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  • Let's face it — sitting in class for hours on end can become monotonous. But one student has come up with the coolest way to combat school-day boredom. Jody Steel, a 19-year-old college student at Emerson College in Boston, uses her leg as a canvas during class to sketch some pretty awesome and lifelike drawings. Check out some of Jody's pieces. There's one of Walter White, the main character in "Breaking Bad"; Radiohead singer Thom Yorke; actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt; the character Freddy Krueger from "A Nightmare on Elm Street"; "Game of Thrones" character Daenerys Targaryen; a sketch that looks like what is exposed by skin ripped open; and an elephant portrait.

    Jody's leggy pieces of art caught the attention of the Web after she posted them to Imgur.com So far, they have had more than 500,000 views. Each drawing takes about 45 to 60 minutes to complete — that's about the same amount of time it would take to ignore a lecture in Philosophy 101. But Jody says she's an A student and has

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  • We sometimes take for granted just how intuitive and helpful dogs can be. They serve as guides for the blind, search-and-rescue officers, and bomb detectors, but they are also fiercely loyal to their owners — no matter how young or old. That is evidenced in a recent YouTube video from Turkey, in which a cocker spaniel shows that it is more than just a playful pup.

    On the Kabak Koyu beach in southwestern Turkey, a woman is throwing a ball for the dog while her child crawls around in the sand. Small children are, of course, artful escapees, and suddenly the child is going full-bore straight at the ocean. The spaniel, dropping playtime immediately, races down to the surf and plops down in the sand between the child and the waves, drawing the family's attention just as the adventurous youngster is about to hit the water. One commenter wrote, "Face it. Dogs are better than humans." After seeing this video, it's hard to disagree.

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  • There are so many fans of "Harry Potter" out there that crowning a champion would be impossible. But honorable mention would have to go to JaysinOsterkamp, a wedding cinematographer in the Chicago area. He came up with a marriage proposal scavenger hunt that you might expect to find on the other side of Platform 9 3/4.

    Beginning with a surprise from one of Osterkamp's associates at home, Andrea Tyler began the hunt with an envelope, much like the one Harry received inviting him to Hogwarts in the first place. The letter within gave way to more clues, each leading to a different place.

    There was a custom-made video, and trips to such varied locations as the freezer, the DVD shelves, the library, a local restaurant, and even the mystical world of the UPS Store. The adventure culminates in a romantic meetup at the couple's favorite bar, where a hardcover "Potter" book yielded a ring inside. Let's hope they celebrated this truly magical gesture with some mugs of butterbeer.

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  • When an engaged couple calls off the wedding, it is usually a time of sadness and anger. But one family in Atlanta found a way to turn a terrible situation into a beautiful one. Carol and Willie Fowler's daughter Tamara was set to get married at the Villa Christina catering hall, when the wedding was called off just 40 days before the event. Initially the Fowlers were upset to hear that the lavish gathering they had planned and paid for was not going to happen. Then they had a genius and generous idea: They invited 200 of the city's homeless to feast on the four-course meal that would have been part of Tamara's wedding reception.

    The Fowler family called Elizabeth Omilami from the Hosea Feed the Hungry organization for her help in getting the group together. At first Omilami thought she was being pranked! Carol Fowler said that even daughter Tamara attended the event, adding, "She was also very delighted to see and know that others had an opportunity to enjoy something, rather than

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  • The workers at the Home Depot are known for being experts in painting, drilling, and hammering. Well, you can now add party planning to that list. Here's what happened.

    Five-year-old Joshua Hagerty, from Modesto, California, asked his mother for a birthday party at his favorite place, the Home Depot. Joshua suffers from multiple physical ailments, including heart and kidney problems, for which he has had 15 surgeries so far in his short lifetime. His mother, Jennifer, contacted the Home Depot to see if she could pick up workshop sets to have the Home Depot-themed party at her home.

    Store manager Kevin Baum called her back to say they would take it a step further. The employees threw Joshua a birthday party at their store, complete with balloons, Lego sets, goody bags, workshop kits, and even a hammer-shaped cake. Employees pitched in with their own money to fund the party and gifts to make Joshua's birthday dreams come true. At the end of the day, the grateful guest of honor said it

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