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Retiring Grocer Gives Company to Employees

Over the past 46 years, Joe Lueken has built a successful chain of grocery stores in Minnesota and North Dakota. Having recently turned 70, it's time for Lueken to retire and enjoy the good life with his wife.

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Man Trying to Get Used to Rejection Gets Sweet Surprise

Rejection stinks. Most of us can be sensitive creatures, so we never really get used to that awful feeling, but one guy is on a mission to completely desensitize himself to rejection. He's not a cold-hearted dude, either. Jia Jiang is an entrepreneur who's basically asking strangers for "crazy requests" for the next 100 days. These are ridiculous demands that are bound to be denied, thus making him immune to rejection. But while in the middle of his experiment, Jia was met with the sweetest surprise.

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Men Raise $20,000 for Charity With Goofy Webcast

In a heartwarming and wacky video sure to bring you some Christmas spirit, two Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, men acted like buffoons for 24 hours, and in exchange the world gave them money. It's like you want to make fun of them, but then they raised $20,000 for Toys for Tots.

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‘Epic Meal Time’ Crew Creates Massive Thanksgiving Feast for the Needy

If you love unnecessarily elaborate meals and absolutely hate being in good health, we recommend using the recipes from the self-described "d-bags" in this video.

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Man Who Helped With Hurricane Relief Won New Jersey Lottery

It is often said that a good deed is its own reward. However, John Turner got quite a bit more than that when he went to New Jersey to help with Hurricane Sandy clean up.

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Indianapolis Colts Shave Heads to Honor Cancer Stricken Coach

It's been quite a season for the Indianapolis Colts. Led by rookie quarterback Andrew Luck, they find themselves 5 and 3, a surprising improvement from last year when they were among the league's worst teams.

The Colts have been quick to credit their first year head coach Chuck Pagano for setting the tone for their turnaround. But Pagano has actually been absent from the team since September, when he was diagnosed with leukemia.

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Teen Suspended for Growing His Hair for Charity

We've seen students get suspended for violating their school's dress code before, but 17-year-old Zachary Aufderheide was actually doing it for a good cause. And yet, it got him thrown out of Canton South High School in Ohio anyway.

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Spider-Man Window Washers Give Sick Kids a Heartwarming Surprise

The window washers at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, TN, kind of make 'Patch Adams' seem like a big old meany. Two of the hospital's three-man window washing team dressed up like Spider-Man, and then rappelled down the side of the building, lifting childrens' spirits while cleaning windows. But yeah, a clown nose is good too.

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‘Overly Attached Girlfriend’ Starts Charity ‘Dare’ Campaign

Laina Walker, AKA the Overly Attached Girlfriend, has decided to take the internet fame she's made and use it for good. So she's started a video campaign called "Dare to Share." This month she's raising money for Surf Camp -- a surf camp for kids with autism. Since the video was posted yesterday she's raised $12,000 of her $50,000 goal.

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College Student Returns $690 Million Check

Because his late father was an Air Force veteran, 22-year-old Allen Smith gets a check from the VA every month. The $650 helps pay his college expenses but, like many students, he could always use some more.

He got a lot more earlier this month, when he opened his VA check and was staring right at the staggering sum of $690 million.

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College Student Passes Out Flowers to Strangers to Brighten Their Day

According to Nathan Ira, "It doesn't matter who you are or where you've been, you're dealing with something difficult."

So the 23-year-old decided to do something about this. The cook and college student at Montana State University started a project in which he hands strangers a flower in hopes of lightening their loads.

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