Did you know you can visit and explore the pub and neighborhood from ‘Ted Lasso?’
When I first started watching Apple TV+’s hit series “Ted Lasso” a few years ago, I just assumed that the football club that Jason Sudeikis’ character coaches (and the area it surrounds) was completely fictional. While the soccer (er, football) team AFC Richmond is totally fake, the small city of Richmond is totally real.
This chocolate chip cookie recipe with browned butter will change your life
If you’re like me and you cook and bake a lot, sometimes a recipe comes along that is so good you just know you’ll be making it for the rest of your life. This is what happened when I made this chocolate chip cookie recipe for the first time.
5 ways to participate in #GivingTuesday without spending a dime
Giving Tuesday is still somewhat new in the grand scheme of social media things, and even though your first thought might be donating money, there are plenty of other ways to give, so don’t feel like you can’t participate if you don’t happen to have the funds at the moment.
Light of inspiration: Detroit Edison baseball team advances to state championship against all odds
It’s hard enough for any school to get to a state baseball final, let alone a school in a city where prep baseball is an afterthought. But the improbable nature of Edison’s run goes even further than that.
While you were sleeping, this U.S. athlete brought the world to tears with the ultimate redemption story
Lindsey Jacobellis of the United States is one of the greatest snowboarders of all-time with five world championships and eight X-Games titles, but had been known more for a giant mess-up than all of her other accomplishments.
5 fun, tried-and-true things you should absolutely do with your kids this holiday season
As an adult, by my late 20s, I started to feel a little bit “meh” about Christmas. Sure, it was a nice time of year, and I enjoyed seeing my family when I could, but I didn’t really understand the appeal of decorating, baking or most holiday-themed events. All of that changed, however, once I got into my 30s and had kids.
‘A godsend’: Rose’s House for breast cancer warriors helps first ‘grateful’ guest through major post-op recovery
Last year, it was just a dream -- serving as a safe haven of comfort and peace, for women recovering from major breast cancer surgery. Now, it’s become a reality for Pat and Phil Gonzales.
‘I was in such good health.’ From the top of her game to a paralyzing stroke -- how this journalist made the comeback of a lifetime.
Kristen Aguirre, by all accounts, did everything right: She wanted to deliver the news, and work as a storyteller, especially for underserved communities -- and after college, she landed TV jobs in Quincy, Illinois; Flint, Michigan; and then Denver, working as a reporter and anchor. It seemed like nothing could stop her. Until she was blindsided by a ischemic stroke that hit the motor strip of her brain.
‘A blessing’: Liberty students meet on bus, discover they lived in the same Chinese orphanage
Liberty University students, Ally Cole and Ruby Wierzbicki, started out a regular Wednesday bus ride to campus complete strangers, but after sparking conversation with each other, they found out they have more in common than they thought.
Most magical proposal of all time? Man ‘tweaks’ Disney movie to include himself, his girlfriend -- and it will make you swoon
Lee Loechler knows his high school sweetheart’s favorite movie is the Disney classic “Sleeping Beauty,” so he took six months to plan and weave a magical marriage proposal into a showing of the flick.
Opera adapts to pandemic, hosts drive-thru show in a parking garage -- and the results are stunning
DETROIT – When one thinks of the opera, images of a parking garage are unlikely to come to mind, but some unexpected creativity during the pandemic allowed people to experience the opera from their vehicle. This proves it: When you can’t pack people into a theater, you find another way to perform. Michigan Opera Theatre opened its season in late December this way. Each act performed on a different level of the opera house garage. Watch nextREAD: Michigan Opera Theatre names Yuval Sharon new artistic director
You will not believe this 4-year-old’s astonishing memory
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio is home to a bright 4-year-old girl who has set two records in the India Book of Records. The parents of Alhana Asath say they attribute her achievement to her great memory and diction. Most recently, Alhana set the record for identifying the maximum number of logos. The girl identified 200 logos in 159 seconds, according to the India Book of Records. “I love logos,” Alhana said.
Father, daughter meet for the first time after 50 years
HOUSTON – It was an emotional reunion for one Tomball, Texas father and his daughter, who were separated at her birth and then came together again after 50 years. Winski’s daughter, Kerri Beggs, said at the age of 19, she began a quest to find her biological father. Beggs, who now lives in Tucson, Arizona, took a plane to Hobby Airport on Friday, a flight that was delayed. For the first time after a lifetime of missing each other, the father and daughter embraced each other. For the last four months, I’ve been looking forward to this day.”Added Winski, “She’s my little girl.
Rocky, the owl found in the Rockefeller Christmas tree, has been returned to the wild
Rocky the owl has been returned to the wild. The tiny Saw-whet owl was found stuck inside this year’s Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center in 30 Rock last week, and thanks to some wonderful environmentalists, he’s now out. Rockefeller, or “Rocky” for short, became stuck inside the 75-foot-tall tree, and he was found and named by a worker setting up the tree Nov. 16, according to the Associated Press. Rocky, a female owl, was taken to Ravensbeard Wildlife Center in the Hudson Valley town of Saugerties to be nursed back to health. A video of Rocky taking flight back into the wild was posted on the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center’s Facebook page.
These stories about Alex Trebek will absolutely warm your heart
It’s still hard to believe that the iconic host of “Jeopardy!”, Alex Trebek, died Sunday after a long battle with cancer. It most certainly did, and the show’s Twitter account tweeted back that the picture made Trebek smile. Today we honor Alex Trebek. Alex Trebek did nothing but make you feel cool for being smart for 30 minutes every day for 36 years. And he stands up and it’s Alex Trebek.