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At 15 this lady was homeless and pregnant - now she's a lecturer in one of the world's most prestigious universities

At 15 this lady was homeless and pregnant - now she's a lecturer in one of the world's most prestigious universities
At 15 this lady was homeless and pregnant - now she's a lecturer in one of the world's most prest...

This is actually a story about how social programs can work to help determined people get their lives back on track.

from the sound of things she was very bright and had a good education and support system before she became pregnant. The odds of success are likely much lower for someone from a broken home, with poor education, and more limited mental abilities.

She was someone who had many advantages and made a mistake that derailed her life for a couple years. That's not the same as for most people who end up in her position.

Terrific story that may encourage some people that had bad luck.

Uh...the fact that our social programs are currently inadequate does nothing to dissuade from the argument that social programs can and do help people to get their lives back on track.

Restaurant owner fed emergency workers for free during Westminster attack

Restaurant owner fed emergency workers for free during Westminster attack

Wish someone would feed me free emergency workers, those guys got some glutes on'em.

Wonderful display of generosity. What a kind man.

Most Muslims are nice normal people who would do the same, as would most Jews, Christians, Bahais, Buddhists and Hindus.

It's a cookbook!

Brazil teacher changes hairstyle to support bullied girl

Brazil teacher changes hairstyle to support bullied girl
Brazil teacher changes hairstyle to support bullied girl

This is more significant than people think (I think). I have 5 younger sisters. 3 of them have the same mom (not my mom) and all have very kinky hair like the photo in the article.

The oldest of those 3 pulled all of her hair out of her head when she was 10 because of how bad the bullying got. The second oldest has more manageable hair and thus, less issues at school for her hair. The youngest used to come home crying because kids would bully her and push her around BECAUSE of her hair. They would throw things in it, pull on it, threaten to cut it (I wish I was kidding. She's 7). I started to rod my hair so that my curls could be as tight as hers and she told me I was beautiful. And like the teacher in the story, I told her "I'm beautiful like you." Kids really pay attention to things like that, and it matters.

God that's awful. Kids really can be terrible some times. Myself, included. I remember I bullied a couple kids when I was in 2nd grade because it made other people laugh and that's all that mattered to me then.

that lady really is beautiful.

it's lovely when people make these seemingly small gestures, takes just a minute out of her day, but it makes a real difference to the kid.

feeling like you're different in a bad way really hurts when you're a kid.

My goddaughter, who has an olive/somewhat dark complexion and black hair, was very down in third grade, wishing to be blond and light-skinned like the other kids. I took her to the tanning beds (manager let us, for that purpose) and she lay in one until she got bored, and I told her that many white girls lay in those for 30 minutes a day to get a tan like she has permanently. Then we bought a bottle of self-tanning lotion and used it to draw pictures on our bellies, which "developed" the next day. That tickled her - and same idea - that's what white girls do to look like her. I gave her $40, "what a white girl spends each month to look like you" - $30 tanning bed fee and $10 cost of lotion, and she got new clothes with it. She never worried about her skin color again (and that hair bit seemed to be forgotten).

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Remember that guy who broke up a fight between two youths? he was honored for it by his city.

Remember that guy who broke up a fight between two youths? he was honored for it by his city.
Remember that guy who broke up a fight between two youths? he was honored for it by his city.

This story is great. It even avoids all the usual ways someone could find a hole to force cynicism through. The two teens? Seemed like they actually learned their lesson:

"A couple days ago, I was thinking it was cool to fight in front of my friends or I need this fame, but it really doesn't mean nothing at all, so I want to say thank you again," said Mobley.

"I hope that this is something that will influence people to do more character building, because that's what these young kids need, they need character building," said Miller.

The guy who was honored? Treated the attention as exactly that, an honor, and gave credit to his mom for raising him in tough circumstances.

"People get 15 minutes of fame a lot, and I would like to use every second of the 15 minutes to send gratitude to my mother," said Miller.

[His] actions he says are a reflection of how his mom, Sabrina Winters, raised him.

"When we were young, she'd put pretzel sticks across the table. She said those pretzel sticks are the right path, and the rest of the table is the wrong path, and that it's very, very difficult to stay on the right path," said Miller.

"One thing I always told them in making decisions is think about the best thing that can happen and worst thing that can happen, because either side has consequences," said Winters.

I hope other people take the risk of believing in young people's ability to learn this lesson, even at the moments it seems they're least able to.

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I watched the original expecting a random guy to physically stop the fight and leave. I was pleasantly surprised to see that he walks up to the fight with a message; the message is what breaks the fight up. He didn't even have to take his hands out of his pocket. Most surprising thing to see was that most of the crowd also stopped to listen to what he had to say.

Heres the link to the original video

"People get 15 minutes of fame a lot, and I would like to use every second of the 15 minutes to send gratitude to my mother,"

I'm not even a mom and this got me, shit I'm a guy

Security guard in the Philippines to graduate cum laude from the school he's guarded for 20 years, wants to be a teacher

Security guard in the Philippines to graduate cum laude from the school he's guarded for 20 years, wants to be a teacher
Security guard in the Philippines to graduate cum laude from the school he's guarded for 20 years...

Philippines in R/all without mentioning Duterte is heartwarming.

I graduated cum laude with a Psychology and now I guard a Courthouse.

This story is nearly my opposite reality heh

I graduated cum load from Brazzers university and now I have aids.

E: Jesus Christ I made this edgy 14 year old comment as a joke expecting to get down votes and got 95ups instead... Fucking hell guys, we can be so much better than this.

...and nearly all the replies are about semen

I've saw Reddit do amazing things for kids. I thought the collective hive could do it again!

I've saw Reddit do amazing things for kids. I thought the collective hive could do it again!

Olivia says all she wants are birthday cards and Elmo.

Right now Olivia has received 25 birthday cards in the mail and she hopes to reach 100.

If you would like to send a birthday card to Olivia Enderle mail them to :

133 E. Oak Street Ovid, MI 48866

If you would like to send a birthday card to Olivia Enderle mail them to :

'Terrible placement for a Kalahari ad'

133 E. Oak Street Ovid, MI 48866

Sending one from Germany with my nephews and nieces!!

Sorry read that as emo plushie bean bag

Too late already ordered

In light of their most successful year ever, every single one of Porsche's 21000 employees receives a bonus of 9111€ regardless of being an engineer, a cleaning lady or canteen staff

In light of their most successful year ever, every single one of Porsche's 21000 employees receives a bonus of 9111€ regardless of being an engineer, a cleaning lady or canteen staff
In light of their most successful year ever, every single one of Porsche's 21000 employees receiv...

The 9111€ figure is a nod to Porsche's most famous model, the Porsche 911. EDIT: Just to clarify, It only only applies to German employees under contract with the Porsche AG. 
These are the figures from 2016 compared to 2015, from Porsche's official press website.
Porsche's official press release in English.


EDIT: Since I posted this to /r/cars comment section as well, this might also be interesting to you:

Bonus payments from other car firms in Germany (with source):


Mercedes: 5400€ to 130,000 employees for 2016
BMW: 8995.50€ for 2016
Audi: 6900€ for 2015
VW: 3950€ to 120,000 employees for 2015


Keep in mind that most of these employees of the above manufacturers receive this bonus payment only when they are subject to a certain labour agreement. Not every single one of their employees receives the payment, unlike at Porsche this year.

EDIT: Reformatting and more stats:


These are the latest numbers I could find of the average profit on each car sold , by the CAR institute (Center Automotive Research) of Universität Duisburg-Essen.. 


Left to right: Manufacturer - Profit Margin (in%) - Profit of each car sold

Also highly interesting IMO. Would you look at Ferrari? Ö

The 9111€ figure is a nod to Porsche's most famous model, the . EDIT: Just to clarify, It only only applies to German employees under contract with the Porsche AG.

These are the figures from 2016 compared to 2015, from Porsche's official press website.

Porsche's official press release in English.

EDIT: Since I posted this to /sub/cars comment section as well, this might also be interesting to you:

Bonus payments from other car firms in Germany (with source):

Mercedes: 5400€ to 130,000 employees for 2016

BMW: 8995.50€ for 2016

Audi: 6900€ for 2015

VW: 3950€ to 120,000 employees for 2015

Keep in mind that most of these employees of the above manufacturers receive this bonus payment only when they are subject to a certain labour agreement. Not every single one of their employees receives the payment, unlike at Porsche this year.

EDIT: Reformatting and more stats:

These are the latest numbers I could find of the average profit on each car sold , by the CAR institute (Center Automotive Research) of Universität Duisburg-Essen..

Left to right: Manufacturer - Profit Margin (in%) - Profit of each car sold

Also highly interesting IMO. Would you look at Ferrari? Ö

Better than working at Comcast, where all their employees got for Comcast making 5 billion last year was a candy bar.

They didn't have to do it, they actually did do it. Awesome.

that's fantastic. that's the way to keep employees happy and wanting to get up and go to work in the morning.

Chihuahua found by a drone after being trapped in an abandoned mine for 5 days.

Chihuahua found by a drone after being trapped in an abandoned mine for 5 days.

Good drone

This could be revolutionary in the area of finding lost pets. I've used my drone a couple times to try to help out, it really didn't do much. Would love to find out how to get thermal imaging on drones.

A very well trained drone

What's that, Dronie? <whirr, whirr> Lassie has fallen down the well? <whirr!>

Father Who Quietly Maintained A Memorial To His Son For 12 Years Gets Permanent Tribute From Property Owner

Father Who Quietly Maintained A Memorial To His Son For 12 Years Gets Permanent Tribute From Prop...

Lost my brother-in-law after he was hit head on by a driver high on meth. When someone you love dies instantly, there is an intense desire to be where he was last. This was where his soul left earth, where he took his last breath, where his blood soaked into the ground and it is sacred to those who love him. We return to the spot because it is the last place left on Earth, where our "before his death" and "after his death" lives, intersect.

Probably one single conscientious person working for Chevron made this happen. One person is all it takes to make a difference.

In all honesty, I've never really understood the whole memorial at the location of death thing. Isn't that what the grave site should be for?

I never thought about it or questioned the practice until there was an awful story in my area about a poor woman who was hit by a car trying to maintain her son's roadside memorial and it hit me how odd it kinda is.

Be that one person that makes a difference

20 year old horse washed away in NZ floodwaters returns home 13 days later, virtually unscathed.

20 year old horse washed away in NZ floodwaters returns home 13 days later, virtually unscathed.

Must be built like a horse.

Survival attributed to Roach's familiarity with spawning in weird places

Must have recognized his Neeigghboring surroundings.

I read this as 'house washed away' and was so confused...

Try one of these subthreads