#790 Boys with painted nails

Painted nails

The guy (not the one in the photo) is a barista, and he paints his nails. So one day a mom comes in, sees his bright green nails and says, “Wow, you’re so brave!” It gives her the courage to…


#641 Celebrate Neighbor / Neighbour Day

Boulevard stone identifies the Martin Drive Neighborhood, Milwaukee

Jackson Street in Twin Falls, Idaho, was not the model for Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. A couple of families were bringing up wild children who seemed headed for a life of petty crime. Some of the adults were knocking each other…


#545 Lizzie Velasquez is beautiful

Lizzie Velasquez

Born with no adipose tissue, Lizzie Velasquez is a 60-pound, 23-year-old woman on a mission to share her story. She wants to teach people to look beyond the exterior, their own and others’, to help them acknowledge and embrace their…


#537 Fake it until you become it

Amy Cuddy

Take 20 minutes to watch Amy Cuddy’s TED talk, “Your body language shapes who you are”, and you just might have one of the best and easiest success tools available. The premise is simple. When we feel powerful, we open…


#515 Mr. Happy Man

Johnny Barnes

He has breakfast at 2 a.m. because Johnny Barnes, aka Mr. Happy Man, has work to do. From 4 to 10 a.m., he greets commuters as they drive by on their way to work. For years he worked as an…