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The Moments That Make Us Happy...
Offbeat  (tags: happy, smile, moments of life, joy, animals, interesting, off-beat, pets, photos, pictures )

- 169 days ago -
If you need a smile today, this is exactly the post you should be opening! Enjoy these great moments of life, sigh a little sigh and enjoy some joy!
"Could Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day Be Every Day With Bernie Sanders As President?"
Offbeat  (tags: Bernie Sanders, Ben&Jerry’s, ice cream, Vermont, presidential candidate, campaign promises, Free Cone Day, every day, joy, Democracy, leap of faith, in the people, democratic socialist, spread the ice cream, share, wealth inequality, Citizens United )

- 204 days ago -
"Bernie here, junior senator & presumed underdog presidential candidate from the great state of Vermont. You know what else is from Vermont? Ben & JerryâEUR(TM)s ice cream. Let me be clear. Am I, Bernie Sanders, promising right now that if you elect me..."?
Greenville Zoo Elephant Dies En Route to New Home
Offbeat  (tags: elephant, joy, passed away, transportation, sad news )

- 526 days ago -
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) - The elephant known as "Joy," who delighted Greenville Zoo visitors for four decades, has died.
Watching These Beagles Feel Grass On Their Paws For The First Time Will Warm Your Heart
Offbeat  (tags: beagles, ex labartory dogs, rescued, beagle freedom, freedom, safe, joy )

- 557 days ago -
These nine beagles had spent their whole lives locked in cages and subjected to laboratory and product testing, until Beagle Freedom Project came along.
Secret To Animal Happiness (GALLERY)
Offbeat  (tags: animals, joy, happy, smiling expressions, living, photos )

- 1318 days ago -
There's nothing better than 25 images of animals at their best--with happy faces, giddy leaps, and sweet, precious hearts. Check out the gallery below for some cheerful animal pictures.
Within Our Reach: Joy
Offbeat  (tags: joy, philosophy, hidden beauty, holiday, 1513 )

- 1436 days ago -
Fra Giovanni Giocondo (c.1435-1515) was a Renaissance pioneer, accomplished as an architect, engineer, antiquary, archaeologist, classical scholar, and Franciscan friar. Today we remember him most for his reassuring letter to Countess Allagia Aldobrandes
Smiles Return To Tohoku As The Circus Comes To Town
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, Tohoku, March 11, earthquake, elementary school, smiles, kids, Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami, radiation, circus, joy, dance )

- 1458 days ago -
During the show, La Tantan Sha - comprising the ringmaster, a crown, a dancer, an actor in a lion suit and two girl painters - set off in search of hidden treasure.
Grief and Joy
Offbeat  (tags: grief, joy, twin, appreciation, gratitude, life, compassion, caring, interesting, world )

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- 1570 days ago -
Grief and joy are more like twin sisters than the sworn enemies we often take them to be.Grief comes from a heartrending appreciation of what matters most to us; while joy reawakens us to life's wonder even when we've discovered how precarious it is.
Ogasawara Islands Join World Heritage Family
Offbeat  (tags: Ogasawara islands, rare animals, indigenous species, Japan, subtropital, UNESCO, joy, World Heritage, environment )

- 1610 days ago -
"It brings us great joy to have a fourth World Natural Heritage site for our country and it's a piece of news that encourages us who have been enduring the natiral and nuclear disasters in northeast Japan," said Environment Minister Ryu Matsumoto.
Sad Tale of Baby Elephant
Offbeat  (tags: melbourne zoo, baby elephant, birth, joy, sadness, imprisonment, wild animals )

- 2132 days ago -
ALMOST everyone seems to be smitten with the brand new baby elephant born at Melbourne zoo on Saturday, but is this really such a 'happy' event?
"W00t" Crowned Word of Year By U.S. Dictionary
Offbeat  (tags: w00t, word, dictionary, expression, joy, gamers, american, language )

- 2902 days ago -
"w00t," an expression of joy coined by online gamers, was crowned word of the year on Tues by publisher of a leading US dictionary. Merriam-Webster Inc said "w00t"--typically spelled with two zeros--reflects new direction in American language.

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