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Hero Highlight Wednesday | Making a Difference

Hero Highlight Wednesday

Today’s hero highlight video is a touching reflection on the many teachers across America, as well as the globe, who share their gift of teaching, caring and inspiring. Thank you to all the everyday heroes that work in the classrooms to help students succeed, grow and learn. Your passion is making a difference.

http://youtu.be/4jmulIzeY2M

Video by: Pennydio

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Hero Highlight Wednesday | A Winning Gesture!

Hero Highlight Wednesday

The World Series deciding game is tonight. It is the last MLB baseball game of the 2014 season an it is a tied series 3-3 Giants/Royals. In honor of this we share this weeks Hero Highlight video of a young boy whose heart is huge. He makes an effort to bring happiness to another young fan at the game and he learns what the power of kismet means. The announcers watching the whole incident from their booth give this young hero more than he could have ever anticipated. It proves that small gestures can have a super surprising impact.

http://youtu.be/QfF1m3-Dl_Q

Video by: ABC News

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Hero Highlight Wednesday | Triathlon Triumph

Hero Highlight Wednesday

Watch this weeks Hero Highlight Wednesday video to see some incredible everyday heroes make a huge difference in a courageous boys life.

US  Marines are known for their toughness, strength, endurance and their camaraderie. However, the group of Marines in this touching story are now known for their compassion, humanity and graciousness. This group of Marines, who were also running in the Sea Turtle Triathlon, did not hesitate to help Ben Baltz. Ben, an 11 year old cancer survivor, finish his triathlon race with pride and honor. Oorah!

Inspiration can be found in the smallest gestures.

http://youtu.be/-UQWh-xXlOs

Video by: geobeats

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Hero Highlight Wednesday |Neighbor, Friend, Doctor-Hero

Hero Highlight Wednesday

Kindness, random or not comes in many forms. This Hero Highlight Wednesday video is an inspirational story of recognizing a need and knowing how you can help. A new neighbor, friend, doctor took it upon himself  to make a difference in young boys life.Lincoln’s mom tells his touching story. Everyday heroes exist all around us, we just need to maybe look in the mirror to find one.

http://youtu.be/GkxNvrwzQ40

Video by: LiveOutward

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Hero Highlight Wednesday | Living The Dream!

Hero Highlight Wednesday

For young Mitchell Marcus, basketball is everything. This installment of Hero Highlight Wednesday is a remarkable story of  sportsmanship taken to the nth degree . This amazing story of two teams that come together in order for one player to have his glory in the spotlight is truly inspirational to watch.

http://youtu.be/hOqRBmYh-YQ?list=RDoeph_eX_pVw

Video by: BestVidsDaily

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Hero Highlight Wednesday | I Am A Nurse

Today’s Hero Highlight is for all the nurses who know that being in a nurse is about 90% a calling and only 10% a job. For all the hands they hold in good times and bad. For all the tears they wipe away and all the lives that they touch. Thank you for your caring, compassion and dedication, you are the essence of the meaning behind “Everyday Hero.”

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Video by: Academic Marketing

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Hero Highlight Wednesday | Smoke Jumpers

Hero Highlight Wednesday

Today’s Hero Highlight Wednesday is in honor of those who are the smoke jumpers, hot shots, hand crews, tanker pilots and the like. Firefighter’s run in while everyone else is running out! Thank you for your bravery!

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Video by: SIXNutrition

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Hero Highlight Wednesday | Teachers Touch the Lives of Many

Hero Highlight Wednesday

Autumn is right around the corner and school is back in session. This Hero Highlight Wednesday video is in appreciation of teachers. For all they do and for all the lives they make a difference in, thank you. Have a great 2014-2015 school year!

http://youtu.be/1wuSaNCIde4

Video by: nelsonchas

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What’s Your Style? | Part I

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Everything Old is New

Modern, rustic, retro and so many others; the history of furniture and the different types actually spans the history of the world. Some of us gravitate to the old traditional styles that originated mostly in Europe, while others like the sleek stylings of more modern furniture.

What you wear or sit on says more than you might imagine. Expressing yourself, whether with the fashion you wear,  or the choices you make with your home décor, is most definitely a reflection of your personality. Discover which furniture styles fit you and your home best.

Traditional 

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Simple and elegant are two words to describe this style. Traditional design style originates from furniture that came out of  Europe. The 18th-century English, 19th-century neoclassic French country are popular traditional styles. This classic style is characterized by symmetry which creates a tranquil and well-ordered décor. The fabric and textile designs are described as floral, stripped or plaid. Adding to the tranquility is the use of a muted to mid-tone color palette. 

Historical (or Period)

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This classification encompasses a variety of styles, such as Victorian, Art Nouveau, and Arts & Crafts. The decorative arts of the Victorian era led to a design style that used a grand excess of ornamentation within the design. During this period in history, symbols of status was at its height. Furniture history changed forever through the Victorian period. The demand to have a home laden with ostentatious furniture was a show of ones status among peers. The late Victorian era gave way to the Arts and Crafts and the Art Nouveau style. 

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Arts and Crafts

In the late 19th, early 20th century, the Arts and Crafts style began to be popular. Simplicity of form is reflective of the Arts and Crafts style. Showing how the furniture is put together adds to the natural look and appeal of this style. “Truth in Materials” is very important in Arts and Crafts design.

                        Musée de lEcole de Nancy

Art Nouveau 

Art Nouveau developed from the Arts and Crafts movement dating from around 1895 up to WWI. The furniture and design elements of the Art Nouveau style was an evolution of the Arts and Crafts movement. The differences in craftsmanship between the two styles is polar. Art Nouveau furniture put emphasis on fluid, undulating lines and shapes which produced the illusion of movement where there was none. Like Arts and Crafts, the Art Nouveau movement was inspired by nature’s organic forms. 

There is a wide variety of furniture styles. Over the next few weeks I will share the most popular designs, style features and history with you. If you have a great interior decorated home with a specific style, please share pictures and/or possibly why you like a particular style with us in the comments. 

Hero Highlight Wednesday | Kitty Rescue!

Hero Highlight Wednesday 

One last look through the house to be sure everyone is out and then…Watch how this fireman brings life back to a tiny kitty. 

This weeks Hero Highlight Wednesday  installment is completely adorable and shows why firemen are truly everyday heroes . 

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Video by: GoPro

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