Barbershop Cuts Prices For Kids Who Read Aloud During Appointment

Barbershop Cuts Prices For Kids Who Read Aloud During Appointment

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Michigan gives $2 discounts to kids who read books aloud to their barbers while they’re getting their hair done.

And a lot of the time those two bucks go directly into the kids’ pockets.

“Parents love it and the kids … well, they like getting the two dollars back,” Ryan Griffin, the barber at the Fuller Cut who brought the discount program to the shop, told The Huffington Post with a laugh. “We get compliments from teachers all the time, too.”

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Brazil Crowns The First Black Miss Brazil In 30 Years

Brazil Crowns The First Black Miss Brazil In 30 Years

Beauty queen Raissa Santana is proof that #BlackGirlMagic is global.

Over the weekend, Santana became the first black woman to be crowned “Miss Brazil” in 30 years. The last black Brazilian woman to win the Miss Brazil title was Deise Nunes, back in 1986.

Santana, a 21-year-old model and pageant queen from the southern Brazilian state of Paraná, was crowned on Oct. 1, making her the second black woman to hold the Miss Brazil title ever. She will go on to represent Brazil at the Miss Universe competition in January.

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Gina Rodriguez Is Giving Trailblazing Women The Awards Show They Deserve

Gina Rodriguez Is Giving Trailblazing Women The Awards Show They Deserve

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Actress Gina Rodriguez visits the Build Series to discuss "Deepwater Horizon" at AOL HQ on September 26, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 26: Actress Gina Rodriguez visits the Build Series to discuss “Deepwater Horizon” at AOL HQ on September 26, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)

Gina Rodriguez wants to honor young women who are doing big things.

The “Jane the Virgin” actress will produce and host Marie Claire Young Women’s Honors, a televised award ceremony intended to spotlight the accomplishments of diverse women who are making a difference in the world.

In a statement released Thursday, Rodriguez said her goal in creating the event is to foster “inclusivity” and celebrate women’s unlimited potential – a mission that is near and dear to the Chicago native’s heart.

“As a young Latina, I had to break down barriers and overcome naysayers,” she said. “When you see someone following their dreams, it gives you allowance to follow your own.”

Especially if that person comes from a similar background or culture.

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Big-Hearted Teen Surprises Coach With The Air Jordans He Always Wanted

Big-Hearted Teen Surprises Coach With The Air Jordans He Always Wanted

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Thomas Walser couldn’t stop smiling after a kind student surprised him with a pair of Nike Air Jordan 12s, which he’d always dreamed of owning and had once casually said were his favorite shoes.

The defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Coronado High School in Lubbock, Texas, beamed with genuine delight after Hector Montez gave him the thoughtful gift on Thursday.

Video filmed by another student shows Montez thanking Walser for “always keeping it real” with him.

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What It’s Really Like To Fly In A $21,000 First Class Plane Seat

What It’s Really Like To Fly In A $21,000 First Class Plane Seat

It’s safe to say you don’t know luxury until you’ve showered in a spacious, gilded bathroom stocked with organic skincare products more than 40,000 feet in the air.

Filmmaker Casey Neistat documented his 14-hour journey from Dubai to New York aboard one of the fanciest vessels out there.

Emirates upgraded the YouTube personality from business to first class for free. The seat would have cost him more than $21,000, he said. And while it might seem unimaginable to think of spending that amount of money on, well, anything, just wait until you see the luxuries he enjoyed.

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Gina Rodriguez’s Perfect Reason For Not Wanting To Be Photoshopped

Gina Rodriguez’s Perfect Reason For Not Wanting To Be Photoshopped

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30: Actress Gina Rodriguez attends #KiplingMakeHappy at a college campus on April 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for Kipling)

When it comes to self-love and body positivity, Gina Rodriguez seems to be an endless source of wisdom.

The “Jane the Virgin” star is featured in Women’s Health magazine’s October issue as one of their 2016 “Game Changers.” During her interview, Rodriguez expressed her distaste for Photoshopped images of herself.

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Hispanic Heritage Month Is Here, And We’re Ready To Celebrate

Hispanic Heritage Month Is Here, And We’re Ready To Celebrate

VALHALLA, NY - JULY 20: Scouts prepare to march in a procession at the Hispanic Heritage Festival on July 20, 2014 in Valhalla, New York. Thousands of people gathered for the event to celebrate Latino immigrant food, culture and music in Weschester County. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
VALHALLA, NY – JULY 20: Scouts prepare to march in a procession at the Hispanic Heritage Festival on July 20, 2014 in Valhalla, New York. Thousands of people gathered for the event to celebrate Latino immigrant food, culture and music in Weschester County. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Hispanic Heritage Month is upon us, and that means it’s time to celebrate and honor the many contributions Hispanics have made to the United States.

The annual celebration kicks off Sept. 15, a fact that confuses many who wonder why, unlike Black History Month or Pride Month, the 30-day period celebrating Hispanic heritage and history begins mid-month. Well, wonder no more, because we have the answer.

Back in 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson decreed that “National Hispanic Heritage Week” would begin on Sept. 15, a date that coincides with the independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico and Chile also celebrate their Independence Days soon after, on Sept. 16 and Sept. 18, respectively.

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Summer’s Last Hurrah: 10 Must-Make Recipes Of The Season

Summer’s Last Hurrah: 10 Must-Make Recipes Of The Season

Labor Day? Already? Don’t worry, there’s still time to take advantage of summer’s best bounty. From Corn Soup to Plum Cake, here are ten recipes you need to try before the season is over.

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Fresh plums soften into jammy, mulberry-colored pockets as they bake into this simple summer cake. Serve it for brunch or dessert topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.  GET THE RECIPE

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