:00 GMT
Law & Order: IBC? 'SVU' gang chills out for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

When they're not keeping the mean streets of New York safe from fictional predators, some of the past and present stars from "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" are busy doing good deeds elsewhere.This week, the famous faces behind Sgt. Olivia Benson and her former partner Det.






Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:47:51 GMT
9 fun and original ideas for awesome back-to-school pics

We asked TODAY Parents to share photos of kids on their first day of school and loved many of the creative ways parents are marking each year, from signs to chalk art to inventive ways to show how their kids have grown. Here, nine creative ways to capture the memory of your child's return to school.1.

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:22:32 GMT
Deaf campers show how to feel 'Happy' in viral video

If theres one thing the kids from Deaf Film Camp want you to come away with after watching the video they made of the Pharrell Williams' "Happy," its that they have no problem dancing and feeling music even if they cant hear a single note.

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:19:06 GMT
'Sacred sacrifice': 10 life lessons I learned caring for my mother

Almost two years ago, my life forever changed. My 54-year-old, energetic, outspoken, and selfless best friend was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, a glioblastoma multiforme. This person was my mother. Although I feel I've been losing her slowly over time, her doctors recently told us that she has begun the process of dying.We start hospice care this week.

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:17:00 GMT
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