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From Joy To Heartbreak, Jared And Adam Hit A Bump In The Road!

Every relationship hits a bump in the road or a temporary setback. It is not really the setback that matters, but rather if or how you bounce back from it that truly counts. HooplaHa's star couple of Joy Story, Adam & Jared tell all about the recent "bump in the road" that put the wedding of the year on hold!


Jadam was launched into stardom when Adam Keller proposed to Jared Marinelli in an epic flashmob fashion. After the proposal, Jared confessed "We hit this major bump in the road".

So how has the star couple overcome their bump in the road? One way is...couples therapy. "We think talking to someone once a week for an hour and just checking in with each other is the best thing we could have done" revealed Adam.

"The most important lesson that I learned about everything I went through is that it's okay to be vulnerable... and from there anything is possible" said Jared.

This video was produced by Tracy Chevrier, shot by Yura Makarov, and edited by Varya Rookwood. To see more of Adam and Jared and the Joy Story series, check out our YouTube channel and our Facebook page!

Happy Thanksgiving: Tips For Carving Your Turkey To Savor Every Bit

Yum... it's Thanksgiving. We set you up with some tips to cooking the perfect turkey, now on to the carving! You may think it is easy... but you'd be surprised at how much meat you are actually missing. Executive Chef, Michael Luboff, for Stew Leonard's – the World's Largest Dairy Store and one of the most renowned grocery store chains in the U.S., gives some carving tips to make sure you savor every bit! Along with enjoying it, you want it to look presentable, too!

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A Celebration For Turkeys On Turkey Day!

Happy Turkey/Thanksgiving Day! We wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with food, family, friends, and loved ones!! Gobble, gobble!

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HooplaHa's 7 Tips To Cooking The Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving dinner is the most anticipated cooking/eating event of the year. But don't let the stress of creating a perfect meal get you down. Have a calm, stress free holiday and spend more time with your family by following these simple tips!

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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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