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kindness One Woman's Festive Impulse Act of Kindness Got So Popular It Might Become a Tradition
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Caroline Macrory started a trend by leaving gifts on the doorstep of someone who needed them and running away. She called this the Doorstep Challenge and this act of kindness has really caught on. 

Even a few local businesses have joined in. 


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Macrory's goal is bringing people together to make life a little easier. She told Mashable, "Basically the concept of the ‘doorstep challenge’ is to reach out to those in our community who might be struggling at this time of year for one reason or another and spread a little Christmas cheer."

image medicine social media Commenters Correctly Diagnosed a Woman With a Rare Genetic Disorder
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This woman posted a photo gallery of her story on Imgur which led to a diagnosis of a genetic disease that affects connective tissues called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS). She explains the backstory in the description of the follow up picture post:

Five months ago, I posted "The Story Of A Broken Dancer." In this post, I told the story of how all I've ever wanted was to be a professional dancer, but that countless injuries and unexplained medical issues were coming in between me and my dream. Well, after posting this, hundreds of Imgurians commented on the post and messaged me saying I should look at different conditions or diseases they thought I had, but one that I received overwhelmingly was "Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS), Hyper Mobility Type III." I looked into it and decided it was worth a shot to get the testing done, and as of this morning, I have been officially confirmed to have EDS.


You can look through her original gallery right here:


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Facebook Parents Are Competing to See Who Can Stack the Most Cheerios on Their Kids' Head

The Facebook page 'Life of Dad' has issued a #CheerioChallenge to all of their loyal followers. Competition is getting serious and families are sacrificing hours of precious parenting time to try to outstack each other.

Currently, the record for most Cheerios on a child's face is at 17.

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police image A British Police Advertisement for Old Cell Doors is Really a Clever Reminder of Where You DON'T Want to End Up
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This Facebook post advertised free cell doors for pickup and became a funny message to remind citizens out there to stay on the right side of the law. This is the whole post:



They didn't stop there though, it looks like Sergeant Colin Taylor stuck around to answer a few questions as well:



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Melvin takes pictures and makes video's of his audience which he instantly uploads to his website, facebook and twitter account. Besides that he makes his own merchandise. All of this within 4 minutes of craziness which you just have to witness yourself.

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After posting her LinkedIn message reply on Twitter, Charlotte Proudman has been inundated with messages about similarly objectifying messages from "professional" men via LinkedIn.