Comedians Prove Laughter is the Best Medicine
When a health scare strikes, we visit our favorite physicians and medical experts for help. Although modern medicine is an integral part of the healing process, did you know that one of life's best natural remedies can be found at The Club...a COMEDY club that is!
That's exactly what Saranne Rothberg discovered when she was diagnosed with cancer in 1999. When she began to realize the healing properties of humor, she started the Comedy Cures Foundation to entertain and educate those suffering from psychological, mental and physical illness on the health benefits of the comedic perspective. Today, Saranne is cancer-free and has connected more than 1 million people with their funny bone at 1,000 different events. Check out this video and find out for yourself the curing powers of a good laugh!
South Mountain Creamery started as a small 2 person farm and grew over the years through hard work and family dedication. Now, it's a large family-run business that supports its community with physical products and charitable donations.
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You can see it in their eyes, even in the smallest of glances: Verna and Jerry Kinersly are soulmates. The couple, who married on Valentines Day in 1953, has endured the highs and lows of any relationship, though none has been quite so immediate and challenging as Verna's experience with Alzheimer's. Following her diagnosis, Jerry became his wife's caretaker. This ushered in a new era of their relationship, in which Verna leans a little more on her husband, though as you can see in the video above, she still has plenty of spirit.
Art classes allow young people to express themselves in important ways. Unfortunately, arts education is disappearing from schools in America; since 2008, 80% of school districts have cut funding for art programs. Simultaneously, student creativity scores have dropped. Fortunately, there are people and groups out there fighting to keep arts education present and vibrant in schools across the country.
Tennis is a popular and fun pastime, in that it requires mental focus and athletic ability. But due to the cost of equipment and court time, lots of kids never get the chance to try their hand at the sport. Leaders of the Junior Tennis Champion Center (JTCC) recognized this cost challenge, and decided to do something to change it. In 2009, JTCC launched a Community Outreach initiative, with the goal of introducing underserved kids in Prince George's County, MD, and Washington, DC to tennis. And the program has become an indisputable success.
What's more fun than watching a fashion show? How about a fashion show featuring incredibly cute dogs??
Jim Curtis is an award-winning health industry pioneer. But reaching the pinnacle of success, as he has today, was no cake-walk. Only after accepting the curveballs and challenges that life threw his way could Jim find happiness and thrive in his career.
The inaugural Universal FanCon (FanCon) is the first large-scale, 24-hour, inclusive event that celebrates the diversity of fans, the diversity of fandom, the true needs of those who love pop culture and a celebration of the differences that make us strong. Hosted at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD, April 27-29, 2018, FanCon's mission is to create a sense of belonging by providing authentic connections and experiences through fan-centric parties, programs, panels and partners.
BalletNext's search for innovation led the New York City-based company and its Artistic Director Michele Wiles to a first-of-its-kind production, a ballet called "Follin."