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Girl surprises man who raised her with adoption papers

So everyone has been waiting for this but I finally asked the man that raised me to adopt me (Credit: Misty Nicole Knight via Facebook)She wanted to make official what he has been doing unofficially for years. Earlier this week, a video went viral showing a young woman named Misty surprising her father figure, Ryan, with adoption papers.

In her letter to him, she wrote: "You've raised me my whole life . . . putting my hair in tight Princess Leia buns . . . I know we are so weird together, but that's what makes you you, and I cannot imagine not having you in my life. I'm so grateful to be able to call you Dad."

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'The Most Interesting Man in the World' is retiring

Jonathan Goldsmith waves goodbye in his last ad spot as Dos Equis' The world has lost interest with "The Most Interesting Man in the World." After nine years of dispensing wisdom on life and listening to interesting facts about his life, Dos Equis is retiring the bearded bandit who was a cultural phenomenon. We followed him as he jaunted around the world and hung on every word as he casually dispensed advice sitting in a booth.

Here are some interesting facts about this mysterious man:

• He once gave a pep talk and both teams won.
• The last time he flirted with danger, danger got clingy.
• If opportunity knocks and he is not home, opportunity waits.
• His charm is so contagious that vaccines have been created for it.
• He can open a piñata with a wink and smile.
• Sasquatch has taken a photo of him.

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Dad saves son and the photo goes viral

Shaun Cunningham blocks a flying baseball bat from hitting his 8-year-old son in the face. Photo by Christopher Horner/TwitterWhen the bat flew out of the player's hands and towards the head of a child, a father knew he only had seconds to respond. Eight-year-old Landon was distracted, sending a picture to his mom of the great view he and his dad had from behind the dugout. But love, taking the form of his father's now bruised arm, shielded him from the potentially tragic collision.

His dad Shaun Cunningham said: "I saw it heading towards him. I didn't have a lot of time. Guess I'd call it Dad-mode. Just protecting my son." An unhurt Landon told a local reporter: "I have a great dad! My dad's a hero!"

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Women's Day, Nancy Reagan and the power of grace

Former first lady Nancy Reagan is helped by Marine Lt. Gen. George J. Flynn as she arrives for a wreath laying ceremony at the memorial of her husband former U.S. President Ronald Reagan during the centennial birthday celebration at the Reagan Library, in Simi Valley, Calif, in this Feb. 6, 2011 file photo. Former first lady Nancy Reagan suffered broken ribs in a fall and is recovering slowly. The announcement Tuesday May 22, 2012 was made at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, where she was expected to attend a speech by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)"We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly." So said acclaimed novelist Margaret Atwood back in 1939. But is this true today?
Today is International Women's Day. On this day, we collectively look back on the contributions of women in the past. We also set our hopes on creating a brighter and more equitable tomorrow. For me, I would not be half the man I am today were it not for the women in my life.

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Free Chick-fil-A? Saving money and families

Family Challenge with mother and daughter (Credit: Chick-fil-a)Over 350 Chick-fil-A restaurants are now offering a "family challenge": If you'll lock your phone up in a "Cell Phone Coop" for the entire meal, you win a free ice cream cone. This coop, a cardboard box at the center of your table, holds your phone while your family keeps your attention. The average American spends four hours a day on the phone. But Chick-fil-A is hoping to entice their customers to reduce that time and increase their calorie count.

Research shows that dinnertime conversation boosts the vocabulary of young children more than being read aloud to does. Regular family meals have been shown to lower the risk of teenage smoking, binge drinking, marijuana use, eating disorders, and sexual activity. However, it does increase their chances of attaining a higher grade point average and better self-esteem.

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