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  • Woman Proves Bald Is Beautiful As She Lands Modeling Job After Embracing Her Alopecia.

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    Therese Hansson is a beautiful Swedish model from Malmo, Sweden, but there's a big secret that you probably can't tell just by looking at her. As a child, she developed an autoimmune disease that nearly derailed her dreams of becoming a model. But after years of dealing with this condition that is known as alopecia, which causes hair loss, Therese has finally learned to accept herself for who she is, and now, she's hoping that she can become an inspirational role model for other girls who may be struggling with alopecia, or a similar condition. Her journey and her struggles are as captivating as her beauty.

    Therese Hansson is so beautiful that it's hard to focus on just one single thing we love about her.

    Could it be her brows? Her luscious lips? Those amazing eyebrows? Or that flawless smile that makes her shine bright like a diamond? There so many lovely qualities about Therese, but for years, she didn't want anyone to know about a secret she's been keeping from the world.

    It turns out that the 26-year-old model from Malmo, Sweden suffers from a disease called alopecia.

    Alopecia is an autoimmune disease, which causes a person's immune system to attack hair follicles, leading to hair loss. But when Therese was 14, and saw her hair falling out, she thought she had cancer.

    Therese had no idea at the time that hair loss wasn't caused by cancer, but by chemotherapy.

    Unfortunately, she knew she had something the second she tried tying her hair in a ponytail, and noticed lots of hair falling off. For a teenager, this was possibly the scariest thing that had happened to her, but there was hope.

    While there's no cure for alopecia, Therese decided to hide her condition from the world.

    With the exception of her family and very tight friends, no one knew she had alopecia, or that she wore a wig. But as a grown woman, she had learned to accept her condition, and isn't afraid to face the world with or without a wig.

    Today, she's more confident than she's ever been in her entire life, and she's really going places.

    She didn't allow her condition to squander her dreams, or keep her indoors. So, when she goes out, she shows off her bald head just as proudly. She's even working as a model, and the camera definitely loves her positivity from head to toe.

    It's difficult to imagine that this is the same Therese, who had initially kept the truth a secret for years.

    The Swedish model admits that she was very sensitive about her condition at first. So, whenever someone asked her about her hair, she knew what to say to keep them from guessing the truth. Today, though, the truth is out and so are her wigs.

    Now and then, she might don a wig or two to take a selfie while playing in front of the mirror.

    The only regret Therese has in life is not having realized that it was okay to go out into the world with her alopecia. Fortunately, it's never too late, and she's certainly embraced her looks and she has her friend to thank for that.

    Therese only told a few close friends about her condition, and it was a friend who gave her a boost.

    If her friend hadn't pushed her to reveal her bald head, Therese would probably not be working for GC Management, a modeling agency. Now she's doing what she loves the most, modeling, and her loved ones are so proud of her.

    Therese also wants to offer some advice and guidance to those who have been afflicted with alopecia.

    She's admitted that if she could go back in time, she'd tell her younger self not to hide because it only makes you feel worse and insecure. "A big stone of relief will leave your body if you can just be yourself," she added.

    Therese also wants to offer some advice and guidance to those who have been afflicted with alopecia.

    The 26-year-old model believes that the only people worth keeping are those who accept you.

    For Therese, losing the wig has been a liberating experience on a professional as well as a personal level. But she didn't do it alone. The day she went out in public with no hair, she had a friend by her side. Her friend was also going bald, but they decided to go out in a town where no one knew them.

    The 26-year-old model believes that the only people worth keeping are those who accept you.

    The moment Therese realized that being bald was a positive thing, her life changed completely.

    A friend had shown her a blogger who looked great with her head all shaved. Eventually, Therese reached out to this blogger and they're now friends. But she was also inspired by Amber Rose, who shaves her head and looks amazing.

    Therese's condition makes her different, but in a good way. There’s no denying that she's stunning.

    The one thing that makes her even more beautiful is the fact that she's confident and brave.By accepting her condition, she found a way to magnify her beauty tenfold. Others will likely follow in her footsteps after seeing this beautiful young lady expose her true self with confidence.

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  • Beatboxing Dad May Be Onto Something When It Comes To Teaching The Alphabet

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    Every parent has their own method of teaching kids the basics like how to speak, use the bathroom, and memorize the alphabet. But as this guy demonstates, some are more effective than others.

    While most people help their little ones learn the ABC’s through that classic song everyone knows, some parents get a little more creative. This awesome dad found an even better way to make sure his daughter knew all the letters in the alphabet, and it’s beyond adorable.

    Watch as this tiny cutie gets her ABC on AND counts to the rhythm of Dad’s beatboxing.



    My heart can’t take all the cuteness wrapped up in this precious video. Nice job, Dad. You’re definitely raising one smart little girl.

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  • When She Saw An Old Man Having Trouble With His Meal, She Did The Sweetest Thing

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    With all the bad news we get hit with every day, we often overlook the things people do to make others’ lives a little easier — but this woman’s act of kindness definitely didn’t go unnoticed.

    At the Huddle House diner in Douglas, Georgia, one employee named Wanda was recently recorded helping an elderly man in a small but very meaningful way. A veteran with an injured hand, he was struggling to eat his pancakes. While the younger man sitting with him moved to assist him, Wanda stepped in and started cutting the food so the two could sit back and enjoy their meal.

    It took her less than a minute to do it, but her actions meant so much to those who witnessed them.

    (via Daily Mail)

    What an incredibly sweet gesture. If we all stopped to do something like this for others, the world would be a kinder place.

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  • This Dog Was Lost When Her BFF Got Adopted. Then Fate Intervened In An Amazing Way.

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    When two dogs are bonded, being separated can cause them intense emotional stress. That’s why for these pairs, shelters do their best to find a family who’s able and willing to adopt them together.

    Unfortunately, this doesn’t always work out, ending in the two being adopted into different homes. Such was the case for best friends Abby and Otto, two strays living together on the streets until they were both brought into the Adams County Pet Rescue in Washington. While they were initially separated and later went home with different families, their amazing story didn’t end there.

    A few years ago, Alycia and Rebecca from Animal House TV were out filming an episode in a neighborhood frequented by many stray dogs. One in particular caught their eye, but they weren’t able to catch her.

    Fast forward a few months and the female dog, Abby, showed up at the shelter with another dog.

    The two were put into separate cages — that is, until Abby started escaping from her kennel. Shelter staff found her sitting next to the other dog, Otto, just outside of his kennel. That’s when they realized the two were a bonded pair.

    Sadly, though, Abby needed to go through more training to become adoptable, while Otto was ready for a home. He was adopted, seemingly leaving his friend behind for good.

    Abby was also eventually adopted into a great home. Even better was that six months later, her owners decided to add another furry member to their family and began searching for the perfect pup. At the same time, in what also seemed like an act of fate, the people who adopted Otto returned him to the shelter.

    Knowing it was meant to be, Alycia and Rebecca arranged for the two dogs to meet again…

    …and when they did, it was the sweetest reunion ever.

    Learn more about Abby and Otto’s story below, and witness the incredible moment they were finally brought back together.

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    Things really couldn’t have worked out better for these adorable friends. If you want to see how they’re doing now in their new home, be sure to check out their Facebook page.

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  • A Boat Washed Up In Japan. When They Looked Inside, They Found 8 Decomposing Bodies.

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    Each day, all across the globe, thousands of trinkets and other mysterious finds wash up on shore. However, not all of them are as gruesome as what forensic scientists and detectives are investigating along the coast of Japan.

    Last weekend a ghost ship washed up on the shores of Oga, Akita Prefecture during the early morning hours. More surprising than the shipwreck itself was what was found on board. The boat contained eight decomposing bodies scattered throughout the nearly 23-foot-long vessel. While initially believed to be a fishing boat that went off course, when the ship was recovered, there were no signs of fishing equipment.

    After discovering the wooden ship, the conditions of the passengers would really throw a wrench in investigators’ gears.

    The fact that many of their skeletons were bare suggests that they were already halfway through the stages of decomposition in the active decay process. During active decay, much of the body’s tissues are lost through liquefaction caused by microorganisms. Because of the condition of the bodies, there is no way to determine the age or sex of the crew members on sight alone.

    While much of the mystery surrounding the ghost ship is still unknown, it is widely speculated that the ship in question is from North Korea.

    The Japanese coastguard has confirmed that during the time of the ship’s landing, there were no Japanese ships reported missing. Another clue to the origins of the boat lies in a packet of cigarettes found inside the boat. It is believed that the cigarettes in question were produced in North Korea.

    However, the washing ashore of the ghost ship is only the latest in unusual happenings along Japan’s coast.


    Just days before the ghost ship’s arrival, another North Korean boat washed ashore just a few miles away from the most recent shore discovery. This time, however, eight men were found hovering along the marina at night. It is believed that the boat drifted into port after the ship’s engine broke down. Members of the Japanese coast guard also rescued three crew members earlier last month after their boat sank nearly 180 miles from shore. The rest of the 15-passenger crew was lost at sea.

    It is reported that in 2017 alone, there have been nearly 40 incidents involving people and/or ships washing ashore along the coast of Japan. Over the last five years, that number is believed to be well over 500.

    While it is not 100 percent clear that all these boats are from North Korea, if true, these ghost ships paint a horrifying picture of what it’s like living under the rule of Kim Jong-Un, desperate to get out.

    According to director of Asian Studies at the Japan campus of Temple University, Jeff Kingston, North Korea is in the middle of a serious food shortage. It is reported that leaders of the country are forcing their fishermen to delve deeper into the unexplored water in order to produce bountiful catches. However, the poor conditions of the country’s vessels, in addition to the Sea of Japan’s rough waters, may be to blame for the overabundance of ships washing ashore in Japan. Others have speculated that the ships are containing refugees who had hopes of escaping the cruel dictatorship of Kim Jong-Un.

    (via USA Today and IFL Science)

    If these are just the reports of vessels that have made it to shore, I wonder how many more have been lost forever in the depths.

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  • Bank's Employee Suffered A Personal Loss So His Co-Workers Surprised Him With The Best Gift Ever.

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    Lately, it seems that the world we live in is full of anger, anxiety, and fear. In times like this, it's important to fill the darkness with our very own light. That means helping out an elderly neighbor bring out their garbage, or donating your unwanted clothes to a shelter, or just being there for someone who needs a friend. This janitor was going through a pretty tough time when he was given a surprise that would bring a continuous smile to his face. Keep reading and it's sure to bring a smile to your face, as well!

    Floyd Green has been a janitor for the same company for over 30 incredible years!

    The entire staff at the bank Floyd works at, in West Howard, Texas, knows him and absolutely adores him!

    Floyd Green has been a janitor for the same company for over 30 incredible years!

    They have all worked close to Floyd and have amazing things to say about him.

    “He is a sweet man and is the reason we look forward to Tuesdays and Fridays!” said one employee.

    They have all worked close to Floyd and have amazing things to say about him.

    Unfortunately, Floyd recently suffered a very sad loss, so shortly after his birthday, on November, 17, the staff at the bank gave Floyd an unbelievable surprise!

    Floyd walked into the conference room and sitting on the table was a box. You won't believe what they got for him!

    Unfortunately, Floyd recently suffered a very sad loss, so shortly after his birthday, on November, 17, the staff at the bank gave Floyd an unbelievable surprise!

    When opened the box and out popped a puppy just like the one he had recently lost!

    When he asked who the puppy belonged to he was extremely surprised when they said she was his!

    When opened the box and out popped a puppy just like the one he had recently lost!

    The staff knew how sad Floyd was, so they decided to chip in and get him a new pup! Now, he and Precious, the name he chose for her, will get to spend the rest of their days together!

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  • Woman Rescues Baby Blue Jay And He Comes Back To Visit Her Every Day.

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    They say that when you do good things, the universe has a way of repaying you with the same kindness. Well, that's exactly what happened to Dina Theissen and her family. While Dina had a husband and daughter, the last thing they expected was to get a new addition to their nest. But it wasn't a second child that the Thiessen's welcomed, but rather a blue jay named Gracie. How they met was unexpected, and how they became a family was so heartwarming. And when life threw Dina a shocking curveball, Gracie was more than happy to help her out.

    Dina and daughter found a baby bird on one fateful morning that changed their lives forever.

    The blue jay was only a few days old and sitting at the bottom of a tree. But it was so young that they couldn't tell what kind of bird it was at the time. One thing was certain, they had to help the cute little guy out.

    The Thiessens named the bird Gracie, even though it was male, and decided to raise him.

    They gave him a place to stay, and eat. On the advice from a wildlife rescue service, Dina tried leaving Gracie where she'd found him to see if his mom would return, but she didn't. Since they knew that Gracie wouldn't survive alone, they took him in.

    The Thiessens named the bird Gracie, even though it was male, and decided to raise him.

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    For Dina, caring for Gracie was like becoming a mom all over again, and Gracie seemed pretty comfy.

    While the blue jay continued to bond with its human mommy and the rest of the family, Dina knew she had to teach him what it meant to become a bird. As he grew, she nurtured and taught him all about the natural environment.

    For Dina, caring for Gracie was like becoming a mom all over again, and Gracie seemed pretty comfy.

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    Dina had noticed how Gracie was becoming stronger and eager to learn about the world.

    She decided to help him learn what it was like to forage food for himself by hunting insects. Using her hands and her arms, she'd lift him up and lead him towards his potential food source. In the process, she became a mommy bird too.

    Dina had noticed how Gracie was becoming stronger and eager to learn about the world.

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    The Thiessens used their patio to raise Gracie, knowing full well that he'd one day return to the wild.

    Until he flew the proverbial coop, Gracie learned to hone in on his natural instincts and used his abilities to fly, search for food, and explore his surroundings. At first, it seemed like Gracie didn't really want to leave his human family behind.

    The Thiessens used their patio to raise Gracie, knowing full well that he'd one day return to the wild.

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    Gracie had become a full-fledged member of the Thiessen clan, and he wasn't ready to join his flock.

    He had his own way of bonding with everyone, not just Dina. He'd often talk, or in this case, peck, her husband's ear off. It almost seemed like he knew how to make every member of the family feel happier.

    Gracie had become a full-fledged member of the Thiessen clan, and he wasn't ready to join his flock.

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    He even used the dining table to eat, but there were no tables in the wild, where he'd go eventually.

    As much as the Thiessens loved Gracie, they knew it was time to part ways. So after a few tries, the beloved Blue Jay eventually took off into the real world. Then, the Thiessens received the worst news ever.

    He even used the dining table to eat, but there were no tables in the wild, where he'd go eventually.

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    Dina was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, which devastated her and the entire family.

    In the midst of such a horrible diagnosis, something wonderful happened. Gracie started paying the Thiessens a daily visit. Of course, he spent most of his time playing the role of a guardian angel to Dina, or at least pretending to be when he perched himself on her shoulder or back.

    Dina was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, which devastated her and the entire family.

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    Learning that she had developed cancer was difficult for Dina, but Gracie's presence was soothing.

    It felt to her as if Gracie empathized with what she was going through. Since Dina had been a surrogate mother to him, he felt that the least he could do was look after her while she recovered from chemotherapy.

    Learning that she had developed cancer was difficult for Dina, but Gracie's presence was soothing.

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    Gracie gave Dina and her entire family the strength and the courage to see them through this.

    According to Dina, Gracie always knew what she, her husband, and daughter needed to feel better when they were down. Thankfully, Gracie's visits gave them the morale boost they needed, and today, Dina is now cancer-free!

    Since Dina would have never gotten through this without Gracie, her husband, Ken had an idea. He wrote a book called "Gracie's Wild Adventures," which tells the tale of how Gracie came into the Thiessens lives and made everything better. But while you can't own Gracie, you can get your very own guardian angel, a TY Beanie Baby Blue Jay plush toy through Amazon.

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  • See What “The Biggest Loser” From 2008 Looks Like Now!

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    If you've ever felt like you needed something to motivate you to lose some weight and look healthier, then you're in luck. But it's not a health product. It's actually a young man by the name of Sam Rouen. Now let's go back to 2008 when the third series of Australia's "The Biggest Loser," introduced us to Sam. That's when we met a teen who had been struggling with his weight for most of his life. He wanted a change, and he fought very hard to achieve his goal. Now he's fighting something else, and you won't believe how different his life is today.

    When 19-year-old Sam Rouen first appeared on "The Biggest Loser," he weighed 154 kilos.

    He had his good days and bad days, but all in all, he just wanted to look and feel healthy once again in order to. If you'd told him that ten years later, he'd be taking his shirt off at the beach, he wouldn't have believed you.

    When 19-year-old Sam Rouen first appeared on "The Biggest Loser," he weighed 154 kilos.

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    Sam decided that the key to shedding off the excess body weight lied in the Australian reality show.

    "The Biggest Loser" saw contestants compete to lose as much body weight as possible. The one who lost the most had the best chance to win a cash prize. But the biggest prize came when he lost 71 kilos over the course of the series.

    At 29, Sam is a completely different man and he's taken to social media to share his story.

    Using his Facebook page, Sam shares how he accomplished a better life since his glory days on the reality TV series that literally changed his life for the better. And, as you can see, he's now a firefighter, who really needs to put out the fire in our hearts.

    Sam's tanned physique is so ripped that it's difficult to believe that he's the same plus-sized teen.

    Of course, it's not easy to avoid going unnoticed, and since he's a firefighter, it was only a matter of times before he started modeling for the New South Wales Firefighters Calendar. The calendar provides funding for research into childhood burns too. So, he not only looks good, but he has a heart too.

    Sam's tanned physique is so ripped that it's difficult to believe that he's the same plus-sized teen.

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    Sam wasn't sure if he wanted to share his story on Facebook for the whole world to read.

    On Facebook, he wrote, "Wasn't sure if I was going to do this post… however, ten years hey. What a time." But he lost 71 kilos, practically half his body weight. So, showing before-and-after pics like this one just seemed like a great way to celebrate his accomplishment.

    Sam admits that he was always plus-sized, even in his younger days before he went on the show.

    As a child, he struggled like most kids with being teased. This gave him a complex, which anyone would have when being bullied. But this allowed him to really go for a change by the time he was 19. It's safe to say that the "Biggest Loser" was a real game changer.

    Looking back at who Sam was, you can tell that he was emotionally ready for a huge change.

    The muscular man that Sam became was always lying dormant inside of his 19-year-old self. He probably never imagined that he'd wind up going from 154 kilos all the way down to 83 kilos in just 12 weeks on the show.

    Looking back at who Sam was, you can tell that he was emotionally ready for a huge change.

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    Here's Sam at 19, shortly before he went on the "The Biggest Loser," and he has a lot to be grateful for.

    One thing you always need in order to achieve a shocking transformation like this is emotional support, and Sam admits that he's been fortunate to have that from his family, who are pictured here, and are undoubtedly proud of him.

    Here's Sam at 19, shortly before he went on the "The Biggest Loser," and he has a lot to be grateful for.

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    Some people who leave the show tend to put the weight back on after a few months, but not Sam.

    Sam was motivated to stay fit, and that meant becoming a gym junkie. To keep his weight and health in check, he's led a healthy lifestyle, which includes running and working out with his brother. He even considers himself addicted to working out.

    Working out at the gym isn't the only thing that Sam has had to do in order to look amazing.

    He also had to give his diet a complete overhaul, and that included introducing leaner meat and more veggies into his diet. He also prepares his meals in advance, so he knows exactly what portions to eat to avoid going overboard.

    Sam knows that he has to work hard to continue to be a firefighter and to model for the calendar.

    Despite the huge change we all see on the outside, Sam admits that he's still a bit self-conscious about his appearance on the inside. In fact, he's very shy about taking his shirt off at the beach. But he sure could have fooled us with these photos.

    If there's one thing that we can get out of Sam's personal story is how perseverance can work wonders.

    We're sure that Sam's 19-year-old self would have never imagined himself modeling shirtless with a cute dog in his bare muscular arms. It just comes to show you what a lot of hard work and dedication can do for you when you set your mind to it.

    Sam has come a long way since his journey began ten years ago on a reality show about weight loss.

    Today, you can see how he's managed to turn his life around and fulfilled his dreams. He not only has a great job saving lives, and giving women heart palpitations on the firefighter calendar, but he also found love with his girlfriend Daniella Schot, who he's engaged to. May they live happily ever after.

    If you want to support this amazing man who lost it all, (and for very good reasons!) and the Australian Firefighters who risk their lives for the well being of many, check out it here.

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  • The Most Intelligent U.S. Presidents Ranked By IQ Score.

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    There are very few people that get the honorable title of President of the United States. Those that do become president have most likely focused the entirety of their life on that goal. Which means they did well in school, went to college, earned degrees, had successful careers, and eventually got into politics. What most of us don't realize is that some presidents dropped out of college and some didn't go at all! But does a lack of "proper" education mean that someone isn't intelligent enough to become president? You can see for yourself in this list we've composed of the presidents and their IQ's!

    #1. George W. Bush – IQ 124

    The media had an absolute field day when George W. Bush was president. Bush's goofy personality and his tendency to make verbal slip-ups was the perfect fuel for the media. However, contrary to popular belief, President Bush is certainly not the simple-minded fool that some Americans believe him to be. You may be surprised, but Bush’s IQ is actually well about the average college graduate.

    George W. Bush - IQ 124

    #2. Gerald Ford – IQ 127

    Gerald Ford was hitting the books, and tackling guys on the football field, long before he became the 38th president. Ford wasn’t only in the honor society at South High School, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, he was also an All-State football player.

    Gerald Ford - IQ 127

    #3. Herbert Hoover – IQ 129.77

    Herbert Hoover didn’t exactly have the best time as president. He had many ambitious programs, but unfortunately, they didn’t reach their potential during the Great Depression. Maybe if he was a bit smarter things would’ve gone differently.

    Herbert Hoover - IQ 129.77

    #4. Ronald Reagan – IQ 130

    Ronald Reagan served in office from 1981-1989 and was certainly a favorite of the Republicans. He wasn’t always a politician though. This highly intelligent man was a Hollywood actor before becoming president. He retired from the big screen to become one of the most unforgettable presidents in history.

    Ronald Reagan - IQ 130

    #5. George H.W. Bush – IQ 130.1

    George Bush, Jr. has been dubbed as one of the least intelligent presidents, however, George Bush Senior was responsible for launching successful military operations against Panama and Iraq. But thanks to the economic recession, his popularity was forever damaged.

    George H.W. Bush - IQ 130.1

    #6. William McKinley – IQ 130.2

    William McKinley once attended Allegheny College, but eventually dropped out. He later went on to earn a law degree at Albany Law School. Unfortunately, McKinley never finished his term because he was assassinated after only six months as president.

    William McKinley - IQ 130.2

    #7. James K. Polk – IQ 130.2

    James K. Polk is known as the "least known consequential president." After just one term, President Polk presided over the Mexican War and immensely expanded the size of the United States. Polk is also responsible for giving the finance system a drastic makeover.

    James K. Polk - IQ 130.2

    #8. Grove Cleveland – IQ 130.9

    Grover Cleveland was not a wealthy man, and because of that couldn’t attend college. But that didn’t stop him from being successful. Cleveland became a lawyer and is now known as a president famous for his honesty and work ethic.

    Grove Cleveland - IQ 130.9

    #9. Richard Nixon – IQ 131

    Richard Nixon will forever be known for his part in the Watergate Scandal. Nixon wasn’t always defending himself in court, though. He actually had a pretty impressive law degree from Duke University, which helped him out later in life. Nixon used his lawyer skills to help defend himself in court when he was impeached for obstruction of justice.

    Richard Nixon - IQ 131

    #10. Dwight D. Eisenhower – 131.9

    While President Eisenhower was serving his term he watched dozens of battles occur during the Civil Rights Movement. He is responsible for helping desegregate public schools and he also signed legislation to protect African-Americans' right to vote. Eisenhower didn’t just go to battle in the Civil Rights Movement, he was also a five-star general in the Army during World War II.

    Dwight D. Eisenhower - 131.9

    #11. Benjamin Harrison – IQ 132.2

    President Harrison graduated from Miami University with a degree in law. Before and after his presidency, Harrison had a very successful career as an attorney. He also spoke on the behalf of the Republic of Venezuela against the United Kingdom.

    Benjamin Harrison - IQ 132.2

    #12. George Washington – IQ 132.5

    The first President of the United States was George Washington. Surprisingly, he only had the education of an elementary school child, but he still became the first president of the free world.

    George Washington - IQ 132.5

    #13. Martin Van Buren – IQ 133.4

    Martin Van Buren never attended college, but he did begin reading about law at the age of 14. Just seven years later, he was entered into the bar.

    Martin Van Buren - IQ 133.4

    #14. Rutherford B. Hayes – IQ 133.9

    Rutherford B. Hayes was a graduate of Kenyon College and was a pretty intelligent man. Unfortunately, he had problems bringing the country back together after the Civil War.

    Rutherford B. Hayes - IQ 133.9

    #15. William Henry Harrison – IQ 133.9

    William Henry Harrison dropped out of Hampden-Sydney College. He gained his notoriety from his military career prior to becoming president. Sadly enough he died after only 32 days as president due to pneumonia.

    William Henry Harrison - IQ 133.9

    #16. Franklin Pierce – IQ 134.8

    Franklin Pierce was a graduate of Bowdoin College and had an absolutely brilliant mind. Unfortunately, regardless of his intelligence, he wasn't capable of dealing with the issue of slavery, which led to the outbreak of the Civil War.

    Franklin Pierce - IQ 134.8

    #17. Millard Fillmore – IQ 136

    Millard Fillmore is another president that never attended college. Regardless of that fact, he still helped to found the University of Buffalo.

    Millard Fillmore -  IQ 136

    #18. John Tyler – IQ 136.2

    John Tyler graduated from the College of William & Mary. Before his presidency, he had a successful political career. His term as president, however, was less than impressive.

    John Tyler - IQ 136.2

    #19. Franklin D. Roosevelt – IQ 139.6

    FDR was definitely one of the most influential leaders of this country. He can take the title as one of the few presidents who served 12 years! Like many other presidents, FDR went to Harvard and graduated with a history degree.

    Franklin D. Roosevelt - IQ 139.6

    #20. Abraham Lincoln – IQ 140

    Abraham Lincoln is known as the president who helped end slavery. Unlike most leaders, Lincoln was not an Ivy League school graduate. He actually never attended college, but that didn’t stop his desire to learn. He constantly exercised his mind and at a very young age actually patented a steamboat invention.

    Abraham Lincoln - IQ 140

    #21. James Madison – IQ 141.3

    James Madison graduated from Princeton University and has the prestigious title of “Father of the Constitution.” It’s pretty accurate to say that Madison was one of the most brilliant presidents.

    James Madison - IQ 141.3

    #22. Chester Arthur – IQ 141.5

    As a graduate of Union College, Chester Arthur is considered one of the most intelligent presidents. Regardless of intelligence, Arthur's term as president was pretty insignificant.

    Chester Arthur - IQ 141.5

    #23. James Garfield – IQ 141.5

    James Garfield was the salutatorian of his class at Williams College. It's even rumored that he could write Latin with one hand and Greek with the other!

    James Garfield - IQ 141.5

    #24. Theodore Roosevelt – IQ 142.3

    Theodore Roosevelt not only graduated from Harvard University, he is also responsible for publishing 35 books.

    Theodore Roosevelt - IQ 142.3

    #25. John Adams – IQ 142.5

    John Adams didn't start his political career as president. First, he was the vice president to George Washington. He was a college graduate from Harvard and had incredible negotiating skills that helped him avoid a war with France. Some people even believe that Adams had a higher IQ than Einstein himself!

    John Adams - IQ 142.5

    #26. Barack Obama – IQ 145

    President Obama will forever be known as the first African-American president. He is also one of the brightest graduates of Harvard Law School. After receiving an undergraduate degree from Columbia, he went on to graduate in the top 15% at Harvard. Infamous professor Laurence Tribe has stated Obama was one of the best students he ever had.

    Barack Obama - IQ 145

    #27. Jimmy Carter – IQ 145.1`

    In 2002, President Jimmy Carter was honored with receiving a Nobel Peace Prize for his contributions to human rights and civil service reform. He started his education at Georgia Tech, but completed it at the Naval Academy.

    Jimmy Carter - IQ 145.1`

    #28. Woodrow Wilson – IQ 145.1

    Woodrow Wilson has a Ph.D in political science and was president of Princeton University before he became president of the United States.

    Woodrow Wilson - IQ 145.1

    #29. Bill Clinton – IQ 148.8

    Before becoming the 42nd president, Bill Clinton was the governor of Arkansas. He is considered one of the smartest presidents, but that doesn't mean he had common sense. Which he clearly proved with the Lewinsky scandal.

    Bill Clinton - IQ 148.8

    #30. John F. Kennedy – IQ 150.7

    Kennedy is known as the youngest person ever to be elected as president, but he was one of the most intelligent. It's crazy to think about how America would've turned out if he wasn't assassinated.

    John F. Kennedy - IQ 150.7

    #31. Thomas Jefferson – IQ 153.8

    Thomas Jefferson was extraordinarily intelligent. After all, he authored the Declaration of Independence and was a true leader in the country's early development.

    Thomas Jefferson was unbelievably intelligent. He was the author of the Declaration of Independence and was truly a good leader in the early development of the United States.

    Thomas Jefferson - IQ 153.8

    #32. Donald Trump – IQ 156

    When Trump (center) was a teenager he attended the New York Military Academy. He later went to Fordham University. He eventually transferred to the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, since it was one of the few schools that offered studies in real estate.

    Donald Trump - IQ 156

    #33. John Quincy Adams – IQ 168.8

    Adams was responsible for ending the War of 1812. He aided in the negotiation of the Treaty of Ghent when he joined service under President Madison. Even though he only served as president for one term, he served in the House of Representatives for 18 years.

    John Quincy Adams - IQ 168.8

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  • Woman Shopping At Walmart Finds Card With Specific Instructions Inside.

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    Such A Kind Day

    Christmas is a time to give, not just receive. It's why we celebrate the birth of Jesus, who represents generosity across the globe. But a woman from North Carolina found that kindness isn't tied to a season, which is something she discovered from a stranger's gift which she found on a floor in Walmart.

    Such A Kind Day

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    In some countries, November 13 is known as World Kindness Day, which is a day where people do nice things and perform random acts of kindness. But this year, World Kindness Day kicked off a day early for Julia Stultz, a resident of North Carolina. She had no idea that a shopping trip to Walmart would lead to such a lovely experience.

    She Was Running Some Errands

    She Was Running Some Errands

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    Julia Stultz when to a local Walmart in Charlotte with her husband to buy some clothes. They were looking for winter clothes for their son, since the cold was approaching quickly. But the shopping experience at Walmart isn't always the best, particularly when it gets crowded and can't find the items you want. But on this fateful day, that didn't matter to Julia.

    It Was A Typical Shopping Day

    It Was A Typical Shopping Day

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    Stultz and her hubby went their separate way, since she was the one always picked their son's clothes, while he went off to look for other stuff. She walked towards the clothing section, while trying to figure out what her son's shirt size was, since he'd grown a lot over the summer. But when she looked through the racks of hoodies and jackets, she noticed something very odd.

    The Strange Thing On The Ground

    The Strange Thing On The Ground

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    Julia knelt down to get a closer look and noticed that it was a white envelope. At first, she assumed it was garbage, since this Walmart wasn't known for being the neatest in her neighborhood. But then she saw something written on the front of the envelope and curiosity told her to look. When she read what it said, she became more curious.

    "With Love, Amen"

    "With Love, Amen"

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    The handwritten note on the envelope said, "With Love, Amen." But there was no stamp, no sender or recipient on the envelope. Those three words made Julia realize this was more than junk mail that someone threw away while shopping. So, she turned the envelope over in the hopes of finding who it belonged to. But when she read the message written on the other side, Julia was dumbfounded.

    The Odd Instruction

    The Odd Instruction

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    On the top flap of the envelope, it read, "If this card has found you, open it. It's yours. God is continuously blessing you." Julia was really confused now. She looked around and thought of giving the envelope to a Walmart staff member. But her gut told her not to, so she opened the envelope to get a look inside, and hoped for the very best.

    A Light Prayer

    A Light Prayer

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    There was a card inside the envelope that said, "I'm praying for you today," with a photo of a lighthouse in the background. Julia appreciated prayers, especially since her family was of the Christian faith, so this letter soothed her. Besides, lighthouses are like a light in the darkness, guiding to help people sailing through rough waters. Whoever left this envelope had good intentions. But later she learned that they had totally different intentions.

    A Gift In Cash

    A Gift In Cash

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    When Julia opened the card, she was so shocked by the content that it almost fell. Tucked inside the card was a $100 bill. Julia was stunned. She looked around because she thought there was a hidden camera somewhere. But all she saw were shoppers going about their business. So, she decided to read the message written on the card itself, and it brought her to tears.

    Pay It Forward

    Pay It Forward

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    The rest of the message read, "May this gift buy you a little peace today. One day, please pay it forward. May the blessings of God be on you always." The card was signed, "your friend," so Julia didn't know if it was a man or a woman because the person never identified themselves. But she was so stunned that she went looking for her husband to share what she'd found and to convince herself that this actually happened.

    She Was Grateful To Her "Friend"

    She Was Grateful To Her "Friend"

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    Once Julia showed her husband the money and the card, they continued their shopping and then heading home, feeling happy. But Julia was overwhelmed with sadness when she realized she'd never get the chance to thank the "friend" who left her the money. Maybe it was no big deal to them, but Julia was very grateful. After some careful consideration, she chose to do something else instead.

    Sharing Is Caring

    Sharing Is Caring

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    Julia reached out to a local news station, Fox 46 via e-mail to tell them about how she found the envelope. She added that she planned to pay the kindness forward, and asked them to do the same too. The station did a segment the next day and even interviewed other shoppers at the Walmart Julia had been in about the incident. People felt uplifted and took a moment to reflect on how the world needed more kindness.

    Asking For Kindness

    Asking For Kindness

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    Walmart shopper Lama McLaughlin said, "I think people should be more kind to each other. I would say it’s not hard to do, but it’s uncommon nowadays." Other interviewed shoppers agreed, claiming that what happened to Julia was like something that only happened in movies, but rarely in real life. One shopper was so touched by the gesture that he decided to follow the same example.

    Inspired To Pay It Forward

    Inspired To Pay It Forward

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    Akili Omari was asked what he thought of Julia's experience and he replied, "I always said if I had a chance to pay it forward, I would absolutely do it." While he wasn't the one to find the card, he's considered paying it forward. "Maybe we should all consider doing one ourselves. I think I will." It looks like this trend has the potential to catch on, but in some places, fortunately, it has.

    The Initiative Of Kindness

    The Initiative Of Kindness

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    The California organization, SpreadKindness.org encourages people to incorporate kindness into their daily routine. One of their initiatives, called "Kindness Cards," is quite similar to the experience that Julia had. Essentially, they offer free cards that people use to perform acts of kindness and randomly pass them along to other people. But they also share the love in other ways.

    When Love Surprises People

    When Love Surprises People

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    One of the first things that SpreadKindness.org did was to pass out flowers in San Ramon's Central Park. They also handed out balloons and homemade cookies too. People were confused at first since they're not used to random acts of kindness. Group member Cherie Trocha-Milichichi said, "It’s not often that you are walking down the street and someone hands you a flower." Clearly, someone all the way in North Carolina shares the organization's kind vision.

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