Being a kid can be tough. Especially if you are shy, making friends doesn't come easily. 10-year-old Christian agrees and did something to help. When he was in first grade, there was a chance his family had to move to Germany. Checking out his potential school online, Christian noticed a 'buddy bench' on the playground. They didn't end up moving, and Christian knew he had to have a bench at his school.
This Durham, NC Entrepreneur Carrie McQuaid has made it her mission to spread kindness. She's the owner of Carrie Grace Shop and The Kindness Box, runs workshops for woman-run businesses, and regularly holds Kindness Days - special days meant to spread kindness within her community.
Happy Memorial Day! Today, and every day, we remember Nick Madaras. Nick was your average teen; he loved his family, friends and soccer. After high school, Nick enlisted in the army. He came home for short stay to see his family; sharing with them the stories of his experiences and the children he grew to love. He had plans to bring his love of soccer to those children. But only a month after returning to war, Nick was killed in battle.
Planning a wedding is hard work! There are so many decisions to make before the big day that it could get overwhelming! One of the biggest decisions is…. who is going to be in the wedding party?!
Road Recovery is an organization dedicated to helping young people battle addiction and other adversities. It provides teens with mentorships and real-life opportunities to team up with famous musicians and actors to present live-concert events and recording projects. In past projects, teens have teamed up with actor and comedian, Denis Leary, Metallica's James Hetfield, and former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash. The most recent collaboration was with 80's supergroup Duran Duran's John Taylor & Roger Taylor and Road Recovery's youth, who have created a song titled "No Rewind".
Road to Recovery With Actor And Comedian Denis Leary
Actor, author, comedian and voice-over extraordinaire, Denis Leary has gotten involved with the organization to help change lives.
Metallica's James Hetfield on How Music Saved his Life
Road Recovery supporter James Hetfield of Metallica sits down to discuss a variety of issues and overcoming adversities like shame and doing things he isn't proud of. Music has saved his life by giving him an outlet to write, express himself, and come to terms with is past.
Slash Helps At Risk Teens Find Their "Road To Recovery"
Slash, formerly a member of Guns N' Roses, talks about how the programs at Road Recovery help teens 'get out of a funk.' Whatever their situation, music and performing can help teens overcome addiction and adversity.
Hear Duran Duran Duo's 'No Rewind,' Penned by At-Risk Youth Band
Duran Duran's John Taylor and Roger Taylor have shared a new track titled "No Rewind," which the duo created in collaboration with at-risk youth. http://www.rollingstone.com/music/premieres/hear-duran-duran-duos-no-rewind-penned-by-at-risk-youth-w451294
In the latest episode of the HooplaHa original series Joy Story, Jared and Adam share their new life together after the viral flash mob proposal. For those who don't know, the epic JoyRide Flashmob Marriage Proposal by Adam Keller to his boyfriend, Jared Marinelli, launched the couple into stardom. Just months later, Jared and Adam (or Jadam for short) give us the scoop on exactly what happened to them as they began to plan their wedding.