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Dogs of The Homeless Need Love Too!

Lori and Shira Rich have made it their mission to spread kindness to the homeless and their pets. The desire to devote their time and resources to those less fortunate stemmed from Shira's concern in March 2012 for the homeless pets and the people that care for them. For many these animals are the only unconditional love and loyalty they receive. Their furry friends give them companionship while also helping them learn about responsibility.


Lori and Shira have stayed true to their grassroots effort by starting their nonprofit Taking It To the Streets. This mother daughter duo travel around Riverside, CA giving love, attention and dog treats to the stray dogs in their community. They also raise money to spay, neuter, vaccinate, microchip and provide stray dogs with the care and concern they need to enrich the lives of those in need while reducing the street dog population. Sometimes the best solution to a problem isn't change, but to accept and care for the less fortunate, and the ones the love.

Want to learn more about Taking It To The Streets? Visit their website or follow them on Facebook!

This story was produced by Lucia Nazzaro and shot/edited by Inclusion Films.

10 Festive Facts About Thanksgiving Foods

With Thanksgiving just a few days away, we are all getting excited! Not only do we get to spend time with loved ones, give thanks, and make memories; but we get to eat a delicious feast! My mouth has been watering for a week already. To further get you in the mood, here are some facts about your favorite Thanksgiving foods.

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Breast Cancer Inspires Twin Sisters To Cook Healthy

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the start to the holiday season, which means it's the best time for twin sisters, chefs, and cookbook authors Joy & Judy to break out their favorite healthy holiday recipes! In the latest episode of the HooplaHa original series Twin Sisters, Love & Cooking!, the saucy sisters of healthy twists prepare their fall favorite…. the Hearty Autumn Stew!

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Marvel At Multitasking Mom Raising 15 Kids

Lyette Reback was an only child, but when she married her college love after only a few short months together, she knew she wanted a large family. Meet the Reback family -- complete with 15 kids! If you already think Lyette's life is hectic, you should know she home schools each child and shares her life with the world on her blog, Believe With Me.

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One Woman's Touching Project To End The Stigma Around Anxiety & Depression

"The best way I have always put it is: If you wake up in the morning, and you have cancer and you don't feel well, you can call into work and say 'Hey, I have cancer, I don't feel well,' and everyone understands. You are told to rest and not worry. Now, try to call into work and say, 'My anxiety is so bad. I can't do this today.' In that case, you are told to get it together and get to work. How is that possible? How are these two conditions, which are both life threatening, treated so differently?"

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Passionate About Helping Others, 11-Year-Old Donates Shoes To Kids In Need

Since preschool, young Emily Inch has been helping others. When she was very little, she was unusually generous, donating toys and clothes that she didn't want anymore. As she grew older and became more aware of challenges that her schoolmates face, she realized that she could make an even bigger impact.

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Pin-Ups For Vets Creates Stunning Calendars Featuring Outstanding Female Veterans

When you hear the term "pin-up calendar," what comes to mind? Perhaps you feel nostalgia for another era of American history, a pre-Internet world where people had to carry letters, photos, and calendars around with them in physical form. Well, think again, because pin-up calendars are back—and they're being used to help and honor our active military service people and Veterans on a perfect day - Veterans' Day.

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The Best Things Come In Small Packages! This 3lb Therapy Dog Proves It

At just 3 pounds, this therapy dog may be small, but he's on a big mission! His goal? To spread hope, smiles, and comfort to everyone he meets.

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When Communities Face Unemployment, Starbucks Wants To Train And Inspire

Most people know them for their coffee, but that's not why we're celebrating Starbucks today. Because coffee is not what brought a young Kenyarah Williams to Starbucks' doors. What she wanted was a solid job, and that's what Starbucks offered her. Kenyarah had her first child at eighteen, and she quickly found herself working three jobs to support a growing family. When she started at Starbucks as a barista 9 years ago, her place of employment was outside of her neighborhood of Englewood in Chicago. Today, Kenyarah is thriving as a store manager at a shop in Englewood, and is helping to bring opportunities like the one she grabbed to other young people in her community.

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