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Amanda Ferris

Amanda Ferris graduated with a 3.5 GPA and a B.A. in English from Wagner College in May of 2009, and has since written for several different websites and magazines.These publications include NearSay.com. New York Family, The Camel Clutch Blog, Silhouette Urban Mind-Body Fitness's official site, and 2Blue Media Group. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching dance, going to museums, reading, and volunteering at the Love Wanted Pet Adoption events in Brooklyn. Amanda is a founding member of the Boulevard Books Creative Wring Group and she can also be seen reading her poetry at the Tom Kane Boulevard Bards Open Mic sessions as well.
Meet Billy the Rescue Dog
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Rescued Mill Puppy Starts a New Life With the Man Who Saved Him

We have all heard that we should never get a dog from a pet store, since they were bred in a puppy mill, but it can be hard to visualize why if you don't regularly work or volunteer at a shelter. This heartwarming video released by the Humane Society highlights just how terrible puppy mills can be, but it also shows just how resilient and grateful these animals are when saves.

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LeVar Burton
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‘Reading Rainbow’ Gets Awesome YouTube Remix

Hundreds of children have grown up watching LeVar Burton on the PBS show 'Reading Rainbow' and learned to love reading, thanks to Burton's positive teachings. He implored children all across America to read and use their imagination, as it would take them to the heights of the moon and to new countries across the sea.

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Dyker Heights
BrooklynBased, Gothamist
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The 10 Best Decorations In Dyker Heights, Brooklyn

Considered one of the last bastions of the old-school Brooklyn Italian neighborhoods, Dyker Heights is a quiet haven for families and elderly couples. However, for a little over 25 years, the neighborhood turns into a veritable Winter Wonderland every year around December 1st. Over 150,000 visitors from all over the world head into Brooklyn to see this unique Christmas spectacular.

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Category: Amazing, Christmas, Lists, Photos
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Swedish Toy Company Defies Gender Stereotypes for Unique Christmas Catalog

In a pleasantly surprising move, a Swedish toy company called Top Toy has made a giant leap for gender equality amongst children. Top Toy's Christmas catalog features an interesting twist: the boys are the ones who are playing with dollhouses and the girls are happily playing with the Nerf guns.

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Liz and Dick
Lifetime
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The 10 Best Tweets About ‘Liz and Dick’

While many have hoped that Lifetime's biopic about the elegant Elizabeth Taylor and the dashing Richard Burton may have helped bring Lindsay Lohan's career back, it turned out to be the one thing Lohan must've been dreading: a comedy fest for the audience. Now, for your viewing pleasure, we've compiled a list of the top ten best tweets about this unintentional comedic movie.

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Category: Humor, Lists, TV Tags: ,
Santa Claus
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Real Life Grinch Busted for Telling Kids That Santa Doesn’t Exist

Bah, humbug! A Canadian Grinch ruined the annual holiday parade for dozens of children last Saturday. The intoxicated 24-year-old man, who hailed from Kingston, was arrested after police received a complaint. Parents informed authorities that this jerk ruined Christmas for their youngsters by walking up and down the parade lines and telling them that Santa Claus doesn't exist.

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'I Have Your Heart': A Behind the Scenes Shot
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‘I Have Your Heart’ Animated Film Will Warm Your Heart

Part musical and part fairy tale, the animated short 'I Have Your Heart' was created by New York-based illustrator Molly Crabapple, international singing sensation Kim Boekbinder and Melbourne animator Jim Batt. (It was inspired by Kim's song 'The Organ Donor's Match.')

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Category: Amazing, Cute, Heartwarming, Video Tags:

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